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San Diego, California
Reviewed 20 May 2014

We love staying at this hotel! We have a daughter at USF and it's close to the University and we stay here every time we visit her. They have a great, friendly staff and always make us feel welcome. We have also have brought our dogs with us on a couple stays and they always bring us a dog bed...

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

Dear Guest, It is a pleasure to see that you enjoy your stays at the Laurel Inn. Having a convenient location to USF as well as making sure that your dog is properly greeted are just a couple of the amenities that our guests enjoy. We look forward to having you stay with us on your next visit to see...

Loleta, California
Reviewed 14 May 2014

We've now stayed in a city view room twice, and enjoyed both experiences very much. The hotel is in a great neighborhood, and within pleasant walking distance to Fillmore Ave., a great local dog park, and UCSF's Mt. Zion campus. They're quick to respond to requests, very dog friendly, and the decor is interesting and cool. We love the coffee...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind words. It is nice to see that you enjoyed both of your experiences at the Laurel Inn. It is nice to see that our staff was quick to respond to your requests. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Cordially, Clark Latterell General Manager

Turlock, California
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Received a call at 5:00 on the check in date to let me know that my reservation was canceled. I was staying at the Laurel Inn so I could walk to a school that I was visiting because of their limited parking. They did book a room for me at Del Sol in the Marina which was further away, so...

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

Dear Guest, I am sorry for the fact that you reservation had to be relocated to another hotel. As I mentioned to you, we did not overbook the hotel. Instead, there was a guest who was already in house and needed to extend their stay for medical reasons. Due to this, we were unable to accommodate you. Instead of having...

NC
Reviewed 1 May 2014

I stayed for a week at the Laurel Inn, in late April. Visiting family. Essentially....? Most of the reviews are spot on. The hotel is OK, but for the price, it's not actually up to par with other similar boutique hotels in SF that I have stayed at in the past. The hotel is somewhat dated on the inside, though...

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Last week-end to visit our daughter and grandson we stayed at the Laurel Inn in San Francisco. A quiet, efficient, comfortable hotel exactly one mile in 2 directions from our daughters. 30 minute walk to either address. the nearby street has great shopping and breakfast at the Swank next door on Sunday was fabulous. Service was impeccable - but mostly...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind words. It is nice to see that you found our hotel, its location and our staff to be a "jewel in the middle of town". Like you, many of our guests like the advantage of using the fitness services at the Jewish Community Center as well as the wonderful cultural program...

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Reviewed 24 April 2014

This hotel was just okay, but for $200/ night, you can find much nicer and more conveniently located in the city. The hotel is very dated. The room we stayed in had no A/C and was very stale and dank. The room wasn't dirty, but overall had a dingy feel. The parking was convenient, but cost $22/night. We stayed at...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback. I am very sorry that your stay was not up to your expectations. Making sure that our guests have excellent stays is something that we do strive for. There are many hotels in San Francisco that do not have air conditioning. While San Francisco may have a limited number of days...

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 12 April 2014

A basic, somewhat dated hotel, next to the Presidio. Staff is friendly, parking is provided, and the rooms are standard in their offerings. We appreciated the kitchenette, beautiful views of the city, and a very comfortable bed (mattress and linens). The biggest drawback is the musty smell (typical of an aging building in San Fran). Diffusers can be found throughout...

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Coral Springs, Florida
Reviewed 10 April 2014

My Mother stayed at the Laurel Inn for a month after surgery. The staff was very kind to her. Not being accustomed to the hotel prices in San Francisco, I was surprised at the price of the hotel. The size of the room was generous and the kitchen was a great help. I would suggest to anyone staying there for...

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

Dear Guest, I am glad to hear that your mother enjoyed her extended stay at the Laurel Inn. With our close location to some nearby hospitals, it is convenient for some patients while they recover. It is nice to see that the kitchen that we offer in some of our rooms was of assistance to your mother. That amenity, along...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

We have stayed at the Laurel inn in the past and I always look at their offers first as they are located just a block from our son. However when the lowest rate I find on an average room with no view room is $280 -$300 I have to ask myself if it is worth it. Suites at the beautiful...

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

Dear Guest, While I am sorry that you experienced higher rates during your last stay. While our rates do fluctuate depending on the occupancy in the area, we do regularly ensure that our rates are similar to those of our competitors. In addition, we do offer a substantial savings to our neighbors. Please feel free to check in to our...

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Reviewed 20 March 2014

Great location, excellent staff, couldn't really ask for a better place. The coffee/wine bar next door is also terrific. Would definitely stay hear again. Within walking distance of restaurants, movies, etc.

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

Thank you very much for your kind words. It is nice to know that our hotel and its staff were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to your next visit.

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: $292 - $635 (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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“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
“Off the street for quieter room. Never heard a thing!”
 of 5 bubbles ksk503, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
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