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Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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1075 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Clean, simple, with a surprising middle eastern restaurant on the ground floor. We arrived here on our first day in San Fransisco and found it comfortable and homely. We would stay here again. Tariffs reasonable.

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A group of Panama visit the Hotel for the World Freemasons Congress held on November. The Hotel is a Classic Building with a flare of his own. The staff is very friendly and helpfull, they are really hard working guys. The Hotel Street is Safe to walk on Nights, but, be streetwise on SFO ans avoid the tenderloin at Nights.... More 

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Thank Guillermo G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly hotel staff with charming and useful accommodations. Helpful for electronic devices. Beds were comfortable and everything was terrific. Great neighborhood to walk to breakfast places. One downside is the walls seemed a bit thin. Didn't notice it as much first night but did the next. On the bright side, you could open the window n the early morning... More 

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Thank SpikedCactus
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel gives you the best hospitality around that area. First front office employees were really welcomed. The rooms are clean and tidy. I slept really comfortable. If you want to travel around San Fransisco, you can also buy big bus tickets at Reception. Staff really warm and helpful. Absolutely recommended.

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Toronto, Canada
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78 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very pleased with our stay at the Hotel Carlton in San Francisco. We arrived early, expecting to simply drop our bags and head off on a bus tour. However, we were pleasantly surprised when the concierge informed us they had a room ready for us. We arrived on the eighth floor to find a funky, spacious room with... More 

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Edinburgh
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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Hotel ,although not 4* as advertised.situated in wrong part of town. Downside a Hostel for Homeless next door.The hotel was clean ,rooms small but comfortable. Staff and reception very friendly and helpful. Restaurant seemed busy . They had a free wine and music happy time each evening which was nice prior to going out for the evening. Half hour... More 

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bosaki, General Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

lan348, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at the hotel. We understand you have many choices in San Francisco and we appreciate you in allowing us serve you. Saha is a popular restaurant for dinner. They do take walkins but surprising enough they are busy that you might want to make a reservation for it since... More 

Sunnyvale, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Carlton is charming! The staff is very friendly. They have a wine and music reception that features local artists. The featured a local high school chamber quartet and a solo artist who works at the hotel and runs the program. I will be happy to return to this feiendly hotel next year.

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bosaki, General Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Nuts4quilts, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience. It seems you had wonderful time and gave us a five star. You were lucky to have the Golden Gate Philharmonics play for us. These are individuals in high school who on their days off play for us to continue to practice and perform in front of strangers. It... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I spent two nights at the Hotel Carlton and had a fantastic time. From the warm reception upon arrival to the comfortable room with a great view to the little touches like complimentary WiFi and daily wine receptions, it was just a really pleasant experience. The location is great too. Within walking distance of Union Square, there's... More 

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bosaki, General Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Aussieontheroadcom, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience We appreciate your support and we are glad you had a wonderful time. Our wine reception is fun and has a great atmosphere with live music. These musicians sometimes needs a place for them to perform and feel confident. Thanks again for staying with us, we understand you have... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

rooms were clean and beds were comfortable. we stayed 2 different times and both were excellent. The staff are sooo helpful and funny, better service than most 5 star hotel we've stayed in. the only thing was that the walls are thin so if you have a noisy person next door you can hear them.

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bosaki, General Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Oznoplacelikehome, thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience at our hotel. We are thrilled to hear you had a fun time and your appreciation to our team is big. Thanks for being loyal to our property and we hope to see you again on your next trip. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just stayed here for 2 nights, the reception and the room was excellent but the hallways let the hotel down a bit, needs a wee make over. What we didn't like was walking back to the hotel later at night and finding a certain type of woman hanging about at the corner next to the hotel.

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bosaki, General Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Robert M, thanks again for sharing your experience of the hotel. I am happy to hear that our front office team was able to make it happen for you. Your comments about our walls is something that is hotel will be working on for our next renovation project. Thanks again for staying with us and we hope to see you... More 

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