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Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2011

Free coffee/tea making facilities in the room, free wifi, iron and board in the room and free wine in the lobby every evening are all indicators that this hotel still thinks of guests as well as profits. At the Carlton it's all about the service. Restaurant is good, but needs to work out a way hotel guests can charge to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2011

Made our stay in San Francisco very pleasant nice hotel in a good location shortish walk to union square bit longer on the way back and very friendly staff

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2011

We stayed here back in October 2009 and found it to be very clean, comfortable with friendly and helpful staff. The hotel decor and overall vibe is very cool very modern and was very bright and homely which is a rarity in hotels. Location of the hotel is good just a couple of blocks walk (10 mins) and you can... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2011

Was booked here for a business trip while attending a convention. I couldn't stay even 1 night. No AC, run down and dirty room, very undesirable area. If you are a student looking for the seedier side of town then this may be for you.....

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2011

The staff are great in particular we loved Theo on reception. Not only was he great at his job he is also a master bontempi keyboard player which came into full effect at free wine hour each day. The location is good for union sq and public transport. The rooms are small and average. The breakfast s poor quality and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2011

We stayed here after arriving in san francisco after leaving vegas. Now you can imagine, after leaving the hotels in vegas that are all so massive then going to such a small homely hotel it was different. But every credit to them here, the hotel is so warm and friendly. The rooms are spotlessly clean and i mean spotless (well... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2011

We have eaten at the resident Saha Restaurant several times (lots of great vegan options) and this trip decided to try the hotel. We have enjoyed the wine reception before while waiting for our table in the restaurant, and this time we were legit guests! Staff extremely friendly and not trying to ferret out who is legit or not and... More 

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Hertford, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2011

We found the friendliness of the staff to be this hotel's best point. The rooms were fine, but nothing special. As most people have said, the wine tasting in the lobby every afternoon was a nice idea, but as it was only on for half an hour, you had to be quick or you missed it! The location however was... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2011

I've booked this hotel because of a price offer, so the value for me was good. Overall: acceptable The hotel staff were really helpful and friendly and I think they are doing an excellent job creating a home-like atmosphere in the hotel. I also liked the eco-friendly touches like filtered water, recycled paper cups and organic food in the Saha... More 

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Warwickshire
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

Very friendly hotel. The restaurant (Saha) is worth a mention as the food is outstanding - Middle Eastern food. The only downside is the room had a bath which needed a bleaching but overall the room was well equiped and cozy. Also, the daily wine tasting was a good touch.

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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: $174 - $522 (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:
#2 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#36 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#41 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#52 Business Hotel in San Francisco
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