Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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20 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

With its waterfront location across from the San Francisco Ferry Building on the edge of downtown, the Hotel Vitale is an ideal launchpad to explore San Francisco. Full review →



Soothing inoffensive modern furnishings, dreamy bedding, wicked views of the Embarcadero (be sure to hit the roof decks).


Bon Appétit

Embarcadero waterfront hotel that neighbors the Ferry Building. Full review →



The Vitale promotes California-style serenity with free daily yoga classes—often held in the penthouse studio—and private soaking tubs in the spa's rooftop garden.


Condé Nast Traveler 80.8

For earthy types, lavender-scented hallways are lit by leaf-patterned panels that suggest forest canopies, and complimentary yoga classes are held in the penthouse studio. Full review →


DK Eyewitness

Situated along the Embarcadero, it has all the advantages of a destination resort, in the heart of the city.


Fodor's Tick Choice

"Luxury, naturally," the theme of this eight-story terraced bay-front hotel, is apparent in every thoughtful detail. Full review →


Frommer's 34

In addition to its prime location... Hotel Vitale looks pretty darn chic... Excellent service from the well-trained staff. Full review →


Gayot 48

This 199-room, Joie de Vivre property brings classy, boutique style to the Embarcadero --- an area infamous for its big, less-than-personal hotels. Full review →



Situated right across the street from the Ferry Building, this super-holistic hotel has a full menu of spa treatments for both vacationing and business travelers in addition to plush amenities. Full review →



Zen palace of reclaimed wood, with water views and a rooftop spa, a buzzy bar and market-fresh Italian fare. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

The ugly exterior disguises a fashion-forward hotel, with echoes of mid-century-modern design enhanced by up-to-the-minute luxuries. Full review →


Michelin Guide

It's right on the waterfront set along the revitalized Embarcadero. It's urbane and chic with a definitive tranquility.


Oyster 4.0

The stylish, 200-room Hotel Vitale has an ideal location on the Financial District's revitalized waterfront... a great luxury choice. Full review →


Rough Guide Tick Star

Steps from the Ferry Building, this luxury boutique hotel boasts 199 elegant contemporary rooms.


Star Service Tick 4

This stylish Joie de Vivre hotel may boast 200 quarters, but its excellent service and well-designed guest rooms and public areas create a boutique sensibility. Full review →


The Telegraph 8.0

Modern and stylish, the boutique Hotel Vitale is poised by the waterfront on the Embarcadero, within easy reach of the Financial District and the arty, hip SoMa neighbourhood. Full review →


Time Out 70

Blessed with a truly dramatic location on the Embarcadero... Joie de Vivre's Hotel Vitale is otherwise discreet in its stylishness. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Location, location, location… the 199-room Vitale has it in spades. Full review →


Zagat 4.5

"Chic" and "ultramodern", this "gorgeous" Embarcadero oasis is a "favorite" for "special occasions" and "staycations" thanks to its "luxurious", "gorgeous" rooms.

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Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel

4.5 Star Hotel hotelvitale.com

8 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

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