Ratings based on 1,990 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom London, England

Really well located hotel in downtown San Diego

Posted Mar 24, 2015
Spent 4 nights there recently. The main factors in choosing this hotel were its location (really excellent, close to the harbour front, AMTRAK station, Trolley & buses) & it's good value price. All the staff were very helpful, & the room was large & comfortable. Only minor blemish is that the magnetic card used to enter the room didn't work very well, so one had to nearly always try it several times before actually entering the room. Overall, though, would definitely stay here again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 26, 2015 by Greg Rizzi, Hotel Management
Dear Julian, Thank you for spending your 4 night visit with us!!! Besides our very affordable room rates our location is an easy walk to the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, the waterfront, Petco Park, Horton Plaza and several live performance venues for music and theater. Public transportation is directly outside our front door with Bus and Trolley stops and the Amtrak Station is several blocks away. You will be pleased to know that we will be receiving very shortly our new RFID door locks and there will be no need to use the magnetic strip...these are the next generation "state of art" door lock. Thank you for your nice review and I will be sure to share your comments with our team. Yours truly, Gregory T. Rizzi General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom m

Nice hotel, right in the middle of things

Posted Mar 22, 2015
The staff here were very helpful, I really liked the fact the hotel accomodated for dogs and had treats for them. But you didn't notice they did this as there were no doggy smells.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 24, 2015 by Greg Rizzi, Hotel Management
Dear Josh, Thank you for the nice review and I will be sure to pass along your observations and comments to our employees! As you had mentioned we are a "pet friendly" hotel- pets stay for FREE, and our housekeeping staff does a great job of keeping our hotel spotless clean and in eliminating any pet odors. Besides our front desk treats we also have an outside water station directly beneath our Pet Welcome sign. Thank you for selecting the Bristol Hotel and we look forward to your return visit. Yours truly, Gregory Rizzi General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Vancouver, BC, Canada

Would Totally stay here again!

Posted Mar 22, 2015
Pros: Cleaning staff left everything we asked for. Comfy beds. Quiet (but could hear voices from other rooms sometimes.) Good shower. Good coffee in room.
Cons: Small & old bathrooms, with poor ventilation. Small fitness room, only 3 pieces of cardio equipment, and free weights up to 15 lbs. only.
Location: Can walk or take public transit to everything.
I really can't say too many negative things about the hotel. The staff were nice, the location was great, and we had a great time.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 24, 2015 by Greg Rizzi, Hotel Management
Dear Traveler, I was pleased to read that you enjoyed our hotel, friendly and efficient Reception Agents, centralized location which is walking distance to the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Convention Center, Horton Plaza and our beautiful waterfront. If you prefer public transportation we have bus and trolley stops directly outside our front entrance and the Amtrak train station is a few blocks away. Our comfortable and spacious accommodations have brand new, National brand mattresses and are stocked with Plush Robes, Slippers, Coffee Makers and Seattle's Best Coffee, inroom safes, irons/boards and best of all-Complimentary Wi-Fi. Thank you for selecting the Bristol Hotel and we look forward to your return visit. Yours truly, Gregory Rizzi General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom AU

Nice hotel, walking distance to restaurants

Posted Mar 19, 2015
Nice room, walking distance to restaurants in gaslamp district but far enough you don't get the noise. Shopping is just across from hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 20, 2015 by Greg Rizzi, Hotel Management
Dear Rick, Thank you for a great review! I was pleased to read that you liked our location which is a few block walk to the nightlife and restaurant's of the Gaslamp Quarter, the neighborhood and great food of Little Italy, the Convention Center, Horton Plaza for shopping and the waterfront. Thank you for selecting the Bristol Hotel and we look forward to your return visit. Yours truly, Gregory Rizzi General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Mar 18, 2015
.nice hotel, friendly staff, recommend this hotel to friends, good location at down town San Diego
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Lincoln, NE

Business Travel

Posted Mar 8, 2015
Pros: The bed was so comfortable. And the hotel restaurant had a really delicious steak.
I selected this hotel soley based off the Expedia reviews and I am happy to say I had a wonderful experience. Quick walk to where I needed to be in downtown San Diego and the staff was very supportive and helpful when my flight was three hours delayed. They assured me my room would be waiting ... and it was.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 12, 2015 by Greg Rizzi, Hotel Management
Dear Traci, Thank you for selecting the Bristol Hotel and for letting me know that you had a wonderful experience. I will be sure to pass along your comments to the Bristol team. Besided being very attentive and courteous our Agents have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to restaurant and sightseeing suggestions and they excel in warm hospitality and efficiency. Thank you for selecting the Bristol Hotel. Yours truly, Gregory Rizzi General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Convinied to drive to and from

Posted Mar 5, 2015
Hotel is nice and clean staff is very nice and helpful
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 12, 2015 by Greg Rizzi, Hotel Management
Dear Anonymous, I was pleased to read that you found the Bristol Hotel to be exceptionally clean and that our Reception Agents were attentive and helpful. The hotel is perfectly located within walking distance to the Convention Center, Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Petco Park, Horton Plaza and the downtown business area which includes the Courthouse and several Federal and Financial buildings. Thank you for selecting the Bristol Hotel. Yours truly, Gregory Rizzi General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Colorado

Spacious rooms, close to everything

Posted Feb 24, 2015
Stayed here for a local conference and would do so again. Spacious rooms help you forget you're in a hotel. Free WiFi, updated decor, and great price. I was not impressed with the restaurant but everything else was great.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Simi Valley, CA

Location and Ambience saved them!

Posted Feb 23, 2015
Room was not ready at check-in which was an inconvenience travelling with a 1.5yr old. No refrigerator which also was a pain with the little ones snacks but that's my fault as I should have seen that when booking. TV was unplugged from the wall and power cord unplugged from TV, I had to fix myself as our daughter was sleeping & maintenance would have woke her up. I would think when cleaning the room they would have checked to make sure everything worked? We received no wash cloths, also something I dealt with to avoid waking up my daughter. View? What view, ours was of a roof, didn't bother opening the curtains. Mandatory Valet was a pain and expensive especially if you want to come and go a lot in your car. Location was perfect, easy walk to so many fun things and if you're seeing a show at the House of Blues & want to walk to it, this is a good choice. We had a Deluxe King room and it was beautiful and roomy. Made it nice being able to tuck the pack n play away.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Decent

Posted Feb 21, 2015
Hotel was far from any stores, liquor stores, etc....place was old, and in the getto of San Diego. Would not recommend stayin here. Try a different place.