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“I would definitely stay here again.” 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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Andover, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“I would definitely stay here again.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Great location
Good 'to go' bagels & cream cheese.
Funky, boutique hotel with useful amenities.
$10 parking
Great value
I normally like a hotel as opposed to a motel, but the arrangement of it made it feel more safe and pleasant.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ShellyGNSD
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Ron R, Front Office Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Warm Greetings from the Hotel Del Sol!

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

I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! I'm also glad to know that you took advantage of our complimentary continental breakfast and had time to enjoy the some of the great restaurants and shopping within walking distance of the hotel!

We look forward to welcoming you back whenever your travels may lead you back to beautiful San Francisco!

Warm regards,

Lili Bolgar
Front Office Supervisor
Hotel Del Sol
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

My mum and I stayed here for 2 nights in May.

As someone who has visited the city many times, I have finally found a hotel I will return to and one that has the BEST location imaginable.

Within a stone's throw of the Golden Gate Bridge area and Fisherman's wharf about 30 mins walk, it is truly the best area to locate yourself. Fisherman's Wharf is noisy and overpriced, but here, it was quiet and comfortable and had a great vibe.

Room was very modern and chic. The beds comfortable and loved the ambiance of the palm trees lit up at night with hammocks on them too.

The breakfast which was free was also lovely, with bagels to toast, pastries or oats as choices. They also have cold juice and cookies from 3pm which were delicious! Where else can you get that without paying for it? Parking you do pay for, but it was easily cheaper here than the other hotels i looked at prior to booking this one.

Restaurants around the area are also great, with much to choose from. We ate at the Brixton which was 5 mins walk and Benjajong Thai which is across the road from the car exit of the hotel. Both were really nice and value for money. The Brixton is a bar/restaurant and had a great feel so if you want to find a place that makes you feel like you are in San Fran eat or drink here. It was great!

Overall, I will be back anytime I return, which won't be long as it seems to be a yearly occurrence these days. You won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Toni F
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Ron R, Front Office Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Warm Greetings from the Hotel Del Sol!

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

I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that you found our guestrooms to be clean and well appointed. I'm also glad to know that you took advantage of our complimentary continental breakfast and had time to enjoy the some of the great restaurants and shopping within walking distance of the hotel!

We look forward to welcoming you back whenever your travels may lead you back to beautiful San Francisco!

Warm regards,

Lili Bolgar
Front Office Supervisor
Hotel Del Sol
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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Hotel Del Sol is a very nice little hotel in San Francisco. Its a cute little place that I believe was a motel in a former life, but has been converted into a hotel. We stayed in a junior suite, which included a queen sized bedroom with a decent sized flatscreen TV, a full bathroom with a big shower, and a larger living room with a fold-out bed and TV. The room was quite nice. A few small issues with the room, including doors that slammed open into the desk or toilet (space for the toilet is a little small), and the lights aren't on switches, they are lamps that need to be turned on at the lamp. (These can hardly be considered serious complaints, just trying to give a balanced review.) The room is slightly dated, but it is bright, warm (and the air conditioner worked well), and certainly liveable.

The resort offers some amenities that were simple, but pleasant. The continental breakfast features some pastries, bagels, jams, juices and coffees, served out of the front office/pool area. The food was fine, a nice touch is the juice available throughout the day, and cookies served after 3:00. Nice to come back from a day of sightseeing to find something to drink available.

The pool was warm and nice. We only got to take advantage of it once. It isn't an olympic sized pool, but certainly enough for kids to play in, or to get a little water in the morning or evening.

The very best thing going for the hotel was the staff. From being greeted on the first day by Tiffany at the front desk, to the transportation and restauarant advice from Oscar, I hope I remember his name correctly. They very helpful, pleasant, honest and sincere. Even the cleaning staff, both the room cleaner and pool attendant (who we saw checking the pool regularly) were cheerful and friendly.

I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a good place to stay in San Francisco within walking distance of fisherman's wharf.

Room Tip: Busy neighbourhood, would recommend a higher-floor room, I think.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CygnusEcl
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Ron R, Front Office Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Warm Greetings from the Hotel Del Sol!

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

I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that you found our guestrooms to be clean and well equipped. I'm also glad to know that you found our staff to be helpful and friendly and that our complimentary continental breakfast added value to your stay!

We look forward to welcoming you back whenever your travels may lead you back to beautiful San Francisco!

Warm regards,

Lili Bolgar
Front Office Supervisor
Hotel Del Sol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Totally enjoyed staying at this place. The room are really clean and well maintained. I love colours and it certainly delivers on that. Great atmosphere. Fantastic and helpful staff.
Central to most tourist attractions yet peaceful and quiet. We mainly caught the bus to get from A to B including the Golden Gate Bridge Park.
Not far from the Fort Mason (walking distance) where they have the Food Trucks. Lucky to experience that.
Pool is not really child friendly and goes to 3 metres to 8 in a short distance. But very minor detail.
Enjoy having our continental breakfast every morning included with our stay.
They were serving freshly baked cookies in the reception are when we stayed there and the kids loved them.
Overall, fantastic and unforgettable experience stay at Hotel Del Sol.

Green Features: Recycling and normal 'bins'; supports a local charity; promotes healthy water usage - reusing towels (when not really dirty), etc.
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ruby W
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Ron R, Front Office Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Warm Greetings from the Hotel Del Sol!

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

I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that you found our guestrooms to be clean and well maintained. I'm also glad to know that you took advantage of our heated outdoor pool and that our complimentary continental breakfast made your stay even more memorable!

We look forward to welcoming you back whenever your travels may lead you back to beautiful San Francisco!

Warm regards,

Lili Bolgar
Front Office Supervisor
Hotel Del Sol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

We had a lovely time, older but still updated, heated pool was a plus. The hammocks in the courtyard were a relaxing place to rest by the pool. And your car is inside, not on the street. The staff was really helpful too!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nsnelgrove
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Ron R, Front Office Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Warm Greetings from the Hotel Del Sol!

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

I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that you were able to enjoy our heated pool and relaxing hammocks in the courtyard. I'm also happy to hear that our staff was helpful during your stay!

We look forward to welcoming you back whenever your travels may lead you back to beautiful San Francisco!

Warm regards,

Lili Bolgar
Front Office Supervisor
Hotel Del Sol
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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

Loved Hotel Del Sol! My Daughter and I had a Mother's Day getaway weekend and really enjoyed this spot. Very clean, great linens. Oscar made great recommendations for restaurants and helpful transit information. Marina district is not quite walkable to the Wharf, but short bus ride. All rooms face the pool and bathrooms are on the outside. We did hear our chatty neighbours in the morning, but othewise great spot.

Room Tip: Third/top floor the best - nobody walking on your head. We scooted up the open staircase, but super...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank PartridgeGirl
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Ron R, Front Office Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Warm Greetings from the Hotel Del Sol!

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

I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that you found our guestrooms to be clean and well appointed. I'm also glad to know that you had time to enjoy the some of the great restaurants and shopping within walking distance of the hotel!

We look forward to welcoming you back whenever your travels may lead you back to beautiful San Francisco!

Warm regards,

Lili Bolgar
Front Office Supervisor
Hotel Del Sol
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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

We had a 1 bedroom room that came set up with a pack and play for our 2 year old. The room was clean and had newer furniture. Very comfy bedding. I felt very at ease in the room. My only complaint was in the bathroom, it needed touch up painting (both on the walls and especially on the painted tile). I loved that they had seperate recycling cans in the guest rooms.

We encountered 4 front desk staff...all friendly. The complimentary breakfast was limited to bagels, pasteries, eggs and prepackaged oatmeal. That could have been improved. Although we didn't use the pool, it needed a good cleaning (looked like there was sand in the bottom...even though there were no sand or beaches nearby).

The hotel was also located in a relatively flat area of the city. 1 mile walk to Fisherman's Wharf and 4 block walk to Chestnut Street that had a wide variety of local restaurants.

Green Features: Loved that they had seperate recycling bins in the rooms. In the shower they had mounted on the wall a shampoo, conditioner and soap dispenser. Personally I loved that they reduced the waste from those tiny travel sized bottles.
  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank cathnator
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Ron R, Front Office Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
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 and look forward to guest feedback!

I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our rooms to be comfortable and clean. I will certainly pass on your comments regarding the bathroom touch-ups to our Maintenance Manager. Regarding the pool, we actually just had it acid washed last week, to get rid of the dark color on the bottom of the pool

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope to welcome you back if your travels ever lead you back to beautiful San Francisco!

Sincerely,

Lili Bolgar
Front Office Manager
Hotel Del Sol
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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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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Amenities:
Business Centre 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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