Hotel Cartwright Union Square - San Francisco  3 stars

ex. Larkspur Hotel Union Square

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
 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas


Paid parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Swimming pool



 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms


Hotel Cartwright Union Square is a 3-star hotel located in the center of San Francisco. The comfortable hotel was built in 1913 and refurbished in 2008.

This hotel is situated 1.6km away from Fisherman's Wharf, War Memorial Opera House and Lombard Street. Just 20 minutes from the center of San Francisco.

Placed near bars, boutiques and restaurants, the hotel offers a swimming pool and a library for on-site relaxation.

Set within a 10-minute walk from BART - Powell St. underground station. This hotel is conveniently located close to Oakland International airport.


The hotel's spacious rooms are appointed with Wi-Fi, satellite TV, cable TV with on-demand movies, a fireplace and LCD flat-screen TV. Guestrooms offer designer interior and carpet floor.


In the morning a complimentary continental breakfast is served. At the relaxing espresso bar guests will enjoy a selection of wines.


The hotel offers a souvenir shop, a cloakroom and a tour desk; shopping service, concierge service and ticket service are also provided.


Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

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) - 300 ft
Beaches North Beach - 3200 ft
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  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Souvenir shop
  • Fireplace
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Paid airport shuttle
  • City shuttle service
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
Leisure facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Library
  • Television in lobby
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Fan/Extractor
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock



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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    Bed type: King Size bed
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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
          Convention centers
          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
          • California Poets in the School
            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
          • 400 ft
          • Fashion Institute of Design
            1400 ft
          • Cal Dream Svc
            1400 ft
          • Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts
            1400 ft
          • University of Judaism
            1700 ft
          • Dharma Realm Buddhist Univ
            1700 ft

          Local Attractions

          • Coit Tower
            5000 ft
            1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, San Francisco
          • St. Mary's Cathedral
            5000 ft
            1111 Gough Street at Geary Street, San Francisco
          • Telegraph Hill
            5100 ft
            Lombard Street at Kearny 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
            1500 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
            1800 ft
            330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
          • Museum of Craft and Folk Art
            2000 ft
            51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
          • Chinatown
            2200 ft
            Grant Avenue, San Francisco
          • Cable Car Museum
            2200 ft
            1201 Mason Street, San Francisco
          • Tin How Temple
            2100 ft
            125 Waverly Place, 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

            300 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

            300 ft
            432 Powell St

            Phone: 415-395-8555

          • Maru Sushi

            63% likes this, based on 114 reviews
            Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
            Price Range: USD 17 - USD 22

            200 ft
            529 Powell St

            Phone: 415-393-9911

          • Golden Gate Cafe

            63% likes this, based on 17 reviews
            Cuisine: American, Café

            200 ft
            Powell Street and Sutter Street

          Hotel Cartwright Union Square Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Cartwright Union Square

          Individual guest reviews

          • 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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