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510 Birthplace of Country Music Way, Bristol, VA 24201
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#1 of 17 hotels in Bristol
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In a city straddling two Southern states, the new Bristol Hotel does them both proud—offering up barrel-aged Tennessee whiskeys and Virginia regional fare against the scenic backdrop of the Appalachian Mountains. Here, in the birthplace of country music, past and present connect in a striking 1925 architectural landmark turned first-ever boutique hotel. Ready to welcome guests who believe that blurring the lines inspires the soul.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Breakfast available
Rooftop bar
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Petrina B wrote a review Apr. 10
Norfolk, Virginia1 contribution
5 Star for us. I think it’s important to take the time to write positive reviews. Very clean, extremely comfortable beds, great location, friendly staff, good food, fun rooftop bar. Great job! Dog friendly too which is very nice as well!!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Sf_winos wrote a review Jul. 2020
New York City, New York31 contributions39 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
We are New Yorker City couple on a road trip decided to upgrade from the usual roadside chain hotels and check out the Bristol, found an easy 5 minutes off the freeway yet tucked away in a cute historic town. What a gem: the sparkling room, the staff, the rooftop restaurant, the location, all top shelf! -Beautiful well appointed room, felt brand new. We had a Heritage Suite with nice sitting area, great shower, nice quiet AC, mini fridge, ice maker on the hall, and one of the most comfortable mattresses we’ve had in a hotel in a long time. Nice touches cool ceiling light/fan. Luxury Frette linens! -Only complaint and a very minor one is the Kurig coffeemaker in the room delivers pretty gross coffee for the overall quality of this place. There’s no lobby coffee offered (only in full restaurant) but that may have been a Covid limitation on service. -Outstanding Food: Normally we avoid hotel restaurants but the rooftop restaurant had just reopened during Covid and offered beautiful views and open air dining so we gave it a shot. OMG everything we ate was a home run: fried green tomatoes were simple and ultra-fresh, pork shank tender and succulent, trout was more deep fried than pan fried so a little heavier than expected but perfectly prepared. Great wine list and we were offered $5 per glass all night as a Wednesday special. The most kind and helpful server, thanks Brayden!! -Staff was friendly and efficient especially Cody at check in whose description of the restaurant was spot on. -Pet friendly, we usually don’t travel with our dog but did this time and she was welcomed with a cute pet bed and bowls already in the room. We really appreciated this policy. -Fantastic overall value. Warning the pet fee is very high at $75 but in the total picture including our dinner the Bristol experience was a great value ... honestly not much more than the terrible dorm room like chain places we visited along the rest of our road trip. What a special find this place is. Congrats to the designers and the owners for giving this cute town of Bristol such a boutique gem of luxury. We would recommend this to anyone in the area or passing through for the night.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Johnny Sword, Guest Services / Front Office at The Bristol Hotel
Responded Jul. 16, 2020
Thank you so much, Sf_winos! Our hotel is in the perfect location for travelers looking for something upscale from the norm but close to the interstate. We strive to provide an atmosphere that you can only find here at The Bristol Hotel. We enjoy taking the time to make sure our rooms are a pleasant surprise to our guests who are in need of a good nights sleep with our luxury room amenities. I would like to apologize for your experience with the Keurig in your room. We will make it a point to go through each Keurig to make sure all are dispensing clean water. Unfortunately, you are correct about the lobby coffee. We normally offer free coffee in the lobby to all of our guest but due to restrictions with Covid-19, we cannot offer that amenity at this time. I'm so glad that you got to dine with us, and thank you for taking a chance on us! We have put in a lot of effort to make sure our guests feel comfortable dining in an open space area at our Rooftop Bar, Lumac. Our Chefs really know how to go above and beyond on the food that comes out of our kitchen. Top it off with Brayden serving you and it's easy to see that you were delighted! Brayden and Cody will love reading these comments. Thank you for bringing your fury friend to stay with us, We understand that $75 may come as a surprise and we do our best to inform all of our guests of this fee and we put this money to good use. This fee goes into making sure we pamper our fury friends as much as possible with clean pet beds, luxury food and water bowls and a welcome treat package. We enjoy having pets in our facility and strive to make it the cleanest hotel that you or your pet has stayed in. We're so glad that you stopped by! Stepping out of the norm can sometimes lead to you to your new normal, that's what we hope to be the next time you're in Bristol! See you again, soon.
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Sherpa44764761548 wrote a review Apr. 3
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If the devil is in the details, TBH is slipping. Upscale hotel needs to pick it back up in order to stay relevant. Stayed in a 2 room suite for 3 night; an investment to get away for some much needed r&r. Great location and wonderful facility overall. Service and cleanliness need some immediate attention. At upscale price point, it come with an expectation of professionalism, cleanliness and attentive service. TBH needs to focus on shoring these areas up to regain their luster.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Sean Copley, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Sherpa44764761548, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. I am sorry we did not live up to your expectations, we will address your concerns and hope you give us another opportunity the next time your travels bring you thru Bristol.
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Kathryn R wrote a review Mar. 2021
Nashville, Tennessee10 contributions5 helpful votes
Clean room, I felt safe- but thin walls which effected my sleep, as neighbor was having a "good time." I was in the street and when anyone locks there car "beep beep" it was loud- thin glass? I don't notice this at other hotels when my room was near parking.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Sean Copley, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Kathryn R, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad to hear you found our property well cleaned. I am sorry to hear you could hear your neighbors during your stay. I do hope you give us another opportunity the next time your travels bring you back thru Bristol. Thanks.
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Jamie B wrote a review Mar. 2021
Forest, Virginia96 contributions50 helpful votes
Hubby and I stayed here on a brief getaway and loved it! Room was clean, spacious bathroom and really loved the turn table for the tv in the room! How cool! Staff was super nice, friendly and accommodating! We would return!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Johnny Sword, Guest Services / Front Office at The Bristol Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you, I5374RNjamieb! We're delighted to hear about your wonderful getaway. Come back and see us soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bristol Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Bristol Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Tri-Cities Escape Game (0.3 km), The Birthplace of Country Music Museum (0.04 km), and Benjamin Walls Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bristol Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Bristol Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bristol Hotel?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bristol Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blackbird Bakery, Eatz, and Burger Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Bristol Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is The Bristol Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Bristol.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Bristol Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Bristol Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Bristol Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bristol Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Downtown State Street (1.2 km) and Tennessee Ernie Ford House (1.3 km).