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Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   444 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115
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Ranked #69 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed today
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This hotel was just okay, but for $200/ night, you can find much nicer and more conveniently located in the city. The hotel is very dated. The room we stayed in had no A/C and was very stale and dank. The room wasn't dirty, but overall had a dingy feel. The parking was convenient, but cost $22/night. We stayed at... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A basic, somewhat dated hotel, next to the Presidio. Staff is friendly, parking is provided, and the rooms are standard in their offerings. We appreciated the kitchenette, beautiful views of the city, and a very comfortable bed (mattress and linens). The biggest drawback is the musty smell (typical of an aging building in San Fran). Diffusers can be found throughout... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Mother stayed at the Laurel Inn for a month after surgery. The staff was very kind to her. Not being accustomed to the hotel prices in San Francisco, I was surprised at the price of the hotel. The size of the room was generous and the kitchen was a great help. I would suggest to anyone staying there for... More

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

Dear Guest, I am glad to hear that your mother enjoyed her extended stay at the Laurel Inn. With our close location to some nearby hospitals, it is convenient for some patients while they recover. It is nice to see that the kitchen that we offer in some of our rooms was of assistance to your mother. That amenity, along... More

Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Laurel inn in the past and I always look at their offers first as they are located just a block from our son. However when the lowest rate I find on an average room with no view room is $280 -$300 I have to ask myself if it is worth it. Suites at the beautiful... More

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

Dear Guest, While I am sorry that you experienced higher rates during your last stay. While our rates do fluctuate depending on the occupancy in the area, we do regularly ensure that our rates are similar to those of our competitors. In addition, we do offer a substantial savings to our neighbors. Please feel free to check in to our... More

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great location, excellent staff, couldn't really ask for a better place. The coffee/wine bar next door is also terrific. Would definitely stay hear again. Within walking distance of restaurants, movies, etc.

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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 is nice to know that our hotel and its staff were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to your next visit. More

Campbell Hall, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

arrived for a 2 night stay, room was spotless, quiet. newly remodeled. The staff at the desk was extremely helpful and ready to answer any questions. I would definitely go back and stay here. good value for the money.

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

Dear Guest, I appreciate so very much that you took the time to post your review! Our team members do love being helpful and assisting our guests. I am glad that you found our hotel to be a good value. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you again for your review. Kind Regards, Clark Latterell General Manager More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is fairly basic in terms of it being a place to stay, it's not a spa retreat or a relaxing get away. But it IS clean comfortable and the staff are very courteous, your surroundings may not be 5* but your service is. I would definitely go back here again. The location may not suit everyone but I... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review. I am glad that you found our hotel to be clean and comfortable in addition to the fact that our team members are very courteous. Like you, many of our guests truly enjoy walking through the neighborhood as well as our convenient location. We look forward to your next stay with... More

Santa Monica, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Nicely appointed rooms, friendly, accommodating and helpful staff. Great location. Easy access to bus transit, close to markets, restaurants, shopping. Have already booked to stay there again due to location and positive experience.

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

Dear Guest, I am glad that you found our hotel to be a friendly neighborhood inn with nicely appointed rooms and a helpful team. It is nice to see that you have already booked a room to stay with us again. We look forward to having you continue to stay with us in your travels. Thank you again for your... More

Davis, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Great location for transportation, restaurants and basic shopping. This is a no frills inn, but decorated tastefully in an understated way. Great coffee in the lobby. Parking on site is a big plus. The hotel is clean and comfortable and the staff is very pleasant and helpful. I'll always stay here when I am in SF.

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

Dear Guest, It is nice to see that you have chosen the Laurel Inn for your San Francisco home. Our great location and staff are frequently mentioned by our guests. But, our on-site parking is a big plus as well. Thank you so much for your review. We look forward to your return to your San Francisco home. Sincerely, Clark... More

Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

It's hard to find a hotel like the Laurel Inn in San Francisco or in any large city, really. It feels like going home at the end of a long work day. The day is helpful and kind (I've gotten to know them over the course of any stays), the rooms feel homey, and it's in a terrific neighborhood that... More

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

Dear Guest, It is so nice to hear that you feel like going home at the end of a long work day when you stay at the Laurel Inn. I am glad to tell you that we recently did have our showers remodeled. In addition, we are coming out with a package that will include the cost of a fitness... More

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Also Known As:
Laurel Inn, a Joie De Vivre Hotel Hotel San Francisco
Laurel Inn, a Joie De Vivre Hotel Hotel
Laurel Hotel San Francisco
Laurel Inn San Francisco
Laurel San Francisco
Address: 444 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#59 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#63 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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