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“Nice room with a nice little kitchen” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #89 of 234 Hotels in San Francisco
Hong Kong, China
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice room with a nice little kitchen”
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 there was no table for breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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 Restaurant which is across the road - the food is amazing!
Easy to get around on the buses and taxi fares to town are affordable

We will stay again next time we are in town

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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detroit, michigan
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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. I would have liked to have had a small fridge in the room in which to place my unfinished meals from the restaurants. I would return to this location as it is on the "cooler" temperature side of town. The weather was influenced by the Bay temps and it was a little hard to tell how to dress. Bring a good jacket as it can be cool at night. The architecture of the surrounding properties was a wonderfully refreshing added bonus even though they are in a drought situation. This hotel does offer parking.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 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 25-35% savings, so it's a great value.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
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 visit to San Francisco.

Cordially,

Clark Latterell
General Manager
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New York, NY
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354 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 213 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 fair. Then they gave us a wonderful king suite on the third floor. The hotel has great garage space, which you can go in or out of at any time, and is very near to some of our favorite San Francisco places, including the Presidio. This is a great place in town, and they love pets!!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
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 that you were moved to an appropriate room.

We look forward to having you stay with us on your next visit to San Francisco.

Cordially,

Clark Latterell
General Manager
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San Diego, California
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 and bowls for the dogs. They even have dog treats for them! It's like home away from home for us!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
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 your daughter.

Cordially,

Clark Latterell
General Manager
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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 Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#76 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#81 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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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