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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 #131 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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

The hotel was in a great location and also a great deal for the money. It was loud, but that is to be expected staying in a small hotel in a busy city. The rooms and bathroom were small, but it didn't bother me because I didn't plan on doing more than sleep there. The location, cost and cleanliness made... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Although this was about the smallest room I'd ever stayed in, the furnishings and staff more than made up for lack of walking around room. There was a comfortable bed with luxurious linens. The bathroom was also small, but there was plenty of hot water and citrus scented bath products that made me feel totally refreshed. There was Wi-Fi and... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We stayed here for two nights this week and upon leaving, I can safely say we were pleased with our stay. That said, I'd like to point out a few things. For starters, it was annoying to learn that the parking garage is not located near the hotel. It is the street behind the hotel and quite a schlep with... More 

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