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Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Baltimore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2010

We spent two nights in a standard room, and found it perfect. The hotel itself is very elegant, with a multi-cultural theme that we enjoyed. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and we spent a good amount of time chatting with them and seeking their guidance on everything from restaurant recommendations to transportation to tourist spots. The room was... More 

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JComaskey1, General Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Hotel Carlton. Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review and let our staff know what a great job they did. It means a lot. We look forward to welcoming you again sometime in the near future! Happpy Travels, Jeanne Comaskey General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2010

As soon as we got to the hotel reception we knew that this hotel was going to be slightly different to your norm. The couple of jokers were a great double act, laughing and joking with and at each other and with us. When I pulled out my work id to confirm who I was they asked not to be... More 

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New York City, New York
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79 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2010

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights. The room was very nice and the staff friendly and helpful. The hotel itself has charm and is a nice change from some of the larger, more sterile looking chain hotels. Our room didn't face the street and we rarely heard cars, except for the occasional siren.The downside to Hotel Carlton... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2010

We were in SF for just one night to see Faith No More's INCREDIBLE closing night show at the Warfield and picked Hotel Carlton because of the great AAA deal we got on a deluxe King room. ... What we got was so much more than a good deal. Everything was exactly what we look for in a hotel --... More 

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JComaskey1, General Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Hello, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look foward to welcoming you again to the Hotel Carlton the next time you are in San Francisco. Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know your feelings. It means a lot to our staff. Best wishes, Jeanne Comaskey General Manager More 

Saratoga, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2010

My wife and another couple stayed at the hotel Carlton for 6 nights this past week in April and we're extremely happy with our stay. The hotel staff was top notch- very helpful, incredibly attentive and all had very good senses of humor. Rooms were cozy and we loved the free wine tasting in the lobby. I would highly recommend... More 

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JComaskey1, General Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again when you find yourself in our beautiful city. Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience. Best Regards, Jeanne Comaskey General Manager More 

Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2010

I came to San Francisco for a business and had not stayed in this hotel or this district before. The service was very friendly and accommodating. The room was very neatly appointed, the bed very comfortable, and provided an in-room recycling bin and dispensers for soap, shampoo, and conditioner in the bathroom (as expected given the hotel's "green" rating). Conversations... More 

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Baltimore
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2010

The hotel staff treated me as a second class citizen and I wasn't sure if this was because I was an American or because I was a female. The hotel windows were paper thin and we were constantly waking to the sounds of emergency vehicles all night long. Also, the hotel room doors would slam shut so when you were... More 

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JCC10, General Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

I'm sorry that your stay at the Hotel Carlton did not live up to your expectations. I am surprised and disappointed that you felt that you weren't treated well by our staff. If you read the other reviews, you'll see that this is not the norm, in fact it is the opposite of what most people experience at our hotel.... More 

No.Va.
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2010

Excellent service & nice decor. loved the free wine in the eve! Kinda close to firehouse, is the only drawback other than the $30 for parking (I parked across the street for $20).

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Dublin
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

Stayed here for 4 nights. Great location for visiting San Francisco. Not luxurious but definitely adequate and clean. We got a great price on the web. Less than 10 minute walk to Union Square. Staff at the check in desk very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this hotel and if I go to San Francisco again I would stay... More 

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los angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2010

This was my second stay at the Hotel Carlton, and it was just great. The staff are so helpful and are so willing to provide all kinds of tips for visitors. As far as noise, request a higher floor. I was on the seventh and heard very little street noise, however, I also brought earplugs with me and I did... More 

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 94109-5817
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: $150 - $389 (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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