$149 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 24, 2015 Check-out: Aug 27, 2015

The Bristol Hotel

3 stars
View map of 1055 First Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
162 reviews
Nice hotel

I stayed downtown for a weekend of fun although I did not spend much time there. Hotel was in the... See full review

  • Jonathan
  • Jun 23, 2015
Lovely hotel

Hotel is in a great location. It's a lovely hotel, rooms are spacious and modern. Friendly staff See full review

  • Gem D.
  • May 23, 2015
Situated in the heart of downtown San Diego, just blocks from the Gaslamp District, the Bristol Hotel offers modern boutique luxury. The property, owned and operated by Greystone Hotels, features complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access and first-run pay-per-view movies in rooms. The top-floor Starlight Ballroom is the only meeting space in Southern California with a retractable roof. The on-site restaurant, FIRST avenue bar & grille, offers a delicious, casual and convenient San Diego dining experience.
Rooms

The 102 rooms at the Bristol Hotel are spacious and spotless. Each room comes standard with a flat-screen TV, MP3 docking station, plush robe and in-room safe. Guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. Pets are welcome.

Property features

The Bristol Hotel was one of a handful of hotels in California to receive the Green Eco-Leaf Rating from Audubon International. It is a certified member of the California Green Lodging Program.

All guests receive complimentary access to the on-site fitness center. The hotel also offers first-run pay-per-view movies (fees apply) and 24-hour laundry service (fees apply). What's more, the top-floor Starlight ballroom, a popular site for meetings and events, is the only meeting facility in Southern California with a retractable roof.

Enjoy relaxed dining ambience with great food and drinks at FIRST avenue bar & grille, the on-site restaurant, open seven days a week.

Highlights
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Conveniently located in the heart of San Diego's downtown
  • Enjoy fresh California cuisine at on-site restaurant
  • Ballroom features retractable roof
Nearby attractions
  • San Diego Convention Center (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Petco Park (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Old Town (2 mi/3 km)
  • San Diego Zoo (2 mi/3 km)
  • Sea World (4 mi/6 km)
  • Qualcomm Stadium (4 mi/6 km)
Business
  • Public computer terminal located in lobby
  • 5,000 square feet of meeting space
  • Starlight ballroom features retractable roof, seats up to 400 guests
Transportation
  • MTS Bus (2 blocks)
  • San Diego Trolley (3 blocks)
  • San Diego International Airport (1 mi/1.5 km)
Policies
  • Valet and self parking are available (fees apply)

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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The Bristol Hotel Rooms

Deluxe King
Contemporary bright spacious room-Triple sheeted beds-Complimentary WIFI-Sitting area-Work desk-Fully stocked honor bar-Full bath-Plush terry robes-Luxurious bath amenities-Salon style hair dryer-Coffee maker-Iron equip-CD Clock radio-Key card locks-Windows that open with black out shades-In room movies-Self climate control-Room service-Laundry-Dry cleaning
Superior Two Double
Contemporary bright spacious room-Triple sheeted beds-Complimentary WIFI-Work desk-Fully stocked honor bar-Full bath-Plush terry robes-Luxurious bath amenities-Salon style hair dryer-Coffee maker-Iron equip-CD Clock radio-Key card locks-Windows that open with black out shades-In room movies-Self climate control-Room service-Laundry-Dry cleaning
Superior King
Contemporary bright spacious room-Triple sheeted beds-Complimentary WIFI-Work desk-Fully stocked honor bar-Full bath-Plush terry robes-Luxurious bath amenities-Salon style hair dryer-Coffee maker-Iron equip-CD Clock radio-Key card locks-Windows that open with black out shades-In room movies-Self climate control-Room service-Laundry-Dry cleaning

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Firehouse Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.4 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.7 mi
  • PETCO Park: 0.7 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.2 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.3 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.3 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.3 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.4 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.4 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1.5 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.4 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.7 mi
  • PETCO Park: 0.7 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.2 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.3 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.3 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.3 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.4 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.4 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1.5 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 2.1 mi
  • Heritage Park: 3 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 3.1 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 3.3 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 3.3 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 3.5 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 4.3 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 4.8 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 5.2 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 5.9 mi
  • Belmont Park: 6.3 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 6.5 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 7.2 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 7.9 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 12.1 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 28 mi
  • Legoland: 29.8 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,118.4 mi

Dining

FIRST avenue bar & grille
Enjoy a delicious, casual and convenient San Diego dining experience at The Bristol Hotel. FIRST avenue bar & grille in The Bristol Hotel offers a relaxed ambiance for great food and drinks, seven days a week. FIRST avenue bar & grille also offers a select menu for In-Room Dining. Our knowledgeable staff can also offer recommendations for other restaurants in San Diego that are located near our Gaslamp Quarter-area hotel.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Call us to see if these rooms will work for your meeting or convention. 1.800.662.4477 1) Starlight Ballroom 2) City Scene

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for The Bristol Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
162 out of 162
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Bristol Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jonathan E.
Business
N/A
Jul 21, 2015

Great hotel, poor location and contruction

The hotel itself is great. The location is poor to fair, not quite in the gaslamp. Construction going on everywhere and horrible exterior noise in the room (was on the 6th floor).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Bristol Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jonathan
Business
Birmingham
Jun 23, 2015

Nice hotel

I stayed downtown for a weekend of fun although I did not spend much time there. Hotel was in the gaslight district. Walking distance to the maritime museum and USS Midway. Hotel was clean, quiet and enjoyable. Bed's are great. Only disappointment was the gym. Did not have much.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Bristol Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Melissa
Business
WHITTIER
Jun 15, 2015

Just OK

We stayed here for 1 night and chose this hotel because it was a decent price, hotel was very quiet and in sort of a weird location. Was not the best hotel and wouldn't be my first choice in San Diego. Everything was clean and staff was friendly, I just prefer fancier hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Bristol Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gem D.
Business
Harpenden
May 23, 2015

Lovely hotel

Hotel is in a great location. It's a lovely hotel, rooms are spacious and modern. Friendly staff

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Bristol Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Aggie Fan
Business
Sacramento
May 12, 2015

Very nice hotel

Convenient location to baseball park, restaurants, cruiseport, freeway on and off ramps!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Bristol Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Super Giants Fan
Business
Cerritos
Feb 9, 2015

Great San Diego Trip

The Bristol Hotel is located in a fantastic location, within walking distance of the Gas Lamp district in San Diego. While the rooms are a little small, it was perfect for our needs considering the convenience of the location. There is on-site parking for a nominal fee (typical of all hotels in the area) and the place was well kept and clean. Would definitely recommend to anyone staying in the area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Bristol Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stephanie L.
Business
San Jose
Jan 24, 2015

Great location

Hotel was clean and staff was very friendly. the only downside is the lack of free parking. They even gave us a free drink coupon.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Bristol Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Luiz P
Business
San Francisco
Jan 12, 2015

Great place

The hotel offers clean rooms, good wifi and very polite staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Bristol Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nubrina e.
Business
san diego
Jan 5, 2015

nice place

good for the money. great location. quiet. elevator is small. small but clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Bristol Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Charles F.
Business
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

it filled all of our requirements.

An excellent small hotel, very centrally located & the hotel staff were vey pleasant & courteous..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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