Hotel Carlton

San Francisco, USA

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 3295 reviews

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

Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 3295 reviews

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent city centre hotel

Feb 21, 2019 phil_hosier Solihull, United Kingdom

Great hotel in San Francisco City Centre - modern rooms, comfy beds, really clean, friendly staff and excellent location to easily explore city on foot. Requested a quiet room and couldn't fault it! Would definitely return.
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Feb 18, 2019 Richard P Los Angeles

I just love the feeling and ambiance of the hotel! It's perfectly located to get around, in a car or walking. I love the lobby and room designs and the staff are great . A perfect spot to enjoy the city!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Noisy, but Overall Pretty Good

Feb 18, 2019 jbarbs7 San Diego, California

This was a very cute boutique hotel that’s centrally located in the city, which makes it a quick Lyft ride to most places. The staff was very friendly, the live music and wine every evening was really nice, the rooms were clean and the beds were comfy. This is an older building, so the noise is a bit of an issue. You can hear people talking, doors… Read more
This was a very cute boutique hotel that’s centrally located in the city, which makes it a quick Lyft ride to most places. The staff was very friendly, the live music and wine every evening was really nice, the rooms were clean and the beds were comfy. This is an older building, so the noise is a bit of an issue. You can hear people talking, doors closing, toilets flushing, etc. And our room was facing the street, so there was the occasional siren, as well. But if you bring some ear plugs, you’ll sleep just fine! We came on a holiday weekend, and got a pretty good rate compared to everything else in the city, so all things considered, this was a great litttle hotel! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The hotel is great but its very communal

Feb 18, 2019 Camper50620482577 Bentonville, Arkansas

The hotel is very welcoming, the staff is fantastic and the food at the restaurant was good. The rooms are clean and well maintained, the only draw back is the walls are as thin as paper and you can hear everything from the other rooms. Literally everything, I will leave you to interpret what you will from that.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great service, beautiful hotel

Feb 15, 2019 Cierrarrr

We walked into Hotel Carlton and were greeted by Theo, who was very warm and helpful, funny, completely wonderful. He single handedly helped get our SF stay off to a great start 😁 The hotel is beautiful and peaceful too 🙏