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Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel
Ranked #38 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
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Orange County, CA
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“Nice little place..great location and price”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Older, but nicely re-done property in a great location. Very clean and comfortable. They even had parking for our oversize vehicle in a lot next door to the hotel...and parking was free! The breakfast was basic, but good, quick and easy. The management was friendly and very attentive. They didn't have a luggage cart, but got us a laundry cart instead which worked perfectly for all our bags. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. If you are looking for a fancy hotel, this isn't it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Our family of four was traveling together and stayed here last week. We reserved a suite, but our reservation was not honored. Manager initially offered small monetary compensation, but eventually agreed to more. None of us slept well there either night, due to bright lights just outside rooms and due to loud guests.
The location is very good, the Marina/Cow Hollow area is a great part of the city to stay in.
We stayed in a much cheaper motel down the street, towards Van Ness last year, I mean less than half as much money, in which we were more comfortable while in the room.
So, yes, the motel is really "cute" and the breakfast is good and the decor is cool.... but it's kind of expensive, didn't honor reservation, and we didn't sleep well there.
Smaller room was bright and loud, suite was bright and loud. Pull out sofa was a joke. The mattress on the sofa was so uncomfortable I couldn't sleep well even when I put it on the floor. I wish this hotel was the one, I really wanted it to be. I'd love to say, "this is where we'll stay in SF from now on," but I can't.

Room Tip: Smaller room was bright and loud, suite was bright and loud. Pull out sofa was a joke. The mattres...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Ron R, Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, August 31, 2012
Dear Guest,

On behalf of the staff at the Hotel Del Sol, I would like to personally thank you for taking the time to complete the survey in regards to your experience at the hotel. We, at the Hotel Del Sol strive to create a warm and relaxing environment for our guests to enjoy throughout their stay.

I am however, disappointed to read that we could not accommodate you in the room type that you had requested; your feedback is important to me and rest assured that I have passed on your comments to the appropriate Department Manager.

Thank you for your patronage of the Hotel Del Sol. I do hope that you will not allow these isolated incidents mar your opinion of the Hotel Del Sol and that we will be able to welcome you back when next traveling to San Francisco.

Respectfully,

Ron Ryan
General Manager
Hotel Del Sol
3100 Webster St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Let's face it, San Francisco isn't the cheapest city to stay in, but Hotel Del Sol is a good deal. I stayed there for one night with family and wasn't disappointed. For the price, it was clean and the staff was friendly and accommodating. They offer a continental breakfast and some afternoon refreshments (snow cones, cookies, and lemonade). The summer weather in S.F. is usually much cooler than the average California city, but the pool water was warm and I did see some people in it. Parking was included in the price, which was an added bonus if you have a car. The only reason I would not return to Hotel Del Sol is if I wanted a hotel in the middle of all the action. This hotel is not located near the most popular tourist attractions, but because of this, it is probably quieter.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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richland, wa
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

The Del Sol is a small 50's style motel in the Cow Hollow (Union Street) section of San Francisco. Everything in SF is within walking distance from there. The staff is so helpful and friendly. The colorful decor just makes you happy! The Unior Street neighborhood is filled with great restaurants and shops.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

1st trip to San Fran and the price of hotels was scary but found this place and had a great stay.
We got upgraded to a room with a kitchenette ...really big room with a sofa. super clean and comfortable. Loved the paint ...bright greens and blue's and yellows. The staff were very friendly and helpful and always on hand. Breakfast was continental style, plenty of everything and as we had a kitchenette we got some stuff at a local market. The location was great just off Lombard and a very nice 30 min walk thru the park with great views of the golden gate to the Wharf district. We walked miles on our trip which we love so it was great to be in the thick of it yet the hotel was quite and very relaxing. We are a couple but kids and families obviously love the place. We will be back

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, BC
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

We just returned from our second visit there. We always love the place. The location is perfect, central but not busy, a simple but adequate breakfast included, parking included, and of course a pool for those rare days the weather is warm enough to swim. If you like a firm bed, this isn't the place, but everything else is top notch.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2012

I live in San Francisco and my family was visiting and we needed an overflow place to sleep in the neighborhood. I was blown away by the attention to detail and overall comforts of home detail in the rooms. The staff, Oscar and Tiffany was were super friendly and accommodating. I will recommend this unique motel to everyone . It is a unique gem in San Francisco.

Room Tip: Room 11 quiet, spacious and comfortable
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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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:
#51 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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