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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 #75 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Jim S Pleasanton, California
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    4 of 5 stars
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Laguna Hills, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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detroit, michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The Laurel Inn in San Francisco,CA is a conveniently located little hotel. It is surrounded by great restaurants, shopping, a movie theatre and right on city transportation lines (buses). The hotel staff were very attentive and took care of your needs within minutes. The price was a little steep ($265. per night) but similar compared with others in the area.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Very friendly and attentive staff; from the front desk to the cleaning and maid service. I had one minor issue and the manager responded right away. The location was great for walking anywhere. Quick cab service too.

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San Jose
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stayed here for one night after making a last-minute reservation using HotelTonight. We were allocated a one-bed room but we were graciously upgraded to a two-bed room. Our questions were answered in a friendly manner and our needs were proactively addressed by Tonya. This hotel is not at a walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf or Piers but offers about... 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 nice to see that you had a nice experience at our hotel as well as in your dealings with Tanya. Thank you very much for your kind words. I am glad that you were able to find a good value at the Laurel Inn. We look forward to having you stay with us on your next... More

New York, NY
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258 reviews 258 reviews
66 hotel reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We always stay at this place, and continue to like it. Unfortunately, the hotel did not have our usual king suite ready, so they stuck us in a downstairs queen room that was somewhat small and dank. The hotel lady comped us on the garage as well as giving us a lower price for the room, which was more than... 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 see that you continue to enjoy your stays at the Laurel Inn. It is nice to read how you have been staying with us for several years. While I am sorry that you were unhappy with your room on the first night, I am glad that we were able to recover and make sure... More

San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We love staying at this hotel! We have a daughter at USF and it's close to the University and we stay here every time we visit her. They have a great, friendly staff and always make us feel welcome. We have also have brought our dogs with us on a couple stays and they always bring us a dog bed... 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 a pleasure to see that you enjoy your stays at the Laurel Inn. Having a convenient location to USF as well as making sure that your dog is properly greeted are just a couple of the amenities that our guests enjoy. We look forward to having you stay with us on your next visit to see... More

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Address: 444 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel 3*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
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#61 Family Hotel in San Francisco
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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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