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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 #131 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    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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Baltimore, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arriving after midnight, the night manager was nice but difficult to understand. I took the ride up in the ONE elevator to the 8th floor to find a room that was no bigger than my walk in closet at home. And it was hot - looking for an AC, I realized that the room only had a ceiling fan -... More 

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Coimbatore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would not recommend any area in this hotel especially if you don't have any work in the same area.. Parking is a pain ... the parking is extra in this hotel.. That too, outside the hotel.. The rooms very very antique... With fans & and lights with a pull down rope on the fan.. The rooms were also very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the 3 stars I gave, I was quite pleased with my stay here. The hotel has a perfect location nearby Union Square. This is not a chain hotel, fortunately. Hotel's long history is still visible and gives an original feel and character to it. I like it. The room was small and there was a tiny bathroom and walk-in... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel during a work-related conference held at the Moscone Center. The place was very conveniently located. Right near Union Square, many restaurants, a cable car stop, and the Center itself, it seemed that most things were in reach. The room itself was clean (but very small). As long as you understand that this is meant to... More 

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Fraser, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our experience at the Hotel Cartwright. It's located in a very safe/popular area of Union Square. The Staff was incredibly helpful and friendly (special thanks to Concierge Kevin). I had read reviews knocking the size of the rooms. They were definitely small, but I had to admire the efficient use of space. The rates were very reasonable and... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel allows dogs, so all night long doors were banging with a lot of barking going on. ?Rooms were dark and dim and the bathroom was really small. we used a lot of points for this room with the only amenity, 2 bathrobes. Steam heat was noisy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I only stayed at the Cartwright for one night, but I'd definitely go back if I'm ever in SF again. My room had twin beds and a low price to match, making it an excellent value in a great location by Union Square. My room looked out to an ivy covered outdoor space and was really quiet. Free wifi was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was in San Francisco on business fir a few days. My company put me up at this hotel. My front desk clerk Edward took exceptional care of me and upgraded me to a king room. The room was beautiful. However the bathroom was so small that I had to look twice to make sure this wasn't some kind of... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Cartwright hotel for 2 nights and found it to be a clean , pleasant with an ambient old style charm . Initially I found the downtown union square location somewhat confronting , with a lot of homeless people living on the streets , but this area is very central and within walking distance to so many... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Okay, so just for the record I have worked in the hospitality industry and try to be very lax about this thing. I don't think I've ever written a bad review before. This place made me think it was a moral issue to warn people though. I can't think of a nicer way to put this, than that this is... More 

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