The bathroom tub drain leaked. The tub was tiny. The refrigerator was noisy and woke me up during the night. The electronic key needed to be inserted and removed a number of times before it registered and opened the door. When we checked out, the manager didn't even ask how our stay was.
I can't stand soulless chain hotels and was excited to find The Bristol. This is a really fun, cheerful and quirky hotel with chandeliers, fun statues, and a piece of the Berlin Wall tucked away in on the second floor lounge room. Parking is secure. Rooms are clean and bathrooms are spacious. Staff are super friendly. Loved all the funky paintings
We are a family of four with 2 teenagers. After finishing 2 days driving PCH from Los Angeles, we were looking to stay in the San Jose area for the night before heading up to Stanford and San Francisco the next day. I am very glad that we found this place. The hotel really does look as beautiful as the picture. We got an upgrade to a larger room. The room is huge, the bathroom has 2 sinks, the toilet has a separate door, and the floor, wall tile, and counter are all made of marble. It's not easy to maintain marble bath. But it is well maintained. There is free parking and complimentary breakfast. This hotel could easily charge a lot more. But the price is very reasonable. This is a great value.
Beautiful hotel near San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos and Cupertino and a great value! This hotel was beautifully up to date and well maintained with comfortable beds, nice bathroom and shower, clean and quiet. They offered hand sanitizer in the hallway, continental breakfast (much of it individually packaged in plastic which I wish they would switch to more eco friendly). It’s in a residential area which help keep it quiet but not much within walking distance. We walked to Pruneyard which took about 40min. All in all my family and I enjoyed our stay here. We travel often to this area and this is my favorite hotel in the area!
We stayed at the Bristol for a week in May.This was one of the nicest hotels we've ever stayed in. From the moment we walked in after a long, trans-Atlantic flight, we felt welcomed by the warm, friendly, and accomodating staff. We loved the hotel's decor, and were bowled over by our beautiful, spacious room.We would definitely stay there again the next time we come to San Jose. Highly recommended.
Just finished a 2 night stay at the Bristol. The hotel was clean, quiet and in a perfect location for our needs. I felt safe and secure at all times and the staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel has an old world charm and the room was very spacious as was the bathroom. I would definitely stay at this hotel again and recommend it it whole heartedly.
I love this little property. The staff is friendly, the rooms are spacious and comfortable. My only complaint is pretty ridiculous to complain about but the lightbulbs they use throughout the property give off an awful, cold temp and industrial feel. They’ve taken such care in the style and decor but then they light it with horribly cold temp LED bulbs. There are warmer LED lights that are just as energy efficient (yay energy efficiency!). The owners clearly value what their property looks like. I hope they eventually change the lights to something that highlights their wonderful design choices instead of distracting from them.
This hotel is great. I stayed here for one night and let me tell you… the outside of the hotel looks like it would be a Credit Union with little personality that fits within the sterile street it is on, however inside the property you feel like you are in a historic, east coast hotel. The staff were all fairly enjoyable. As pleasant and professional as one would expect. The hotel is full of beautiful chandeliers, old style decorations and just a fascinating place to walk around. My room was very large, the bed super comfortable. The bathroom large with his/hers sinks and nice amenities. The hotel is maintained fairly well. Some areas of the hotel are showing their age, but nothing bad. The room had pour over coffee, which for a hotel was interesting. Breakfast was a bit interesting. The options were not spectacular, but I never really care what a hotel offers because I am just looking for a light morning snack to hold me over. yes, I will certainly stay here again.…
Overall, I had a great experience. The Front Desk staff was incredibly helpful, and the amenities were great. The room was wonderful, clean and has a fantastic old time charm. Great job Bristol Hotel Team 👍👍
Usually travelers will find this kind of property in the East or Midwest. Brick exterior, Federalist period furniture, British portraits and classical statuary. Add marble floors and bathrooms, and classic wallpaper, with chandelier lighting fixtures and you have something unusual in California. We enjoyed it but this is a "boutique" hotel and is not at all full service. There are no doormen, room service, work out facilities, restaurant, or pool, sauna or jacuzzi. But you are also not paying for those amenities. The "free" breakfast is a bit quirky. While the choices are ample, the $25 Magic Chef microwave has an unreadable mechanical timer. There is no toaster or toaster oven for the English muffins. Plus the start time for breakfast is 8 A.M., hardly business person friendly. Plus, no coffee until then. The coffee service in the rooms is unique and kind of a bad joke. You have to heat water, then pour it over a single serve, you open it, coffee pod that straddles the cup. Come on man, you could charge +$10/night if the rooms had Kuerigs. The hotel staff is very friendly and housekeeping is borderline exceptional. The property exterior is immaculate. One note: do not get a room the faces Bascom Avenue. The road noise is a bit excessive.…