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Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

First, the downside: walls are paper thin. 2 mornings we were woken at 6.30am by the trio in the next room chatting. I could have joined in the conversation, the walls are so thin. 1 night, a bunch of over-excited teenagers disturbed everybody with shouting in the corridor etc. To the hotel's credit, the concierge stepped in rapidly! Having said...

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel Carlton is a charming hotel and a real find. The location is convenient, the rooms are a nice size and the overall vibe is just positive and friendly. Customer service goes well beyond the creature comforts one might expect from a hotel. I had the most amazing experience with staff AFTER my stay, when I called seeking help sorting...

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We enjoyed our stay here, the decor and rooms were delightful. The room we were in had it's own walk in closet, very handy for a long stay. Friendly staff at reception and in the restaurant. Good location easy walk to Union Square. Very clean rooms and hotel. Might sound strange but the filtered water station on each floor was...

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great stay at this hotel! Good location, clean and neat rooms and a fun happy hour with live music and complimentary wine. Only downside was that the walls seem to be paper thin. I could hear entire conversations of neighboring guest rooms while in my own room.

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Thank Leslie H
Chino Hills
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overall price for this hotel is decent. The only complain I have is that the walls are so thin that you could hear everything outside. I could even hear my neighbors having sex. I would stay here if you're on a budget, if not look for a different place with thicker walls.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights. This hotel was built in the 1920's and renovated many times. Medium size rooms, good bed and decent bathroom. A ceiling fan, but no ac, screens on the window. Noisy at night due to emergency vehicles, car alarms etc. Didn't matter much if window were open or close as they weren't double panes. If you are...

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Thank Richard J
Radford, Virginia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel Carleton was perfect for our 2 night stay in San Francisco. Walking distance to the many sites. Rooms were small as most hotel rooms in a large city but were very nicely decorated comfortable and a good value. Staff was very accommodating.

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Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel Carlton was well located ,clean and comfortable. Staff were friendly, efficient and helpful. We were able to access all our excursions so easily. Could hear a baby crying in the early morning but what can you do. The staff dealt with any issues right away such as towels, lights etc...Would stay again

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights on our 3 week holiday in America. What stands out is that the staff were very helpful, booking us on tour buses and shared transport to the airport after our stay. Nothing was too much trouble for them, answering all our questions about where to get local transport, where we could eat and where...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hotel Carleton is good value close to Union Square. The rooms are spare, clean, well appointed and comfortable. Phlox Commons has excellent food and wine. The glasses of wine are too expensive. The hotel offers complimentary wine every night with music.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The historic Hotel Carlton offers an international ambiance paired with outstanding guest service. Built in 1927, this nine-story San Francisco hotel is 3 blocks from the California Street cable car line, 6 blocks from Union Square, 8 blocks from the main entrance to Chinatown and 9 blocks from Civic Center. Complimentary evening wine receptions are held in Hotel Carlton's lobby nightly and feature live music from local artists. In addition, Hotel Carlton provides complimentary wireless internet to all guests; upgraded bandwidth is also available (surcharge applies). Recently renovated, all 161 non-smoking guestrooms at Hotel Carlton feature remodeled bathrooms including decorative floor and wall tiling, new vanities and sinks. The public spaces showcase cross-cultural design that incorporates treasures from Africa, India, Nepal, Laos and Asia. Our restaurant Saha features award-winning Arabic Fusion cuisine. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel

Address: 1075 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109-5817
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: RM789 - RM1,905 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 161
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Also Known As:
Carlton Hotel San Francisco
Hotel Carlton San Francisco
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#36 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#41 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#51 Business Hotel in San Francisco
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“7-9 floors, book 3 months in advance for best rates.”
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“Room to the side of the hotel was quiet with an uninterrupted view over Nob Hill area.”
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