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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 #125 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simply great! The hotel is beautiful and well located, the staff is very kind too. The american breakfast included was always delicious and on time. The free internet service was fast and without connection troubles. Because our flight was at night, the staff gave us facilities to keep our luggage after the check-out and to get airport transportation. We'll come... More

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Altona, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Quirky cool hotel. Was clean and great location. Good value for money but I hardly slept despite earplugs! Walls are paper thin, city noise is loud and floors are creaky. Also no air conditioning but too loud to open windows. Would not stay hear again due to noise but if noise doesn't bother you then good choice for money.

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Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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 June 30, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 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 June 7, 2014

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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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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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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