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Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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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.
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We walked into Hotel Carlton and were greeted by Theo, who was very warm and helpful, funny, completely wonderful. He single handedly helped get our SF stay off to a great start 😁 The hotel is beautiful and peaceful too 🙏
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My colleague and I stayed here for a week while attending a conference. Our experience with the hotel was terrible - the room was very old and the bathroom was so small, had no AC, and the heater only ran a couple of hours at night, so it was extremely cold. The restaurant was
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Hotel is very attractive and well maintained for a very fare San Francisco price. Our room was colored brightly yet a sweet simplicity about it. We enjoyed the engaging reception staff and the wine/ live music offered in the lobby.
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Just stayed at this hotel for 3 nights for a birthday treat absolutely outstanding customer service no matter how many times I asked for directions so helpful and genuine and polite Custer service was second to none caught the wine tasting which is a lovely touch rooms
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We enjoyed our stay, The rooms were clean & comfortable & affordable The area was ok & walking distance to Union Square and other areas.The Resturant next door Millers Rest had Really Good Food .we were very pleased overall & would stay here again
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Kokkari — we celebrated our anniversary here with a wonderful meal. The restaurant has fine Mediterranean food in a beautiful setting. Service is superb.
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Hi we had a huge ceiling fan in our room it was very efficient and quiet. There was a tub with a shower over it. There are bus stops just round the corner. Trolley buses close by and tram car was at union square 5 mins walk away. It very hilly but you can easily walk everywhere. We got the bus to the golden gate bridge and walked across. Hope that helps
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So we used the bart from Oakland - pretty easy. To get from San Fran it’s also the bart and then a short walk to the hotel. Sorry I can’t be more specific but I’m not a great navigator. I just remember the whole process taking around 25mins including walk and train.
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It had a fan in the ceiling but we didn't need it or use it. Room was cool anyway
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It does not have a gym that I am aware of
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"They're all loud. good luck."
"Be nice to the front desk staff, they will do their best to find you a great room."
"Because it is rather noisy, try to get a room at the backside of the hotel."
"More creamers for the coffee please."
"no difference"
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PRICE RANGE
US$165 - US$704 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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carlton hotel san franciscohotel carlton san francisco
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United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San FranciscoTheater DistrictLower Nob Hill
NUMBER OF ROOMS
161
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