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Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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8 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great spot, very comfortable hotel perfect for either business or leisure trip. Good selection of great restiurants within short walking distance. Very comfortable rooms wioth the softest pillows in the world.

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for one Saturday night after partying it up in the city on a "drunk history tour". The room was lovely, modern and clean. We ate dinner in the restaurant/lounge. The food was overly salty and not greatly impressive. However, the restaurant was open late which was helpful as we typically eat late. Not our favorite hotel in San... More 

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HotelVitaleGM, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear spazgirl, Thank you for staying at Hotel Vitale. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay at the hotel. I apologize that the food tasted overly salty in the restaurant. Please know that I have addressed your concern to the Director of Food and Beverage immediately and this will be taken care of. We sincerely hope... More 

San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am just finishing another two week stay at The Hotel Vitale. I stay here for a few reasons: the location certainly but mostly it's about the people and the service. I continue to have incredible experiences with Housekeeping--in particular one of my favorites Sue Lee and one of her staff members Rita who works in the rooms. Alonso at... More 

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HotelVitaleGM, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear FEBSanFrancisco, Thank you for staying at Hotel Vitale! I am beyond thrilled that you had an excellent visit. I am so happy to hear all of your personal shout outs regarding your experience and customer service. I will be sure to forward on your kind words. I am glad that you took advantage of the Spa as well. We... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After staying in many high-end hotels all over San Francisco, I was really excited to try Hotel Vitale. Especially after reading all of the wonderful reviews about the location and property amenities. First, I am writing this as I listen to my neighbors, either above or next door play loud, bumping, techno music after 1:30am on a week night. I... More 

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HotelVitaleGM, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear Laytonj1, Thank you for staying at Hotel Vitale. ​First and foremost, allow me to personally apologize for the noise disturbance you experienced during the middle of the night and the miscommunication of the roomtype you reserved. I can assure you that we will address both of those important issues that you have raised. I would very much like to... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's amazing to me how a city like San Francisco has such a plethora of really terrible hotels. After staying in a ton of hotels that ranged from mediocre to terrible (mediocre = The Clift, terrible = The Kimpton), and everything in between, I found Hotel Vitale and now it's the ONLY place I stay in the city. The rooms... More 

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HotelVitaleGM, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kyla B, Thank you so much for staying at Hotel Vitale! I am so glad that you enjoyed the hotels room service and Americano. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the ambiance of the room and views of the Bay. We are looking forward to seeing you in the near future. I am thrilled to hear we are... More 

Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed three days in this hotel. Emails to the hotels were not followed very close, and I had to send several reminders. But when they answered they ver very polite. At first we were rather disappointet when we entered the lobby. Rather worn and not very welcoming feeling. And though the room we got was very nice, the worn... More 

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HotelVitaleGM, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear TottoV. Thank you for staying at Hotel Vitale. I am glad that you had an overall good experience during your stay. I am happy that you took advantage of how close the hotel is to the Ferry Building and shopping centers. We sincerely hope to "wow" you the next time you stay with us and hope to see you... More 

Arizona
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100 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a three-night stay to celebrate an anniversary weekend. Contacted the hotel (Bobby) and told him about the occasion. He put us in a terrific room on the top floor, and sent us great amenities every day of our stay. Everyone there was wonderful. I have traveled a lot, and I don't think I have EVER had this good of... More 

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HotelVitaleGM, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear AZwanderlust, Thank you for staying at Hotel Vitale! I am thrilled to hear you had great service and enjoyed the location near the Ferry building and Bay Bridge. I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed our room service and hotel décor. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future to visit the spa... More 

Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to play tourist in our own back yard. The Hotel Vitale provided great getaway. We had a great view and the location was prefect. It's across from the ferry building which gives a lot of food options. You can walk to Fisherman's wharf and not in the crowd. The service was excellent, the only negative there was a... More 

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HotelVitaleGM, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear norcalgirl, I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at Hotel Vitale! I am glad you took advantage of the hotels close proximity to the Ferry Building and Fisherman's Wharf. We are looking forward to having you back in the near future! Sincerely, Antoine Berberi More 

Carmel, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Vitale is by far my favorite hotel in SF. The valet service is wonderful, check in is easy. The service is always amazing. Same staff is always there to greeting you as your arrive. The hotel bar is really fun and has an outside sitting area with views of the bay.

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HotelVitaleGM, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear graciepack88, Thank you for visiting Hotel Vitale! I am so happy to hear that you had a welcoming return with great customer service. I am glad that you enjoy Americano and the views of the Bay Bridge. We are looking forward to having you stay with us very soon! Sincerely, Antoine Berberi More 

Jackson, Wyoming
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was perfect for our family reunion of over 50 people. Guest rooms all comfortable and meeting rooms and services were perfect. Meals and other treats also perfect. Location on the Bay front near the Ferry Building gave all family members interesting things to do when we were not touring. Transportation arranged by the hotel worked perfectly.

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HotelVitaleGM, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear 802agnesb, Thank you for staying with Hotel Vitale for your family reunion. I am so happy to hear that you had a great experience with our customer service, meeting rooms, and food and beverage. I am glad that you enjoyed our location near the Bay Bridge and Ferry Building. We are looking forward to seeing you again very soon.... More 

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