Financial District - Embarcadero, San Francisco

Hotel Vitale-a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Carina Stebbins
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • AAA 4-Diamond serene boutique property along the Embarcadero waterfront
  • The rooftop terrace & Americano restaurant have stunning Bay Bridge & waterfront views
  • Complimentary car service within a 1-mile radius
  • The spa is on the penthouse floor & has an open-air hot tubs

"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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On the Embarcadero, the boutique Hotel Vitale draws a crowd with its prime location and what Condé Nast Traveler calls its "million-dollar view". With two outdoor terraces (on the fifth and eighth floors), the hotel looks out to glittering Bay Bridge and San Francisco’s waterfront. 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 and Saturday mornings.

If you plan to venture further afield, take advantage of the hotel’s free car service, which runs anywhere within a one-mile radius.

Rooms are spacious and minimalist, with the best facing out towards 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. Or, take a seat in the circular cocktail lounge with 180-degree street views. Polished floors and low sofas provide a sultry scene for happy hour.

Located on the penthouse floor, the exclusive spa has only three treatment rooms and is renowned for its open-air bathing rituals up on the rooftop terrace (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
  • "The most striking aspect... might be the rooftop deck’s million-dollar view of San Francisco Bay" -- Condé Nast Traveler



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Roof terrace


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

Room amenities

  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • ADA compliant rooms

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Two children under age 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, free of charge for one child under age 2. Extra beds available on request. Charges may apply and will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply and will be added to your bill at the hotel.

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.

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