Stayed here in October 2013, not sure why people are complaining about this hotel! I found it to be very clean with very comfy beds and clean sheets. The whole hotel is quirky and at a great price compared to other hotels. The bathroom was slightly dated, but have you seen the pictures of some of the Union square hotels, even more dated and more expensive! Wasn’t a problem at all, everything functioned ok. You have to access the hotel via an intercom, but again I can’t see the problem with this? The door is opened within seconds and makes the place very secure.
The location is excellent, a 10 minute walk from the BART station, which is worth catching if you’re coming from the airport, only $8, with all the main shopping areas, china town and the hop on hop off bus nearby. The only thing that I'd say is, if you have a room in the centre of the building and its bin day, it can be noisy early in the morning. Staff are very helpful and the free breakfast of bagels and juice/coffee was a good idea.
I would definitely stay here again as it was convenient, cheap and funky. Two or three doors down from this hotel is an Irish pub which serves excellent food at good prices, worth a visit! If you are going to moan about this place, then go pay $500 and stay at the Hilton with no character!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Des Arts Hotel
- Des Arts San Francisco