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Singapore
Reviewed 17 December 2006

Everything horrible you've heard about this place is all TRUE! Our party of 6 had booked and received confirmed reservations 3 MONTHS before our trip in Oct for 3 rooms. After a long 20 hours flight, we arrived at the Hotel only to be informed that our bookings have "mysteriously" been cancelled - despite us having confirmed reservations. The unhelpful...

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robass1, Hotel General Manager at Hotel des Arts, responded to this review

Hotel requires a valid credit card to guarantee reservations. In the event of over booking and we need to relocate guests, the hotel provide alternative accommodation. We prepare in advance all the accommodation arrangements so those guests who need to be relocated have a smooth relocation experience. We proved taxi fares to the new hotel and we also pay for...

Netherlands
Reviewed 31 October 2006

Upon arrival we encountered a very unfriendly man behind the desk and he would not change his attitude for the rest of our stay. We felt not welcome at all. We first had a room at the side of the hotel facing an alley filled with garbage containers (room 403). Every night the garbage was collected at 3.00 am and...

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robass1, Hotel general Manager at Hotel des Arts, responded to this review

Hotel des arts is located in downtown area. It is a small building only 5 stories high. It is also a very old building. Unfortunately some of our rooms are in the area where there is constant noise. To address the issue we have installed double pained windows recently. IF you are a light sleeper we suggest when you making...

San Antonio
Reviewed 24 October 2006

The rooms are rather small. While the quilt and sheets were nice, the mattress was terrible. It was very thin and gave no support! As is not uncommon in San Francisco, there was no air conditioning in this hotel. There was also no ceiling fan, etc. (i.e., no air circulation except via open window). My room the first night overlooked...

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robass1, Hotel genral manager at Hotel des Arts, responded to this review

We are striving to constantly improve service and upgrade our amenities. To address issues of noise we have installed double pain windows in some of our rooms. We have also started on our bathroom remodel and we have also changed our bathroom amenities which are now Judith Jackson body products. One of the unique qualities of hotel des arts is...

St. Louis
Reviewed 14 October 2006

Knowing that San Francisco would be very busy in the middle of October, my wife and I booked our room here 2 months in advance. Eight days before our trip, we confirmed our reservation. The next day they called and said that they were "under construction" and could not accomodate. The hotel said we were one of three that they...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 13 October 2006

Although I found the hotel's eccentric paintings interesting, the best part about the hotel was the service. I stayed for 5 days with my partner and was always greeted and given tips on how to best get around the city. The manager also made us feel very welcome on the day we arrived, a feeling which continued even until the...

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AZ
Reviewed 11 October 2006

What a quaint hotel in the heart of San Francisco! The walls are covered in local art work, the staff is knowledgeable and helpful, the location superb. Located right infront of the China Town Gate, right next to Belden Alley, 5 minute walk to Union Square...if you want to see the city without speding a ton of money on accomodations...

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Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 11 October 2006

My husband and I have stayed here twice and were satisfied both times. No bedbugs either time, nice, clean rooms and a great price. We liked the central location, although we did walk through some shady areas to get there, it is San Francisco! We didn't speak much to the staff other than asking for an extra pillow. They were...

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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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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 94108-3704
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $187 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel des Arts 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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