$134 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 28, 2015 Check-out: Mar 2, 2015

The Cartwright Hotel Union Square

3 stars
View map of 524 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94102

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
133 reviews
trip we didn't expect

we had to go to San Francisco for a passport, this was unexpected, our hotel was near the embassy... See full review

  • Diana E.
  • Feb 22, 2015
awesome trip

I loved how the staff were all about my dog. A must hotel if you have pets!! See full review

  • Vanessa R.
  • Jan 21, 2015
The Cartwright Hotel Union Square offers charm and personality, while delivering great value, comfort and excellent service. Conveniently located in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square, close to shopping, dining, entertainment, the Financial District and the Moscone Convention Center, The Cartwright Hotel Union Square is the ideal destination for the savvy business or leisure traveler. 114 guest rooms, offer modern comforts and conveniences including a signature FeatherBorne Bed package, deluxe bath amenities, plush towels, LCD flat screen TVs, iPod docking station and free high-speed wireless Internet. Those looking to unwind are encouraged to relax in the lounge, accented by a cozy fireplace. Adjacent to Bar 1915 is a quaint gift and sundries shop, providing last minute essentials and souvenirs. Cartwright Hotel Union Square is pet-friendly and 100% nonsmoking. The Cartwright Hotel Union Square offers complimentary Coffee and Tea service which is available from 7am to 10am daily. Valet parking charge is $40.00 per night.

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The Cartwright Hotel Union Square Rooms

Queen Deluxe
Our Deluxe Queen rooms feature a Queen FeatherBorne Bed, free wireless Internet, flat screen TV, upgraded bath and body products, coffeemaker with Local Organic coffee and a work desk.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest

Nearby points of interest

  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Union Square: 0.1 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.4 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.5 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.5 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.5 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.5 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.6 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.6 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.7 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Union Square: 0.1 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.4 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.5 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.5 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.5 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.5 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.6 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.6 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.7 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.7 mi
  • SoMa: 0.8 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.9 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.9 mi
  • Coit Tower: 0.9 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.9 mi
  • Ferry Building: 0.9 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 1 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 1 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1.1 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 1.1 mi
  • Japantown: 1.1 mi
  • ATT Park: 1.1 mi
  • Japan Center: 1.2 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.2 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.2 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.3 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.3 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.3 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.3 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.3 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.3 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.4 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.4 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.4 mi
  • Lands End: 1.8 mi
  • Mission Dolores: 2 mi
  • Mission Delores: 2 mi
  • Mission Cliffs Rock Climbing Center: 2 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Cartwright Hotel Union Square features conference and reception facilities with the ability to serve groups of five to fifty people. Two meeting rooms offer complimentary high-speed wireless Internet and conference call capabilities in a comfortable business environment. On site meeting professionals can help customize facilities to accommodate specific needs. In addition, a complimentary business center is available to all guests

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (133)

Ratings and reviews for The Cartwright Hotel Union Square

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
133 out of 133
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.7

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Annie's Mom and Granny
Business
Seattle, WA
Jan 14, 2013

Comfortable, clean, convenient, charming

My mom and I loved this hotel! It's an old building that has been extensively updated, but still retains a lot of its old charm. If you're used to slick and modern, you might not like this hotel. But if you've been to European small hotels and enjoyed them, you'll be right at home! The beds were incredibly comfortable with cozy duvets and lots of pillows. Funny old furniture and bathroom (with updated fixtures) just added to the charm. Very convenient location. Extremely friendly and helpful staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Stainsdad
Business
sF
Dec 29, 2012

SF over nighter

Luv'd the Bay Area. Cable cars were cool and Chinatown food great. Piers were also nice. Hotel was nice and looked upscale but very old. Piping and electrical conduit exposed. Old steam radiator heater. Sorta like the overpriced Beverly Hills Hotel rooms in the old section except this overlooked a roof instead of the kitchen dumpster. Staff was very nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Ed from Philadelphia
Business
Philadelphia
Dec 20, 2012

Acceptable

The hotel room was clean, dreary due age and lighting. The room was quite small, but I suppose that is to be expected for a cheap hotel near Union Square. The noise level was a bit high -- not just due to normal city sounds, but also because the building is old, the plumbing makes a lot of noise, and there is little insulation by floors and walls from other ambient noise (guests, etc.). The heat didn't work very well and the bathroom window is slatted, and although it folds up to close, does not insulate very well. The location and price are great, but overall, the hotel is unexceptional. If you're looking for a bargain and good location, perhaps this hotel is for you, but even so, I would consider looking elsewhere first.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

2 blocks from Union Square. Short walk to a number of good restaurants.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Savvy Saver
Business
Bakersfield, California
Dec 4, 2012

fantastic location

The hotel itself is nice and the staff is very warning and friendly. The location is amazing and very close to union square and only a short walk to market.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Cartwright Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SE88
Business
Boston, MA
Aug 22, 2012

Short stop in SF

This hotel was good for our needs - small rooms, but anyone who has traveled at all in Europe on a moderate budget has experienced worse. The deal was good, especially for the location and the cleanliness and expediency of employees.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

SPQR was the best meal of our lives.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jase101
Business
New York, NY
Aug 10, 2012

Working visit

The hotel is located about 2 blocks from Union Square which makes it convenient for people on vacation. The staff are very helpful and friendly. They checked me in right away when I arrived round noontime.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Macy's, Saks & Westfield Shopping Center is relatively close

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ber Ireland
Business
Ireland
Jul 23, 2012

Business

Location excellent. Good overall but noisy at night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Geordie28
Business
San Francisco
Jul 20, 2012

Short stay

Staff very very helpful. Had to change rooms due to noise but staff very accommodating. Room was very small but spent very little time there so not a problem. Said bed was a double but more like a full bed so might be a bit small for a couple.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jvaughey
Business
Bozeman, Montana
Jul 17, 2012

San Francisco weekend getaway

Fabulous!! The staff ~ all of the staff from front desk to bar to doorman ~ were very genuinely friendly and conscientious. The room was small but cozy. The bed very comfy and the hotel well built and quiet. I would highly recommend this hotel and hope to return soon!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KLK and CCB
Business
Michigan & Montana
Jun 28, 2012

All Heart in San Francisco

What a delightful experience! The Larkspur is a real treasure. It is a tremendous deal at these rates. The staff was wonderful, room was clean and comfortable and the location was unbeatable. Highly recommend the day spa right next door - a fabulous treat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Mamacita is a really great Mexican restaurant. Go early and enjoy a glass of wine in any of the many small wine bars in the neighborhood.

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