The Bristol Hotel - San Diego

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1055 First Avenue, San Diego, United States, 92101  show map
 3 stars
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The Bristol Hotel - San Diego

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Health club

Reflex massage

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Business center

Verified Reviews:

  • Tv didn't work - Perfect air conditioning - Would happily stay here again
  • Comfortable bed - Free high speed internet - Roomy bathroom
  • Free shuttle - Housekeeping was wonderful - Staff are poorly trained
  • Room was very nicely decorated - No pool - Right in the middle of everything
  • $18 a day parking charge - Staff were very attentive

Overview

The 3-star The Bristol Hotel boasts close proximity to Coronado Shopping Plaza Shopping Center, San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park just 2.4 km away. This comfortable hotel was opened in 1966 and renovated in 2001.

Nestled in the heart of San Diego and a 10-minute walk from Amtrak train station. Set within a 10-minute walking distance from San Diego city center.

There are shopping centers and boutiques within a quick reach of the hotel.

The property is 50 meters away from 5th Av & Ash St bus stop and 400 meters from 5th Avenue tram stop, giving access to San Diego Convention Center, Horton Plaza Shopping Center and Horton Plaza. A short drive takes guests to San Diego International airport.

Rooms

The Bristol Hotel offers 102 exquisite rooms with large bathrooms. Some rooms feature views over Balboa Park. Bathrooms are fitted with a roll in shower, toiletries and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

The ideal restaurant serves light meals. The spacious bar serves a selection of cocktails and coffee. Guests can dine in LEVEL 9 at Hotel Indigo San Diego located within a 10-minute walk of the property.

Services

A baggage storage, parking and an elevator for general use and computers, a catering service and a business center for work can be found on-site.

Relax

On-site fitness facilities include a gym and a fitness center.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at USD 32 per day.

Number of floors:   9.  Number of rooms:   102.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking on request
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Carte blanche

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Health club
  • Television in lobby
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Sound docking station
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Bristol Hotel - San Diego San Diego location
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Hotel Address:

1055 First Avenue, San Diego, United States, 92101

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City Center
  • San Diego
    700 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Amtrak
    600 m
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot
    600 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    9
  • Number of rooms:
    102

Rooms and availability

The Bristol Hotel photos Room
Superior King Room
Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
Size: 26 m²
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
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Superior King room with exquisite brand interior is appointed with a King size bed, sitting area, large desk, bathroom with eco-friendly bath amenities.

Room facilities
    The Bristol Hotel photos Room
    Superior Double Room
    Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
    Size: 275 m²
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
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    Superior King room with exquisite brand interior is appointed with two Double beds, sitting area, large desk, bathroom with eco-friendly bath amenities.

    Room facilities
      Deluxe Room
      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
      Size: 26 m²
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      This is the most spacious room of the hotel with exquisite brand interior which is appointed with a King size bed, sitting area by the window, large desk, bathroom with eco-friendly bath amenities. The guests of the room use some extra-services of the hotel.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel The Bristol Hotel - San Diego San Diego location
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      Hotel Address:

      1055 First Avenue, San Diego, United States, 92101

      Get directions
      City Center
      • San Diego
        700 m
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Amtrak
        600 m
      • San Diego Santa Fe Depot
        600 m
      • Bus stop
        100 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of floors:
        9
      • Number of rooms:
        102

      The Bristol Hotel Location

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • Gaslamp Quarter - 400 m
      • Gaslamp District - 500 m

      Train stations

      • Amtrak - 500 m
      • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 500 m

      Convention centers

      Sport related

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • Downtown San Diego - 300 m

      Museums

      • American Plaza - 300 m
      • San Diego Police Historical - 400 m
      • Pacific Southwest Railway - 500 m
      • Museum of Contemporary Art - 500 m
      • San Diego Railroad Museum - 500 m

      Halls

      • Spreckels Organ Pavilion - 100 m
      • Fourth and B Concerts and Special - 200 m
      • Copley Symphony Hall - 500 m

      Universities, Institutes

      • Neil Dymott Perkins Brown - 100 m
      • Fashion Institute of Design - 100 m
      • Kelsey-Jenney College - 200 m
      • Associated Barber College Inc - 400 m
      • International School of Mgmt - 400 m

      Theaters

      Business areas

      Air business related

      • San Diego Air Commerce Ctr - 500 m

      Local attractions

      • Spreckels Park - 3.0 km
        Orange Ave btwn 6th & 7th Sts, Coronado
      • Silver Strand State Beach - 9.2 km
        5000 Hwy 75, Coronado
      • Lake Murray - 13.6 km
        5540 Kiowa Drive, La Mesa
      • Coronado Municipal Beach - 4.6 km
        Silver Strand Blvd, Coronado
      • Living Coast Discovery Center - 9.9 km
        1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of floors:
        9
      • Number of rooms:
        102
      Hotels nearby
      Porto Vista
      3 stars
      1.0 km

      The Bristol Hotel Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Bristol Hotel

      Average guest rating

      7.8out of 10
      Fabulous
      Based on 245 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Location
      10.0
      Rooms
      8.0
      Service
      10.0

      Guest reviews

      • Couple
        7.4

        The locations its 2 blocks away from mall and plenty of bars and clubs, the room service was great

        I couldn't watch any movies cause they system was down , no microwave or ice box

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        Great customer service, great location, very nice room , easy access to downtown San Diego and nightlife . Recommended

      • Family with children
        7.8

        Location is good and safe. rooms are clean and serviced properly. had no problem with internet connection. our first room had a connecting door to the next room like in any other hotel. the baby (probably not even a year old) next room had a built in breakfast alarm system to 4:30 in the morning:-))) the door did not help to sound proofing of the room. mother was very quick but we were all up. of course we did not "complain" since there is nothing to be done about the baby's feeding times. so hotel gave us another room immediately. we packed and left the hotel and when we came back our luggage was already in our new room. Staff is very helpful. I would like to thank specially to kristina alvares and heather for their help in delivering our "one drawer full of stuff" to our next stop in new york. definitely advice to everyone.

        renovated bathtubs will look better with this hotel's entire outlook. like in any downtown hotel, parking is problem. instead of 26$ may be 12 $ could be more reasonable. but hotel staff explained that parking facility is run by an independant firm to the hotel. so they can't do much about it.

      • Family with children
        9.2

        This hotel it is at the very center of San Diego, in front of Greyhound bus station, 5 minute walking to the restaurants area, the Horton Plaza, and the the seaside, it is behind the Civic Center, also close to The little Italy Area, Petco Park, but not so close to Balboa park., So its close to the major atractions of the city. Rooms are very comfortable. Well furnished,with all the comforts of this kind of hotel. There is Valet parking.

      • Group of friends
        6.6

        They did not have the room I reserved available at check-in.

      • Couple
        10.0

        Lovely . It's a 3 star hotel but I gave it 4 star . Great staff

      • Couple
        10.0

        great location within walking distance of everywhere you would want to visit or catch transport to visit. Big room, Big shower.

      • Single
        7.4

        Located close to the center and 15mn walking distance to the convention center. Good price/quality ratio.

      • Group of friends
        9.2

        Location

        Outside courtyard or pool lacking

      • Group of friends
        10.0

        Check in process with Maurice was excellent

      • Group of friends
        6.6

        Rooms were great, however lots of noise from the room next door. We called reception and they fixed it, luckily! Furthermore noice from the bus station outside, I had ear plugs, that was okay, so: do take these with you!

      • Single
        6.6

        Staff was great but my room was very dirty. Bathroom counters were not cleaned, tub did not have a traction liner (almost killed myself getting in shower), and it was loud as we were down town. Tv was smashed when I arrived. They fixed asap and were very friendly. Could be a great hotel with a little work but the cleanliness was an issue. Not a bad price however so I would suffer as a lone traveler again but I would not take my wife or kids until it was cleaner...

        Staff was great. Restaurant good and bar good.

      • Single
        8.8

        I booked this last minute and was really glad i did. The staff on arrival were fantastic and made me feel more than welcome. The room was very nice and clean and the hotel itself was nice. Location was great, walking distance to everything, without the noise of the gaslamp quarter. Over all, great hotel to stay at if looking to stay in San Diego city itself. The shopping centre around the corner was a bit of a let down though.

        There is nothing i can say bad about the hotel except that if you have a car, you have to pay extra per day to a valet company. But again this is the norm in most places these days.

      • Family with children
        10.0

        I love it . It closer to downtown Gaslamp, me and my kids we walk to downtown for dinner, and shopping , they have a lot little shop.

        They should have microwave,

      • Single
        10.0

        The room was updated and modern. The bed was very comfortable.

        No complaints except that I got a lousy view.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel The Bristol Hotel - San Diego San Diego location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      1055 First Avenue, San Diego, United States, 92101

      Get directions
      City Center
      • San Diego
        700 m
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Amtrak
        600 m
      • San Diego Santa Fe Depot
        600 m
      • Bus stop
        100 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of floors:
        9
      • Number of rooms:
        102