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Hotel Carlton a Joie De Vivre Boutique Hotel

1075 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109 US near Exit 2c b on I-80 (~1.5mi)
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3.0 Star Property
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4.0/5

Based on 2030 guest reviews

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  • Pet friendly
  • Has valet parking
  • 161 rooms in property
  • 9 floors in property
  • 1 suites in property
  • Check-in: 03:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Last renovated in 2004
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01/18/2022 - 01/19/2022
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Our Hotel Planner Expert Reviews of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

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"Eco-friendly, eclectic, colorful hotel in Nob Hill"
Overall Score4.5/ 5
I very much enjoyed the atmosphere of Hotel Carlton. The decor was both intriguing and relaxing - soothing and comfortable but with interesting objects lying around. It seems like the hotel was designed to look like the home of someone who had spent their life travelling around the world collecting souvenirs, art, and cool furniture. The rooms were equally well-decorated and provided a relaxing atmosphere, although they were a bit on the smaller side. The Hotel Carlton is also one of the few hotels in San Francisco to be equipped with solar panels, and is certified by the City of San Francisco as a Green Business and LEED EB GOLD. So, they take 'environmentally friendly' to the next level. They have a nightly wine hour in the lobby as well, and are connected to an elegant middle eastern restaurant. In general, this is a great property in a good location (more distant from tourist attractions than other hotel options, but in a very nice neighborhood to walk around in) and they are very reasonably priced. I would recommend them.
Aria T from US flag
22-Nov-2013 Verified Review

Summary of Verified Reviews

Rated 87/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good boutique hotel. Close to Chinatown. Good for sightseeing with nearby parking areas. Fantastic service. Awesome vibe."

Bar

98/100
22 reviews

"Great, affordable bar with good drinks."

Service

93/100
110 reviews

"Service is professional and cheery, especially reception and housekeeping."

Location

86/100
82 reviews

"Great location, reasonable parking, and good sightseeing."

Vibe

80/100
50 reviews

"Awesome vibe. Friendly atmosphere. Stylish hotel." Hotel could use some updating. Pleasant entrance area. Nice boutique hotel. Good choice for a city trip.

Cleanliness

80/100
51 reviews

"Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms."

Room

73/100
98 reviews

"Clean rooms with wonderful beds and stunning views." Rooms a little run-down, but decent size and furnishing. Small bathrooms and poor minibars.

Breakfast

63/100
11 reviews

"Breakfast is average."

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Great reception. Good alcoholic drinks."

Bar

97/100
6 reviews

"Nice bar with tasty alcoholic drinks."

Service

92/100
17 reviews

"Friendly service and great reception."

Location

85/100
17 reviews

"Great location."

Cleanliness

79/100
13 reviews

"Clean rooms."

Value

78/100
11 reviews

"Best value for money."

Room

72/100
25 reviews

"Rooms are average sized and clean with great beds, but could be better maintained."

Comfort

66/100
13 reviews

"Comfortable, reasonably large rooms with excellent beds, but noisy."

Rated 84/100 based on reviews from families.

"Awesome vibe. Fantastic service."

Service

94/100
16 reviews

"Friendly service."

Location

85/100
14 reviews

"Great location with good parking availability."

Cleanliness

80/100
5 reviews

"Clean."

Value

75/100
5 reviews

"Best value for money."

Vibe

75/100
7 reviews

"Awesome vibe."

Amenities

67/100
8 reviews

"Average hotel building."

Room

63/100
13 reviews

"Room is all right."

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Comfortable beds. Clean rooms."

Service

91/100
12 reviews

"Friendly service."

Location

86/100
12 reviews

"Great location."

Cleanliness

75/100
6 reviews

"Clean."

Food

66/100
8 reviews

"Food is all right."

Room

65/100
12 reviews

"Great beds in okay rooms. Rooms need regular maintenance."

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Friendly service. Great room."

Service

94/100
6 reviews

"Friendly service."

Location

88/100
5 reviews

"Great location."

Room

71/100
8 reviews

"Great room."

Comfort

69/100
6 reviews

"Comfortable."

Rated 88/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good boutique hotel. Close to Chinatown. Good for sightseeing with nearby parking areas. Fantastic service. Awesome vibe."

Service

90/100
8 reviews

"Friendly service."

Room

67/100
8 reviews

"Big, decent rooms."

Comfort

64/100
6 reviews

"Rooms are big and moderately comfortable."

Rated 80/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good boutique hotel. Close to Chinatown. Good for sightseeing with nearby parking areas. Fantastic service. Awesome vibe."

Bar

100/100
21 reviews

"Great, affordable bar with good drinks."

Service

94/100
88 reviews

"Service is professional and cheery, especially reception and housekeeping."

Location

86/100
63 reviews

"Great location with good parking availability."

Vibe

82/100
38 reviews

"Awesome vibe. Friendly atmosphere. Stylish hotel." Hotel could use some updating. Pleasant entrance area.

Cleanliness

79/100
39 reviews

"Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms."

Room

73/100
74 reviews

"Rooms clean and decently-sized with great beds and alright furniture." Poor maintenance in rooms and bathrooms.

Breakfast

64/100
8 reviews

"Breakfast is average."

Rated 84/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Good alcoholic drinks. Bar is awesome."

Bar

98/100
5 reviews

"Nice bar with tasty alcoholic drinks."

Service

94/100
13 reviews

"Friendly service."

Location

85/100
12 reviews

"Great location."

Cleanliness

78/100
10 reviews

"Clean rooms."

Value

78/100
9 reviews

"Best value for money."

Vibe

77/100
8 reviews

"Awesome vibe."

Room

71/100
16 reviews

"Clean rooms."

Rated 82/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Comfortable beds. Clean rooms."

Service

90/100
10 reviews

"Friendly service."

Location

85/100
9 reviews

"Great location."

Cleanliness

75/100
6 reviews

"Clean."

Comfort

67/100
6 reviews

"Relatively comfortable, with good beds."

Room

66/100
10 reviews

"Great beds in okay rooms. Rooms need regular maintenance."

Food

66/100
8 reviews

"Food is all right."

Rated 85/100 based on reviews from families.

"Awesome vibe. Great location."

Service

94/100
12 reviews

"Friendly service."

Location

86/100
10 reviews

"Great location with good parking availability."

Vibe

75/100
6 reviews

"Awesome vibe."

Amenities

68/100
7 reviews

"Average hotel building."

Room

63/100
10 reviews

"Room is all right."

Rated 84/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Friendly service. Great room."

Service

94/100
5 reviews

"Friendly service."

Room

71/100
7 reviews

"Great room."

Comfort

68/100
5 reviews

"Comfortable."

Rated 81/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good boutique hotel. Close to Chinatown. Good for sightseeing with nearby parking areas. Fantastic service. Awesome vibe."

Service

92/100
7 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Vibe

70/100
5 reviews

"Awesome vibe."

Room

69/100
6 reviews

"Room is all right."

Comfort

65/100
6 reviews

"Comfortable."

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Property Description

Located near City Hall, the Federal building and the Theatre District, this San Francisco hotel has an international vintage style that offers an eclectic and relaxing haven accentuated by exotic travel photographs. The charming public spaces showcase a cross-cultural design that incorporates one-of-a-kind objects and fascinating treasures. Hotel Carlton is also a non-smoking and pet-friendly San Francisco hotel.The Hotel Carlton is one of the few hotels in San Francisco to be equipped with solar panels and is proud to be certified by the City of San Francisco as a Green Business and LEED EB GOLD. Green businesses help reduce waste and protect our environment by employing pollution prevention practices, minimizing waste and conserving energy, water and other natural resources

Green Sustainability

We’re an environmentally responsible, carbon-neutral and LEED certified hotel, and we’re proud to call Carbonfund Organization our partner.

Amenities you and your pet will enjoy


  • Check In: 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • Check Out: 12:00 pm
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Fax available
  • Hairdryer available
  • Hair dresser
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Shower
  • Shows or evening entertainment
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • TV Channel: NFL Network
  • TV Channel: Fox Sports
  • TV Channel: Discovery Channel
  • TV Channel: Nickelodeon
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

San Francisco International Airport 15 milesOakland International Airport 30 milesSan Jose International Airport 45 miles

Local Shuttle Info: Accessible to Muni, Bart, and Caltrain

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pets allowed free of charge

Internet / WiFI

Premium WiFi access across multiple devices

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