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“Very nice place, great nightlife!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel
Ranked #22 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
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Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very nice place, great nightlife!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

I often stay at the Vitale when I'm in San Francisco on business. The property is very nice, clean, modern, and with a great nightlife. You have the option of overlooking the water, bridge or the city.

The only downfall might be the noise, but since you're in a vibrant city it shouldn't be unexpected. The Americano bar is ALWAYS busy, and is always great for people watching or meeting new friends. It's noisy, so it's not the best place for conversations or business meetings. The restaurant section offers good food and great service.

Room Tip: Can be a little noisy, so higher floors may be quieter.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kevin T
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Hotel_Vitale, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, 8 March 2012
Dear Kevin T:

I am so pleased to hear that you enjoy both, Hotel Vitale and Americano Restaurant. We are thankful to have loyal guests, like you, and appreciate your kind sentiments. Americano is a popular establishment among locals, as well as travelers, and I do apologize if the noise has ever interfered with your stay. However, you are right – we are fortunate to be in a very vibrant city!

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Warm Regards,
Melony Williams
General Manager, Hotel Vitale
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

It was my husband's birthday weekend. The Vitale exceeded expectations on every level. The suite had a 180 degree view of the Bay, the products were from Fresh and smelt divine, it was extremely spacious, the staff made you feel like you were at home. The location is also killer. The ferry building and Saturday farmers market are mere footsteps away.

I cannot say enough about this hotel. Try it for yourself!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Caroline H
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Hotel_Vitale, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, 8 March 2012
Dear Caroline H:

We are thrilled to hear that you had an incredible time during your husband’s special birthday celebration. At Hotel Vitale we pride ourselves on making every guest feel comfortable, welcome, and relaxed – I am pleased to hear that our team was able to provide this experience. The Ferry Building and Farmer’s Market are two incredible San Francisco landmarks, and we are so fortunate to be in such close proximity to both.

During your next trip to San Francisco, our concierge team would be happy to assist you in finding any other local attractions or hidden treasures that you may be interested in. Thank you for your generous feedback – we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Warm Regards,

Melony Williams
General Manager, Hotel Vitale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

What a fantastic hotel....great on all points - location, decor, facilities...my kinda hotel,

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Everything is perfect except for the weak gym. The exercise room is way way below average. However the great location allows for exercise along the water quite easily. Outdoor workouts are best anyway so I take nothing away from vitale for this lapse. Doorless showers are nice. Beds and pillows perfect. Very nice after work drinking crowd in the bar. If rooms are available I will continue to stay when in town.

Room Tip: Water views
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TRIPonacrack
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Hotel_Vitale, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, 8 March 2012
Dear TRIPonacrack:

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Vitale and found the room accommodations most comfortable. Our location along the water does provide an exceptional place to exercise, however I am disappointed to hear that you found our gym below your satisfaction. We have recently started to renew our gym equipment, as well as its décor, to improve the atmosphere and experience for our guests. We also offer complimentary access to the state-of-the-art YMCA only a ½ block from us, as well as a discount to the world renown Bay Club. Our concierge can assist with arrangements on your future visits.

We appreciate your honest feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to Hotel Vitale, and the revitalized gym.

Warm Regards,

Melony Williams
General Manager, Hotel Vitale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

New, modern hotel on the Embarcadero, in front of the Ferry building. I got a corner room, beautifully decorated, comfortable and spacious. The bathroom was huge, with an awesome bathtub (that was like a swimming pool) and a separated shower. Every afternoon they leave you chocolates, the weather forecast for tomorrow and a piece of paper with nice quotes! Great detail. Also, if you agree, they leave you the San Francisco Chronicle every morning, hanging from your door nob in a nice little bag.
The staff was amazing, especially Monique, the concierge, very helpful.
Breakfast was delicious (only menu, no buffet) and even though I didn't have dinner or drinks at the restaurant, it was always full of people and seemed like they were having a good time.
Location was amazing, at the beginning of Mission St, right next to Market St and the ferry building. Bus 14 and Cable car F stops on the same corner of the hotel, MUNI station a block away, and a 10 minute walk to Union Square. The neighborhood is clean, with beautiful views of the Bay Bridge, has a good nightlife atmosphere and many places to eat and drink since it's very close to offices.
I know it might be a little more expensive than other hotels I considered booking in SF, but for me, it was worth every penny. I recommend it without hesitating.
Ps: finally took some photos of the room!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 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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Thank Alejandrabc
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Hotel_Vitale, General Manager at Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review, 8 March 2012
Dear Alejandrabc

We are so delighted to hear that you had exceptional experience during your recent stay at Hotel Vitale. We are so fortunate to be centrally located in a clean and lively atmosphere in San Francisco, and even more privileged to have an amazing team—including Monique, who is fabulous—that aims to celebrate every guest experience. Hotel Vitale team members aim to provide each guest with a memorable, urban escape that leaves them feeling better than expected – it is my pleasure to read that they have done so.

Next time you are in San Francisco, we invite you to dine at Americano where our chef’s create savory, local dishes that feature several ingredients from the Ferry Building right across the street. You won’t regret it. We appreciate your kind feedback and look forward to providing you with another relaxing experience.

Warm Regards,

Melony Williams
General Manager, Hotel Vitale
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Additional Information about Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel

Property: Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel
Address: 8 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105-1227
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#24 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#31 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#41 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#45 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price range (per night): ₹ 23,681 - ₹ 48,659
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax and rejuvenate while enjoying our stunning water and city vistas, in-house spa with rooftop soaking tubs and signature Americano Restaurant & Bar. It's time for some "you" time.Our guestrooms offer luxurious limestone bathrooms, soothing color palettes, honor bars with decadent and healthful options, and the rejuvenating LATHER line of bath amenities. ... more   less 
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