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Hotel Vitale-a Joie de Vivre Hotel

San Francisco, CA, US (SFO)

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Deluxe One King Bed Waterfront - Hotel Vitale-a Joie de Vivre Hotel - 1

Deluxe One King Bed Waterfront

One king bed with pillowtop mattress, down duvet and pillows, and 440-thread-count linens. Water, bay bridge, ferry building, and/or Treasure Island views. Located on floors 38. 370390 square feet. Soft, subtle color scheme. Desk and chair. Divan and glass-top coffee table. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access. LCD flat-screen TV. CD player. Two multi-line phones (one cordless). Minibar. Walk-in, spa-style limestone bathroom with rainforest shower head. Laptop compatible safe.
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Run of House

1 bed. Pillowtop mattress. Premium bedding. Cotton sheets. Down blanket. Down comforter. City view and/or Sea view and/or Courtyard view and/or Water view. Desk. 32-inch television. Ergonomic chair. In-room safe (accommodates laptop). Wireless high-speed Internet access (complimentary). Wired high-speed Internet access (complimentary). Dial-up Internet access (complimentary). Premium television channel(s). Pay movies. DVD player. Multi-line phone. Speakerphone. Cordless phone. Voice mail. CD player. Clock radio. Minibar. Hypo-allergenic bedding available. Rollaway beds available. Cribs (infant beds) available. Air conditioning. Non-smoking only.
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Superior One King Bed - Hotel Vitale-a Joie de Vivre Hotel - 2

Superior One King Bed

One king bed. Pillowtop mattress, down duvet and pillows, and 440-thread-count linens. Picture windows with limited views. Located in interior of the hotel on floors 37. 310395 square feet. Desk and chair, divan, and glass-topped coffee table. Minibar. Complimentary high-speed and wireless Internet access. LCD TV. CD player. MP3 docking station. Two multi-line phones (one cordless). Limestone bathroom with bathrobes. Laptop-sized in-room safe. Twice-daily housekeeping.
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Superior Two Queen Beds

Two queen beds. Pillowtop mattress, down duvet and pillows, 440-thread-count linens. Inside courtyard view. 310-395 square feet. Floors 3-7. Desk and chair, divan, glass-topped coffee table. Minibar. LCD flat-screen TV. CD player. MP3 docking station. Two multi-line phones; one cordless. Complimentary high-speed and wireless Internet access. Limestone bathroom with bathrobes. Laptop-sized in-room safe. Twice-daily housekeeping.
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Deluxe Two Queen Beds City View

Two queen beds. Pillowtop mattress, down duvet, 440-thread-count linens. 320-360 square feet. City view. Floors 2-7. Desk and chair, divan, glass-top coffee table. Minibar. LCD flat-screen TV. CD player. MP3 docking station. Two multi-line phones; one cordless. Twice-daily housekeeping. Complimentary high-speed and wireless Internet access. Limestone bathroom with bathrobes. Laptop-sized in-room safe.
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Deluxe One King Bed City View

One king bed. Pillowtop mattress, down duvet, 440-thread-count linens. 320-360 square feet. City view. Floors 2-7. Desk and chair, divan, glass-top coffee table. Minibar. Laptop-sized in-room safe. LCD flat-screen TV. CD player. Two multi-line phones; one cordless. Complimentary high-speed and wireless Internet access. Limestone bathroom with bathrobes.
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Superior One King Bed Water View - Hotel Vitale-a Joie de Vivre Hotel - 4

Superior One King Bed Water View

One king bed. Pillowtop mattress, down duvet and pillows, 440-thread-count linens. Partial view of Bay Bridge, Ferry Building, or Treasure Island. 310-395 square feet. Floors 3-8. Desk and chair, divan, glass-top coffee table. Minibar. Laptop-sized in-room safe. LCD flat-screen TV. CD player. Two multi-line phones; one cordless. Twice-daily housekeeping. Complimentary high-speed and wireless Internet access. Limestone bathroom with bathrobes.
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Hotel Vitale-a Joie de Vivre Hotel
8 Mission St, San Francisco, CA US 94105

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Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 200 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Your pillowtop bed comes with cotton sheets, down comforters, and down blankets. Relax and take in city and sea views from the privacy of your room. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while CD players and premium TV channels are also offered to provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and facials. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a pool table.

Dining
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Located on the penthouse level of the hotel, Spa Vitale offers massages in three treatment rooms with water views and outdoor deep soaking tubs. An urban oasis with spectacular city and water views including a dramatic view of the Bay Bridge, this San Francisco spa will nurture and revitalize guests seeking a fresh approach to spa services and a once-in-a-lifetime bathing ritual experience in an urbane setting.

Spa Vitale is an intimate space for those more interested in the highest quality massage experience than in a larger destination spa with less attention to personal detail.

For more information and reservations, please call 415.278.3788 or e-mail dearspavitale@jdvhotels.com.

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.


This hotel has a penthouse spa (surcharge) offering health and beauty treatments, including massage in individual or couples treatment rooms. In-room massages are also available. Outdoor deep-soaking tubs in a garden-terrace setting offer city and water views. The hotel fitness room has a treadmill, an elliptical trainer, an exercise bike, free weights, and a weight machine. Twice-daily yoga sessions are offered in the hotel's rooftop studio. Guests have complimentary access to the YMCA one block away, which has fitness equipment and a swimming pool.

The Embarcadero, across the street from the hotel, offers running, cycling, and in-line skating paths, and is the departure point for fishing and sightseeing excursions on the bay. The hotel overlooks Justin Herman Plaza, which has a children's playground. Kayaking and sailing are possible on San Francisco Bay (concierge has details). A seasonal outdoor ice-skating rink is located in the Embarcadero shopping area (one block). Presidio Golf Course, open to the public, is four miles away, and the public Lincoln Park Golf Course is six miles. The hotel is five miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, which has wide pathways for walking and cycling, and it's seven miles to ocean beaches.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

The closest major airports to Hotel Vitale-a Joie de Vivre Hotel are:
Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 18.2 km / 11.3 mi
San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 19.7 km / 12.3 mi

The preferred airport for Hotel Vitale-a Joie de Vivre Hotel is San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Fees

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

  • Valet parking fee: USD 50 per night (in/out privileges)

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


Based on 1304 reviews
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Submitted on 18-05-2016
This has been my third visit to Hotel Vitale and it was just as nice as my first years ago. The staff is friendly and professional. The rooms are beautiful and cozy. The view of the bay bridge from the rooftop patio is awesome. And the location is great.
from Tustin, California
Submitted on 18-05-2016
Clearly a renovation taking advantage of an outstanding location. Just across The Embarcadero from the Ferry Building. Staff polite. Good bar and restaurant with outside seating. Very clean. Fast elevators. Overall a very nice hotel. Go for higher floors and try for a room fronting on the Embarcadero. Good view of the new LED light show on the Bay Bridge. Do not forget to walk along the public promenade on the water side of Pier 1 thru 5
from NYC
Submitted on 23-05-2016
This is a very nice hotel, especially when compared to a lot of other comparably priced options in SF. Loved the location across the street from the Ferry Building, and the room was perfectly pleasant. The staff was lovely and the room service was very high quality. Seemed to have a fun scene at the bar and you also get day privileges at the YMCA nearby. It's a bit "basic" for the price, but that's typical for SF.
from Vancouver, Canada
Submitted on 24-05-2016
Hotel Vitale has a great location at the bottom of Mission St. at Embarcadero with great access to the waterfront and easy access to the downtown area. The hotel is boutique-ish with a nice vibe. We had a city view room with kingsize bed on the fourth floor that was nice and quiet. Have to say though that the the room seemed a bit small for the price and the amenities in the room were not quite at the level I was anticipating they would be. The bathroom was pretty standard/average and I have to ... Read more
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Submitted on 24-05-2016
Views of the Ferry Building, farm to table restaurant and room service. Lovely property. Breakfasts are five star. Spa services on site. Roof deck is great for warm nights. Order room service on the deck and enjoy views of the Ferry Building and Bay. Great farmer's market on the weekends.
from California
Submitted on 01-06-2016
We really enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Vitale. Great location; beautiful view; good food; quiet. The Ferry Building was right across the street, so it was fun to wander over there to shop and have a bite to eat. Also, on the corner across the street was a really good restaurant called Boulevard Restaurant.
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Submitted on 03-06-2016
We stayed at the Hotel Vitale since my sister in law Danielle, the "bride-to -be" at the time, chose to this hotel for her wedding preparations and as her wedding night room. I understood why she chose it due to the perfect location. Wonderful view of the bridge, water and ferry building eats so close by. The problem is the steep price almost $400 (all in tax service charge etc) per night wasn't worth the room I got. When I booked at the website there was an option to get an upgrade room $ 3... Read more
from Laguna Beach, California
Submitted on 05-06-2016
Traveled for business. Wanted a nice place to stay in a centrally located area. Hotel vitale met my expectations for location but way underperformed on amenities. I was shocked by the loudness of the room. I could clearly hear street noise and hotel staff in the hallway. I couldn't believe the hotel expected me to pay for high speed internet; even the cheapest hotel chains offer wifi. Likewise, the tv did not offer premium channels, like HBO. The lack of coffee in the room or in the lobby was sh... Read more
from Seattle, Washington
Submitted on 07-06-2016
My wife and I came for a long weekend and really enjoyed the Hotel Vitale. The location right across the street from the market and ferry docks was ideal for a weekend getaway. Entering the hotel is a delight, the smell of the hotel is really relaxing. It is hard to describe, but my wife and the other couple we were with described it as serene or peaceful. Worth a trip.
from Southwell, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-06-2016
We booked this hotel for our Silver Wedding, a very special occasion. We chose it largely because of the location and view. We booked a superior waterview room. The first room we were offered had a view only of the building across the road. We were then given a 'free upgrade' to an identical room two floors higher up. It was the only room out of thirteen on our US trip that did not have a coffee maker, and one of the few that did not have a bath. The only coffee we were offered was in the lobby,... Read more
from CT
Submitted on 18-06-2016
This little jewel of a hotel across from the ferry building on the embarcadero was a pleasant surprise. Sparse, minimalist with a zen vibe, the staff seems bent on making visitors welcome, smoothing the path of your journey. There is a decidedly young vibe to the place. If you are a visitor of Kimptom properties there is a similar boutique feel. Rooms are clean in design functional and compact. While small, there is no dearth of amenities - but just enough to meet your needs. A small snack bar h... Read more
from Riehen, Switzerland
Submitted on 19-06-2016
Hotel Vitale is ideally located on the corner of Mission and Embarcadero. Although the hotel is slightly pricy, the location is very nice with a view of the Bay Bridge and the ferry Building. Especially the Restaurant has a nice atmosphere with a Terrace on the Embarcadero and absolutely excellent food in the restaurant. Do try the artichoke and brussels sprouts fritty or the spicy fries.
from Bealeton, Virginia
Submitted on 20-06-2016
Hotel Vitale is centrally located across from the Ferry Building. It is located atMission and Embarcadero There is a great restaurant next door. Catching the cable car is around the corner on California. Comfortable, clean, friendly
from Gothenburg, Sweden
Submitted on 21-06-2016
We checked in late as we had a problem at another hotel. Next time in SF we will defintely book this hotel first. Great serviceminded staff and very nice and clean rooms. The location is close to the markets and many good restaurants. Highly recommended!
from San Francisco, United States
Submitted on 21-06-2016
You can get all the comfort and amenities of a resort-style hotel and avoid the hustle and bustle of the city with a stay at Vitale. Gracious service, spacious and well-appointed rooms and perfect location all "come standard." It's well worth the few extra dollars for a room with a view of the bay and the bridge - especially at night. It may sound funny, but event the hallways feel warm and welcoming.
from redding, ca
Submitted on 24-06-2016
I really love the location above anything else. Right across from the Ferry Building. Makes the restaurants in the Ferry Building easily accessible as well as the farmers market on Saturdays. My favorite restaurant, Boulevard, is just across the street. The views are very nice from the roof top terraces and selected rooms. MAKE SURE YOU GET THE VIEW YOU PAID FOR. Here is my issue: I booked an embarcadero water view king online. I looked at all of the rooms and their descriptions before deciding ... Read more
from Santa Cruz, California
Submitted on 27-06-2016
We stayed here with children in order to attend Giants games over the weekend. It happened to be Pride Weekend and there was a lot going on. The hotel did its best to provide a safe haven as well as work around street closures and guests needs. We loved our room and looked out over the Ferry Building and Bay Bridge from the 5th floor. Our little one forgot a toothbrush and called down just before bed well after 11. The front desk said "we will bring one right up!" They did! There are nic... Read more
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 27-06-2016
Excellent location and I loved the stunning view from my room - a large window by a comfortable sitting area looked out on the ferry building and bay bridge (an especially great site at night). Great linens. If I were rating ONLY the room, I would have given five stars without question. However, taking everything into account I'll have to give four: -- Really small gym. they do give you a free pass to the nearby YMCA if you want to use a larger facility. However, as convenient as this is... Read more
from Perth, Australia
Submitted on 27-06-2016
We really enjoyed our stay here staff were amazing and our room had the most amazing view of the Bay & Bridge what a sight we had each night on our return to our room.The room was very well appointed with the standard you would expect.The building itself is so stylish and we also enjoyed the view from the roof top deck.would definitely return and stay here again its only a 5 min walk to the heart of all the action .
from Lathrop, California
Submitted on 29-06-2016
My mother and father-in-law wanted to stay in San Francisco for their 45th wedding anniversary. They are a wonderful couple & wanted nothing less than exceptional stay. After much research online we booked them a room at Hotel Vitale. I contacted the hotel management to try to make this stay very special & enjoyable. They exceeded our expectations. The hotel management and front desk were very professional and personable. They personally greeted my mother & father-in-law. Their stay was wonderfu... Read more
from Cupertino, CA
Submitted on 04-07-2016
My wife and I recently stayed for one night at the Hotel Vitale in SF. We loved the location, right across from the Ferry building. They have terraces off of the fifth and seventh floors that have really nice views of the bay bridge (though the terrace levels seemed inconsistent as to whether they had heat lamps, etc). The room was great; we were on the fifth floor facing Stuart, and there wasn't too much noise. The bed, shower, and towels were all luxurious. We had breakfast at the hotel,... Read more
from Paris, France
Submitted on 07-07-2016
Stayed one night on a business trip. Very efficient and quick staff. Nice room with plenty of space. Had a quiet room not on street, as in travel preference requests. Nice breakfast and amenities in bathroom. I would altough have appreciate having at least a free drink in the mini bar (for 600 USD a night i had expected so), but apart of this detail everything was very good.
from Santa Monica, California
Submitted on 07-07-2016
Bike or walk to the many restaurants and sites to see. Two miles to The Buena Vista Cafe for their signature Irish Coffee. Breakfast there is good too. Bike about ten miles North follow along the coast toward The Golden Gate Bridge and then to the West end of Golden Gate Park and bike through it. Before reaching the park, you could catch lunch at the Cliffhouse first. Then you could drop the bike at the end of the park and experience the eclectic Haight St. Tired now? Then take the bus on Market... Read more
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 19-07-2016
I love this hotel - beautiful and quiet rooms, comfortable beds, great location a block away from the Ferry Building, friendly staff, and delicious coffee in the morning. I stay here every time I come to SF and can't recommend it highly enough!
from Bothell, Washington
Submitted on 19-07-2016
We spent 2 and a half days here. My husband had to work, but I got to take advantage of the great accommodations and the surroundings. We arrived late in the evening and found a complimentary fruit tray and sangria waiting for us-- a really nice touch, although it wasn't labelled as sangria so I worry a little that someone travelling with a child or a person who doesn't drink alcohol may have been taken by surprise by it. We don't fit into either category, though, so we loved it. The staff... Read more
from Santa Barbara, United States
Submitted on 19-07-2016
As always my favorite hotel in the city! We decided to stay after picking up a child from camp! I love this hotel whether I am traveling my family or for business. It is quiet, perfectly located and friendly staff!
from LA
Submitted on 19-07-2016
Impeccable service, elegant rooms, fantastic bar/restaurant downstairs, a great location downtown near the Ferry Building, and the best views in all of San Francisco - a direct gaze out over the Bay Bridge and water.
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Submitted on 21-07-2016
Feels like a boutique hotel when you check in but the overall quality of the hotel and the friendliness of the staff makes you feel like you are in a 5 stars luxury resort! The room was clean and very well decorated; even though we had the Embarcadero right under our windows, extremely quiet room. View on the rooftop terraces are simply amazing. And the breakfast was excellent but not at an exorbitant price.
from San Francisco, ca
Submitted on 22-07-2016
Booked the Vitale to surprise my wife for her birthday. From the moment you step into the lobby to your check out, you always feel special. The staff is incredibly attentive (there was a chilled bottle of prosecco and a handwritten birthday card for my wife in the room), the hotel is very well decorated and clean. Our room was fantastic: great view, very quiet (even though we were above a busy street), comfortable bed.
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 23-07-2016
Hotel Vitale is a unique, eclectic hotel that thinks about the traveler and tourist alike. From the simple check-in process to the perfect apportionment of every room to the early morning coffee in the lobby, this hotel is worth the extra cost. Location is wonderful near the famous Ferry building, financial district and Union Square. Front-facing views are nothing short of spectacular. Highly recommended.
from Tulsa, Oklahoma
Submitted on 24-07-2016
My daughter and her sweetheart were traveling to SF for their 2-year anniversary and staying at the Hotel Vitale. Thanks to Trip Advisor, I knew the name of Antoine Berberi, the GM, and hoped he could help me make their trip special. Two calls to him over several days went unanswered, so I asked for the conceirge and spoke to Keith DiBene, who assured me we would make it memorable. Armed with my credit card, he arranged to have flowers waiting and delighted me with upgrading them to a room wi... Read more
from Sacramento, California
Submitted on 24-07-2016
Corner rooms have fantastic views; our had panoramic view of the bay bridge to the Ferry Bldg. Room was spacious and plenty of storage as well as seating space. Soaking tub was in the bedroom area rather than bathroom, but one could enjoy the views from the tub so that was a plus. Blinds work electronically with a remote, which was wonderful when we decided to sleep in a little later than planned. Location cannot be beat, close to dining, shopping, photo ops, everything. Staff were very friend... Read more
from Cancun, Mexico
Submitted on 25-07-2016
I loved the location, the atmosphere at the lobby bar and the whole feel of the hotel. The bed is very comfortable. It was a very short stay, I hope I can come back . The staff for check in was super friendly and very accommodating. The mezcal drinks at the lobby bar... soo good. Gracias!
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