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Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 15 October 2012

The hotel is quite near to the Union Square and it's cheap. The staff was quite nice that they told us which area was relatively dangerous on our first night there. The room had no air-conditioning but the weather in SF was cool enough. The room was clean, big enough for two people and they had free Wii-fi. The only...

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Hotel M, Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review! We are happy to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your stay. We apologize if the noise from the street was unpleasant however we know that is part of the charm of San Francisco! We hope that you'll join us again soon for some wine during our nightly wine reception, and we look...

Singapore
Reviewed 14 October 2012 via mobile

Sorry for my late review!! I was @ San Francisco from 16 - 20 July 2012, and it was a beautiful summer which I would never forget. Hotel Carlton is v accessible by foot / muni to anywhere. Within walking distance will be Union Square. Along the walk, it was great discovering nice little cafes & interesting stores like the...

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Hotel M, Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for a fantastic review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and time in San Francisco. We appreciate that you understand the "charm" that is the Hotel Carlton. We look forward to your return, and hope to see you again soon!

Clinton, New Jersey
Reviewed 13 October 2012

I loved this hotel. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The bed was comfortable. If you are looking for a typical, chain-type place this is not for you. It was fun, quirky and unique. The staff was friendly, happy and helpful- without exception- from the front desk to housekeeping to the valet. Had a wonderful breakfast in the restaurant. And...

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Hotel M, Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay at the Hotel Carlton. We hope that you'll join us again soon for another adventure in San Francisco. Please come again soon!

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 12 October 2012

My real rating for this hotel would be a 2.5 out of 5. I got this on hotwire (as part of a package) for a decent price. Bottom line, it was "worth" what I paid for it. Clean rooms, "decent" free wireless, and friendly hotel staff. But the walls are *incredibly* thin. You can hear the person in the room...

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Hotel M, Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We apologize if we did not live up to your expectations. We appreciate your honesty though, and the time you took to review us. We hope that you'll give us another chance to show you the charm and uniqueness of The Hotel Carlton and San Francisco. We look forward to your return, and hope to...

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 12 October 2012

This was our first visit to San Fran and we decided to take a shot in the dark and stay at the Hotel Carlton. First off the rooms are very small, and no A/C the windows do open for some downtown fresh air. Limited towels. Noisy streets and lots of sirens. There was a laundry shoot right by room could...

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Hotel M, Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We apologize if we did not live up to your expectations. We understand that our building is old, and some of the amenities you are used to are unavailable due to this. We hope that you'll give us another chance, and join us for a bite in our Saha restaurant. We look forward to your...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2012

I stayed here while touring through California. The rooms were dated, the skirtings looked like the dust had been painted over. Bedding & towels were relatively clean and the bed was comfortable. Bathroom could have been cleaner. Stayed at the back of the hotel. The police or ambulance cars are noisy and they could be heard frequently through out the...

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Hotel M, Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We apologize if we did not live up to your expectations. We understand that we are a bit older property, however we think that's what gives us our Charm! We hope that you'll join us again soon for another adventure in San Francisco. We look forward to your return!

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 11 October 2012 via mobile

Great value hotel. The staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. Be prepared for the fact that the hotel is an older building and the rooms show some wear but they are clean and large. This property is within walking distance to a wonderful,upscale shopping area and some great little bars and cafes.

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Hotel M, Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to earn a full 5 stars next time. Please join us again for dinner in our Saha Restaurant or our nightly wine reception. We look forward to your return!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2012

We moved to the Carlton from the utterly appalling Nob Hill Hotel and were knocked out by the helpful attitude and calm efficiency of all the staff. The rooms were clean, bright and with extremely comfortable beds; the early evening wine reception was a blast, with the opportunity to talk to lots of other guests. The location is very good...

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Hotel M, Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Hotel Carlton. We hope that you'll return again to explore more of what San Francisco has to offer. Please join us again soon!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 October 2012

You can not beat the price or the location. The staff was funny & extremely helpful. The lobby was funky & beautiful. The rooms were clean & everything you could ask for. Great that they have a safe in the room & the biggest hotel closet I have ever seen. Would definitely go back. The free happy hour was the...

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Hotel M, Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our wine reception. We hope to see you again soon for a bite to eat in our Saha Restaurant! We look forward to your return.

Noosa, Australia
Reviewed 5 October 2012

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights, and we Would highly recommend it. We are 63 so can walk stairs etc, as the lifts were a bit small for me. Boutique hotel...it said....well THEY invented the word. Built in 1937, it's restored and maintained beautifully. Service.....OMG.....they even folded our sleep wear...? Breakfast in their restaurant....one of the best...

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Hotel M, Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your stay, and appreciate the charm of The Hotel Carlton! We look forward to your return, and hope to see you in our Saha restaurant. Please join us again soon!

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The historic Hotel Carlton offers an international ambiance paired with outstanding guest service. Built in 1927, this nine-story San Francisco hotel is 3 blocks from the California Street cable car line, 6 blocks from Union Square, 8 blocks from the main entrance to Chinatown and 9 blocks from Civic Center. Complimentary evening wine receptions are held in Hotel Carlton's lobby nightly and feature live music from local artists. In addition, Hotel Carlton provides complimentary wireless internet to all guests; upgraded bandwidth is also available (surcharge applies). Recently renovated, all 161 non-smoking guestrooms at Hotel Carlton feature remodeled bathrooms including decorative floor and wall tiling, new vanities and sinks. The public spaces showcase cross-cultural design that incorporates treasures from Africa, India, Nepal, Laos and Asia. Our restaurant Saha features award-winning Arabic Fusion cuisine. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel

Address: 1075 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109-5817
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: ₹ 13,170 - ₹ 25,756 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 161
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Also Known As:
Carlton Hotel San Francisco
Hotel Carlton San Francisco
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#36 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#41 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#51 Business Hotel in San Francisco
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“Request a higher floor if possible - sound proofing not great and noisy neighborhood”
MickCanning, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors are probably quieter for street noise.”
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“Avoid rooms near stairs or elevator”
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“Higher up (it is nine floors) there is less external noise.”
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“Ask for a corner, that way you get a window in the bathroom”
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