$109 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 22, 2014 Check-out: Dec 25, 2014

The Cartwright Hotel Union Square

3 stars
524 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94102
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
128 reviews
Great experience

My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night and we really enjoyed our stay. Check-in was fast and... See full review

  • tdiaz12
  • Jul 3, 2014
Cozy, friendly, central

The staff was so warm & friendly - so incredibly helpful. It's a special place, really - like... See full review

  • Canadian Super Tourist
  • Sep 30, 2014
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:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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 (128)

Ratings and reviews for The Cartwright Hotel Union Square

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
128 out of 128
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room 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
SOTBD
Business
Santiago, Chile
Jan 9, 2014

A good option in SF

We generally enjoyed our stay at the Cartwright, the staff was pleasant and helpful. The room was small, but I imagine that's par for the course in downtown SF. The most important part IMO, the bed, was fantastic, very comfortable with nice sheets. The rest of the furniture was a bit run down, but that didn't bother us one bit. WiFi worked just fine, even though we were in the back of the hotel. Room tip: the back of the hotel (Rooms ending in 09, 08, etc) was very quiet and peaceful throughout the day. Food tip: Skip the Diner next door they give you a 20% coupon for. It's like a more expensive version of Denny's and maybe not even as good. Location was great, easy to get around and plenty of good places to eat/drink nearby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Food tip: Skip the Diner next door they give you a 20% coupon for. It's like a more expensive version of Denny's and maybe not even as good.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BrettR
Business
Vancouver, BC
Feb 14, 2014

Great Location

Awesome location. Close to Union square and all downtown shops. Short walk (4 blocks) to the cable car stop for pier 39 / chinatown etc. Rooms were quaint but very comfortable and quiet. Staff were friendly and helpful including organising the airport shuttle out.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Unalaska
Business
Alaska
Mar 12, 2014

Spring Break

I just want to say "thank you" very much for a wonderful time. The weather was warm and sun was out... The hotel location is perfect and the full staff was really nice and good communication.... I do really recommend them to everyone.... Cannot wait to be back at SfO... Thank you very much again....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The local transportation is the best source to see the City...

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Review of The Cartwright Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
GlennD
Business
St. Louis
Mar 13, 2014

Good Location

I've stayed here before -- very good location, one block off of Union Sq. What you would expect from a 3 star hotel; nothing fancy, but it works. Nice staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Sears Fine Food -- iconic breakfast place -- just around the corner.

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Review of The Cartwright Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Paris on buisness and fun
Business
Northern California
Mar 30, 2014

Great location great room great value

Historic hotel, but clean and comfortable. Walls are thin but was quiet enough. Rooms were small but big enough.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Bloody Mary's at the Daily Grill best in SF!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Missoula, MT
Feb 16, 2010

Always a pleasant visit

I travel to SF ~4x/year for business and always stay at the Larkspur. It's a clean, quiet, friendly hotel, and unpretentious, which is a nice touch in the financial district. Had a major snafu on my last trip that resulted in arriving a day late -- hotel was great about arranging a refund. The staff is very friendly, the accommodations are comfortable, and if you get a room away from the street, the rooms are very quiet. I like the historic feel of the hotel as well. Some rooms can be a bit small if there are 2 people. Best to ask about size in advance. Would also like more options for breakfast (oatmeal, or something more substantial/healthy), but overall a great place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Canteen - small, fun, different, and excellent food. Make sure you get a reservation.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Diamond Bar, CA
May 27, 2009

Great hotel and location for the price

We stayed here for 3 days and loved it!The location is great for the price!Right next to Powell Street(shopping and dining)very easy to hail cabs,just a few mins walk to the bart station(5-10mins).The staffs were ok although 1 wasn't that friendly,I didn't get her name.We arrived at 2pm last May 23 and the room wasn't ready.I called to inform them 2 months prior that we're going to check-in in advance.Although we get to leave our luggage and they'll take care of it.The room is clean,loved their shampoo and conditioner by Lather.It's pretty quiet at night,although you'll still hear cars passing by when you open the window.The space is small,just enough room for the bed and a little space to walk by going to the bathroom,but it's ok.They have a big closet space.We'll definitely come back and stay here again.Loved it! =)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Davis traveller
Business
Davis, CA, USA
Sep 4, 2011

Nice hotel in a great location

You can't beat the location. The room was a little small, but for the money was very nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
YngCouple
Business
St. Petersburg, FL
Jan 25, 2010

All around great place

Overall this hotel was great! We had already read the reviews about the rooms being small, so we were not surprised. But the size of the room really didn't matter, since it was just my boyfriend and I and we were going to be around town most of our trip anyway. You can hear noise from the hallway pretty clearly, but luckily we weren't close to anyone too noisy. The location was great, and the staff were very friendly. No problems at all!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Cartwright Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Minneapolis, MN
Oct 1, 2009

Great!

Friendly staff, excellent service, great location. The only drawback was a very small continental breakfast (rolls and fruit). Could use something not sweet. However, there are good breakfast places nearby. Overall, I'd definitely stay there again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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