$159 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 30, 2015 Check-out: Jun 1, 2015

Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
246 reviews
Great place very welcoming

It was a good experience. All of the hotel staff were very welcoming and helpful. Clean and... See full review

  • Renee G.
  • Apr 27, 2015
Great hotel

Nice hotel, was comfortable, small but clean.... See full review

  • Ralee P.
  • Apr 21, 2015
Green boutique Nob Hill hotel blends history and eco-consciousness

Green is the reality at the Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre property. The Nob Hill hotel is certified by the city of San Francisco as a green business, is one of the few hotels in town to have solar panels, and was the first hotel in the U.S. to receive the LEED EB O&M distinction. The structure itself is historic, and dates back to the early 1900s. Inside, the vibe is international, as walls are adorned with art photos from the American Himalayan Foundation.

Highlights
  • Located mere blocks from City Hall and the Federal Building
  • Complimentary nightly wine hour (30 minutes at 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.)
  • On-site restaurant Saha offers Arabic fusion cuisine
Rooms

The majority of the Carlton's rooms offer guests expansive, unobstructed city views (a rarity in this district of San Francisco) because the hotel isn't flanked by adjoining buildings. Each of the 160 rooms (and the lone suite) includes an in-room laptop safe, a ceiling fan, and a CD player that is MP3 compatible. Decor in these rooms is soft; soothing tones of light blue and cream are punctuated by touches of glowing colors, such as saffron, Oriental red and a cheerful persimmon. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available. Pets are welcome (fees apply).

Features

Without question, the Hotel Carlton's attention to conservation is a major accomplishment. Nearly one quarter of the hotel's energy is generated by the rooftop solar panel installation.


All guests are invited to a complimentary wine hour every night (30 minutes at 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.). Hotel Carlton also offers adjoining rooms, ideal for families.


Saha offer an eclectic blend of Yemenese and Californian cuisines. The restaurant also features an old-world Chinese "scholar's table" that seats eight, bringing friends and strangers together to share the adventures of the day. The restaurant is only open for breakfast and dinner.

Transportation
  • San Francisco International Airport (18 miles)
  • Oakland International Airport (15 miles)
  • Cable car stops (3 blocks)
  • BART (5 blocks)
  • MUNI bus (1 block)
Attractions
  • City Hall
  • Federal Building
  • San Francisco Opera House
  • Theater District
  • Union Square
  • AT&T Park
  • Fisherman's Wharf
Business
  • Summit Room is ideal for meetings and depositions
  • Use one of three public Internet-enabled workstations in the lobby (fees apply)
Policies and fees

  • Saha at Hotel Carlton will be resuming its original hours
  • Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30 - 10:30 AM, Saturday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Sunday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Effective November 1st, Valet Parking (fees apply) is available from 6 AM to midnight. 
  • Please note that you will need a valid credit card and photo ID to check in to the hotel
  • Parking fees: $35/night plus 14% tax (Total is $40). Oversized vehicles are $41/night plus 14% tax (Total is $47)

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel Rooms

Superior Full Full
Features two full beds, easy chair with accent table, marble topped writing desk, color cable TV with remote, telephone with data port, coffeemaker, full-length mirror, iron and ironing board, ceiling fan and in-room safe.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Civic Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.5 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.5 mi
  • Union Square: 0.6 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 0.6 mi
  • Japantown: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.7 mi
  • Japan Center: 0.7 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 0.7 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.7 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.5 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.5 mi
  • Union Square: 0.6 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 0.6 mi
  • Japantown: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.7 mi
  • Japan Center: 0.7 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 0.7 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.7 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.8 mi
  • SoMa: 0.8 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.9 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.9 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.9 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.9 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 1 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 1 mi
  • Coit Tower: 1.2 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.3 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.4 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.4 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Ferry Building: 1.4 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.5 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.5 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.5 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.5 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.5 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.5 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.6 mi
  • ATT Park: 1.6 mi
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 1.6 mi
  • Mission Dolores: 1.7 mi
  • Mission Delores: 1.8 mi
  • Lands End: 1.8 mi

Dining

Saha
Saha Restaurant, a 50-seat restaurant serving Arabic-fusion cuisine, offers affordable breakfast and dinner menus. The restaurant's ebony wood planked floor, bright red lacquer seats and red leather upholstery along with an old-world Chinese "scholar's table that can seat eight (8), brings friends and families together to share the adventures of the day.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Carlton's Summit Room is ideal for small meetings and depositions. Please contact the Sales Department for details.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
246 out of 246
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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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Renee G.
Business
N/A
Apr 27, 2015

Great place very welcoming

It was a good experience. All of the hotel staff were very welcoming and helpful. Clean and comfortable room.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mark j.
Business
reno
Apr 22, 2015

weekend getaway

very well priced hotel in a very good location... very pleasant and friendly staff

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
Ralee P.
Business
N/A
Apr 21, 2015

Great hotel

Nice hotel, was comfortable, small but clean. .....................................................................

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
East coast doc
Business
Indianapolis
Apr 13, 2015

Convenient, friendly, excellent value

Safety- this is Tender Nob not Tenderloin, just below exclusive Nob Hill. Very comfortable walking east on Sutter, Post or Geary. Going south on Larkin becomes a bit seedy so we avoid at night. The desk staff gave us a map and highlighted area on map. Room: We had room in back away from Sutter, which I advise. Room ventilation seems non-existent. There is heat but no A/C. We opened window and no noise problem from that. Don’t know if walls thin but there is a connecting door to adjacent room and the noise does come through that. Note to hotel- suggest remove and close wall. Bathroom- updated fixtures, excellent hot water. Bed- very comfortable. Room size adequate for the price. We were able to get for excellent price with a 15 on line booking discount. About 12-15minute walk to Union Square and ~20 minute walk to Moscone convention center. We didn’t eat in the hotel restaurant Saha. Did have very nice lunch at ‘Fly’ next door. Wine in lobby from 5:30 – 6. Staff: friendly, helpful.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Obien
Business
Princeton
Apr 6, 2015

Good for the money

The hotel was very close to what I expected compared to my impression based on the website. The staff was very courteous. I had requested king bed but they had only 2 double beds which was also fine with me. They apologized and gave me a free breakfast voucher. I thought that was very nice of them. Convenient by bus (#2) to go to Pier 1.

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dr. Omega
Business
N/A
Mar 26, 2015

A really nice place to crash.

A clean, charming hotel with very friendly staff, Eco Friendly/Green amenities, and a really interesting design. Large, comfortable bathtubs, which are great after a long day hiking around the hills in San Francisco. The hotel is on the outskirts of the Tenderloin, so the locals can be a bit colorful, but that comes with the territory in SF. The pillows are a bit small, but that's a minor nitpick, as they give you a lot of pillows. Additionally, a new bakery opened up on Larkin, and you may find yourself tempted by some amazing smells wafting up into your room in the mornings, so there's that to contend with. All in all it was a really nice place to crash.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kcorwingray
Business
Lake Placid
Mar 19, 2015

Comfortable

The only drawback, really, is the incredibly thin walls. A family with young children in the room next to me who didn't settle until after 10:00 made for an unenjoyable evening when looking to relax for the evening.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Michelle C.
Business
N/A
Mar 9, 2015

Fantastic boutique hotel with exceptional service

This boutique hotel is on the border of Nob Hill and the Tenderloin district, within a 15 minute walk from Union Square. This hotel is out of the tourist area, but walking distance to great restaurants, bars and attractions. From the minute we checked in, we were given exceptional service - from a complimentary bottle of wine for our anniversary to the restaurant recommendations. We also enjoyed the complimentary wine at their happy hour, accompanied by live music in the lobby. My only hesitation in staying here would be in the summer, as the rooms don't have air conditioning. We will definitely be back on our next stay!

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lila T.
Business
N/A
Feb 20, 2015

Good Deal for a short stay

Very friendly staff. Nice self-parking option a block down. Hotel was very clean and comfortable. Street noise is a problem if you like to sleep in. But overall, a great deal for a short stay!

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Linda D.
Business
N/A
Feb 17, 2015

Great Weekend

The hotel staff was great! They were very friendly and helpful. Hotel was clean and bed was comfortable. Centralized location, walking distance to shops and restaurants. My boyfriend and I had a great weekend in San Francisco.

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

Business

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