$189 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 6, 2015 Check-out: Sep 9, 2015

The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

3 stars
View map of 444 Presidio Ave., San Francisco, CA 94115

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
24 reviews
Easy access for Inner Richmond area

I was visiting family in the Inner Richmond area. This hotel was very convenient and proved a good... See full review

  • Alaine L.
  • Aug 26, 2015
fantastic adult getaway

The hotel was in the exclusive district of pacific heights .half an hour from the airport (non rush... See full review

  • Sharon Barnett
  • Oct 19, 2014

The Laurel Inn is a tastefully decorated and sophisticated hotel with modern furnishings and design. The hotel celebrates the so-called "joie de vivre" (joy of life), providing spacious, welcoming and beautifully lit space, with particular emphasis on the use of natural lighting. The spotlight of the Laurel Inn, however, is on friendly service and modern amenities. The friendly and knowledgeable staff arranges concierge services, a limo service and even business facilities for guests. There is even a video library in the colorfully designed lobby.

Rooms

Contemporary condominium living is reflected in each of the 49 guest room interiors at the Laurel Inn hotel. All rooms feature modern furniture and beautiful palettes of pastels and neutrals and paintings on the walls to provide an elegant respite for travelers. CD and DVD players are standard in each of the rooms, as is contemporary high-speed Internet access and satellite TV. Direct-dial phones are also included. Windows can be opened for fresh air, leaving the rooms delightfully breezy and airy. When staying at the Laurel Inn for extended stays, guests can also take advantage of the laundry service.

Highlights
  • Close to the lovely grounds of the University of San Francisco
  • Friendly and hospitable service that can help coordinate local visits
  • Quaint, modern and sophisticated boutique hotel
Nearby attractions
  • Laurel Heights (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • University of San Francisco (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Pacific Heights (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Fillmore Auditorium (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Western Addition (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Japantown (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
Policies
Parking is available at $28 USD/night plus tax. 

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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The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel Rooms

DELUXE - ROOM
Deluxe room offers 1 Queen or 1 King bed along with Alarm clock, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, CD player, Color TV, DVD player, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Laundry service, Modem / data port connection, Non-smoking rooms, Radio, Telephone and Voicemail.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Services
Business center
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • Walter Adams Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Japan Center: 0.9 mi
  • Japantown: 1 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1 mi
  • Palace of Fine Arts: 1.1 mi
  • Exploratorium: 1.1 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 1.1 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 1.2 mi
  • Haight Ashbury: 1.2 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1.2 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 1.4 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.5 mi
  • Civic Centre: 1.5 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 1.6 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 1.6 mi
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Japan Center: 0.9 mi
  • Japantown: 1 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1 mi
  • Palace of Fine Arts: 1.1 mi
  • Exploratorium: 1.1 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 1.1 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 1.2 mi
  • Haight Ashbury: 1.2 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1.2 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 1.4 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.5 mi
  • Civic Centre: 1.5 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 1.6 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 1.6 mi
  • Morrison Planetarium: 1.6 mi
  • Asian Art Museum of San Francisco: 1.7 mi
  • Presidio: 1.7 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.8 mi
  • Octagon House: 1.9 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 1.9 mi
  • Mission Dolores: 1.9 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 2 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 2 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 2.1 mi
  • SoMa: 2.1 mi
  • Union Square: 2.1 mi
  • Mission Delores: 2.2 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 2.2 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 2.2 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 2.2 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 2.3 mi
  • Chinatown: 2.3 mi
  • Fort Point National Historic Site: 2.3 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 2.3 mi
  • Japanese Tea Garden: 2.3 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 2.4 mi
  • Twin Peaks: 2.4 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 2.4 mi
  • Alcatraz Island: 2.4 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 2.4 mi
  • Lands End: 2.4 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 2.4 mi
  • Coit Tower: 2.5 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 2.5 mi

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 The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
24 out of 24
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.8

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sunshine State native
Single
Florida
Mar 18, 2011

I will stay again

This beautiful little boutique hotel is right in the heart of a neighborhood boasting delightful shops and restaurants. Inside you are welcomed by a staff that wants to insure your stay is as pleasant as can be. There is always fresh coffee, snacks and even lemonade in the heat of the day. I noticed it was extremely animal friendly with dog treats at the front desk. The room was beautiful in a calming simple design with all the amenities of a larger hotel. There is no question that I would stay again.

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

Single

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Ellas is right across the street and a great place to get a delicious breakfast. And not far away on Sacramento St your choices are among the best in San Francisco. We dined at the Magic Flute and enjoyed one of the most delightful dinners we have had in the city.

Review of The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Alaine L.
Family
N/A
Aug 26, 2015

Easy access for Inner Richmond area

I was visiting family in the Inner Richmond area. This hotel was very convenient and proved a good choice. The staff were wonderful, we had beverages, cookies, and breakfast offered. I would have liked to go have a drink for the happy hour but unfortunately the adjacent bar was closed as it was Sunday. The room was clean and quiet and I was comfortable. I would stay here again.

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

Family

Review of The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sharon Barnett
Couples
San Francisco,california
Oct 19, 2014

fantastic adult getaway

The hotel was in the exclusive district of pacific heights .half an hour from the airport (non rush hour).staff very pleasant and helpful.nice spacious room with kitchenette and sofa .various restaurants within walking distance.good bus service right outside hotel .

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

Couples

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

If you buy a ticket for the bus you can use it on another bus as long as its within time limit stated on ticket.

Review of The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jules from the Rough
Family
Foothills, CA
Aug 1, 2014

Overpriced

Very average hotel. The week before we were at the Argonaut on the Wharf with a beautiful view of the bay and Balclutha Ship with a much larger, nicer, updated room for exactly the same price. Hmmm

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

Family

Review of The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jon Pops F
Family
Washington DC
Mar 21, 2014

Excellent inn, great location

Staff is very friendly and it has a great location in Pacific Heights, a bit away from all the downtown. You can walk to Marina and Cow Hollow if you are in decent shape. Lots of excellent eateries around. Very confortable and also good for families as they have little kitchens.

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

Family

Review of The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
AndreaD
Family
Denver
Oct 6, 2013

Solid Stay

Access to parking is a plus, rooms are clean and not cramped, good value for the expensive city.

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

Family

Review of The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Easy Leesy
Family
Connecticut
Sep 17, 2013

Very nice

Good location. Comfortable room. Spacious. Just a little tired.

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

Family

Review of The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Otter New York City
Family
New York, New York
Jul 19, 2013

Sufficient and pleasant for San Fran prices!

My family (two kids and husband) shared a room and all was fine for the two days in San Fran. The hotels here are so expensive in general that the Laurel Inn was in a great location, quiet at night and was clean and sufficient. Very European.

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

Family

Review of The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
sambista
Family
san luis obispo ca
May 16, 2013

Great location for exploring Presidio

I usually stay on Union Square but wanted to explore the Presidio this trip. Perfect location for walking. Large comfortable room. Free drink from Swank a nice touch. The street noise was manageable, but I was awakened by a" herd of elephants" stomping upstairs. Will stay on top floor next time.

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

Family

Review of The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
sergio75
Family
mexico
Oct 25, 2012

not good

it was a terrible experience, the hotel doesnt have air conditioning...terrible for the prcie...

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

Family

Review of The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Polkadotz
Family
West Carrollton, OH
Jun 4, 2012

Family trip

Stayed at the Laurel inn for a wedding located at Baker Beach. Staff were very nice and were really helpful with finding things close by to do. Hotel isn't in the heart of downtown so you have to walk quite a distance to see things like the cable car or fishermans wharf. Hotel is pet friendly and kept pretty clean. Only issue we noticed is Friday night into Saturday morning the city picks up all the trash at all businesses and homes and the dump truck can be very loud. Hotel also didn't have an AC unit in room so you had to open windows to cool off room so you can hear some traffic if you have the window open.

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

Family

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