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Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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

"Comfort of rooms and view!"
15 Apr, 2019 - Orange, CA, USA
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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.



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


  • 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)


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


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


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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 18 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra bed available upon request: US$35 plus tax, per night.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$30 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

A maximum of 2 children in a room.
Cribs available for one child under age 2.
Extra beds permitted in king bed rooms only.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at US$75 per pet 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

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.
These charges are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the hotel.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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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(19 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Vitale (part of Joie de Vivre), San Francisco (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Comfort of rooms and view!
Other Comments
Great food. Staff super helpful.
Kevin 15 Apr, 2019 Orange, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great room better location
Randall 15 Apr, 2019 Folsom, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The close proximity to ferry building and restaurants. And of course the views!!!
Other Comments
The coffee station could be improved. Cups are too small and the sugar/cream supplies was a mess. Would be nice to include some stevia
Teresa 07 Apr, 2019 Mill Valley, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location is fantastic, vibe is quiet yet warm.
Other Comments
Staff here are extremely helpful and pleasant in every way!!!
Heidi 05 Feb, 2019 Hollister, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The proximity of this hotel to Embarcadero and the Ferry Building is fabulous. This was the first time I've stayed in this area of the city. The room was spacious and the front desk and room service were both on point.
Other Comments
For the money I paid ($500/night), it seemed insane that I had no view. I overlooked this weird astroturf courtyard-type area. Other than feeling somewhat ripped off by the high rate, the experience was lovely.
Jessica 02 Feb, 2019 Henderson, NV, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
I booked a two queen bed ocean view room which promised to have expansive view of the Bay bridge, bay and the Ferry Building. But what I got is a partial ocean view room and can not see the bridge at all. The room was very small, basic and dated. When I asked the front desk, they said it is the only one available for that day. So it is definitely a disappointment. Because I only booked the hotel because of the view, other wise I wouldn't even go.
Jing 02 Jan, 2019 Saratoga, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and view
Other Comments
In -room coffee maker would be great
Nanette 05 Dec, 2018 Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Billed as luxury hotel but wasn't really.Just great location/view.
susan 27 Nov, 2018 Mill Valley, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The view was phenomenal. Very nice amenities and location.
Other Comments
Loved your hotel. Will definitely stay again.
michael 26 Nov, 2018 Manteca, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The view and location.
Cheryl 19 Nov, 2018 Atherton, CA, USA

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