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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel was in a good location. Within easy walking distance of Union Square and Chinatown. The artwork in the room and hotel common areas was really well done. We stayed in a room that was meant to be for 6 people. It was actually a room with two queen beds and an adjoining room with a small futon in.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location of the hotel close to downtown and all atractions of SF. Simple breakfast,cool place for dinning.Rooms were quite small,cleaness ok, it was very noisy during night since we had windows to streets.

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Thank Aneta B
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm staying in the black room which is really depressing. No aircon forces you to sleep with the window open while the homeless fight and go thru the garbage in the back alley! As a bonus the breskfast is really crappy! Probably one of the bottom 5 hotels I've ever stayed at

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very Qurcky hotel with great art in each room by different artists.Hotel is clean and our room was very quite. Great location straight across the street from china town and the big bus company has a stop just around the corner making it great to get around. Great stay.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I spent two nights at the Hotel des Arts and we really don't have any complaints that warrant calling attention to. As mentioned in all descriptions of the hotel, each room is designed/curated by a different artist. Our room, which after some research, seems to be labeled as the "Unabomber Room." A sorta get why people would... More 

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Armidale. NSW
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is decorated by local artists, not only with paintings but also themed rooms. Sometimes it works well, sometimes not..... Our room, 307, was themed on what I would call elderly hoarder/log cabin. It's decorations included old piles of paper tied up with string, bottles of nails, old light bulbs, collections of kettles, frypans and other stuff, and perhaps... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel as it says in the name has funky art everywhere. The rooms are comfortable the shower over a claw bath and bed excellent, with nice white linen and towels. Hotel staff were helpful. Hotel is 5 mins walk from Union Sq, try the Irish bar next door. Breakfast finished a bit early and certainly by 830 you were... More 

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Thank KerrycNZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

I never actually fulfilled my stay here due to work commitments. However, before my stay they were extremely helpful with any questions I had. Then once I had to cancel they were very understanding and responded to all messages swiftly. Certainly makes me want to deal with them again in the future. A little kindness goes a long way!

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Thank Rob G
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Pro's: great location, we felt very safe and there were lots of good dining options nearby. The room was very clean. Con's: very expensive for what is on offer (but we understand SF is an expensive place to stay). Whilst the art on the website looked fresh & fun our room was very dark with punk sex graffiti (not our... More 

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Alexandra, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Great stay, nice clean room. Basic room furniture just what you need for a short stay. Friendly staff, say hi each time they see you. Very central, by Chinese Gateway. Walked to fishermans wharf area and all over central city easily. Loved our stay.

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel des Arts

Address: 447 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3704
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $147 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel des Arts 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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