Hotel Vitale

San Francisco, USA

The hotel

Bagging itself a spot on the waterfront Embarcadero, Hotel Vitale is a stroll from dining, shopping and sightseeing. You’ll also be minutes from the historic Ferry Building — where lovers of food are drawn to its marketplace, restaurants, and cafés. At the hotel, take a trip up to the penthouse spa, with its rooftop soaking tubs, or to the two private terraces to take in the views of Bay Bridge. You can enjoy complimentary tea and coffee in the lobby or head to Americano for homespun Italian dishes and cocktails in its circular lounge.


  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Along San Francisco’s waterfront strip, the Embarcadero, the Ferry Building is just across the road from the hotel, and there are plenty of restaurants, shopping opportunities, and top attractions within walking distance. Transfer time to San Francisco International airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

200 rooms and suites on 8 floors. All with spa-style limestone bathrooms, flatscreen TV, Bose Wave Music System III with bluetooth music adapter, WiFi, honor bar* and mini-fridge, microwave, tea/coffee maker, laptop-size safe, hairdryer, iron and board, bathrobes, slippers, complimentary newspaper, and pillow menu. Tranquil King Rooms have city views and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Superior Water View King Rooms have a large window with partial water views including either the Ferry Building or Treasure Island, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Americano Restaurant & Bar (Italian menu, cocktail lounge, outdoor patio, daily breakfast, weekday lunch, and Mon-Sat dinner). Tea and coffee (in lobby). Room service*. Spa Vitale* (with rooftop soaking tubs, guests save 10%). Wellness massages. 24-hour fitness centre. YMCA or Bay Club San Francisco fitness facilities (complimentary entry and scheduled classes). Terraces (on floors 5 and 7). Sedan service (within 1 mile radius). Laundry/dry cleaning service*. Concierge. Complimentary WiFi. Valet-parking $62 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

This hotel has resort fees that are included in the room rate (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - 10% discount at Spa Vitale - WiFi access in guest room - YMCA access - 24-hour gm – Coffee and tea service in lobby - Nightly shoeshine (on request). Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge

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Feb 18, 2021 JITRhonda

Remove the resort fee - I know this hotel is not alone in this, but major rip-off and cheapens the experience. Bake it into the price which reflects the property/amenities. When one chooses a hotel - that's why they pick it. No one likes to be nickel & dimed over things one doesn't care about or even want.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Had such a wonderful experience here.

Aug 21, 2020 SaraTyson49200 Las Vegas, Nevada

Had such a wonderful experience here. Staff was extremely professional. The rooms were great and so were the views! Highly recommend.I can't wait to come back here with the kids! Loved it every bit !!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Suite for a Sweet 16.

Mar 1, 2020 amyp_loves_2travel Pleasanton, California

We had a fantastic stay in the Landmark Suite. The views were wonderful, and the terrace was perfect. Beyond the room, the staff really made the stay complete. Top notch service and always with a smile.Thank you Dennis for the hospitality. We’ll be back.
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Feb 26, 2020 Allanpiere

This hotel gave me so many high expectations but I was let down. It was like an old lady with a lot of makeup. San Francisco has a lot to offer, but maybe we will try another hotel next time. Disappointed.
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Feb 17, 2020 rob8rich Newark

Booked this hotel with a massage and dinner for Valentines day with my wife. We were greeted with professionalism immediately. It was nice to have the availability of all the accommodations, such as spa, dinner, bar, roof top views in one place. Definitely a romantic ambiance at the Americano restaurant. My wife loved every minute of it.