Laurel Inn

Laurel Inn

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4.5
#36 of 234 hotels in San Francisco
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.5
Value
4.2
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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.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Parking garage
Wifi
Restaurant
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Housekeeping
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighborhood
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese and 2 more

Location

444 Presidio Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 64 out of 100
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San Francisco Intl Airport
Metropolitan Oakland Intl Airport
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles469 reviews
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The Laurel Inn garners appreciation for its amiable staff and pristine cleanliness, with guests highlighting the comfort and spaciousness of the rooms. However, some guests have expressed dissatisfaction with the lack of in-room coffee makers and noise issues. While the secure parking and excellent location are frequently praised, the value proposition is debated, given the high costs relative to guest expectations. Additionally, the hotel's common areas are noted to be in need of a refresh, despite the overall welcoming atmosphere.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Tired
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Pricey
Cleanliness
Clean
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Satisfactory

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Susan B wrote a review Mar 2022
San Clemente1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visit our children in San Francisco several times a year. Best hotel we have ever stayed at bar none. Staff is kind, helpful, courteous. Parking is a breeze. We had a room on the 3rd floor in back and it was very quiet (no noise from our neighbors or traffic). We requested an early check-in on the day we arrived for a $75.00 fee and we got to check in around 10:00. The room was very clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. Bathrooms had white subway tiles on walls, marble flooring, large sink counter top. Two chairs for sitting with a great picture window that actually opened for fresh air. Then we decided to leave a day early in our 7 day stay and the hotel was so gracious in our request (no problem and no charge). Just all in all, we couldn't have wanted anything more. BTW even the room's coffee maker by Illy made the best coffee ever (what hotel room coffee maker does that?)
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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sbray wrote a review Jun 2020
Montecito, California59 contributions109 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
You have to keep in mind this is a 60's motor lodge that has been converted into a botique hotel so if you're fine with that, this might be a good choice.
Service:Seemed fine, no problems.
Room:Fine, well decorated. Some furniture starting to show some wear. Bed, linens, fixtures all great. Amenities, fine.
Location:Really good if you want to be on that side of town. Far preferable to downtown for me.
About the only downside is that you just can't overcome some parts of being in an old building like this. The elevator is still the original one from the 60's and looking very warn as are the doors and a few other things. My floor sqeaked but these may be minor things to you. I suppose it comes down to the price paid. My stay was still in early stages of everything re-opening and very resonable so I feel it was an excellent value. I noticed the price for later in the summer would be triple my rate so I would have been disappointed if I had paid that much. This hotel might be right for you but just know what it is before hand. It's not a grand or new luxury hotel but has appeal if this is what you're looking for.
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Date of stay: June 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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FEDE wrote a review Feb 2020
Tucson, Arizona34 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the Laurel Inn when it was a "motor inn" in the 1980's. What a change! The furnishings are lovely, reception staff courteous and welcoming. Housekeeping does an excellent job. For a busy intersection in SFO, my room was quiet, with a view of downtown SFO. The adjacent Laureate Lounge is good for bar snacks and lively ambiance. The continental breakfast fare is limited, but just a few steps away is Ella's Cafe for full breakfast at good quality and value.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from GillE127, General Manager at Laurel Inn
Responded Feb 26, 2020
Dear Fede - What a lovely note about your recent return experience to the Laurel Inn - we are thrilled you enjoyed the hotel 'transformation' / updates since your last visit; look forward to share your feedback with the team who will appreciate knowing their efforts created such a welcoming and comfortable stay with us - we hope you will return more frequently moving forward to enjoy all our quaint neighborhood has to offer and our beautiful city at large. Thank you and welcome back soon!
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artsuperpower wrote a review Aug 2022
Carmel, California1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Laurel Inn is a delightful property in San Francisco. The kitchenette in the room make it a breeze when traveling with younger children. Wonderful rooms, beautiful decorations, incredibly comfortable beds, and a genuinely delightful staff! Parking was simple and safe as well. Love the Laurel Inn. A+++++
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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AnDuAr wrote a review Nov 2022
Santa Monica, California3 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was great for a combo business and family trip. The hotel staff was very accommodating at check in and check out. The kitchenettes were perfect for traveling with kids, washing baby bottles, microwave, etc. The location is perfect for a more authentic San Francisco experience i.e. not downtown with all of the other hotels
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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claudineinCalifornia wrote a review Jun 2022
Orange County, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cannot beat the location and residential feel of it thereby also avoiding some of the less desirable aspects of other parts of the city. Fresh baked cookies and wonderful tea in the evening were very appreciated touches. The size of the hotel makes if very personable. I actually dont think i want to stay anywhere else in SF.
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Date of stay: June 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Robin B wrote a review May 2021
Phoenix, Arizona1,415 contribution684 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed just one night while visiting San Francisco. This is a cute, boutique hotel with a midcentury vibe. We had a king room, which was a good size and stylish. Parking is available for the usual San Francisco exorbitant parking fee. The hotel is in a very nice neighborhood with a number of restaurants less than a mile walk or very short Uber ride. While our room faced the street, it wasn’t noisy enough to bother me. What did bother me is the mattress, which is left over from the 1950s. It was hard and uncomfortable and actually hurt my hips when laying on my side. I've stayed at a lot of Hyatts and never had an issue with the mattress. Hyatt, have a little splurge and bring the mattresses up to date. I have to say, that mattress would make me think twice about staying here again.
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Date of stay: April 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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yogaperson wrote a review Jan 2023
Palo Alto, California185 contributions75 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was $321 and they charged us $48 for a wine stain on a pillow. Really? At a Hyatt? That is ridiculous. Be careful for extra charges. It was just an average room in an average location. Too much money out for one night and no coffee in the room either. We are extremely tidy people and to be charged fines like we are rockstars trashing a room is unacceptable.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Gill Eklof, Owner at Laurel Inn
Responded Jan 9, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent visit - we are in the hospitality field & travelers ourselves and take great pride in being understanding when accidents happen in a guest room - I have reviewed our records and do not show any additional cleaning fees imposed on any of our guests in the last two months; I invite you to reach out to me directly so I may review your folio for any errors; in the meantime, wish to ensure the fee you describe is not simply an on-site parking fee as the amount seems similar to what you describe. We truly wish to create wonderful guest experiences, so appreciate any opportunity to address any service issue with your stay. Kind regards, Team Laurel Inn
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Stephanie O wrote a review Aug 2023
San Francisco1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My 80 year old parents stayed for 6 nights and had an amazing visit. My father is in a wheelchair and the ADA room was the best we've experienced - large shower, accessible height of all furniture and elevator and room doors timed for easy entrance/exit. The hotel staff was excellent - very helpful and accommodating. My parents were on a first-name basis with all of the staff by the time they left and I felt they were comfortable and secure when at the hotel. Big thanks to the Laurel Inn staff!
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Wendy K wrote a review Feb 2022
Concord, California30 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here in February 2022 because we had a procedure scheduled at UCSF and this hotel was SO close. Loved the property! Rooms are cute and clean. ONLY downside - TV was on the older side and small. Parking onsite for a fee was super convenient because they allowed in and out. Little bar attached the the hotel was adorable and served finger foods. Service there was excellent! Location was perfect. Lots of restaurants and shops. If you are walkers like us - we took a trip to the Haight district as it was only 1.3 miles away. Great hotel. Will come back again!
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Date of stay: February 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Gill Eklof, Owner at Laurel Inn
Responded Mar 11, 2022
We are grateful to you for sharing about our undiscovered 'little gem' - yes, the neighborhood is so walkable whether here for an active visit exploring the Presidio or shopping down Sacramento Street or exploring the footsteps of visitors in the Haight in the 1970's or the Cultural diversity of the city's Japantown, North Beach, Mission District and beyond . We look forward to welcome you back soon! Gill, Manager
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Answer from Audrey E
Discovery Bay, California30 contributions48 helpful votes
I stayed at Old Santa Fe Inn on Montezuma Ave. There are alot of inns with Santa fe in the name. Dealing directly with the hotel you could cancel be fore 24 hours of the next day. A call directly to the hotel would be the best way to verify this. I had booked my stay through Expedia and I am going to avoid them in the future. I wanted to extend my stay one day and could not reach them virtually and the wait to speak with them was prohibitive. I ended up booking one extra day directly with the hotel. The hotel was very accommodating.
killerandspike asked a question Aug 2020
Calistoga, California9 contributions3 helpful votes
Do you accept cats
sandy v asked a question Dec 2016
Portland, Oregon1 contribution
do you take pets? I have 1 dog. Is there parking at the Inn?
Answer from Jeffery D
1 contribution
Yes we do but we only put them in rooms on Floor 1, parking is self park $30 per night in the garage.
Answer from Dane94306
London, United Kingdom372 contributions194 helpful votes
I don't recall my room having that, but perhaps some do.
Anthony S wrote a tip Feb 2024
Tulsa, Oklahoma2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking was super easy. Some road noise with buses and ambulances."
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Joseph_H wrote a tip Oct 2023
Glasgow, United Kingdom7 contributions7 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Force a towel into the huge gap under the door and sleep in the bed furtherest away from the door if you want to have undisturbed sleep."
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Amy D wrote a tip Jul 2023
Kerrville, Texas48 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The neighborhood seemed very safe"
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CollectingChristie wrote a tip Jun 2023
Seal Beach, California800 contributions571 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"City views are worth it and not road facing. Road side is louder."
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jasoncrh wrote a tip Apr 2023
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates441 contributions342 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"rooms ending in 01 and 17 are near the elevator. It can be loud, so beware. "
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PRICE RANGE
$289 - $359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
laurel inn, a joie de vivre hotel hotel san francisco, laurel hotel san francisco, laurel inn san francisco, laurel san francisco
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoPresidio Heights
NUMBER OF ROOMS
49
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Frequently Asked Questions about Laurel Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Laurel Inn?
Nearby attractions include Full House House (0.3 miles), Sacramento Street (0.1 miles), and Swedenborgian Church (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Laurel Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Laurel Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Laurel Inn?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Laurel Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Garibaldi's, Ella's American Kitchen, and Eliza's.
Are any cleaning services offered at Laurel Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Laurel Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Laurel Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Laurel Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Golden Gate Bridge (2.8 miles), Alcatraz Island (3.0 miles), and Fort Point National Historic Site (2.3 miles).
Is Laurel Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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