Member Reviews (2)
- Bristol HotelJul 05, 2012
A nice boutique hotel in downtown San Diego. I really liked the lobby: it was spacious, open and warm with a red, white and black color scheme. Mirrors on the wall gave the illusion that the space was much larger too. However, I wasn't as partial to this same color scheme in the actual rooms, especially in the bathrooms. The red was too overpowering and dark for my taste. Otherwise the rooms were standard in size, but modern and chic.
The hotel has a very tiny gym, I'm talking shoebox size. But it's glamorous, mirror covered ballroom on the 9th floor is huge. And it has a retractable roof! I adored this space, and think its an awesome spot to hold events. The hotel also has a chic bar and dining area called Daisy's Bar & Bistro, open daily for dinner and drinks.
- Bristol HotelFirst to ReviewFeb 16, 2014
Let me just put it up front, when you are staying at a downtown hotel almost anywhere that has a nice downtown area (think San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago) ... be prepared to pay butt loads for parking. This is something I expected so when the Bristol charged $26 a night for parking I was actually pleasantly surprised (I've actually been charged $40+tip at SF hotels before) that it wasn't going to be highway robbery and gladly booked this extremely affordable boutique hotel for my stay in SD.
The hotel was extremely clean, the lobby is very nice and inviting and the staff was friendly. The rooms were clean, comfortable, everything worked and the bathrooms were pretty good as well although the shower was a little on the odd side. The beds are very comfortable and the sheets / blankets keep you warm!
The only complaint I had was that the walls are thin and they have doors that join you to other rooms if you booked more than one room ... this was not pleasant when the room next to us started a party on both nights, one at 2:30 AM in the morning. The hotel has a strict NO PARTY policy but it still took a few calls and a trip down to the front desk to deal with the problem which didn't get resolved until almost an hour later (3:30 am!). I would definitely stay here again for the price next time but make sure that my neighbors are friendly non-partiers.
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- Guests think this is a good boutique hotel.
- Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
- Hotel99% thought it was clean.
- Location98% enjoyed the nightlife nearby.
- Service97% found the staff to be very friendly.
- PriceExcellent value for money, said 97%.
- Ambiance93% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
- Food71% loved the dining experience.