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Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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#63 of 239 hotels in San Francisco
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The historic Hotel Carlton offers an international ambiance paired with outstanding guest service. Built in 1927, this nine-story San Francisco hotel is 3 blocks from the California Street cable car line, 6 blocks from Union Square, 8 blocks from the main entrance to Chinatown and 9 blocks from Civic Center. Complimentary evening wine receptions are held in Hotel Carlton's lobby nightly and feature live music from local artists. In addition, Hotel Carlton provides complimentary wireless internet to all guests; upgraded bandwidth is also available (surcharge applies). Recently renovated, all 161 non-smoking guestrooms at Hotel Carlton feature remodeled bathrooms including decorative floor and wall tiling, new vanities and sinks. The public spaces showcase cross-cultural design that incorporates treasures from Africa, India, Nepal, Laos and Asia. Our restaurant Saha features award-winning Arabic Fusion cuisine.
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No air conditioning. No parking. No luggage help at the checkin. Good location, too small of a bath, nice staff. Fan and open window helped but street was noisy disrupting sleep. Water stopped working for two hours.
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The Carlton’s staff exceeded our expectations in every way and the hotel was fantastic and a fun place to stay! Wine in the lobby every evening with live music...the bed was comfortable, the room tasteful and eclectic with a breathtaking view of San Francisco
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Hotel has great character but was lacking in a few areas that I would think would be easily corrected. The Wi-Fi is atrocious; don't rely on it if you need it for work or something else important. They charge you 15 bucks a day for the privilege of using the barely functional
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Hotel Carlton is such a charming property in a great location. The team is always extremely friendly, personable and engaging. Parking is easy and for SF standards, very affordable. The GM, Ron, Theo at the front desk and every team member we came in contact with was so
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Stayed at the hotel for 4 nights - the room was small and I was definitely not a big fan of the decor. The staffs were nice. However, charging USD15 (+ tax) for "Urban Amenity Fee" per night seemed to be ridiculous... Anyways, it was an okay stay, but definitely not a "wow"
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PRICE RANGE
$181 - $521 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San FranciscoTheater DistrictLower Nob Hill
NUMBER OF ROOMS
161
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