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Bristol Hotel

#55 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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1055 First Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4890
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Huntington Beach
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even though the hotel appears is an older hotel, they did a great job refurbishing it. Decent size rooms, very clean, great food and drinks in bar, wonderful location near Gas Lamp District. But the best part was how nice all the associates were. very kind, pleasant and helpful. You'd be wise to stay here! John P.

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London, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent hotel perfectly situated on the edge of the Gaslamp Quarter Rooms are extremely spacious, very well appointed and with extremely comfortable beds My only minus comment concerned the air con in our room - impossible to turn off and difficult to regulate temperature - and the sound is akin to that you get when flying - so sleep not... More 

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bristolMGR, General Manager at Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and for taking the time to share your recent experience with other TripAdvisor travellers! I would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused by the air conditioner in your room. We are in the process of upgrading all of our in-room AC units right now, and I hope that once that is completed... More 

Dresden, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very spacious room at the end of the corridor. The room was really clean, had tea and coffee making facilities and even a distant view of the bay. The staff was helpful and friendly. It was our second stay in this hotel and I am pretty confident that we will choose it again if we happen to... More 

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bristolMGR, General Manager at Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gernereisender2001, We want to thank you for taking the time to provide this 5-star review! It was our pleasure to have you stay with us and we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your room and that our staff were helpful and friendly. We especially appreciate your continued patronage, and hope that you will continue to make... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Keeping in mind what it is, this place gets a well deserved five (5) stars. The Bristol is a boutique hotel, and a very good one at that. But adjust your expectations accordingly. Boutiques have smaller staff and resources than Über-fancy business hotels, which are much larger. I would say this feels like a family-run hotel but has the decor... More 

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bristolMGR, General Manager at Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mattalones, All of us here at the Bristol want to thank you for your lovely review, and for taking the time to provide such helpful comments and feedback. We truly hope to be your boutique hotel of choice when visiting San Diego, and it's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that our associates helped you throughout... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A home away from home. What a nice hotel right in the middle of downtown. Close to everything. When I first checked in- which was way ahead of most of the guests checking out, I was greeted by some very friendly staff. I was able to get directions to where I needed to be, my room was spotless and came... More 

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Deborah S, General Manager at Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michael, It is our pleasure to have you as our guest, and we are so pleased to hear that you are enjoying your stay with us! I hope you have a delicious dinner at First Avenue Bar & Grille. My favorite part of your review is hearing that you found our associates friendly; we want each and every guest... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Positives Fair price for the room Bed was great, large and comfortable Food in the restaurant was fine The location is good The Not So Great This is a VERY noisy hotel so you shouldn't expect to get a lot of sleep. Service was just average

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Deborah S, General Manager at Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kosta100, We thank you for taking the time to provide a review of your recent stay with us. We are so pleased to hear that you had a comfortable stay, enjoyed our restaurant and our downtown location, and felt you received a good value. Please accept my apologies for any noise that was disruptive during your stay with us.... More 

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178 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Checkin process was quick. The internet worked well in the room. The room was spacious and clean. Appreciate little things like a bath robe and slippers. Bed was comfortable. On the first evening I could hear the next door neighbours when they had visitors so that could have been disturbing if the noise had continued. But perhaps not many people... More 

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Deborah S, General Manager at Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear lemonloaf, Wow! Thank you very much for your 5-star review, and we truly appreciate that you took the time to share feedback regarding your recent stay with us. It's so great to hear that you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed your guest room! We sure hope we are your boutique hotel of choice should you return to San... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was clean and spacious. The colors were appealing. Good location to hang out downtown. I only have two complaints. 1: The bed was not comfortable. It was pretty hard. 2: Our view outside the window was a wall from the building across the way. A very tall, large, white/gray wall. Could not see the city. When you first... More 

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Deborah S, General Manager at Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nancey, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide this review! We are so happy to learn that you enjoyed your room and that our downtown location was convenient for you. I'm so sorry to hear that our beds were a bit too firm for you, and I apologize for the lack of a view from your... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone that worked in the hotel, was awesome and very accomodating! I have a bad reaction to down feathers and they made sure that the down comforter and pillows were replaced on my bed. They did this request immediately! I was impressed! They were all very helpful! The hotel is located in the heart of everything! Very convenient to get... More 

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Deborah S, General Manager at Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pamela, How wonderful to hear that you had such a great experience here at the Bristol Hotel! Comments and reviews such as yours just make our day! We truly appreciate your patronage, and hope to be welcoming you back again soon. Warmest regards, Debra Sanderlin, General Manager More 

Palm Springs, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great room, very clean, the staff was exceptional. The customer service was outstanding. The hotel is conveniently located near the theaters and other points of interest. We will definitely be staying at the Bristo again.

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Deborah S, General Manager at Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Traci, Our staff and managemet thank you for your 5-star review! We are so very pleased to learn that you had a good stay with us and that you found our staff to be exceptional; we truly strive to provide that "exceptional experience" to our guests, and we love hearing that you would return to the Bristol again! Warmest... More 

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