Hotel Carlton

San Francisco, USA

The hotel

This neat little brick building in Lower Nob Hill hides an eclectic yet calm downtown hotel. It echoes the city’s free-spirited soul in its interior styling, its dining menu, its complimentary evening wine receptions, and its eco-conscious character. Hotel Carlton’s pale backdrop frames eye-popping global design details, with bold patterned fabrics, Nepalese temple photos, and hand-painted Moroccan tables bringing a sense of ethnic chic. And at Saha O, the hotel’s restaurant, the transcontinental vibe continues with a fusion of Yemeni, Arabic, Californian, and French influences. Inside may be global, but outside you’re unequivocally in San Francisco – right on trendy Sutter Street, it’s just 3 blocks from the cable car turnaround, 6 blocks from Union Square, and 8 blocks from Chinatown.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On downtown San Francisco’s fashionable Sutter Street, the hotel is close to plenty of bars and restaurants, and just 3 blocks from the nearest cable car line, 6 blocks from Union Square, and 8 blocks from Chinatown. Transfer time to San Francisco International airport: 25 min.

Hotel information

All with ceiling fan, 42” or 32” flatscreen HDTV, WiFi, iHome clock radio docks, Keurig coffee maker with local Tully’s coffee, safety deposit box (in extra-large walk in closet), hairdryer, and iron and board. Superior Queen Rooms have 1 queen-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults.

Superior King Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults.

Superior Two Fulls Rooms have 2 double beds, sleeping max 4 adults.

Superior Queen Rooms have 1 queen-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults.

City View Queen Rooms have 1 queen-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults.

City View King Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults.

City View Two Fulls Rooms have 2 double beds, sleeping max 4 adults.

Saha O (Yemeni, Arabic, Californian and French fusion menu, weekday breakfast, weekend brunch, and Tue-Sat dinner). Evening wine reception (with live music by local musicians). Morning town car service (to Financial District and Civic Center, weekdays, 7.30-9.00am). Laundry/dry cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi. Valet-parking $35 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge

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Traveller rating

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Aug 21, 2019 AlexandFamily19

A great location to see San Francisco, not to far from the cable cars, walking distance to Union Square, late afternoon life music (we liked the jazz session best), clean rooms, friendly staff. What else would you be looking for?
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Aug 20, 2019 Awriter34

Theo and the rest of the staff were so welcoming! We loved every minute of our stay here, the room was great (with brilliant views) and the nightly wine & jazz sessions were immense. We will definitely be returning next time we’re in SF.
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Aug 20, 2019 sbened742698

Too close to the bad / dangerous neighburhood Tenderloin where Taxidrivers do not want to pass through in the nights The hotelstaff did not help with the luggage when we came - we were the only guests in the lobby at that time. They did not warn us about the dangerous part of the next surroundings. We heard every word from the next room - crying… Read more
Too close to the bad / dangerous neighburhood Tenderloin where Taxidrivers do not want to pass through in the nights The hotelstaff did not help with the luggage when we came - we were the only guests in the lobby at that time. They did not warn us about the dangerous part of the next surroundings. We heard every word from the next room - crying and arguing. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hotel great but area is sketchy and scary

Aug 20, 2019 785jmpoirier Vancouver Island, Canada

This hotel would be great if it was in a different location. The homeless problem makes it scary to step outside Day and night. Due to no air conditioning we had to leave windows open and sirens are constant.
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Aug 19, 2019 scsf33 Santa Cruz

The hotel is super quiet and clean. There were a few things that stood out: the windows open (and have a screen) for fresh air, there is filtered water available on every floor, and in spite of having guests on all sides of us, we did not hear them. Parking is easy - either in a garage one block away or on the street. The staff was friendly and… Read more
The hotel is super quiet and clean. There were a few things that stood out: the windows open (and have a screen) for fresh air, there is filtered water available on every floor, and in spite of having guests on all sides of us, we did not hear them. Parking is easy - either in a garage one block away or on the street. The staff was friendly and helpful. Read less