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Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 10 June 2012

Some negatives: you need to go downstairs to obtain water and ice. Being a coffee drinker, it's disappointing when a hotel does not offer coffee but instead you need too get coffee from the Mediterranean restaurant on the first floor. But enough of negative comments. The service was exceptional, beds comfy, room fresh and clean with a bit of eclectic...

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Pam1975, General Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed the service and your guestroom during your stay at Hotel Carlton. We offer in-room 1-cup coffee makers and more elaborate espresso drinks in our restaurant Saha. For future reference we have three floors with filtered water machines for our guests' use with their in-room pitchers: 9, 5 and 1. Ice is currently available on...

Aberdeen, Scotland
Reviewed 9 June 2012

This is the second time we have stayed at Hotel Carlton and we loved it once more! The reception service is fantastic, very helpful. We were delighted to discover that the wine reception still takes place and enjoyed a glass or two with some live music!!! Fab!!! The bedrooms are clean and comfortable. Plenty wardrobe space and a small seating...

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Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 1 June 2012

Stay was pleasant in this small 80-year old property. Rooms are small, a bit dingy, but clean. Blinds on the window instead of curtains meant the room was bright at sunrise. Lobby is inviting, like a comfy living room. All in all, I'd consider staying here again.

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 31 May 2012

I was able to get this hotel on Priceline for an amazing price. My expectations were low but this hotel impressed me. The entire staff at the hotel was so extremely friendly, from check-in to check-out. The hotel is in an older building, so you really feel like you're in San Francisco, as opposed to some of the more modern...

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 25 May 2012

This place has some of the nicest staff you'll find. It was our honeymoon and they offered us a bottle of wine for free as a present which was so nice! The staff will inform you to not to go the Tenderlion area which is a few blocks away. The only problem with this hotel is the walls are thin...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 22 May 2012

I took my boyfriend to San Francisco as a birthday and I got a great deal on a room here. The Hotel Carlton had great service, wonderfully comfortable beds, and a romantic, yet exotic, atmosphere. The staff was so incredibly nice and helpful. We will definitely stay here again. I would recommend getting a room on the top floor, since...

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Franklin, North Carolina
Reviewed 22 May 2012

For the length of our too short stay, my family was treated to a wine tasting (Thank you, Johnny!), great jokes, excellent housekeeping, a fantastic room, a huge closet, an affordable rate and front desk staff that made sure we were safe and taken care of. All this and a world class city, too. We are looking forward to visiting...

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Bend, Oregon
Reviewed 20 May 2012

From the moment I pulled up to the Hotel Carlton I was impressed. The clerk immediately greeted us, took our bags and quickly checked us in. Although this is an older property, the room was stylish and very comfortable. Even though we arrived later in the evening (10:00) after checking in we walked next door and enjoyed a delicious dinner...

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Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 20 May 2012

My husband and I took our daughter, who is expecting her first child on June 30th to SFO for Mothers day. We have stayed at this hotel 6 or 7 times in the past and once again, I was amazed at our service and the comfortable feeling we had (which is why we keep coming back). SFO is a fabulous...

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $249 - $605 (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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