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The Bristol Hotel

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Brisbane
Reviewed 18 June 2013 via mobile

stayed here in june to enjoy the magnificent city of san diego and the location is just awesome. check in was a breeze and the valet parking guy was a good laugh. I liked the fact they don't try to stick you on over priced parking - 25 bucks a night is reasonable. when booking this place you need to...

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

Dear travellerkk_bhe, Thank you for your review of the Bristol Hotel! The Bristol Hotel is an older hotel, yet very refined with modern day features. We are truly a Boutique Hotel and guests love our room décor. San Diego is indeed a beautiful city and the Bristol is located in the perfect location to enjoy the sights and sounds of...

Tainan, Taiwan
Reviewed 16 June 2013

We stayed “The Bristol Hotel” for 3 nights from 3th June to 6th June. This hotel was very great due to the great location and friendly service. I can’t believe that I can stay this 4-star level hotel with cheaper price. I booked one room "Superior Two Doubles Room" for myself and my two friends (3 persons). The bed was...

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

Dear Jkshjy, Thank you for a great review and for staying at the Bristol Hotel. I will be sure to share your comments with our team. The Bristol Hotel has great rooms that are very nicely appointed and extremely clean. We offer very reasonable room rates and plenty of discounts. As you mentioned, our location is perfect for exploring the...

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed 14 June 2013

We just returned from a 3-night stay at the Bristol Hotel, and it exceeded our expectations in every category. I chose this hotel for 3 reasons: good reviews it receives here as well as other travel sites, very reasonable pricing, and central location. With the current special for multiple nights stay, I found the best price by booking directly with...

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San Diego, California, United States
Reviewed 10 June 2013

I have lived downtown for years and always overlooked The Bristol because of the street corner it was on. But not any longer! This hidden downtown gem boasts a friendly and accommodating staff, immaculate rooms with charm and all the conveniences of home as well as a welcoming lobby with valet service. If you pick up a room package you...

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

Dear Phil, Thank you for a terrific review and for acknowledging our fine hotel and staff members. We work very hard at providing great accommodations, exceptional service, and delicious food and beverage. We also strive to give our guests the best value and a memorable visit, which appears to have been your experience at the Bristol Hotel. Jeff, is the...

calif.
Reviewed 10 June 2013

Again I am a bit picky about amenities in hotels. I picked this location because they allow pets with no service fee and they had a package deal to the SD Zoo. CON: I didn't realize until I got to the hotel that there was no gym, I don't know why assumed there would be. The restaurant hours were a...

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

Dear Keshme, Thank you for staying at the Bristol Hotel and for taking advantage of our Pet Friendly policy! We also hope you enjoyed the San Diego Zoo during your stay. Our hotel offers many amenities which include valet parking, lobby business center, complimentary Wi-Fi through-out the hotel, the First Avenue Bar and Grille, and a Fitness Room, all for...

Reviewed 9 June 2013

We booked online based on reviews. We took advantage of the "72 hour deal" promo so we put through our request in advance for higher floor, quiet location, non- smoking room etc. the price was very reasonable. We were greeted by friendly staff upon arrival and to our satisfaction we got all our requests. The hotel atmosphere was cozy. The...

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

Dear Elvira D, I just loved reading your comments and they brought a smile to my face. We are glad you were able to visit our website for a special deal! Our professionally trained staff, genuinely likes to spoil all of our guests and specific room assignments is just one example of the care that they use to try to...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 8 June 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in May 2013. The staff was very friendly and our check-in process was very quick. The room was very clean and updated, nicely decorated. We were a little worried that it would have some of the negative qualities of an older hotel, but it did not at all. They are pet-friendly and our dog...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 7 June 2013

clean room, trolley is kind of noisy, the fitness center is very small, some of the equipment was broken and un usable, friendly bartender, the restaurant on site (first grill) was very good. friendly staff

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

Dear Dave S., Thank you for your observations, they are greatly appreciated. Like every large urban city, San Diego has the similar sights and sounds and occasionally you will hear them from the hotel. Our Fitness gym, although small, provides the necessary equipment for a great workout and the equipment you mentioned has been repaired. I am very pleased to...

Thousand Oaks, California
Reviewed 5 June 2013

We had a wedding to attend at Hotel del Coronado, but we could not afford to stay there. I found a deal at Sniqueaway for 2 nights at the Bristol Hotel for less than the price of one night at Hotel del Coronado. This hotel has a good location near the Embarcadero and Gaslamp district. Plenty of restaurants around. Hotel...

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

Dear Eriki2001, We are so glad that you were able to enjoy a special promotion as we are always encouraging guests to take advantage of the great value the Bristol offers! Our location is perfect for business and pleasure and we are near all of the sights and sounds of downtown San Diego. As you had mentioned, we are extremely...

Reviewed 5 June 2013

This hotel was really nice. First of all, it was easy to find it. With the car, everything was close! It's like the Bristol Hotel was in the center! The lobby is big and beautiful, very fancy with a piano in the middle of the room. The room was big and clean. I really liked the colors, especially in the...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
GreenLeadersSilver level
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre 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
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Price Range: $237 - $412 (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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