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Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2011

We stayed for 2 nights in September 2011 at the Carlton Hotel in San Francisco. It was ok. The hotel is not in the most salubrious area and we were not used to all the people sleeping on the streets. It is though very central and it’s easy to walk everywhere from the hotel. We were also very kindly advised... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2011

This was quite a small hotel (reminded me of a B&B), although the brekkie was not included and was quite expensive to eat in their restaurant. The hotel was cosy though and was right on the street so a lot of eating places around you just have to find them! There is a supermarket just out of the hotel, turn... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2011

My partner and I stayed here for three nights at the beginning of September. We arrived into the city from the MUNI link from the SFO airport. We had to get a bus from the Civic Centre station and our stop was a few blocks south from the hotel which wasn't a nice neighbourhood. Fortunately it was still daylight and... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2011

Quite nice location, walking distance to Union Square, the trams and malls. Room of good size with nice furniture and large walk-in closet (with safe and bathrobes). Very slow Internet access. Complimentary wine reception in the lobby in the afternoon. Not worth paying extra for rooms on the top floors, there is no view to be impressed by from the... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2011

My husband and I stayed at this hotel over a long Memorial Day weekend. Our flight was cancelled due to bad weather. The hotel was very accommodating about changing our check in and check out dates. The room is neatly decorated, not the biggest, but not teeny tiny either. It is perfect for two people. Other positive things: The hotel... More 

3 Thank lcommisso04
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2011

This was our very first trip to the US, and our first port of call after a long flight from Sydney, so we were weary and unsure of what to expect. Arrived at the hotel early afternoon and were delighted with the beautiful foyer and very friendly staff who welcomed us. Our room was attractively decorated and very comfortable. We... More 

1 Thank coorabella
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 September 2011

Hotel within walking distance of Union Square but in a quiet area. Hotel clean and room large with a walk in wardrobe to die for. I loved the olde worlde atmosphere of it. Would go back again and would recommend it. Staff brilliant.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2011

Unfortunately after a day out we returned to find our liquor had been taken, not just a little bit but two bottles at one litre each completly gone. I went straight to front desk and even thought they were most professional i got the feeling that it wasnt uncommon. I was required to call house keeping to enquire to what... More 

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JComaskey1, General Manager at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear Fedndust, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I'm sorry that your visit did not live up to your expectations. I'm sure that liquor was not taken from your room to be sold so I would greatly appreciate it if you would call me so that I could help discern what actually occur and take corrective... More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2011

Stayed here for 4 nights in September. Hotel staff are very friendly, helpful and polite. The room we had (800) was a good size and clean. The bed was hard though. The location is very convenient for all the major sites and Dotties diner (best in SF for breakfast!) but it does border Tenderloin which is the not so nice... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2011

This is an old hotel that has been refurbished and redecorated. It is nice, clean, and quiet. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Like many hotels, it does not have enough power outlets for all the electronic gear I (and most of us) travel with. The rooms are a bit on the small side, but not terribly tiny. It... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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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 - $523 (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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