Joie de Vivre

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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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Map & Directions

Driving Directions

From the South Bay (SFO, San Jose)

  • Take Highway 101 North
  • Exit Mission Street
  • Turn left onto Van Ness Avenue
  • Turn right onto Bush Street
  • Turn right onto Hyde Street
  • Turn right onto Sutter Street
  • The Hotel Carlton is located on your left.

From the North (Marin, Napa/Sonoma, San Rafael)

  • Take Highway 101 South over the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Exit Lombard Street
  • Turn right onto Van Ness Avenue
  • Turn left onto Bush Street
  • Turn right onto Hyde Street
  • Turn right onto Sutter Street
  • The Hotel Carlton is located on your left.
  • Note: There is a $6.00 toll to cross the Golden Gate Bridge.

From the East Bay (Berkeley, Oakland)

  • Head southwest on I-80 W toward San Francisco
  • Take the Civic Center Exit onto 9th Street
  • Bear right after Market and 9th Street becomes Larkin Street
  • Turn right at Bush Street
  • Turn right at Hyde Street
  • Turn right at Sutter Street
  • The Hotel Carlton is located on your left.
  • Note: There is a $5.00 toll to cross the Bay Bridge to San Francisco.
  • From SFO/101 South: Take Hwy 101 North, bear left at Hwy 80 split, take Civic Center exit, turn left on 9th Street, bear right after Market as 9th becomes Larkin
  • Turn right on Bush
  • Turn right on Hyde
  • Turn right on Sutter.
  • The Carlton is on the left side.

Directions using Public Transportation

From SFO using BART

  • Board the SFO to Pittsburgh/Bay Point
  • Get off on Powell Street BART Station
  • Walk 1/2 block to corner of Cyril Magnin & Market Street
  • Board bus line #27 towards Van Ness Avenue
  • Get off on Leavenworth & Sutter Street
  • Walk West on Sutter for block and a half (hotel is on left side)

From Oakland Airport using BART

  • Board the Freemont to Daly City/Millbrae or Dublin/Pleasanton to Daly City/Millbrae
  • Get off on Powell Street BART Station
  • Walk 1/2 block to corner of Cyril Magnin & Market Street
  • Board bus line #27 towards Van Ness Avenue
  • Get off on Leavenworth & Sutter Street
  • Walk West on Sutter for block and a half (hotel is on left side)

SFO Airport Shuttle

Lorrie's Shuttle

Reserve with our partner GO Lorrie's Airport Shuttle for a special rate