$199 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 7, 2015 Check-out: Sep 8, 2015

Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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

Hotel Overview

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

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
223 out of 223
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.9

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Eagle13gy
Friends
Los Angeles
Jan 15, 2013

Good hotel

Good hotel, good location, only the room is not very spacious.

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

Friends

Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ObsessiveTraveler
Family
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:

Family

Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
EricOnTheRoad
Couples
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:

Couples

Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Divya R.
Business
N/A
Dec 19, 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

Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ObsessiveTraveler
Family
N/A
Dec 16, 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:

Family

Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mmrh
Couples
rockville, md
Dec 4, 2014

okay

good value, not the nicest but you get what you pay for and then some

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

Couples

Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Interview Junkie
Business
New Orleans, LA
Nov 20, 2014

Perfect for the solo traveler

Located near great restaurants and bars. The room was small but had everything I needed. Modern feel, clean, well stocked. Perfect for the solo traveler.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out bars and restaurants on Polk St.

Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gizinha
Couples
North hIlls, CA
Nov 17, 2014

Nice hotel

I would deffinitly stay there again. Nice hotel, friendly staff, great location and good price.

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

Couples

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Good rates for the quality, location and pretty decent size bedroom.

Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DiceK303
Couples
West Hollywood, CA
Nov 3, 2014

Lovely

The staff are wonderful and genuine in wanting you to have a great experience. Theo was amazing in seeing to that for us. The hotel design is fun and beautiful with it's Indian inspiration. For me the only draw backs were that the restaurant in the hotel was only ok, and we stayed in nov and since it's an old building they had not turned the heat on, so we could only use a portable heater one of the staff brought to us (which was nice) I would absolutely stay here again though!

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

Couples

Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mike M Business Traveler
Business
Boston
Oct 12, 2014

Not as Special as Expected

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.

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

Business

Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Donkey Kong
Couples
Sacramento CA
Sep 4, 2014

Great last minute deal

We got a great last minute deal on out drive down to SF for a last minute get away. Arrived just in time for their free wine social hour (30 mins).

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

Couples

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