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“Two nights stay in a supposedly moderate priced hotel ($350.00 per night).” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Cartwright Union Square
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   524 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Larkspur Hotel Union Square) (Union Square)   |  
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Ranked #128 of 234 Hotels in San Francisco
Palm Springs, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Two nights stay in a supposedly moderate priced hotel ($350.00 per night).”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a $75.00 room in any other city than San Francisco. Although it was clean and cheerful I have stayed at boutique hotels in Europe that were far superior. The hotel has the location but nothing else. No active bar or food service, one elevator, no air and badly in need of renovation. It does best with foreign travelers.

Room Tip: If you are on a tight budget and like tight spaces this is the hotel for you!
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  • Stayed May 2015, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We searched for a nice little hotel in the center of the city and found this nice little hotel perfect location near the union square and Chinatown. The interior is a little bit old fashioned but it's clean the staff is really kind and helpful! The radiator on our room heated like hell last night though it was switched off. We tried to redeem the Check-in bonus from yelp but unfortunately it was not possible because we booked from an external company.

Stayed May 2015, traveled with friends
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Westlake Village, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Considering that this hotel is adjacent to Marriott at Union Square and Sir Francis Drake, it is ideally located in the heart of San Francisco. Also, having stayed at the Sir Francis Drake, this hotel's room sizes are much larger and very well designed for about a third the price. Small bathroom, but clean, well-maintained interior with a spacious lobby with fireplace.

Stayed May 2015
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Wellesbourne Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for the first two nights of our Californian holiday. Very comfy beds and good basic facilities. Staff were helpful. Ideally located for Union Square, cable cars and diners. Loris Diner 50m away does a great breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very cozy yet beautiful hotel only a block away from the busy Union Square. Very tastefully decorated lobby and rooms, although the room was quite small for two people. The single beds were a bit on the small side but still very comfortable. The staff were very friendly and provided great assistance in getting around the city. They even helped us buy a ticket for a train out to Oakland to see a Golden State Warriors NBA game.
The main selling point to this hotel was its proximity to Union Square. This ensured that it was only a short walk to the excellent shopping district, as well as being the starting point for all of the hop-on-hop-off tour buses which were very handy in getting around all areas of San Francisco. It's also very close to the main BART train station and near the starting point of the wonderful trolley cars.
A lack of a breakfast option would be the only downside to staying here, although there were plenty of affordable restaurants and diners located close by. We didn't have a car so i can't comment on the parking situation.

Room Tip: Rooms facing Sutter Street have fire escapes and good view of street.
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here one night and it was nice. I was not in-love with the place, but it was clean and well located. For a couple or business trip its a great option, but with a family I would think hard.
I would go back if the price is good!

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palo Alto, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is in a good location, just around Union Square. Service was good. The rooms could definitely need a renovation, but were clean. Due to thin walls, the rooms were a bit noisy (but it was New Year's Eve, so it was loud anyway and noone cared)

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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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 > Union Square
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 #128 of 234 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 
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Also Known As:
Larkspur Union Square
Larkspur San Francisco
Cartwright Hotel San Francisco

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