Book your room at Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
Historic San Francisco hotel near Union Square
Near cable car
Built in 1927, this 9-story downtown San Francisco hotel is 3 blocks from the California St cable car line, 6 blocks from Union Square, and 8 blocks from Chinatown and 9 blocks from Civic Center.
Free WiFi, wine reception
Complimentary evening wine receptions are held in Hotel Carlton's lobby nightly. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout.
All 161 non-smoking guestrooms at Hotel Carlton feature Tibetan mountain-themed art, hand-painted Moroccan tables, ceiling fans, and marble-top desks.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
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This San Francisco hotel offers a 24-hour business center, meeting rooms, and complimentary wireless Internet access throughout. A complimentary wine reception is held nightly in the lobby amid the hotel's collection of international art and artifacts, which showcase cross-cultural design from Africa, India, Nepal and Asia.
The sleek Arabic-fusion restaurant, Saha, serves breakfast on weekends, and dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Guests receive discounted access to a nearby fitness center. Valet parking is available 6 AM-midnight.
- Concierge services
- Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Meeting rooms
- Multilingual staff
- Total number of rooms - 161
- 24-hour front desk
- Number of floors - 9
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Fireplace in lobby
- Year Built 1927
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Smoke-free property
- Luggage storage
- 24-hour business center
- Conference space size (feet) - 750
- Conference space size (meters) - 70
- Complimentary reception
- Number of buildings/towers - 1
- Free Wi-Fi
- Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi
Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi , Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
Park your car
Valet parking (surcharge)
In your room
- Premium TV channels
- Ceiling fan
- Coffee/tea maker
- Designer toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Shower/tub combination
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- Cable TV service
- Iron/ironing board
- Daily housekeeping
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Flat-panel TV
- Free Wi-Fi
- iPod docking station
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
Eat and drink
Saha - This Middle Eastern-style restaurant serves Arabic-fusion cuisine in a sleek space with dark-wood floors, bright red-lacquer seats, and red-leather upholstery. House specialties include Saha's own red curry served with stuffed acorn squash and tofu, classic Moroccan couscous, and lamb tagine with prunes and almonds. Open for brunch Saturdays 9 AM to 12 PM, Sunday 9 AM to 2 PM. Open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday, 6 PM to 10:30 PM.
The hotel does not have its own fitness facilities, but guests receive discounted access to a fitness center three blocks away.
Public 18-hole golf courses within five miles of the hotel include the Presidio Golf Club and the Lincoln Park Golf Course. Three miles away, Golden Gate Park has walking and running trails, a children's playground, gardens, and tennis courts. Ocean beaches, including Seal Rock, are five miles from the hotel.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- Accessible parking
- In-room accessibility
- Accessibility equipment for the deaf
- Braille or raised signage
The fine print for Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
When you arrive
Minimum check-in age is 18
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
When you leave
Check-out time is noon
How you can pay
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, JCB International, MasterCard, Visa
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
- Valet parking fee: USD 35 per day (in/out privileges)
- A pet fee will be charged
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night
We should mention
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.