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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 5 October 2006

From the description on their website you would think you'd be staying in an "upscale, boutique" hotel. It was a far cry from that. I booked a "suite" for a 5 nite stay. I could only get 2 beds and fridge/micro if I booked a suite. I thought the price was steep (and they raised it on weekends!) but I...

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London
Reviewed 19 September 2006

We stayed here for 4 nights in September. The first suite we had smelled really nasty, the "artwork" wouldn't look out of place in the dirty alleyway that the window faced onto and the bath leaked. We moved into another room the next morning, which the staff were very friendly about, and although it was a big improvement it was...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2006

We scoured the web before chancing upon the Hotel des Arts. Everything else we saw at the budget end was nauseatingly tizzy (floral bedspreads - ick!), so the appeal of this boutique/concept hotel was instant. The shtick is that they invited local artists to paint the rooms - and the 2 guest rooms we saw were imaginatively executed. There is...

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Darmstadt
Reviewed 1 August 2006

We spent 3 nights in Hotel des Arts, in a shared room and it was the most disappointing accomodation experience of the 17 nights spent in the USA, including cheap road side motels, hotels, etc. It is safe and it has a great location, near Union Square and China Town, but as others before have put it, it is an...

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California
Reviewed 24 July 2006

What's good: Great location, comfortable enough bed. What's bad: no AC or fan in the middle of July = no sleep, walls painted in junkie crash pad Snake Pit style--a real grafitti artist would have been embarassed; black paint spashes in the toilet bowl look like--well, you know. Icing on the cake: If you go outside --you might not be...

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indianapolis, indiana
Reviewed 4 July 2006

In the heart of the financial district right down the street from China Town and within walking distance to Little Italy, this hotel is a diamond in the ruff of cheap hotels. We stayed in the Madonna room, which was clean, quiet and a perfect location for tourists. A Starbucks is located on each corner and there's many shops from...

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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 29 June 2006

We stayed at this hotel for two nights while recently in San Fran. Be warned the photos you see of this place on the web and in magazines make it look A LOT nicer that it really is. Art hotel, sure. Boutique hotel, noooo way! Rooms are surely individual and uniquely painted, but that is all that they have going...

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 22 June 2006

My husband and I were travelling from Tokyo to San Francisco, then Phoenix, Arizona and on to Vancouver, Canada..back to Tokyo...this was our summer vacation, 2005. First stop, Hotel des Arts....the saying "Dont judge a book by its cover"..applies perfectly to this hotel..Dont be fooled by the unassuming facade...which does not do justice to what awaits you inside...We were given...

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AZ
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Reviewed 21 June 2006

I've stayed here everytime that I've travelled to SF. How can you not love the location, the art, the quirkiness, the uniqueness of this little gem of a hotel? The art fabulously showcases local artists and talents.. as all art would be, they evoke such emotions and yes raised eyebrows too. The location is prime; right by the Chinatown gate,...

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CA
Reviewed 19 June 2006

It amazes me on peoples expectations from a hotel for the price they paid. My wife and I stayed here recently and paid about $80 a night for a room with a bathroom(you can get rooms with shared baths). I guess people expect Hilton service for Motel 6 prices which IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. For $80 a night in...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: €119 - €237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel des Arts 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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