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Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   8 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (Financial District)
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Ranked #28 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Southampton, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

What you're paying for is a great location - it's on the Embarcadero, opposite the Ferry Building. Streetcar lines which go up to Fisherman's Wharf and down Market Street stop beside the hotel. The California Street cable car line, which is much less busy than the other two, terminates just round the corner (though it wasn't in service the day... More

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Sunnyvale, CA
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

My wife and I recently stayed at Hotel Vitale for 1 night, we booked the Deluxe Waterfront King room (Room 349), the view is more like partial waterfront view, lovely view of HVAC, and the room itself is average nothing to brag about. Unfortunately during our stay there was an event at their terrace and we could hear the music,... More

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Vail, Colorado
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I give the hotel 4 stars due to the location. In my opinion, there couldn't be a better location, and I was very impressed to see that at night it is quiet. The views are great too. I just think that the hotel amenities are a bit weak, the staff could certainly be more attentive and the rooms - modern... More

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146 reviews 146 reviews
30 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I know San Francisco is expensive, but when you pay high nightly rates for an inside-facing room that is bit small and plain, something needs to add up to make it worth the price. This hotel doesn't have all the pieces in place. The food is OK. The bar was disappointing. The outside patio closes early (which is OK as... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel Vitale is located across the street from the Ferry Building and has a great view of the Bay Bridge. Our room on the third floor was modern and refined and had a warm feel. It was also very quiet. The bathroom was big enough to move around and did not feel claustrophobic at all, had a nice, large shower.... More

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Los Angeles
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed a night here with my wife and two young sons for a night before heading down to SFO for our flight back to LAX the next evening. I stay at a different Joie de Vivre hotel down in Sunnyvale for work often (the Domain Hotel) so had enough of their loyalty club points saved up to get a major... More

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Could not be in a better spot, the hotel is situated no more then 100 yards from the ferry building which has plenty of restaurants and eateries to choose from. The hotel is not too far from union square where you can walk around and shop. This hotel was beautiful and green friendly! The room was very nice and spacious.... More

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Livermore, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hotel, nice rooms, bathrooms, roof deck is gorgeous, views are amazing. Walking distance to many attractions including AT&T park. My only real complaint is the valet, we waited 45 mintues in the lobby to get our car. Many people that turned in their tickets after us got their car before us. We had to ask for help several times... More

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Irvine, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at the Vitale many times over about 7 years, in fact almost every time we come to San Francisco. We came to think of it as our favorite SF hotel. On our last stay however, in early August 2014, we found that they had added a $30 Urban Retreat fee to the bill. When I asked what... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel looks a bit rough. Our room had scuffed up walls, a dirty bathroom shelf & mattress that sunk in the center. The room artwork & corridor artwork is under scaled & cheap looking. Tub/shower was dirty & typical of a lower end hotel. Overall the details just are not there for the price. Whatever you do, ask for... More

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Address: 8 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Financial District
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel 4.5*
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