Hotel des Arts
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... hamburger – it was HUGE … no wonder it cost from $8.90 !
We were after Clam Chowder and we found another small café that sold it … an ancient old fashion diner which looked like it was once a temporary shop with what looked like a curved iron or copper roof - like an army hut - painted gloss white. There was seating for about 14 people at about 5 small laminated – top tables. Our clam chowder arrived and it ...
... on Fishermans Wharf (we will be at Pier 35 so almost next door) this is where all the seals congregate so photo opportunity later. Customs and immigration are ready to board as soon as we have tied up which should be any minute now, so hopefully we will get clearance early enough to make the most of day light. We are here overnight as this is the end of the first leg. Tomorrow we are booked on a trip to Alcatraz at ...
... style but it prepared me no better than if I had been raised by wolves.
My formative shopping years took place in fabric stores poring over Simplicity patterns (Butterick was a step up) and being annoyed at my mother for discussing the "selvage" at great lengths with the clerks who were always avid sewers themselves. She could combine one collar with another skirt and a different sleeve and everything was lined and ...
... the escape attempts. With the Battle of Alcatraz some inmates distracted a guard while they got his key and locked the guard up in D block. After releasing B and C block, they tried to escape but didn't have the key that got them out of the cell house. A huge riot broke out for 2 days and the US marines ended up attacking the place with bombs before they finally detained everyone. Two prisoners in charge were sentenced to death while one got an extra 99 years on his sentence.
... t it? The short story is the Karaoke finished at 11.30pm, but the New Zealand girl who was running the show wouldn't let us leave, she wanted Fred & I and another guy who'd flown in from the UK that day to stay back, have some free beer and have a chat. We finally got to bed at 2am, what we didn't realise was that we had a room mate who'd arrived whilst we were at the karaoke, we had no ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel des Arts San Francisco
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.