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The Bristol Hotel

#49 of 281 Hotels in San Diego
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel was approximately 5 blocks from the railroad crossing inbetween the San Diego convention center and the Marriott Marquis hotel. Our room was on the 7th floor of a 9 floor hotel. The room was extremely spacious. It had a king size bed, 2 nightstands, 2 comfy chairs with a small table in between, a desk area with chair,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the Bristol for Comic Con. The staff was just amazing! They all wore themed shirts for the con, were super friendly and helpful, and made our stay one of the best we've ever had in San Diego. Three cheers for the maintenance staff who quickly fixed an outlet that didn't work and showed us how to use... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 5 nights with a coworker while attending a conference. This was a nice boutique hotel. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The room and bathroom were on the smaller side, but it was clean and had everything we needed. The bed was comfortable. I requested a fridge and there wasn't one in the room, but it... More 

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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed as a couple and had a good experience at The Bristol Hotel. The employees were very friendly and helpful. They were able to accommodate an early check-in which was great. The hotel is centrally located in the downtown area and we were able to either walk or take a quick uber to everywhere we went. We stayed in a... More 

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

Dear Kristin, Thank you very much for your 4 star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our downtown location convenient as well. We hope you will consider another stay with us again sometime soon; we'd love to welcome you back! Warmest regards and safe travels, Debra Sanderlin, General Manager More 

Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rooms are quiet and on the small side but well appointed. European style with black carpeting and accents. Close to the gas lamp area and shopping and bars . Staff is nice. Rooms at the end of the hall have better views. A grata value for the money .

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bristol669, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, Thank you very much for your recent stay and for your 4-star review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the style of the Bristol, and that you found our location to be convenient and a good value. My favorite part of your review is that you found our staff to be nice; we strive to... More 

Benicia, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd like to praise the staff at the Bristol Hotel especially Robin Destiche of Laz parking for their prompt Valet service. The location was ideal. The wife and I were able to walk everywhere and the freeway access was very convenient. The room was clean and served our needs well.

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bristol669, Director of Sales at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the hotel. It is always great to hear that we continue to provide great service to our guest. We would be delighted to be your host again should you return to San Diego! Warm Regards, Elizabeth Fuller, Director of Sales More 

Orange, California, United States
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in San Diego for two nights, and my second night I booked The Bristol based on reviews. I was not disappointed. Small, boutique hotel. Very comfy beds and pillows. Complimentary bathrobes, slippers and ear plugs, which I didn't need. Best thing - the train station is a short walk and the bus to Balboa Park is literally across... More 

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Thank Jennifer R
bristol669, Director of Sales at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Jennifer, Thank you for your 5 star review! We are pleased to know you enjoyed your accommodations and you found the beds comfy. We would also like to thank you for the detailed description about our location and all it has to offer. We look forward to hosting you in the future! Warm Regards, Elizabeth Fuller, Director of Sales More 

Chino Valley, Arizona
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bristol is my favorite hotel when I am in town for a convention. It is comfortable and quiet. The hotel wifi is very good. The hotel is well maintained and the staff is very helpful. The hotel has a restaurant that has well-priced meals. It is a 5 block walk to the San Diego Convention Center and there are... More 

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bristol669, Director of Sales at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of the hotel! We are glad that you have found our location and our staff helpful while in town for your convention. We strive to continue to maintained a beautiful product and look forward to hosting you again! Warm Regards, Elizabeth Fuller, Director of Sales More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plumbing issues with tub... Wouldn't drain properly. Bed okay and cleanliness pretty good, bathroom could have been cleaner. Water damage showing around the tub. For the price, thought it would be better. The decorations were nice in the room and throughout the hotel. Front desk staff were friendly.

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bristol669, Director of Sales at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Please accept my sincere apologies for the challenges you encountered during your stay. We are continuously making upgrades and changes to the property. We will take your feedback to heart in making some additional changes. We are happy to hear that the staff did a good job taking care of you during your stay. Warm Regards, Elizabeth Fuller, Director of... More 

Caracas
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very good experience, the hotel was very nice, the rooms were super spacious and comfortable, breakfast was very welcome and the service was super nice. It would definitely go back. I thought the location was great too.

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bristol669, Director of Sales at The Bristol Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Rosa, Thank you for your 5 star review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Warm Regards, Elizabeth, Director of Sales More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 First Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4890
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Price Range: $152 - $239 (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:
#14 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#20 Green Hotel in San Diego
#27 Business Hotel in San Diego
#42 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#54 Family Hotel in San Diego
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