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Our Story

An Immersive Stay Experience in San Jose

The bristol is a place. a place that exists amid straight lines, greige and shiny devices. a cheeky hideaway, an environment that immerses guests in experiences as diverse as our clientele. we are unapologetic in our character and find beauty in eccentricity. off the beaten path, discover a respite from daily life.

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The Bristol was inspired by world travels and built out of collected experiences to comfortably host guests as if they are family.

Did you know that we have a piece of the Berlin Wall in our event space? Or have have hosted celebrities like Carlos Santana over the years? We have a lot of stories after 20 years...

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What Makes Us Different...

  • The Bristol continues to be independently owned and operated.
  • We are a small business that is 100% female-owned/BIPOC. 
  • Unlike big box hotel chains, our hotel is full of character and unique decor.  

All Are Welcome Here

The Bristol embraces and values diversity a rainbow colored flag. We welcome all races, genders, ages and abilities to experience our property.