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The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square, BW Premier Collection

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524 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1102
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 06/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#90 of 248 hotels in San Francisco
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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.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour front desk
Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Fireplace
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Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Filipino
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pnickerson1972 wrote a review 11 Apr
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The hotel is super clean. Staff is excellent and the location is sensational!! The hotel is in the financial district with easy access to shopping and eating. The tour bus stop is only one block away. My family and I will be back!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Steven Viscio, General Manager at The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square, BW Premier Collection
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Hi pnickerson1972, Thank you so much for being our guest at the Cartwright Hotel Union Square. During these times it so important to read that our hotel is "super clean." Our central location and excellent staff our truly are most important selling points. We are thrilled you captured the spirit of our hotel. We will be ready to provide excellent service to your family when you come back. Cheers,
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Kate S wrote a review Jan 2021
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The people who work at the Cartwright hotel were absolutely wonderful! I am traveling as an essential worker and very anxious about covid. It was very clear from the start that they were following all protocols for our safety. They were able to accommodate my request for an early check-in and a late check out when figuring out my traveling arrangements. They truly made my stay here enjoyable and I would most definitely stay again in the future.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Steven Viscio, General Manager at The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square, BW Premier Collection
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Hi N3324FPkates, Thank you for staying at the Cartwright Hotel Union Square and for your service. It is gratifying to read that our Covid protocols made you feel safe. I am glad our team was able to meet your scheduling needs. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to San Francisco. Cheers,
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ptolemy10 wrote a review 2 Apr
alexandria92 contributions78 helpful votes
I have stayed at the Cartwright regularly for nearly 50 years; it has always been my hotel of choice in San Francisco. It is a funky, nice, old hotel. But as of September, they are raising their rates to $800 a day. It is impossible for the hotel to be worth this much, and I will stay there no more. Even the most luxurious hotels in downtown San Francisco do not charge this much.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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almac20212021 wrote a review 2 Apr
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This hotel turned out to be a great place to stay. It’s an older hotel but the rooms have been updated with modern conveniences and decor. The lobby and accompanying rooms are beautiful and accessible. The best part was the staff. Every staff member was welcoming and friendly. Front desk manager Kevin is the best. He provided recommendations on local businesses and also made room recommendations for my next visit. I have decided to make this my go to hotel every time I visit family here. It’s just a safe and welcoming haven in a big busy city.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Hi almac20212021, Thank you for staying at the Cartwright Hotel Union Square. Our hotel is definitely older, 108 years to be exact. During our recent renovation we wanted to make sure we kept the architectural integrity of the building while making sure our rooms kept pace with the times. We appreciate you acknowledging Kevin. He is a San Francisco native, so he is a great source of information. We can't wait to see you on your next visit to San Francisco. Cheers, Cheers,
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Gaa_Gomes wrote a review Mar 2021
Florida73 contributions42 helpful votes
It’s all about location. This hotel is in the middle of Union Square, very well located, with a lot of things to do nearby. This hotel itself is not a modern, well-decorated hotel, but it’s really good for the price. The room is small, but well decorated with lots of lights, the bed and the shower are good, however the water leaks through the shower when bathing. Despite this, it was a great stay, the staff are really friendly and communicative. We spent two nights at the hotel and everything was perfect. So, if you are going to San Francisco and don’t want to spend a lot of money on a hotel, I recommend stay at the The Cartwright Hotel. You will get what you paid for.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Steven Viscio, General Manager at The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square, BW Premier Collection
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Hi Gaa_Gomes, Thank you for taking the time to review the Cartwright Hotel Union Square. You truly captured the feel of the hotel. There is no denying our amazing location. Our 108 year old hotel is a quintessential boutique hotel. Our rooms have a small footprint, but we appointed the rooms in a way to make sure our guests are comfortable. Also, thank you mentioning the water leaking in the shower. We realized a number of our shower door sweeps were missing. Something we missed during inspections. Your review pointed our eyes in the right direction. We look forward to seeing you the next time you visit San Francisco, even if you win the lottery. Cheers,
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PRICE RANGE
US$100 - US$337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
larkspur union square, larkspur san francisco, cartwright hotel san francisco
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square, Best Western Premier Collection
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Downtown / Union Square
NUMBER OF ROOMS
114
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square, BW Premier Collection
Which popular attractions are close to The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square, BW Premier Collection?
Nearby attractions include The Escape Game San Francisco (0.5 km), Marrakech Magic Theater (0.4 km), and San Francisco Playhouse (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square, BW Premier Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a business centre, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square, BW Premier Collection?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
Is parking available at The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square, BW Premier Collection?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square, BW Premier Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tacorea, Lapisara Eatery, and Taylor Street Coffee Shop.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square, BW Premier Collection?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square, BW Premier Collection?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square, BW Premier Collection offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square, BW Premier Collection?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square, BW Premier Collection?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (4.3 km), Golden Gate Bridge (7.0 km), and City Lights Booksellers (0.9 km).