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A stay at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel places you in the heart of San Francisco, minutes from Bohemian Club and Union Square.
This hotel is close to Lombard Street and South Park.
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 a restaurant serving guests of Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel. Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held daily. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are served on weekends 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.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!Opens in a new window
Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
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- Dining venue
This San Francisco hotel offers a 24-hour business center, meeting room, and complimentary wireless Internet access 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.
The sleek Arabic-fusion restaurant, Saha, serves breakfast on weekends, and dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Guests receive discounted access to a nearby fitness center. Valet parking is available 6 AM-midnight.
- Concierge services
- Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- 24-hour front desk
- Multilingual staff
- Total number of rooms - 161
- Number of floors - 9
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Fireplace in lobby
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Year Built 1927
- Smoke-free property
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Tours/ticket assistance
- One meeting room
- Luggage storage
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- 24-hour business center
- Conference space size (feet) - 750
- Conference space size (meters) - 70
- Free reception
- Number of buildings/towers - 1
- Free WiFi
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
Valet parking (surcharge)
- Premium TV channels
- Ceiling fan
- Coffee/tea maker
- Designer toiletries
- Private bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Shower/tub combination
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- Cable TV service
- Iron/ironing board
- Daily housekeeping
- Flat-panel TV
- Free WiFi
- iPod docking station
- Free cribs/infant beds
- Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
Where to Eat
Saha - This Middle Eastern-style restaurant serves Arabic-fusion cuisine in a sleek space with dark-wood floors, bright red-lacquer seats, and red-leather upholstery. House specialties include Saha's own red curry served with stuffed acorn squash and tofu, classic Moroccan couscous, and lamb tagine with prunes and almonds.
On weekends, start your day with a cooked-to-order breakfast, available from 9 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.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Pets allowed (no fees)
- Valet parking fee: USD 35 per day (in/out privileges)
- 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.