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Hotel Cartwright Union Square

3.0 of 5
524 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Larkspur Hotel Union Square)
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Ranked #132 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013
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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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Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This hotel have a good location that easy to visit many place in SF. For in the room,it's OK not big and not too small but if you stay in downtown you must hear the sound of bus or cable car and it's annoy us in the night time.

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Oslo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I stayed there for one night in av very small room at a high price (even for San Francisco). There is nothing bad about the hotel, but I know of several other hotels nearby that I would prefer the next time I visit San Francisco.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

What a great location to stay in San Francisco. Half block to the cable cars, three blocks from the trams and great shopping all around. We chose this hotel because it was pet friendly. The staff were helpful and courteous and provided 'cookies' for our dog. The only downside is the size of the rooms, they are quite small and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The location of the hotel was the best part about it - centrally located, just minutes walk from union square. Everything else about the hotel was average - rooms were small, walls are paper thin and the service was indifferent (not one smile received). Such a shame because the hotel has a lot of potential to have historic charm. Needs... More 

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Corona, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great location! This hotel is in the best part of Union Square and while the rooms are small, the beds are comfy and the bathrooms quaint. I would stay here again although sharing a room would not be ideal. There isn't a fitness center, but if you're a member of 24 Hour Fitness you can walk to there within 4... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

You can't beat the location of this hotel and the prices. I stayed one night for a business trip. The hotel is centrally located in Union Square next to restaurants, shopping, walking to chinatown, right on the trolley line. The rooms are tiny. It's an old boutique hotel and the rooms reflect it's eclectic nature. I would recommend it for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Well, interesting hotel. Quite old. The hotel is located in the heart of San Francisco, very close to Union Square. This is the best thing about the hotel. The hotel is quite old and it is quite obvious from the inside... Things to keep in mind: 1. Rooms are small. 2. My room's window faced the wall two feet away.... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This was my third stay at the Cartwright in about four years. During the first stay for 2 nights it was quiet. During the second stay our neighbors were having loud sex late at night which could be clearly heard through thin walls. Our third stay, which was for the past two nights, I happen to see our neighbors bringing... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The Cartwright Hotel is in a great location, but we had some problems and probably wouldn't recommend it. Nothing disastrous, but you can probably do better. We stayed in a mid-hallway king bed room on the 5th floor. Pros: - Great location, convenient to transit and downtown - Comfortable bed Cons: - Windows did not close completely, so they let... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is in a great location, but when we stayed it was expensive. When we checked in we were not pleased with the small room we had with a view of a creepy back alley. We immediately called front desk and asked to be moved and they gladly switch us room with an upgrade fee of 30 a night.... More 

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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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