We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Comfortable, cozy, and perfectly located” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Cartwright Union Square

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 13 more sites!
Save
You added Hotel Cartwright Union Square to your Saves list
Hotel Cartwright Union Square
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   524 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Larkspur Hotel Union Square)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #112 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
Oakhurst, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Comfortable, cozy, and perfectly located”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the room was fairly small, storing luggage and other items in the large walk-in closet produced a more cozy feeling. The bed was exceptionally comfortable. Noise level minimal. Shower head and strong water pressure were the best I've experienced in any hotel recently. Staff very friendly and helpful. A bit pricey for the stay, as was the valet service--about $45. Disappointed there were no snacks or continental breakfast offered. Located steps from Union Square and many eateries, not to mention entertainment, this place is hard to beat.

Room Tip: Our room was 204--VERY quite area.
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

194 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    33
    95
    50
    10
    6
See reviews for
19
82
15
35
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (53)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Paso Robles, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently spend two nights at the Cartwright Hotel and had a very good experience. The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful, the location was great, the room was quaint and clean. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the San Francisco area.

Room Tip: Our room looked over a main street. There was some city noises, but in my opinion that's part o...
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Edinburgh
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small rooms not a problem as location was more important. Just up the hill a bit from Union Square, walking distance (uphill) from the metro from the airport. Rooms clean and complementary coffee in the room, with tea & coffee in the hallway in the morning. But unfriendly reception staff. No shower gel, just soap, and the conditioning shampoo didn't condition!

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Geelong, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The rooms here are tiny and very old!! the bathroom would not have been more than a meter by a meter and a half!! it also smelt very musty!there was no aircon and because the rooms are so small they get quite hot. the walls are very thin and you hear everything!!! on the upside the location was good and the bed was comfortable.when we booked we got a queen bed but they only gave us a double, we asked them about it and got told it was a "californian queen" which i have never heard of but we couldnt be bothered further complaining. The room was definitely not worth the very expensive nightly rate we paid (around $400pn).
The hotel is perfect for people travelling solo who like a quirky hotel.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stayed here last year, the hotel is quite old, but has a lot of charm. The bathroom could do with some renovations. In a great location, right near union square, and near the cable cars. Personally I'd rather get a cab to fishermans wharf, same price and easier. Close to Macy's and a decent shopping centre. Had good wi fi. All staff were very friendly and looked after our needs. Would recommend.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Indianapolis, IN
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
48 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I stayed at the Cartwright for 3 nights during the Dreamforce convention. My room was a single with a twin bed and a fantastic bathroom. The rooms are small. I found the bed to be comfy and everything to be very clean. The bathroom was beautiful and appropriate for the time period of the hotel. The bath products are great and the towels were nice and fluffy.

You cannot beat the location! It's fantastic. You can walk just about anywhere. In addition to that I found the staff to be extremely helpful and go above and beyond. I was always greeted when coming through the lobby and they gave great directions and suggestions when asked. There isn't a bar on the property but there are several within a block or two.

If you like to check out a new city via your running shoes - the base of the Golden Gate is about 5.5 miles from this hotel and Steiner street (where the Full House row homes are) is 2.1. Both are well worth jogging the hills.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Canberra
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Have just spent two nights here, with one to go. Thought I would write the review while I still have names in my head. Yes, the room is small and old fashioned but very clean. It is a little noisy through the night but this is to be expected when you are positioned so centrally.
The reception staff are just wonderful. Moses was so kind and polite, always with a cheery hello. Kevin was indispensable with his knowledge of restaurants and suggestions.
Not a five star chain hotel but absolutely no complaints!

Room Tip: Higher level
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Hotel Cartwright Union Square? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Cartwright Union Square

Address: 524 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Larkspur Hotel Union Square)
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #112 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cartwright Union Square 3*
Number of rooms: 114
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Booking.com, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Expedia, Priceline, Splendia, HotelTravel.com, Cheap Tickets, BookIt.com, TripOnline SA, Despegar.com, Odigeo, Agoda and Tingo so you can book your Hotel Cartwright Union Square reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Larkspur Union Square
Larkspur San Francisco
Cartwright Hotel San Francisco

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hotel Cartwright Union Square, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.