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Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   444 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115 (Pacific Heights)
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Ranked #74 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a hotel near the University of San Francisco to drop-off our son (who was attending his first year) and stumbled upon the Lauren Inn. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Denise, in particular was very helpful. ** Another plus, the "Laurel" was relatively close (proximity-wise) to Trader Joes, Best Buy and Target (Star Bucks). Our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at The Laurel Inn because of a recommendation. My daughter just started college nearby and we needed a close hotel. This hotel is small and quaint. We checked in a little late and by that time there was no parking on the top level. Tanya at the front desk said she would move her car so we could... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've wanted to stay here for years but it semed to always be full, so I was ecstatic to find a room. I stayed over a weekend, August 1st to the 3rd. There were three problems I feel I should mention. We were in room 103 and the bathroom was very tiny; the toilet seemed to be shoehorned into the... More

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Sun Lakes
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful ambience! Friendly welcoming staff ! Wonderful bed, sheets and comforters ! Love the renovation taking place. Excellent view of the city. Quiet ! Only issue would be to add to the continental breakfast . The delicious roll is not quite enough

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been traveling to SF for years, but I couldn't find my "place" to stay. Stumbled upon the Laurel Inn website last year while looking for a hotel in this part of town. I am so glad I did. It's quiet, clean, and a very friendly helpful staff. The price is affordable and they have covered parking too. It's... More

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Laguna Hills, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Quoted a rate of $395 a night. Gulp! But I was attending a wedding, so the 'wedding rate' was $245. Even then, I was shocked at the rate. San Francisco can be expensive, but these quotes were high. I took the 'wedding rate'. The hotel is in a good part of San Francisco, on Presidio, The hotel is very old.... More

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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Clean and comfortable. Probably could use a remodel soon, but not bad. Front desk personnel (especially Michael) are friendly and helpful. Parking is cheap and easy. Only a ten dollar cab ride to many sites, including San Francisco medical center.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at the Laurel Inn in the Laurel Heights area of San Francisco. We were traveling from the South Bay so we had a car and the Laurel Inn had great parking (two levels). The room was clean and modern-looking, though I felt the toilet and shower-head were too small. The bed was... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The room is clean and nice. We booked a room with a nice little kitchen. The housekeeping staff cleaned our dishes every day. The free wifi was very fast. The hotel is not so conveniently located. It takes a 20-minute walk to the nearest cable car station. Booking.com says "breakfast included", but indeed they just provided croissants and coffee, and... More

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had a great week at the Laurel Inn. All The staff are wonderful, they couldn't do enough for us and were just lovely for a chat when we would return from our daily outings. it's a good area to walk in as shops and places to eat are so close, make sure you have breakfast or lunch at Ella's... 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*
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Like the charming neighborhood that surrounds it, the Laurel Inn is noted for its warm sense of hospitality. Built in 1963, this newly renovated hotel represents a contemporary take on Mid-Century style to create a sophisticated and comfortable interior drenched in rich colors, relaxed textures, and ingenious details. Each spacious guestroom is designed in the style of a studio apartment. ... more   less 
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