Room type

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Room, 1 King Bed, City View

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Superior Room, 2 Double Beds

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)


Get an overview of this hotelHistoric San Francisco hotel near Union Square

Near cable car

Built in 1927, this 9-story downtown San Francisco hotel is 3 blocks from the California St cable car line, 6 blocks from Union Square, and 8 blocks from Chinatown and 9 blocks from Civic Center.

Free WiFi, wine reception

Complimentary evening wine receptions are held in Hotel Carlton's lobby nightly. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout.

Global influences

All 161 non-smoking guestrooms at Hotel Carlton feature Tibetan mountain-themed art, hand-painted Moroccan tables, ceiling fans, and marble-top desks.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This San Francisco hotel offers a 24-hour business center, meeting room, and complimentary wireless Internet access throughout. A complimentary wine reception is held nightly in the lobby amid the hotel's collection of international art and artifacts, which showcase cross-cultural design from Africa, India, Nepal and Asia.

The sleek Arabic-fusion restaurant, Saha, serves breakfast on weekends, and dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Guests receive discounted access to a nearby fitness center. Valet parking is available 6 AM-midnight.

  • 24-hour business center 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free reception 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 750 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 70 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 9 
  • One meeting room 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Total number of rooms - 161 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Year Built 1927 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Bathrobes 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower/tub combination 

Where to Eat

Saha - This Middle Eastern-style restaurant serves Arabic-fusion cuisine in a sleek space with dark-wood floors, bright red-lacquer seats, and red-leather upholstery. House specialties include Saha's own red curry served with stuffed acorn squash and tofu, classic Moroccan couscous, and lamb tagine with prunes and almonds. Open for brunch Saturdays 9 AM to 12 PM, Sunday 9 AM to 2 PM. Open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday, 6 PM to 10:30 PM.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel does not have its own fitness facilities, but guests receive discounted access to a fitness center three blocks away.

Public 18-hole golf courses within five miles of the hotel include the Presidio Golf Club and the Lincoln Park Golf Course. Three miles away, Golden Gate Park has walking and running trails, a children's playground, gardens, and tennis courts. Ocean beaches, including Seal Rock, are five miles from the hotel.

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

  • Golfing nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Braille or raised signage 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


Pets allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 35 per day (in/out privileges)
  • A pet fee will be charged
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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