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The Bristol Hotel

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Branchville, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our room was nice and clean. Some of the staff was very friendly and helpful. We did have an issue with the tablet used for services and food ordering. We ordered food through the app, only to have it cancelled an hour later by a local restaurant. We ordered again and after another hour, it was cancelled again. After a...

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

Thank you very much for your 4-star review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your guest room, our location and that you found our staff friendly and helpful. Please accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused from the tasks you mentioned not having being completed as the tablet indicated; we appreciate you letting us know and we will...

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for business travel and was treated well. Hotel is set back 1 buikding from Broadway and remkvec from most of the hustle and bustle. Room was comfortable, no fridge, which I actually prefer, because they are typically noisy. Outside noise was tolerable, trolly stop nearby added some frequent honks. Beds were comfy and room was clean. Not the...

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

Thank you very much for your 4-star review! We appreciate your feedback, and are so happy to know that you enjoyed a comfortable stay and that you had a chance to try out our new, in-room tablets. We hope you will be planning your next stay with us again sometime soon; we can't wait to welcome you back! Warmest regards,...

Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you plan on staying in San Diego and need to be somewhere in the morning at a particular time, you might want to consider another hotel or, at least, plan to wait about half an hour for your car to be brought up from valet parking. My mother, two aunts, two uncles and I stayed here one night before...

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

Please accept our sincere apologies for the delayed car retrieval by our valet attendant during your stay with us last September. We do experience times where it can be a challenge to ensure cars are brought up quickly for our guests, and we understand your frustration with the long wait. We have installed guest room tablets in each and every...

Toronto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the Bristol Hotel for two nights on a business trip. The hotel was lovely, and I was lucky enough to be given the model suite for their upcoming room changes. (My colleagues who were in the "regular" rooms had no complaints, but were a little jealous of my bright yellow door.) The room was well appointed...

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

Dear J V, Thank you so much for your recent stay, and for your 4-star review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you experienced good service by our team. It's great that you got to stay in our model room! Please let your friends know that soon we will have more...

Beverly Hills, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The overall experience was really good. This hotel is just a hidden gem with this location. I highly recommend it for out of city guests or as a staycation in the heart of San Diego downtown with everything great within walking distance. Very spacious and quite room (with no view, bay windows into the courtyard). Nice robe and slippers in...

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

Thank you very much for your review! We sure are happy to hear that you enjoyed your guest room and had a really good experience during your recent stay with us. The best part was hearing that you found the service to be excellent, and we are thrilled to know you will keep us in mind for another stay! We...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in the Bristol Hotel for 9 nights while attending conferences in the Westgate Hotel nearby. The price and the mostly positive reviews convinced me to pick this hotel. I did find the location convenient, the rooms large and clean, and the staff friendly. I did not hear any construction noise as one reviewer cautioned. As another reviewer had...

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

Thank you so much for your recent stay, and for taking the time to provide this review. We are so pleased to know that you found our location convenient, and that you were comfortable during your stay with us. We have started a wonderful refurbishment of each and every guest room, and we will have an exciting new look soon;...

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed January 14, 2017

The hotel has very friendly staff, good price, and the decor is very nice in the room. good location. The parts that the maids clean--is clear. Tub, sink etc, But the walls and grout on floor in bathroom is NOT CLEAN. really takes a way from the place to be in a bathroom with dirty walls. The ceiling is weird...

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

Thank you so much for your recent stay and for taking the time to provide this review and feedback. We are so happy to hear that our staff were friendly, that you enjoyed your room, and that you felt it was a good value. Please accept my apologies for a less than perfect room; we try to ensure all rooms...

Vancouver BC
Reviewed January 7, 2017

Hotel was older but very clean.Good location very close to the gaslamp district which we walked to a lot.Transit is also good.The trolley is just around the corner.Many fabulous restaurants and pubs close by in the gaslamp district.The only bad thing was that our room faced a cement wall with a huge intake fan for the next building so we...

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

Thank you very much for your recent stay, and for taking the time to provide this review. We are so pleased to hear that you found your room to be clean and our location to be convenient for you during your stay with us. Please accept my sincere apologies for any disturbance you experienced from the next building, and also...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Hotel was very clean, good customer service. Very friendly staff, Only complaint is they are currently renovating and started construction at 8AM Would definitely stay here again ! Walking distance to Gaslamp and to train station!

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

Dear Kim, Thank you very much for your recent stay and for taking the time to provide this review! We are so happy to know you enjoyed your overall stay with us. And my favorite part of your review was hearing that our staff were friendly, the hotel clean, and that you experienced good customer service from our team associates....

Houston, Texas
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Pro's: - Friendly , welcoming staff. Honestly, everyone we came across was lovely and kind. If I were hotel management, I would be very proud of the staff representing the hotel. -Location. It's a 15 minute walk from the bustling seaport and attractions like the port restaurants, USS Midway museum and Coronado ferry. It's also located right on the green...

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

Dear Steph, Thank you so much for selecting the Bristol for your recent stay, and also for taking the time to provide this 4-star review! We really appreciate all of your feedback and advice, which our future guests will find most helpful as well. We are very excited about our guest room rejuvenation, and we are sorry for any noise...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about The Bristol Hotel

Address: 1055 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4890
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Price Range: $166 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Bristol Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 102
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Also Known As:
Bristol San Diego
Hotel Style:
#22 Green Hotel in San Diego
#27 Business Hotel in San Diego
#42 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#53 Family Hotel in San Diego
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Ask to be away from renovations. If you have a car, ask”
 of 5 bubbles RTDRTDRTD, 5 days ago | Read review
“Higher floors if street noise bothers you.”
 of 5 bubbles stephr904, Dec 28, 2016 | Read review
“Ask to be placed away from the renovations”
 of 5 bubbles NetDiva, Dec 28, 2016 | Read review
“our room faced First Avenue but it was quiet”
 of 5 bubbles papet1720, Dec 12, 2016 | Read review
“Marisol and Jasmine were great as was everyone that served us there! Even the maids were great!”
 of 5 bubbles LaJollaWineTours, Nov 16, 2016 | Read review
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