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Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

8 Mission Street | San Francisco, CA 94105  [SEE MAP]San Francisco, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Excellent location across from the Ferry Building Marketplace
Daily $35 resort fee does not include parking expenses
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
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 200 rooms
Primary View
City center, Bay



  • 4.0Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews

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Hotel Vitale is right on the Embarcadero, across from the Ferry Building. There's easy access to Muni and BART, and it really feels like San Francisco, with great views of the water and the Bay Bridge.


Its 200 rooms are warm and spacious, with a soothing neutral palette, free Wi-Fi, and upscale amenities such as Bose sound systems, LCD TVs, fully stocked minibars, and limestone bathrooms. Americano Restaurant & Bar is known for its popular happy hour, which spills over to its cute outdoor terrace, and the spa offers a serene bamboo patio with soaking tubs.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2128 have reviewed the Hotel Vitale, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2128 reviews 4.0 (based on 2128 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Hotel Vitale's standard rooms feature a spa-like atmosphere. Guests should expect limestone bathrooms, decor in soothing tones of blue, gray and dark brown, and details like a sprig of lavender tucked behind each number plate. When booking a room, ask for a room facing the waterfront if you'd prefer a view of San Francisco Bay.
  • Bathrooms feature Jonathan Adler bath products
  • A daily urban retreat fee of $35 includes Wi-Fi, access to the YMCA, a 12% discount at the spa and a nightly shoe shine
Nightly resort fee$35

Standard room size310 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

One block inland from San Francisco's iconic shops-laden Ferry Building, Hotel Vitale is in the heart of the tourist-friendly Embarcadero District. Guests are within walking distance of the waterfront and public transit BART stations, where they can catch trains that can transport them all over the city. This prime location also puts travelers right by many top restaurants.
  • Valet parking only
  • San Francisco International Airport 15 miles south; Oakland International Airport 19 miles southeast
  • 24-hour valet parking ($62)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Hotel Vitale's on-site Americano Restaurant & Bar features a circular bar in addition to al fresco dining with views of the bay. The menu features modern Italian-meets-Californian cuisine like bruschetta topped with Pacific prawns and gnocchi topped with creme fraiche, sprouts and bacon. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hours here.

    Number of restaurants1

    Cuisine TypesItalian

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • free breakfast


    The Hotel Vitale's penthouse-level spa has sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge from its treatment rooms, including the private outdoor bamboo garden featuring a deep soaking tub. In this secluded spot, visitors can enjoy a customized hydrotherapy session featuring lavender bath milk powder in addition to music and even herbal beverages.
    • Spa is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday; it's open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday it's open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Guests enjoy a 12% discount on spa services and some products because of the daily urban amenity fee

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna


    Hotel Vitale's small fitness center provides guests with weight and cardio machines in addition to free weights. The daily $35 urban retreat fee also includes access to the YMCA for guests who prefer a larger gym.
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


      Hotel Vitale offers a variety of indoor and outdoor multipurpose spaces. Business professionals can host their events indoors in two different penthouse suites, the Capri Boardroom or on one of the many outdoor terraces.
      • 24-hour business center with PC and Mac platforms

      Number of meeting rooms9

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available


      Pets are allowed at Hotel Vitale for an additional fee of $75 (owners must also sign a waiver), but pets must be on a leash or in a crate at all times in public spaces of the hotel.
      • Weight limit of 30 pounds
      • Pets allowed (free)
      • Dog walking
      • Pet-sitting


      Wedding parties can hold outdoor ceremonies on the roof with views of the Bay Bridge, or they can have their festivities on the fifth-floor Plaza Terrace complete with vistas of the downtown skyline, The Embarcadero, The Ferry Building and San Francisco Bay. Indoor options include the main event room, The Amalfi Coast, featuring large widows providing street views.
      • Catering from the Americano restaurant is available

      Maximum wedding guest capacity120

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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