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Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 8 November 2010

We stayed at the Hotel Carlton for 4 nights and we liked the hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the hotel was clean. We didn't find any issue with the noise and we were in a room at the front of the hotel and next to the elevator. It was a bit farther from most of the...

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Reviewed 6 November 2010

Lovely hotel with great staff. Good design. Big room

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 31 October 2010

we stayed here and were very dissapointed. for starters the guy behind the desk when we checked in, watched us struggle with our 5 bags and not once offered to help. the room is massive and the closet huge, but thats about all it is. no fridge, small tv, dirty bath tub and in a not very nice part of...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 29 October 2010

I arrived on October 21st and was meeting with my brother who was at another hotel. Hotel Carlton was waaaaaaaay nicer and less expensive than his. The folks at the front desk were ever so helpful giving me a map and telling me what sights to see and where to get the bus/cable cars booking trips etc. Wine at 5:30...

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Edmonton
Reviewed 26 October 2010

I would recommend this hotel to anyone going to San Francisco! This is a charming boutique hotel near Union Square. The staff went out of their way to help with anything that we needed, and seeing as there were 8 women travelling together we needed alot! This hotel is just a short walk from Union Square and a $10 taxi...

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Easton, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 October 2010

The staff at this hotel was accommodating and tried to be helpful. They got us cabs twice and checked on us when there was a delay. The first room we checked into had a dirty tub and a disturbing piece of art hanging over the bed that could not be taken off the wall. When I asked to get another...

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JComaskey1, General Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear KPHA, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your recent stay at the Hotel Carlton. I'm really sorry that you did not like the art in your room. The hotel is decorated in an eclectic, international theme that reflects many different styles and cultures. As the various reviews on this site demonstrate many people love the...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 22 October 2010

When we arrived everyone was attentive. The lobby has a fire going and the atmosphere was welcoming. The bedroom area was neat and clean. The closet was quite large. When we looked at our bathroom we were shocked. The tub was stained gray and had streaks. The caulk and grout showed mildew or worse. There were tiles missing from the...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2010

this hotel has brill staff x x who know what we are there x theyb are ever so hopeful x prooms are wot u expect for wot we pay for we jist off cruise ship an we had better service from carlton than on ship have to say to u guys thanks for a good trip x

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London
Reviewed 20 October 2010

We picked the Carlton as it was a bit cheaper than other San Francisco hotels and it was difficult when researching to assess value for money. The front desk staff were very helpful and pleasant to deal with. We booked the room with the parking included which was good value and made the arrival and departure very smooth. The room...

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Huntington, West Virginia
Reviewed 17 October 2010

My husband and I stayed here for four nights at the beginning of October. From the first humorous greeting by the front desk staff (our room was ready for check in three hours early!) until the day we checked out (they cheerfully babysat our luggage while we picked up our rental car), our stay was a complete pleasure. The wine...

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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: $212 - $595 (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
#51 Business Hotel in San Francisco
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