$199 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 31, 2015 Check-out: Jun 2, 2015

Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

3 stars
View map of 1075 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

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Ratings and reviews for Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
254 out of 254
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.9

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vinh T.
Business
Dallas
Feb 17, 2015

Great City Stay

Staff at the Hotel Carlton was the best part about the hotel. They are so nice and always joking around with the guests. Would come here any time over any of the other hotels in San Francisco

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Martha S.
Business
Santa Ana
Feb 4, 2015

Great B-Day Getaway

The hotel was great. We were on the 7th floor, the room was small but that's normal for SF. The overall place is very cute and comfy I loved the decor around the floors. BUT the walls are paper thin, you can hear EVERYTHING. I do mean everything, we heard homeless people outside screaming and sirens for most of one night and you can definitely hear the neighbors... The staff are awesome tho, they are all very professional and super friendly! Parking? well its SF what can you expect. The Hotel offers 35/night (plus tax, you pay 40/night) with in and out access. HOWEVER, across the street there is a parking garage (gated) and its only 20/night or 28/night with in and out access. Sweet!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wing
Business
N/A
Jan 27, 2015

Clean and cozy

The hotel room is clean and cozy. It is a bit small but sufficient. Good for short term stay. The hotel location is okay, not close to BART but you can walk 10 mins to Japan Town. The hotel staff are very friendly. I enjoyed the stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
kelly p.
Business
seattle
Jan 12, 2015

great hotel

They have a great staff, friendly. The neighborhood a bit sketchy but a few blocks away gets better,and is close to a lot including public transportation. I loved free wine and live music in the evening, it was super fun meeting others staying at the hotel. Loved the colors, decor and real art on display. No fake hotel art here. Food was great too. Will always stay here when in San Fran from now on!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
kelly p.
Business
seattle
Jan 8, 2015

Great Hotel

So Fun!!! Love the wine, live music hour every evening. Great staff, fun and helpful. Nice rooms, good hot water and pressure, decorated with real art instead of horrible regular hotel art, great colors, comfy bed. Food was delicious too. The neighborhood might not be right for all, but is close to everything if you are a walker. It's just that for a few blocks around the hotel you are in the tenderloin district and it can be a bit shady. I am from Chicago so it didn't bug me. Two blocks in any direction you are out of it too, and if you are planning on driving around it won't matter. I will never stay anywhere else when in San Fran again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Christine L.
Business
N/A
Jan 5, 2015

Pleasant surprise!

A very charming building, a little off the beaten path but worth it considering the staff. From the front desk, to the gentleman handing me a glass of free wine...the biggest surprise was how friendly and human the cleaning staff was in the morning! Never experienced such an honestly lovely hotel staff, without pretense. Looking forward to next time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
EricOnTheRoad
Business
New York
Dec 29, 2014

Nice, pretty hotel

Very pretty hotel, nice staff, wine hour was delightful, ok location, internet never functioned properly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Divya R.
Business
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

Interview trip

Clean and good service. Would definitely recommend to others. Also the location is great,in the downtown area

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ObsessiveTraveler
Business
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

Christmas in San Francisco

Joie de Vivre hotel chain is reasonably priced with understated elegance. Friendly staff,rooms very comfortable and nicely appointed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
EricOnTheRoad
Business
New York
Dec 19, 2014

Nice, pretty hotel

Very pretty hotel, nice staff, wine hour was delightful, ok location, internet never functioned properly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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