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Hotel Cartwright Union Square

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   524 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Larkspur Hotel Union Square)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

Near union square Chinatown and the stop for cable car cosy hotel friendly staff twin room very small.but value for money. Dont get a room in the front of hotel very noisy road at night No breakfast they give you 20% discount vouchers for the diner next door awful food don't bother

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I have been to SF before and stayed in a different area. Because there is alot of shopping I thought this would be a great location to stay at. Here are my thoughts: HOTEL IS GREAT IF: - You are staying alone or are a couple that plan to sightsee and not spend time in the hotel. - You like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in one of the suites, which was enormous. The bathroom was bigger than some of the other rooms in this charming hotel. There were a few unwelcome quirks, with both of the televisions malfunctioning (and a surprisingly limited number of channels for any tv watchers out there). The former bar is missed - a quiet drink by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Stayed two night Jan 28,29 2013 nice and clean, staff very friendly, Richard the doorman was excellent, as stated rooms are small but cute and comfy. Location could not be beat, Would stay here anytime and recommend it highly watch for deals on travelzoo we got our room for 109 a night , for San Francisco great price.

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Steven V, General Manager at Hotel Cartwright Union Square, responded to this review

Dear Dwilsons5, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. The entire team appreciated your comments regarding the comfy rooms and Richard was thrilled to get his name mentioned. I am glad the Travelzoo promo worked out. We plan on running another Travelzoo promo towards the end of the year. If you get the itch to travel to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We've stayed at this hotel several times when staying in SF for a quick getaway. The 1st 2 times, the rooms, although very small, suited our purpose, especially since it's located very near the theater district and the beautiful shopping area of Union Square. It was great to be able to go downstairs to an adjoining room in the morning... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Stayed one night in this hotel. The staff was very friendly, the rate we had was good, but the best part was how quiet this hotel was at night. Easy to sleep. And although the hotel could be modernized, and there was a small problem with the sink backing up during the night, I would still stay there again.

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Steven V, General Manager at Hotel Cartwright Union Square, responded to this review

Dear EastwestUSA, Thank you for your review. I apologize for the slight problem with your sink, but I was happy to read you enjoyed your stay. Although we are located in the heart of San Francisco, we are just off the beaten path enough to avoid some of the typical city congestion and noise. For those light sleepers we do... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Im not sure why this is a "boutique" hotel. Tiny rooms? Complimentary shampoo bottles that look more unique than Marriott brand? Cheesy wallpaper borders in the rooms? Don't get me wrong, the staff was nice (maybe slightly misinformed if your using a wotif voucher) and the bed was very comfortable. The room was clean and the lobby pleasant enough.... But... More 

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Steven V, General Manager at Hotel Cartwright Union Square, responded to this review

Dear CynCuidad, Thank you for your review and questions. I realize the term “boutique” has taken on a life of its own over the last few years. We look at the quintessential San Francisco boutique experience as one that brings back a little San Francisco history. Our building is 100 years old and the floor plan has remained pretty much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Professional, responsive staff and premium access to Union Square. The hotel was used for a business trip around conference in Union Square and worked out very well for us and our clients. Booking team was easy to work with and delivered on all that was offered.

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Steven V, General Manager at Hotel Cartwright Union Square, responded to this review

Dear Anonymous0003, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. The entire team was pleased to read all went well with your conference. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Cheers, Steven Viscio General Manager More 

New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I stayed at the Cartwright in mid December and got a great rate considering peak holiday time. I was pleasantly surprised by how personal and comfortable a hotel could be. I'm used to staying at big chains like the Marriott and the Cartwright Union Square was a nice change of flavor. The front desk guys were so friendly and helpful.... More 

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Steven V, General Manager at Hotel Cartwright Union Square, responded to this review

Dear MichelleLi, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. You truly captured the spirit of our hotel. We love to be your “non- big box” alternative. I am thrilled you found us to be an amazing value, and you didn’t even mention our great location. We hope to be your flavor of choice when visiting San Francisco. Please take... More 

Windsor, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I loved this place! The rooms are small but it is a very old hotel with great staff, great lounge with fireplace, great old feeling in the quaint little rooms..will come again for sure :) Love the old fire escape too!!

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Address: 524 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Larkspur Hotel Union Square)
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cartwright Union Square 3*
Number of rooms: 114
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Also Known As:
Larkspur Union Square
Larkspur San Francisco
Cartwright Hotel San Francisco

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