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Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here January 2017 for three nights, very nice and clean. Friendly staff. Fab restaurant located inside the hotel. Hotel does free wine hour between 05.30pm and 06.30pm which is great! Was a little out of the way for everything but was still a lovely hotel!

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Curitiba, PR
Reviewed 1 week ago

If the value of a Hotel lies on its service, comfort and eficciency, Carlton Joie de Vivre exceeds its expectation, delivering great value, especially if compared to its prices. Location is great and the ambience is sophisticated - yet not fancy in a bad way.

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1Thank FabioAlberto
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Carlton is a decent value for the price and the best aspects were the friendly staff and the very spacious room. Breakfast in the restaurant was cheap compared to other hotels of similar quality and the food was very good. The drawbacks: no mini-bar, no room service, no toiletries and it was fairly noisy, not from outside, but from...

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1Thank Allison A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for two nights visiting San Francisco. Staff of the hotel is incredibly friendly; service with a smile, and since the hotel is small the service has a personal touch. The rooms are a bit noisy, but clean but clean. And given the price of the hotel I think it is value for money. Since the rooms are...

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 1 week Jan 2017 Other reviews say this is close to the piers - it is not. The walk to Pier 39 is at least 40 minutes each way which depending on route can involve some very steep hills. The ferry terminal is about 30 minutes if you walk fast. The location is not good, the streets around...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small hotel, nice rooms, clean, friendly staff. Good location, walking distance to Union Square, Chinatown, etc. Went back there for a the second time because the first stay was so pleasant. A central staircase makes it convenient to walk up to rooms.

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London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second stay at this hotel. It wasn't quite as great as I remembered but it was fine. The location is good roughly a 10 minute walk to Union Square and there are many restaurants and bars on Polk St which is 2mins away. The room was clean and the staff were pleasant. I wasn't blown away by...

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1Thank LeeAnneLonndon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolute little gem of a hotel. As soon as we checked in we were met with such a lovely warm welcome and nothing was too much for the staff. The nightly half hr or so free wine and live music from local artists was a great way to chill after a busy day, before going out again at night. The...

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Glasgow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here as a couple from Jan 26th to Jan 29th for three nights. This was our first trip to SF and this hotel made the experience of the city so much better. We changed to this hotel fairly last minute as we had booked into a terrible hotel. We are so glad we changed. This location was perfect for...

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Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely loved the look, feel, vibe, location and hospitality of the Hotel Carlton. We choose it for the history and the unique decor, true historic SF. We stayed in room 917 which was away from the lift and the street, it was quiet and had some views of Union Square (when the fog and rain weren't at play). The heating...

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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: $207 - $600 (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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“Ask for a room towards the back side away from the street.”
 of 5 bubbles C3779ASkellyt, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Great location and service”
 of 5 bubbles ElenaTsitovich, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Encourage to obtain a room that does not have an adjoining room with door inbetween.”
 of 5 bubbles nursemanager9, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles Serni253, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
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