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“Excellent location, friendly staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel
Ranked #32 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
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Brighton, Michigan
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent location, friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

I am so glad we chose Hotel del Sol. The free parking, free Wifi and free breakfast every morning was amazing for the price and location of this hotel! True the walls are a little thin, but the staff was excellent and pointed us towards some great near by Restaurants. Our room was great, it was only two people staying so we had plenty of space and loved the king size bed. If we return to SF we will return.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Chris J
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Ron R, General Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments regarding your recent stay with us! We always look forward to and appreciate guest comments and feedback.

I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our complimentary Parking, Wifi and Continental Breakfast made your stay even more memorable! I hope you had a chance to try the excellent restaurants within walking distance of the hotel on either Chestnut or Union Streets!

Thank you for choosing the Hotel Del Sol for your stay in San Francisco and we look forward to welcoming you back whenever your travels may lead you back to this beautiful city!

Warm regards,

Lili Bolgar
Front Office Supervisor
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

My wife and I chose this hotel for our first trip to San Francisco to celebrate our anniversary. When checking in Tiffany(front desk clerk) found out and upgraded us to a larger room on the third floor. At the end of our stay she sent chocolates and Champaign!
The hotel is older but well kept, and a blast to stay at, especially if you are intent on exploring the city, and not spending a lot of time in the room. All the tourist spots are easily accessible (I would recommend the hop on/off bus tour which picks you up right around the corner) We didn't have a car, but here the parking was free-a rarity in S.F.
This is an OK place to stay, but it is all of the friendly helpful staff that make it a great place to stay!

Room Tip: Get up high, on the third floor if you can(quietest). The old fashioned elevator is even a hoot!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Tim D
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Ron R, General Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Warm Greetings from the Hotel Del Sol!

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments regarding your recent stay with us! We always look forward to and appreciate guest comments and feedback.

I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that Tiffany's thoughtful surprises made your trip even more memorable! I'm glad to know that our convenient location provided easy access to all points of interest in the city! I hope you had a chance to try the excellent restaurants within walking distance of the hotel on either Chestnut or Union Streets!

Thank you for choosing the Hotel Del Sol for your stay in San Francisco and we look forward to welcoming you back whenever your travels may lead you back to this beautiful city!

Warm regards,

Lili Bolgar
Front Office Supervisor
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

Had a brilliant time at this hotel, although the elevator was interesting! Stayed in a Junior Suite and it was lovely. The location of this property is excellent for all the tourist spots, Fishers wharf etc. The property is very clean and the continental breakfast is very good. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Overall I would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Sharon S
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Ron R, General Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments regarding your recent stay with us! We always look forward to and appreciate guest comments and feedback.

I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our friendly staff members were able to make your time with us even more enjoyable! I'm also happy to know that our complimentary continental breakfast added value to your stay!

Thank you for choosing the Hotel Del Sol for your stay in San Francisco and we look forward to welcoming you back whenever your travels may lead you back to this beautiful city!

Warm regards,

Lili Bolgar
Front Office Supervisor
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

This great boutique style hotel is clean, comfortable and in one of the best parts of San Francisco. It has a fun theme, hammocks in the courtyard and free parking. The staff is friendly and accommodating . If you're looking for a hotel in the Marina district, this former motel is a great choice!

Stayed November 2013
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Ron R, General Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Warm Greetings from the Hotel Del Sol!

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments regarding your recent stay with us. We always appreciate guest feedback!

I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our convenient location and complimentary parking made your stay even more memorable! I hope you had a chance to visit some of the excellent restaurants within walking distance of the property on either Chestnut or Union streets.

Thank you for choosing the Hotel Del Sol for your stay in San Francisco and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Warm regards,

Lili Bolgar
Front Office Supervisor
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

I am so glad I chose Hotel del Sol. It is a bright and friendly little hotel that offers free parking and free breakfast every morning. The staff was friendly, pointed us towards some great near by Restaurants. My room was great, it was only two people staying so we had plenty of space. I will always return.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Ricky B
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Ron R, General Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Warm Greetings from the Hotel Del Sol!

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments regarding your recent stay with us. We always appreciate guest feedback!

I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our convenient location and complimentary parking and continental breakfast made your stay even more memorable! I'm also glad to know that you had a chance to visit some of the excellent restaurants within walking distance of the property on either Chestnut or Union streets.

We look forward to welcoming you back and thank you for choosing to stay at the Hotel Del Sol!


Warm regards,

Lili Bolgar
Front Office Supervisor
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Clayton, CA
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Del Sol for one evening. The two staff members we had contact with were extremely helpful and friendly, offering us great suggestions for dining. We found the room to be minimally acceptable. The bed was very lumpy and the shower did not drain properly, causing our feet to be covered by standing water in a matter of minutes. Additionally, the water in the shower stall attracted some kind of gnats that were a nuisance. The walls in the room were not properly sound-proofed and we were kept awake by a crying baby, chatter from adjoining rooms, and the sound of people walking up and down the stairs. The location of the hotel was excellent and it was extremely helpful to have free on-site parking, but we will look for a different place to stay the next time we visit as the price we paid for the room was higher than many four star hotels we have stayed in and the quality of our experience a two star rating at best.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank TropBC
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Ron R, General Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Warm Greetings from the Hotel Del Sol,

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 you encountered an unpleasant experience with noisy neighbors during your stay with us; we try our best to enforce Quiet times at the hotel from 10pm to 8am daily. 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 this isolated incident 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,

Lili Bolgar
Front Office Supervisor
Hotel Del Sol
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Fallbrook, California
Level Contributor
20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

Pretty casual, family-friendly, great little spot tucked away in the Marina district. Basic (but free!) breakfast and the staff was very friendly and warm. Nice location for us since we wanted to do the Wharf, Golden Gate, Presidio, activities in the NW quadrant of city. Nice location to food, activities, and we got a good deal. The parking on site was worth the cost alone!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Lindsay P
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Ron R, General Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Warm Greetings from the Hotel Del Sol,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments 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 happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that our convenient location and complimentary parking and breakfast made your stay even more memorable!

I hope you had a chance to visit some of the excellent restaurants within walking distance of the hotel on Chestnut and Union streets.

We hope to welcome you back to the Hotel Del Sol when next traveling to San Francisco.

Respectfully,

Lili Bolgar
Front Office Supervisor
Hotel Del Sol
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Additional Information about Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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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