Des Arts  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


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


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. 


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


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

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.

  • Bell staff/porter
Dining facilities
  • Continental breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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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.

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    Des Arts LocationWhat's nearby

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    • Parks
    • Tourist attractions
    • Museums
    • Convention centers
    • Stadiums
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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
    • Bonkers
      400 ft
    Monuments and Landmarks
    • Lotta's Fountain
      1000 ft
    • 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
    • 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
    • International Tour Management
      1000 ft
    • University of Judaism
      1000 ft
    • Jean Shelton Acting School
      1000 ft
    • Fashion Institute of Design
      1400 ft
    • Great Western University
      1400 ft
    • Academy of Art College
      1400 ft
    • Professional Bartenders School
      1400 ft
    • S F Piano Supply CO
      1400 ft
    • American Conservatory Theater
      1000 ft
    Air business related
    • Tianda America Inc
      700 ft
    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

    out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 76 reviews

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    Individual guest reviews

    • Single

      The location and proximity to the tourist sights

      • Average rating
    • 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
    • Single

      The location is good

      The room is small but the price is relatively high.

      • Average rating
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Couple

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

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