Hotel des Arts

447 Bush St., San Francisco, California, 94108, United States | 2 star hotel
Prices starting from $143.00

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This 2 star hotel, located in the Civic Center area of San Francisco, is near Gump's, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge, San Francisco Bay Trail, and Loehmann's.
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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.

    No problem


    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.

    The worst hotel I have ever stayed at!


    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

    Very cool


    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 terrible!


    This hotel is now called the HOTEL DES ARTS, and I had high hopes for the place - expecting a funky, trendy (albeit budget) hotel.

    This Hotel was GHASTLY!!


    I have just returned from San Francisco, and I can firmly say there is only one good thing about staying at the Hotel Des Arts (formerly Alisa Hotel), and that is the LOCATION.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel des Arts San Francisco

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good