We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 237 San Francisco hotels

Hotel des Arts

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   447 Bush St., San Francisco, CA 94108 (Financial District)
Hotel amenities
Hotel des Arts
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Save Saved
You added Hotel des Arts to your Saves list
64%
Ranked #124 of 237 Hotels in San Francisco
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Niala S San Fernando, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
Write a Review

472 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    118
    167
    83
    43
    61
See reviews for
35
196
46
58
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (73)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (472)
  • Mar-May only
    (117)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (156)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (125)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (74)
All months
San Fernando, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 9 nights during our visit to San Francisco. The hotel is located just 2 buildings away from Chinatown Dragon Gate and the street has some super cafes and restaurants. The staff was helpful and the room was very clean. Had fun exploring the art pieces in the hotel. It is not exactly cheap but then nothing is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So first off - there was a big mix-up when I arrived at Hotel Des Arts to find out that my room did not have a private bathroom and that I'd be sharing a bathroom with other folks on the same floor. This wasn't what we'd paid for! That being said, it wasn't the fault of the hotel - it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay in Hotel des Arts was the first leg being a four night stay in San Francisco. We struggled in our decision as to whether to give this hotel a 3 or a 4 out of 5. We agreed on a 4 out of 5 because although this hotel is very basic and is definitely not somewhere you would... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can read thru all of my other reviews to know that I am not a harsh reviewer and have a tolerance for most human behavior and most service industry outlets. The location is comfortable, the rooms are cozy and the decor is quirky and quaint. Yet I will never go back here. Because of the service! Some of the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

lovely little hotel with quirky charm. not cheap exactly but probably about as cheap as you could get in this neighborhood: which is totally fantastic. walkable to a zillion places to eat (next door to chinatown), upscale shopping as well as national chains if you need an extra layer for bizarro san francisco temps and ear plugs :), cable car... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sligo, Ireland
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Loved the art on the walls. Extremely clean & very friendly staff. Can not beat the location from Union square! We also walked to the pier from the hotel which is a nice walk. The only small complaint was the air con which didn't work to well but we got over it! Great restaurants near by... Would stay again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This hotel was perfect for my budget for my trip to San Fran. There is one shower per floor, and two toilets per floor (about 7-8 rooms per floor). Breakfast was not all that great (toast, granola bars, juice, & coffee). Walls were thin and could hear a couple fight one night and a couple having sex two of the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Preston, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a fun budget hotel in a great location, in ease of great transport links or equally on foot to the city centre, bars, restaurants and about 20min walk to fisherman's wharf. The staff were superb one of our locks jammed on our case and they were quick to help out, then 2 nights before we left my wife... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The fun quirky artwork and the room decorations make the hotel different to ones we've stayed in. Helpful staff, clean rooms and in a central location. Only downside was the, rather small, breakfast room. But there are plenty of local places to try instead.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Title says it all really. Perfect for exploring San Francisco and a real bargain for a budget traveller. No it isn't fancy or huge rooms (who wants to stay in the room when you're in San Francisco anyway?!?) but it is quirky and a great value stay. Highly recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Hotel des Arts? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel des Arts

Address: 447 Bush St., San Francisco, CA 94108
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Financial District
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel des Arts 2*
Number of rooms: 43
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Priceline, Venere, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Hotel des Arts reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Des Arts Hotel
Des Arts San Francisco

216 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (210)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (24)
Viewed
Room/suite (86)
Viewed
Bathroom (22)
Viewed
View from room (14)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (63)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (7)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay