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4.0 out of 5

"From the moment I walked in the door I was pleasantly surprised by the Hotel Des Arts in San Fransisco's central business district. A friendly, low-ke ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 14 Aug 2017

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Hotel Description

At Hotel des Arts you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Union Square and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Highlights at this hotel include free breakfast.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. Additionally, you'll find luggage storage and an elevator.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 3-star Downtown San Francisco hotel include TransAmerica Pyramid and SHN Curran Theatre.

Standard Double Room, Shared Bathroom (Residential)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Triple Room, Ensuite (Residential)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Quadruple Room, Ensuite (Residential)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Double Room, Ensuite (Residential )

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room, Ensuite (Residential Painted)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel des Arts ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel des Arts

Everyone (3)
4 out of 5

Good atmosphere, our kind of hotel

Pros: See above
Cons: The lift could be replaced with a modern one that doesn't need muscle to open. A room fan may be needed if the SF weather actually ever gets hot!
Location: See above.
From the moment I walked in the door I was pleasantly surprised by the Hotel Des Arts in San Fransisco's central business district. A friendly, low-key altmosphere in the reception area was a good start. Up in the historic lift to our room and again, a good fit with our needs - double bed, a window that opened to the outside letting in the cool SF air! En suite bathroom, storage cupboard, small table and even a small bar fridge (noisy, but arn't they all!) The great location is directly opposite the entrance to Chinatown and only a couple of blocks from Union Square. Breakfast is included (very basic, suggest supplement with BYO cereals, fruit, etc) It's possible to store bags if your flight is later in the day, and access to restrooms on the reception level is also possible to get ready for the trip. I/we will probably stay there again if we return to SF.

Posted by , from Port Macquarie NSW on 14 Aug. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Aug. 2017 by Front Desk Agent

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

3 out of 5

Great location, but loud and cramped

We've stayed in SF before so we knew a bit about what to expect, but the rooms were smaller than the pictures, and smaller than the display video they have playing in the lobby. Most SF hotels are loud, but this is the loudest we've ever stayed at, they were worried about St Patricks, but the truth was the alley behind the hotel had it's massive metal dumpsters emptied every morning between 3 and 4am, which was much worse. We asked to be moved and they wouldn't do it, saying they couldn't, even though the rooms were free.

Posted by , from Sydney on 25 Mar. 2016

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5 out of 5

Interesting, arty hotel, close to Chinatown

Pros: The artwork on the walls and the comfort the hotel provided. It was a convenient location to the cable cars and Chinatown.
Cons: The elevator service could be fixed, but it didn't really bother me as the staff carried the luggage up and down.
Location: Chinatown, Cable-car line, Shopping only a couple of blocks away.
I really enjoyed staying at Hotel Des Arts - it is close to the cable car line and close to Chinatown. The tour companies will collect from there, and it was a really interesting place to stay. I loved that it was an old hotel as it had a lot of charm, and the rooms were beautifully painted and well maintained. The bed was sooo comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Posted by , from Brisbane, Australia on 1 Jun. 2015

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Property Features

Free breakfast is available. WiFi is free in public spaces. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and an elevator are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel des Arts. This 3-star San Francisco hotel is smoke free.

  • 45 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) (23.8 km / 14.8 mi)
  • Train station: San Francisco Station (2.4 km / 1.5 mi)
  • Metro station: California St & Grant Ave Stop (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Hotel des Arts offers 45 accommodations with complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free breakfast.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

This property does not have a front desk. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No onsite parking is available.

  • Property Registry Number – 0474345
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • 24-hour check-in

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