The Bristol Hotel

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1055 1st Ave., San Diego, CA, 92101
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Book a room at The Bristol Hotel, lodging that understands there’s more to an enjoyable travel experience than just a comfortable bed and a convenient location.
The Bristol Hotel
Prices starting at $149 / night
The Bristol Hotel
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Overview

Bar area, The Bristol HotelFitness center, The Bristol Hotel

Right at the edge of historic Gaslamp Quarter in the heart of downtown San Diego, sits The Bristol Hotel, a boutique hotel that is making a name for itself by providing modern accommodations with a commitment to convenience, customer service, and eco-friendly practices. You’ll feel the difference from the moment you check in: the hotel’s contemporary design pairs perfectly with a casual, comfortable feel for an authentic experience, and it won’t surprise you with hidden fees.

The friendly staff at The Bristol work to make your visit a cut above the rest. You can bring your pet with you to this 100% non-smoking facility and feel good knowing that its green practices align with yours at home. It’s even designated as a supercharger station for Tesla and other electric cars. All 114 rooms are well-appointed, decorated with modern, colorful accents that are distinctive and playful. This is not a hotel that takes itself too seriously, offering just the right amount of luxury without feeling pretentious.

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Quick walk to historic Gaslamp
The Bristol Hotel is a quick walk to historic gaslamp. Experience this sophisticated and casual, taking a fresh approach to modern style highlighted by a convenient location.

Convenience and attention to details are the hallmarks of this hotel, from the free Wi-Fi in the rooms and lobby to the complementary business station. Guests can also take advantage of the fitness center or enjoy a delicious cocktail in the lounge. Continental breakfast is available on-site, and right outside the doors are restaurants, clubs, and bars to suit your taste. If your travel is work-related, you have meeting rooms at your disposal. Event space is on property as well for larger conferences and weddings.

Also close to The Bristol are the many attractions and activities that draw people to San Diego. You can take a trolley to explore other neighborhoods like Little Italy or Old Town, experience the local culture at Balboa Park or Old Town, take in a Padres game, or find your way to the waterfront for fun in the sun. Don’t worry about planning everything on your own; the bilingual staff are happy to help you with any arrangements. The Bristol Hotel is both a home away from home and a destination in its own right, so book your stay soon to make the most of your unforgettable stay.

The Bristol Hotel
Prices starting at $149 / night

What's Nearby

Gaslamp District
Gaslamp Quarter
4 min Walk
USS Midway
USS Midway Museum
22 min Walk
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
22 min Walk
Petco Park
Petco Park
25 min Walk
Embarcadero
Embarcadero
25 min Walk
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
7 min Drive
Old Town San Diego
Old Town San Diego
8 min Drive
Beach
Coronado Beach
16 min Drive
SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego
16 min Drive
Belmont Park
Belmont Park
18 min Drive
Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
22 min Drive
The Bristol Hotel
Prices starting at $149 / night

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Things to Know Before Arrival

Neighborhood Core-Columbia
The Core-Columbia area of Downtown San Diego is a beautiful mix of sky rises, restaurants, and hotels, complete with activities like music venues and museums.
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Pet Policy
Pets are allowed for an extra charge of $25 per accommodation, per night
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Breakfast
Not Included
Property Size
114 Rooms

Property Amenities

Bar on Property
Bar on Property
Bellhop
Bellhop
Boutique Hotel
Boutique Hotel
Business Center
Business Center
City Hotel
City Hotel
Concierge Desk
Concierge Desk
Conference Center
Conference Center
Family Friendly
Family Friendly
Fitness Room
Fitness Room
Gift Shop
Gift Shop
Hotel Near Bay
Hotel Near Bay
Laundry
Laundry
Museum Nearby
Museum Nearby
Onsite Cafe
Onsite Cafe
Pets Allowed
Pets Allowed
Restaurant on Property
Restaurant on Property
Safe Deposit Box
Safe Deposit Box

Parking

Valet Parking
Valet Parking
EV Charging Station
EV Charging Station
$39 / day for Valet Parking

Room Amenities

Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
Daily Maid Service
Daily Maid Service
Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen TV
Handicapped Accessible
Handicapped Accessible
Iron
Iron
No Smoking
No Smoking
Phone in Room
Phone in Room
Room Service
Room Service
Safe Deposit Box in Rooms
Safe Deposit Box in Rooms
Getting Around
SAN Airport
SAN Airport
- 5 min Drive
Trolley
Trolley Station
- 6 min Drive
Cruise Port
Cruise Port
- 16 min Walk
This Month's Forecast
68°F / 83°F
Sunny in August
Sep
66°F / 82°F
Sunny in September
Oct
61°F / 81°F
Sunny in October
Nov
53°F / 75°F
Sunny in November

Rooms & Rates

King room, The Bristol Hotel

The Bristol’s staff takes great care of its guests, and that commitment to quality is evident in each room. They have thought of everything you may need during your stay, including air conditioning, private bath, 55-inch flat screen television, iron and ironing board, refrigerator, coffee maker, same-day dry cleaning and laundry service, daily housekeeping, bathrobes, hair dryer, in-room safe, and triple-sheeted bedding and comforters.

ADA-compatible rooms are also available with accessibility features to make every guest feel welcome.

The Bristol Hotel
Prices starting at $149 / night
Fab Double or King
These rooms can sleep up to four people with two pillow-topped doubles or one king bed. They also feature a sitting area and work desk.
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Primo King
This style of room is roomier with an expanded sitting area and a city view.
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Cool King
Located on the top floor of this nine-story building, this room has high ceilings and tall windows to take in more of that city view.
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Suite
Also located on the top floor, these grand rooms are spacious, featuring a sitting area with queen-sized sleeper sofa, oversized bathrooms, and a separate bedroom with a king-sized bed.
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The Bristol Hotel
Prices starting at $149 / night

Nearby Things to Do

As fabulous as the rooms are at The Bristol, you probably won’t spend all your time inside. After all, you are in downtown San Diego, one of the most popular destinations on the Pacific coast. Here are some of the options you can try:

Shopping

Visit areas such as Seaport Village, Westfield, and Fashion Valley. San Diego has more than its fair share of outdoor shopping malls and local boutiques.

Culture Tours

Touring museums is easy in SD because so many are located at Balboa Park, making it a must-see stop for any visit to the city. There’re also a few military museums and plenty of galleries, including one right inside the hotel.

Historic Places

Explore the unique neighborhoods in downtown, including the historic Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, hip North Park, Old Town, Hillcrest, La Jolla, and Pacific Beach.

Water Activities

Wade out into the water for surfing, kayaking, deep-sea fishing, sailing, or just cruising. Whale-watching tours are a must, depending on what time of year you visit. If you prefer to stay on land, visit the shore at Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, or La Jolla Shores.

Hometown Zoos

Visit the animals at San Diego Zoo or Safari Park, where you can see an assortment of creatures that aren’t found in most hometown zoos.

Perfect Family Options

Thrill-seekers can head over to SeaWorld, Legoland, Aquatica, or the more traditional Belmont Park for amusement fun for the whole family.

Music Scene

Take in a concert at Horton Plaza, SOMA San Diego, or Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay. You can also catch live music at some of the bars and clubs in downtown or the Gaslamp Quarter.

Sports Activities

Hiking, biking, golfing, and any other physical activity you can think of can also be enjoyed in San Diego, or if you prefer, you can watch the pros at Petco Park or the Del Mar Racetrack.

Popular Activities

Hop On & Off Narrated Trolley Tour
Hop On & Off Narrated Trolley Tour
Jump onto one of the authentic trolleys, and see over 100 sights in San Diego! Listen to the tour guide and learn as you go. Create your own tour with 12 boarding areas!
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San Diego Air and Space Museum
San Diego Air and Space Museum
Discover the history of science, space and aviation when visiting the San Diego Air and Space Museum. See historic aircraft and spacecraft from all around the world. Also, enjoy multiple hands-on exhibits.
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The World Famous San Diego Zoo
The World Famous San Diego Zoo
Spend the day at the iconic San Diego Zoo! Featuring over 3,500 animals and 650 species, this zoo is the heart of Balboa Park. There are multiple exhibits & experiences for all ages to learn about animals and their habitats.
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USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
Located in downtown San Diego, the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum provides history of aircraft built in California. The museum includes over 60 exhibits with restored aircraft and tours of the carrier.
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Gaslamp Brothels, Bites & Booze Tour
Gaslamp Brothels, Bites & Booze Tour
Reserve your spot on this guided culinary walking tour of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Explore the old red light district, eat at 4 restaurants and wash it down with a sample-sized intoxicating treat!
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GoCar: Downtown & Gaslamp Loop
GoCar: Downtown & Gaslamp Loop
The future is here - enjoy learning about the history of downtown San Diego and the Gaslamp District from a talking GPS car! You'll wind through multiple areas such as Petco Park & Little Italy on this loop!
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Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art
Located in the heart of downtown, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego features premiere modern art pieces from the 1950’s to today. Spend a day marveling & exploring all things modern art.
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PETCO Park Tour
PETCO Park Tour
This tour is a GRAND SLAM! Get an intimate look into the home of the San Diego Padres. On this 80-minute tour, learn about the history of the stadium and visit behind-the-scenes areas such as the dugouts and press boxes.
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Tequila, Tacos & Tombstones Tour
Tequila, Tacos & Tombstones Tour
Come hungry for a guided walking tour of the birthplace of California! Sample Old Town’s tequila, eat at 4 authentic Mexican restaurants & hear ghostly tails at one of the oldest graveyards in San Diego!
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