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Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel

8 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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  • Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel
    Yvette T.
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    4 Aug 27, 2013

    Can't beat the location a block from the Embarcadero, which makes the bay view rooms amazing. Perfect view of the bay bridge and the ferry building. If you're stuck in a city room, you can still enjoy the view from the rooftop terraces with lounge chairs and space heaters--a must in SF!

    Excellent customer service. They try to accommodate every request, including placing a complimentary mini fridge in your room (for all those farmers market purchases!).

    Not a perfect rating because the phone in our room didn't work, making it difficult to contact the front desk. And one of my towels had a spot of blood on it.

    But still recommended for your next stay in SF.

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    5 Oct 22, 2013

    With a view of the San Francisco Ferry Building Marketplace, Hotel Vitale garners a top spot on our 'favorite hotels for foodies' list. Its Italian farmhouse restaurant isn't your ordinary hotel diner; their handmade pasta dishes and homemade wood-fired oven pizzas would confuse even the most Italian of mamas. Plus, the hotel is just a stone-ground grit's throw from the Ferry Building, as well as Chinatown, Italian North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf (where you won't find much fine dining, but who needs more than hot clam chowder in a bread bowl on a windy day?).

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  • Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel
    Connie Pistilli
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    5 Aug 17, 2013

    Wonderful hotel on the Embarcadero, with a stunning view of the Bay Bridge. The entire staff, from the doorman to the concierge, to the bartenders in Americano and the housekeeper, was extremely welcoming and hospitable. I stayed in an amazing room with a breathtaking bay view on the 7th floor (there are 8 floors in this lovely boutique hotel). Although there was no jacuzzi tub, there was a huge shower with a rainfall shower head and the bathroom was stocked with Fresh products - my favorite! The bed was super comfy with pillows that I wanted to take home with me.

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  • Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel
    Vicky
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    We stayed here the night after our wedding in the circular suite. The view was amazing and the soaking tub in the room was luxurious. Staff was extremely accomodating and the service was superb! Can't wait to go back!!!

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  • Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel
    Amit Anandwala
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    If you want a really hip hotel that is close to everything, then i would highly recommend Hotel Vitale. With great views and interesting decor and design choices like sunken tubs, this is a great option that is literally across from the Ferry Building. Staying here will give you easy access to some incredible eateries in and around the Ferry Building and close enough to the Bart/Muni to get you around town.

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  • Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel
    Ludovic
    3 Dec 07, 2012

    Been staying in this hotel for 4 nights and I must say the rooms are big enough. The shower bathroom is sized normally. The room is quite calm, so sleeping was good (except for the jetlag of course). Wifi is terrible - use the wire. There is a $10 option for faster internet but I didn't try it. Breakfast card is small and they are expensive ($25 -> $30)

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  • Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotelPro 2014
    Jason Flegel
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    5 Aug 15, 2012

    What a "wow" location. View of the bay bridge, right on the embarcadero, walking distance to some of the hottest restaurants and bars in downtown San Francisco.

    This boutique hotel does a really good job of making you feel like a uniquely special guest.

    The rooms are comfortable and most of them have spectacular views of the city.

    Bonus: the bar/lounge downstairs has an outside terrace right across the street from the bay, with some of the best views of the bridge in the city. It's really prime space, and always seems to be a hotspot for after-work/pre-dinner cocktails.

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    Nally
    3 Jul 13, 2012

    Hotel Vitale is a comfortable, modern hotel on the Embarcadero and across the street from the Ferry Building Marketplace. From the roof deck, there is a fantastic view of the Bay Bridge. Americano, the hotel's restaurant, seems popular with the afterwork crowd.

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  • Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel
    Rachel Slough Eastin
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Hotel Vitale is a beautiful spa hotel with the best view of the Bay Bridge and ideally located near the Ferry Building. They offer FRESH brand bath products, which are amazing. I also thought it was pretty great to walk into the lobby and smell fresh lavender everyday.

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  • Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel
    V.B. Flaughenhaus
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    I really enjoyed my stay at the vitale. I was on vacation with my family and I can't say enough about its location on the embarcadero...right across the street from the ferry building and just blocks from union square etc. The restaurant downstairs, americano, was also great and the concierge was really helpful in booking an alcatraz visit for us.

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  • Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel
    Dan Linsky
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Nice.

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  • Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel
    Yasmin Lukatz
    4 Jul 03, 2014

    Haven't stayed there but heard a lot of good things about it

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    Jill Dudensing
    4 Jun 22, 2014
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Description

Set in the heart of San Francisco, this hotel is close to U.S. Mint and Railway Museum, as well as TransAmerica Pyramid. Additional attractions include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Features.
Dining options at Hotel Vitale a Joie de Vivre Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. The property's

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full service health spa has massage/treatment rooms. This 4.0 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, a technology helpdesk, and limo/town car service. High speed 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.

Guestrooms.
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. In addition to complimentary wireless and wired high speed Internet access, guestrooms offer cordless phones, CD players, and voice mail. Televisions have DVD players and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include minibars, blackout drapes/curtains, electronic check out, and electronic/magnetic keys. Guests may request a turndown service, refrigerators, and microwaves. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.



Notifications and Fees:

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Valet parking: US$ 48 per night (in/out privileges)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Hi Speed Internet
  • Data Ports
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Voicemail
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • In-House Bar
  • Video Check Out
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Clothing Iron
  • In-House Dining
  • Wake Up Service
  • Family Rooms
  • Safe
  • Mini Bar In Room
  • Handicap Accessible

Reviews Summary

Very Good!847 reviews across the web.

  • This is a wonderful boutique hotel, as guests say.
  • Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
  • Hotel
    97% thought it was clean.
  • Service
    96% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Location
    96% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
  • Ambiance
    94% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
  • Food
    79% were happy with the price.
  • Price
    Price is reasonable.

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