Get an overview of this hotelHistoric San Francisco hotel near Union Square


Near cable car

Built in 1927, this 9-story downtown San Francisco hotel is 3 blocks from the California St cable car line, 6 blocks from Union Square, and 8 blocks from Chinatown and 9 blocks from Civic Center.

Free WiFi, wine reception

Complimentary evening wine receptions are held in Hotel Carlton's lobby nightly. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout.

Global influences

All 161 non-smoking guestrooms at Hotel Carlton feature Tibetan mountain-themed art, hand-painted Moroccan tables, ceiling fans, and marble-top desks.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This San Francisco hotel offers a 24-hour business center, meeting room, and complimentary wireless Internet access throughout. A complimentary wine reception is held nightly in the lobby amid the hotel's collection of international art and artifacts, which showcase cross-cultural design from Africa, India, Nepal and Asia.

The sleek Arabic-fusion restaurant, Saha, serves breakfast on weekends, and dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Guests receive discounted access to a nearby fitness center. Valet parking is available 6 AM-midnight.

  • Concierge services 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Restaurant 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 161 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Number of floors - 9 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Year Built 1927 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • One meeting room 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 750 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 70 
  • Free reception 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Free WiFi 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Saha - This Middle Eastern-style restaurant serves Arabic-fusion cuisine in a sleek space with dark-wood floors, bright red-lacquer seats, and red-leather upholstery. House specialties include Saha's own red curry served with stuffed acorn squash and tofu, classic Moroccan couscous, and lamb tagine with prunes and almonds. Open for brunch Saturdays 9 AM to 12 PM, Sunday 9 AM to 2 PM. Open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday, 6 PM to 10:30 PM.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel does not have its own fitness facilities, but guests receive discounted access to a fitness center three blocks away.

Public 18-hole golf courses within five miles of the hotel include the Presidio Golf Club and the Lincoln Park Golf Course. Three miles away, Golden Gate Park has walking and running trails, a children's playground, gardens, and tennis courts. Ocean beaches, including Seal Rock, are five miles from the hotel.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Braille or raised signage 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types


Pets allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


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We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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