US$179 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 7 Sep 2015 Check-out 8 Sep 2015

Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

3 stars
View map of 1075 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.7
out of 5
13 reviews
Great hotel in super location

We stayed at the Carlton for 4 nights after a 4 week vacation trip and it ranks our #1 with it's... See full review

  • The Kennos
  • 29 Jun 2014
Friendly, Great location and facilities

We had a great time at the Hotel it was easy to get to from the city and is a nice distance between... See full review

  • Kanga
  • 3 May 2014
Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel offers tastefully designed accommodations with historic ambience situated in Nob Hill in City by the Bay. While on a San Francisco holiday, visitors can take photos of the Golden Gate Bridge, stroll across Golden Gate Park, explore Presidio and visit Aquarium of the Bay. Holidaymakers can also study the educational exhibits at Exploratorium, treat the taste buds at the eateries across Chinatown or cross the waters to check out Alcatraz.
General

The smoke-free Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel provides luggage storage, valet parking (fees apply) and laundry/dry cleaning service. Property-wide Wi-Fi access, 24-hour business centre and meeting room for up to 50 guests are also available. Pets are allowed within the premises for a nominal charge.
Location

Carlton Hotel is located along Sutter Street in San Francisco, north of Civic Center and near Powell St. BART Station. In the area, vacationers can hang out at Fisherman's Wharf and Embarcadero.
Dining

Diners at Hotel Carlton feast on mouth-watering Yemeni-Arabic and Californian cuisines with French flavour at Saha Restaurant on site. Unwind with sparkling drinks during the wine hour.
Rooms

All 161 rooms and suites have artistic touch and outfitted with safe deposit box, 32-inch flat-screen TV and telephone with voicemail. Some units have computer, printer, separate living room and city view.

Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel Rooms

Superior Full Full
Features two full beds, easy chair with accent table, marble topped writing desk, color cable TV with remote, telephone with data port, coffeemaker, full-length mirror, iron and ironing board, ceiling fan and in-room safe.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business centre
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

37.7878 -122.4179
Area served
San Francisco, CA
Nearby airports
San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport. San Jose is located about 50 miles south of San Francisco and is any easy drive of about 1 hour.
Area description
Conveniently located close to Union Square, the Financial District, Civic Center, state and federal govenment buildings, Davies Symphony Hall, War Memorial Opera House, Orpheum Theater and Chinatown. Cable Cars and city bus lines are located just minutes from the front door.

Nearby points of interest

  • Civic Centre: 0.6 km
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.6 km
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.7 km
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.8 km
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.9 km
  • Union Square: 0.9 km
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.9 km
  • Lafayette Park: 1 km
  • San Francisco City Hall: 1 km
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1 km
  • Japantown: 1 km
  • San Francisco Symphony: 1.1 km
  • Japan Center: 1.1 km
  • Pioneer's Monument: 1.1 km
  • Octagon House: 1.2 km
  • Civic Centre: 0.6 km
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.6 km
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.7 km
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.8 km
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.9 km
  • Union Square: 0.9 km
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.9 km
  • Lafayette Park: 1 km
  • San Francisco City Hall: 1 km
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1 km
  • Japantown: 1 km
  • San Francisco Symphony: 1.1 km
  • Japan Center: 1.1 km
  • Pioneer's Monument: 1.1 km
  • Octagon House: 1.2 km
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 1.2 km
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 1.2 km
  • St Patrick's Church: 1.3 km
  • SoMa: 1.4 km
  • Chinatown: 1.4 km
  • Don Soker Gallery: 1.4 km
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 1.5 km
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 1.5 km
  • Moscone Center: 1.5 km
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 1.6 km
  • Lombard Street: 1.6 km
  • 871 Fine Arts: 1.7 km
  • Coit Tower: 1.9 km
  • Ghirardelli Square: 2 km
  • Hyde Street Pier: 2.2 km
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 2.3 km
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 2.3 km
  • Ferry Building: 2.3 km
  • San Francisco Experience: 2.4 km
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 2.4 km
  • Musee Mecanique: 2.4 km
  • Underwater World: 2.4 km
  • Port of San Francisco: 2.4 km
  • Pier 39: 2.4 km
  • Wyland Gallery: 2.5 km
  • ATT Park: 2.5 km
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 2.6 km
  • Mission Dolores: 2.7 km
  • Mission Delores: 2.8 km
  • Lands End: 3 km

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Carlton's Summit Room is ideal for small meetings and depositions. Please contact the Sales Department for details.

Dining

Saha
Saha Restaurant, a 50-seat restaurant serving Arabic-fusion cuisine, offers affordable breakfast and dinner menus. The restaurant's ebony wood planked floor, bright red lacquer seats and red leather upholstery along with an old-world Chinese "scholar's table that can seat eight (8), brings friends and families together to share the adventures of the day.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
15:00
Check-out:
12:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Overall score

4.7 / 5
5.01.0
13 out of 13
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.9
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.2
Value:
4.7

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The Kennos
Couples
Melbourne, Australia
29 Jun 2014

Great hotel in super location

We stayed at the Carlton for 4 nights after a 4 week vacation trip and it ranks our #1 with it's central location, comfortable rooms, terrific staff and funky vibe. It's great value for money was topped off by a musical happy hour each evening - highly recommended!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk down to Polk Street for great dining options, bars, supermarkets etc

Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kanga
Couples
Australia
3 May 2014

Friendly, Great location and facilities

We had a great time at the Hotel it was easy to get to from the city and is a nice distance between the city and wharf district to the more easterly sights such as the parks, art museums etc. Plenty of great eateries around the place as well. The staff were so friendly and happy to give information and assist. The happy hour was an extra bonus as well. As for the rooms we had a king on the top floor and it was great. Plenty of space, comfortable bed and house keeping kept everything nice and clean. Would easily come back here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Andrew and Judith
Couples
Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada
26 Apr 2014

Great four day visit to San Francisco

We enjoyed this older hotel very much. We were on the seventh floor in a superior queen room. Very comfortable smaller room with good linens and a warm atmosphere. As an older building there is no air conditioning but fan in room. A fair amount of street noise if window open, but that is San Francisco.! The staff are excellent and very helpful handling our questions. wine reception in the evening (with live music as BACKROUND was a pleasant start to our evening. Bus to the Wharf and to Golden Ears Park etc involves a four minute walk, whilst Union Square is fifteen minutes walk. Restaurant on site (a separate business I think provides interesting breakfast and dinner meals with a Yemeni flavour. Wi-Fi available. Like several other hotels the Carlton is on the edge of the Tenderloin area and, sadly at night one cant help but notice some of the problems associated with this inner city area. As a couple going out together we were sympathetic to this but not in any way threatened. Would recommend the Carlton to friends and stay again if in San Francisco. not feel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

1)Use Muni bus system with advice from hotel staff to start with to get around. After two days we considered ourselves experts. The fare are $2 for any single fare ($0.75 for seniors) A 3 day pass is $23. 2)Museum -Fine Art Gallery at Legion of Honour is wonderful.

Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lanksJF
Couples
Scotland
15 Apr 2014

Ideal base

Excellent hotel just 10minute walk from the center. Great staff and nice restaurant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Cristina
Not Provided
12 May 2011

Very good hotel and will use again

Very good hotel and will use again in future. Staff were very helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
11 Apr 2011

Close to Union Square and convenient

Close to Union Square and convenient for shopping. Very friendly and helpful staff at hotel. Might not have air-conditioning as there is a fan in the middle of the room which I have t turn on during the night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Melissa
Not Provided
4 Apr 2011

Great hotel for the price. The

Great hotel for the price. The staff were helpful and friendly. Location great - could walk everywhere and was near bus stops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
2 Apr 2011

What a cool hotel for people visiting

What a cool hotel for people visiting san Francisco. Loved the experience

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
26 Feb 2011

On arrival, the staff gave me

On arrival, the staff gave me a brief but very helpful intro on the area - where to go and where not to go as it was my first time visit to San Francisco and I was on my own. Very much appreciated. The room is of good size, bathroom was nice and free wifi in room. The hotel is around 6 blocks away from Union Square. It was perfectly ok in the day but felt a little bit far when it got dark. Overall pleasant experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Review of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
19 Jan 2011

Great Hotel , Friendly employees

Great Hotel , Friendly employees , best value

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

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