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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 #128 of 234 Hotels in San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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Palm Springs, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a $75.00 room in any other city than San Francisco. Although it was clean and cheerful I have stayed at boutique hotels in Europe that were far superior. The hotel has the location but nothing else. No active bar or food service, one elevator, no air and badly in need of renovation. It does best with foreign travelers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We searched for a nice little hotel in the center of the city and found this nice little hotel perfect location near the union square and Chinatown. The interior is a little bit old fashioned but it's clean the staff is really kind and helpful! The radiator on our room heated like hell last night though it was switched off.... More 

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Westlake Village, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Considering that this hotel is adjacent to Marriott at Union Square and Sir Francis Drake, it is ideally located in the heart of San Francisco. Also, having stayed at the Sir Francis Drake, this hotel's room sizes are much larger and very well designed for about a third the price. Small bathroom, but clean, well-maintained interior with a spacious lobby... More 

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Wellesbourne Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for the first two nights of our Californian holiday. Very comfy beds and good basic facilities. Staff were helpful. Ideally located for Union Square, cable cars and diners. Loris Diner 50m away does a great breakfast.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very cozy yet beautiful hotel only a block away from the busy Union Square. Very tastefully decorated lobby and rooms, although the room was quite small for two people. The single beds were a bit on the small side but still very comfortable. The staff were very friendly and provided great assistance in getting around the city. They even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here one night and it was nice. I was not in-love with the place, but it was clean and well located. For a couple or business trip its a great option, but with a family I would think hard. I would go back if the price is good!

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Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is in a good location, just around Union Square. Service was good. The rooms could definitely need a renovation, but were clean. Due to thin walls, the rooms were a bit noisy (but it was New Year's Eve, so it was loud anyway and noone cared)

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Santa Rosa, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming, Cozy, Centrally Located, SF Retreat, which surprised and pleased us in every way -- especially after some of the less flattering reviews we read here after making our reservations for our two night stay. We had a lovely, bright, sun drenched Queen room, which though small, just made it all the more charming and cozy to us, and we... More 

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Goodyear, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location for shopping and restaurants. If your a runner take a walk to the pier for a nice run. Then have lunch at the ferry building lots of choices. Über makes getting around affordable. Save your money take bart into the city. The hotel is reasonable and the staff are friendly.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a central hotel just off Union Square within walking distance of shops and restaurant. Extremely friendly staff, a special thank you to the front desk who upgraded us. We would definitely stay here again.

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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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