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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel itself is charming but the back looks onto an alley with dumpsters from neighboring restuarants. Given a room overlooking the alley and couldn't sleep the first night because of the dumpster divers having a party and then the trucks coming to pick the garbage up. Fortunately we were able to change our room for the rest of the stay.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was taking a week long class in SF and chose this hotel for location and value. I was able to get a weekly rate and a return customer discount, and found I was paying less than fellow students who were in a nearby hostel. I was able to get a small refrigerator on request, which let me add some... More 

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Portland, Maine
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for cookie-cutter, don't stay here. If you enjoy a touch of funkiness along with a great location and reasonable price, then consider this hotel. Location: easy walk from Market Street (hills not too steep) and the Montgomery BART station, just one block from Chinatown, 2-3 blocks from Union Square, one block from Powell Street cable car. Reasonable... More 

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Crestline, California
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103 hotel reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Was Thinking it would be similar to "The Standard/LA" but without the nightclub thing. It was anything but. The room I had was apparently done by a "well-known New York Artist". I have seen better stuff scawled on the side of freeways! It was just a bunch of grafitti and spray paint! Was not even attractive! It gave me a... More 

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Kristiansund, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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