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Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (SoMa)   |  
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Ranked #22 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
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Santa Monica, California
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“Excellence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I am a former Four Seasons Hotel employee and must say that The Hotel Vitale is right on up there! Non smoking building keeps it smelling fresh and clean. Easy SFO airport bart ride into the Embarcadero station with the hotel right around the corner. Excellent location. The staff exceeded our expectations. Room was fantastic with the deep soaking tube and great view of the city. Room service YUM! The brussel sprouts and artichoke dish! We indulged in several menu items and they were all delicious! The Ferry Building convenient across the street.. We had the gluten free organic curry potato empanadas with salad. The ahi fish tacos, organic vegan donuts OMG .. We brought a dozen home.

This is our new favorite hotel and will bring us back to SF in the future.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

After going to a horrendous hotel in San Francisco we finally arrived at the HOTEL VITALE, fist thing that hits you is the amazing smell of lemon and lavander as you enter the lobby, and the helpful friendly staff, especially Anna on reception who was helpful, friendly and very professional. The room was in an amazing position overlooking the Ferry Building and the Bay Bridge. Clean, design, nice bathroom and accessories and on of the best minibar options so far. Funnily after staying there many people told us we should have stayed here and we did and we would again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

The location of the Vitale is excellent for anyone wanting to take in the waterfront area of San Francisco. Lots of great restaurants in the area within walking distance. The hotel is located on many bike paths that allow for a two wheel exploration of the harbour area as well as extending your ride across the Golden Gate Bridge and into Sausalito. Staff are very courteous and helpful.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

A perfect place to stay and add to your quintessential SF experience. Bay view rooms are an obvious preference but all the rooms are smartly designed & appointed. Americano restaurant does a great job and the staff is great, especially the amazingly cordial housekeepers!
Hard to beat being able to walk across the street to Ferry Plaza, great location!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I like the location of this hotel since I have stayed around Union Square too much in the past and this is right across from the Ferry Plaza which is great. The only thing I can complain about is the pillow which are weird since you get 2 that are paper thin and 2 that are thicker and rock hard. Getting a cab was also a bit harder than other hotels in the area but the rooms are great the hotel is modern and organic and otherwise great.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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HotelVitaleGM, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Kevincanada:
Many find that the Embarcadero area is more relaxing than the hustle and bustle of Union Square, while still being close to all downtown San Francisco has to offer. The comfort of our guests is a top priority at Hotel Vitale, and I am disappointed to hear that your pillows did not exceed your expectations. In the future, you are always welcome to contact the front desk and all of our team members are more than happy to find something more to your liking.

Warm Regards,

Melony Williams
General Manager
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for a weekend in San Francisco and totally enjoyed the hotel and the trip. The Bart stops at the Embarcadero and this stop is just around the corner. The cable car is a block away and the trolley is right outside.

One of the best things is the roof patios on floor 5 or 7! We took a bottle of wine upstairs and enjoyed the sunset.

All the people were very nice and we would definitely stay here on our next trip to San Francisco!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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HotelVitaleGM, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
JoAnn:
It is wonderful when guests are able to utilize our many public transportation options nearby. It is so much more convenient, especially if you are on a short visit, to not have to worry about a car. We always like to encourage our guests to take advantage of the sights from our very special terraces. The view of the Bay Bridge is breathtaking—especially at night. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip.

Warm Regards,

Melony Williams
General Manager
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Jackson, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The hotel was fabulous. Excellent service, great restaurant and beautiful room. The location was perfct, directly accross from the Ferry Building and around the corner from the F line bus. We really enjoyed our stay.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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HotelVitaleGM, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Peggy1954:
I am so flattered that you thought of us for you “Girls Weekend” and happy to hear that you had a lovely time here. You simply must visit our spa on your next trip for “The San Francisco Treat”, a food and leg massage perfect for re-energizing after a long day of exploring or shopping in the city with the girls!

Warm Regards,

Melony Williams
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Property: Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel
Address: 8 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#23 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#31 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#41 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#45 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax and rejuvenate while enjoying our stunning water and city vistas, in-house spa with rooftop soaking tubs and signature Americano Restaurant & Bar. It's time for some "you" time.Our guestrooms offer luxurious limestone bathrooms, soothing color palettes, honor bars with decadent and healthful options, and the rejuvenating LATHER line of bath amenities. ... more   less 
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