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Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel

3.0 of 5 444 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 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 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

Recently i stayed at the Laurel Inn San Francisco for two months. The Inn is located in Pacific Heights which is in a wonderful quiet neighborhood with beautiful views of the city and very close to our daughters home. The staff is incredible and really made my stay feel like home. They are like family. I felt very safe which... More 

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Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a joy to have you stay with us. Our entire staff does what we can in order to ensure that all of our guests have as wonderful of a stay with us as you did. We look forward to your return visits! Best Regards, Clark Latterell General Manager More 

Cedar Falls, Iowa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was excited to find this hotel in the Pacific Heights neighborhood. It was close to the restaurant we wanted to try. We stayed on the third floor and had a wonderful view of the city. The hotel room was fine and looked more modern. However, the bathroom was in need of an update. It was spacious but the shower... More 

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Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you found our location, your view and our staff to meet you expectations. Our spacious rooms and bathrooms will all be undergoing a renovation. We are currently meeting with some interior designers in order to complete a thorough renovation of our hotel. We are all very excited for the... More 

Brighton, Michigan
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202 reviews 202 reviews
38 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for thee nights Valentine's Day weekend 2015. We stayed in room 302 that overlooked Presidio Avenue. Our room was a Presidio King - king size bed, sofa that would open to bed, table in front of sofa, desk with chair, dresser with television on it and bathroom with tub and shower. When... More 

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Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

It is so nice to see that you and your husband enjoyed your stay at the Laurel Inn over Valentine's Day weekend. I am glad that our hotel as well as our employees provided you with a nice stay. As you mentioned, our location is ideal for enjoying a nice relaxing stay in San Francisco. We look forward to having... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In town for an event at the nearby Presidio, the Zinfnadel Experience. Clark & his team were ALL exceptional. Room was clean, modern decor, full kitchen and materials, beautiful city view, comfy bed, and bathroom full of great stuff. Lobby was welcoming, and the folks behind the front desk acted almost as a concierge by how well they served and... More 

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Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Adam, It was our pleasure to have the Cork Dorks that with us. I am so glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at the Laurel Inn. We look forward to being able to host you for your event next year as well. Best Regards, Clark Latterell General Manager More 

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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How many hotel rooms have a nice space to put on ones face? Not only does this have nice vanity with sink but another nook for working ones magic. Usually I seem to be juggling bottles and bags and sharing a tiny space to boot. This room has it all. Comfortable beds, nice linens, a small kitchenette, great location. And... More 

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Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

It is a pleasure to see that you enjoyed your stay at the Laurel Inn. We look forward to your return. If there is anything that I can do in order to be of assistance to you, please feel free to contact me directly. Sincerely, Clark Latterell General Manager More 

North Royalton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Laurel Inn this past weekend as part of a room block that was reserved for us (we were in town for a family wedding). The hotel staff was very friendly; no issues there. However, I couldn't believe how overly "pet friendly" the hotel was - and not in a good way for those of us without... More 

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Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

While we have already been in a private conversation, I would like to thank you for your comments and apologize for the stay that you experienced with us. As I mentioned, while we are a pet friendly hotel, this is a minor portion of our clientele. After a guest who brings a pet checks out, we do complete an extensive... More 

VacationQueen2010
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time staying in Presidio area. Hotel is quaint and staff is absolutely amazing! Bed was super comfy and kitchen area was great to bring back leftovers from dinner! Everything was Perfect! Will definitely stay here again!

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Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

It is nice to hear that you feel that we have an amazing staff. Quite honestly, I feel that our staff if the best thing that we have to offer. It is a joy to work with others that share the passion for serving our guests and ensuring that our guests have a memorable stay at the Laurel Inn. We... More 

North Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

we stayed here for 3 nights in Jan whilst attending a trade show and all downtown hotels were full. we weren't sure what to expect but we're delighted to find ourselves in the Laurel village neighborhood and in a hotel with such friendly and thoughtful staff! the hotel itself it a bit dated, but the most important thing was that... More 

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Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We have found that many of our guests feel that they are in San Francisco without being in San Francisco. Staying in the Laurel Heights neighborhood with all of the local businesses, restaurants and parks that are close to us is a definite attraction to our guests. On a nice day, many of our... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This was one of the saddest hotel rooms I have ever seen for the price. I booked this online - The Galleria Park was full - so their website suggested their sister hotel The Laurel Inn. It looked nice in the photos so I booked and paid in advance for a $310 US room ($360 CDN) When I got to... More 

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Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments in regards to your stay. I am sincerely sorry for the challenges that you faced with your room. I can assure you that your experience was not indicative of the normal experiences of our guests. I would like to have the chance to make this up to you and ensure that you have a memorable... More 

New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Great option for a budget traveler who wants to spend a week in a real San Francisco neighborhood. The rooms remind me of the mini-apartments that are common in European cities. They have kitchenettes that can be used for breakfasts or even to make a quick meal with supplies from the city's legendary farmer's markets. The street level is fairly... More 

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Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. It is nice to see that you enjoyed your stay at the Laurel Inn. Having rooms with kitchenettes in San Francisco is very rare. I am glad that these proved to be a benefit to you. Please feel free to contact me directly if I can be of any assistance to you... More 

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Address: 444 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Pacific Heights
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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Laurel Inn, a Joie De Vivre Hotel Hotel San Francisco
Laurel Hotel San Francisco
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Laurel San Francisco
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#63 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#73 Family Hotel in San Francisco

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