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Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice, average sized, clean rooms and a homey feeling lobby. About a ten minutes walk from Trader Joes, Wholefoods and walgreens. Also a ten minute walk from union plaza - the city centre. The staff here are absolutely amazing! They were so kind and helpfull with all our questions and queries. Loved the funky music performance during the complimentary wine... More 

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Thank tying-to-travel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Overpriced hotel: rooms are too small, no fridge, horrible breakfast and staff in restaurant is rude. When you book a room for 4 people, you only get 2 towels and glasses, even after complaining. I had expected a lot more for a so-called "joie de vivre" hotel!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great hotel, was a fantastic location - 10 minute walk to Union Square and only 10 - 15 minute walk in the other direction to some great resturants and supermarkets. Staff were friendly and helpful. Rooms were really nice.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at the Hotel Carlton for 4 nights while in San Francisco. The hotel was decent and the room was very clean. The staff at Hotel Carlton were a real highlight though - excellent service! Happy hour each night was also a great bonus! Would stay here again on my next trip to San Francisco.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed six nights. Nothing was to much trouble for the staff from start to finish. Rooms were a good size and very well maintained. Beds big and very comfortable. The only criticism I have was that the doors could do with soft closures on them. Good location only 10/15 min walk to Union square. Would have no hesitation in staying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been so blessed by the Hotel Carlton in San Francisco, and the kind and wonderful folks who work there. As San Francisco locals ourselves, you might not think we would have much need for a hotel in our own city, but the way this hotel gives back to the local arts community will have us recommending this place... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stayed two nights at this hotel and it was lovely. The rooms were big which was a pleasant surprise and spotlessly clean. Liked the themeing of the hotel and the staff were always pleasant and really helpful. Would definitely stay there again, good location and transport links close.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is well located , clean and really has a neat boutique feel. The free wine half hour each night with music playing has a great vibe and is really special feature of this hotel. the staff are very friendly and helpful and one of them ( Theo) even plays music in the lobby.Jessica and Emily are a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service at this hotel was the best I've ever experienced. Staff went above and beyond with helping us with directions, transportation, luggage, etc. We truly felt like we were staying with our "west coast cousins." While all staff were efficient, attentive, and professional.... Gio and Theo were especially patient with us (and funny!). Afternoon wine tasting is popular and... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently spent about 2 weeks at Hotel Carlton and this is the first time I've felt compelled to offer a review on Trip Advisor. The hotel is very clean and very good value. Gio and the team were always helpful, friendly and treated me like family. The vibe at the hotel is very casual and upbeat. Also, the Yemenese... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel

Address: 1075 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: $172 - $392 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 161
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Also Known As:
Carlton Hotel San Francisco
Hotel Carlton San Francisco
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#36 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#41 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#52 Business Hotel in San Francisco
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