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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is not a luxe hotel. The bedding is dated and uncomfortable. The room feels dirty. The sliding door on the bathroom is very loud. Very overpriced. We stayed in a room that the hotel said was suitable for a family. It was not! We actually checked out early and went to a different hotel in the city.

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Fair Oaks, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
24 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We are return visitors to the Vitale, and we loved the location and view just as much this stay. Did have a few issues with the hotel this time around. Front desk and bell staff helpful and nice, took forever to get our car which was valet parked. Even when we called ahead by 30 minutes we still waited a... More 

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

Dear Susanlynn53: We always appreciate hearing from our return guests, but I am sorry to hear that you had some trouble during this stay. While I am glad to hear that the pluses won out, I would appreciate the opportunity to address the minuses you experienced, please contact me directly to discuss. Sincerely, Antoine Berberi More 

Grand Cayman
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The good: - Nice location on the waterfront with good views from the upper floors - Good size rooms and bathrooms The bad: - Very weak water pressure in shower - Told by reception at check in on a Friday night that breakfast was available from 630am. Arrived for breakfast at 630am on Saturday before an early tour to find... More 

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

Dear AndPulli: It is great to hear that you enjoyed out waterfront location as well as the rooms. In regards to the showers, we have installed low-flow shower-heads in response to the state-wide mandatory 25% water use reduction. California is in its fourth year of drought and everyone has been tasked with reducing their water usage. My apologies for your... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place. Amazing wide hallways to the rooms, but with little details like fresh cut lavender in the wall sconce next to each guest room door. I smiled each time I slid my card key in the door. The hallways aren't the only ample space. The rooms themselves are roomy and well designed. Fast WiFi too. My room had a... More 

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

Dear Haines W: It is wonderful to hear that you had an excellent stay with us! I’m glad you enjoyed the lavender—it is actually our signature scent and it is known for its relaxation and stress relief qualities. I know the views make it hard to leave, but hopefully they’ll make it easy to return—we look forward to seeing you... More 

Falls Church
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific location, very helpful staff; nice on site bar-restaurant. Clean rooms, excellent massage at spa. My son goes to college locally and stayed with me, and we ran a half-marathon Sunday morning. Location was such we could get to half-marathon shuttles early and easily, and also easily could reach key tourist sites quickly for the weekend.

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

Dear gradyster: I am glad you and your son had a terrific stay with us—and that you were able to visit Spa Vitale. A massage is an absolute must if you are running a half-marathon. It is great that the shuttle was convenient, and there are actually quite a few races that start directly outside of the hotel, so we... More 

Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff, the rooms, the hotel, the restaurant, the location -- really, I can't think of a single thing that could have been better about my stay. The rooftop balcony is a great place to unwind, and the location across from the bay and the Embarcadero is perfect. So don't just sit there..... book this hotel!

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

Dear Dean S: Thank you for such a glowing review—I am so glad your stay was excellent and we can’t wait to welcome you back next time business brings you to San Francisco. Sincerely, Antoine Berberi More 

San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hotel. Hands down the best spa in SF. My wife and I decided to visit the spa after finding out about a complementary massage while we were checking in. The massage was awesome so we signed up a relaxing bath. It was simply the best. Plus My is awesome. She is very professional and very nice. I highly... More 

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

Dear Garrick S: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and had a wonderful experience at Spa Vitale—I will happily pass along your kind words to My, she will be so pleased to hear that she made your day. We look forward to welcoming you back—perhaps on your next visit, you and your wife might like to try our... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Vitale directly on the San Francisco waterfront is a deluxe if somewhat understated hotel. I guess some call it a boutique hotel. It has good, but somewhat conservative style and good quality in all details. Outside design is downright boring. Service is spotless without this being one of those surplus hotels with four men standing at the revolving door.... More 

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

Torben A: I am so glad that you enjoyed our location as well as our understated aesthetic—one of our guiding concepts is “Luxury, Naturally” so we strive for a soothing naturally inspired environment where our guests can relax and rejuvenate. The views of the bay are truly ideal—they allow our guests to experience that natural environment more directly. I am... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has great rooms, great staff and just an all round great feel to it. The Americano bar is a super place to spend an evening, right on the Embarcadero and opposite the harbour. You will be pushed to find a better hotel in San Francisco. The price however reflects this! I have spent a week here on two... More 

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

Dear AMiddxTraveller: It is so wonderful to be considered wonderful! I am glad your stay with us was comfortable—this is especially important when you are staying for such an extended period of time, you want to feel like you are in a home away from home. Americano is a favorite for both our hotel and local guests—and the patio can... More 

Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am impressed with the hotel's modern design mixed with nature decoration like trees. The location is perfect, close to great restaurant and transportation. The staff was friendly and definitely check-out the Americano. I appreciate hotel's green initiative. As a techy, I always bring my iPad during my trips and I encountered Foli app at another green hotel which uses... More 

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

Dear lb21769: I am glad you enjoyed our design—one of our guiding concepts is “Luxury, Naturally” and so we brought many natural design elements into the hotel. It is wonderful that our team was welcoming and you enjoyed the restaurant. Thank you for the suggestion—I will look into offering magazines and our guest directory digitally, that may be an excellent... More 

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