$188 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 5, 2015 Check-out: Jul 6, 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
26 reviews
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
Excellent inn, great location

Staff is very friendly and it has a great location in Pacific Heights, a bit away from all the... See full review

  • Jon Pops F
  • Mar 21, 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

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
4 out of 26
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.3
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Review of The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bettie bets
Business
Morgan Hill, CA
May 7, 2012

Great staff

Everyone at the Laurel was great. The front desk staff was fantastic. The Swank lounge was really fun - had great drinks. The hotel itself is an older building and they made a lot of cosmetic changes to try and make it "swanky" but it was slightly odorous (like moldly/stale) in the room. It was a perfect location for my weekend seminar in Laurel Heights. I'm rating this fairly high based on the staff and how hard they worked :-)

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Try cocktails at Swank!

Review of The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Korakia
Business
Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
Feb 13, 2012

Always a Pleasant Stay

I just got back from a 9-day trip in San Francisco and this was my 4th or 5th time staying at the Laurel Inn. The pros: Staff is friendly and helpful; breakfast items and beverages are served in the lobby every morning and homemade cookies and coffee/tea in the afternoon; rooms are spacious and comfortable and bedding is of good quality; location is close enough to the different neighborhoods that one could walk, take a bus, or drive. Also it's an easy and fairly quick drive from the hotel to the Golden Gate Bridge for access to Marin County (about 10 mins or less without traffic). It's not close to downtown but I stay away from that area so that's never bothered me. Finally, there's ample garage parking included with your stay. The cons: Bathrooms are clean but in need of updating/remodeling (very odd, since the rest of the hotel appears rather modern and sleek), and traffic and noise from the street side of the hotel is somewhat loud. Other than that, it's always a pleasant stay here and I have no complaints. I'd recommend it for the budget- conscious traveller who requires comfort and (aside from the bathrooms), a touch of modern class.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try Garibaldi's and Osteria for great Italian food within walking distance.

Review of The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kristi Dog Mom
Business
Carmel, Ca
Apr 18, 2011

Great Hotel/Problem Checking In

Great San Francisco hotel where I stay a lot, but there was no record of my pre-paid [...]reservation at the hotel when I checked in. Fortunately, I had the printed copy of my [...]confirmation with me and they gave me a room, but if no rooms had been available, it might have been very stressful.

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

Business

Review of The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Aug 22, 2007

Will return for another stay.

Everything here was fine...our room was noisy from the street sounds, but it is an urban area. Next time we'll ask for another floor. There is no diningroom. The Continental Breakfast is served in a very small lobby but with the restaurant across the street that serves great, HUGE, American style breakfasts there are no complaints.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Everything: Food, sights, entertainment...it's San Francisco!

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