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Santa Maria, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed here many times and they always make us feel as though we are very important family members. We are always greeted by name and treated royally! The renovations to the hotel are exquisite!

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Jeffery D, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear jsmsmm1973, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your recent stay went. It is only through guest feedback that we can truly improve our product and service. Thank you for your continied loyality and business. We do appreciate the kind words and glad you enjoyed your stay and the newly renovated rooms. We do hope...

NYC
Reviewed 1 week ago

i really loved the whole experience of this boutique spa. After walking around San Fransiscos landscape my legs were tired and it was so nice to be able to take a nice bath in their huge bathroom. The products they have in their bathroom are a

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Jeffery D, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear emmafw, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your recent stay went. It is only through guest feedback that we can truly improve our product and service. We are glad you enjoyed the large bathroom and amenities. Thank you for your comments and business. We do hope to see you again soon!

Oakland
Reviewed 1 week ago

It would have been nice to know that the hotel is undergoing major construction. Room was fine and the upgraded bathrooms are a big improvement. The garage also appeared to be open all night, at least we did not need the device to open the door when we returned at 10pm.

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Jeffery D, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear sandrabC3046SL, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your recent stay went. It is only through guest feedback that we can truly improve our product and service. I am sorry if you missed the notification on our webpage but glad you enjoyed the room product. We should be completed with everything by the end of...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is falsely advertising "City View" rooms when in fact, no room has any view right now as the whole hotel is shrink wrapped in dense white plastic as they renovate. (There is a small notice about renovation on their full site, nothing I could find on their mobile site, but it is not adequate notice, nor does it...

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Jeffery D, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cynthia H, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your recent stay went. It is only through guest feedback that we can truly improve our product and service. I am sorry about you not being informed about the renovation. The hotel is covered in Shrink wrap due to all of the windows being replaced. Please...

Palmdale
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Construction and renovation is a problem for individuals with allergies to dust or paint. Cleanliness rating has nothing to do with maid service. I wish I would have known when searching for a hotel that Laurel Inn was under renovation.

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Jeffery D, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear M59680Cmarion, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your recent stay went. It is only through guest feedback that we can truly improve our product and service. I am sorry you did not realize we are under renovation. I believe you will be happy with the result. We will be finished by April 1 !...

Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for three nights while in San Francisco for work. I'm really glad I chose this hotel: super check-in staff and cleaning staff, nice spacious room, decent WiFi (although the free limit of one device is a bit annoying), and extremely comfortable bed and bathroom. They were undergoing a substantial renovation, and I think the room I had...

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Jeffery D, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear Waterloo_Researcher , Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your recent stay went. It is only through guest feedback that we can truly improve our product and service. We are glad to read you enjoyed the renovated rooms and the Swank Bar. Thank you for your comments and business. We do hope to see you...

Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the hotel was an ideal location for our visit, nearby family. It's close to the Presidio, restaurants and shopping. The room itself was completely satisfactory, room, clean, updated with daily service that met expectations. However the exterior and 1st floor were under major renovation with the exterior of the building completely wrapped, so no view out of any window. The...

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Jeffery D, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jheltt53, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your recent stay went. It is only through guest feedback that we can truly improve our product and service. I am sorry that the renovation affected your stay. The lobby will be finished March 6th, 1st floor March 16th and the scaffolding will come down March 22nd....

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm reviewing Laurel Inn. Terrible from day 1, nobody told us it's going to be this stressful, arrived 2/14, no elevator, we have to used the stairs to go to 3rd floor, no problem if my husband is not sick and will have major surgery on 2/16. 2/15 the night before surgery my husband was not able to sleep due...

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Jeffery D, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear Azilsupnet2017, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your recent stay went. It is only through guest feedback that we can truly improve our product and service. I am sorry you were not informed of our renovation. Please contact me directly at 415-567-8467 to resolve. We should be completed by mid March. Thank you for...

Missoula, Montana
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Booked here to attend a workshop across the street. Arrived to find the building shrinkwrapped in opaque plastic. My room had been redone. Unfortunately, the new carpet gave me a headache. Management was gracious in letting me out of the other five nights of my booked stay; however, gave no concession for the one where I was stuck. The only...

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Jeffery D, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear Marcia W, Thank you for taking the time to post your experience on trip advisor. I do apologize that you were not informed prior to your arrival. As you described all of the current room in inventory have been renovated with new carpets, furniture, bathroom fixtures and tile. I am sorry for the headache you received as well. Please...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Good location for a quick trip to see my family in the city and stay away from the busier areas, but this hotel is in need of the refresh/upgrade I understand is coming. The room was cute but the bed is what counts and it was not comfortable. The windows have scaffolding on them for a "city view room" but...

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Jeffery D, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Hello Michelle D, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay. Yes the renovation will be completed in mid March. I am glad you enjoyed the room. Thank you for your comments and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Like the charming neighborhood that surrounds it, the Laurel Inn is noted for its warm sense of hospitality. Built in 1963, this newly renovated hotel represents a contemporary take on Mid-Century style to create a sophisticated and comfortable interior drenched in rich colors, relaxed textures, and ingenious details. Each spacious guestroom is designed in the style of a studio apartment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel

Address: 444 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115-2004
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: ₹ 13,683 - ₹ 26,254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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“Go elsewhere.”
  • Shrink wrap on building. Probably gone by now.
  • Newly redecorated room.
 of 5 bubbles marciaw475, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Wait until renovation is complete!”
 of 5 bubbles RogerC266, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the third floor are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 63heman, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Can be quite noisy if you face the road”
 of 5 bubbles Im_a_travlin_fool, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“City View, if you can see through the fog.”
 of 5 bubbles ChickieWickie, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
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