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Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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Canada
Reviewed December 4, 2013

I enjoyed my stay at the hotel and the location was fantastic. Especially enjoyed the Saturday Farmer's market across the street. I walked everywhere from there and cabs in the evening were not a problem. A few more homeless people than I'm accustomed to seeing in a city. The hotel itself was clean, the bar was definitely a happening place...

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HotelVitaleGM, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear maze56: Thanks so much for the great feedback on your stay at Hotel Vitale. The hotel offers a great deal with an incomparable location. There are many luxury options in San Francisco and we are often a great value in comparison. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the visit. The Ferry Building Farmer’s market is great, you can find...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

It's now been the 4th time I've stayed at the Vitale and I will continue to visit this hotel during my stays in the financial district of San Francisco. The rooms are modern with a very clean yet comfortable look and feel to them. If you can grab a room with view of the bay bridge. An unforgettable sight especially...

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HotelVitaleGM, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear ambassadorger: It is especially nice to hear such kind words from a repeat guest. The water view rooms are absolutely my favorites, and The Bay Lights make for an incredible show at night. If you enjoyed Americano in the evening, be sure to try breakfast as well—our house made yogurt and granola is a great way to start your...

Fulton, Maryland
Reviewed November 25, 2013

I found Hotel Vitale after reviewing a bunch of different hotels in SF - including the Embarcadero, Nob Hill, and Union Square. Wanted a central location where all the must-see sites of the city would be easy to walk to, and the hotel definitely didn't disappoint. It's a boutique hotel with a friendly/helpful staff, and great views of the Ferry...

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HotelVitaleGM, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chris C: It is gratifying to hear that your extensive search led you to Hotel Vitale and that our location did not disappoint! It is convenient for anything from a stroll along the Embarcadero to catching a streetcar down Market Street. A waterfront room is an absolute treat—the Bay Bridge views are unforgettable. We look forward to seeing you...

Provo, Utah
Reviewed November 20, 2013

After being told by Hotel Vitale reservations that a room I had booked on Jettsetter was set aside and prepaid, upon arrival they told me they were oversold and tried to move me to a hotel a mile away on union square. I was in town on business with Google several blocks away and did not want to move. I...

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HotelVitaleGM, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

bullyboy1: On behalf of myself and the Hotel Vitale team, I sincerely apologize for our inability to accommodate your stay with us. This was an unusual situation, and we very much appreciate your understanding. I would be pleased to assist with booking a future stay at Hotel Vitale, and hope that you will reach out to me when your travel...

Malvern
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Our family really likes this hotel. It's a great location, directly across from the Ferry Market Place and so convenient to everything in town. We have extended family in Berkeley, so this is a great location for us to stay when visiting because of the proximity to the Bay Bridge. We had 2 excellent rooms, one on the 7th floor,...

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HotelVitaleGM, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

caro55: I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed your time with us. The Ferry Building and Farmer’s Market are both a foodie’s dream—we actually shop for a great deal of Americano’s produce there. Berkeley is quite easy to get to with car, and if you prefer not to drive, the BART will also get you across the...

California
Reviewed November 5, 2013

My observation is consistent with others--good location, average hotel. Disappointed with service. I do not remember last when the hotel messed up with their wakeup call--they did. Asked for a newspaper--never got one. Their lounge--mediocre. But then, SF being so compact, you have to be in the dumps to complain about location. I would not stay there again.

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HotelVitaleGM, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

4NDude: I am pleased that our location was convenient for you, but sorry to learn that not all of the stay met with your expectations. We have a very high standard of service, and it is disappointing to hear that was not your experience. Please contact me directly to discuss your service issues, I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to...

Chandler, Arizona
Reviewed November 4, 2013

A charming boutique hotel conveniently located near the Embarcadero and the Ferry Building with stunning Bay Bridge views if you are willing to pay to upgrade. The rooms are modern and comfortable with the typical amenities. There are many spectacular restaurants and shopping within walking distance as well as the BART, bus and cable car lines. The hotel is quiet...

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HotelVitaleGM, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Deb B: Welcome back, we always appreciate feedback from return guests. I am glad you enjoyed the Americano patio—it is so pleasant for happy hour during the warm weather. This week it will be ready to be enjoyed during the winter weather with a beautiful transparent tent which keeps the heat in and allows marvelous views of the Bay Lights...

Norwalk, Connecticut
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Stayed here for a long weekend with friends. It was Nike Womens' marathon weekend so we were paying $500 a night. Kind of ridiculous. Rooms were nice. Had a great view of the bridge. Staff were great, bar was hopping. Good location for staying in the city. Would stay here again. Coffee makers needed in the rooms, please!

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HotelVitaleGM, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

cyclonebrad: I am glad that you and your friends enjoyed your room with a water view! The Bay Lights on the bridge are fantastic to enjoy at night, either from your room or one of the public terraces. Complimentary coffee can be found in the lobby daily and we also have coffee makers available for our guests, so you are...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed October 30, 2013

My 4th stay at this wonderful property! Service is perfect: responsive and friendly, without being intrusive. Rooms are spacious and spotless. Splurge on a waterfront view, it is worth it! Located right across from the lovely ferry building - perfect place to shop, dine, or just browse.

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HotelVitaleGM, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

cmapdx: Thank you, it is so nice to receive reviews from a loyal Hotel Vitale guest such as yourself. The waterfront views are truly amazing, I am so glad you were able to enjoy them during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back for your fifth stay and many more! Sincerely, David Lemmond

Sacramento, California
Reviewed October 29, 2013

We came to this hotel to one celebrate our anniversary and to celebrate my completion in the Nike Women's Marathon. Upon arrival the staff was very warm and personable. When booking the room in the notes I let them know that it was our anniversary and in the room they had rose petals, wine and a platter of cheeses and...

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HotelVitaleGM, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

LeoPride77: Congratulations on your anniversary and a marathon completion! I am so pleased to hear that your stay with us was exemplary and I will absolutely pass along your kind words to Elizabeth at Spa Vitale as well as the rest of the team. We’ll see you again this time next year if not sooner! Sincerely, David Lemmond

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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Minibar
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  • Meeting Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax and rejuvenate while enjoying our stunning water and city vistas, in-house spa with rooftop soaking tubs and signature Americano Restaurant & Bar. It's time for some "you" time.Our guestrooms offer luxurious limestone bathrooms, soothing color palettes, honor bars with decadent and healthful options, and the rejuvenating LATHER line of bath amenities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel

Address: 8 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105-1227
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
Price Range: $350 - $1,051 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 200
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Also Known As:
Vitale Hotel San Francisco
Hotel Vitale
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#21 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#26 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#31 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#41 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#45 Family Hotel in San Francisco
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“upper floor away from ice machine and elevator.”
360julianl, 2 days ago | Read review
“We stayed in a City View room king but still had a view of the water and bridge”
738virginiap, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Our room faced the water (The Embarcadero) on the fourth floor and suffered no noise from the street.”
Oldink, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“I enjoyed the view of the Embarcadero and the Bay Bridge”
aaronn201, Apr 17, 2017 | Read review
“We asked for a quiet room and were placed on the seventh floor. We had no trouble with noise.”
ahappyguest2017, Apr 11, 2017 | Read review
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