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Hotel Cartwright Union Square

524 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Larkspur Hotel Union Square)
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Ranked #126 of 234 Hotels in San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Thurso, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Myself and my wife stayed at this hotel in June whilst spending 4 memorable nights in San Francisco. The hotel itself is basic but provides everything a tourist needs I.e bed,shower,free WiFi. The room we stayed in was a tad on the small side but we were not planning on being in it any longer than necessary whilst touring this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this hotel last minute after our travel agent made a mistake and booked the Sofitel in the Bay Area which is an hour and a half by public transport or a hundred dollar cab. So glad we booked into the Cartwright! As it was our honeymoon they put us in a suite, which was amazing, but I can... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Such friendly staff & a lovely atmosphere downstairs with mementos of this historic hotel, grand furniture & ceilings. My corner room was quaint but in need of renovation/updating & although the bathroom is mostly fine, it's in need of repairing cracks & peeling paint above the toilet. There is no safe. The room was not soundproof so it's easy to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a luxury hotel. The rooms are small, don't have air conditioning or a fridge or room safe. We did enjoy our stay here though because the location is fabulous! Not far from the Union Square, transport, Chinatown and lots of restaurants and opposite Walgrens. The staff are very helpful and friendly and gave us a lot of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cartwright is really well situated for downtown San Francisco, and is not far from Muni, tramcars or cable cars. The staff were extremely friendly, assisting us with booking a transfer to our next hotel. They don't serve breakfast, but you get a 20% discount at the extremely good local Loris' Diner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little boutique hotel, great staff, excellent location. Room was small but very comfortable with a Huge closet so it doesn't clutter the room. Valet parking is 41 a night FYI. Close to all districts, the hop on, hop off is a must. If you have the time, do yourself a favour, even if you aren't into wine, do Napa!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros - Great central location. You can walk to a lot of places and get there within half an hour. Restaurants, shopping, tourist areas, all within walking distance or can use cable cars. - Lovely and helpful staff. I read a few reviews where there were some complaints but I had no problems. Cons - No fridge. While there was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very nice stay here and was a great location. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Yes, the rooms are small, but I thought it was very quaint and comfortable - reminded of a hotel in Paris. You aren't in San Fran to hang out in your hotel anyways. I would definitely stay here again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel staff were very courteous, helpful and friendly. The hotel is very centrally located and walking distance to Union Square. The room was small, but clean and comfortable. The hotel has an 'old world charm'.

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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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