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Hotel des Arts

447 Bush St., San Francisco, CA 94108
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  • 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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kristiansund, Norway
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really nice hotel compared to other hotels in this price range. We loved the location. Very central. The breakfast was included, but we decided not to eat there because it was so limited. Only some bagels and juice + no seating. We also found the wall paint a bit weird. But no matter what we really liked... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I was here with a few colleagues. We were split between two hotels. This hotel was a fair bit cheaper than the other hotel but I think it was a nicer place and better location. Nice complimentary breakfast. I had room 310, really big room, it was lovely

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Singapore, Singapore
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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Our family of five stayed at this hotel for nine days from November 2014 to December while in San Francisco mainly due to its ability to accommodate five individuals. Its location was discreet - it is a very small hotel which could only be identified by its signage, and the entrance (being the first floor, not the lobby) was very... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I stayed in this hotel for a week on a business trip. My room was freezing (I'm guessing 55-60 degrees), despite asking them to turn on the heat numerous times, and there was no thermostat. Further, the room was right above a noisy street with single paned windows that did not lock, so not only was it too cold to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We searched San Francisco for budget type accomodation. On arrival the staff were very friendy, informative and chatty, they told us all we needed to know about San Francisco. Rooms were neat, tidy and most of all the bed was very comfortable. Small contenintal breakfast was also included in the relativly cheap price. The hotels location was great, right at... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

We chose the hotel because it was very competitively priced for the city, and we liked the idea of the artwork in the rooms (wanting something a bit different). However, we were left extremely disappointed. Firstly, the artwork in the room was awful. It looked like a child had scribbled all over the walls (and in fact there was some... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

We came to SF for our honeymoon from Florida. At home AC is standard, but no AC here, though the staff did get us a fan to help out. The olde timey elevator was fun but the walls were thin. If you love the hustle and bustle this place is right in the financial district near Chinatown. I don't, so... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My friends and I unfortunately had bad experience with this hotel due to its lack of organization, communication and staff with attitude. My friends and I booked two rooms and the idea was for them to arrive few days before me. When they checked in they informed that I was going to later on in the week and if there... More 

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San Fernando, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

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 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

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 

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