$143 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 5, 2015 Check-out: Apr 6, 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. Parking rates are $31.00 for self-parking and $41.00 for valet parking.

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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

Ratings and reviews for The Cartwright Hotel Union Square

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
13 out of 133
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.5

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Dog. Owner
Business
Oregon
Sep 7, 2014

Not Pet Friendly

The staff at the front desk is very nice, however, the pet waiver they give you to sign when you check in is a shock. Your pet can not weigh more than 50 pounds. I had a 70 lb lab. You cannot leave the pet in the room alone at any time so if you are planning on dinner or museum trips or theater, better change your plans. Your pet better be able to walk all day, night and day. You cannot leave the pet when the maid comes, even if you are in the room. The room is tinier than the tiniest. Even if they let you keep the pet in the room, you would not want to. My window opened on to a brick wall. There is no A/C.. All I wanted to do was run. The one good thing is that because of the unexpected pet waiver, they refunded my money. I was fortunate, however, because I was able to stay with a friend. I would have been stranded with a pet in San Francisco.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
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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Review of The Cartwright Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Adam Ithaca
Business
Ithaca, NY
Jan 22, 2013

Good Solid Place to Stay

Nice digs, good location. Nothing fancy, but safe, clean, convenient and reliable.

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

Business

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Review of The Cartwright Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Shankmonster
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Feb 12, 2013

OK

The location was great. Found room to be noisy, could hear people in next room and hallways. Bathroom window was drafty, making the bathroom cold and not comfortable. Could not figure out how to get heat in my room, heater seemed to be broken?

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Hotel is one block from Union Square, making it a great location for shoppong.

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Review of The Cartwright Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
The chooser
Business
City of Angeles
Jul 6, 2009

4th of July at the Larkspur

Quaint, super tiny rooms (even for SF). Only one elevator, very slow. Can't beat the location and the price was okay, the service was nice too.

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

Business

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Review of The Cartwright Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
RayPRQ
Business
Pasadena, CA
Sep 29, 2014

Like any real estate: all about location!

The value of The Cartwright is its location, just off the northwest corner of San Francisco's Union Square (shopping and entertainment district). This prime real estate means you don't hear the crowds or the cable cars all day and night, but you are close to both. You are also steps away from a Walgreens drug/grocery store, and the 24-hours Lori's Diner. The downside is that the rooms and the interiors are very dated. The closet is big enough to feel like a walk-in, with a dresser and ironing board inside it, but it's bigger than the bathroom (which required stepping over the toilet to get to the shower, but thankfully, there was a clean and deep tub for soaking after a day of walking about). Even the alarm clock felt old: it played CDs, but had no auxiliary port for an iDevice - who still travels with CDs these days? So the price was worth it for me to be near everything I wanted to see and do during a weekend getaway return visit to the city I called home for ten years. I wanted serviceable, and I got at least that. Luckily, I never intended to "live" my weekend in the hotel, so the Cartwright served its duty. Thanks!

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out the available tickets at the Theatre Bay Area booth on Powell Street (west) side of Union Square: great deals for all kinds of entertainment from walking tours to theatrical productions and special festivals/events.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jewy
Business
Miami, Florida
Jun 7, 2013

No A/C

Charming hotel in Union Square. No A/C in the rooms, but in San Francisco you can get away with it.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
tshep
Business
ohio
Oct 23, 2013

great location

Staff very friendly, helpful with shuttle back to airport, perfect location....walking to Chinatown and shopping was very close!

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

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
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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