BRISTOL HOTEL

1055 1st Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-881-1523
3.5 Star Downtown Hotel in San Diego County
32.71626-117.16379
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4.0/5

Based on 1312 guest reviews

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  • Avg. Group Discount of 13.9%!
  • 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

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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.
"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:
"Great Experience, Start to Finish!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
I was pressed for time in planning a company regional meeting with mostly out of town administration. Hotel prices change daily and go up quickly or book up the last few weeks beforehand and I had just two weeks to plan the event. Bristol Hotel had an unbeatable group rate the days we needed it, the availability and close proximity to all we needed to get to downtown. The group coordinator was congenial and helpful throughout the process and got back to us right away with any questions we had. THANK YOU and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We'll be sure to use again when needed.
(Group coordinator, booked 10 rooms), from US flag
18-Sep-2017 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Sep 13 to Fri Sep 15 2017 at a $170.00 group rate (10% discount).
"Great Experience, Start to Finish!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
I was pressed for time in planning a company regional meeting with mostly out of town administration. Hotel prices change daily and go up quickly or book up the last few weeks beforehand and I had just two weeks to plan the event. Hotels.com found a wonderful hotel in the heart of the downtown San Diego area for us with a price that was unbeatable by any other offer we received for room blocks. THANK YOU and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We'll be sure to use again when needed.
(Group coordinator, booked 10 rooms), from US flag
18-Sep-2017 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Sep 13 to Fri Sep 15 2017 at a $170.00 group rate (10% discount).
Response from Management on 03-Nov-2017:
Stacey, Thank you again for selecting the Bristol Hotel San Diego. We truly were glad to have your and your group stay with us. Thank you as well for your great review. Warms Regards
"Good Location and Good Service."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
The location of this hotel is perfect: Just a few minutes cab from the airport and just a few minutes walk from the Gaslamp Quarter. Our hosts were all of good cheer and very helpful. The remodeled rooms are outstanding! This hotel is worth the price. We would definitely come back again.
(Group coordinator, booked 15 rooms), from US flag
01-May-2017 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Apr 25 to Fri Apr 28 2017 at a $149.00 group rate (10% discount).
Response from Management on 03-Nov-2017:
Michael, Thank you again for selecting the Bristol Hotel San Diego. We truly were glad to have your and your group stay with us. Thank you as well for your great review. Warms Regards

Customer Reviews of Bristol Hotel

4.0 out of 5. Based on 1312 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
Floors:9
Rooms:102
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:100
Handicap Rooms:
Suites:0
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:1 View Spaces
Meeting Space:1215 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 50 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.3 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours:5:00PM
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
48 hours individual cancellation policy/group policies differ
Nightly Parking:$32
Typical Group Deposit:10%
Total Taxes:12.70%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax:12.70%
Food and Beverage Tax: 7.75%
Parking Fee:32.00 Per Night
Porterage Fee: 8.00 Per Person
Food and Beverage Service Charge:22.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge:22.00%

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
  • 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
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: 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.

Internet / WiFI

Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Previously known as:
Bristol San Diego, The Bristol, 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 49.4% in March 2017 and the highest average individual rate is $300 in the month of March 2017. 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.

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
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
City Scene 40 x 30 x 8 1215--/504030253428--/--5050--
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City Scene

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1215 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
40 x 30 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
3
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • 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
Photo of City Scene

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