$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

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
6 out of 26
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
3.8
Value:
4.2

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sharon Barnett
Business
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:

Business

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
johnjohn
Business
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Aug 30, 2011

san francisco treat?

desk staff was ordinary. housekeeping was fantastic. location was terrific

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

Business

Review of The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cookie's Girl
Business
Melbourne Australia
Jun 21, 2011

Clean and comfortable

Friendly helpful staff, very clean and comfortable inn. Rooms spacious and generous breakfast provided, as well as fresh oven hot cookies at around 3! Overall great value for money. It is far from downtown, the wharf etc but suited us as close to friends we were visiting.

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

Business

Review of The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sonoma Traveler
Business
Santa Rosa, CA
Jan 3, 2011

Nice stay for one night

We stayed at the Laurel Inn just for New Year's Eve. When we checked in, there were a couple people lined up at the desk in front of us and the phone was ringing often. There is only room at the front desk for one person, and all the commotion was a little unnerving for them. However, they handled themselves well and was pretty quick to handle everyone's needs. Luckily we checked in right at the time they had warm cookies, lemonade, coffee, and tea available in the lobby. This is a nice touch that is available every day in the late afternoon. Our room turned out to be 2 double beds instead of 1 king and was facing the street (Presidio). It was also the room right next to the elevator and stairwell, which turned out to be extremely noisy in the morning. I imagine these rooms are given for the discounted rates. Even still, the room was nice and clean and the beds are comfortable. The bathroom was clean as well, though the towels are a little on the small and rough side. All in all, we had a good stay, and would definitely stay there again, though I would recommend requesting a room away from the elevator/stairs and not on the street side if you are affected by noise.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Ella's restaurant across the street is great (we had breakfast there). I recommend getting there early to avoid the long wait.

Review of The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Union, NJ
Oct 12, 2010

The Laurel Inn is a gem

The Laurel Inn is a gem of a place in a great neighborhood, which has terrific shops and excellent restaurants. The staff at Laurel is helpful but unobtrusive and the continental breakfast is better than expected. The only issue we had was that the exterior walls and windows are not sound proof, which meant that street noises (cars and trucks)made it tough to sleep the first night.

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

Business

Review of The Laurel Inn - A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jiwmmm
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Dec 30, 2009

Great place to stay in SF

The hotel was in a great location. I have stayed here before and one of the best things was the free parking. Unfortunately that is not the case any longer, they now charge $18 per day. But that's about the only thing I can say about the Laurel Inn that would be negative. It was a great deal and a great stay. Oh-- fresh tulips in the elevator! Great touch.

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

Business

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