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Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Alloa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2012

I spent 3 nights at the Carlton and enjoyed every minute of my stay. The hotel has a sort of laid back character which I found quite relaxing and helped me enjoy my time there. The hotel is in a good central location provided you don’t mind a little walking, Union Square being only 10 minutes away. The staff were...

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

Thank you for your review! We are elated to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Hotel Carlton and San Francisco. Union Square is such a great place to visit! We look forward to your return, and hope to see you again soon!

Melbourne
Reviewed 17 July 2012

My friend and I stayed here for 8 nights and had a great experience. There were a few positives and negatives, but overall we had a great experience for a price much cheaper than other San Fran hotels. * Staff are incredibly nice and funny - I very much enjoyed their company during the complimentary wine service and they were...

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

Thank you for reviewing us! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Hotel Carlton. Our team will certainly be recognized for their efforts in making your stay a memorable one! We hope you'll join us again soon!

Pasadena, California
Reviewed 16 July 2012

My husband and I were on vacation to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. The Hotel Carlton was the first leg of our road trip. The lobby had a welcoming, cozy, and warm ambiance. We especially enjoyed happy hour with wine and music. The staff was courteous, friendly, and very professional. The location was perfect for walking to shopping areas as...

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

Thank you for an excellent review! We are elated to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We are thankful you chose the Hotel Carlton for such a special occasion, and hope you'll join us again for many more! Congratulations on 20 years!

Irving, Texas
Reviewed 16 July 2012

It's a Great place with super friendly staff. The thing I liked most is that the staff would not only ask you how is your stay in the hotel but hows your stay in San Francisco. They would recommend places for you to go as well. Front desk was always there with a smile on to help you anytime.

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

Thank you for this phenomenal review! We are pleased to hear that you had such a memorable time while at the Hotel Carlton, and that our team made such a difference to you. We hope that you'll join us again soon!

Los Angeles
Reviewed 15 July 2012

Hotel Carlton was quite delightful. It was a good location, within walking distance to Union Square, Chinatown, the financial district, and the Embarcadero. Also close to the California St. cable car,which takes you right down to the Embarcadero....if you don't want to walk. The room was quiet,cute,cozy and clean. The staff was very warm and friendly, also helpful with questions...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Hotel Carlton and San Francisco. The cable car ride is such a testament to the San Francisco atmosphere, and we are glad you were able to experience that. Please join us again soon!

Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 14 July 2012

This was my first trip to San Francisco, and well, pretty much anywhere. My aunt recommended this hotel and I had a pleasant stay. The room was lovely and very clean (I am picky). I also found the staff to be extremely helpful and friendly with providing information and assistance. This hotel is a little off the main area of...

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

Thank you for an excellent review! We are elated to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Our team is truly the heart and soul of The Hotel Carlton. We look forward to your return!

Easton, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 14 July 2012

Very friendly staff, clean rooms and distinctive character. Although it's location is very convenient in Fan Francisco (close to call the city attractions), it is also close to the "bad" part of town, and so don't be surprised to see homeless and prostitutes on the street corner at late nights.

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

Thank you for your review! We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay, and that you were able to see San Francisco. We know some of the area isn't desirable for some people, and it sounds like you were able to find activities that suited you! We hope you'll join us again soon!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 13 July 2012

I recently stayed at the Hotel Carlton for a relaxing long weekend, and I was very pleased. I wanted to be close to Union Square, but a little away from the bustle. Relaxation was my goal, and Hotel Carlton helped me achieve that. Only a few ambulance sirens headed to the hospital 2 blocks away, so plenty quiet while being...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Your comments and suggestions are truly appreciated, especially since you enjoy San Francisco so much. We are thrilled that you enjoyed Saha, and were able to relax and rejuvenate during your stay. We look forward to your return, and hope to see you again very soon!

Roanoke, Virginia
Reviewed 13 July 2012

Have stayed at Hotel Carlton several times since 2005--always good service, clean rooms, good experience. Hotel breakfasts were good, the dinners spectacular. Enjoyed the cocktail hour in the lobby

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

Thank you for reviewing us! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time in San Francisco, and while at the Hotel Carlton. Our Saha restaurant is such a delight, and thank you for your comments. We hope you'll join us again soon!

San Jose
Reviewed 12 July 2012

Recently stayed at the Carlton when visiting San Francisco for business. I had a great room thought quite small, but I was alone so it suited me just fine. Great bed and very clean bathroom. The reception staff was very very nice. One small issue with the valet (more than an hour to get my car) but overall excellent service

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

Thank you for your review! We are elated to hear you enjoyed your stay while in San Francisco and at the Hotel Carlton. We understand that sometimes our Valet can be slower than others, and we suggest that you call ahead to have your car brought around. There is no extra cost, and it will alert the team that you...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: €166 - €400 (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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