Ratings based on 484 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Wisconsin

Great location in San Fran.

Posted Jul 21, 2014
Great front desk. You need anything or help just ask. More then willing to help you. The pool with hammock s is very relaxing.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Menlo Park, CA

Funky Chain Meets Motel

Posted Jul 14, 2014
Pros: Location
I booked Hotel del Sol because I am fond of the Joie de Vivre brand and had expectations about what the experience would be. It did not meet any of my JDV expectations. However, it was clean, VERY well located, the hotel staff was delightful, they served a very decent (and free) breakfast, and they had parking in a neighborhood with challenging parking. So if that is what you are looking for, it is a great place to stay. First, and importantly, this is not a hotel, it is a Motel. Second, we were frequently disturbed by loud neighbors. Third, I expected something a bit more lux from JDV. Our room was not cheap, but nothing in the area is and that was our challenge. Had I known it was a motel, my expectations may have been more appropriately set.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New Zealand

Nice hotel, great location

Posted Jul 8, 2014
Hop on Hop off bus close by Not far to shops, supermarket and park We've been staying in hotel for two nights with our 19 month old who liked the hammocks Hotel staff is very friendly and helpful The room we had was a bit dark. The bed was very comfy!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

only positon is excellent

Posted Jul 6, 2014
Breakfest is terrible, only bread, jam and coffee to take away. When I grive back too late, almost can not find a parking place, even I have paid for it. The hotel looks beautiful and funny, my daughter like it very much. In hotel and nearby I can not find reataurant to eat, so do not forgat to eat sth. before coming back.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Jeff from Austin, TX

Great location and good staff!

Posted Jun 20, 2014
I would book this room again. The hotel took good care of my group of 12 adults in 6 rooms.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Arizona

Rode trip

Posted Jun 11, 2014
First the ice machine was broken and no plans on getting someone out to fix it. The gentleman at the counter was extremely helpful. But the lady was extremely.rude. The bed where very uncomfortable. It made it hard to sleep.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by Jonny from Sydney

Slice of America with good location

Posted Jun 7, 2014
Pros: Excellent service.
Cons: N/A
Location: Eat streets - chestnut and union 2 min walk Fishermans wharf and Cable car 15 min walk Trolley Bus 2 min walk
A true slice of America rather than same old,same old. Refreshed 50's motel with funky vibe. Just don't expect modern hotel room standards as it is an older building although we'll maintained. Staff were excellent providing advice and guidance. Convenient for public transport, excellent food on Union and Chestnut streets and 15 min walk to most tourist spots. We would stay again.
3 out of 5
by fruitland bob

Not great but terrible

Posted May 20, 2014
You pay for what you get. Small room with no amenities or air condition. With San Fran being cool you can open the window but the place is loud. No exhaust fan in the tiny rooms bathroom makes it rough when you take a dump. Paper thin walls. The positive was a reasonable price and you are in the Marina District. When we go back we will not stay here again.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted May 12, 2014
We have stayed at the Hotel del Sol many times. We like the location, the decor and the friendliness of the staff.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by MEP from Austin TX

Charming, clean, well run

Posted May 8, 2014
Stayed here two nights while moving out of SF :-(. A great base of operations, with personality! They were very kind to my old cat. Watch out for those Marina winds, though--the do not disturb sign blew off our door!