Ratings based on 1,669 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 traveler from Calgary, Alberta

Pleasant stay

Posted Sep 9, 2014
easy access to wherever we wanted to go, the food at the restaurant was very good!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from palm springs , ca.

Great location to everything

Posted Sep 7, 2014
All restaurants , museums and other sight seeing places all within walking distance
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 20, 2014 by Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Traveler, Thank you for the 5-star review! As you mentioned, the Bristol Hotel is located in the heart of San Diego and just a short walk to the Gaslamp Quarter, Convention Center, Little Italy and our picture perfect waterfront. Thank you for selecting the Bristol Hotel and for taking the time to write a review. Yours truly, Gregory T. Rizzi General Manager Bristol Hotel
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 7, 2014
Very nice room for the price, the receptionist was very pleasant. We had dinner in the restaurant, it was lovely food for the price you could not get better, and the waiter was great
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Las Vegas

Really Nice!

Posted Sep 6, 2014
Pros: Cheap Valet, Nice Rooms, Great View and AAA location
Cons: nothing
Location: Great downtown location and close to public transportation, Gas Lamp. Petco Stadium
Great little hotel close to public rail service for easy transportation without having to drive, Clean rooms and a great staff. Front desk girls first day on the job and took good care of me and my wife. Great view of the ocean from our room! She rocks!!! Cheapest overnight Valet Service downtown. Most hotles are 40 dollars a night. GM left his card on my nightstand for commits or concerns. Great Price for a downtown hotel. I'd stay there again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 20, 2014 by Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Christopher, Thank you for your accolades and we appreciate your mention of the exceptional service provided by our staff. I will be sure to pass your kind comments along to Cristina- she does ROCK! As you pointed out, the Trolley is directly around the corner and it will take you to the Gaslamp Quarter, Convention Center, Petco Park, the waterfront and the USS Midway. I am glad you found our guestrooms to be clean and spacious and our valet service to be reasonably priced as compared to other parking options in the area. On behalf of the Bristol Team, thank you for selecting the Bristol Hotel. Yours truly, Gregory T. Rizzi General Manager Bristol Hotel
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from sf

Fair hotel

Posted Sep 1, 2014
If you are looking for a couple nights on SD this may work. Under 175 is a good deal.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from CA

Amazing!

Posted Aug 31, 2014
This spot was beautiful, very nice staff, close location to the gaslamp.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 3, 2014 by Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Luis, Thank you for your review, it was “short and sweet”! Thank you for kind comments regarding our great location within walking distance to the Gaslamp Quarter. I was also pleased to read that you found our Bristol Team to be very pleasing and polite. Our employees truly enjoy the hospitality business and their actions show that they aim to please. I will pass along your comments to them and they will be delighted to learn of your mention. On behalf of the Bristol Team, thank you for selecting the Bristol Hotel. Yours truly, Gregory T. Rizzi General Manager Bristol Hotel
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel close to everything in Gaslamp district

Posted Aug 28, 2014
Pros: Extremely nice staff very attentive and location and cleanliness
Location: I had a convention to attend therefore did not do much
I had a comfortable stay, great location and wonderful staff
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 30, 2014 by Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Traveler, Thank you for your review! Indeed, our location is one of the best in downtown San Diego. We are walking distance to the Convention Center, the night life and restaurants of Little Italy, and the Gaslamp Quarter- thank you for mentioning this! I was pleased you liked our spacious and comfortable guest rooms, stocked with many amenities like free wifi and robes. I will be sure to let the Bristol Team know that you found them to be wonderful. Thank you for selecting the Bristol Hotel and we look forward to your return visits. Yours truly, Gregory T. Rizzi General Manager Bristol Hotel
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from ventura

Centrally located

Posted Aug 19, 2014
Pros: Very friendly staff
Cons: Not that we noticed
Location: Great location
Hotel was in a great area. Walking distances to great restaurants and bars, train station and the Midway!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great hotel and bar.

Posted Aug 18, 2014
Friendly staff at front desk. 1/2 food entree was cheap, but really great food. Bartender was awesome.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 21, 2014 by Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Traveler, Thank you for your brief praises of the Bristol Hotel, I sincerely appreciate them! You are correct, our food and beverage items are tasty and our Reception Agents, Bartenders and Wait Staff are very personable and will look after your every need. I will be sure to pass along your accolades. On behalf of the Bristol Team, thank you for selecting the Bristol Hotel. Yours truly, Gregory T. Rizzi General Manager Bristol Hotel
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice Hotel

Posted Aug 15, 2014
Cons: No fans in the bathroom.
It was my first time to SD and I picked this hotel from the reviews and location. It's right in downtown. We went there to visit the zoo, safari and seaworld and it was close enough to all locations. It was nice that our room was ready when we arrived at 11am. The room itself wasn't big (3 of us), but wasn't too small either. It's a little older hotel and there were signs of that, but nothing that really bothered me except for there were no fans in the bathroom. The staff were friendly and helpful. My girlfriend said she'll stay there again if we were to come back.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 20, 2014 by Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Traveler, I was pleased to read that you not only enjoyed your 1st visit to San Diego, but that you also enjoyed our hotel!! I am also glad that you found our downtown location to be ideal for exploring San Diego. Although, there are no individual vent fans in our bathroom areas, there is a centralized exhaust fan that creates air flow and suction. I have instructed my building Engineer to see if there is a way of increasing the RPM’s of the exhaust motor to increase the air flow circulation and this may help, thank you for pointing this out. On behalf of the Bristol Team, thank you for selecting the Bristol Hotel and have a great Labor Day weekend! Yours truly, Gregory T. Rizzi General Manager Bristol Hotel