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Cartwright Hotel Union Square - San Francisco

3 star Hotel San Francisco

524 Sutter Street - San Francisco

Price starting from $ 199.32

Unwind with designer toiletries in the guest rooms at this business-friendly hotel in San Francisco which also offers 24-hour room service and is in the entertainment district in the area of Downtown San Francisco. Cartwright Hotel Union Square also has free Wi-Fi.

This 3 star Downtown San Francisco-area hotel in San Francisco offers gift shops/newsstands, dry cleaning/laundry and an elevator (lift).

Planning a meeting? This hotel has 2 meeting rooms, as well as a business center. Free newspapers, a safe, TV, fireplace and coffee are on offer in the lobby. Other amenities include concierge services and a computer station.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.7 Good
Based on 15 hotel reviews © 2015

Great little older hotel in good condition in a fantastic location. We tossed up b...

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Facilities at Cartwright Hotel Union Square

  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Conference room
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Gift shop
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Personal newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Valet service
  • Private parking
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge

Know before you go

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: 24-hours.

Check-out: before noon.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 20 per person (roundtrip)
  • Self parking fee: USD 31.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 41.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Deposit: USD 50 per night
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 5 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Cartwright Hotel Union Square is also known as

Larkspur Union Square
Larkspur San Francisco
Cartwright Hotel San Francisco











Cartwright Hotel Union Square reviews

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

nice cozy little hotel

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Location is superb; just 1.5 blocks off Union Square. Room was small but functional. Cable-car bell is audible but stopped when I needed to sleep.

4.4 Ordinary
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

The location is good as far as access to attractions is concerned.The photo of the foyer on the web sight must be of another hotel. Overall We had a wonderful time in San Francisco and We didn't spend much time at the hotel. I do believe the hotel is a little overpriced.

6.1 Fair
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Hotel is in ideal location for visting the key sights of the city, shopping and riding the tram. Only issue would be with noise level if you have a room next to street - dust carts start early!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

The hotel is in an excellent area, just down the street there were cable cars, shoppping street is right there, metro station is about 4 blocks away. Service was very friendly and helpful. Rooms were furnished in the old style, very neatly and comfortably. We had no view from the window because there was a wall with flowers but didn't mind, it kept the noise from outside away. Bathroom was small but for a couple of nights it was no hassle, we took turns ;o). The most pleasant surprise was that the hotel added breakfast without rising the prices. Also the staff was willing to store our luggage in the hotel after check out until the evening. We were very happy with our choice of this hotel and would highly recommend it to anyone.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Excellent bargain for San Francisco. Centrally located (2 blocks from Union square), the Lakspur is in fact an hotel from the beginning of the 20th century, enterely renovated. The rooms are not very big but very well furnished and equiped (flat screen TV and free internet) and super clean. Employees are very nice. The only thing is that the hotel is at one block from Powell street where the cable cars go up and down, which is quite noisy, but this is San Francisco and you'll get used to it (they don't work during nightime). I did not have the time to test the gym which is not in the building but apparently across the street.

7.5 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Singapore

Good location, convenient though room is a bit small. I like the cosiness of the lobby. I will stay there again if I do go to SFO.

7.6 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

Rooms are a bit small for american standards, but perfect if you plan on spend most of the day outside. Apart from that, my rooms was clean, relatively quiet (for being so close to Union Square) and with free wifi.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Public areas small but well decorated. Loved the Hallowe'en display! Evening wine reception was a very relaxed and pleasant event. Excellent location just a block and a bit from Union Square and just round the corner from National/Alamo car hire. Corridors and our room rather shabby but renovation was taking place. I would stay here again as it felt 'right'.

8.0 Very Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This was my first stay at the Cartwright. We wanted something close to China Town and this was perfect. Easy walking distance from Bart and the Cable Cars. Room was a little small but comfortable. The bathroom was very small but everything we needed was provided. The staff was very courtious and knowledgeable of the area. We had a wonderful weekend in a resonably priced hotel.

7.6 Good
  • March 2015
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

4.9 Ordinary
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

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6.6 Fair
  • January 2015
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your business-friendly accommodation at Cartwright Hotel Union Square, offering 114 guest rooms with designer toiletries. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy flat-screen televisions with cable channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary weekday newspapers and phones during their Union Square visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Irons/ironing boards, coffee/tea makers and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Additional comforts include ceiling fans.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Desk
  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • Fan
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Cartwright Hotel Union Square

By car
From the South (Silicon Valley, the Peninsula, and San Francisco airport):
Take Highway 101 North to San Francisco. Merge onto I-280 towards downtown San Francisco and take the 3rd Street Downtown exit (280 ends). Turn left at 3rd Street, go approximately 8 blocks and cross Market Street. Stay in the left lane, 3rd Street turns into Kearny Street. Go about 3 blocks to Sutter Street and turn left. The hotel is located just past Powell Street on the right side at 524 Sutter Street.
From the East (Berkeley, Oakland airport, Interstate 80, and the Bay Bridge):
Take Highway 80 West to the Bay Bridge/San Francisco. Cross the Bay Bridge and take the Fremont Street exit (first exit on the right side after crossing the Bay Bridge). Go 2 blocks and cross Market Street. Fremont Street becomes Front Street. Go a half block and turn left onto Pine Street. Go approximately 7 blocks on Pine Street. Turn left onto Powell Street, go 2 blocks and turn right on Sutter Street. The hotel is located on the right side of the street at 524 Sutter Street.
From the North (Marin, Wine Country, and the Golden Gate Bridge):
Take Highway 101 South. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and take the Lombard Street exit. Follow Lombard approximately 1 mile/1.6 km. Turn right onto Van Ness Avenue. Go approximately 15 blocks on Van Ness (which is still Highway 101). Turn left on Bush Street and go approximately 8 blocks. Turn right on Powell Street, go 1 block and turn right on Sutter Street. The hotel is located on the right side of the street at 524 Sutter Street.

By airplane
The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is about a twenty-minute drive from the hotel; distance is 15 miles/24 km. You can also take the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) underground train. The ride is approximately 30 minutes and the nearest station from the property is Powell Street.
The Oakland International Airport (OAK) is approximately forty minutes by car; distance is 20 miles/32 km. You can take the BART train which runs to downtown San Francisco. The ride is approximately 60 minutes and the nearest station to the hotel is Powell Street.

Distances from Cartwright Hotel Union Square

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Xanadu Gallery - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Lorraine Hansberry Theatre - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
77 Geary Galleries - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Marrakech Magic Theater - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
St. Mary Square - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Grace Cathedral - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Old St. Mary's Cathedral - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The closest major airports to Cartwright Hotel Union Square are:
Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 19.2 km / 11.9 mi
San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 19.4 km / 12 mi

The preferred airport for Cartwright Hotel Union Square is San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 km and mile.

Transportation services Cartwright Hotel Union Square

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Valet service
  • Private parking