After reading the founder’s book – PEAK – and loving his philosophies on management and hospitality, I was so looking forward to my first Joie de Vivre Hotel Group experience. It was no experience. The only unique element to this hotel was the
omnipresent smell of burning incense. The Carlton is an affordable hotel with basic amenities. If you’re not familiar with the founder’s writings, you’ll likely be very pleased with the stay and the value. If you’re looking for the touted Joie de Vivre Experience, you will be disappointed.