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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Services & Amenities

Hotel Carlton Lobby

Our beautifully appointed San Francisco hotel offers all the comforts you would expect from a Joie De Vivre hotel.

Hotel Services

  • Complimentary wine hour
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Complimentary luggage storage
  • Valet parking ($35 per night - Sunday-Thursday: 6am-Midnight, Friday-Saturday: 6am-2am)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pet friendly (pet contract to be agreed at check-in)
  • San Francisco Green Business and LEED-EB Gold certified
  • Filtered water machines are located throughout the building

Business Amenities

  • Complimentary wireless high speed internet available throughout the hotel
  • 24-hour business center with Mac computers that can run both PC and Mac platforms
  • 750 square feet conference room with natural lighting

Guestroom Amenities

  • Partial city views
  • 32" flat-screen TV with HDTV programming
  • Complimentary wireless high speed internet access
  • Luxury bath products
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Marble-topped writing desks
  • iHome clock radio docks
  • Coffee maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Ceiling fan
  • Green cleaning products
  • Each guestroom is equipped with water pitchers and glasses

Top Reasons to Stay at Hotel Carlton


Superb customer service is consistently recognized by past guests on TripAdvisor

Great Value

Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, a wine reception every evening, and promotional rates running throughout the year!


Close to great restaurants, shops and bars on Polk Street or Union Square. Located 2 blocks away from Saint Francis Memorial Hospital.
Central business location close to Moscone Center, Financial District, and Civic Center. Also located a block a way from Polk St, and two block away from the Van Ness/Hwy 101 corridors.

We're Green

Hotel Carlton is an environmentally responsible, carbon neutral and LEED certified hotel, partnering with

We Love Pets

We're proud to be a pet friendly hotel offering pet beds made of organic material (additional cleaning fee applies.) As part of our commitment to provide the highest level of service to our guests, Hotel Carlton welcomes pets in accordance to our pet policy.

JDV  Gives

Joie De Vivre Hospitality strives to have a positive impact on our community. Each of our hotels is dedicated to donating a minimum of $200 per guestroom per year to organizations in their communities.

As an extension of JDV Gives, each hotel participates in the You Can Make a Difference program, launched in April of 2008. The primary objective is to engage our guests by giving them the option to add an additional $1 to their total bill for each night they stay with us. This $1 goes to our philanthropic partner. Guests are able to opt out of this program at checkout.

Hotel Carlton's philanthropic partner in the You Can Make a Difference program is Raphael House, where they are dedicated to helping at-risk children and their parents achieve stable housing and financial independence, while strengthening family bonds and personal dignity.

TripAdvisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence