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Cartwright Hotel Union Square

524 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94102
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  • Cartwright Hotel Union SquarePro 2014
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    Free Wi-Fi that is fully functional lets me ignore the small room size. Located in an historic building (the desk clerk told me this was the first building completed after the great earthquake) everyone I came in contact with were friendly and helpful. The hotel has no restaurant or coffee shop but it provides 20% off coupons for Lori's Diner which is open 24 hours a day and is located about three doors down the street.

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    The Cartwright Hotel (formerly the Larkspur), a boutique hotel, despite its modern and welcoming lobby, is located in an older building that brings you back into a different era of old San Francisco charm. They have 114 beautiful guestrooms, 2 meeting rooms, as well as a business center, a lounge with a piano, plentiful lobby seating, and a bar (closed currently awaiting permit).

    Though they don’t have a fitness center in the building, they do offer hotel guests use of the Club One Fitness located a block away -- better than what most boutique hotel gyms usually offer. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout the hotel. Their cozy rooms feel homely – and after speaking with their extremely warm & courteous staff, it is just how they want you or your four-legged friend to feel – right at home. They even have snacks in the lobby for your pet.

    If you don’t want to leave the hotel in search of food, Lori’s Diner delivers, and if you happen to be staying there on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, you can even check out their pop-up theatre show held in one of their meeting rooms.

    Recommended for:Business Travelers
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  • Cartwright Hotel Union SquareCommunity ManagerAmbassadorPro 2014
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    Pay attention here, because it can be a bit confusing. The Cartwright Hotel Union Square is the hotel formerly known as the Larkspur Union Square, and more prior formerly known as the historic Cartwright Hotel. History has a way of repeating itself, and the Larkspur folks had the right mind to restore the historic name to this beautiful San Francisco hotel.
    Inside the lobby, you’ll see remnants of that history in old stubs, brochures and scraps of paper. The Bar 1915, a lounge located on premises, celebrates this history with an old lounge ambience.
    On the other side, rooms are modern and well-maintained. Wireless Internet is provided for free and rooms include flat-screen televisions.
    Location-wise, the Cartwright Hotel sits in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Staying here, you’re surrounded by some of the best of the city.

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    The Larkspur is a nice, little modern boutique hotel right next to Union Square. I particularly liked the lobby: plenty of couches and chairs to lounge on, brick floor, pictures of SF on the walls, and plenty of light...it was a great place to relax.

    For bigger people, a warning: their rooms with two beds have twin-sized beds...really bringing me back to the college dorm days. The bathroom is also really small here, with the tub shaped like a cute little square. The front rooms can be a bit more noisy being right by the streets of downtown SF.

    The bar here is on the smaller side and only serves beer and wine. Unfortunate for those people looking to rage their faces off in a hotel bar.

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Description

Formerly the Larkspur Union Square, the Cartwright Hotel Union Square is close to Union Square, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Transamerica Pyramid. Chinatown and North Beach are both within walking distance.

Features:
This historic property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms where a weekly show is performed. Audio-visual equipment and business services are also provided. Wireless Internet is free. Pets are welcome, and dog and cat treats are provided in the lobby. The property hosts a complimentary manager reception. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a library, a bar/lounge, and valet parking. This is a smoke-free property.

Guestrooms:
There are 114 guestrooms at the Cartwright Hotel Union Square. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries and hairdryers. In addition to CD players, guestrooms offer multi-line phones with voice mail. Televisions have pay movies. Rooms also include ... read more
desks, coffee/tea makers, ceiling fans, and electronic/magnetic keys. Housekeeping is offered and guests may request wake-up calls. Cribs (infant beds) are available on request. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.

Notifications and Fees:
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.
  • Self-parking: US $27 per day
  • Self parking large vehicle: US $37 per day
  • Valet parking: US $40 per day
  • Valet parking large vehicle: US $50 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

OverviewEdit

5.0 out of 5
4 members' reviews
79 people visited Cartwright Hotel Union Square
Fair - 74% of guests recommend
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Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Restaurant
  • Free Hi Speed Internet
  • Pets Allowed
  • Data Ports
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • In-House Bar
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Clothing Iron
  • Wake Up Service
  • Family Rooms
  • Coffee & Tea Maker
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Children Allowed
  • Non-Smoking Rooms

Reviews Summary

Fair1744 reviews across the web.

  • Guests say it is the perfect hotel for a city trip.
  • Location
    99% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
  • Price
    Excellent value for money, said 98%.
  • Hotel
    98% thought it was clean.
  • Service
    88% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Hotel Building
    70% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
  • Restaurant
    59% were unsatisfied with the breakfast.

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Aliases: Larkspur Union Square, Larkspur Hotel