Anyone who knows our team knows we have the opportunity to stay in some incredible, premium hotels across the country. Which means our favorite boutique hotel recommendations are pretty well vetted.

After a recent stay in sunny downtown San Diego, we can’t recommend The Bristol Hotel enough. This central city boutique hotel is filled with West Coast character and has Californian coastal comfort to spare.

West Coast Style + Luxury Amenities

Each Bristol room has a bright contemporary twist reminding you exactly where you are in the world: in the land of sunshine. The urban coastal aesthetic features premium touches, including summer-white, triple-sheeted, Pan Pacific Lotus bedding and sumptuous West Coast-designed, Luxury Lotus Loop towel collection.

Cityside to Seafront

So expertly designed is this downtown hotel, that it truly feels like a break from the everyday hustle and bustle of the city. Still, every well-loved San Diego attraction a traveler could need is located very nearby — including the famous Gaslamp Quarter, which is just a short walk from the Bristol’s lobby doors. And, for traveling families and couples, The San Diego Zoo, San Diego Convention Center, Balboa Park, Sea World San Diego, and Seaport Village are all just minutes from The Bristol’s central location.

California: For Working or Playing

We found it incredibly easy to relax or work in the Bristol’s eco-friendly rooms with some key modern lifestyle touches that made us feel incredibly settled and cared for:

  • Early 3 p.m. check-in and a generous noon check-out time
  • On-site exercise room
  • On-site bar and lounge
  • Comfortable team meeting rooms and business station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the entire hotel (that’s right, complimentary!)

And, we can’t not mention one of our favorite features: pets are always welcome at The Bristol! So bring Buster for that walk on one of San Diego’s famous beaches.

SoCal Living

During our recent visit, The Bristol Hotel was in the final phase of guest room renovations to only improve the full California hotel experience. When making reservations, look for the Fab, Primo and Suite categories to ensure you have an opportunity to experience the hotels newest rooms complete with sustainable “green” amenities and San Diego-styled atmosphere.  Fresh, bright, modern styling and a subtle mix of textures and colors mean The Bristol’s rooms are always luxurious and, above all, relaxing.