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Hotel des Arts

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This place is certainly different. No two rooms are the same. The check in experience was rather painless. Other than that, well, there was room for improvement. I will start with the negatives. First, you can smell the smoke coming from smokers outside of the hotel. Plus, being on top of a bar means you get a lot of residual noise coming from it at night. Last, the bed was not the most comfortable. It’s hard to sleep at night with the beat and noise coming from that place. Add to that it’s hard to sleep on the mattress. I give them credit for being off the beaten path and funky. It would be charming if not for the drawbacks and perhaps even tolerable. If there was no other place to stay, sure. But I would exhaust all options before staying here again.

With just one day to see San Francisco, this hotel was ideal. Super helpful staff and fun painted rooms. Would certainly recommend. Improvement would be a full length mirror in the room and no wasteful single use plastic at breakfast.

The hotel is in an excellent location and has many bars and restaurants very close. The staff are amazing and I must say very helpful- hector in particular. The major issue is the noise, it is very noisy and even though I was high up I was awoken by dump trucks all night. Besides that the property does a good job and the rooms are nice.

Upon arrival, we had an idea that our experience wasn't going to be a positive one. Check in took a while as a new reception man was being "trained", that's fine I appreciate everyone has to learn. The lift is a death trap, old fashioned sliding door. We stayed on floor 2, the room was about 12 feet by 12 feet absolutely tiny for a 5 night stay and we struggled to find space for our cases.We were on a 3 week holiday so had plenty of luggage. The room was relatively clean and bedding and towels were ok. There was no air conditioning in the bedroom and no way of opening the window as they were sealed shut. It was very hot. The worst part about our first night was the fact that after going out for food and a beer we returned to find out that directly under our room is a nightclub that is open from 4pm to 2am and the noise is ridiculous, its like having a live band in your bedroom!. Next morning we complained and moved room to the fourth floor directly above our previous room and had exactly the same experience. The bedroom walls are paper thin and so are the ceilings ! We only managed to stay for 4 out of the 5 nights as checked out an into a different hotel. This place is nothing more than a glorified hostel (and nothing glorious about it). I didn't class this hotel as cheap, and in my opinion pay slightly more of your hard earned cash and stay in an actual "hotel". We received no apology on check out even though we were asked why we were leaving early. The man on reception just kindly informed us that if we had checked out before 12pm, (it was 3.oopm) we would have had a refund of our last nights charge!!!!.

Very well located, good value, clean and comfy, helpful staff There was a mess up in our room booking, we were upgraded at no extra cost, good restaurants and cafes and the excellent Irish bank bar about 50 yards away

We really enjoyed our stay at hotel Des Arts. Rooms were comfortable, well priced, central location. Staff were friendly and the bar down stairs was a little hidden gem! Definitely recommend staying here and would book here again!

This hotel was the least expensive SF hotel I could find. My expectations were low other than the price and location as it was walking distance to the gates of China Town and walking distance from SF's finest shopping/dining/bar scenes. If you have not been to SF in the last 5 years downtown traffic will shock you. The hotel is funky each room and hallway provides a local artist their canvas so as you walk through the hotel you sense the mood change as you drift between artists expressions. The room i stayed in was amazing the wall paper was falling off and provided a nice canvas for the artist. Four post tub filled the bathroom and the sink was at the opposite wall where they tapped into the next rooms plumbing. Added pics below. but.. if you are expecting a Ramada style Inn you will not like this place so keep on looking, you will not enjoy your stay. ie keb1350 "would not recommend"

The location is good, but the room is so small, so old, and what was on the walls of our (extremely small) room is NOT ART! It was as though someone let a tagger in there with 4 cans of spray paint. The bed was comfortable enough, and the employees were beyond nice. I wouldn't stay there again, and not one of the pics I've seen online looked one bit like the hotel we were in...their photographer must have some great filters. The breakfast was pretty sparse. The owners of this dump should fix it up and then REALLY have a nice place.

We'll give 5 stars for overall enjoyment, quality, and decor, etx. This is not a high priced hotel and worth every dime that is charged (i.e. worth the price). To be clear, we really enjoyed our stay. The staff was pleasant, the manager (Celia) was experienced and nice. Room was super clean and very well decorated. Plus a great location. BTW; this hotel offers room discounts when returning in the future. We loved the art. It is all over the place - awesome!

What a wonderful find In The Middle of this Amazing city, we stayed for 10 nights Here The staff are more than Excellent , Cecelia on Reception was a little star Nothing was to much trouble for her, she went over and above the call of duty to make are stay most enjoyable, The Hotel was exceptionally clean with lovely white fluffy towels, and wonderful cotton sheets on the beds, The hotel is situated right next to china town, and union square,The security was brilliant for two ladies traveling alone, I would Highly recommended this hotel, A fantastic find in the middle of this vibrant city.

447 Bush St San Francisco CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Moscone Convention Center
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services

Located in Downtown San Francisco, Hotel des Arts is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and TransAmerica Pyramid. This 43-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, concierge services, and express check-out.


For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


A flat-screen TV comes with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a phone, and an ironing board.

Property features

Hotel des Arts features free WiFi in public areas and express check-out. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables.

Room options

Standard Double Room, Shared Bathroom (Residential)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Suite, Ensuite (Residential)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, Ensuite (Residential Double)

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Double Room, Ensuite (Family)

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

63.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 631 reviews