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Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Haworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 5 nights, the staff are friendly and helpful, the location is great, our family room was clean and spacious. Muffins/pastries for breakfast then cookies available in the lobby in the afternoon. They gave us some tokens for a free drink at cocktail bar 'Swank' next door, but when we tried to go in we were told... More 

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Sonoma, California
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60 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed here numerous times...it's our place to stay when we come to do things in San Francisco. The rooms are reasonable priced(it's San Francisco of course), and fairly near to shops where the locals shop. There is also excellent staff (a special shout out for Tanya at the front desk). The rooms are very clean, the beds comfortable... More 

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Thank VerySF
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4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 4 nights and really enjoyed this hotel to discover what the city has to offer. Rooms are in need of a refresh but the service is warm and kind. Both management and the night reception clerk want to make sure you are comfortable. The location is a little aside the main attractions however the neighborhood is safe, street... More 

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Thank Thierry224
Gill E, Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words on the genuine service during your recent visit - we are glad to know you found the convenient public transportation easy to navigate while exploring the city sights and then enjoyed strolling through our quaint neighborhood for a genuine slice of San Francisco. We are truly looking forward to our hotels extensive refresh scheduled... More 

Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room had a beautiful view and a very comfortable bed. Staff's service was also fantastic - very helpful and personable. Room-specific air conditioning would be a plus, but my room was quite comfortable anyway. My only complaint was the incredibly low water pressure in the shower, which may not be fixable.

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Gill E, Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share about your visit - it is always a pleasure to show our city-view rooms to visitors as our city truly is breath-taking and the expansive view from the Inn carries all the way from the Financial district to city hall and beyond. No greater compliment can come our way, than know we... More 

Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm sure this place is wonderful. I logged into my account today and to my surprise I had written a negative review to a place I had never stayed at (Laurel Inn). This got me thinking... did my account get hacked by a competetors company who's sole purpose was to trash this hotel? Or was it someone from TripAdvisor themselves... More 

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northern california
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice little kind of funky hotel and traveling alone I felt safe. Room big and clean. Lobby is nice. They always have ice water and coffee .There's a cute little bar called swank right next door. Very nice friendly and they served food.

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Thank kirsten
Gill E, Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

We are glad you discovered Swank - perhaps you enjoyed one of their music nights, or trivia evenings - or just an appetizer before strolling through our quaint neighborhood to one of many cozy restaurants or European style Cafes. We are thrilled you felt comfortable and our team took great care to ensure you enjoyed a relaxing visit! We hope... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Spacious suite, with a kitchen and super king bed. A little bit tired but it is going to be refurbished.The neighbourhood is lovely but it is a bit far away if you want to be around the action at Fishermans Wharf and Union Square.Transport was fine though, the number 1,2 and 3 bus stops are across the street if you... More 

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Gill E, Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share about your impressions from your visit; when staying a few days, to be able to warm some soup or keep a sallad chilled along with beverages, could make the difference in ensuring a place feels like home-away-from-home, even if only for a couple of nights. We are thrilled to have been able... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I stayed at the Laurel Inn recently having had my eye on it as a destination for quite a while. Mainly because of the location as well as the JDV company and their products in general which appeal to me. Overall I give the property an OK mark. I found the room product quite basic and not really reflective of... More 

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Gill E, Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

We truly wish to create wonderful guest experiences to all our guests and - yes, are truly saddened to know that you felt underwhelmed; we do wish to share that it is with guests like you in mind we pulled the plug on an earlier renovation plan and are addressing most of the items on your wish list with our... More 

Mountain View, California
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This is one of our go to places to stay in SF (first is JW Marriot). That being said, there's no comparison between the two. The Laurel Inn is convenient, quiet, has great space, centrally located. The staff (Michael & Tanya) are always so helpful and lovely. There are some wonderful restaurants walking distance. Having a kitchen is handy for... More 

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Gill E, Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Our team genuinely strives to create the wonderful guest experiences you mention; thank you for recognizing their dedication to guest service; I can't wait to remind them how their efforts make a difference. We can't wait to unwrap our refreshed product - including the updated windows you have on your wish-list! No one wishes to expose their wrinkles, our scheduled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We spent 2 fantastic nights at the Laurel Inn. The room was clean, cozy and quiet. The beds were extremely comfortable. We slept soo well here. We liked the location-- it was a nice walk to some great restaurants and close to the Presidio, which was fun for exploring. It was easy to get around. The staff was incredibly helpful... More 

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Gill E, Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

We trust your son's beloved Otter friend made it back home safely! We assume he had a lot of fun stories to share with your son about his adventure! Thank you for recognizing the staff for their amiable service - we are thrilled you enjoyed exploring the cafes and restaurants in our quaint neighborhood after restful and relaxing nights' sleep... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel

Address: 444 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115-2004
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: $224 - $633 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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