Was in town for seminar at Westin and it was sold out. Booked this for location and was extremely pleased. It was $90 cheaper than Westin's group rate and it is only about 300 yrds away. I booked the standard king room for 127/night. The room was in good shape and modern. There was a coffee pot with Seattle's best coffee. The soaps and bath products were natural and of good quality and replaced daily.
Room was clean with black marble countertops and good water pressure. the minibar was one where you could place your own stuff in it. Bar did happy hour daily with 1/2 off appetizers. The app I had was fantastic and Debbie in the bar was great. (bar closes at ten though)Check in with Derek was easy and they honored my request for quiet room by placing me on backside of hotel. Five pillows on king bed and bed was comfortable. One light had a built in ipod dock and speaker.
Elevators were quick and there was a bowl of green apples available at the desk for free. The hotel is across from the bus station but never felt unsafe or saw any issues. There are several nice hotels in this area and seemed policed quite well. High speed internet in room worked well and without issue. Also, there is an in room safe large enough for laptops.
The only thing missing was the lack of paper cups to take coffee to go when I was walking to the seminar. The rooms had glass coffee cups. However, when checking out, the clerk asked if there was any one recommendation I could make to improve their service. she actually wrote my suggestion and said it was a good one. She may have been making me feel good but the point was that this hotel seems to care about how to improve its service and actually asked the question.
The room could be a five star room but the hotel lacks the amenities of a five star hotel (concierge, spa, full business center) but doesn't have a five star price so all is good. There wasn't a pool and no business center but there are computers with printers in the lobby.
I was very happy with my stay and would definately stay here again.......especially at this price point as it is one of the best values around.
Other points. Hotel is at the (North?) edge of the gaslamp district and can be a little bit of a hike to petco or some of the places down towards Market. There is a Panera Bread, 7/11, wendys, Pizza Hut, sushi, quiznos within 1 block. Starbucks is about 2 blocks near the mall. There is valet parking and it was in the high 20's per night but was the standard for the area. Also...if going to seminar at Westin....would definately stay here versus Westin considering price and service.
- 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 - a Greystone 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
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