I was leery as I always am booking a hotel online site unseen. Hotels always make the place look fab online and when you get there it just looks drab. I have had some pretty bad experiences with that. I must say though I was really impressed with this hotel. It was everything good people had to say about it and more.
First of all the location is fantastic, close to a shopping mall, Gas-lamp District, restaurants and it's only a few minutes drive to a ton of freeways that can take you anywhere in the city you may need to go.
The hotel its self is very clean and modern. It looks just like the website says it does. We stayed on the street side which I saw some people complain that it was super noisy. I didn't notice much noise at all on that side, but the back side is very quiet and the desk staff will ask which side you prefer when checking in. There was free internet in the room that worked perfectly. If you stay longer than three days you need to get a new code to access the internet as the codes run out after the three day mark, but just ask at the front desk and they will give you another one.
Because it's downtown and people work down there parking is at a premium. They have full valet parking with is $26 bucks a night, you can come and go all day for the price. We actually got a half price discount on parking for driving a hybrid so we only paid $13 a day. All hotels down and around that area of San Diego charge for parking though and it's usually more.
All of the staff were fantastic. They made us feel welcome and were very friendly and helpful. We asked about places to eat near by and the guy at the from desk gave us coupons for some discounts.
Price wise you can't beat this place. I searched every hotel in this area and you will not find a better deal for what you get than the Bristol. I can not say enough good things about this hotel. I am heading back to San Diego in May and won't even consider staying anywhere else. It suited everything I was looking for perfectly. Location, quality, service and price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bristol Hotel, a premier boutique hotel in downtown San Diego, offers extreme comfort and friendly service whether your travel is for business or leisure. The Bristol Hotel is a fresh take on modern style - our sophisticated atmosphere awaits you in our contemporary lobby and throughout our eclectically styled San Diego hotel rooms. This modern flair continues throughout the lounge and banquet facilities and is sure to be a perfect choice for business, leisure, group functions, meetings and special events. This downtown hotel’s superb location is within blocks of the Gaslamp Quarter, fine dining, world-class shopping at Horton Plaza, the Cruise Ship Terminal, the Convention Center, Petco Park, Theatre District, East Village, Little Italy, San Diego Concourse and the San Diego Bay. This pet-friendly San Diego hotel is only a short drive to any of the many sunny beaches, the San Diego Zoo, and SeaWorld. The Bristol Hotel is one of only seven hotels in San Diego to receive the Green Eco-Leaf Rating and is also a certified member of the California Green Lodging Program. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bristol San Diego