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With a stay at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel, you'll be centrally located in San Francisco, within a 10-minute drive of Lombard Street and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
This hotel is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Alcatraz Island and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Pier 39.
Make yourself at home in one of the 161 guestrooms featuring iPod docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.
Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a fireplace in the lobby.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at Phlox Commons serving guests of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel. Mingle with other guests at the complimentary reception, held daily. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are served on weekdays from 8:00 AM to noon for a fee.
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in San Francisco? This hotel has facilities measuring 750 square feet (70 square meters), including a meeting room. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
This San Francisco hotel offers a 24-hour business center, meeting room, and complimentary WiFi throughout. A complimentary wine reception is held nightly in the lobby amid the hotel's collection of international art and artifacts, which showcase cross-cultural design from Africa, India, Nepal and Asia.
Enjoy California cuisine and local beer and wine at Phlox Commons. Guests receive discounted access to a nearby fitness center. Offsite parking is available at nearby garages.
- Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
- 24-hour front desk
- Year Built 1927
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Free WiFi
- Smoke-free property
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Conference space size (meters) - 70
- Free reception
- Luggage storage
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- 24-hour business center
- Concierge services
- Conference space size (feet) - 750
- Total number of rooms - 161
- One meeting room
- Number of floors - 9
- Number of buildings/towers - 1
- Multilingual staff
- Fireplace in lobby
- Free newspapers in lobby
Family Friendly Amenities
- Family Hotel
- Free Wi-Fi
- Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Self parking (surcharge)
- Premium TV channels
- Ceiling fan
- Coffee/tea maker
- Private bathroom
- Designer toiletries
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Shower/tub combination
- Cable TV service
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- Daily housekeeping
- iPod docking station
- Flat-panel TV
- Free WiFi
- Number of bathrooms -
- Free cribs/infant beds
- Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
Where to Eat
Phlox Commons - Approachable appetizers and hearty entrees are supported by a thoughtful and extensive curation of locally produced beer and wine. Phlox Commons is a gathering place for friends and strangers to enjoy the flavors of California. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
On weekdays, start your day with a full breakfast, available from 8:00 AM to noon for a surcharge. Every day, the hotel hosts a free manager's reception for you to enjoy.
Nearby Things to Do
The hotel does not have its own fitness facilities, but guests receive discounted access to a fitness center three blocks away.
Public 18-hole golf courses within five miles of the hotel include the Presidio Golf Club and the Lincoln Park Golf Course. Three miles away, Golden Gate Park has walking and running trails, a children's playground, gardens, and tennis courts. Ocean beaches, including Seal Rock, are five miles from the hotel.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- In-room accessibility
Check-in time ends at 2 AM
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per night.
- Free cribs (infant beds)!
- Pets stay free
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
- Fee for full breakfast: USD 20 per person (approximately)
- Self parking fee: USD 28 per night
- Nearby parking fee: USD 28 per night
- A pet fee will be charged
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night
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We should mention
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.