Ratings based on 1,062 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified ReviewsThey paid and stayed. We double-checked.
by A verified traveler from Seattle
Not really a "boutique" hotel...Posted Feb 5, 2016
Pros: Location is convenient, 2 blocks from Union St.
Cons: Soundproofing, more reasonable rates, comp parking.
Location: Shops & restaurants on Union St., close to 101 and Marina dist.
The part about being a renovated 50's motor inn is accurate. "Boutique?" No way. My room was tiny and while clean and pleasantly decorated, was hardly much better than an econo-chain room. The window was completely blocked by a street tree, almost zero natural light. Room was next to a stairwell, and room walls shook when people went up the stairs. Sounded like a herd of elephants. Booked via Expedia, and they don't disclose parking is $25 extra. I even called the hotel to verify there was enough parking and the clerk told me each room has a guaranteed parking spot...but didn't mention the charge. On check in I complained about the extra fee and the clerk comped me the parking. The parking spots are very tight--in a mid-sized car you'll be squeezing out the doors open just a few inches. The Continental breakfast is minimalist and there's no inside seating to eat at...it was 46 degrees so the couple of outside tables were a no go. Being a short block off Lombard, the street noise is less than most of the hotels nearby but there's still quite a bit. The amenities just don't justify the rates charged.
by A verified traveler
Good location but worn outPosted Feb 1, 2016
For joy hotels I Would recomend kabuki which has similar price but more comfortable
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Special Anniversary!Posted Jan 13, 2016
We spent 5 days in San Francisco and really enjoyed our stay at the Joie de Vivre. Our room was nice and cheerful. The location worked for us because we are very active and able to walk the distances to Union Square, Crissy Field, Ghirardelli Square, etc. One of the best parts of our stay was the staff! We interacted with several individuals and they were all very helpful and fun! Oscar, in particular, helped us several times which we really appreciated.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Dec 19, 2015
The boutique atmosphere was pleasant and the staff was very helpful in finding places to eat Everything went very smoothly.
for Getaway With Friendsby Susan from Newcastle England
Tripe of a life timePosted Nov 5, 2015 on Hotels
First time in sanfrancisco and took a while to pick as most hotels very expensive however when taxie dropped up from airport he said you have picked a very up market area very safe the weather the staff and amenities were great would use them again
for Getaway With Friendsby A verified traveler
Posted Oct 29, 2015 on Hotels
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Posted Oct 26, 2015 on Hotels
for Familiesby Pia from Roskilde
Godt hotel til prisenPosted Oct 24, 2015 on Hotels
Vi kom træte frem efter en lang køredag,og fik en venlig modtagelse, med god vejledning til gode spisesteder og seværdigheder. Det var et fint og rent værelse. Hotellet ligger i et hyggeligt kvarter med mange smukke bygninger og rigtig hyggelige restauranter. Kun 15 min. gang gennem hyggelige gader til Fisherman's Wharf Et rigtig godt hotel til prisen
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Skønt stedPosted Oct 24, 2015 on Hotels
Virkelig hyggeligt hotel med super søde og hjælpsomme medarbejdere.
for Familiesby Jami from Central Valley CA
Great last minute vacation!Posted Oct 20, 2015 on Hotels
This was a little vacation change and I was pleasantly surprised. The location is a fast drive to pier 39 and everything else. Kids loved the hammocks and free movies and board games. The pool was heated but no hot tub. Breakfast was nice and the people were really nice offering wifi password and anything else we needed. Rooms were super clean so I was very happy when I opened the door. Parking was a little tight but we got a spot. Thank you! We will go again for sure for the price!