Ratings based on 2,154 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Maryland

Great Hotel

Posted Jan 16, 2018
Pros: Very updated and clean.
Cons: Not to charge parking if you are staying at the hotel or at least provide a discount. Especially, for a longer stay; it can become extremely pricey.
Location: We were only there for one night and the location of the hotel is perfect for the Gaslamp Quarter.
This hotel is beautiful and in a great location. The only thing to keep in mind is that certain parts of the hotel are currently going under renovations. Regardless, we were very happy with our one night stay here. They do charge for overnight parking which is a bit pricey if you are staying for a few days.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 16, 2018 by Deb, Hotel Management
Dear Vee, Thank you very much for your 5-star review! We truly appreciate it, and love your valuable feedback as well. We sure hope you will be back again soon; we look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back again! Thank you and warmest regards, Deb Sanderlin, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Hate parking fee

Posted Jan 14, 2018
When the parking is almost a quarter of the room price I’m not a fan
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 16, 2018 by Deb, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your review and for your recent stay at the Bristol! We are so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We certainly understand how valet parking fees can add up, and we want you to know that we are committed to keeping our valet parking rate lower than any other hotel in the area to help our guests keep that expense down. Thank you again, and we sure hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back again soon! Warmest regards and safe travels, Deb Sanderlin, General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel in downtown

Posted Jan 7, 2018
This is a nice hotel located in downtown. Everything is walking distance and the staff is great. The room is clean and valet parking is $32.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 9, 2018 by Deb, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for this 4-star review! We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We hope you will make the Bristol your downtown San Diego boutique hotel of choice! Warmest regards, Deb Sanderlin, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great location

Posted Jan 6, 2018
Although we only stated one night, the staff was amazing and made sure we had everything we needed. The location was perfect and walking distance from everything!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 8, 2018 by Front Desk, Hotel Management
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to having you stay with us in the future.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Omaha

No fridge, uncomfortable HVAC

Posted Jan 5, 2018
The staff was great as was the location. However, there was no fridge in the room. The details said there would be one and there was a location in the cabinets under the TV for one, but the space was empty. Also, the vent for the heat/AC was at the top of the wall between the beds and bathroom - it blew the air out over the bed, which I find very uncomfortable (dries out your sinuses). I'll try another property the next trip.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 9, 2018 by Deb, Hotel Management
Dear EdBirm, Thank you very much for selecting the Bristol for your recent stay. We really appreciate your kind comments about our staff and I will be sure to pass them along to our team! We are very sorry that we didn't provide you with a 5-star experience, which we strive to do for all of our guests. In our rooms without refrigerators, we do have them available upon request and we apologize for any inconvenience during your recent stay. Thank you again, and we hope you might reconsider and give us another try sometime in the future; we look forward to the opportunity to provide you with a more exceptional stay next time! Warmest regards, Deb Sanderlin, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Orange County

Nice Comfortable Hotel

Posted Jan 4, 2018
Don't be fooled by the initial street view. Once inside the hotel you'll find it's very clean, comfortable, upscale, and very accommodating. Located about 5 blocks from the harbor, 10 blocks from the Little Italy district, and less than 10 blocks from the Gas Lamp district. Overall the hotel is a great find.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 8, 2018 by Front Desk, Hotel Management
We appreciate the feedback and look forward to having you stay with us again!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Mexico

Transition Night.

Posted Jan 4, 2018
Pros: Location
Cons: Renovate
Location: Very close from anywhere
We just arrive to Bristol one night to wait for a flight, the hotel was good and unfortunately we can't use all hotel amenities that the receptionist recommend, overall was good.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 8, 2018 by Front Desk, Hotel Management
we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! we look forward to having you stay with us in the future.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

nice hotel in the middle of downtown San Diego

Posted Dec 28, 2017
Staff was friendly and helpful. Room was very clean. Coffee was available in the lobby at all times. Bed was comfortable. There were ear plugs provided but weren't necessary. This hotel is right downtown in beautiful San Diego, close to all the high end restaurants i.e. Little Italy, the water with seafood restaurants and downtown with a variety of ethnic restaurants. The cost of the room was reasonable. We would stay there again without hesitation. Loved it.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 29, 2017 by Deb, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for your recent stay and for taking the time to provide this 5-star review! We are so happy to see that you enjoyed your experience here at the Bristol. We hope your future travels will bring you back our way again sometime soon, and we look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back! Warmest regards and Happy New Year! -Deb Sanderlin, General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great hotel

Posted Dec 28, 2017
Great hotel, I would stay here again. It’s under maintenance, but inside the room was very clean and nice
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 29, 2017 by Deb, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for selecting the Bristol for your recent stay, and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We hope you will consider making the Bristol your boutique hotel of choice whenever staying downtown. Warmest regards and Happy New Year! Deb Sanderlin, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from new zealand

In town and fresh and easy and gorgeous and comfy

Posted Dec 25, 2017
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
Location: Right on easy access to Everything
Fabulous spot. Room size, view. Clean as. Just perfect. Loved the Bristol
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 27, 2017 by Deb, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your 5-star review!! It's so wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our location to be convenient as well. We sure hope you will be back for another stay again sometime soon! Warmest Regards and Happy New Year! -Deb Sanderlin, General Manager