Bristol Hotel - San Diego

1055 First Avenue, San Diego, United States, 92101  show map
 3 stars
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Bristol Hotel - San Diego


USD 32 per day

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area


Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Health club


Self-service laundry

Verified Reviews:

  • Tv didn't work - Perfect air conditioning - Would happily stay here again
  • Comfortable bed - Free high speed internet - Roomy bathroom
  • Free shuttle - Housekeeping was wonderful - Staff are poorly trained
  • Room was very nicely decorated - No pool - Right in the middle of everything
  • $18 a day parking charge - Staff were very attentive


The contemporary Bristol Hotel offers 102 luxury guest rooms as well as a safe deposit box, a luggage storage and parking. Since 1966, it has been hosting guests in the heart of San Diego.

A short stroll of 25 minutes will take you to San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and SeaWorld San Diego. The property is set within 1 km distance from the city center.

The hotel offers easy access to shopping centers and boutiques.

5 minutes' drive from San Diego International airport and 10 minutes' walk to Amtrak train station.


Rooms at Bristol Hotel feature modern touches such as climate control, an iron with ironing board, coffee/tea makers, a laptop-size safe and a refrigerator. They are fitted with large bathrooms with a bathtub, dressing gowns and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Complimentary drinks are offered in the cocktail bar. Guests can share a meal in LEVEL 9 at Hotel Indigo San Diego, located about 950 meters away.


Such business facilities as computers, a business center and a meeting room are available on site.


On-site leisure facilities include a tennis court and a golf course.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at USD 32 per day.

Number of floors:   9.  Number of rooms:   102.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Carte blanche
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Racquetball


  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Television in lobby
  • Health club
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities


  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries


  • Refrigerator


  • Premium bedding


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Sound docking station
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
All children
3 - 16 years
Extra bed FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

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Hotel Address:

1055 First Avenue, San Diego, United States, 92101

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City Center
  • San Diego
    700 m
Train Stations
  • Amtrak
    600 m
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot
    600 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Standard Run Of House Room Assigned On Arrival
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    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Standard|Standard Double Run Of The House

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Train stations

  • Amtrak500 m
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot500 m

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Shopping areas

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Downtown San Diego300 m


  • San Diego Police Historical400 m
  • Pacific Southwest Railway500 m
  • Museum of Contemporary Art500 m
  • San Diego Railroad Museum500 m



Universities, Institutes

  • Neil Dymott Perkins Brown100 m
  • Fashion Institute of Design100 m
  • Kelsey-Jenney College200 m
  • Associated Barber College Inc400 m
  • International School of Mgmt400 m


Air business related

  • San Diego Air Commerce Ctr500 m

Local attractions

  • Spreckels Park3.0 km
    Orange Ave btwn 6th & 7th Sts, Coronado
  • Silver Strand State Beach9.2 km
    5000 Hwy 75, Coronado
  • Lake Murray13.6 km
    5540 Kiowa Drive, La Mesa
  • Coronado Municipal Beach4.6 km
    Silver Strand Blvd, Coronado
  • Living Coast Discovery Center9.9 km
    1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
  • Number of rooms:

Bristol Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Bristol Hotel

Average guest rating

7.8out of 10
Based on 245 reviews

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Guest reviews

  • Couple

    The locations its 2 blocks away from mall and plenty of bars and clubs, the room service was great

    I couldn't watch any movies cause they system was down , no microwave or ice box

  • Older travelers

    Great customer service, great location, very nice room , easy access to downtown San Diego and nightlife . Recommended

  • Family with children

    Location is good and safe. rooms are clean and serviced properly. had no problem with internet connection. our first room had a connecting door to the next room like in any other hotel. the baby (probably not even a year old) next room had a built in breakfast alarm system to 4:30 in the morning:-))) the door did not help to sound proofing of the room. mother was very quick but we were all up. of course we did not "complain" since there is nothing to be done about the baby's feeding times. so hotel gave us another room immediately. we packed and left the hotel and when we came back our luggage was already in our new room. Staff is very helpful. I would like to thank specially to kristina alvares and heather for their help in delivering our "one drawer full of stuff" to our next stop in new york. definitely advice to everyone.

    renovated bathtubs will look better with this hotel's entire outlook. like in any downtown hotel, parking is problem. instead of 26$ may be 12 $ could be more reasonable. but hotel staff explained that parking facility is run by an independant firm to the hotel. so they can't do much about it.

  • Family with children

    This hotel it is at the very center of San Diego, in front of Greyhound bus station, 5 minute walking to the restaurants area, the Horton Plaza, and the the seaside, it is behind the Civic Center, also close to The little Italy Area, Petco Park, but not so close to Balboa park., So its close to the major atractions of the city. Rooms are very comfortable. Well furnished,with all the comforts of this kind of hotel. There is Valet parking.

  • Group of friends

    They did not have the room I reserved available at check-in.

  • Couple

    Lovely . It's a 3 star hotel but I gave it 4 star . Great staff

  • Couple

    great location within walking distance of everywhere you would want to visit or catch transport to visit. Big room, Big shower.

  • Single

    Located close to the center and 15mn walking distance to the convention center. Good price/quality ratio.

  • Group of friends


    Outside courtyard or pool lacking

  • Group of friends

    Check in process with Maurice was excellent

  • Group of friends

    Rooms were great, however lots of noise from the room next door. We called reception and they fixed it, luckily! Furthermore noice from the bus station outside, I had ear plugs, that was okay, so: do take these with you!

  • Single

    Staff was great but my room was very dirty. Bathroom counters were not cleaned, tub did not have a traction liner (almost killed myself getting in shower), and it was loud as we were down town. Tv was smashed when I arrived. They fixed asap and were very friendly. Could be a great hotel with a little work but the cleanliness was an issue. Not a bad price however so I would suffer as a lone traveler again but I would not take my wife or kids until it was cleaner...

    Staff was great. Restaurant good and bar good.

  • Single

    I booked this last minute and was really glad i did. The staff on arrival were fantastic and made me feel more than welcome. The room was very nice and clean and the hotel itself was nice. Location was great, walking distance to everything, without the noise of the gaslamp quarter. Over all, great hotel to stay at if looking to stay in San Diego city itself. The shopping centre around the corner was a bit of a let down though.

    There is nothing i can say bad about the hotel except that if you have a car, you have to pay extra per day to a valet company. But again this is the norm in most places these days.

  • Family with children

    I love it . It closer to downtown Gaslamp, me and my kids we walk to downtown for dinner, and shopping , they have a lot little shop.

    They should have microwave,

  • Single

    The room was updated and modern. The bed was very comfortable.

    No complaints except that I got a lousy view.

How to reach hotel

hotel Bristol Hotel - San Diego San Diego location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1055 First Avenue, San Diego, United States, 92101

Get directions
City Center
  • San Diego
    700 m
Train Stations
  • Amtrak
    600 m
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot
    600 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
  • Number of rooms: