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North America: California, San Diego - The Bristol Hotel
Review by Margaret Pearson, TravelPage.com Contributing Editor
A Little Bit of Soho in San Diego
The Bristol Hotel San Diego is moving on up! Recently redecorated (and still more to come) it boasts a very bright, modern decor with vivid colors but without being sparse. It has a great Pop Art collection featuring Andy Warhol and Peter Max.
There are 102 rooms on 8 floors with a ninth floor featuring banquet/wedding facilities for 250 guests with the only "retractable starlight" roof in San Diego. Thirty percent of the rooms are oversized with city and partial ocean views. Daisies restaurant on site offers free deluxe continental breakfast and exceptional lunch and dinner menus. You can't miss the restaurant as there are paintings of red and white daisies throughout.
Located downtown on the San Diego trolley line, just 3 blocks from Horton Plaza, a unique 3 story outdoor mall, the Bristol is perhaps an undiscovered gem (albeit not for long). It is within easy walking distance to the Gas Lamp district full of shops, restaurants, theatres, and night life. You can catch the Old Towne Trolley at Horton Plaza which will give you a narrated tour of all the highlights of San Diego including stops at Coronado Island, the world- famous San Diego Zoo and Old Town San Diego for hours of shopping and fun.
The Bristol is ready to meet your business needs with adequate conference facilities. It will soon host its own fitness center.
Being in the heart of the city is the only detraction as the Greyhound bus station is located across the street. However, it only creates minimal distraction for the traveler.
The Bristol is offering packages to entice the traveler and it is well worth the time spent checking out the web for these packages at the hotel's web site. If you were in Soho New York, you'd pay a lot more for less ambiance. Discover this undiscovered, chic, boutique hotel.
the Bristol Hotel
1055 First Ave
San Diego, CA 92102
Tel: (619) 232-6141 or (800) 662-4477
Click Here for Reservations
Hotel Web Site
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