Joie de Vivre

Explore all of Joie de Vivre's unique hotels, restaurants and spas.

An eclectic atmosphere, international ambience, eco-friendly attitude and outstanding service culture put a fun and unique twist on our 161-room hotel located in Lower Nob Hill, near Civic Center.

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Hotel Carlton Destination

Let us recommend a few suggestions to enhance your experience while staying with us in San Francisco.

Our Offerings

Saha Restaurant

Saha Restaurant

Offering a culinary exploration in Arabic fusion cuisine, Saha Restaurant uses only the freshest produce and organic ingredients whenever possible. The dishes are a unique blend of traditional Yemenese and California cuisine.

In San Francisco


Moscone Convention Centre

Moscone Center is the largest convention and exhibition complex in San Francisco, California. It comprises three main halls: Two underground halls underneath Yerba Buena Gardens, known as Moscone North and Moscone South, and a three-level Moscone West exhibition hall across 4th Street. For more information visit

Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral and Labyrinth

At the top of Nob Hill, this majestic church has heavenly stained glass windows, magnificent architecture facing onto the park, and a Chartres-inspired labyrinth for people to walk through.

California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences

The newly renovated California Academy of Sciences is an innovative, world-class scientific institution in Golden Gate Park. A multifaceted research, education, and public-facing academy, the CAS features green construction and breathtaking exhibits.

Fort Mason Center

Fort Mason Center

Fort Mason Center connects and engages people with arts and culture on a historic waterfront campus, inspiring and fostering creativity by providing a vibrant gathering place and a home for thought-provoking programs, events, and organizations.

Great American Music Hall

Musical Journeys

San Francisco offers a plethora of musical styles and genres that cater to even the most discerning of tastes. Amongst venues including the Great American Music Hall, Slim's, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, The Regency Ballroom, The Warfield and Davies Symphony Hall, music lovers will experience pure bliss.

Asian Art Museum

History & Art in the Civic Center

Discover attractions off the beaten tourist path, including City Hall, Asian Art Museum, War Memorial Opera House and Veteran’s Building, as well a Farmer’s Market at the UN Plaza, that truly showcase San Francisco's history.