I have been to SF before and stayed in a different area. Because there is alot of shopping I thought this would be a great location to stay at. Here are my thoughts:
HOTEL IS GREAT IF:
- You are staying alone or are a couple that plan to sightsee and not spend time in the hotel.
- You like shopping, being close to many things like restaurants and urban city life.
- You do not require alot of space, but only a bed to sleep in.
- You are not super tall or claustrophobic.
- You have a small-medium dog.
NOT GREAT IF:
- You have a family or require significant amount of space. Rooms are clean but very small. It gets the job done.
- You do not like seeing or being around homeless/ druggies. I live in NYC so I am very familiar with city living but I had an unpleasant experience at the Walgreens (at the corner of hotel) with a homeless/crazy guy who threw something at me.
- You like to work out. There is no gym and I had to pay $15 (discounted rate) a day to go around the corner to use Club One. You can always jog as long as the weather is nice but for a good workout you spend more money.
Overall location really is great (homeless people aside). Hotel is very convenient with a Loris Diner at the corner, but walk 2 blocks and go eat at Honey Honey Crepes...delicious! Saks, Nordstrom, Macy's, and just about every type of store you can think of is within 2-6 blocks away. There is a 7-eleven across the street and a beer/liquor store just 2 stores down. Chinatown is within walking distance as well. Hotel has no restaurant but you can order in from a number of places.
I'd say that if you have never been to SF, you may be better off staying at a less "urban" area as it may scare you a bit. Fisherman's Wharf area is the most touristy and feels a little safer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- What Will You Do Today In San Francisco? The possibilities are endless. Dine at the city’s most celebrated restaurants and sample the latest food innovations for which the city has become famous. Explore the city’s countless tourist attractions such as the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge, and take a ride through the city’s notorious yet energizing fog, setting your eyes on the wondrous parks and landmarks along the way. Browse the nearby boutiques and department stores in and around the bustling Union Square area. And enjoy all of this while staying at the Cartwright Hotel Union Square. Located just one block from Union Square, the epicenter of the city’s best shopping, dining and entertainment venues, the hotel is also just minutes from the Financial District and Moscone Center. Apart from its excellent location and quintessential San Francisco charm, the Cartwright Hotel Union Square offers thoughtful amenities and premium guest services, making it the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers looking for comfort and convenience in the thick of all that San Francisco has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Larkspur Union Square
- Larkspur San Francisco
- Cartwright Hotel San Francisco