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Horton Plaza shops

This traditional boutique hotel, across from shopping and dining at Horton Plaza, is 3 blocks from the historic Gaslamp Quarter and 6 blocks from the cruise ship terminal and the Convention Center.

Pop art, martini bar

Originals by Andy Warhol and Peter Max highlight the Bristol's impressive pop art collection, which makes a fitting complement to the hotel's stylish martini bar.

Fresh ocean breezes

Black and white decor and chic design define Bristol Hotel's 102 guestrooms, which offer flat-panel TVs, iPod docking stations, complimentary wireless Internet, and windows that open to catch ocean breezes.

Renovations & Closures

The hotel will be renovating from 13 October 2016 to 30 April 2017 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Select guestrooms
Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Bristol Hotel occupies a handsome modern building in downtown San Diego, across the street from Horton Plaza, 3 blocks from the Gaslamp Quarter, and 3 miles from the San Diego Zoo.

Located on the lobby floor, the Bristol Hotel bar offers a relaxed ambiance for great drinks, relaxing, and conversation. Guests have access to a lobby printer and computer with complimentary high-speed Internet access.

This hotel includes a fitness room and guests can use the in-room tablet, KeyPR, to enhance their stay by making room requests or contacting valet. Accessible features include braille/raised signage. Complimentary newspapers are available in the lobby.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-out 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 102 
  • Number of floors - 8 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Computer station 
  • Luggage storage 
  • One meeting room 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Business center 
  • Express check-in 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 465 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Health club 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 5000 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Desk 
  • Bathrobes 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • MP3 docking station 
  • Room service 

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Specific rooms only
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Parking height restrictions apply

Additional policies apply to bookings reserved by persons under the age of 18. For more details, contact the property using the information provided after booking.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Valet parking fee: USD 32 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 25.00 per accommodation, per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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