1055 1st Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 United States (USA)
View Map 1-800-230-4134
3.5 Star Downtown Hotel in San Diego County
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Very Good
4.0/ 5

Based on 786 guest reviews

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  • Avg. Group Discount of 11.0%!
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • 102 rooms in hotel
  • Hotel has 9 floors
  • Check-in time: 3.00PM
  • Check-out time: 12.00 NOON
  • Groups & Meetings rating of 10.0/10
  • 2 meeting rooms in hotel

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Local Attractions

Located in the Downtown area of San Diego the Bristol is within easy walking distance to the Gaslamp District,Embarcadero and vibrant Little Italy. Horton Plaza, Seaport Village, the Cruise Ship Terminal, Symphony Hall, the Civic Center, San Diego Convention Center, and the Santa Fe Depot/Amtrak are all within walking distance to the hotel. Essy access to Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo and Petco Park

Our Hotel Planner Expert Reviews of Bristol Hotel

Our expert hotel planners periodically visit and review the hotels we represent in person. This is the most recent visit:
"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., a local HotelPlanner San Diego expert from US flag
31-Dec-2013 Verified Review

Verified Reviews of Bristol Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
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

Customer Reviews of Bristol Hotel

4.0 out of 5.Based on 786 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

Indulge yourself at The Bristol Hotel, a sophisticated oasis of style in an exciting urban setting…all combine with the personable services and amenities the Bristol Hotel offers its guests.Guests are just steps away from the best of San Diego and enjoy spacious accommodations, easy access to public transportation, and elegant dining. Our recently renovated guestrooms, sustainable "green" amenities, and friendly service create a memorable San Diego travel experience.The Bristol's convenient location places you just steps away from San Diego's best shopping, dining and entertainment and located near iconic San Diego destinations such as: Horton Plaza, Seaport Village, Petco Park, San Diego Convention Center, The Old Globe Theater, Balboa Park, Little Italy, the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld. Less than 10 minutes to San Diego International Airport! Come to stay in San Diego!

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3.00PM
Check Out:12.00 NOON
Year of Last Renovation:2010
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:100
Handicap Rooms:
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:2 View Spaces
Meeting Space:5600 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 200 people
Dist. to Food/Bars:On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym:0.3 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours:5:00PM
Policies / Expenses
48 hours individual cancellation policy/group policies differ
Nightly Parking:$26
Typical Group Deposit:10%
Total Taxes:12.50%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax:12.50%
Food and Beverage Tax: 7.75%
Parking Fee:26.00 Per Night
Porterage Fee: 8.00 Per Person
Food and Beverage Service Charge:20.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge:20.00%

Amenities / Features

Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

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

Breakfast available in First Ave Bar & Grille for an additional cost. Standard cost is $10-$15 per person.

Previously known as:
The Bristol Hotel

Hotel Rate Trends at Bristol Hotel

Rate fluctuations of Bristol Hotel

The chart above shows averages of prices for both our group quotes and the best individual traveler rates we could find at the time the group/meeting bid was entered. The best group deal shown is 15.8% in March 2013 and the highest average individual rate is $254 in the month of June 2015. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Bristol Hotel in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Bristol Hotel

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Bristol Hotel.

Feel free to use the Bristol Hotel meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in San Diego event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
Starlight Room84 x 54 x 84400230/23023070--4650--/--230230--
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Starlight Room

Room Type:
Total Size:
4400 Sq. Feet
84 x 54 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Power Outlets:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Full Day Rental:
$1000.00 USD
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City Scene40 x 30 x 8121575/75--56--3440--/--7575--
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City Scene

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1215 Sq. Feet
40 x 30 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Power Outlets:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$300.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$600.00 USD
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