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The Bristol Hotel

1055 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4890
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  • 3 star hotel
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Reviewed 6 August 2013
Great location
Great Great Location!! Walking distance to 4th, 5th and 6th... more
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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Great Great Location!! Walking distance to 4th, 5th and 6th avenue where you will find great restaurants and bars.We ate twice on the 5th avenue. It's also walking distance to the Seaport village. We took the trolley tour and it was a great way to visit San Diego. There is a stop next to the Bristol Hotel. The room was...

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

Dear Nadia M, Thank you for a very nice review! I am so glad you were able to take advantage of our convenient location to all of the downtown San Diego attractions, including the Gaslamp for restaurants. I appreciate you mentioning our clean, spacious rooms and the trolley tour, which is a favorite of many visitors to San Diego. On...

Edinburgh, Scotland
Reviewed 6 August 2013

This hotel is only a 5 minute walk from Horton Plaza (the main shopping mall) and the hub of bars and restaurants. It is a 10-15 minute walk to the waterfront. Check-in was efficient, if a little unfriendly, and the rooms are nicely decorated. The fixed shower head was very low but otherwise the bathroom was fine. San Diego is...

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

Dear gftimes2, Thank you for your review of your stay at the Bristol Hotel. I am pleased to read that you found our hotel to be a good value and that our central, downtown San Diego location was convenient for you. I hope you were successful at Horton Plaza! On behalf of the Bristol Team, thank you for staying with...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Stayed in room 808...view of the water. Comfortable room....good water pressure though bathroom was a bit dated. Safe in closet, and ample room for clothes. Room was at end of hall, it was quiet. Parking (valet) is 1/2 price if you drive a hybrid.

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

Dear Lei77lei77, Thank you for acknowledging that you enjoyed your stay in room 808! It is quiet and spacious, nicely appointed with many amenities and has great views of the San Diego skyline and bay. As you pointed out, the Bristol Hotel offers value and we accomplish this is by offering our guests a 50% discount on Hybrid Vehicle valet...

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 4 August 2013

We stayed at the Bristol for this years Comic-Con. We had no idea what to expect when arriving at Bristol and were so pleasantly surprised. The lobby is lovely and the staff were friendly. The rooms were beautifully decorated and had nice touches like make-up wipes and a lolly jar. When checking in we were informed that their restaurant has...

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

Dear Siobhan G, We were pleased to read your comments concerning your stay during Comic-Con and that you had an enjoyable stay. The Bristol Hotel is a small, boutique hotel located near the Gas lamp District, Horton Plaza and Seaport Village, Pepco Park, the USS Midway Museum and several music and theatrical venues. Our guest rooms are reasonably priced and...

Broadbeach, Australia
Reviewed 1 August 2013

From the moment we entered the beautiful lobby, we were greeted by the very friendly staff, and given some very helpful tips and advice on places to see in San Diego. Our room was gorgeous, so clean and very well fitted out, and so spacious! I honestly can't fault a single thing about this place, everything really was fantastic. With...

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

Dear AnnaFrances86, Thank you for a great review!! I sincerely appreciate your accolades, especially when you had taken time out of your busy day to acknowledge our efforts and express your feelings about your “perfect” stay. The Bristol is an excellent Boutique Hotel located in the heart of downtown San Diego, located within walking distance to the Gaslamp District, Petco...

Corona, California, United States
Reviewed 29 July 2013

You can't beat the value of this hotel and it's location in Downtown San Diego. Decorated perfectly and an excellent staff. No complaints other than the cost of parking ($26) but that is price of staying at a hotel in the city. Highly recommended, business or pleasure.

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

Dear Nick C, Thank you for your review of the Bristol Hotel! We are all about value and appreciate your acknowledgement of our parking prices which are about $5-$10 less that our competing hotels and hybrid cars get 50% off. We also appreciate your mention our can’t-be-beat location in downtown San Diego. On behalf of the Bristol Team, thank you...

Reviewed 28 July 2013

A rare gem! I love this place because the location is perfect. Easy walk to gas lamp and key downtown area. This is now my must stay place whenever I am in San Diego. The staff did an amazing job making my group of friends feel welcome and valued. The place is a wonderful place.

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

Dear Ramon A, The Bristol Hotel does have the perfect location, thank you for your acknowledgment! We are walking distance to the Gaslamp District, the convention center, Petco Park, the USS Midway Museum and much more. Our staff has a genuine warmth and concern for all of guests and they make sure that our guests are comfortable and have an...

Hacienda Heights, California
Reviewed 27 July 2013

1st time staying in downtown SD. Great location, walking distance to everything. We didn't use the car all weekend! Hotel is beautifully decorated and the rooms were very comfortable. The bath robes were an added bonus. we wished the lounge stayed open later. we went downstairs at 10 and it was closed. the 26 dollar valet parking seemed expensive but...

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

Dear actorres13, Thank you for a great review and for staying at the Bristol Hotel! I am so glad that you were able to enjoy the sights of downtown San Diego by foot due to our central location and that you enjoyed our comfortable rooms and bathrobes! Once again, on behalf of the Bristol Team, thank you for selecting the...

Lancaster, California
Reviewed 26 July 2013

I was so impressed with this hotel. The staff were so accommodating and the service was fantastic.The hotel is at the edge of the Gaslamp, so be prepared to take a taxi to 5th street if you want to go to dinner or see a show. .The room was big and spacious and the bed was so comfortable. The room...

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

Dear JennLou, I am so glad that you were impressed with our hotel! The Bristol Hotel is a 4 block walk to the “heart” of the Gaslamp District and I am happy to read that you were able to take advantage of our proximity to the exciting nightlife of downtown San Diego. I am also pleased to hear you enjoyed...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 24 July 2013

A great boutique hotel in central San Diego... 8 blocks from Convention Center, one block from light rail. Extremely convenient. Clean and spacious rooms. Check their website for last minute sales. The exterior awning might cause you to skip over this place, but once inside it is a great value place in the city.

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

Dear EBoschmann, Thank you for such a nice review. The Bristol Hotel is a very nice and unique boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown San Diego. As you had mentioned we are a few blocks from the Convention Center, Petco Park, the USS Midway Museum, Seaport Village and Horton Plaza for shopping and much more. Thank you for...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • 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: $220 - $386 (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:
#21 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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