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Hotel des Arts

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 30 June 2005

I guess i'll just get to the facts here about what we experienced. Be very aware that there is only one shower per floor. and two bathrooms per floor. It's true that this is an overpriced Hostel. Also, there is no A/C, but when you crack the window open, there are no screens, so you worry about opening the window...

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France
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Reviewed 30 June 2005

The design of the hotel was very original and prices very reasonable. However a major problem was the bathroom. It was old which is acceptable, but cleaning something that hasn't been done correctly for like months. There were dirty greasy soap rests allover the bathtub and the sink and during my stay they only changed the towls but never cleaned...

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Hong Kong
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Reviewed 29 June 2005

Me and my wife has lived in Des arts Hotel for two nights, and we have made some comments on it, and they are: 1. Reasonable price 2. Unique decoration 3. Near China town, Union Square 4. Comfortable bed 5. Clean, tidy room 6. Vendor machine inside the hotel 7. Polite, helpful staff 8. Rare anitique ................ Passenger lift 9....

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 June 2005

It's interesting to see how reviews can differ from one traveler to the next! Some how I believe that it's the difference in the the reviewer, not the difference in experiences. It turns out that I was staying at aproximatelly the same time as the previous couple reviewers who seemed to have quite differing experiences. I thought the Hotel Des...

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san diego, california
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Reviewed 27 June 2005

the hotel des arts was pleasant and affordable. the murals in each room are unique. the place has a euro/urban vibe. it's very "to the point." there are no fancy bathrooms or huge luxury suites. it's a great value if you want to stay somewhere clean, affordable, central and unique. don't expect fancy, schmancy linen or chocolates on the pillow....

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 25 June 2005

I went to SF on business, but arrived the weekend ahead & had to find my own accomodations for a few days. In a snobby, overpriced town, it was a relief to find an unpretentious bastion of reasonable rates in the Hotel des Arts. The rooms weren't huge, but they were clean. There was no AC, but you could open...

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elmwood Park, New Jersey, USA
Reviewed 20 June 2005

My husband and I went to California in June 2005. I found the Hotel Des Arts on Expedia and from the pictures it looked like a lot of fun. This hotel reminded my husband and I of an art major struggling to make it through life. To begin, the hotel has no elevator....this was fine for us. Second, there is...

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Ottawa
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Reviewed 19 June 2005

I stayed in this hotel for 5 nights in a room with shared bathroom. That was clean and the white bedding was inviting for a good night sleep. Cute setting, with character. Good price and a safe place very close to the Gate to Chinatown. Great location. The rooms are small, but one did not go to San Francisco to...

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San Fransisco
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Reviewed 14 June 2005

An unusual little gem in the urban heart of it all. The monthly art exhibits, complete with djs, are a true highlight! Stay here and keep some of that hard earned lettuce in your pockets, or splurge on dinner at La Central next door. Loved it all!

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Leeds, UK
1 review
2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2005

I loved the hotel - it exceeded my expectations - clean, quiet and central, with charming rooms and OK facilities. Electricity, TV a bit wonky at times but it didn't spoil my pleasure at all. A great contrast to the 'chain' hotels I've used before. Fantastic value.

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Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: £134 - £211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel des Arts 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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