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The Bristol Hotel San Diego

1055 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 US near Exit 16b on I-5 (~0.5mi)
View Map Reservations: +1-800-760-7718
3.5 Star Property Near Port of San Diego
Cleaning Policy: We are closely monitoring the news surrounding COVID-19, and wanted to take this opportunity to assure you that our hotel takes the safety and well-being of our guests and employees very seriously. With the situation changing daily, we are watching it closely so we can be prepared to take all proper precautions to ensure the safety of everyone. Extra housekeeping measures are in place for the safety of our guests and staff. Extra focus on high-traffic areas and on high-touch items in guest rooms is ongoing. Reduced-Contact check-in, hand sanitizing stations and banners encouraging social distancing are examples, and we continue to monitor and add new recommendations. We are working through supply-chain channels to ensure further implementation is completed as quickly as possible.
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12/02/2021 - 12/03/2021
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Our Hotel Planner Expert Reviews of The Bristol Hotel

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"Downtown San Diego Property"
Overall Score3.5/ 5
Hotel Bristol is a boutique property across the street from Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego, within an easy walking distance of everything (20-30 minutes max), like Petco Stadium, The Gaslamp district, Little Italy, The San Diego Marina, and the Amtrak station. The San Diego Airport is a short cab ride, as is the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld. This property is great for anyone or any group looking to be in the center of everything that San Diego has to offer. There are numerous restaurants for all price ranges, a large selection of nightlife options, numerous places to shop at and overall a spectacular city to explore. The property has a lot to offer its guests from a great little restaurant on property, to a spacious lobby with a piano, impressive view of the city regardless of floor or room, free wi-fi, and spacious rooms. All the rooms come with all the expected amenities, except a microwave. There is no self-parking, so you must Valet for $26 a night.
Melissa C from US flag
31-Dec-2013 Verified Review

Verified Reviews of The Bristol Hotel San Diego

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Nice Hotel"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Loved everything about this place.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
22-Sep-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Sep 18 to Mon Sep 20 2021 at a $142.35 average nightly rate.
"Great place to lay your head for the night."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
This hotel is the first stay post quarantine ease up. We were in town for the zoo. We are a family of four with two children under five and it worked out great. We got there. Check in was easy with the text msg setup. It was also the only hotel with parking on site for $40 a night. I will take a star away because on one night we had extremely rowdy and loud neighbors. The walls all of a sudden felt like they were paper thin. I can tell you the whole conversation our neighbors had ALL NIGHT LONG. Other than that, the hotel has a great location and we were like a five min drive to the zoo. Thanks Bristol Hotel.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
12-Jul-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Mar 11 to Sat Mar 13 2021 at a $84.23 average nightly rate.
"Great place to lay your head for the night."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
This hotel is the first stay post quarantine ease up. We were in town for the zoo. We are a family of four with two children under five and it worked out great. We got there. Check in was easy with the text msg setup. It was also the only hotel with parking on site for $40 a night. I will take a star away because on one night we had extremely rowdy and loud neighbors. The walls all of a sudden felt like they were paper thin. I can tell you the whole conversation our neighbors had ALL NIGHT LONG. Other than that, the hotel has a great location and we were like a five min drive to the zoo. Thanks Bristol Hotel.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
15-Mar-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Mar 11 to Sat Mar 13 2021 at a $84.23 average nightly rate.
"It was a ver positive experience."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
I stayed here for a conference at the Convention Center. The room was well maintained and any call we made to the front desk for anything we needed was answered promptly. The breakfast was adequate to get you started and out in the morning. The staff was pleasant and professional.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
07-Apr-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Apr 03 to Fri Apr 05 2019 at a $174.37 average nightly rate.
"Stay"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
The rooms were excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful; ready to give any assistance that was required.
(Group coordinator, booked 2 rooms), from US flag
26-Jan-2014 Verified Review

Summary of Verified Reviews

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Good hotel for solo travelers. Close to restaurants and bars with nearby parking areas. Great rooms and fantastic service. Awesome vibe."

Vibe

89/100
158 reviews

"Awesome vibe. Stylish hotel. Modern Hotel. Friendly atmosphere." Pleasant entrance area. Suitable for solo travelers. Good choice for a city trip.

Location

80/100
475 reviews

"Great location. Pricey, inconvenient parking." Centrally located, near restaurants, bars, and shopping. Near public transport, airport, and train station.

Wellness Area

76/100
18 reviews

"Awesome wellness and fitness areas."

Amenities

75/100
171 reviews

"New facilities with a great entrance area. Beautiful architecture." Elevator in need of updating. Pleasant hotel grounds.

Room

73/100
643 reviews

"Excellent views from big, new rooms with wonderful beds." Mostly clean rooms with decent TV's. Insufficiently clean bathrooms and subpar kitchenettes. Poorly-maintained rooms with inadequate A/C and bad minibars. Shower can be a problem.

Service

71/100
477 reviews

"Adequately professional and very friendly service with good reception." Housekeeping and management are lacking. Valet service could be better. Room service could have been improved.

Cleanliness

65/100
287 reviews

"Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms. Clean hotel facilities."

Comfort

64/100
345 reviews

"Decently comfortable, spacious rooms with great beds." Deficient A/C and too noisy rooms.

WiFi

47/100
20 reviews

"Wifi quality could be improved."

Food

45/100
45 reviews

"Poorly rated food, particularly desserts. Average dining experience."

Value

40/100
190 reviews

"Value for money could be better. High priced breakfast."

Breakfast

26/100
61 reviews

"Some complaints about quality and price of breakfast."

Rated 80/100 based on reviews from couples.

"New rooms. Near city centre."

Vibe

87/100
42 reviews

"Awesome vibe. Modern Hotel. Stylish hotel. Friendly atmosphere." Pleasant entrance area.

Location

82/100
116 reviews

"Good location, close to public transport. Pricey, inconvenient parking." Near the city centre and great nearby nightlife.

Room

74/100
148 reviews

"Excellent views from big, new rooms with wonderful beds." Rooms are mostly clean but with subpar maintenance, and A/C is poor. Bathrooms are not clean enough, and TV's are poor. Shower can be a problem.

Wellness Area

74/100
8 reviews

"Awesome wellness and fitness areas."

Service

68/100
103 reviews

"Service and reception relatively professional and friendly but housekeeping is not great." Valet service could be better.

Comfort

65/100
79 reviews

"Decently comfortable, spacious rooms with great beds." Deficient A/C and too noisy rooms.

Cleanliness

65/100
65 reviews

"Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms. Clean hotel facilities."

Food

45/100
9 reviews

"Food could be better. Menu is adequate."

Value

37/100
46 reviews

"Value for money could be better."

Breakfast

27/100
20 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 70/100 based on reviews from families.

"Good restaurants & bars in the area."

Vibe

84/100
16 reviews

"Awesome vibe. Modern Hotel. Stylish hotel."

Amenities

77/100
19 reviews

"Nice building. Beautiful architecture."

Location

74/100
53 reviews

"Great location. Pricey, inconvenient parking."

Room

67/100
70 reviews

"Great beds in acceptably clean rooms with good TV's." Rooms are large with great views but rooms and bathrooms poorly-maintained.

Cleanliness

67/100
31 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable. Clean hotel facilities."

Service

65/100
62 reviews

"Adequately professional and very friendly service with good reception." Valet service could be better.

Food

43/100
5 reviews

"Food could be better."

Value

40/100
24 reviews

"Value for money could be better."

Breakfast

28/100
8 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 80/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Pleasant entrance area. Stylish hotel."

Vibe

86/100
17 reviews

"Awesome vibe. Stylish hotel. Pleasant entrance area."

Location

81/100
41 reviews

"Well-located, although unfortunately the parking isn't easy."

Amenities

77/100
19 reviews

"Great hotel buildings and entrance area. Beautiful architecture."

Service

72/100
31 reviews

"Friendly service and great reception."

Room

70/100
43 reviews

"Rooms are large and mostly clean, with great beds." Poor maintenance in rooms and bathrooms. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

61/100
13 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable. Clean hotel facilities."

Value

40/100
10 reviews

"Value for money could be better."

Rated 78/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Spacious rooms. Comfortable beds."

Vibe

84/100
7 reviews

"Awesome vibe."

Location

83/100
20 reviews

"Great location."

Amenities

74/100
10 reviews

"Nice building."

Service

74/100
20 reviews

"Friendly service."

Room

69/100
28 reviews

"Rooms are large and mostly clean, with great beds."

Cleanliness

65/100
12 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable. Clean hotel facilities."

Comfort

61/100
18 reviews

"Decently comfortable, spacious rooms with great beds."

Food

44/100
5 reviews

"Food could be better."

Value

41/100
6 reviews

"Value for money could be better."

Breakfast

22/100
5 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 76/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Good hotel for solo travelers. Close to restaurants and bars with nearby parking areas. Great rooms and fantastic service. Awesome vibe."

Location

80/100
8 reviews

"Great location."

Service

74/100
8 reviews

"Friendly service."

Room

67/100
6 reviews

"Room is all right."

Value

44/100
8 reviews

"Value for money could be better."

Rated 72/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Good hotel for solo travelers. Close to restaurants and bars with nearby parking areas. Great rooms and fantastic service. Awesome vibe."

Vibe

88/100
140 reviews

"Awesome vibe. Stylish hotel. Modern Hotel. Pleasant entrance area." Friendly atmosphere.

Location

79/100
414 reviews

"Great location. Pricey, inconvenient parking." Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping. Near public transport, airport, and train station.

Wellness Area

74/100
14 reviews

"Awesome wellness and fitness areas."

Amenities

74/100
155 reviews

"New facilities with a great entrance area. Beautiful architecture." Elevator in need of updating. Pleasant hotel grounds.

Room

72/100
586 reviews

"Large, new, reasonably clean rooms with great beds." Bathrooms are dirty and rooms in need of maintenance. Kitchenette, minibar, A/C and furniture not great quality. Standard TV. Shower can be a problem.

Service

71/100
438 reviews

"Adequately professional and very friendly service with good reception." Housekeeping and management are lacking. Valet service could be better. Room service could have been improved.

Comfort

63/100
314 reviews

"Decently comfortable, spacious rooms with great beds." Deficient A/C and too noisy rooms.

Cleanliness

63/100
263 reviews

"Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms. Clean hotel facilities."

WiFi

46/100
17 reviews

"Wifi quality could be improved."

Food

44/100
40 reviews

"Overall dining experience is OK but the food is lacking."

Value

40/100
155 reviews

"Value for money could be better. High priced breakfast."

Breakfast

26/100
48 reviews

"Some complaints about quality and price of breakfast."

Rated 74/100 based on reviews from couples.

"New rooms. Wonderful sightseeing."

Vibe

86/100
35 reviews

"Awesome vibe. Stylish hotel. Friendly atmosphere. Pleasant entrance area." Modern Hotel.

Location

82/100
102 reviews

"Good location, close to public transport. Pricey, inconvenient parking." Near city centre with great sightseeing and nearby restaurants.

Room

73/100
132 reviews

"Excellent views from big, new rooms with wonderful beds." Rooms are mostly clean but with subpar maintenance, and A/C is poor. Bathrooms are not clean enough, and TV's are poor. Shower can be a problem.

Service

69/100
93 reviews

"Service and reception relatively professional and friendly but housekeeping is not great." Valet service could be better.

Cleanliness

65/100
61 reviews

"Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms. Clean hotel facilities."

Comfort

64/100
72 reviews

"Decently comfortable, spacious rooms with great beds." Deficient A/C and too noisy rooms.

Food

45/100
9 reviews

"Food could be better. Menu is adequate."

Value

38/100
35 reviews

"Value for money could be better."

Breakfast

26/100
16 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 65/100 based on reviews from families.

"Modern Hotel."

Vibe

83/100
15 reviews

"Awesome vibe. Modern Hotel."

Amenities

75/100
14 reviews

"Nice building."

Location

74/100
44 reviews

"Great location. Pricey, inconvenient parking."

Cleanliness

66/100
26 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable. Clean hotel facilities."

Room

65/100
62 reviews

"Great beds in acceptably clean rooms with good TV's." Rooms are large with great views but rooms and bathrooms poorly-maintained.

Service

64/100
54 reviews

"Acceptable and friendly service with a great reception." Valet service could be better.

Value

40/100
17 reviews

"Value for money could be better."

Breakfast

29/100
5 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 79/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Stylish hotel. Pleasant entrance area."

Vibe

85/100
16 reviews

"Awesome vibe. Stylish hotel. Pleasant entrance area."

Location

82/100
33 reviews

"Great location."

Amenities

77/100
18 reviews

"Great hotel buildings and entrance area. Beautiful architecture."

Service

74/100
29 reviews

"Friendly service and great reception."

Room

70/100
38 reviews

"Rooms are large and mostly clean, with great beds." Poor maintenance in rooms and bathrooms. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

60/100
11 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable. Clean hotel facilities."

Value

39/100
7 reviews

"Value for money could be better."

Rated 69/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Spacious rooms. Comfortable beds."

Vibe

85/100
6 reviews

"Awesome vibe."

Location

81/100
15 reviews

"Great location."

Amenities

76/100
9 reviews

"Nice building."

Service

72/100
14 reviews

"Friendly service."

Room

70/100
22 reviews

"Rooms are large and mostly clean, with great beds."

Cleanliness

65/100
8 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Comfort

61/100
15 reviews

"Decently comfortable, spacious rooms with great beds."

Rated 82/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Good hotel for solo travelers. Close to restaurants and bars with nearby parking areas. Great rooms and fantastic service. Awesome vibe."

Location

80/100
5 reviews

"Great location."

Room

66/100
7 reviews

"Room is all right."

Rated 82/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Good hotel for solo travelers. Close to restaurants and bars with nearby parking areas. Great rooms and fantastic service. Awesome vibe."

Vibe

86/100
8 reviews

"Awesome vibe."

Location

80/100
18 reviews

"Great location."

Amenities

76/100
6 reviews

"Nice building."

Service

71/100
12 reviews

"Friendly service."

Room

68/100
19 reviews

"Great beds in okay rooms."

Comfort

67/100
10 reviews

"Relatively comfortable, with good beds."

Cleanliness

62/100
6 reviews

"Quite clean."

Value

40/100
12 reviews

"Value for money could be better."

Breakfast

22/100
5 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Review Semantics by TrustYou

Property Description

With a stay at The Bristol Hotel San Diego, you'll be centrally located in San Diego, just a 5-minute walk from San Diego Repertory Theater and 10 minutes by foot from New Children's Museum. This boutique hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Navy Pier and 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from San Diego Convention Center.

Make yourself at home in one of the 114 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers, as well as phones with free local calls.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

San Diego Repertory Theater - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
New Children's Museum - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Navy Pier - 1 km / 0.6 mi
San Diego Convention Center - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Port of San Diego - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
San Diego City College - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
USS Midway Museum - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Balboa Park - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Seaport Village - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Petco Park - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Waterfront Park - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Maritime Museum of San Diego - 1.5 km / 1 mi
San Diego Bay - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Japanese Friendship Garden - 2.5 km / 1.5 mi

The nearest airports are:
San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 4.4 km / 2.7 mi
General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl. Airport (TIJ) - 34.3 km / 21.3 mi
San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 12.8 km / 8 mi
San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 26.7 km / 16.6 mi
Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 53.6 km / 33.3 mi

The preferred airport for The Bristol Hotel San Diego is San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN).

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in San Diego? This hotel has facilities measuring 5000 square feet (465 square meters), including a meeting room.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a health club, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Additional amenities at this hotel include wedding services, a television in a common area, and a ballroom.

Amenities / Features

  • Check In: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Banquet hall
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Ballroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Conference space size (meters) - 465
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Free WiFi
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Health club
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wedding services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Total number of rooms - 114
  • Number of floors - 9
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • One meeting room
  • Luggage storage
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Express check-out
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Multilingual staff
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Electric car charging station
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Smoke-free property
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Fitness facilities
  • Conference space
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Computer station
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Conference space size (feet) - 5000
  • Concierge services

Airport & Shuttle Information

2.0 miles to SAN DIEGO-Lindbergh Field. Taxi and Airport Shuttle services are available starting at $8.00 One Way.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

We are within walking distance of plenty of restaurants that offer breakfast

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Service animals are allowed

Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

Pets not allowed

Pets are allowed with no restrictions. Fees Apply

Parking Info

Valet Parking available for $39.00

Internet / WiFI

Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Misc Fees / Policies

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 39 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 40.00

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Parking height restrictions apply.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.
  • Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.
  • This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Cleaning Policies

We are closely monitoring the news surrounding COVID-19, and wanted to takethis opportunity to assure you that our hotel takes the safety and well-being ofour guests and employees very seriously. With the situation changing daily, weare watching it closely so we can be prepared to take all proper precautions toensure the safety of everyone. Extra housekeeping measures are in place for the safety of our guests and staff. Extra focus on high-traffic areas and on high-touch items in guest rooms is ongoing.Reduced-Contact check-in, hand sanitizing stations and banners encouraging social distancing are examples, and we continue to monitor and add new recommendations. We are working through supply-chain channels to ensure further implementation is completed as quickly as possible.

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Social distancing measures are in place

Contactless check-in is available

Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly

Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Contactless check-out is available

Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection

Cashless transactions are available

Masks are compulsory at the property

Essential Workers Only - NO

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Hotel Rate Trends at The Bristol Hotel

Rate fluctuations of The Bristol Hotel

This chart illustrates averages of sleeping room prices for both our group rates and the best online individual traveler rates our system could find at the time the group bid was placed. The best group rate shown is 21.8% in October 2019 and the highest average individual rate is $405 in the month of March 2022. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at The Bristol Hotel in a month when rates are lower.

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