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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"A mixed bag"
I stayed here for just one night before catching a morning bus to the Amtrak station in Emeryville. I chose this hotel because of its location withing walking distance to the Transbay Temporary Terminal where I would catch my bus. The hotel was also on my Preferred Partner Travel Agency's website (WhatAHotel), which included such perks as a room upgrade if available, free breakfast and a hotel credit. The stay was a mixed bag. The hotel tries to be upscale and is priced accordingly, but is really a mid-level boutique hotel. Yes, it's stylish and has a great location on the Embarcadero across from the bay and Ferry Building, but there were several niggles during my short visit. I took BART from the airport and walked about 10 minutes to the hotel from the Embarcadero station. I arrived quite early in the morning. The staff at the front door just watched me roll my luggage up the walkway without offering to help; I don't remember if they held open the door for me. The front desk person was much friendlier. There were rooms available for immediate check-in, but alas, they were the least costly interior view rooms, not an upgrade. I decided to accept the room for early access. The hotel is U-shaped, so my room was on the inside of the U. There were only corridors with opaque windows on the opposite side, so privacy was not an issue. I liked the room's style: the little sprig of dried flowers on the plaque with the room number by the door, the nicely mounted artwork and photos within the room, the separate little closet for the ironing board and iron, the chaise lounge, the etched glass square in the bathroom that looked like pressed flowers. I can't comment on housekeeping since I only stayed the one night. There was no turndown service, and there were 2 conditioners but no shampoo in the bathroom. Also the sink had no stopper--beware contact lens wearers! The hotel's contemporary (but not quirky) style was nice as well. The nicest design aspect was the multiple levels of outdoor rooftop terraces, 2 were large enough to hold several chaise lounges, and the best one had great views of the Ferry Building, bay and Bay Bridge. Unfortunately, a group of guests decided to make this terrace their own in the late afternoon, rearranging the chairs and drinking wine. There seem to be about 3 "private" terraces--private in that they are mainly accessible from a guestroom, but they are far from private in terms of visibility to people walking to the public terraces. There is a small spa on the top floor. The restaurant Americano was truly a mixed bag. I had breakfast there shortly after I arrived, and it was very nice, the place was quite busy. Yes, I saw the upside down table lamp hung as a ceiling fixture. I returned there in the evening to get full use of my hotel credit. On Sundays, the restaurant is closed, so I ended up ordering some small plates in the bar. The dishes and service were meh and quite overpriced--quite a shame considering the myriad of dining possibilities nearby, especially within the Ferry Building. I had to leave early the next morning, so did not have time for my free breakfast. I was hoping the breakfast the day before would be comped instead, but it was not. I chose not to dispute this discrepancy. When I left, the door staff again stood like statues while a shlepped my luggage out. I will be taking another Amtrak trip from Emeryville next year, but am looking at other hotel options nearby for that trip.
"Boutique Hotel - best location if you want a view"
This property is the absolutely best if you want a true boutique experience including everything you need for comfort, i.e. spa, great restaurant, best location, rooms with a beautiful view. I like it best as it is a quiet retreat from the hustle bustle of the city yet it is in the absolute best location to reach Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf and the heat of business.
"Would stay here again"
Absolutely loved this hotel. The $20 room upgrade was well worth it for the fabulous view and could not hear a sound from other rooms. Location can't be beat with Ferry Building across the street and great restaurants within walking distance. The rooftop spa was a wonderful experience.
Hotel Vitale did a fabulous job in making a family Engagement Party a classic memory forever! The staff was professional in all assignments. Everything went off flawlessly without any hitches or surprises; I was especially pleased with the smooth timing of all activities & support functions.
"Perfect Weekend Boutique Hotel"
Just the right fit for us-- we had a quick visit to San Francisco and needed a chic, clean, modern, small and convenient hotel. Loved the views and loved being at the water's edge. Staff very friendly.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM