I was down on San Diego for business which I am about every 6 weeks or so and my office put me here - they like to try out new places and know that I'm typically game. While it is not my top choice for places I've stayed around the Gaslight, it is definitely not at the bottom of the list either.
The hotel is completely renovated, but still had a lot of the old charms of the old building that it is - lots of original molding and tons of character. The beds are really comfortable and the rooms are remarkably spacious (I wonder if this was a studio apartment building at one point and they just took out the kitchens?) and pretty comfortable. Free wifi is always a plus as well!
The location is a little on the outskirts of the trendy area - you are across from the bus station which I had a commanding view of (as well as heard - didn't realize my window was cracked all night - but once I saw that, I closed it and it was super quiet).
In the morning I used the workout room. It was a bit sparse (or modest as the front desk guy told me the night before) but the treadmill functioned more or less and I got in a decent run.
I also had a chance to have breakfast in their bistro - the Daisy. I had the Parisian omelet as everything else was rather meaty and I don't eat that...it was quite tasty!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bristol Hotel, a premier boutique hotel in downtown San Diego, offers extreme comfort and friendly service whether your travel is for business or leisure. The Bristol Hotel is a fresh take on modern style - our sophisticated atmosphere awaits you in our contemporary lobby and throughout our eclectically styled San Diego hotel rooms. This modern flair continues throughout the lounge and banquet facilities and is sure to be a perfect choice for business, leisure, group functions, meetings and special events. This downtown hotel’s superb location is within blocks of the Gaslamp Quarter, fine dining, world-class shopping at Horton Plaza, the Cruise Ship Terminal, the Convention Center, Petco Park, Theatre District, East Village, Little Italy, San Diego Concourse and the San Diego Bay. This pet-friendly San Diego hotel is only a short drive to any of the many sunny beaches, the San Diego Zoo, and SeaWorld. The Bristol Hotel is one of only seven hotels in San Diego to receive the Green Eco-Leaf Rating and is also a certified member of the California Green Lodging Program. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bristol San Diego