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Bristol Hotel

1,730 reviews
+1 619-232-6141

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center

Walk or Ride the Trolley to San Diego's Attractions from the Bristol Hotel

What Do the Rooms Include?

Rooms on higher floors at the Bristol Hotel may have a view of the San Diego Bay. All rooms are spacious with comfortable beds made with triple linens and down comforters. Wi-Fi is free. The green hotel offers eco-friendly bath products. Rooms include gourmet coffee and spa bathrobes to help you ease into your day. Large desks let you work; laptop-compatible safes let you put work aside to explore the town.

What Amenities does Bristol Hotel Offer?

A full buffet breakfast with hot food is included, and the hotel has a restaurant. Rooms don't come with mini-fridges, but the hotel will provide one upon request.

What are the Rates?

Rates at the Bristol Hotel are typical for Gaslamp district hotels in San Diego, running about $200 per night. Parking is an additional $26 per night, but with the ability to walk or take the trolley around town, you can avoid that extra expense.

How Would You Rate Bristol Hotel's Location?

The Gaslamp District is one of San Diego's most appealing neighborhoods, and staying at the Bristol lets you walk to all its shops and dining. Buy a trolley pass at the metro office around the corner to help reach more distant attractions. San Diego's full of things to do. Sports lovers can go golfing or attend a baseball or football game. Animal lovers can visit the world-famous zoo, SeaWorld, or take a whale-watching cruise. 

Can I Bring My Dog to the Bristol?

Pets are welcomed at this hotel; there isn't any pet deposit. The pet-friendly package includes a pet bed and bowl for your pet's use. Your pet will enjoy its own turndown service.

What's the Bottom Line?

Bristol Hotel's location is ideal for travelers who want to be near all of San Diego's attractions. It's near the cruise ship terminal, making it a good choice for a stopover before or after your voyage. Business travelers find the hotel well-located near the airport and convention center, and the hotel provides additional support if you need to host a meeting.



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1055 1st Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
"Close to the bay" "Beaches were beautiful"
"Exelent location" "Great location and staff"
Not enough parking facilities, according to 65%.
93% liked the proximity to shopping.
"Hotel room was clean and comfortable" "Lobby area is clean and renovated"
88% said rooms were clean.
94% thought it was clean.
"Staff was excellent, very professional" "Amazing customer service skills"
94% found the staff to be very friendly.
75% said the reception staff was great.
"Free welcome drink" "Valet parking fee steep"
96% thought it was a great value.
67% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"King room and it was beautiful and roomy" "A lot of noises from the hallway"
Beds were acceptable for 68%.
Only 65% said rooms were big enough.
"Tiny tub/shower" "AC was malfunctioning"
Beds were acceptable for 68%.
88% said rooms were clean.
"Even free wi-fi" "Free wi fi"
65% said the wifi quality was bad.
96% thought it was a great value.
"No breakfast" "Breakfast as staff were non existent"
67% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Gym is small" "There were only a few dumbbells"
95% didn't like the fitness area.

Good to know...

Friendly service
Could be quieter
Hotel could use some updating
Nice building
Expert Reviews
Travel + Leisure
The Bristol, located about a block from Horton Plaza and three blocks from the Gaslamp Quarter, is a boutique hotel with 102 guest rooms.
Guest rooms have coffeemakers and stylish black, white, and red decor; pets are welcome without a deposit, with fun perks including pet beds
Rough Guide
Excellent value at this friendly, centrally located boutique hotel with stylish modern decor and tasteful amenities, plus iPod docks, flat-screen TVs and internet access.
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Parking Fee: USD 32 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet Fee: USD 25.00 per accommodation, per stay
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible