Hotel des Arts
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We arrived in San Francisco in the evening of the 25th after a marathon 10 something hour road trip across 2 state lines and through some amazing scenery. As we write this it is our first day in this great city, which at the moment can best be described as Brisbane with a few extra hundered years history. Our plans at the moment are; today ( …
We did alot yesterday and now we are really glad we did. It walking nearly killed up but we have do much to do today before we go to Alcatraz at 4. First things first though. We went out and found a cafe to write our Christmas letters to family. I hope they get them in time. We had abit of a problem finding a post office or at least one …
First of all, I’ll say this…we walked. A lot. Up lots of steps and hills. We got there in the morning. I think our flight landed at 11am, and we got the airtrain to terminal G where we got the BART. It cost $8.10 and took us to Montgomery st, which was just 2 blocks from Hotel Des Arts. We …
I wish I knew where I was flying over. It looks like mountenous dessert…like the surroundings of Las Vegas, but we are not that far north. We are on our way to San Francisco. I am excited.
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Loud room, but artsy, off beat hotel
I stayed at the hotel for just one night and had a painted room facing the street. After a long day of travel the bed was very comfortable, but the outside street lights and noise kept me awake all night. The bathroom was a little small so if you prefer more space you will not be happy here. The photographs in the hallways were original, fresh, and contemporary and added a nice touch.
Didn't Expect a Jewel, but...
We didn't expect much for the price, but were really surprised with the conditions we found. Just to mention a few: no A/C in the building, stains everywhere including the sheets and towels, lumpy squeaky mattress, continental breakfast featuring bagels with no cream cheese, and an unhappy man at the front desk all day. This quasi-boutique hotel failed to deliver.
I stayed at the Hotel des Arts in May 2004, when it was still called "Alisa Hotel". Well, I have to say that some reviews here had frighten me, so I asked a reservation in a quiet part of the hotel.
Hotel des crap
This is one gross hotel. I stayed on street corner cleaner then this. I can't believe how these other review got more then terrible rating. When i checked in even the girl that works there felt sorry for me because the whole floor smells like pee. This can at best be a dirty old hostel. I later found cheaper hotel across the street that has private bathroom. This one you will need to share a toilet with 30 other guest and also the shower. Even the prison has more facility. Do your self a favour, spend $10 more or just go to the one across the street. My garage at home seem more humane to live in!!! stay away from this place!!!
Good value but I would opt next time to spend more
This hotel is not how the photos appear. There was no art in our room and the state of the hotel apart from the renovated foyer is not great - for a start they could do with replacing what is a very grubby carpet in the hallways and rooms.
The location is good though and it is cheap. The staff were fine and efficiently booked us a shuttle to the airport. The room was not spotless though and yes some guests are not the quietest.
It is good value for money, but personally next time I would opt to spend more.
I had a horrible experience at the HJotel Des Arts. When we checked in at 3pm our room was not ready. We waited 45 minutes before
It's not too often cool and funky is comfortable and inexpensive. We just stayed this past weekend. They had a display of 6 different artists in the lobby and some theme rooms which were each decorated by a different artist. We stayed in a room which felt like SOHO. Very fun and this definitely isn't like staying at Holiday Inn. On the practical side, it was a great spot, perfectly clean and apparently recently renovated. The only negative was around lunchtime the French restaurant downstairs got going and we always got too hungry from the aroma.
Clean and simple
Good deal in a great location. Free continental breakfast and staff was helpful in recommending places to eat. Rooms were clean and the bed and pillows were surprisingly comfortable. Would recommend for budget travelers.
This hotel is now called the HOTEL DES ARTS, and I had high hopes for the place - expecting a funky, trendy (albeit budget) hotel.