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.
"Oasis in the middle of the city"
Absolutely loved this place! Not only were the service and the food impeccable, but so were the views. As a guest, you have access to the spas and the private roofdecks with amazing views of the Embarcadero and the Ferry Building. Another benefit is the hotel's proximity to The Ferry Building, the Bay Bridge, the Embarcadero, the FiDi and Union Square (a mere 15-min walk). Definitely eat at Americano, their amazing restaurant (and try their meatballs!). I will now recommend this hotel to out-of-town guests!
"Perfect SF location"
This is the most expensive hotel I've ever stayed in, so I can't really compare if to other hotels in this price category. We were on the 6th floor and so we did not have any problem with noise coming up from the very busy street. We had a corner room with a wonderful view of the Bay Bridge out one window and the Ferry Building out the other. We were well satisfied with the quality of the bed, bedding, and bath. Service was friendly and efficient. I especially liked the location as it was very easy to get around town using public transportation and it was much nicer than the touristy Fisherman's Wharf area. Now, a word about the Urban Retreat Fee: I almost didn't stay here because I was so miffed about this fee. If it isn't optional, then it should be rolled into the price of the hotel room. Instead, I get a list of 10 things I have no interest in doing along with WIFI. Now, of course I want wifi, but shouldn't that be included in a $750.00-a-night hotel room!' So'either include it all in the price of the room or make it an optional fee.
"What a stunner"
We arrived to a very professional and warm welcome (by Stephanie), handed hot towels to freshen up while we checked in and were blown away when we discovered we had been upgraded to a gorgeous and spacious harbour view room. We were also stunned to return to our room after heading out for an explore and find a complimentary bottle of Prosecco chilling on ice, champagne glasses at the ready and a box of chocolates. Day and night vistas from the room were spectacular. At night the Bay Bridge lit up with a mesmerising light show which was a total surprise.The service we received throughout our stay was exceptional. The amenties were top notch and the huge bathroom was a delight to be in. Nice touches included the subtle bathroom night light, Japanese stools, luxurious bath robes. Water pressure was great. The pillows and bed were superbly comfortable. The location is second to none - I would always stay in this part of San Francisco now. It is close to fantastic restaurants, the ferries, the Piers, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square and it's a very cheap tram ride all the way up to the Castro. This was hotel was a real find.
"Good hotel, but cheeky "Urban Retreat Fee" means I won't return"
The hotel is a modern boutique hotel. We had a very comfortable bed and everything we needed was catered for in the room, except (for UK readers!) no kettle or complimentary tea bags. There is , however, "complimentary" tea/coffee in the lobby area late afternoon each day. The breakfasts are wonderful and the service is of a high standard. The location met our needs in that it had good transport links to downtown and to areas like Castro and a Fishermans Wharf. Being opposite the water with views of the bridge was very pleasant too. My one reservation and big pet peeve about this hotel is that, given how expensive this hotel is, they add on a cheeky Urban Retreat Fee of $30 per night stayed. This is something not told to us before at check-in and is on your bill without explanation at checkout unless you ask what it is. Apparently, it is to cover the cost of various services such as the complimentary wi-if, the complimentary tea and coffee in the lobby and business services. You may or may not use these facilities but you will still have to pay. So really the wi-if isn't free or complimentary, you're paying for it in a packaged up fee of $30 per night which leaves a nasty sting in the tail at the end of stay. It is for this reason that I have given the rating an "average" because we have stayed in many high end city hotels on our travels and have never encountered this before. Why not include the fees within the room rate if the fee is compulsory' One can only imagine it is to make the room rates competitive. Had it not been for this nasty surprise, I would have rated this hotel at "very good". But at nearly £300 a night before the Urban Retreat Fee.... I don't think so.
"Our anniversary stay was a wonderful success."
My wife and I truly enjoyed our 3-night stay at the Hotel Vitale. On arrival the valet, doorman, and the hotel receptionist were welcoming. Stephanie, the hotel receptionist was incredibly personable. As we're loyal fans of the Joie de Vivre properties she warmly welcomed us back and granted us an upgrade to a wonderful room facing the Ferry Building. I believe she discretely overheard us talking about our anniversary dinner. To our surprise a bottle of champaign was sent to our room with a wonderful card. Class act. The room itself was spacious, clean, and comfortable. My wife is very particular when it comes to beds, she approved. Americano, the hotel restaurant, was the big surprise... it's a bit of a hot spot with the local professionals around happy hour. Super stylish in that young S.F. sort of way. The menu has that fresh seasonal flair to it and the staff was cool and accommodating. As we flew into SFO for this trip, we debated if we needed to hire a taxi... we gambled on the public transit and it worked out beautifully. We used the ferry, cable cars, and buses with no complaints. Thanks for the great experience. We'll be back!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel : Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM