The Carlton Hotel

1075 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California, 94109, United States
(3 star hotel)
#24
Rank 24 of 334 hotels
in San Francisco
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 4 reviews
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Basic Hotel

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 23, 2011

My Husband and I stayed for 4 nights in March. We found all staff to be pleasant and helpfull. The Dining Room o.k. but we were not impressed with the choice of food for Dinner. Our room was dated with an old fashioned c/h system, but the room was very clean. Our room was at the front, corner and 1 night there were 2 girls chatting up everyone going passed until 4am. The Hotel is on the edge of the Red Light District and we were warned not to venture too far at night.
There are many eating places within walking distance. We visited Lori's Diner many times and there is a good Sandwich shop a short distance who will make anything you like called -Bite. We had a good Chinese meal around the corner 2 roads down.
Buses are quite local and the Cable car runs from Union Square. Wear flat shoes. 12md is checking out and we did ask for an extension as we were not leaving until 7pm. We were offered a courtesy room for $99, but we declined.

Unique Quality: Basic , clean facilities. No gym, no pool.

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value for money

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 21, 2010

Although I wasn’t sure about the area this hotel worked fine for us, the location is great with many buses around to go everywhere we wanted.

We used Expedia.com to book our room, we payed $84 per night for a superior queen room. For a budget hotel what you get is better than you expect.

The room (pic 2) had normal size and it was very clean, with a comfortable bed. We enjoyed the coffee maker in the room but we would like a small fridge too. The only problem was that the room wasn’t warm enough during the night and there is nothing you can do about it (they use central air system). The bathroom was very clean too with shampoo, conditioner and shower gel dispensers inside the shower.

The staff at the lobby were very helpful and showed us directions on the map for some sites we wanted to see. They serve wine for free in the afternoon for about an hour with some live piano music of one of the people that work on the reception. The foyer area is very nice to relax for a while anyway, especially near the fireplace (pic 3). There is also an Arabic-fusion restaurant inside but we never tried to check it.
There is wifi access throughout the hotel. The check-in time is at 15.00.

Directions: It's located Downtown. You will pay about $40-50 to get here from the airport, we preferred the BART train which costs much less to Powell Street station and then took bus 27 for a few blocks.

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Good Bargain

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 5, 2005

We chose this hotel because it was close to my job interviews. My first impression was not much. However the staff was very friendly and the hotel has a "built in the 1920's" charm. Our room looked nothing like the pictures on the website. But I heard they did some renovations. There were many restaurants within walking distance. A bus stop close by and the cable car is only 6 blocks away. It's not in the hippest part of town but the area has a "San Francisco" feel to it. They had complimentary wine tasting in the evening, a nice touch.

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Hotel Carlton on Sutter

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 17, 2004

I live pretty near San Francisco, but I stayed at the Hotel Carlton for one night last weekend because I was staying in the city late for a concert and didn't want to drive home so late. The service was excellent and the rooms were very attractively decorated.

Unique Quality: The hotel is centrally located. It is a historic hotel that recently had a very thorough renovation. The rooms and bathrooms are a bit small, but really nicely decorated and comfortable. There is complimentary wine offered in the lobby in the early evening, as well as a nice fireplace. Parking is easy and the staff are friendly. The shower was great. The food in the downstairs restaurant was great too. Our room on the third floor was very quiet, with almost no street noise. Be aware that most rooms have only one queen or king size bed. If you have several people in your party, you may need more than one room, or they have some rooms with two full size beds.

Directions: About 1 mile from Museum of Modern Art of Civic Center

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Address: 1075 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California, 94109, United States

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Amenities at The Carlton Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Free High Speed Internet
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  • Bar / Lounge

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