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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed for one night in the Laurel Inn, booked at short notice. Please read this review as it's HONEST and ACCURATE. The staff were polite and friendly, but nothing could have prepared me for the old, dated, smelly room that greeted me. The lobby is very old, rotten and bordering on dilapidated. The room was clean, except for human... More 

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

Dear Matt H, Thank you fot taking the time to let us know about your recent stay. Your review is one of the main reasons we are doing a complete room and lobby renovation which will be completed by March 1st. I can assure you that the other reviews are not done by the owner. I am sorry for your... More 

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

renovations that are underway are absolutely beautiful! We got to stay in one of the first ones done. Very nice and clean! Hotel staff was great as well Loved the neighborhood of pacific heights. will definitely go back

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

Dear Brittani P, Thank you for taking the time to fill out our survey. You feedback and opinion is very important to us. I am happy to inform you we will be undergoing a full room and lobby renovation starting in November and should be completed by March 2017. Thank you again for your business and we look forward to... More 

Los Angeles
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116 reviews
100 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just returned from a weekend at the Laurel Inn. I like this hotel primarily because of its location, in the Laurel Heights neighborhood, and the friendly staff. The rooms are spacious and the bed was comfortable but they are worn and the hallway smells like a wet dog. I was glad to see that they are... More 

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

Dear Mblanca , Thank you for taking the time to fill out our survey. You feedback and opinion is very important to us. I am happy to inform you we will be undergoing a full room and lobby renovation starting in November and should be completed by March 2017. Thank you again for your loyalty and we look forward to... More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I am shocked ... shocked that this hotel has had the reviews that it is . I have stayed in hotels all over the world , many in third world countries , and all where better then this . The stench of mildew was palatable in our assigned room, there was mold on the walls of the bathroom along with... More 

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

Dear Mrs , Thank you for taking the time to fill out our survey. You feedback and opinion is very important to us. We are sorry your experience was not what you expected. As you recall you were not charged for your stay. I am happy to inform you we will be undergoing a full room and lobby renovation starting... More 

Lawrenceville, New Jersey
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

I stayed here for a few days in August with my daughter. We had a lovely room with two queen sized beds and a kitchen where I could make coffee (Illy) ever morning. Comfortable beds, soft robes and Jonathan Adler toiletries whose scent we both fell in love with, not to mention free wi-fi. The desk staff were friendly and... More 

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

Dear Hema N, Thank you taking the time to let us know about your recent stay. Your feedback is important to us. I am glad you enjoyed the staff and your stay. Regarding the carpet we will be undergoing a full renovation starting in November and ending in March. Thank you for your business! More 

Haworth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We stayed here for 5 nights, the staff are friendly and helpful, the location is great, our family room was clean and spacious. Muffins/pastries for breakfast then cookies available in the lobby in the afternoon. They gave us some tokens for a free drink at cocktail bar 'Swank' next door, but when we tried to go in we were told... More 

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

Dear Claire B, Thank you taking the time to let us know about your recent stay. Your feedback is important to us. I am glad you enjoyed the staff and your stay.We are sorry but by law stipulates children are not allowed. Thank you for your business and we do hope to see you again soon! More 

Sonoma, California
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63 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We have stayed here numerous times...it's our place to stay when we come to do things in San Francisco. The rooms are reasonable priced(it's San Francisco of course), and fairly near to shops where the locals shop. There is also excellent staff (a special shout out for Tanya at the front desk). The rooms are very clean, the beds comfortable... More 

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

Dear VerySF, Thank you taking the time to let us know about your recent stay. Your feedback is important to us. Thank you for your loyality over the years and we are glad to read you enjoyed your stay .I am happy to share with you we will be undergoing a full room and lobby renovation starting in November and... More 

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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We stayed 4 nights and really enjoyed this hotel to discover what the city has to offer. Rooms are in need of a refresh but the service is warm and kind. Both management and the night reception clerk want to make sure you are comfortable. The location is a little aside the main attractions however the neighborhood is safe, street... More 

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Gill E, Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words on the genuine service during your recent visit - we are glad to know you found the convenient public transportation easy to navigate while exploring the city sights and then enjoyed strolling through our quaint neighborhood for a genuine slice of San Francisco. We are truly looking forward to our hotels extensive refresh scheduled... More 

Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

The room had a beautiful view and a very comfortable bed. Staff's service was also fantastic - very helpful and personable. Room-specific air conditioning would be a plus, but my room was quite comfortable anyway. My only complaint was the incredibly low water pressure in the shower, which may not be fixable.

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Gill E, Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share about your visit - it is always a pleasure to show our city-view rooms to visitors as our city truly is breath-taking and the expansive view from the Inn carries all the way from the Financial district to city hall and beyond. No greater compliment can come our way, than know we... More 

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130 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This is a nice little kind of funky hotel and traveling alone I felt safe. Room big and clean. Lobby is nice. They always have ice water and coffee .There's a cute little bar called swank right next door. Very nice friendly and they served food.

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Gill E, Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

We are glad you discovered Swank - perhaps you enjoyed one of their music nights, or trivia evenings - or just an appetizer before strolling through our quaint neighborhood to one of many cozy restaurants or European style Cafes. We are thrilled you felt comfortable and our team took great care to ensure you enjoyed a relaxing visit! We hope... More 

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: $278 - $661 (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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“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
“Off the street for quieter room. Never heard a thing!”
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“I liked my first floor room better than my second floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles 425lauries, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
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