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Was a very disappointing stay. The Internet was down more often then up, never was able to stay online for more than an hour without losing connection. TV was hard to operate, had issues turning it off and on. When I called the front desk from my room numerous times through out my stay they never answered. I stayed 2 nights and they did not clean my room on the one day that I was staying in my room.

Very nicely updated and tech friendly hotel. I'd definitely stay here again!

I like location that walk distance to most of tourist attractions, excellent cleanliness and friendly staff but don’t like seeing drunk homeless and smokers around properly they are annoying because I like to go out and about.

Lovely location in downtown, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the hotel and stay again. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

It's close proximity to everything essential in downtown San Diego. The decor was really upbeat and fun. Very spacious and the bed's were super comfortable.

This place was great! The lobby was very nice, check in was a snap, and the staff was so friendly. The room was squeaky clean, tv was huge, the decor was nice, I had a big window in my room, and the bed was like sleeping on a cloud. Did I mention they had little candies every where - made the little kid in my squee a little! I’ll definitely be staying here again!

Great stay. Hotel was very clean and staff was very attentive. Located a few blocks from the Gaslamp Quarter and a short walk to the Coronado ferry. Room had hardwood floors and everything appeared to be pretty new.

The hotel staff were very welcoming every time I came in or out of the building. After check in they called to make sure we were doing well. When we mentioned an issue with the cable, 2 people came up immediately to fix the problem, The room was smaller than I imagined from the pictures but enough space for me and my guest. We also had a pretty good view. The hotel was close enough and far away enough to the Gaslamp Quarter. There are tons of popular banks in the area as well which is super helpful.

The front desk staff was very professional and friendly. I also like the old fashion design the hotel.

Great hotel for exploring San Diego. Note that while breakfast is offered free - it is not a hot breakfast with sausage, biscuits, gravy etc.

Nice hotel location and staff! Would love to be back and stay in the hotel. Will surely recommend!

Nice independent downtown hotel, close to trolley and bus to airport. Room was spacious and comfortable, faced street - noise was not a problem, even though hotel provided earplugs. This was a good place to explore San Diego from over an extended weekend. I happened to stay during the weekend of December Nights (definitely recommended) - it was a reasonable walk to the 5th & Ash pickup location for the shuttle buses to Balboa Park.

Pleasantly surprised with how great our experience was, the rooms are unique and eclectic. The bed was really comfortable and the location was ideal, walking distance to Gaslamp and felt like it was a pretty safe area. My wife loved the vanity mirror set up outside the bathroom. There was also a free continental breakfast that wasn't bad.. Service was great. Will definitely consider Bristol again if we go to SD.

1st Ave San Diego CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to San Diego Convention Center and Port of San Diego
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Health club
  • Business center

The Bristol Hotel San Diego places you in Downtown San Diego, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as San Diego Convention Center and Port of San Diego. Each of the 114 rooms at this 3.5-star hotel includes a refrigerator, a coffee maker, and a flat-screen TV.


Dining

Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

The Bristol Hotel San Diego's 114 rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and laptop-compatible safes. 55-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Rooms also include ironing boards.


Property features

Guests of The Bristol Hotel San Diego enjoy a health club, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Valet parking is offered for USD 39 per day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with tours or tickets, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a business center, a computer station, and express check-out.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed (Fab)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed (Cool)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Double Beds (Fab)

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed (Primo)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for The Bristol Hotel San Diego

Everyone (26) Couples (3) Family (1)
5
Everyone

By on Oct 25, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 25, 2020

Thank you for staying with us and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Come visit us again soon

5
Everyone

By on Jun 10, 2020

Review comment responded on Jun 14, 2020

Thank you for your recent stay with us. I am so happy to see that it was 5/5 for you. We take pride in delivering the best customer service to our guests to make their stay enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back if your in San Diego soon.

2
Everyone

Was a very disappointing stay. The Internet was down more often then up, never was able to stay online for more than an hour without losing connection. TV was hard to operate, had issues turning it off and on. When I called the front desk from my room numerous times through out my stay they never answered. I stayed 2 nights and they did not clean my room on the one day that I was staying in my room.

By on Jun 4, 2020

Review comment responded on Jun 5, 2020

Dear guest, We're sorry to hear you had a bad experience, and appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention Be assured that this is not the type of experience we like to portray to our guest, and we understand your dissatisfaction. We apologize for any inconvenience this caused during your stay, and we taking the appropriate steps to rectify these issues. Thank you,

5
Partner Couples

Very nicely updated and tech friendly hotel. I'd definitely stay here again!

By on May 26, 2020

Review comment responded on Jun 3, 2020

Thank you for your recent stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you in the future.

4
Everyone

By on Mar 16, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 16, 2020

I am delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us here and we would love to welcome you back in the future.

3
Everyone

By on Mar 14, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 16, 2020

Thank you for you recent stay with us.

5
Everyone

By on Dec 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 2, 2020

Thank you very much for your recent stay and for taking the time to provide this review; we really appreciate it! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you will be back again soon! Warmest regards, Deb Sanderlin, General Manager

5
Everyone

I like location that walk distance to most of tourist attractions, excellent cleanliness and friendly staff but don’t like seeing drunk homeless and smokers around properly they are annoying because I like to go out and about.

By on Dec 5, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 5, 2019

Thanks so much for selecting the Bristol for your recent stay and we are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your overall experience here with us and that you found our downtown location to be convenient. We hope you will return and we look forward to welcoming you back again! Warmest regards, Deb Sanderlin, General Manager

5
Everyone

By on Jun 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 24, 2019

Thank you very much for your recent stay and for taking the time to provide this review; we really appreciate it! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you will be back again soon! Warmest regards, Deb Sanderlin, General Manager

4
Partner Couples

Lovely location in downtown, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the hotel and stay again. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

By on Jun 6, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 7, 2019

Thank you for selecting the Bristol for your recent stay, and we really appreciate you taking the time to provide this review! We love knowing that you enjoyed your experience and we hope you will make us your downtown boutique hotel of choice. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warmest regards, Deb Sanderlin, General Manager

The Bristol Hotel San Diego

1055 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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