Hotel Cartwright Union Square  3 stars

524 Sutter Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102  show mapSave
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  • Free breakfast was amazing - There was a cable car stop right at the corner of sutter and powell - Free wi-fi was convenient
  • Bath is newly tiled - Reasonablly priced parking - Evening wine reception was fun
  • Coffee machine and bottled water in the room - Room was clean - Cable tv in room - Nice shower with plenty of hot water
  • Bathroom was tiny but modern - Bed was very comfortable - Breakfast provided every morning was very nice
  • Breakfast was quite good - A/c barely worked - Staff was among the friendliest i've ever met - Location was good


The great value 3-star Hotel Cartwright Union Square is set in a leisure area minutes away from Fisherman's Wharf, War Memorial Opera House and Lombard Street. An example of Edwardian architecture, this hotel opened in 1913 and was fully restored in 2008.

The hotel’s exceptional location offers quick access to theaters, galleries and museums. Hotel Cartwright Union Square is also located near Geary Theater, The Alcove Theater and Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall.

Within walking distance of Civic Center district with its bars, boutiques and restaurants.

20 minutes' drive from Oakland International airport and 5 minutes' walk to Market St & 4th St train station.


All 110 comfortable guestrooms feature Wi-Fi, satellite TV, cable TV with on-demand movies, a fireplace and coffee/tea making facilities. Guests can make use of private bathrooms with a shower, slippers and towels available in all guestrooms.


Start your day with a complimentary breakfast served at the restaurant. At the relaxing beer bar guests will enjoy a selection of wines.


The hotel offers computers, printers and daily newspapers and multilingual staff.


Leisure facilities feature a swimming pool and a library.


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 29 per day.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of rooms   114.

City Center San Francisco - 1.2 mi
Airports Oakland International Airport (OAK) - 11.3 mi, San Francisco International (SFO) - 11.8 mi
Train Stations F Market Street Car - 5000 ft, Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station - 1.2 mi
Underground stations BART - Powell St. Station - 2000 ft, BART - Montgomery St. Station - 2300 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Lori's Diner (cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers) - 100 ft, Sears Fine Foods (cuisine: American, Diner, Swedish) - 200 ft
Beaches North Beach - 3300 ft
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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Cable TV
  • LCD TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Internet access
  • CD player
  • Direct dial telephone



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until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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        What's nearby

        Popular areas
        • Nob Hill
          1000 ft
        Places of interest
        Shopping areas
        • San Francisco Performances Inc
          400 ft
        • California Assembly of Local
          700 ft
        • Jewish Museum San Francisco
          1000 ft
        • Folk Art Intl Foundation
          1000 ft
        • Non Profit Finance Fund
          1400 ft
        • Silent Film Festival
          1400 ft
        • Aptsjw
          1700 ft
        • P S 449 Performance Studios
          400 ft
        • Renaissance Ballroom
          1400 ft
        • Post Street Pavilion
          1400 ft
        Universities, Institutes
        • Jean Shelton Acting School
          400 ft
        • Great Western University
          400 ft
        • Fashion Institute of Design
          1400 ft
        • Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts
          1400 ft
        • Cal Dream Svc
          1400 ft
        • Brandon College
          1400 ft
        • Dharma Realm Buddhist Univ
          1700 ft
        • Curran Theatre
          700 ft
        • 700 ft
        • American Conservatory Theater
          1400 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Coit Tower
          5000 ft
          1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, San Francisco
        • Civic Center
          5000 ft
          Off Of Van Ness, San Francisco
        • St. Mary's Cathedral
          5100 ft
          1111 Gough Street at Geary Street, San Francisco
        • San Francisco Opera
          5100 ft
          San Francisco, CA
        • San Francisco Ballet
          5100 ft
          401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco

        Near the hotel

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        • Old Cathedral of St. Mary
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        • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church
          1700 ft
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        • Museum of Craft and Folk Art
          1900 ft
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        • Chinatown
          2200 ft
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        • Contemporary Jewish Museum
          2100 ft
          736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets), San Francisco
        • Cable Car Museum
          2300 ft
          1201 Mason Street, San Francisco

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Lori's Diner

          76% likes this, based on 901 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers, Diner
          Price Range: USD 2 - USD 22

          100 ft
          500 Sutter St

          Phone: (415) 981-1950

        • Sears Fine Foods

          63% likes this, based on 1060 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Diner, Swedish

          200 ft
          439 Powell St

          Phone: (415) 986-1160

        • Scala's Bistro

          67% likes this, based on 652 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Italian, French, Pizza, Bistro
          Price Range: USD 13 - USD 31

          200 ft
          432 Powell St

          Phone: 415-395-8555

        • The Starlight Room

          63% likes this, based on 117 reviews
          Cuisine: Contemporary
          Price Range: USD 27 - USD 32

          200 ft
          450 Powell St.

          Phone: 415-395-8595

        • Golden Gate Grill

          53% likes this, based on 59 reviews
          Cuisine: American
          Price Range: USD 31 - USD 31

          200 ft
          449 Powell Street, 3rd Floor

          Phone: 415-981-8646

        Hotel Cartwright Union Square Reviews

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        Based on 317 reviews

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        • Family with children

          Great location of the hotel (close to shopping and restaurants). Staff was friendly and helpfull. Breakfast was nice addition. Free wireless internet was working properly and was available in room. Parking was close by.

          Room was little but it didn't matter to me since I was only sleeping there. Bathroom wasn't big, but very clean. Kind of old elevator, but worked and it didn't bother me. TV could have more programs but we didn't watch it that much to be a problem for us.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          I really appreciated the stuff at the reception as well as design of the lobby.

          I must admit that the rooms were small, noisy and old. Breakfast which includes just coffee, some fruits and bread is not really an breakfast. Moreover I have booked and requested room with kingsize bed and got two separate ones without any apologize or help.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Loved the showers and bathrooms, and the fact that breakfast was provided in the lovely dining area. The location was also perfect, and very central to everything.

          The room was a bit small to store suitcases for two people, but we managed.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          The location

          The bed and the outside noice.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          We were delighted with the WHOLE experience. The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. The ambiance was good - the room was clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. We'd go back to Larkspur in a heartbeat!

          • Average rating
        • Single

          The location was great, room was clean.

          The front desk women wasnt friendly, until I paid her tips. They give me a single bed, but I can easily get a comfotable double bed room with the price I ve paid in the area. Also somehow they ve put me into a room for disables, therefore there s no table for me to put my stuff, no bath tub, shower was not high enough for people above 160cm, also there are water everywhere after a shower. Anyway just expected them to do better!

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          The staff were wonderful, especially Kevin the Porter and The reception staff. They could not have been more helpful. The location was great and the rooms comfortable and good value for money.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Rates, location, free internet good staff support.

          duvet - we much prefer blankets

          • Average rating
        • Single

          I had a warm welcome. The rooms are rather small but have all the comfort you need. The location is excellent, close to public transport hubs, including the Bart that connects with the airport. The hotel has an authentic atmosphere, much better than a 'chain hotel'.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Very handy location. Right near Union Square. Close to shops and transport. Easy 4-block walk from Powell station (even with luggage) made the bart a simple airport transfer option. Room size was Ok with a writing desk and bed side tables included. Also we left behind some (relatively) expensive facewash which they managed to track down for us. Printer and computer available in downstairs business area.

          Nothing really, though a refrigerator in the rooms would have been helpful

          • Average rating
        • Single

          A friendly welcome accompanied by a service-minded staff. The free Wi-Fi was something that was much appreciated and the help from the staff with regard to the need for a transformer for my european outlet on my computer. For the location (Union Square) its worth every dollar it cost to stay there.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The Larkspur Hotel reflects the comfort style and charm of old San Francisco (even playing old time classic songs of yesteryear through their sound system that you hear as you near the Hotel)..It is located a half block from Union Square area which is the best location to be at in the city for getting around. The quality and rate we got for this past weekend was excellent!

          Parking is costly and extra.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Kevin the Bell Hop was exceptionally friendly and helpful!! A very nice welcome to the city. The reservationist at check-in was also very friendly and helpful in planning our day trips. The location of the hotel is excellent. The rooms are clean but small, but that is typical of city travel.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Staff was very helpful, friendly, and competent. Hotel was quiet, even in the heart of the city, and very clean and convenient. I would definitely go back.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          The bed was soooo comfortable. The room was classy but small, Location was great too!

          I didnt like the size of the room, it was tight. And the walls seemed to be thin. I could hear in the hallway and such,

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