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Hotel des Arts

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   447 Bush St., San Francisco, CA 94108 (Financial District)
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Ranked #121 of 236 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Quirky old (renovated) hotel in a terrific location. Close to Union Square, transport, restaurants, Chinatown and much more. Don't expect too much from the rooms, theyre small and a bit sparse. If youre there for the city this hotel will suit, but if youre after some luxury, maybe not. Breakfast was a basic "make your own" but fine. Room was... More

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Mitchell, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our trip to San Francisco I expected to pay a bit of a premium while visiting, though I was a tad surprised at the size of the room vs. room rate. The hotel has (2) room options, en-suite facilities or shared. We chose en-suite and this was attributed to the higher cost. The few times we spoke with the... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The artworks on the walls in the rooms make this hotel highly individual and this seems strangely appropriate in San Francisco's French quarter. As other reviewers have pointed out, this is otherwise a budget-style hotel with features (such as the spartan breakfast) bordering on a hostel-type environment. It suited our needs and the hotel is very well situated but we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Straight to the point: it's a budget hotel. This means small but clean rooms, no service and a very simple complimentary breakfast in a tiny cramped room without tables and just juice, coffee, apples, bread and bagels. Still, it offers an OUTSTANDING value for the money. Located virtually next door to Chinatown gate, you are really, really close to excellent... More

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Husband and I stayed here for the weekend in SF. There are so many amazing works of art on the walls. If you enjoy street art and don't mind a small room, you'll love this place. Our room overlooked a little courtyard with brick walls covered in art. I really enjoyed this place! Quirky, fun experience.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had room no. 507 and stayed for 6 nights. The room was not as big as you may expect but absolutely clean and nicely decorated. Due to the location on the 5th floor with view to an inner courtyard it was pretty quiet and bright. The room had a flatscreen TV and ironing board and iron in a built... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Room: the room was clean and a little small. The only real con is that it had no bathroom but this was less annoying than I anticipated. Location: perfect location. Buses, trains, stores, coffee shops, tourists spots. All within walking distance. Staff: terrible staff. Antisocial with a "it's no my problem attitude". We left a cellphone in our bed and... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I had $160ish rate for the suites! Good value for what you get for the room! I love the artsy theme, and how the staff was friendly and efficient. The breakfast was so-so (some simple toast, bagels, coffee, and tea). I brought 4 big baggages when I checked in, so it was kind of a problem when I have to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My family and I stayed back in Decemeber and we had a great time. The hotel is very "San Franciscly" and we loved it. We loved the tiny stairs and the old elevator. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Rooms are a little noisy but after walking all day, you are juts too tired to care about it. They... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This hotel was perfect for a short visit to San Fran. It is in a fantastic location. I was worried from other reviews and from the price we paid that it might not be so good but it was really good! We paid hundreds less than anything else I saw but still a very nice, clean room. Very friendly staff.... More

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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*
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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The Hotel des Arts is at the crossroads of Union Square, the Financial District and the Chinatown Gate; perfect for business or pleasure. The Hotel des Arts presents the contemporary work of local artists complemented by the neutral simplicity, modern lightings and clean lines of the hotel furnishings. The result is art as an interactive experience rather than just decoration. Enjoy our complementary continental breakfast or dine in Le Central, a French Brasserie right downstairs. ... more   less 
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