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Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel
Ranked #42 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

We were looking forward to staying at Del Sol, based on reviews we read. Because we were travelling with our two small daughters, we booked a family suite, which looked really cool on the web site, with a separate room for the kids, their own separate beds, etc. When we arrived, we were informed that because of an "input error," we had not been given the family suite. We were instead given a two-room "kitchenette." Our kids ended up having to sleep together in a very uncomfortable pull-out couch. The staff couldn't have care less that we were inconvenienced. Overall, this hotel is generally an attempt to make a silk purse from a sow's ear, and it's only partially successful. It is difficult not to notice the general tackiness of the facilty (some might find it charming or funky), and the amenities are few. Free continental breakfast is served in a room the size of a closet, although there are tables outside to eat at. On a foggy, drizzly day, this doesn't work. The staff, while generally eager to please, are not particularly competent or professional. There was lots of noise from the street through the window, which we had to keep open to maintain a comfortable temperature (no AC). All in all, an experience I would not care to repeat.

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Northridge, Ca
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

I loved this little place the staff was so friendly and helpful the yard was cute with it's little green lawn and bright and gaily lit palm trees and hammock. The rooms are small but so bright and cheerful. The parking is free as is the wifi and you get a free continental breakfast as well as cookies and Juice in the afternoon. The rooms are eco friendly and pet friendly. The rates are reasonable what more could you ask for. The only drawbacks are the walls are a bit thin or our neighbors were a bit loud and the stairs outside out room seemed to be where the neighbors like to dump there trash but I definetly would stay again. A great little place for a vacation.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

Great location. In Cow Hollow. Hipster neighborhood with good shops and restraunts. 15 minute walk to the water. Not a touristy area. Giod bus routes nearby so you dont have drop a fortune on cabs Part of the neighborhood. Hotel looks like a classic courtyard motel from the 60's but now iit has a cool retro feel. Updated but the club chair in our room had a few thread bare spots. iPhone dock was nice to have. Friendly staff. Pool is heated but my testies were still chilled. All in all, good value and a nice place.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Nevada City
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

We stay in hotels to sleep, so this is the #1 criteria, and this place did a great job of delivering 7 hours sleep, with very little road noise, despite being near Lombard.
Hanging out for an hour or so in the colorful central courtyard (small plunge pool, hammocks, 100' tall palm trees, false always-dry grass to sit on) to eat the included continental breakfast was a real treat. It's 50 yards from the best street in San Francisco for just about everything, Union St.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Howell, New Jersey
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

My girlfriend and I were trying to find a last minute place in the city close to the Wharf and other things. This place was in a great, safe location and provided free parking!!! It was very clean and the breakfast in the morning was a great standard continental breakfast. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

This place is a pretty good find, all things considered. The main draw was the location (Marina/ Cow Hollow) and the free parking. We ended up in the overflow lot across the alley, but no big deal. The neighborhood is cool and there's a bar across the street. Cafe's all over the place and it's minutes from the wharf. Rooms were clean. The bed was a little on the hard side, but the day we left we saw a truck full of mattresses being unloaded, so maybe they were fixing that. Who knows...
Will probably come back here on our next trip out.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sacramento, California, United States
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

First off its just far enough away from the noise, yet right where you want to be if your interested in the Marina of SF.

BalBoa cafe an old classic is just a block away. Brazin Head restaurant is a sleeper, and open for food until late night. Great place to get away and have a drink as well. One block

Union street for shopping is just 2 blocks up the hill, and chestnut for eating and people watching is just 2 blocks down the hill.

The hotel itself is just about as homey feeling as they get. Breakfast in the mourning is not only very well done but I noticed if you want to end up with a delightful conversation, you probobly will.

Always seems to be good people there, and the staff is on top of it.

Thanks for being on top of it.

Sincerely Kyle Williams

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel
Address: 3100 Webster Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-3411
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#52 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#55 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#63 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#67 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Designed to celebrate California's lively culture, the Hotel Del Sol is a cheerful explosion of the West Coast spirit. Once a 50s-style motor lodge, it has been newly transformed to offer the stylings and personalized service of a boutique hotel. The spacious guestrooms evoke the bright and airy interior of a California beach house. Relaxing hammocks, a sparkling pool and towering palm trees in the courtyard is a colorful feast for the eyes. ... more   less 
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