Straight to the point: it's a budget hotel. This means small but clean rooms, no service and a very simple complimentary breakfast in a tiny cramped room without tables and just juice, coffee, apples, bread and bagels. Still, it offers an OUTSTANDING value for the money.
Located virtually next door to Chinatown gate, you are really, really close to excellent restaurants, the Montgomery St. Bart station, Union Square, the SFMoMA and the best flagship stores. One can easily take the Bart from SFO airport and get here really fast and cheap. And since it is very close to Embarcadero, you don't have to spend too much with transportation.
The hotel itself is located in a century old building in very good condition and the thematic rooms decorated by artists are a plus that adds to its overall avant-garde charm (just make sure you first give your room a look, some themes can be a bit disturbing depending on your taste). And a big thumbs up to the staff, Patricia and Celia are really helpful.
If you are on a tight budget and want a well located, good place to sleep and take a shower, this is one of your best bets.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel des Arts is at the crossroads of Union Square, the Financial District and the Chinatown Gate; perfect for business or pleasure. The Hotel des Arts presents the contemporary work of local artists complemented by the neutral simplicity, modern lightings and clean lines of the hotel furnishings. The result is art as an interactive experience rather than just decoration. Enjoy our complementary continental breakfast or dine in Le Central, a French Brasserie right downstairs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Des Arts Hotel
- Des Arts San Francisco