San Francisco

Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • AAA 4-Diamond serene boutique property along the Embarcadero waterfront
  • Both the rooftop terrace and onsite restaurant, Americano, boast stunning Bay Bridge views 
  • The penthouse-floor Spa Vitale features open-air deep-soaking tubs situated in a private bamboo garden

"A very attractive place to stay" -- Frommer's

Map & Directions

The hotel is a 30-minute drive from the San Francisco airport. There’s limited street parking in the area, but valet is available for an additional charge. The hotel is a 5-minute walk to Embarcadero Station (cable car line) and both BART and the ferry are nearby.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

On the Embarcadero waterfront, the boutique Hotel Vitale is known for its prime location and what Condé Nast Traveler calls its "million-dollar view." With two outdoor terraces (on the fifth and seventh floors), the hotel looks out onto the glittering Bay Bridge. It’s also directly across from the city’s Ferry Building, home to dozens of foodie shops and restaurants and a farmer’s market on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings.

Rooms are spacious and minimalist, with the best facing out toward the bay (although the other rooms are much quieter). Some have walk-in rain showers (many with deep-soaking tubs, as well). A nightly turndown service comes with a printout of the next day’s weather forecast and other thoughtful extras.

Fresh farm-to-table Italian dishes grace the menu at Americano, where diners overflow onto the heated patio during busy after-work hours. It's open for breakfast seven days a week and for dinner Monday through Saturday; lunch is served on weekdays only. The circular cocktail lounge with 180-degree street views is a great spot to people-watch over a drink. Polished floors and low sofas provide a sultry scene for happy hour.

Located on the penthouse floor, the exclusive Spa Vitale has three treatment rooms and is known for its deep-soaking tubs hidden in their outdoor rooftop bamboo garden (charges apply). On the second floor, there’s also a small in-house gym.

From the press:
  • "Location, location, location…the 199-room Vitale has it in spades" -- Travel + Leisure
  • "A very attractive place to stay, especially if you book one of the suites with 270-degree San Francisco views" -- Frommer’s

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet Wi-fi included in nightly Resort Fee.

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

The minimum age to check-in is 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 18 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.

A maximum of 2 children in a room.
Cribs available on request, free of charge for one child under age 2.
Extra beds available on request and in king bed rooms only; $35 per night.
The extra person fee of $30 applies for the 3rd / 4th guest in the room.
Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: US$75 per stay.

The fee is non-refundable and will be added to your bill at the hotel.
No fees apply for service animals.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$35 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

This fee includes:

  • 12% discount at Spa Vitale and all Spa products
  • Tier 1 Wi-Fi access in guest rooms and common areas of the hotel
  •  24 hour Business Center (Located on the 2nd Floor)
  •  24 hour Fitness center (Located on the 2nd Floor)
  •  Daily passes available to the YMCA (walking distance) - experience exclusive classes (yoga and fitness) and 25-meter lap pool
  • Access to Outdoor Terraces (Located on the 5th, 7th & 8th Floors)
  •  Coffee and Tea service starting at 4am in Americano Restaurant
  •  Nespresso machines (upon availability)
  •  Nightly Shoe Shine as requested

**Please note this fee is waived when booking the Travelzoo Deal**

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: A Valet Parking Fee of $62 per night and $72 for oversized vehicles applies, both subject to 14% tax.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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