Hotel Vitale-a Joie de Vivre Hotel is located in central San Francisco, close to U.S. Mint, TransAmerica Pyramid, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Nearby points of interest also include Union Square and Coit Tower.
Hotel Vitale-a Joie de Vivre Hotel features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. The property's full-service health spa has massage/treatment rooms. This 4-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, a technology helpdesk, and limo/town car service. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This San Francisco property has event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. Business services, concierge services, and tour/ticket assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include valet parking, multilingual staff, and express check-in. This is a smoke-free property.
There are 200 guestrooms at Hotel Vitale-a Joie de Vivre Hotel. Guestrooms have city, sea, or water views. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses, down comforters, down blankets, and premium bedding. Furnishings include desks and ergonomic chairs. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Wired high-speed and wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to complimentary newspapers and in-room safes (accommodate laptops), guestrooms offer cordless phones with voice mail. Televisions have DVD players and pay movies. Air-conditioned rooms also include CD players, minibars, blackout drapes/curtains, and electronic check-out. Guests may request a turndown service, refrigerators, and microwaves. Housekeeping is available daily. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.
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"No Fireworks on this Fourth of July!"
The Pros: Location, Location, Location! Right across the street from the Embarcadero, but far enough from Pier 39 to spare the Wharf traffic. Great Staff! Experienced excellent, helpful employees from the reservation rep, Kamoze (sp)', to the concierge and waitresses at Americano, all of which were very accommodating . The Cons: Way overpriced to be labeled as an upscale boutique hotel. The rooms are in desperate need of some remodeling and TLC. We stayed in a Waterview King on the 4th Floor and the view was underwhelming... The views were blocked by building and not as close to the water or as spectacular as the online photos make it appear. The bed was very uncomfortable. The sink had a slow drain. The decor was old and worn. The room doors close very loudly. There is a weird cut out in the shower glass door, that looks odd... Appears to be so you can turn on the water without getting all the way into the shower . The Americano restaurant is hit and miss. Breakfast was awful...when we expressed our displeasure, the waitress was nice and comped our drinks but when she told the chef that we felt our potatoes were not fresh he did nothing to rectify the situation . He only said "they were a fresh batch". The organic coffee and juice were delicious . The bar was by far Americano's strong suit. The drinks and appetizer pizzas were very good. This was our anniversary weekend so we were hoping for a much better experience and some acknowledgement by the front desk staff that it was out Anniversary...on day 2 the staff dropped off a bottle of water and a welcome card, which was a bit disappointing. We probably would not stay here again until there are some additional upgrades and the restaurant improves.
"Unable to take responsability"
So I booked a room early in 2015 for the 4th of July and was told that I would be able to see the fireworks from the outside decks. Because I am new to the Bay area I called on the 4th of July 'cause it was foggy. I was then told( must to my surprise) by an amazing women that seeing the fireworks was not a guarantee( even on a cloudless day) and that 2 of the 3 roof decks were rented out to private parties. OMG you can imagine my surprise!!! The worst part was not the fact my plan for the 4th changed but was the inability of th manager on duty to do anything but walk the party line and take NO responsibility for the for desk individual who had misinformed me. I didn't even ask for my money back as it was so inexpensive; I only wanted to be heard and apologized to. I guess the training for the managers but have been inexpensive also!!!
"Great location. Expensive parking."
My husband and I ended our recent road trip in San Francisco and stayed here for three nights. We came from a stay in Napa where we had a pretty large room and patio so I have to say that it was a little disappointing to walk into what was a tine room in comparison. However, it is San Francisco and it's a busy city, so I don't think small rooms and high parking fees are unusual. I do feel $58 a night for parking is quite expensive, though. I couldn't find the price online so we didn't see that until we pulled into the hotel. By that time, you don't want to have to drive in the city anymore, so... We originally booked a room with two queens because that's all they had but we asked if there were any kings available. We were asked if we were ok with a handicapped room that was empty. We took it so my bathroom review is based on that. I don't know what the regular bathrooms are like. In this room, when you sit on the toilet, you look into a full length mirror! Not my favorite room feature! The shower water pressure is weak but CA is in a drought so I understand. Very difficult to wash shampoo out of thick hair. We picked the free wifi option and it seemed to work pretty well. Location is the key factor here. Right across the street from the Ferry Building and walkable distance to Fisherman's Wharf in one direction and AT&T Park in the other. We also walked to Chinatown and shopping areas as well as the BART station to go to an Athletics game.
"Best Boutique Hotel I've ever stayed at"
All my friends make fun of me as being "picky" when it comes to hotels and restaurants. And admittedly, I am, so I accept that label with pride, because why not want the best when you travel for pleasure. So when my wife and I decided to travel to SF for our 25th anniversary, I did a lot of research and found Hotel Vitale. I have stayed at many boutique hotels, from NYC to Miami, to Charleston and Rome. And I must say this hotel stands out as the BEST I have ever visited. Location, design, aesthetics, comfort are all there and evident in the pictures. (It is right across form the Bay Bridge and Port with a Market with great food.) But the staff was amazing. Best front desk staff I have ever encountered. And best and most knowledgeable concierge I have ever encountered. And the housekeeping, bell-stand and everyone was just spot on professional. The restaurant and bar is a very fun and happening place for the local after work crowd on week days I would recommend this place to everyone, and I will certainly be back.
Two night stay on business. Right on the Embarcadero waterfront. Busy with pedestrian traffic during the day. A bit sketchy at night. Room was standard. Short on power plugs for devices. WiFi was extra and expensive. Room service breakfast was below average for a luxury brand. Pizza at the bar was excellent, however. Beware the valet parking. $60 per night and a 20 minute minimum for retrieval. I had a nice enough stay, but would not return given the options in SF.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM