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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have stayed at this property twice, and every time it has been perfect. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great hotel in a great location. The restaurant quality of food was excellent as was the service. Highly recommend trying the Old Fashion dessert, was delicious!

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

Dear 534nicb, Thank you for staying at Hotel Vitale! I am so glad that you enjoyed your overall experience and took advantage of our location. I am thrilled to hear that you had excellent service and quality meals at Americano. We are looking forward to seeing you soon! Sincerely, Antoine Berberi More 

Toronto
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Couldn't beat being right on the Embarcadero and steps to the pier and the Ferry Building. Made it convenient to walk to lots of attractions. Nice hotel, but room was cramped and bed too soft for my liking.

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

Dear humbug24, Thank you for staying at Hotel Vitale. I am happy t hear that you enjoyed your overall experience during your visit. I am glad that you took advantage of our location near the Embarcadero and Ferry Building. I do apologize that you felt the room was cramped and the bed was soft. Please let us know the next... More 

Auburn, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our small family of three spent 3 nights in San Francisco @ the Hotel Vitale. We usually stay at a hotel in the Nob Hill area but decided to try the Hotel Vitale because of it's seemingly convenient location. We could not have been more pleased. The location was extremely convenient. We walked or rode public transit everywhere. We had... More 

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

Dear r_stettler, Thank you for staying at Hotel Vitale! I am thrilled that you decided stay with us and you had an excellent experience. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the location of the hotel near the Ferry Building and public transportation. It really pleases me that our team members provided you with wonderful customer service specifically Jacques,... More 

New York City, New York
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is great, but the service and the room quality definitely not worth the money. I asked for a toothbrush at 8 pm and had to call back the next morning to get it. Unless you have a water view room, the partial views just overlook a block of concrete and the water so not necessarily that appealing. Restaurrant... More 

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

Dear Ezgi G, ​First and foremost, allow me to personally apologize that you felt a lack in service during your stay with us at Hotel Vitale. I can assure you that we will address the important issues that you have raised. I would very much like to discuss your experience in more details and personally apologize to you on the... More 

Manhattan Beach, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed here a few times now, and almost plan my San Francisco vacations around this place. Upon arrival, they greet you with a hot towel to wash away the flight/drive/BART trip. The feel of the hotel is very calming and zen, and the location could not be better. The staff has always been friendly and accommodating.

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

Dear CaliDweller, Thank you for visiting Hotel Vitale. I am thrilled to hear that you plan your vacations at our hotel! I am happy that you have experience excellent customer service during your stay. I am glad that you enjoy the location of the hotel and experience a calming/relaxing sensation during your visit. We are looking forward to seeing you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms were lovely, but do ask for a room looking on to the bay because I was left looking on to an office block. Very good location, within walking distance from some lovely restaurants and good shops. The breakfast was lovely but I didn't eat any other meals there. Staff were very helpful when it came to finding restaurants... More 

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

Dear young1helpingu, Thank you for staying at Hotel Vitale. I am glad that you enjoyed your overall stay and the of the hotel which is walking distance from many shops and restaurants. I am happy to hear that you liked your breakfast and our team members were helpful. We will certainly look into a waterfront view the next time you... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The dinner was in the top of the building. food is great, enough spaçe for at least 100 people. And the view... Well, you will have a great view of the bay, central market and Bay Bridge. Even better if you get a clear day, because at the end of the afternoon the view is amazing!!!

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

Dear Wanderley J, Thank you for visiting Hotel Vitale. I am so happy that you enjoyed your meal on one of our rooftop terraces. I must admit I too enjoy the views of the Bay Bridge and the central market. Please come and visit us in Americano some time soon. We look forward to seeing you in the near future!... More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The harbor location is fantastic. The rooms are outstanding, I stayed in both a suite and king room, both with great waterviews. A potentially very rough start, due to a booking challenge, was handsomely managed by the Vitale team, and I would certainly plan to come back again or recommend to friends.

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

Dear riverside3333, Thank you for staying at Hotel Vitale! I am thrilled that you enjoyed the location of the hotel near the Bay Bridge and Ferry Building. I am glad that you enjoyed both room types and the waterfront views. I am happy that our team members were able to assist with your reservation needs. We look forward to seeing... More 

newport beach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the Vitale! The staff are so nice! The concierge, Jacques, went out of his way to help us with tennis and car service. The rooms are very clean as well. The location with the Ferry Building across the street is perfect! We will be back again!

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

Dear nbmom, Thank you for visiting Hotel Vitale. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your overall stay and that our team members were helpful. I will be sure to pass along your comments. I am happy that you took advantage of the hotels close proximity to the Ferry Building. We are looking forward to welcoming you back very... More 

Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Vitale is a typical "boutique" hotel except it's missing the self promotion that makes others annoying. Front desk staff were responsive without being cloying. The bar has a wonderful inside/outside feel and spills into the lobby adding a nice social vibe. Rooms are smallish and you can find both the light switch and a plug when you need one.... More 

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

Dear fromboston007, Thank you for staying at Hotel Vitale. I am very happy to hear that you had an overall wonderful experience. I am glad that you enjoyed Americano and the ambiance of the hotel. I am thrilled to hear that you took advantage of our spa. We look forward to seeing you in the near future! Sincerely, Antoine Berberi More 

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