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.
"Beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay Bridge"
We love staying at this hotel. Close to the Embarcadero, trolley cars, Pier 39. Great Mexican food right across the street. Has the best guacamole I have ever had. Get a room with a view of the Bay Bridge and watch the light show of the bridge at night. Beautiful!. Valet parking is costly but probably the norm for San Francisco.
"Nice with caveats"
On the surface, this is a very nice hotel, with a modern look. The staff is mostly very friendly and accommodating although a couple of the front desk personnel are chilly. The décor of the room we stayed in was beige and brown and more beige with a nice touch of aqua thrown in which helped. The bed was too firm and uncomfortable. First night, tossed all night, second night, woke with a backache. We paid extra since it was our anniversary for a view of the Bay Bridge, which is a great light show, well representing the hipness of the Bay Area. (Plus, $30 a night for an "urban retreat fee; what the heck was that''') There were some odd things about the room: A chaise lounge turned so you could see the bridge, but a huge floor lamp obscuring the window and A/C controls on the OTHER side of the room, so you could not use the lamp or chair to read, no outlet near the chair. Curtains have the sheer on the INSIDE, so, if you want to open the blackout curtain for light, you have to open the sheer first, so you have to be clothed or everyone either on the street or in the building across can see you, or else you reach up under the sheer from the floor and try to pull the blackout to the side. Sheers are supposed to be for privacy, on the OUTside. Totally weird setup. Wastebaskets are hidden behind a false desk cupboard; we found them after a day.We asked for a few min late checkout and were told absolutely not, we'd be charged if we weren't out by noon. Said, "guess my Joie de Vivre membership doesn't count for much, does it'" and the clerk said, "Nope." Then we rushed and called for a bellman at noon, no one at the bell desk, called the front desk again and were told by another person, take your time, no rush, there are no bellmen available for a while (tho he came right up). Felt ruffled by those divergent communications, putting my makeup on at the front desk, where I was told my JdV membership had expired (true but I didn't know this). Food was good with room service, and minor errors were handled immediately. It's a good location, walking distance to good restaurants and easy to get cabs. If you have a view of the bridge, it will be noisy, bring earplugs (I can't use them). Hotel is on the corner of Embarcadero and Mission so motorcycles taking off from the stop lights are REALLY noisy. Plus kids running up and down the hall in the AM were a surprise; it did not seem like a family hotel but we think there was a wedding. Back side of hotel might be quieter but less view. We'd try something different next time, mainly because of the firm bed and noise.
"Bay Bridge and the Embarcadero"
Hotel Vitale has a spectacular view of the bridge at night from their seventh floor terrace. It does close at 9, so grab a refreshment from the bar and head on up for sunset or moon shots with the lit up bridge as a backdrop. The spa, on the 8th floor is very nice, but read the description on the selections. My buddy thought the masseuse was giving him a sponge bath, but indeed the moves were part of the experience. The front desk, valet and bell service were exceptional and eager to offer information. The restaurant offered creative selections. I will definitely recommend this property for visitors to the area.
"Awesome Hotel but got overcharged."
I'm a member of THE JOY OF LIFE CLUB and have accumulated after several stays, $100 certificate. We decided to use it during our latest stay last week. I handed it over to the front desk clerk upon check-in.Upon check-out I made it a point to ask the clerk to make sure that we got credited for the certificate He assured me that we were. Hours later I checked our invoice which was emailed. We got charged $100 instead! I called Vitale right away and they said that they would locate my certificate and correct the situation. The person I talked to told me that she would give me a call once she found it. I never received a call but I did receive an email with a credit of $100. Mistakes like this should not occur. The front desk clerks should pay attention to what they are doing. My husband and I always stay at this hotel once a year. We love it but were so disappointed with the mistake they made. Also, we've been loyal customers since the hotel opened. with this latest visit, we both felt not welcomed and almost invisible. No personal service whatsoever except for 2 complimentary Voss water bottles.
"We are return guests. Love this hotel!"
Exceptional service. My husband had emergency surgery when we arrived. The hotel extended our stay in an upgraded room during a very busy time. Staff were extremely attentive and considerate to me as I travelled back and forth daily to the hospital.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM