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Hotel Cartwright Union Square

524 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Larkspur Hotel Union Square)
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Hotel Cartwright Union Square
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Ranked #129 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What originally drew my partner and I to this hotel was its location, the affordability, and some room features our hotel, at the time, didn't have (iron/ironing board/coffee facilities etc). The Front Desk/Concierge Staff were the only staff we encountered, and they were lovely and willingly, helpful people. Nothing but friendly. What we didn't expect was the dank, dark and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel, staff and city were amazing. Would go back again tomorrow. It is in a perfect spot for a short walk to all sights. It is close to a trolley bus stop. And just around the corner from the vibrant Union Square. We only stayed for 3 days, now we wished we had stayed longer.

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Strasbourg, France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is well located, a few steps from Union Square. The staff is friendly and the hotel is clean. My bedroom was small and very dark, with a view on the very close next door building. I had to turn the light on, even on a bright and sunny day. The bed was comfortable though. The bathroom was old... More 

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Vacaville, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had tickets to the orpheum theater and chose our overnight stay at this hotel as it is walking distance of the theater. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. The rooms were cute, semi clean, but very small (10 feet by 12 feet). The bathroom was even smaller, you had 3 feet of room between the... More 

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Picton, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 4 days staying in this hotel and enjoyed our stay very much. The hotel staff were very helpful and the room was very clean. The location is quite central and i would recommend this hotel to all travellers.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellente location (a block from Union Square, in front of a Walgreens and Seven Eleven, several Diners, and the Cable Car stop), spotless lobby, helpful staff, rooms (and bathroom) are a bit old and a little small, but the large closet made up for it.

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Oroville, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is older but the staff is great. The area that the hotel is in has every thing you want. Restaurants, Walgreens, CVS, 7-11, dry cleaning , shopping and more. Plus the Powell Cable Car is in walking distance.Everything is easy walking distance The next time we come to San Francisco we will stay here. It reminded us of... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is well presented but not flashy, but you get what you pay for. We got a good price for our 3 night stay in San Francisco and for that we got good accommodation and helpful staff. The hotel is located one block from Union Square in the centre of the city. There is a lot to see and... More 

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La Quinta, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found the hotel quite charming. Yes, it's an older hotel, and as previous reviews have noted, the rooms are quite small. This is part of the historic appeal. It wasn't a problem for me, who hangs out in their room while in San Francisco anyway? There is some street noise, mainly the trolley bells. But I did not find... More 

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DFW, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived a bit early for check in, but were given a room immediately. It faced Sutter on the 3rd floor. Quirky historic hotel, the kind where all the woodwork is painted over and over again. Street noise was bad, but it is the city. Furnishings were shabby, but bed, pillows, towels and tub/shower were all excellent. We kept reminding... More 

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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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