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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 27 July 2014

I have been traveling to SF for years, but I couldn't find my "place" to stay. Stumbled upon the Laurel Inn website last year while looking for a hotel in this part of town. I am so glad I did. It's quiet, clean, and a very friendly helpful staff. The price is affordable and they have covered parking too. It's...

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Laguna Hills, California
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Quoted a rate of $395 a night. Gulp! But I was attending a wedding, so the 'wedding rate' was $245. Even then, I was shocked at the rate. San Francisco can be expensive, but these quotes were high. I took the 'wedding rate'. The hotel is in a good part of San Francisco, on Presidio, The hotel is very old....

4Thank Pat B
Pleasanton, California
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Clean and comfortable. Probably could use a remodel soon, but not bad. Front desk personnel (especially Michael) are friendly and helpful. Parking is cheap and easy. Only a ten dollar cab ride to many sites, including San Francisco medical center.

1Thank Jim S
Miami, Florida
Reviewed 9 July 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at the Laurel Inn in the Laurel Heights area of San Francisco. We were traveling from the South Bay so we had a car and the Laurel Inn had great parking (two levels). The room was clean and modern-looking, though I felt the toilet and shower-head were too small. The bed was...

1Thank EladHaber
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 5 July 2014

The room is clean and nice. We booked a room with a nice little kitchen. The housekeeping staff cleaned our dishes every day. The free wifi was very fast. The hotel is not so conveniently located. It takes a 20-minute walk to the nearest cable car station. Booking.com says "breakfast included", but indeed they just provided croissants and coffee, and...

1Thank HappyDay-HappyDay
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We had a great week at the Laurel Inn. All The staff are wonderful, they couldn't do enough for us and were just lovely for a chat when we would return from our daily outings. it's a good area to walk in as shops and places to eat are so close, make sure you have breakfast or lunch at Ella's...

2Thank Jody B
detroit, michigan
Reviewed 14 June 2014

The Laurel Inn in San Francisco,CA is a conveniently located little hotel. It is surrounded by great restaurants, shopping, a movie theatre and right on city transportation lines (buses). The hotel staff were very attentive and took care of your needs within minutes. The price was a little steep ($265. per night) but similar compared with others in the area....

Thank creek327
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Very friendly and attentive staff; from the front desk to the cleaning and maid service. I had one minor issue and the manager responded right away. The location was great for walking anywhere. Quick cab service too.

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San Jose
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We stayed here for one night after making a last-minute reservation using HotelTonight. We were allocated a one-bed room but we were graciously upgraded to a two-bed room. Our questions were answered in a friendly manner and our needs were proactively addressed by Tonya. This hotel is not at a walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf or Piers but offers about...

2Thank Rawa13
Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is nice to see that you had a nice experience at our hotel as well as in your dealings with Tanya. Thank you very much for your kind words. I am glad that you were able to find a good value at the Laurel Inn. We look forward to having you stay with us on your next...

New York, NY
Reviewed 21 May 2014

We always stay at this place, and continue to like it. Unfortunately, the hotel did not have our usual king suite ready, so they stuck us in a downstairs queen room that was somewhat small and dank. The hotel lady comped us on the garage as well as giving us a lower price for the room, which was more than...

2Thank annbury
Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am glad to see that you continue to enjoy your stays at the Laurel Inn. It is nice to read how you have been staying with us for several years. While I am sorry that you were unhappy with your room on the first night, I am glad that we were able to recover and make sure...

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Like the charming neighborhood that surrounds it, the Laurel Inn is noted for its warm sense of hospitality. Built in 1963, this newly renovated hotel represents a contemporary take on Mid-Century style to create a sophisticated and comfortable interior drenched in rich colors, relaxed textures, and ingenious details. Each spacious guestroom is designed in the style of a studio apartment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel

Address: 444 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115-2004
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: €208 - €372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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“Go elsewhere.”
  • Shrink wrap on building. Probably gone by now.
  • Newly redecorated room.
 of 5 bubbles marciaw475, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Wait until renovation is complete!”
 of 5 bubbles RogerC266, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the third floor are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 63heman, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Can be quite noisy if you face the road”
 of 5 bubbles Im_a_travlin_fool, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“City View, if you can see through the fog.”
 of 5 bubbles ChickieWickie, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
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