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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Spacious suite, with a kitchen and super king bed. A little bit tired but it is going to be refurbished.The neighbourhood is lovely but it is a bit far away if you want to be around the action at Fishermans Wharf and Union Square.Transport was fine though, the number 1,2 and 3 bus stops are across the street if you...

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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 impressions from your visit; when staying a few days, to be able to warm some soup or keep a sallad chilled along with beverages, could make the difference in ensuring a place feels like home-away-from-home, even if only for a couple of nights. We are thrilled to have been able...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I stayed at the Laurel Inn recently having had my eye on it as a destination for quite a while. Mainly because of the location as well as the JDV company and their products in general which appeal to me. Overall I give the property an OK mark. I found the room product quite basic and not really reflective of...

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

We truly wish to create wonderful guest experiences to all our guests and - yes, are truly saddened to know that you felt underwhelmed; we do wish to share that it is with guests like you in mind we pulled the plug on an earlier renovation plan and are addressing most of the items on your wish list with our...

Mountain View, California
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This is one of our go to places to stay in SF (first is JW Marriot). That being said, there's no comparison between the two. The Laurel Inn is convenient, quiet, has great space, centrally located. The staff (Michael & Tanya) are always so helpful and lovely. There are some wonderful restaurants walking distance. Having a kitchen is handy for...

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

Our team genuinely strives to create the wonderful guest experiences you mention; thank you for recognizing their dedication to guest service; I can't wait to remind them how their efforts make a difference. We can't wait to unwrap our refreshed product - including the updated windows you have on your wish-list! No one wishes to expose their wrinkles, our scheduled...

Reviewed 10 July 2016

We spent 2 fantastic nights at the Laurel Inn. The room was clean, cozy and quiet. The beds were extremely comfortable. We slept soo well here. We liked the location-- it was a nice walk to some great restaurants and close to the Presidio, which was fun for exploring. It was easy to get around. The staff was incredibly helpful...

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

We trust your son's beloved Otter friend made it back home safely! We assume he had a lot of fun stories to share with your son about his adventure! Thank you for recognizing the staff for their amiable service - we are thrilled you enjoyed exploring the cafes and restaurants in our quaint neighborhood after restful and relaxing nights' sleep...

Walnut Creek, California
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Cute boutique hotel. Great staff: knowledgeable, accommodating and extremely helpful. As we were attending The Fillmore Jazz Festival for the weekend (and celebrating my birthday) this was a perfect location. Coffee and tea all day in the lobby, cookies and lemonade in the afternoon. And lots of great neighborhood walking. Highly recommend Laurel Inn.

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San Luis Obispo County, California
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I was in SF for a medical appointment at UCSF. Wanted to stay someplace close, so I chose the Laurel Inn. I am so glad I did. The staff was absolutely amazing. My initial reservation was for Sat. and Sun., but I realized that there was a good chance I wouldn't be able to drive home after my appointment on...

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Reviewed 24 June 2016

It's just off the beaten path enough to be in a quiet and lovely neighborhood but a short distance to many of the San Francisco attractions. I went for work-related reasons and found my room to be lacking: no desk, inadequate power outlets. The shower stream was very weak... I know that there's a drought and we need to use...

1Thank bob91107
Reviewed 8 June 2016

This hotel is conveniently located away from downtown traffic. It's in a fabulous neighborhood close to Fillmore, Sacramento and Laurel Heights. Easy in/out parking, wonderful front desk staff. Our room had been recently renovated. It had a wonderful walk in shower, beautiful new fixtures, wonderfully modern in decor, yet muted and comfortable. Specialty coffee in the room, comfortable bed and...

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Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

It is wonderful to see that you had an enjoyable stay at the Laurel Inn. We are very glad that you found your "go to" hotel for your trips to San Francisco. While we are undergoing a complete renovation of the hotel starting on November 1, 2016, I am glad to see that you were able to enjoy the comfort...

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I found the staff at this accommodation to be very friendly and helpful. I also liked the location, it's handy to the bus service across the road, and other amenities. It's not fancy but it's clean and quiet, which I think is more important.

1Thank Grace H
Clark L, General Manager at Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

We are glad that you found the Laurel Inn to be to your liking. Finding a hotel that is clean, quiet and has friendly and helpful service is always rewarding. We are glad that you found the Laurel Inn to fit the bill for you. We look forward to your next visit. Best Regards, Clark Latterell General Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

My recent stay was not at all in keeping with the experience of some of the new to T/A reviewers who give the Laurel five stars. Alas, I wish I had read the review from the women who stayed in a heat wave in April and who walked around her room sweating in a bikini. The Laurel blames this on...

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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 94115-2004
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: $272 - $637 (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!”
 of 5 bubbles ksk503, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“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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