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 50 Bowery, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    New York City, NY
    #1 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 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.) Keep in mind that there is a daily hotel fee that includes Wi-Fi access, use of the fitness center, free coffee in the lobby, dining discounts, concierge service and more. 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 Talbott Hotel, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    Chicago, IL
    #2 in Best Joie de Vivre Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3663 reviewsTripAdvisor (3663)
    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 3663 reviewsTripAdvisor (3663)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
    San Francisco, CA
    #3 in Best Joie de Vivre Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1928 reviewsTripAdvisor (1928)
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    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 1928 reviewsTripAdvisor (1928)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Lincoln, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    Chicago, IL
    #4 in Best Joie de Vivre Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2542 reviewsTripAdvisor (2542)
    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 2542 reviewsTripAdvisor (2542)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    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 based on 3400 reviewsTripAdvisor (3400)
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    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 based on 3400 reviewsTripAdvisor (3400)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Liaison Capitol Hill, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    Washington, DC
    #6 in Best Joie de Vivre Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 158 reviewsTripAdvisor (158)
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    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 158 reviewsTripAdvisor (158)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Park South Hotel, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    New York, NY
    #7 in Best Joie de Vivre Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2837 reviewsTripAdvisor (2837)
    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 2837 reviewsTripAdvisor (2837)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Galleria Park Hotel, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    San Francisco, CA
    #8 in Best Joie de Vivre Hotels & Resorts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2640 reviewsTripAdvisor (2640)

    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 2640 reviewsTripAdvisor (2640)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hotel Revival, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
    Baltimore, MD
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 216 reviewsTripAdvisor (216)
    Free WiFi

    Culture lovers will feel right at home at the Hotel Revival, which sits in Baltimore's Mount Vernon neighborhood and flaunts a collection of art curated from a local program. Once a private mansion, the hotel showcases Baltimore's storied culture throughout its common areas and guest rooms. After walking or driving past the parks, galleries and churches that dot the surrounding area, travelers will step into the hotel's lobby, which displays a massive mural commemorating the area's history. Each of Hotel Revival's uniquely decorated accommodations comes equipped with free Wi-Fi access, a minifridge, a 49-inch smart TV and Jonathan Adler bath products. On-site amenities include valet parking (for a fee), a 24-hour fitness center, two restaurants and a karaoke bar. And when you're ready to explore the city, the concierge can point you in the right direction. One drawback: Despite not having a pool, a spa or a business center, this property charges a $12.95 nightly amenity fee on top of room rates, which some recent guests said already felt expensive. However, other past visitors said that they had a unique and outstanding time at this hotel, which is about a mile north of Baltimore's Inner Harbor.   

    Baltimore, MD
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 216 reviewsTripAdvisor (216)
    4.0-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 1232 reviewsTripAdvisor (1232)

    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 1232 reviewsTripAdvisor (1232)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
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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 2484 reviewsTripAdvisor (2484)
    Free WiFi

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    Union Square(1.17 mi)
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    San Francisco, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2484 reviewsTripAdvisor (2484)
    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 760 reviewsTripAdvisor (760)
    Free WiFi
    Hotel Avante, A Joie de Vivre Hotel is a 3 star hotel. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 760 reviews.
    Mountain View, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 760 reviewsTripAdvisor (760)
    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 190 reviewsTripAdvisor (190)

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    Union Square(2.15 mi)
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    San Francisco, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 190 reviewsTripAdvisor (190)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
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    Wild Palms Hotel, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    Sunnyvale, CA
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1274 reviewsTripAdvisor (1274)
    Free WiFi
    Wild Palms Hotel, A Joie de Vivre Hotel is a 3 star hotel located at 910 E Fremont Ave in San Jose. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 1274 reviews.
    Sunnyvale, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1274 reviewsTripAdvisor (1274)
    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 737 reviewsTripAdvisor (737)
    Free WiFi
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    Santa Clara, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 737 reviewsTripAdvisor (737)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi

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