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Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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utah
Reviewed 25 July 2012

We always stay here when we visit SF-It's affordable, friendly, clean and sweetly cool. The staff remain very consistent from year to year, which is a good sign that the management are thoughtful about the way they treat their staff. The building is old and nicely cared for and it's CARBON NEUTRAL! How awesome is that?

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

Thank you for this wonderful review! We truly appreciate the time you took to review us. We take great pride in being a "green" hotel! Please join us again soon, we look forward to seeing you.

Barnsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 July 2012

We stayed here for 3 nites before our trip to Las Vegas. The room was very clean and comfortable and the bed was a dream, as I usually suffer with back pain when sleeping in hotel beds. The staff were friendly and had a good sense of humour and were always accomodating with information. It is situated quite well with...

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

Thank you for reviewing us! We apologize for the noise issue you encountered. San Francisco is such a busy city! We are thrilled at how much you enjoyed our eggs benedict, we love them too! We hope that you'll join us again soon, and are looking forward to your return!

liverpool
Reviewed 24 July 2012

we spent 4 nights at the carlton 2 years ago and loved it that much we returned for 2 nights,on our way home from vegas,the staff remembered us which i thought was very nice.The hotel is very clean and comfortable.and the staff are excellent,very helpfull and freindly,also in a good location.I recomended it to my freinds to stay at 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 how much you enjoyed your stay at The Hotel Carlton. We appreciate your loyalty and the recommendations to your friends! Please join us again for a bite at Saha. We hope to see you soon!

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 24 July 2012

Not ideally located as it is far from the wharf ... The hotel is on Sutter street in the downtown area and about ten minutes walk from Union Square. The rooms are well kept but rather small so appears cramped. The housekeeping is regular and the linen changed on request. Tea/coffee dispensers are available in the rooms which also keep...

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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 here at The Hotel Carlton in San Francisco. We understand that our building is old and at times can cause extra noise availability throughout the guest rooms. Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments regarding our restaurant and the surrounding area....

Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 22 July 2012

Tight quarters and some street noise which is typical in San Francisco, but comfortable and clean. Nice place. Location is decent but not really perfect. Quite a few restaurants within a few blocks, but quite a ways from the wharfs. It's not bad if you don't mind walking. Valet parking by hotel staff in a secure lot nearby for around...

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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 enjoyed your stay, and hope to be able to go above and beyond your expectations next time. We hope to see you again soon!

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 19 July 2012

Stayed here for 2 days in July during a Trade Show visit. This was by far the friendliest and funniest staff I have ever encountered at a hotel. They were truly a pleasure to talk with and work with. The room was clean and comfortable, the restaurant served a good breakfast and they offered free wine during their happy hour....

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

Thank you for a phenomenal review! Our team will certainly be recognized for a job well done, and for making you feel at home while in San Francisco. We hope that you will return soon, so we can continue to show you the service you have experienced!

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 19 July 2012

I really enjoyed my stay at Carlton Hotel. The front desk team is very welcome and the room was comfortable and clean. The bathroom was ok. It is not a luxury hotel but the decor is very nice and agreeable! The location: it is a walk distance from Union Square and there are public transportation close to it. The hotel...

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

Thank you for such an excellent review! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We are honored that you chose our hotel during your stay in San Francisco, and that you took the time to provide your feedback and comments. Please join us on your next visit, and we look forward to seeing you!

Alloa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2012

I spent 3 nights at the Carlton and enjoyed every minute of my stay. The hotel has a sort of laid back character which I found quite relaxing and helped me enjoy my time there. The hotel is in a good central location provided you don’t mind a little walking, Union Square being only 10 minutes away. The staff were...

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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 elated to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Hotel Carlton and San Francisco. Union Square is such a great place to visit! We look forward to your return, and hope to see you again soon!

Melbourne
Reviewed 17 July 2012

My friend and I stayed here for 8 nights and had a great experience. There were a few positives and negatives, but overall we had a great experience for a price much cheaper than other San Fran hotels. * Staff are incredibly nice and funny - I very much enjoyed their company during the complimentary wine service and they were...

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

Thank you for reviewing us! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Hotel Carlton. Our team will certainly be recognized for their efforts in making your stay a memorable one! We hope you'll join us again soon!

Pasadena, California
Reviewed 17 July 2012

My husband and I were on vacation to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. The Hotel Carlton was the first leg of our road trip. The lobby had a welcoming, cozy, and warm ambiance. We especially enjoyed happy hour with wine and music. The staff was courteous, friendly, and very professional. The location was perfect for walking to shopping areas as...

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

Thank you for an excellent review! We are elated to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We are thankful you chose the Hotel Carlton for such a special occasion, and hope you'll join us again for many more! Congratulations on 20 years!

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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 

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Address: 1075 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109-5817
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: ₹ 13,026 - ₹ 25,727 (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.”
19robbo66, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms near stairs or elevator”
AzaWanderLust, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Higher up (it is nine floors) there is less external noise.”
TicToc13, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a corner, that way you get a window in the bathroom”
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