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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
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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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our experience may be unusual because we stayed at this small boutique hotel for 2 nights during a very bad storm that knocked out power around San Francisco including the hotel. On the positive side, the staff tried to be helpful by holding flashlights as we tried to get to our car or to walk up flights of stairs in... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought a night at a school auction, so paid less than regular rate. Out of town guests stayed here. Very convenient location to residential locations. Room had a great view of downtown. Nice beds (firm) and room. Elevator is ancient so took the stairs. Had cookies and lemonade in the afternoon, pastries for breakfast. Good boutique option. Does not have... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on the price point, I must admit we were not expecting much in the way of sophisticated lodging. Admittedly the hotel has some age on it, thus some of the "modern" amenities end up being a bit dated, but overall the rooms and furnishing exceeded expectations. While it lacks air conditioning, so it could be warm in the deep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travel to the Laurel Heights neighborhood a couple times a year to work at the UCSF building on California St. I look forward to these trips because I know that I will be staying at the Laurel Inn. It is the true definition of a boutique hotel. It is as comfortable as I have ever been while staying in... More 

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

We've stayed many times at the Laurel Inn when traveling to San Francisco for medical care. Each time we've been delighted with the accommodations, pleased to be in such a nice neighborhood near the UCSF Medical Center, and charmed by the friendly employees. They've taken good care of us over the course of several months of visits. The rooms are... More 

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Tilbury, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We recently stayed at the Laurel Inn at the start of our California sightseeing vacation. The location was very good. Not far from downtown, a short cab ride or drive away, and in a very nice, safe area to walk around in. It is a small, older hotel but nice, clean, spacious rooms. Our room was a king bed facing... More 

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Fresno, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Laurel Inn was lovely. The room was really nice and really clean. However, I had booked multiple rooms on multiple nights for my wedding and wedding party, had multiple phone calls and emails comfirrming our rooms and nights and yet upon check-in they still did not have the correct room information in their system. This was frustrating, but the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We have stayed at the Laurel Inn about 6 times and like the fact that it is a small Inn. Our stays were from 6 nights to two nights. It is quiet, parking close by and someone always at the front desk. You get better service from the staff then at the larger hotels. Having a bar within walking distance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Perhaps our corner room afforded a little more space, but we were delighted with the ability to move around our queen size bed, desk, couch, and coffee table--you can't always do that in San Francisco! The room was clean, comfortable, and attractive, with original artworks on the wall (marked with prices, in case you wished to take home a souvenir!).... 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 do try to ensure that all of our guests have a stay that was as enjoyable as yours. We look forward to your return to the Laurel Inn. Cordially, Clark Latterell General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

I love the Laurel. When we've stayed here the service has always been above and beyond. When we've brought our 4 legged friends, they were greeted in the room with doggie beds, bowls, and treats. We chose the Laurel Inn for all our family and friends to stay at for our wedding, our experience was amazing. The attention to detail... More 

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

I am truly happy that you had an enjoyable stay at the Laurel Inn. It is always a joy when our guests bring their four legged family members. Taking care of our canine guests as well as our human guests is something that we thoroughly enjoy. Sincerely, Clark Latterell General Manager 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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Also Known As:
Laurel Inn, a Joie De Vivre Hotel Hotel San Francisco
Laurel Hotel San Francisco
Laurel Inn San Francisco
Laurel San Francisco
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#59 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#65 Family Hotel in San Francisco

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