Des Arts Hotel - San Francisco  2 stars

447 Bush Street, San Francisco, United States, 94108  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Bathroom was okay - There was no air conditioning - Staff were pleasant, professional
  • Union square 2 mins away - Beds are comfy - Getting there from the airport on bart is easy
  • There is no a/c - Breakfast was simple but ok - Bathroom is excellently clean - I'd definitely recommend
  • 2 queen beds were clean and comfortable - Staff was accommodating - Free internet was great
  • Tv had about five channels - Staff were helpful - Bed was comfortable - Room was clean

Overview

The two-star Hotel des Arts in San Francisco’s central French quarter, close to its main financial district and Chinatown Gate.

Traditional façade hides a quirky interior design, a fruit of imagination of the local artists, which makes this boutique property characterful and ultra-modern. However functionality is no way compromised: the hotel offers all necessary services such as free Wi-Fi, parking, and business amenities.

The 39 guestrooms feature satellite TV, kitchenette and hair dryer and other comforts.

On-site brasserie offers free continental breakfast, delicious lunches, dinners and light snacks.

The hotel is convenient to the airport and public transportation.

Number of rooms   43.

City Center San Francisco - 1.4 mi
Airports Oakland International Airport (OAK) - 11.2 mi, San Francisco International (SFO) - 11.9 mi
Train Stations F Market Street Car - 4000 ft, Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station - 1.1 mi
Underground stations BART - Montgomery St. Station - 1400 ft, BART - Embarcadero Station - 2700 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Cafe De La Presse (cuisine: French, Café) - 200 ft, Cafe Claude (cuisine: French, Café) - 300 ft
Beaches North Beach - 2800 ft

Rooms

Individually decorated guestrooms are subdivided into Standard Queen rooms (with a washbasin in each unit; bathroom is shared); Deluxe Queen (having private bathroom); and Suites (two-room units with a bedroom and a living room featuring sofa and work desk; bathroom and flat-screen TV). Suites accommodate up to six persons.

All rooms are appointed with Wi-Fi, satellite TV, fridge, microwave, hairdryer, iron and phone.

Exclusively decorated rooms featuring imaginative installations, art pieces and graffiti works are to be booked in advance.

Up to two children under 17 years are not charged for stay. Adults are charged USD 15 for an extra bed.

Dining options

Varied breakfast buffet containing traditional continental choices and hot items is included in all room deals.

The hotel guests have a possibility of an on-site dining at the brasserie Le Central, a French-style restaurant offering international dishes with refined French touch as well as light snacks and drinks.

At the hotel Des Arts guests are invited to a continental breakfast served for free. 

Work

Business guests can make use of fax and photocopying services and free Wi-Fi access available in the entire hotel.

Leisure

Recreational facilities are not available.

Additional features

The hotel amenities include tour desk, parking, free Wi-Fi, laundry and safe deposit-box at reception.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Vending Machines
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is USD 30 per day.

Services
  • Bell staff/porter
Dining facilities
  • Continental breakfast
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
Media
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • TV

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Individually decorated guestrooms are subdivided into Standard Queen rooms (with a washbasin in each unit; bathroom is shared); Deluxe Queen (having private bathroom); and Suites (two-room units with a bedroom and a living room featuring sofa and work desk; bathroom and flat-screen TV). Suites accommodate up to six persons.

All rooms are appointed with Wi-Fi, satellite TV, fridge, microwave, hairdryer, iron and phone.

Exclusively decorated rooms featuring imaginative installations, art pieces and graffiti works are to be booked in advance.

Up to two children under 17 years are not charged for stay. Adults are charged USD 15 for an extra bed.

Standard Shared Bathroom Double Room
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Des Arts Standard Shared Bathroom Double Room
Des Arts Standard Shared Bathroom Double Room
Bed type: Queen Size bed
Size: 130 sq. feet
Room facilities
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    Des Arts Suite
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    Des Arts Suite
    Bed type: Queen Size bed or Double beds
    Size: 360 sq. feet
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      Deluxe Double Room
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      Des Arts Deluxe Double Room
      Des Arts Deluxe Double Room
      Des Arts Deluxe Double Room
      Des Arts Deluxe Double Room
      Des Arts Deluxe Double Room
      Bed type: Queen Size bed or 4 Queen beds
      Size: 140 sq. feet
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        Des Arts LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        What's nearby.

        The hotel is within a short walk from the Union Square, North Beach and a pleasant cable car ride from Ghirardelli Square. Picturesque Chinatown and lots of restaurants and shops are at the hotel’s doorstep.

        Places of interest
        Shopping areas
        Amusement
        • Bonkers
          400 ft
        Monuments and Landmarks
        • Lotta's Fountain
          1000 ft
        Museums
        • Folk Art Intl Foundation
          700 ft
        • Aptsjw
          1000 ft
        • San Francisco Performances Inc
          1000 ft
        • Jewish Museum San Francisco
          1000 ft
        • Wells Fargo History Museum
          1000 ft
        • Ansel Adams Ctr Photography
          1400 ft
        Halls
        • P S 449 Performance Studios
          1000 ft
        Universities, Institutes
        • Ben Gurion University of Negev
          700 ft
        • Cornell University
          700 ft
        • Dharma Realm Buddhist Univ
          1000 ft
        • Jean Shelton Acting School
          1000 ft
        • International Tour Management
          1000 ft
        • University of Judaism
          1000 ft
        • Professional Bartenders School
          1400 ft
        • Academy of Art College
          1400 ft
        • 1400 ft
        • S F Piano Supply CO
          1400 ft
        • Fashion Institute of Design
          1400 ft
        • Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts
          1400 ft
        Theaters
        Air business related
        • Tianda America Inc
          700 ft
        Casinos
        Underground stations
        • BART - Montgomery St. Station
          1000 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Asian Art Museum
          5000 ft
          200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
        • San Francisco Public Library
          5200 ft
          100 Larkin Street at Fulton, San Francisco
        • Nob Hill
          1.0 mi
          San Francisco, CA 94109
        • The Embarcadero
          1.1 mi
          Embarcadero Blvd, San Francisco
        • San Francisco City Hall
          1.1 mi
          1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place, San Francisco

        Near the hotel

        • Old Cathedral of St. Mary
          900 ft
          660 California Street at Grant Avenue, San Francisco
        • Wells Fargo History Museum
          1300 ft
          420 Montgomery Street, San Francisco
        • Chinatown
          1700 ft
          Grant Avenue, San Francisco
        • Tin How Temple
          1700 ft
          125 Waverly Place, San Francisco
        • Cartoon Art Museum
          1700 ft
          655 Mission Street, San Francisco
        • Contemporary Jewish Museum
          1800 ft
          736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets), San Francisco
        • Museum of Craft and Folk Art
          1800 ft
          51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Cafe De La Presse

          70% likes this, based on 486 reviews
          Cuisine: French, Café

          200 ft
          352 Grant Avenue

          Phone: 415 398 2860

        • Cafe Claude

          72% likes this, based on 274 reviews
          Cuisine: French, Café
          Price Range: USD 23 - USD 42

          300 ft
          7 Claude Ln

          Phone: 415-392-3505

        • The Irish Bank

          70% likes this, based on 88 reviews
          Cuisine: Pub, Irish

          100 ft
          10 Mark Lane

          Phone: 415-788-7152

        • Le Central

          64% likes this, based on 98 reviews
          Cuisine: French, Seafood, Bistro
          Price Range: USD 31 - USD 40

          100 ft
          453 Bush St

          Phone: (415) 391-2233

        • Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar

          70% likes this, based on 67 reviews
          Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
          Price Range: USD 14 - USD 30

          200 ft
          431 Bush St

          Phone: 415-397-3218

        Getting there.

        The hotel is situated in central San Francisco within a short walk from the major square and business locations. The nearest airport is Oakland International (18km); San Francisco Airport is a bit farther away (19km).

        Getting around.

        There is a bus stop close to the hotel.

        Airport shuttle can be requested at the concierge desk.

        Parking is available at a nearby location at extra charge (24 USD per day).

        Des Arts Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Des Arts

        Average guest rating

        7.0
        out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 94 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Location
        8.6
        Rooms
        6.5
        Service
        6.0
        Value
        7.2
        Dining
        7.9

        Individual guest reviews

        • Single

          The location and proximity to the tourist sights

          • Average rating
            7.4
        • Group of friends

          I loved the location. I'm a big fan of exploring a city on foot so I really enjoyed staying at Hotel des Arts and wandering the city.

          It was a little chilly.

          • Average rating
            8.2
        • Single

          The location is good

          The room is small but the price is relatively high.

          • Average rating
            6.2
        • Family with children

          No welcome after 25 hr flight, room was not ready, hotel staff had not read our request,room rate was made higher on arrival. In short hotel was more like a shabby boarding house

          • Average rating
            3.2
        • Couple

          Our room was awesome! Not only was there a painted wall, but the whole room was like an installation piece. We stayed in room 307 and adored it. We booked a room with a shared bath, but they upgraded us to a in- room bathroom for no extra charge. The bathroom was great and very clean. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, and the location was ideal. Great value, super clean, would definitely stay again.

          My boyfriend thought the bed was not very comfortable, but I didn't notice.

          • Average rating
            9.6
        • Older travelers

          Price. Interesting decor.

          Desk was sometimes cordial and other times almost rude. We asked about policy to leave one day early. The desk person said she'd leave a note for the manager, that she'd told us we could check out earlier than reservations. The next morning, no one knew about this, said we couldn'T. Tv: We pointed out on first night we were there that one channel had no sound and a second had a frozen screen. We were told it would be attended to the next morning; nothing was ever done and, as far as we know, no one showed up to check it out. When we left 4 days later, it was the same. Room 1011

          • Average rating
            7.8
        • Couple

          The art rooms were really fab and the hotel staff went out of their way to be helpful...I would definately recommned thos hotel

          • Average rating
            7.8
        • Couple

          Artwork is great! This is a nice and very original boutique hotel for the price. Parking at the garage is a few blocks away, but good for the price ($26/day with in-out privileges). Location is great - right in the middle of everything. It's a block away from Chinatown entrance.

          There was an art show going on during our stay which created quite a bit of noise outside our room as we were trying to relax before dinner. Room was small and bed was not the most comfortable. There was nowhere to place any toiletries in the bathroom (except for on top of the toilet seat!).

          • Average rating
            8.2
        • Group of friends

          Perfect location to explore the city

          The facilities for breakfast; No tables only stool it means you have to sit with your tablet on your knees.We were with four and couldn't have a pleasant brweakfst

          • Average rating
            7.4
        • Couple

          Great place to discover modern art and Aldo a great location for shopping and adventuring, close to Chinatown and union

          Did not like the hold in a different name, I was afraid that someone stole mu credit. Hotel definately needs to for warn guests about the charge, other than that I plan on staying in this hotel again.

          • Average rating
            9.2
        • Single

          The second time in this hotel, friendly staff, good room and location

          The rooms don't have enough noise proof, it's noise in the street and internal moves.

          • Average rating
            7.8
        • Family with children

          The staff went out of their way to accommodate us and the needs of our baby. They were all consistently polite and very friendly. Cool rooms too - really interesting decor, like an art gallery

          No. They were amazing.

          • Average rating
            9.6
        • Older travelers

          Interesting, unique hotel perfectly situated for stay in San Francisco. Very convenient. Room was clean and had everything needed. Quirky! Old fashioned bath tub in ensuite and washbasin in bedroom. Not a huge room but quite adequate and value for money.

          The hotel was fine but there was a major booking error. When we arrived exhausted from London we found the room double booked. We had booked for 4 nights but could only be accommodated for the last one. However, the staff were very professional and arranged for a room at another hotel for the first 3 nights. This other hotel was also perfectly situated and considerably up-market on Des Art but our booking price was honoured so we ended up better off!

          • Average rating
            9.2
        • Couple

          We liked the paintings, even more then a walk in the museum, It was also a very good price.

          We would like a watercooker in the room, to make a evening tea and also cornflakes with the breakfast, There was no airconditiong, so we don't know how the stay could be on a hot summer day

          • Average rating
            7.4
        • Couple

          The constant noise, weird smell in bathroom, annoying vibrations caused by people moving around and slamming doors.

          • Average rating
            4.6
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