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Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Reviewed 6 November 2011

This is a decent hotel if you're on a budget visiting San Francisco. It's in the Tenderloin, so walking at night around this neighborhood is not advised. Centrally located to get to almost anywhere in the City. A few blocks off the cable car line, but hilly, so be prepared. Within walking distance of Union Square for shopping and restaurants....

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 5 November 2011

My gf and I stayed here on her first trip to San Francisco. It was amazing, the staff was friendly and fun. The wine reception was strange and surreal in a really good way due to the mix of people. We stayed 2 nights and the moved to a sterile high rise with a view for the last night and...

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Minnesota
Reviewed 3 November 2011

Nice hotel in a good location, close to city sites and transportation to away sites. The bed was very comfortable and the room was a good size and clean. The hotel is located in a Middle-Eastern pocket of SF and that somewhat restricts local dining and shopping choices, but it certainly appears to be in a safe neighborhood where you...

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Brighton
Reviewed 2 November 2011

We stayed here for 4 nights in June and can't fault it. Staff are friendly and helpful. The first thing the receptionist did after checking us in was take out a map and highlight the parts of the tenderloin we should avoid. We didn't need telling after taking a Saturday night stroll through the crack dens on our last trip!...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 November 2011

Have been meaning to review this hotel for quite some time - stayed there over the holidays at the end 2010, having found a great deal on the room price. We had two rooms for a family of five, and loved the place. The location, between Polk and Van Ness, was perfect for exploring the immediate surroundings. Even walking to...

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Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Reviewed 31 October 2011

Our stay in San Francisco was wonderful partially due to the wonderful staff here. Conveniently located within walking distance to all the cultural sites in the area. Saha in the hotel is a FAB restaurant and worth the experience too. Our room was spacious with a nice view & quiet. All in all a great time & experience ( my...

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Kathmandu, Nepal
Reviewed 26 October 2011

Free coffee/tea making facilities in the room, free wifi, iron and board in the room and free wine in the lobby every evening are all indicators that this hotel still thinks of guests as well as profits. At the Carlton it's all about the service. Restaurant is good, but needs to work out a way hotel guests can charge to...

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Reviewed 24 October 2011

Made our stay in San Francisco very pleasant nice hotel in a good location shortish walk to union square bit longer on the way back and very friendly staff

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Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2011

We stayed here back in October 2009 and found it to be very clean, comfortable with friendly and helpful staff. The hotel decor and overall vibe is very cool very modern and was very bright and homely which is a rarity in hotels. Location of the hotel is good just a couple of blocks walk (10 mins) and you can...

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Oakville, Canada
Reviewed 24 October 2011

Was booked here for a business trip while attending a convention. I couldn't stay even 1 night. No AC, run down and dirty room, very undesirable area. If you are a student looking for the seedier side of town then this may be for you.....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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: RM704 - RM1,881 (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:
#2 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#36 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#41 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#52 Business Hotel in San Francisco
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“Marco Polo suite on 9th floor is spacious and relatively quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Mblaca, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“maybe ask for a south side room - that way you get windows with a spacious view.”
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“Keep in mind that this is an older hotel, so rooms will be on the small side.”
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“9th floor for the best views over San Francisco!”
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