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Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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San Francisco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have stayed at the Hotel Carlton twice now. We live in San Francisco, but this is our escape when family comes to town and stays at our house. We love staying here. The rooms are comfortable and cute, the beds are soft, the staff is very friendly, and there are plenty of things to do in...

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Akiko M, Front Office Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Hi Josh, I am so glad that Hotel Carlton can be you home away (but close to) home for you and your wife! Lower Nob Hill definitely has a lot of hidden gems and great local spots. I hope we see you folks again soon and Carlton! Yours Truly, Akiko

Atlantis, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hotel. I will stay here again. Arrgh.... I cannot escape this rating form unless I add at least 100 more characters. Why did I even start? Life was good. Wine to drink. Women to love. But alas, here I am trapped into typing more. Whew! Escaped!

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Montreal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed my stay, very friendly staff, clean room, would absolutely recommend to others. I've stayed with Hotel Carlton twice now. I'll sure I'll be back again in the future. They're proud of the happy hour music they provide each evening.

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Akiko M, Front Office Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your kind words! I am glad you enjoyedHotel Carlton's Local Vocals live music and wine reception. We're always inviting new musicians, so I hope you get to enjoy more of our local music the next time you stay with us! Yours Truly, Akiko M.

Dublin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great experience staying at the Hotel Carlton for a week. The staff were great, warm and had lots of character. The common hotel area are good and the rooms are more than acceptable. As SF locations go, this area isn't the best but I always felt safe near the hotel and at the same times its a...

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Akiko M, Front Office Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Hi John! Thank you for posting your Great Experience with at Hotel Carlton! Our Carlton family puts in a lot of heart to service our guests. We hope we see you again on your next stay in SF! Best, Akiko M.

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very unusual hotel in a good way. The decor is attractive and vibrant and the service excellent. Had a very comfortable huge bed for a single room reservation. Free wifi and in-room coffee machine plus a heap of other amazing touches that made this a very pleasant stay. Enjoyed breakfast and dinner here at the bar where...

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Akiko M, Front Office Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Hi Clare, Thank you for your kind words! The Hotel Carlton was recently renovated and updated with our eclectic decor. I'm glad you enjoyed our newest addition, Phlox Commons Restaurant & Bar. Don't be a stranger, and we hope we see you again at Hotel Carlton! Yours Truly, Akiko M.

San Francisco, California, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first experience at Hotel Carlton was stopping by to see a friend perform her original music during the hotel's wine reception, 5:30 - 6:00. Gorgeous lobby, friendly, relaxed vibe. GREAT staff. The front desk guy, Theo McKinney, apparently started something called "Local Vocals" about 8 years ago, providing a place for musicians to share their music. It's been a...

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Akiko M, Front Office Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Hi Ken! Thank you so much for your kind words. We at Hotel Carlton celebrate the arts and our local artists. This has been a passion project for Theo and I'm glad you are able to contribute some of your own beautiful music to Local Vocals! Yours Truly, Akiko

Philadelphia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Carlton was a great experience from walking in the door to walking out. Friendly staff, great perks and amenities, perfect location walkable to everything and comfy accommodations. We plan to return!

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Akiko M, Front Office Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Hi Valari, Wow, thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us! Sounds like you took great advantage of our central location. Walking truly is the best way to see this wonderful city. We can't wait to welcome you back at Hotel Carlton! Yours Truly, Akiko M.

England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very hospitable hotel with efficient and welcoming staff. The evening, complimentary, music and wine event was a delightful extra. The room was clean and comfortable with a capsule-style coffee maker and provision for clean filtered drinking water. My only criticism is that the walls were rather thin and unfortunately we had some noisy people next door. The...

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very quirky and a bit kitsch but not offensive. Loved the natural light in our room! Rooms were large with plenty of room for the two of us. Although the location is right near tenderloin, we didn't feel unsafe. It was walking distance to Union Square and we even walked to Fisherman's Warf (a good 40 mins or so of...

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooma have very thin walls and the doors bang very heavy so was kept awake quite a lot because of this. The hotel was average , the view of a brick wall window was not ideal and felt very isolated, however the staff were pleasant on arrival and the room was clean .

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Akiko M, Front Office Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Hi Rachel, Thank you for your taking time to provide us your feedback. I truly apologize for any inconvenience you had experienced during your stay. The Hotel Carlton was built in the 1920's and holds a lot of historical meaning to the city of San Francisco. We are continuously renovating and improving this historic property. We also offer Deluxe level...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: RM871 - RM1,720 (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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“Higher floors are probably quieter for street noise.”
19robbo66, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms near stairs or elevator”
AzaWanderLust, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Higher up (it is nine floors) there is less external noise.”
TicToc13, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a corner, that way you get a window in the bathroom”
katem61, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Maybe above the second floor”
Tira_11, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
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