Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre hotel
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Left Monterey about mid-day after the very enjoyable whale watching, headin for San-Fran-Cisco! Arrived at hotel approx 4pm, Sadly no upgrade, I think the girl in the white dress got in there before us!! Anyway, lovely room and great view of Bay Bridge. Quick outfit change and we were out to explore. The sun was warm but the wind was cold!!! First …
... about 300 feet tall and are over 16 feet in diameter. It was interesting to see the trees growing in circles around the mother tree as the tress propagate themselves from shoots that come up from the base of the tree. It was a pleasant walk down to Eagle creek. The water was warm enough to have a paddle.
The drive back to San Francisco was through some forests with tall trees and narrow winding roads with ...
... a success! Navigating San Francisco was a breeze thanks to Sara's map and clear directions. Going around San Francisco was a lot easier than Beijing since San Francisco was smaller and everyone spoke English. People were so nice in San Francisco. San Francisco was a place I heard about growing up and I had a desire to see it, but I never thought hat I would actually see it. So glad that I chose to come out to the Bay Area for a vacation after my time in Beijing.
... t push it up the ramp onto the gangplank.
To rub salt into the wounds we were stuck behind her again because she did not have her passport nor her customs declaration out and we weren’t allowed to pass them and they were in our queue for non North Americans. They got served first and we got served pretty soon after – we were the 2nd in the queue…I don’t know if any other non-North Americans had ...
... but it was really peaceful and pretty. We spent some time just sitting on a bench then went back towards the street to get a bud back to the hostel. By the time we got back it was getting dark so we ate in the room then went out for another walk. I wanted a Christmas hat but they were impossible to find. So we went back to the room to skype our families for Christmas. It took a few hours and we were so tired by the end of it. Oh and we did some washing ...
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The Hotel Vitale is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in - I left feeling completely relaxed and refreshed. I stayed in one of the circular rooms with the 270 degree view of the bay. There is a yoga studio on the roof with complimentary yoga classes as well as a spa. You can also request to have a bath drawn for you. The bed is extremely comfortable - I had a great night sleep. The service is outstanding. The hotel is also pet friendly (there is even a pet massage).
I booked the hotel for four nights, from March 11 to March 15. The room I was given was quite nice, except for the fact that it was designed for folks with disabilities and had no bathtub.
Why do the people in the offices look at me?
While hotel is lovely, the rooms are a bit expensive for the side of the building with no real view. I picked the least expensive room not knowing and only going on price as "there isn't a bad room here" and "all rooms have a view". Yeah right! The place looks wonderful and the staff is very helpful, however the people in the office building can see you and wave. The rooms are a little dark requiring the use of lamps even during daylight hours (not very progressive for San Francisco's style).
Overall, I would say its a lot of style but no real substance and at the price it isn't worth it. There are too many hotels in the area. Maybe the room with the view of the water. Hmmm....
Upscale elegance - amazing location - awesome tubs and view. The decks off the suites upstairs give a view of the Ferry Building, Bay Bridge, and the waterfront. Nice spa tubs, great chef, originally from Rubicon and Belon, fantastic lounge....swanky but not snooty or uptight like some of the other boutique hoteleries...
The rooms have flat screens in them, nice bedding, great furniture. Very modern but comfortable design. Very personable staff. LOVE IT!
A must for San Fran
Well, dont miss this one! I visit San Fran from Australia regularly and have stayed at all the 4-4.5 star hotels in town over the years. The Hotel Vitale is divine. Ideally located across from the ferry building-which now offers Fantastic dinning (The Slanted door, Market Bar, Hog Island Oyster Co.) A great Farmers market at the weekend and more.
A short walk to the financial district. The rooms are beautiful Superb Decor, beds to die for, soft throws, great robes flat screen TV. I joined the JDV hospitality Experience rewards loyalty program which usually gets you a complimentary upgrade. There is free Wi Fi. They are currently running grand opening specials For Business or pleasure this is my number one choice
We arrived just four days after this new hotel, at the foot of Mission St at the Embarcadero opened. Needless to say the "systems" weren't yet fine tuned, the computer was a bit slow, and lobby furniture was being rearranged. This was more than compensated for by a friendly staff, trying to be very helpful, large rooms with sleek modern furnishings and amenities, and great views of the bay and Bay Bridge. The beds are comfortable, and the lighting is good. It's a 15 minute walk to Union Square, but a great location for runners, with easy access to the Embarcadero.
I recently stayed at Hotel Vitale and loved every minute. Great location. Friendly Staff. Spacious Room with a Comfortable bed. I am seriously thinking of mimicing the design style for my own bedroom. And you have to love the complimentary Fresh products.
Relax at the New Hotel Vitale!
We stayed at Hotel Vitale on their opening night! Excellent Service and
THE most comfortable beds/linens made our stay so pleasant. We did not have time for the spa or soaking tubs on the roof but will definitely try them
on our next visit.
Just across from the newly renovated Ferry Building/ Organic Farmer's Market, Restaurants, Cafes, coffeehouse, bakery,.....Foodies' dream world.
Do not need car---hotel is just beside BART and MUNI (SF's wonderful public transport)
Expensive overnight parking.
Even though it is at the heart of the Embarcadero, the rooms were
very tranquil and I didn't wake up because of the street noise like I have before at Union Square.
It is the most beautiful hotel in SF
JDV did a beautiful job on this outstanding hotel! You could not ask for anything more in the hotel!
The beds were better than a Westin heavenly bed. The amenities, well they were so good, I went on line and bought some.
I was so lucky to be 1 of the first guests to stay at the Hotel Vitale, and let me say, they had all the bugs out before they even opened, you normally don't find this anywhere else.
Can't wait for my next stay there