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The Bristol Hotel - A Greystone Hotel
Ranked #68 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

This hotel was really nice. First of all, it was easy to find it. With the car, everything was close! It's like the Bristol Hotel was in the center! The lobby is big and beautiful, very fancy with a piano in the middle of the room. The room was big and clean. I really liked the colors, especially in the bathroom. The equipment in the bedroom was really convenient ( the fridge!! )
The only tiny thing that I disliked is the price of the valet parking, in my opinion too expensive.

Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

The Bristol Hotel exceeded my expectations. The room was large, clean, and comfortable and had everything needed for an excellent four-night stay. Staff were always friendly and accommodating. The location was perfect and, unlike some reviewers, I found the room very quiet. The only truly minor problem was that the room safe was on a high shelf in the closet and, as I am just over 5 feet tall, it was impossible for me to reach. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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bristolMGR, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel - A Greystone Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2013

Dear HappyRambler,

Thank you for a great review and we appreciate your vote of confidence. The Bristol Hotel is a very clean, comfortable and nicely appointed boutique, downtown hotel and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. As you mentioned, the Bristol Hotel is in the perfect location and we are walking distance to the convention center, Petco Park, the Gaslamp District and more.

Thank you for the recommendation on the in-room safe placement. We will look into this and see if we can find an alternate location at a lower height.

Thank you again for your review and we hope to see you again soon!


Yours truly,

Gregory T. Rizzi
General Manager
The Bristol San Diego

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Reviewed 1 June 2013

We spent 3 nights at the Bristol Hotel and enjoyed our stay. The room was beautiful, the bed very comfortable, and the staff friendly and helpful. There was a prom the first night we arrived but it didn't disrupt our stay, the hotel employees made sure the guests were given priority when using the elevators. The great location allowed us to wander around on foot and explore downtown San Diego. I am quite picky about hotels; this by far is my favorite and is a 10/10. I will definitely stay here when I return to San Diego. There is a $26 valet parking fee/night but that is in line with pricing for the area. The valet attendants were very friendly and helpful. The ladies cleaning the rooms were friendly and did a great job.

Room Tip: Our room had an alcove area with a desk which allowed my husband to complete a few things for work w...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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bristolMGR, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel - A Greystone Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2013

Dear GeorgiaDebbie,

Thank you for the perfect, 10/10 score!!

Our hotel is in a great location in downtown San Diego for a leisure getaway or business. We are walking distance to the Convention Center, Petco Park, Horton Plaza for shopping, the USS Midway Museum, the Gaslamp District and much more. I will also read aloud your review during my next staff meeting and acknowledge that you encountered staff members that were courteous and friendly. We greatly appreciate this recognition as we are always striving to provide guests with an exceptional experience.

On behalf of the Bristol Team, thank you for staying at the Bristol Hotel.

Yours truly,

Gregory T. Rizzi
General Manager
The Bristol San Diego

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Reviewed 1 June 2013

Staying at the Bristol was so easy. We showed up early and they graciously gave us an upgraded room which was quite spacious and quiet, and everything in the room worked so well! (Not something that can often be said of many hotel rooms, in my experience.) The location is great especially if you are flying into San Diego and want to be downtown. We will stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank jmc7835
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bristolMGR, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel - A Greystone Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2013

Dear jmc7835,

I hope that you will be returning soon! We aim to please and it appears that we succeeded in all possible areas of guest satisfaction. It is our policy for the reception team to try to assign accommodations as early as we can because we know that arriving guests want to get out and go to work or start their ‘staycation’ as soon as possible. As you mentioned, the airport is a 10 minute cab ride and our location is fabulous. We are walking distance to the Convention Center, Petco Park and the Gaslamp district for some on San Diego’s best nightlife.

Thank you for staying at the Bristol Hotel.

Yours truly,

Gregory T. Rizzi
General Manager
The Bristol San Diego

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Reviewed 1 June 2013

This hotel is very nice, and is right next to the Gaslamp Quarter. Rooms are spacious and nicely decorated. I also like that it is a green hotel and they work hard to limit waste (they have a recycling bin in the room, don't change sheets/towels unless you ask, and have the option of conserving water by using half the normal amount of water for flushing the toilet).

We did have two complaints. The walls are definitely thin - during our first night, a local high school's prom was held in the ballrooms on the floor above us. This meant that we could feel the pumping of the bass and hear the clicking of high heels above us. In the hotel's defense, however, the noise stopped by 11pm. Both nights we were awoken around 1am when bachelorette parties came back and were screeching in the hallways.

The other complaint: valet parking is $26. This seems excessive to me, but we also couldn't find any cheaper options that allowed overnight parking when scanning the local area. To be fair, we got a great deal on the hotel through SniqueAway, so the parking probably brought the total price back towards normal. However, if you can get ahold of overnight parking somewhere else, do it.

I'll be back in San Diego for a conference in the fall and will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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bristolMGR, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel - A Greystone Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2013

Dear 7808a,

Thank you for your acknowledgement of our Green efforts! We also use green cleaning products in our laundry and in our everyday cleaning supplies. Our guest rooms also have eco- friendly shampoos, soaps and conditioners that our guests really like. This is prom season, and we have the only ballroom in San Diego that has a retractable roof. We closely monitor noise and have an 11pm curfew for all events so that guests can enjoy a comfortable sleep. We also have security on duty and when we are made aware of any noise disturbance they will immediately respond. I understand that hotel parking can be a sensitive subject and we intentionally have asked our Valet Parking company to undersell the competition by $5 to $10 less for overnight parking. We also encourage guests to utilize our valet parking when driving their Hybrid vehicles, as hybrids receive a 50% discount on overnight parking.

On Behalf of the Bristol Team, thank you for staying with us and we look forward to your return visits.

Yours truly,

Gregory T. Rizzi
General Manager
The Bristol San Diego

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Reviewed 29 May 2013

We stayed here and brought our two fur babies with us. They made us feel very welcome and our stay was excellent. The staff was very helpful & gave us tips on getting around without us asking (EXCELLENT! ) Would definitely stay here again next time we are in San Diego!!

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bristolMGR, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel - A Greystone Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2013

Dear Rafael975,

Thank you for a great review and I sincerely hope that your two “fur babies” enjoyed their vacation as well!!! Guests with pets are always welcome at the pet friendly, Bristol Hotel and I know that just this past week we had several guests that were traveling with their pets. Thank you for acknowledging our reception desk team are extremely helpful and they offer friendly advice on nearby dog parks, sightseeing and transportation directions.

Thank you for staying at the Bristol and we look forward to seeing you again soon .

Yours truly,

Gregory T. Rizzi
General Manager
The Bristol San Diego

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Reviewed 28 May 2013

stayed at the bristol hotel for our 25th wedding anniversary and enjoyed the entire stay. the room was large, quiet and very nice. i was very impressed. the resturant was also quite nice. the bar,lounge was very intimate. the hotel in general was the hotel to be staying at. its also dog friendly. we enjoued every minute of our stay. the location was close enough to the gaslamp district and mall. so you can walk to everything. their is a park across the street to walk your dog. the perfect place to stay with fido. room service was also good and the time we set for our breakfact arrival was on time. will definately keep bristol hotel on our top list of hotels for san diego. the price was also affordable for we are senior citizens on a tight budget.

Room Tip: are room was facing south and it was qiuet. but we couldnt hear any noise at all.
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bristolMGR, General Manager at The Bristol Hotel - A Greystone Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2013

Dear Bonnie W,

Thank you for celebrating your 25th wedding anniversary at our boutique hotel! I read your posting at our recent staff meeting and everyone was so pleased to hear that you had such a memorable stay. I wanted to give you my most sincere thank you for letting us know how much you (and Fido) enjoyed staying with us.

We strive to provide our guests with excellent service, affordable, clean and comfortable accommodations and sensibly priced food/beverage so that our guests receive great value. It is also nice to know that you will place the Bristol Hotel on your select list of hotels to revisit! Please don’t forget to bring “Fido” back to our Pet Friendly hotel!

Hope to see you again soon!

Yours truly,

Gregory T. Rizzi
General Manager
The Bristol San Diego

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Address: 1055 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Green Hotel in San Diego
#27 Business Hotel in San Diego
#42 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#53 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: £93 - £195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Bristol Hotel - A Greystone Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bristol Hotel is a boutique hotel located near San Diego's Gaslamp District and features a variety of amenities for business or leisure travellers. The hotel is a San Diego events and bridal shower venue and also offers meeting space, modern pet-friendly guest rooms, an on-site lounge, fitness center and valet parking. ... more   less 
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