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.
"the least sophisticated hotel i've been to yet'.."
wow. i travel quite a bit and this place bills itself as cool and sophisticated so seemed well worth a try. the reality is quite the opposite. the hotel and rooms are fine, but basic. the lively bar shuts down at 11:45 and the bouncer, more of less, sends all guests on their way rather aggressively. perhaps it is an an early close as part of a city ordinance(no one stated this then trying to figure out why they would have such bad behavior towards hotel guests, but the treatment was similar to being 22 years old at a bad keg bar and having stayed well beyond your welcome. Zero doubt on one front, this is the least sophisticated hotel and restaurant that i've stayed at yet after many years of global and domestic travel. a disappointment beyond any that i can recall.
"Excellent location - Roof-top Views"
(7th and final stop on a road trip from Portland) We first stayed at the Hotel Vitale soon after they opened, around the time Sunset Magazine profiled them. Soon afterwards the room rates skyrocketed and we managed with other hotels in the City by the Bay. We have very fond memories of this property. It has easy access to a BART location and it is right off the Embarcadero with stunning views of the Ferry Building and the Bay Bridge. This trip was a bit of a swan song for one of the members in our group and I felt that the Vitale would be the best choice for us. Its location is in a bit more "calmer" area of the city (NOT the Union Square frenzy) - RE: easy access. Regardless, it is still in the hustle and bustle of San Francisco... the Embarcadero is a happening place. AND the hotel was unbelievably busy, too: weddings, conferences, parties everywhere. It is certainly a popular place, which is very good for them. They have a great staff; very helpful, concerned, friendly and professional. Somehow our ADA request didn't come through, and Stephanie made every effort to help us out. The Bell Captain, Edwin, showed us alternative rooms, provided us with a schedule of the week's activities (it happened to be Fleet Week when we were there), and was extremely attentive. Once we got settled it was James, who was able to find us room on one of their rooftop decks, to see the some of Fleet Week's fly-overs, when all of the decks that should be open to the hotel guests were occupied for private parties. Good show James! The General Manager actually checked us out. Everyone is involved in this hotel. It made us feel welcomed and appreciated. We had connecting rooms, one with 2 beds, one with 1 king-sized bed. (Note: the property only has a limited amount of rooms with 2 beds so plan ahead!) The room with 2 beds was a bit tight in comparison to the other properties we visited on this trip. The room with 1 bed was roomy and had a lounge positioned by the window. Both bathrooms were the same, rather spacious, but the tub is really too shallow for a soaking (not that you would waste the water in a state experiencing extreme drought). Because of the popularity of the hotel, the bar and restaurant area was too busy and loud for us to enjoy. We like to be able to hang out, people watch, have some cocktails and relax. None of us in our party (there were 4 of us, and we stayed multiple nights) felt that the ambiance of the Americano (the property's restaurant) was inviting. When we did go in for breakfast, our server was a bit indifferent and the food was uninspiring. But that could just be breakfast, too. Do explore the Ferry Building. On Saturdays there is a Farmer's Market - on other days you can find vendors of cheese, mushrooms, honey, chocolates and more. Get there early to avoid the lines at Blue Bottle Coffee. And make your reservations months (and I mean it) in advance to get into the Slanted Door (considered one of America's finest restaurants). We ate at Epic Roast House one night, a must for stunning views of the Bay Bridge. All in all the staff were terrific and the Vitale remains one of our favorite hotels in the Bay Area.
"Great location, Beautiful View (bayside), Professional Staff"
Recent 4 night stay. Upon arrival we upgraded to the Bay side of the hotel and well worth it especially because I had to stay in the room most of the stay doing office work. Enjoyed the Bay Bridge lights at night, the daytime view of the ferries and barges, the outdoor plaza on the 7th floor, and the staff's professionalism (especially Katelyn and Brandon) matched and exceeded a business traveler's expectations. Easy to get a cab and the Mission Street bus is right outside the door. Loved the "flat" morning and evening walks along the Embarcadero. Looking forward to staying here next year. Used to live in SF and husband has had many trips. We both agree this is ideal even though it's a bit out of the hub of the "business" hotels. And, plenty of room and bathroom footage. Excellent restaurants nearby. Check out the near by buildings for charm (Post Office and One Market Place - both take up a full block).
"Great Hotel, Great Location!!"
Hotel Vitale is an excellent choice in San Francisco!! It's a small luxury hotel, offering great views of the bay and the Bay Bridge. Rooms are very clean and service is excellent!! The bar is a great place to grab a drink and the breakfast is super yummy!! Highly Recommended!!
We booked this hotel for the sole purpose of getting a first-time view of the Bay Bridge lights (after having lived in the Bay area in the 80's with quite a few visits to SF since) and left with the thought that "wow, that place was pretty classy". But what set Hotel Vitale apart from a myriad of other boutique hotels was that view of the light show, as seen from not only our 7th floor room, but also the public deck, located on the 7th floor too, with provisions from the Ferry Building Marketplace across the street and Saturday Farmer's Market, plus a good bottle of vino picked up in Napa the previous day. It doesn't get much better than that!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM