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Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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444 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent wonderful six nights at Laurel Inn during a family visit to SF. Terrific neighborhood, with great restaurants (Spruce, Garibaldi's, Ella's, Eliza) all within walking distance and parking on site. Warm and friendly staff. Although not sumptuous, the clean and comfortable rooms and good pricing more than made up for a fancy dancy place down town. Would definitely book again... More 

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West Lafayette
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was placed in the Laurel Inn by my business. I probably wouldn't have found it otherwise. It is a small boutique hotel in the Laurel Heights area near the Presidio. The neighborhood was very quiet, the staff was very friendly and the price was good. The only downside was that it was not in walking distance to a lot... More 

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Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

I am glad that you were able to find the Laurel Inn and that you will be back. Next time, our Front Desk staff would be happy to direct you to the local restaurants and shopping. We are located one block away from Sacramento Street (which has lots of boutique shops) as well as the shopping on California Street. In... More 

Santa Rosa, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed there to be close to my husband while he had open heart surgery. The staff was very helpful and nice. Lots of sweets offer for breakfast and snack at night. I was able to sleep very well in a comfortable bed.

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Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

We are glad that you found the Laurel Inn a nice place to stay while you were in town for your husband's surgery. We look forward to your return when you and your husband are able to have a much more relaxing stay. Best Regards, Clark Latterell More 

Livermore, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the price and the location, I was expecting a little bit more. The front desk staff seemed a little grumpy and trapped behind their counter. The rooms felt a little plain and beat up. It was clean and modern, but nothing special. The extra charge for the mini fridge was a little ridiculous. Most hotels at that price range... More 

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Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest response. I am happy to tell you that we going to be having a complete renovation of the hotel. We are looking at having the approvals from City Hall to be completed by April. At that time, we will be renovating all of our rooms as well as our public area. This renovation will be... More 

Mendocino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have returned to the Laurel Inn numerous times throughout the years...lovely, well appointed rooms, very comfortable beds, and parking (additional charge). A great location in Pacific Heights, a wonderful walking neighborhood, including many restaurants to experience. I consider the Laurel Inn in a great location, central to any place you want to visit. If you don't feel like driving,... More 

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Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad that you have found the Laurel Inn to be the perfect place to stay when visiting San Francisco. Many of our guests have found that our location gives them the benefit of staying in San Francisco without being in the hustle and bustle of the major locations. It is nice to... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful hotel for San Francisco visits. Near everything but not in the middle of the tourist crazy zone like downtown or the warf. Ample parking and near several major bus lines. We park the car and walk or bus during our stays.

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Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

It is wonderful to see that you had a great stay at the Laurel Inn. Like yourself, many other guests find out location to be perfect for their needs. In addition to our ample parking and convenient location to bus lines, we also have complimentary bicycles that we have for our guests to use. We look forward to your return... More 

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We always love staying at our home away from home, especially the way Denise and Tanya treat us. We heard that you plan to remodel in April. Hope you'll consider a new elevator as that is the real downside of the hotel.

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Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you! It is always a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us at the Laurel Inn. While we are having an extensive renovation of all of our rooms and public areas this year, a new elevator is not in the plans at this time. I can suggest this for our next project. Once again, thank you... More 

Ahwahnee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We have stayed at the Laurel Inn several time and have found it to be excellent in all respects. The easy of parking the people that great you and the neighborhood to explore are wonderful. We will be back.

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Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you! It is always delightful to see the responses of our guests who have wonderful stays at the Laurel Inn. We are glad that you have found a hotel in San Francisco that you enjoy. We look forward to your next stay at the Laurel Inn. Best Regards, Clark Latterell General Manager More 

Rio Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Laurel Inn has a superb location in one of San Francisco's best areas - Pacific Heights. It is near restaurants, an excellent French bakery, and muni tram lines. You can get a great workout while taking in Presidio Park, Lyon Steps, Palace of Fine Arts and the Golden Gate. You don't really have to drive in San Francisco if you... More 

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Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your posting. Hospitality is something in which we take pride. Our staff is always trying to make sure that the needs of our guests are taken care of. I am very glad that you have now made the Laurel Inn your go-to residence in The City. We look forward to having you with us during your next... More 

Addison, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I travel frequently for work, and often to SF. The Laurel Inn has a great location, central but not with the traffic in the Union Square or other touristy areas. The area is also safer than the TenderNob locations of some other corporate hotels. The staff is friendly and helpful, and while the hotel is a little dated and pet... More 

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Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad that you have found the Laurel Inn to be a cozy and nice change in San Francisco. As you mentioned, we are looking forward to our renovation in 2016. We are truly looking forward that the hotel will have with this wonderful transformation. Sincerely, Clark Latterell General Manager More 

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