Rate based on Check-in: Nov 9, 2014 Check-out: Nov 10, 2014

The Bristol Hotel

3 stars
1055 First Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
156 reviews
Great hotel

Large, clean rooms right in Gaslamp...perfect! Can't ask for much more. See full review

  • Devon22
  • Aug 25, 2014
fantastic birthday celebration!

We decided to celebrate my cousin's birthday with a trip to San Diego and this hotel was perfect!... See full review

  • giveme
  • Aug 18, 2014
Modern boutique hotel with California cuisine near Gaslamp District
Situated in the heart of downtown San Diego, just blocks from the Gaslamp District, the Bristol Hotel offers modern boutique luxury. The property, owned and operated by Greystone Hotels, features complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access and first-run pay-per-view movies in rooms. The top-floor Starlight Ballroom is the only meeting space in Southern California with a retractable roof. The on-site restaurant, FIRST avenue bar & grille, offers a delicious, casual and convenient San Diego dining experience.
Highlights
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Conveniently located in the heart of San Diego's downtown
  • Enjoy fresh California cuisine at on-site restaurant
  • Ballroom features retractable roof
Rooms

The 102 rooms at the Bristol Hotel are spacious and spotless. Each room comes standard with a flat-screen TV, MP3 docking station, plush robe and in-room safe. Guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. Pets are welcome.

Features

The Bristol Hotel was one of a handful of hotels in California to receive the Green Eco-Leaf Rating from Audubon International. It is a certified member of the California Green Lodging Program.

All guests receive complimentary access to the on-site fitness center. The hotel also offers first-run pay-per-view movies (fees apply) and 24-hour laundry service (fees apply). What's more, the top-floor Starlight ballroom, a popular site for meetings and events, is the only meeting facility in Southern California with a retractable roof.

Enjoy relaxed dining ambience with great food and drinks at FIRST avenue bar & grille, the on-site restaurant, open seven days a week.

Transportation
  • MTS Bus (2 blocks)
  • San Diego Trolley (3 blocks)
  • San Diego International Airport (1 mi/1.5 km)
Attractions
  • San Diego Convention Center (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Petco Park (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Old Town (2 mi/3 km)
  • San Diego Zoo (2 mi/3 km)
  • Sea World (4 mi/6 km)
  • Qualcomm Stadium (4 mi/6 km)
Business
  • Public computer terminal located in lobby
  • 5,000 square feet of meeting space
  • Starlight ballroom features retractable roof, seats up to 400 guests
Policies and fees
  • Valet and self parking are available (fees apply)

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

The Bristol Hotel Rooms

Deluxe King
Contemporary bright spacious room-Triple sheeted beds-Complimentary WIFI-Sitting area-Work desk-Fully stocked honor bar-Full bath-Plush terry robes-Luxurious bath amenities-Salon style hair dryer-Coffee maker-Iron equip-CD Clock radio-Key card locks-Windows that open with black out shades-In room movies-Self climate control-Room service-Laundry-Dry cleaning
Superior Two Double
Contemporary bright spacious room-Triple sheeted beds-Complimentary WIFI-Work desk-Fully stocked honor bar-Full bath-Plush terry robes-Luxurious bath amenities-Salon style hair dryer-Coffee maker-Iron equip-CD Clock radio-Key card locks-Windows that open with black out shades-In room movies-Self climate control-Room service-Laundry-Dry cleaning
Superior King
Contemporary bright spacious room-Triple sheeted beds-Complimentary WIFI-Work desk-Fully stocked honor bar-Full bath-Plush terry robes-Luxurious bath amenities-Salon style hair dryer-Coffee maker-Iron equip-CD Clock radio-Key card locks-Windows that open with black out shades-In room movies-Self climate control-Room service-Laundry-Dry cleaning

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

32.7165 -117.1635
Area served
San Diego, CA
Nearby airports
Lindbergh Field Airport
Area description
Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, the Bristol shares sidewalks with fine dining and entertainment in the Gaslamp Quarter, world class shopping at Horton Plaza, the Cruise Ship Terminal and the San Diego Convention Center. Just a short drive away you will find sunny California beaches, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Balboa Park, Seaport Village and Petco Park.

Nearby points of interest

  • Firehouse Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.4 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.7 mi
  • Gaslamp Quarter: 0.7 mi
  • PETCO Park: 0.7 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.2 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.3 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.3 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.3 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.4 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.4 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.4 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 0.7 mi
  • Gaslamp Quarter: 0.7 mi
  • PETCO Park: 0.7 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.2 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.3 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.3 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.3 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.4 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.4 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1.5 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 2.1 mi
  • Heritage Park: 3 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 3.1 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 3.3 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 3.3 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 3.5 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 4.3 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 4.8 mi
  • Sea World: 5 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 5.2 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 5.9 mi
  • Belmont Park: 6.3 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 6.5 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 7.2 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 7.9 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 12.1 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 28 mi
  • Legoland: 29.8 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,118.4 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Call us to see if these rooms will work for your meeting or convention. 1.800.662.4477 1) Starlight Ballroom 2) City Scene

Dining

FIRST avenue bar & grille
Enjoy a delicious, casual and convenient San Diego dining experience at The Bristol Hotel. FIRST avenue bar & grille in The Bristol Hotel offers a relaxed ambiance for great food and drinks, seven days a week. FIRST avenue bar & grille also offers a select menu for In-Room Dining. Our knowledgeable staff can also offer recommendations for other restaurants in San Diego that are located near our Gaslamp Quarter-area hotel.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (156)

Ratings and reviews for The Bristol Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
156 out of 156
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Bristol Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Here for the game
Business
Ventura county, California
Oct 6, 2014

Comfortable with great room

Room was clean, friendly staff, good stay overall.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Good breakfast

Review of The Bristol Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
adventure cyclist
Business
Phoenix, AZ
Sep 15, 2014

Bristol

Very welcoming staff. They did everything to make our stay enjoyable. The attached restaurant has 50% for hotel guests. The food was really good and the price amazing. Hotel was very clean with modern decorations. Easy walk to the Embarcadero, Gas Lamp district and convention center.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Fig Tree restaurant for breakfast...but consider staying at the hotel for dinner. Food was great.

Review of The Bristol Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SYOM
Business
LA
Sep 8, 2014

Great mini getaway!

Clean boutique hotel located within walking distance to local bars, restaurants and night clubs!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Bristol Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Devon22
Business
Orange County
Aug 25, 2014

Great hotel

Large, clean rooms right in Gaslamp...perfect! Can't ask for much more.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Bristol Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SD Padres
Business
Phx, AZ
Aug 23, 2014

Just fine

Nice place to sleep. Not bad. Cramped rooms. Older motel with a facelift.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Bristol Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Loodos
Business
San francisco
Aug 19, 2014

San Diego hotspot

Location is close to many of San Diego's tourist attractions. Horton's plaza is within walking distance. Gas lamp district and midway museum is about a 5 minute drive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The tender green has some nice salads.

Review of The Bristol Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
giveme
Business
Irvine, ca
Aug 18, 2014

fantastic birthday celebration!

We decided to celebrate my cousin's birthday with a trip to San Diego and this hotel was perfect! It was in gaslamp, but wasn't in the middle of everything. The staff was extremely nice and accommodating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Bristol Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sishpa
Business
La Quinta
Aug 7, 2014

Quick Getaway

We had a great trip. The hotel is close to tons of restaurants, all within walking distance. The room was super clean and very quiet. The hotel staff was awesome. I just wish parking wasn't an additional $26 dollars!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Bristol Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ester the traveler
Business
Porterville, CA
Jul 20, 2014

Family getaway

I may say, it was okey. Nothing really special. Our room was clean. We had a restful night. I don't like the parking fee of $26.00. Next time, I may look around for other hotels that doesn't charge for parking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

We were @ this hotel after a day in Seaworld

Review of The Bristol Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Gracesodope
Business
Pico Rivera, ca
Jun 22, 2014

Disappointed

The ac in the room was horrible! It took forever for the room to get cool. Then when I'm checking in, they never told me there was going to be a deposit of $100 to my card.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Gaslamp bars are just a short walk away so that was good

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