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Hotel des Arts
Ranked #135 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
Sonoma, California
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6 reviews
“Funky-cool!”
Reviewed March 14, 2011

Hotel Des Arts was the perfect choice for 5 ladies on a reunion weekend. Great location and very affordable!

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Reviewed March 14, 2011

We chose this hotel as it looked different, quirky yet still comfortable, and it was all of the above and more. The complimentary breakfast bagels, muffins and coffee were a surprise but really yummy! The room was exciting to come home to after s day out exploring, and the location is great, right near trans, china town and the city centre, yet still quiet enough to get a good nights rest. Highly recommend! A unique hotel experience! Really is like staying in a gallery.

  • Stayed February 2011
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Reviewed March 14, 2011

The room and bathrooms were very clean, and the art was beautiful. The staff is knowledgeable about the city and will help you get where you want to go. They also will let you in on the "locals" favs, you just have to ask. The wifi isn't super high speed, but it's about normal as most. Besides that, the hotel is awesome. It embody's the true San Fran experience.

  • Stayed March 2011
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed March 14, 2011

I enjoyed staying in a unique hotel with a different aesthetic than typical hotels. The location was perfect for walking through Union Square and China Town where there are plenty of delicious restaurants, bars, and interesting shops.

The hotel staff was very helpful during checkout, they brought down all of my bags and helped me into my car. Breakfast was great - the coffee was good and I appreciated the selection of apples and other fruit.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 13, 2011

We drove in here from Santa Barbara and stayed for four nights. First thing - we would definitely not recommend driving here, especially if you are used to driving on the left like us! The hotel is surrounded by one-way, scarily steep and narrow streets and parking was $25 a day. The reason for this of course is that it is literally in the centre of the action, and once parked we did not touch the car again until we left. The hotel itself is quite basic with an old squeaky metal lattice lift and breakfast served in an empty room with a couple of plastic stools. Service was efficient, the room itself small with no openable windows so it got quite stuffy. We were also kept up by neigbouring room noises on occasion. Artwork on the walls quite interesting however and the bed was very comfortable. Overall we would say very good value for the location.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed March 7, 2011

EVERYTHING about the Hotel Des Arts is just PERFECT. Being in San Francisco and choosing to stay elsewhere would be foolish. It´s lovely - a true San Francisco experience, with beautifully decorated, adequately furnished rooms, art galleries in every floor (even in the breakfast lounge), splendid location and friendly, kind, efficient, highly professional staff. Don´t miss it!
Roberto and Ana, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed March 5, 2011

The hotel starts at $69 a night... you can do a shared bath option which is a great money saver. This little hotel is a diamond in the ruff. With a ton of character. :-) All the rooms are painted by local artistes, Also there is art work available for purchase through out the hotel.

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Property: Hotel des Arts
Address: 447 Bush St., San Francisco, CA 94108
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #135 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel des Arts 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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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