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Glenside, PA
Reviewed 2 June 2006

These are pretty basic accomodations, but they do add some interest! Many of the rooms are painted by artists. Our room, which was one of the lower-priced rooms, was decorated by an artist - the motif was "college dorm room from the 70s". Really very interesting. The bathroom was okay. There was no air conditioning (but that wasn't a problem...

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1Thank jeanneo
new york, NY
Reviewed 19 May 2006

Each room has its own "art" with some rooms happy and some downright depressing, Rooms are small, and hotel is very funky: you get to the reception fastest by walking a flight up otherwise taking caged elevator ride.The best thing about this hotel is that it is very well located. Clientele appeared very casually dressed, and either mid twenties with...

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5Thank ialine
Culver City CA
Reviewed 15 May 2006

A fun, quirky hotel with the art thing as their catch. We had a suite, the beds were comfortable, but the pull out couch was so-so. Very hard to set up. Bathroom was small. The art work was funky and gave the room personality. The hotel had an intimate european feel to it, complete with a creaky old fashion "cage"...

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4Thank mxm13
Phoenix, AZ
Reviewed 14 April 2006

This little hotel has a great gimmick--a different artist painting each room and suite. The work is interesting and fits the rooms well, but the hotel owners seem to have decided that the gimmick is all they need. The rooms are drafty and noisy; the towels are thin; the only amenity is cheap motel 6 soap; the carpets are dingy...

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Port Angeles, WA
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Reviewed 7 April 2006

I was overall extremely pleased with this hotel. My fiance and I stayed there 2 of the 3 nights we were in San Francisco (they were completely booked the middle night). The rooms are small, but this is made up for by the beautiful art. It is amazing to stay in such a unique and beautiful place surrounded with art...

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Santa Rosa, CA
Reviewed 5 April 2006

This little, funky hotel is near the center of Union Square and right on the edge of Chinatown. It is a wonderful location for centralized sightseeing. We stayed in the first suite on the first floor of rooms’ right by the hotel check-in desk. The room was clean, the beds comfortable with good pillows and had we needed it there...

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5Thank M8shaw
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New York, NY
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Reviewed 12 March 2006

I was lucky enough to be able to reserve the suite of the brazilian artist Regis Silva & Bloum (500/501). I had the oportunity to see many other painted rooms in the hotel, to me Regis & Bloum was the best. His work is three-dimensional, the breast of his painting cames out almost a foot of the paintings. I saw...

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Brazil
Reviewed 19 November 2005

The Hotel is located in a very old building. They tryed to use some paint, but some fixtures are just plain old (specially the bathroom). The location is excelent, just across the street from the Chinatown entrance, and very near the cable car lines. The staff is nice, but they had a mix-up with our reservations. We ended up staying...

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3Thank Daninha
washington, dc
Reviewed 16 November 2005

I stayed at the hotel before when it was the Alisa. I got this room off of Priceline. The hotel appears to have renovated its rooms, including the bathrooms. While I was a little nervous from my previous trip to the Alisa, I was pleasantly suprised. Not that this is the Ritz-Carlton, but my room had a mini-fridge and microwave,...

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2Thank dcgolf
Portland, OR
Reviewed 20 October 2005

This place shines like a gem. I've travelled on all continents and have never seen anything quite like this place. Definitely, book one of the artist room - you need to book it directly with the hotel, but it is a very cool experience. You can check out the rooms on their website and then request a specific one. We...

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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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  • 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: ₹ 8,662 - ₹ 17,257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel des Arts 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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