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Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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444 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Monterey, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

They bake and serve cookies for early evening usually dedicated to wine-time...you can go next door for the wine! Busy place. Lots of looking like a tourist people. Not bad, just that look of denim travelers...the very young wearing their jammies or over mid-fifties out for the weekend or a stop for a night close to city transportation. Or wedding... More 

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Redwood Valley, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My adult daughter and I looked for a location away from lots of noise, tourists, and shoppers, and found it here. Located just south of the Presidio in the Pacific Heights area, we enjoyed being in a more residential area. Yet, we were very close to some excellent restaurants and it was an easy hop down major streets to other... More 

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

It is wonderful to hear that you and your daughter had a great stay at the Laurel Inn. We would be honored to add you to the list of guests who never stay anyone else. With our great location and ample sized rooms, I am sure that you will be very happy with the renovation that we will be starting.... More 

Midwest
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184 reviews 184 reviews
41 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here because it was close to UCSF. Nice boutique hotel in a good part of town. My room was typical for this style of hotel - smallish, but nicely and comfortably furnished. Everything was clean. Service was friendly. The elevator is a bit funky - probably the slowest I've ever experienced. Complimentary breakfast is coffee/tea and a few pastries.... More 

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

It is nice to see that our convenient location to UCSF was a benefit to you. We frequently enjoy having a large number of guests that are visiting UCSF. Providing a clean hotel with quality service is very important to us. I am glad to see that you were able to experience both of these in addition to our convenient... More 

Simsbury, CT
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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed at the Laurel Inn a few times for a few different reasons. 1. I know exactly how to get there. 2. I know exactly where I want to eat nearby. 3. Coolish vibe. It's a tad shabby but in a well loved kind of way. It's really a great value and in a great location. Terribly wonderful staff.... More 

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

It is nice to see your top 3 reasons for staying at the Laurel Inn. We truly enjoy the guests (such as yourself) that continue to come back to the Laurel Inn for a variety of reasons. I am also glad to tell you that I just saw that plans for our renovation. They look great! We should have our... More 

Los Angeles, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
24 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a room on the 3rd floor at the east end so had a SPECTACULAR view of the city night and day. Hotel is reasonably priced, in a fine location and I think they make the staff take "friendly and helpful" pills because they all seem genuinely friendly and helpful. Would very definitely stay there again. Although the second night... More 

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

It is great to see you that enjoyed your recent stay at the Laurel Inn. Our cityview rooms are very popular. Many of our guests, just like you, enjoy the wonderful view of the city from these rooms. Having a staff that truly enjoys their jobs as well as providing service to our guests is a delight. Personally, I feel... More 

california
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great staff & excellent value in SF. Easy parking. Loved this neighborhood location. Lots of shops & restaurants in walking distance. Rooms are very large by city standards & many include kitchenettes. Will definitely be staying here again.

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

We are glad that you found the Laurel Inn to be an excellent value in San Francisco. Just as you mentioned, many of our guests enjoy our neighborhood location and easy parking as well as the assortment of shops and restaurants that are within walking distance. We are glad to hear that you will definitely be staying here again. Please... More 

Laguna Niguel, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the location, the staff are all very helpful and friendly. The rooms are comfortable and reasonably priced. The hotel has a bar/ coffe house next door that gives you a free drink. Nice atmosphere.

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

It is wonderful to hear that you had a great Mother's Day. Knowing that you enjoy return visits with us and continue to enjoy our super friendly staff and that we are always accommodating to you and our dogs is wonderful to hear. Thank you for recommending the Laurel Inn to others. We look forward to your return. Sincerely, Clark... More 

Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this Hotel, the staff are super friendly and always accommodating to us and our dogs. We travel to San Francisco often and this is our hotel of choice every time. We would highly recommend the Laurel for anyone visiting the San Francisco area :))))))

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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 have made the Laurel Inn your hotel of choice when visiting San Francisco. I am very glad that our staff continues to be super friendly as well as the fact that we are always accommodating to both you and your dogs. Being that we are a pet friendly hotel that does not... More 

Fort Bragg, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyable overnight. Very helpful front desk regarding directions to specific place at harbor. Good breakfast available across the street to balance out the delicious pastries at the hotel. I'd stay there again.

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

I am glad that you had a pleasant stay at the Laurel Inn. Having a helpful staff and a great location are some of the reasons that our guests enjoy their stays with us. We look forward to your next stay at the Laurel Inn. Sincerely, Clark Latterell General Manager More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Laurel Inn has become one of our favorite places to stay in San Francisco. We usually book for a week at a time. It is a wonderful place to stay for this extended time. The rooms are large, with very comfortable beds and great natural light. The staff is friendly and helpful. The neighborhood is wonderful- a beautiful and relaxing... 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. We are glad to have a core of regular guests such as yourself that find our hotel to meet their needs when they come to San Francisco. I am glad that you find our hotel to be friendly and comfortable. As you mentioned, our self-parking with in and our privileges is something... More 

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