Best Joie de Vivre Hotels & Resorts

Joie de Vivre Hotels & Resorts opened the doors to its first hotel in 1987. Since then, the... READ MORE
Joie de Vivre Hotels & Resorts opened the doors to its first hotel in 1987. Since then, the company has built a reputation as a boutique luxury hotel brand, boasting a portfolio of nearly 20 hotels in U.S. cities like San Francisco, New York City and Chicago. Joie de Vivre properties are best described as casually chic, with bright, airy decor and upscale amenities like award-winning restaurants and spas. In 2011, Joie de Vivre joined forces with Thompson Hotels, and in 2016, they both became part of Two Roads Hospitality's family. Joie de Vivre rewards loyal guests through its Joy of Life Club, the perks of which include complimentary hotel stays, as well as unique experiences (like surf lessons and spa treatments). The following Joie de Vivre hotels appear on our Best Hotels in the USA rankings lists.

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    Hotel Vitale
    San Francisco, CA
    #1 in Best Joie de Vivre Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1912 reviewsTripAdvisor (1912)
    Free WiFi

    Sitting on the Embarcadero across from the Ferry Building Marketplace, this Joie de Vivre property caters to both business and leisure travelers looking to be at the center of it all without sacrificing watery views. Hotel Vitale's guest rooms come stocked with amenities like minifridges, Bose sound systems and LCD televisions. But what guests especially love is the soothing atmosphere in the accommodations, created by the rich blues and earthy, neutral tones. If this sea-like decor doesn't do the trick, seek a little extra relaxation at the on-site Spa Vitale, which offers a variety of relaxing treatments to help you unwind. After a long day of sightseeing or pampering, satiate your appetite with Italian fare at Americano Restaurant & Bar.

    San Francisco, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1912 reviewsTripAdvisor (1912)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Talbott Hotel, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    Chicago, IL
    #2 in Best Joie de Vivre Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3614 reviewsTripAdvisor (3614)
    Free WiFi

    Located in the Near North part of Chicago, The Talbott Hotel is known for rolling out a red carpet experience. In addition to offering standard hotel amenities like a fitness center and meeting rooms, this Joie de Vivre property specializes in truly boutique hospitality. Guests say the customer service here is exceptional and find the hotel's elegant decor refreshingly well-appointed. Visitors love the draped curtains and luxury linens found in the guest rooms, as well as the unique furniture and city views. Accommodations receive mixed reviews though, and some past guests were disappointed with their room's storage options. This hotel appeals to both business and leisure travelers with its convenient location, dog-friendly policies and tasty American fare served at the in-house restaurant, 20 East. But it could be possible that those who love this hotel most are young girls: The Talbott Hotel offers special American Girl Place packages, which include perks like a travel bed for your American Girl doll, milk and two Sprinkles cupcakes at turndown, and for an additional fee, a horse-drawn carriage ride to American Girl Place on The Magnificent Mile.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3614 reviewsTripAdvisor (3614)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Lincoln, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    Chicago, IL
    #3 in Best Joie de Vivre Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2357 reviewsTripAdvisor (2357)
    Free WiFi

    Nestled along the southwestern edge of Chicago's Lincoln Park, this Joie de Vivre hotel serves as a convenient home base for visitors to the Windy City looking for just a touch of peace and quiet. Recent guests say the Hotel Lincoln's well-equipped rooms offer a restful night's sleep. Rooms represent what the hotel calls "classic urban Midwest charm of Chicago," featuring in-room amenities like HD TVs, iHome docking stations, coffee makers and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Meanwhile, on-site perks include a fitness center and complimentary seasonal bike rentals. Recent visitors commend the Hotel Lincoln's employees as some of the most personable and helpful they've encountered. Plus the property is home to two restaurants that earn a thumbs-up from guests and locals alike. Perennial Virant dishes out expertly crafted farm-to-table cuisine, while The J. Parker (on the hotel's rooftop) provides panoramic park and lake views along with a smattering of cocktails and lighter bites.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2357 reviewsTripAdvisor (2357)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Galleria Park Hotel, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    San Francisco, CA
    #4 in Best Joie de Vivre Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2237 reviewsTripAdvisor (2237)
    Free WiFi

    San Francisco's Galleria Park Hotel offers three accommodation styles with modern headboards, chrome light fixtures and neutral color palettes with bright artwork. Standard amenities include flat-screen TVs, honor bars, Illy espresso machines and desks with ergonomic chairs, while upgraded spaces feature skyline views and sofa beds. Plus, all room rates cover services like in-room Wi-Fi access and daily wine receptions. Past travelers had mixed feelings about this Joie de Vivre outpost's rooms (some described them as small, while others said they were reasonably sized given the location). Additionally, many prior guests appreciated the property's free amenities and rooftop garden, which has benches and a walking track. If you'd rather break a sweat indoors, the hotel houses a fitness center with cardio and weight-training equipment. Three event spaces and a 24-hour business center are also available on-site. When you've worked up an appetite, visit the adjacent Gaspar restaurant, which has a Parisian-inspired menu and two bars that serve Champagne and various cognac cocktails. Or, check out one of the Financial District's other eateries. Then, make your way to Union Square or Market Street, where the city's famous cable cars can be found.

    San Francisco, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2237 reviewsTripAdvisor (2237)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    San Francisco, CA
    #5 in Best Joie de Vivre Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2915 reviewsTripAdvisor (2915)
    Free WiFi

    Located near Union Square in downtown San Francisco, The Marker oozes with style. The lobby area looks like a scene from a Renaissance painting, with arched doorways, towering columns, velvety furnishings and sweeping murals. The guest rooms, on the other hand, are colorful and whimsical, with striped walls and floral accents. The hotel provides contemporary amenities like LCD flat-screen TVs, iHome stereo systems and honor bars. Guests rave about the chic (albeit small) rooms, but they make sure to save some compliments for the friendly hotel staff and the tasty cuisine Italian served at Tratto. Visitors are also fond of the complimentary morning coffee and evening wine receptions hosted in the lobby. And those with four legged friends needn't leave them at home. The hotel not only has designated pet-friendly rooms but leaves water bowls scattered throughout the property in case your pup gets thirsty.

    San Francisco, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2915 reviewsTripAdvisor (2915)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel 50 Bowery NYC, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    New York City, NY
    #6 in Best Joie de Vivre Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 525 reviewsTripAdvisor (525)
    Free WiFi

    A trendy newcomer to the Lower East Side in Manhattan, Hotel 50 Bowery NYC opened in May 2017 and is the first Joie de Vivre hotel in New York City. Travelers laud the views from the rooms and the rooftop, the modern decor and the friendly hotel staff. Accommodations are equipped with free Wi-Fi access, stocked minifridges, personal steamers and Jonathan Adler toiletries. All feature neutral colors like white, gray and wood, with colorful accent linens, textured walls and original artwork. (The only standard amenity some felt was missing from their rooms was a coffee maker; one can be requested from the front desk.) Previous guests highly recommend the 21st-floor rooftop bar and lounge, The Crown, for its excellent skyline views and its tasty libations and small plates. Those looking for a more substantial meal can savor Asian cuisine at Rice & Gold or explore the surrounding eateries in Chinatown. The property can also host meetings, events and weddings in any of its indoor or outdoor venues. While Hotel 50 Bowery is slightly removed from the city's major attractions, travelers can easily access them via two nearby subway stations. Plus, the hotel's location puts guests near Brooklyn and many of Manhattan's vibrant neighborhoods, including SoHo, the East Village and Little Italy.

    New York City, NY
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 525 reviewsTripAdvisor (525)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Liaison Capitol Hill, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    Washington, DC
    #7 in Best Joie de Vivre Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 726 reviewsTripAdvisor (726)
    Free WiFi

    With 343 stylish rooms, this boutique Capitol Hill hotel impresses guests with its modern decor and enviable accessibility to top D.C. sites like the National Mall and the Smithsonian Museums. Guest rooms exude contemporary, residential-inspired comfort with modern lighting, stylish furnishings, complimentary Wi-Fi access, iPod docking stations and flat-screen TVs. Guests can take advantage of the 24-hour fitness center or lounge by the rooftop pool during the warmer months. When it's time to dine, visit the award-winning chef Art Smith's Southern-inspired culinary delights at the in-house restaurant, Art and Soul. This top-rated restaurant earns high praise from recent guests and serves as a welcome gathering place for neighborhood residents, Capitol Hill professionals and travelers. 

    Washington, DC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 726 reviewsTripAdvisor (726)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Park South Hotel, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    New York, NY
    #8 in Best Joie de Vivre Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2518 reviewsTripAdvisor (2518)
    Free WiFi

    Travelers have great things to say about this boutique hotel in Manhattan. Recent guests raved about the Park South Hotel's location, just half a block from the 28th Street subway station and within walking distance of Madison Square Park, Herald Square and the Empire State Building, and added that the excellent staff here made their stays particularly memorable. But the hotel's employees aren't the only notable aspect. The property's sleek accommodations feature a slate gray, white and dark charcoal color scheme, with chandeliers hanging from high ceilings and large windows that provide city views. While some noted the rooms are on the smaller side, they come with free Wi-Fi access and turndown service with chocolates at night. Complimentary treats all around are another part of Park South Hotel's charm: The hotel offers a nightly wine and cheese reception Monday to Thursday and sweet and savory baked goods in the morning, plus coffee and juice. But if you're looking for a little more sustenance, you can head to Roof at Park South, the hotel's seasonal rooftop lounge, O YA, a Japanese restaurant that offers multicourse menus; or Covina Bar & Restaurant, which serves American-Mediterranean fare.

    New York, NY
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2518 reviewsTripAdvisor (2518)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Saguaro Scottsdale, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
    Scottsdale, AZ
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 885 reviewsTripAdvisor (885)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    The Saguaro hotel brings a pop of color to the Arizona desert. Featuring bright accent colors both inside and out, this member of the Joie de Vivre family is certainly a treat for the eyes. Visitors praise the guest room decor; each room is designed around one specific color, with elements like old photographs and contemporary furnishings adding a unique twist. Each room also comes equipped with a private balcony or patio, a deep-soaking tub and high-tech amenities like flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations. The Saguaro — located on the cusp of Scottsdale's Old Town and Arts District — also pampers visitors with its on-site swim and spa club. Recent guests especially love the hotel's dog-friendly policies. Meanwhile, The Saguaro's inclusion in the Joy of Life Club means that you can use rewards points for free nights and other discounts.

    Scottsdale, AZ
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 885 reviewsTripAdvisor (885)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Kabuki, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    San Francisco, CA
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2228 reviewsTripAdvisor (2228)
    Free WiFi

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    Union Square(1.17 mi)
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    San Francisco, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2228 reviewsTripAdvisor (2228)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Waterfront Hotel, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    Oakland, CA
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1180 reviewsTripAdvisor (1180)
    Free WiFi

    The Waterfront Hotel offers guests brightly appointed accommodations that feature deep, bold blues and nautical themes perfectly suited to its bayside setting. All rooms at this Joie de Vivre property come fully equipped with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi access and sound-resistant windows, which help muffle the trains that occasionally run nearby. The hotel provides a complimentary wine and cheese hour on weekdays, and guests can enjoy northern Italian fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the in-house restaurant, Lungomare. More dining options are within walking distance along Jack London Square. Other on-site amenities include a heated pool and a fitness center. Self-parking is not available, but the property offers valet parking for a fee. Complimentary shuttles take guests to BART and downtown Oakland, California. Plus, with the San Francisco Bay Ferry and the Amtrak station both walkable from the hotel, and an endless array of attractions are available. Some recent visitors warn that the nearby trains can be noisy though.

    Oakland, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1180 reviewsTripAdvisor (1180)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Monterey Tides, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    Monterey, CA
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 1514 reviewsTripAdvisor (1514)
    Free WiFi

    Guests raved about the ocean views from the lobby and restaurant at Monterey Tides. The pet-friendly hotel, which some guests said needs to be updated, is located on the beach 3 miles from downtown Monterey, California. Rooms have 42-inch flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi access, coffee makers, oceanfront or inland views and pool towels. Other offerings on the property include a heated outdoor pool, an oceanfront courtyard, bike rentals, surfboard and bike storage, s’more kits and a fitness center, though the property does charge a resort fee. Monterey Tides also has two restaurants, including Bar Sebastián open 2- 11 p.m. daily and Vizcaino Waterfront Food + Drink, which has ocean views and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This hotel is 3 miles away from the Monterey Regional Airport.

    Monterey, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 1514 reviewsTripAdvisor (1514)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Avante, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    Mountain View, CA
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 636 reviewsTripAdvisor (636)
    Free WiFi
    Hotel Avante, A Joie de Vivre Hotel is a 3 star hotel. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 636 reviews.
    Mountain View, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 636 reviewsTripAdvisor (636)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Laurel Inn, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    San Francisco, CA
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 94 reviewsTripAdvisor (94)
    Free WiFi

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    Union Square(2.15 mi)
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    San Francisco, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 94 reviewsTripAdvisor (94)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Avatar Hotel, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    Santa Clara, CA
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 552 reviewsTripAdvisor (552)
    Free WiFi
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    Santa Clara, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 552 reviewsTripAdvisor (552)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi