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Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 13 June 2013

This is a wonderful place to stay while in San Francisco! I will never stay anywhere else. The hotel has charm, is spotless and the staff is kind, friendly and professional. The price is reasonable and that is what makes it so special, didn't feel like I paid for the hotels utility bill! - and overall my experience was better...

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Ron R, General Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Greetings from sunny San Franciso! Thank you for leaving your comments about your experience at the Hotel Del Sol! I am happy to read that you had an enjoyable time with us and that our accommodations and staff made your stay a memorable experience. We, at the Hotel Del Sol strive to create a warm and relaxing environment for our...

Pukekohe, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 June 2013

We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights and it was a great spot. You can easily get a bus to either fishermans wharf area or straight to the golden gate bridge - the bus stops are a few minutes walk away. You could also walk to the fishermans wharf area if you are feeling energetic. There are lots of...

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Ron R, General Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Warm Greetings from the Hotel Del Sol! Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments regarding your recent stay with us! I am happy to hear that our location and amenities - such as complimentary parking - made your stay enjoyable and relaxing! I am also glad that you were able to take advantage of the close by...

Killaloe, Ireland
Reviewed 6 June 2013

My family of four is currently staying here and we are very happy to have chosen this hotel. It is very family friendly, conveniently situated for walking and public transport, the breakfast is great - plentiful and regularly replenished and the staff friendly and informative. The family suite is excellent with a very handy kitchenette (microwave and fridge) which allows...

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Ron R, General Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Warm greetings from the Hotel Del Sol! On behalf of the staff at the Hotel Del Sol, I would like to personally thank you for taking the time to complete the survey in regards to your experience at the hotel. We, at the Hotel Del Sol strive to create a warm and relaxing environment for our guests to enjoy throughout...

Anaheim, California
Reviewed 31 May 2013

A quiet boutique hotel away from the hustling and bustling of Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square. Felt quite safe within hotel and surrounding areas. Staff met or exceeded expectations. Would come back to this hotel if visiting San Francisco again. The only minor glitch was that on the second day of the visit, the housekeeper left the cleaning towel in...

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Ron R, Front Office Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brian, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us! We, at the Hotel Del Sol strive to create a warm and relaxing environment for our guests to enjoy throughout their stay. I am happy to hear that our staff provided excellent service and that you enjoyed your time with us! I will personally...

California
Reviewed 27 May 2013

Had to book a room at the last minute near the Marina district of San Francisco. Did a quick search on TA and found HdSol. Based on a previous stay at another Joie de Vivre property in Sacramento, The Citizen, as well as online reviews, I booked at HdSol. So pleased that I did. In my rush to reserve by...

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Ron R, Front Office Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Greetings from the Hotel Del Sol! Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding your recent stay with us. We, at the Hotel Del Sol strive to create a warm and relaxing environment for our guests to enjoy throughout their stay. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and pleased to learn...

Boston, MA
Reviewed 23 May 2013

Stayed here two nights in mid-May as part of a week-long trip through Northern California. Great location. Friendly staff, super clean rooms, and good, competitive rates. Comfy beds, linens and towels too! We had a rental car, so the free, off-street parking was a nice perk. Overall, there is a fun, funky, colorful vibe to the place. The location is...

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Ron R, Front Office Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Greetings from the Hotel Del Sol! Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding your recent stay with us! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our convenient location - walking distance from some of the most popular sites to visit in San Francisco! I'm glad to learn that you found our room to be comfortable and...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 May 2013

I was one a business trip during my stay in this hotel and I have to say it wasn't great. The + : -Great location, easy to reach most places. -Staff is helpful and polite -Pool (though it's also a minus since it's full of kids all the time). The - : -No Kitchen (ergo no room service) -The cleaning...

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Ron R, Front Office Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Greetings from The Hotel Del Sol! Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments regarding your recent stay with us! I'm happy to hear that overall, you enjoyed your time with us. I am disappointed to learn that your request regarding Housekeeping was not met and that your experience with our pool was not as enjoyable as expected....

Manly, Australia
Reviewed 17 May 2013

I spent nearly 2 weeks at the Del Sol while in town for work. The location is ideal - walking distance to restaurants, shops, bars, the bay and more. The staff happily went above and beyond to accomodate each request. The rooms are simple - but clean and the mattresses are AMAZING! Would definitely recommend to others! Only suggestion: offer...

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Ron R, Front Office Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Cox, On behalf of the staff at the Hotel Del Sol, I would like to personally thank you for taking the time to complete the survey in regards to your experience at the hotel. We, at the Hotel Del Sol strive to create a warm and relaxing environment for our guests to enjoy throughout their stay. I'm happy...

Chico, CA
Reviewed 14 May 2013

What do you get when you take an old San Francisco motel, the Joie De Vivre seal, palm trees and a pool and put it in the heart of the city? You have a clean, funky place to stay for your family and dog at a reasonable price with free do it yourself parking. Think simple room but clean with...

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Ron R, Front Office Manager at Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Greetings from the Hotel Del Sol! On behalf of the staff at the Hotel Del Sol, I would like to personally thank you for taking the time to complete the survey in regards to your experience at the hotel. We, at the Hotel Del Sol strive to create a warm and relaxing environment for our guests to enjoy throughout their...

Lea Marston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 May 2013 via mobile

The staff were friendly , helpful and the atmosphere great. A pool , hammocks and dvd's made this great for the family. Short walk from restaurants and fort mason. Great spot . A bus trip from the Golden Gate Bridge , park and downtown- all easily accessible .

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Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighbourhood into a party-going hotspot.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel

Address: 3100 Webster Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-3411
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Price Range: $281 - $523 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Del Sol, a Joie de Vivre hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 57
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Also Known As:
Del Sol Hotel
Del Sol San Francisco
Hotel Del Sol San Francisco
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
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“We booked a Junior Suite but I understand this comes in different configurations so it might be worth checking with the hotel to get one best suited to your requirements.”
 of 5 bubbles mykey987, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The third floor seemed a bit quieter than ones below.”
 of 5 bubbles rebeccahB9312PF, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The suite was wonderful”
 of 5 bubbles SME60, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms near the stairways have some guest noise.”
 of 5 bubbles LemhiRG, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Request a room on the second or third floor which backs onto Greenwich Street”
 of 5 bubbles GrahamWi, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
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