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


Situated near War Memorial Opera House, Lombard Street and AT&T Park, the quiet Larkspur Hotel Union Square offers a swimming pool and a library.

The hotel boasts exceptional location in San Francisco close to BART - Powell St. underground station. Just 20 minutes from the center of San Francisco.

The hotel is surrounded by boutiques and restaurants.

It will take 5 minutes' walk to get to the Powell St & Sutter St cable car station. Fast access to Oakland International airport within 20km is provided.


All classic rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, ironing facilities, satellite TV, a DVD player and a work desk. Rooms also feature carpet floor and dark-wood furnishing.


A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily. At the large wine bar guests will enjoy a selection of espresso.


Dry cleaning, concierge service and valet parking as well as a safe deposit box, parking and a tour desk are available at the hotel.


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   109.

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



from  3 am


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 1 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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          Hotel Cartwright Union Square LocationWhat's nearby

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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
          • Folk Art Intl Foundation
            1000 ft
          • Jewish Museum San Francisco
            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
          • Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts
            1400 ft
          • Cal Dream Svc
            1400 ft
          • Brandon College
            1400 ft
          • Fashion Institute of Design
            1400 ft
          • Dharma Realm Buddhist Univ
            1700 ft
          • 700 ft
          • Curran Theatre
            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

          • Grace Cathedral
            1600 ft
            1100 California Street, San Francisco
          • Old Cathedral of St. Mary
            1600 ft
            660 California Street at Grant Avenue, San Francisco
          • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church
            1700 ft
            330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
          • Museum of Craft and Folk Art
            1900 ft
            51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
          • Chinatown
            2200 ft
            Grant Avenue, San Francisco
          • 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 322 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,

            • Average rating
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