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Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Reviewed 9 August 2013

We stayed at another of the Joie de Vivre down the road a few years back. Out of the two, this is the one you want for stay in. The Carlton is in a relatively safe part of San Francisco within walking distance of places...More

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Response from Hotel M, Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotelResponded 9 August 2013

Thanks for being our guest and for taking the time to share such exceptional words with us. It's a huge pleasure to host first time visitors and to introduce you to the incomparable services of our attentive team. We're glad to hear that in spite...More

Reviewed 8 August 2013

Hotel Carleton is a great place if your budget doesn't allow for $200+ a night hotel stay. The building interior seems to have been renovated with an emphasis on Tibetian culture in a modern setting. Our room was spacious and clean. One note: the bathroom...More

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Response from Hotel M, Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotelResponded 9 August 2013

Thanks for being our guest and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're always excited to welcome newcomers to our property, and we're glad to hear that your stay was a memorable one, and we're happy to have found a fan...More

Reviewed 8 August 2013

The staff were exceptionally welcoming - the breakfast was worth a mention. We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights and it was a good place from which to explore the city. (Fishermans Warf was about 30 mins walk away, and union square anout 10)...More

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Response from Hotel M, Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotelResponded 9 August 2013

Thanks for being a guest of Hotel Carlton and for taking the opportunity to share such kind words with us. We're happy to hear that our prime location afforded you with easy access to the many destinations of our city. Our outgoing team is always...More

Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel for four nights. Upon check-in, Theo & Gio were friendly and helpful..even gave us a complimentary bottle of wine! Don't go south of the hotel late at night as its a bit dodgy. Hotel is also a fair distance from...More

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Response from Hotel M, Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotelResponded 8 August 2013

Thanks for being a guest of Hotel Carlton and for taking the opportunity to share such kind words with us. We're immensely proud of our outgoing team, and we'll certainly pass your praises along for their unrivaled hospitality. It would be our pleasure to host...More

Reviewed 4 August 2013

I've stayed at the Carlton many times. The staff is warm, welcoming, and adept at making guests feel quickly at home. Sincerely service-oriented, they do their best to accommodate requests, and give excellent advice about where to eat, what to do, and how to get...More

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Response from Hotel M, Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotelResponded 5 August 2013

Thanks for being our loyal guest and for taking the time to share such thoughtful and kind words with us. It's an extreme pleasure to host returning visitors like yourself, and we're happy to hear that you continue to enjoy the evolution of Hotel Carlton....More

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US$153 - US$438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#3 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#41 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#51 Business Hotel in San Francisco
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US$153 - US$438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#3 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#41 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#51 Business Hotel in San Francisco
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jaderhiannonx
3 November 2017|
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Response from Ami R | Reviewed this property |
So we used the bart from Oakland - pretty easy. To get from San Fran it’s also the bart and then a short walk to the hotel. Sorry I can’t be more specific but I’m not a great navigator. I just remember the whole process... More
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Lauren Z
19 July 2017|
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Response from thedarchman | Reviewed this property |
It had a fan in the ceiling but we didn't need it or use it. Room was cool anyway
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Response from mdvrn77 | Reviewed this property |
It does not have a gym that I am aware of
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