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The Bristol Hotel

Orbitz.comUS$160*
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#67 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$165*
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Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 5 September 2013

After a long drive we arrived at The Bristol Hotel to a warm welcome by the valet staff, bellmen and front desk. The hotel is close to the highway exits which is very convenient, and located within walking distance to San Diego attractions. The property is well maintained and the room was beautifully decorated, spacious, clean and comfortable. Great beds!...

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

Dear Occasion 1234, Thank you for a great review! It is extremely rewarding to know that you were pleased with our clean and comfortable accommodations, friendly and courteous team members, complimentary wifi, and our convenient location, which is near the Gaslamp District, Convention Center, Petco Park and all of the local attractions. We look forward to having you again soon....

Bangalore
Reviewed 5 September 2013

The room we had was very comfortable. The bed and pillows were great to sink into after a long day, and the amenities in the room were good. The reception and other staff in the hotel were very efficient and friendly. This hotel is also located within walking distance of many of San Diego city's attractions, and is an easy...

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New York
Reviewed 3 September 2013

This was our second time at The Bristol and just as great as our first! This trendy boutique hotel continues to provide excellent customer service, comfortable lodging, and provide the downtown convenience to all that San Diego has to offer. We highly recommend staying here!

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

Dear ShopBread, The Bristol Team is pleased to read that you enjoyed your second stay with us! Thank you for acknowledging our excellent customer service, comfortable accommodations and central location in downtown San Diego. On behalf of the Bristol Team, thank you for staying with us and we look forward to your third visit! Kind Regards, Gregory T. Rizzi General...

New Jersey
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed at the Bristol Hotel over the Labor Day weekend and everything was terrific. The room was spacious and beautiful. Very comfortable and Housekeeping is excellent! The staff was friendly and helpful. There are many unique touches in the room, from a jar of candy to a floating floating flower and convenient outlets everywhere. The free Wifi was a...

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

Dear HMJSunrise, Thank you for your accolades! It is very rewarding to receive such a nice review. Thank you for acknowledging our unique touches, friendly staff, and great location- walking distance to the Gaslamp District, Horton Plaza for shopping, the convention center, and much more. I am also pleased to read that you found our housekeeping exceptional and enjoyed the...

Montclair, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 September 2013

We love San Diego and had not been back in years. A relative recommended the Bristol to us. She visited San Diego with her husband and two teenage boys two years ago and insisted that we consider it for our 4 day stay in San Diego this summer. A boutique hotel in the middle of downtown San Diego, the Bristol...

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

Dear Cantante53, Thank you for a great review! I am happy to read you were able to take advantage of our location- walking distance to all of the downtown San Diego points of interest, i.e. the Gaslamp and Little Italy areas for fine dining and nightlife, SeaPort Village and Horton Plaza for shopping, the waterfront, and more! I was extremely...

El Cerrito
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Great value for high quality lodging. Small quibbles; Couldn't get WiFi to work in my room, though it was fine in the lobby; Restaurant breakfast service shut down at 10:30 am, though signage indicated it was available until 11 am. Annoying, but not a deal breaker. Overall, a very good experience

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

Dear Richard W, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and I am pleased that you found the Bristol to be of good value. It is very unusual for the complimentary Wi-Fi to not work in a guest room and I will look into this immediately. Overall, I am very glad you enjoyed your stay and we...

Long Beach, California
Reviewed 28 August 2013

This hotel is so cool and modern right downtown in walking distance of everything!! They are dog friendly at no additional costs/fees which is awesome and very welcoming to pets. The place is so cool and retro modern. I would stay in a heartbeat again. While there are not dog park close there is a small park close that does...

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

Dear Itlchristine, Yes, we are a pet Friendly hotel and pets stay free! The park that you mentioned is just a few blocks away and there are grassy areas across from the hotel near the trolley stop. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed our modern downtown San Diego hotel, and were able to take advantage of our central...

Reviewed 27 August 2013

The Bristol staff was friendly and helpful from the time we arrived through our departure. We walked to PETCO field, Gaslamp district and the USS Midway all within 20 minutes. The room was comfortable, clean and quiet with an excellent shower which can be hard to find these days.

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

Dear PWBenoliel, I was so pleased to read your review - it made my day! I am glad to hear you enjoyed the Bristol Hotel’s ideal location, near all of the major downtown attractions such as Petco Park, the Gaslamp District, and the USS Midway Museum. I also appreciate your mention of our clean and quiet rooms. On behalf of...

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

Nice hotel right in the city center. Price quality ratio is just a little bit unbalanced but certainly is worth it if you need to stay here for no more than one night. Breakfast is not included but we'll served.

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Sintra, Lisboa, Portugal
Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

The room is really big!! One of the best hotels where I've been during my USA trip.. The reception staff was really helpful and nice. We went to the biggest zoo in the world which is in San Diego. It's close to the hotel.. The hotel is well located. At night on the parallel street you'll find a lot of...

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

Dear FilipadoO, Thank you for a great review. We appreciate your feedback and are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the convenient location of our hotel, which is close to all of the downtown attractions, including the San Diego Zoo, Petco Park, the Gaslamp and much more. There are also Bus and Trolley stops located directly outside the hotel! We...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
GreenLeadersSilver level
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Fitness Centre 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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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
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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
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Price Range: $239 - $405 (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:
#24 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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“Rooms on the upper levels are newly renovated and quiet.”
358danar, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the rear side on the upper levels may be quieter, but will not have the view.”
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“rooms facing Broadway extremely noisy.”
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“Higher floors would have better views”
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“ask to stay away from the large fan”
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