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4.1 / 5Very Good
2,305 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    San Francisco City Hall
    15 min walk
  • Popular Location
    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Moscone Convention Center
    3 min drive
  • Airport
    San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.)
    20 min drive

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    About this area

    San Francisco

    In the city center, Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel is in San Francisco's Downtown San Francisco neighborhood, an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Golden Gate Park and Aquatic Park, while San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Exploratorium are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Oracle Park, or consider The Regency Ballroom for a night out.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • San Francisco City Hall - 15 min walk
    • Ghirardelli Square - 3 min drive
    • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 3 min drive
    • Moscone Convention Center - 3 min drive
    • Lombard Street - 3 min drive

    Getting around

    • California St & Larkin St Stop - 4 min walk
    • 22nd Street Station - 16 min drive
    • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 20 min drive


    • SAHA – Restaurant offering Californian cuisine. Serves breakfast and brunch daily.

    About this property

    Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

    This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour business center. Free WiFi in public areas and a free manager's reception are also provided. Other amenities include self parking, a microwave in a common area, and concierge services. All 163 rooms offer iPod docks, coffee makers, and ceiling fans. Other amenities available to guests include hair dryers, laptop-compatible safes, and phones.

    Property amenities


    Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    Self parking: USD 28 per night
    Parking nearby: USD 28 per night
    Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    Full breakfast available for a fee 7:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–noon on weekends: USD 9-20 per person
    1 restaurant
    1 bar
    Free daily reception

    Family friendly

    Dry cleaning service
    Free cribs/infant beds
    Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


    Free newspapers in lobby
    Front-desk safe
    Water dispenser

    Guest services

    24-hour front desk
    Concierge services
    Daily housekeeping
    Dry cleaning service
    Luggage storage
    Multilingual staff
    Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken


    Business services

    24-hour business center
    Computer station


    If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    Accessible bathroom
    Assistive listening devices available
    Braille signage
    In-room accessibility
    Roll-in shower
    Wheelchair-accessible parking
    Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


    Fireplace in lobby
    Shared microwave
    Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    Ceiling fan
    Free cribs/infant beds
    Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


    Designer toiletries
    Hair dryer
    Shower/tub combination
    Toilet paper


    iPod dock

    Food and drink

    Coffee/tea maker


    Connecting rooms available
    Iron/ironing board
    Laptop-compatible safe
    Laptop-friendly workspace
    Window screens

    Very Good

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    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
    • Disliked: Staff & service

    The hotel staff was excellent except the Saha restaurant was a disaster. So understaffed at 7pm that had a 30 minute wait to half assed point his nose to be scoffed at

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

    Great location for a true SF experience. Love the shampoo/conditioner dispenser. My first room was quite loud with a connecting door. Front desk accommodated moving me to a different room. Carpet on the stairs needs a little love, but I believe they will be doing renovations. I would definitely stay here again. It’s not swanky, but comfortably authentic. Staff was very sweet!

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020


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      Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      Very unique hotel located in the heart of San Fran and not terribly far from the airport would definitely stay again

      Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

      Ok, well here’s the thing.. you are not going to get a better place, with better placement in the DT area than you are with this hotel. Wine tastings every night for a half hour! Musicians play every night during the tastings too! Please bring tip money for both—they’re free, so tips are all they have to work off of. The staff is AMAZING! Very helpful with shopping spots and restaurants to go to, especially if you like not-so expensive (yet still stylish) clothes and/or have foodie tastes! The room decorum is unique. Lotion’s nice. Shampoo, conditioner, etc.. nice too. It’s a wonderful place to say. So you should!!

      Stayed 6 nights in Feb 2020

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