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The Bristol Hotel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed 4 nights at the Bristol and found it comfortable and close to numerous San Diego attractions. Light rail was easily accessible making trips to areas further away easy to get to and cost effective. Staff was friendly. The in-house lounge also serves decent food and drinks.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The valet worker/ bell desk worker and the front desk workers were extremely nice and helpful. The front desk staff always delivered whatever we would call down for and it was on a good time. The only downfall during my stay was that our bathtub was clogged and when we called to fix it, it took the maintenance worker almost... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a good central location, with spacious rooms and such helpful staff. On the pricy side, but nothing we didn't know on booking. And you are paying for the location... Plus!! Whatever we asked staff they did there best to fulfil or advise.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed two nights upon arrival from Australia. Very comfortable room to battle our jet lag, great central location and friendly staff. Parking was $32 a night but in line with the lots nearby. Quick, easy walk to Gaslamp and harbourside.

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

Dear Nicole, Thank you very much for your 4-star review! We know you had a very long day of travel to get here, and it's so great to know that you were comfortable in your room, and we are so happy you found our staff friendly and our downtown location to be convenient. We really appreciate your feedback, and hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely hotel in a good location for shops, bars and restaurants and the harbour. Staff were very friendly and helpful and our room met our expectations. We used the valet parking which was a good service

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

Dear Mrs. C: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate that you took the time to write this review, and we value your feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed our convenient, downtown location, and that your room met your expectations. I will be sure to pass along your kind comments to our valet staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel met all my expectations. It was well appointed with all our needs as a family. Very well situated near many points of interest, including Gaslamp, Petco Stadium, and Seaport Village. 4 of us shared a double room which featured nice furnishings and very comfortable beds. I especially loved their pillow!!! The entire staff was superb and very friendly.... More 

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

Dear Trish, We thank you for your recent stay and for your 5-star rating!! It's really wonderful to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our location was convenient and our guest rooms were comfortable for you. The best part was hearing that Housekeeping, Valet and our entire staff were helpful and friendly! I will be sure... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: Room size! Ice was cold A/C worked like a charm Front desk guy was nice for checkin Cons: Bar was insufficiently stocked; bartnder said they were closing down in a few weeks and they werent ordering anymore booze. Bed was...well...lets just say we left with back aches Hallway and bathroom smelled like mildew... Valet took 15 mins to greet... More 

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

Dear Stella, Thank you very much for your recent stay and for taking the time to provide your feedback to us. I want to apologize for the lack in service you exprienced in the bar. Although the restaurant will be closing at the end of the month, the bar will only be closed temporarily for refurbishment, and I am sorry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really liked this hotel. We didn't have a view and didn't care because the room was nicely decorated and the bed was very comfortable. The hotel is very classy and we liked the Bar too. This hotel is in a great location.

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

Thank you so much for your 5-star review!! We appreciate that you took the time to provide this review and are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your room, comfy bed and our downtown location. We sure hope you might consider returning again sometime soon; we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back again! Warmest regards, Debra... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I thought the Bristol Hotel was perfect for us. We had three adults and three children. The location was great. We were able to walk to Gaslamp District for food and entertainment. The hotel staff were all very nice.

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

We thank you for your recent stay and for your kind review! We love hearing that you found our staff to be nice and that our downtown location was convenient for you. We hope you and your family will consider returning to the Bristol again someday soon; we sure would love to welcome you all back again! Thank you and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel was good but the valet parking staff scratched my father's brand new truck, switched tickets and then blamed him for the scratch. The GM blew us off and pushed us to the insurance company of the parking lot! It was our sister's wedding and we had several family and friends stay at the hotel. It was all ruined... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • 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 )
  • Paid 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 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4890
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Price Range: $155 - $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:
#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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