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The Front Lobby at the Bristol Hotel in San Diego

Bristol Hotel

1055 First Avenue

San Diego, California 92101

Written by Beth Garrett
As hundreds of thousands of å é è © travelers discover every year, San Diego, California is a wonderful destination for a family vacation or a long romantic weekend. Pristine white sandy beaches, cobalt blue waters, palm trees swaying gently in the Pacific breeze, savory restaurants and chic boutiques
are just a few of the gems that San Diego has to offer. Located just a short distance from the Mexican boarder, San Diego is absolutely teeming with hotels and travelers can well-afford to be discerning when choosing accommodations. For those travelers who prefer hotels that successfully merge style with comfort, the Bristol Hotel is definitely the hippest choice. Emerging from a multi-million dollar renovation project, the Bristol Hotel provides guests with visually pleasing accommodations and five-star services. The jazz-inspired lobby gives way to walls adorned with Pop Art by such celebrated artists as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Peter
Guestroom at the Bristol Hotel
Max and Keith Haring. The Bristol is such a popular hotel with tourists that even the famed San Diego trolley makes a stop there. The Bristol Hotel is conveniently located near many of the attractions that make San Diego such a wonderful city to visit including the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and the Gaslamp Quarter.

Sleek and Vibrant Guest Rooms

Boasting only 102 guest accommodations spread out over nine floors, the Bristol is an intimate boutique-style hotel. Vibrantly colored walls greet guests in the rooms, easing guests into a vacation state of mind. Guests of the Bristol can choose between several room types depending on their personal preferences when traveling away from home. Room types include Deluxe King and Superior Double. The Deluxe Kings
have a large workspace as well as a sitting area while the Superior Doubles feature a writing desk and a cozy sitting area. Individual reading lights adorn each bedside. The in-room amenities will leave guests feeling pampered and spoiled. Plush terry cloth bathrobes and lavish bath products by Proterra await guests in the bathrooms. A long soak has never before been so eagerly anticipated. In-room entertainment consists of a remote controlled color Web television with Internet capabilities as well as a CD player. Guests will discover that the accommodations include state-of-the-art technology. In addition to Internet access, guest
Double Guestroom at the Bristol Hotel
rooms feature direct dial telephones with voice mail and modem/data port capabilities. Other in-room luxuries include alarm clock radio, electronic door locks, iron, ironing board, coffee make, complimentary coffee, salon-style hairdryer, individual climate control and mini-bar. Handicap accessible and nonsmoking rooms are available upon request. Children ages 16 years and younger stay at the Bristol Hotel free of charge. The Bristol is a pet friendly hotel.

Five-Star Services

As the Bristol is a smaller size hotel, guests receive personalized service from the courteous, professional staff. There is no chance of getting lost in the hustle and bustle as happens all too often at larger, less intimate hotels. The concierge staff is well versed in the San Diego area and is
Guest Lounge at the Bristol Hotel
at guests' disposal to assist with everything from sightseeing recommendations and transportation arrangements to dining reservations. The Bristol Hotel is also a wonderful spot to hold your next special event. The spectacular Starlite Ballroom, located on the top floor of the hotel, boasts a retractable ceiling as well as breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay. The City Scene room is ideal for intimate gatherings such as cocktail parties or business meeting. Daisies Bistro and Lounge specializes in palate pleasing California cuisine and is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other guest services include housekeeping, wake-up calls, valet parking and dry cleaning.


The Bristol Hotel is located at 1055 First Avenue in San Diego, California.
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