San Francisco

The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square BW Premier Collection

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • The cozy, quaint property is two blocks off of Union Square
  • Feather-topped beds and complimentary Wi-Fi access are a couple guestroom perks
  • Ride the Powell Street cable car line, half a block from the hotel, to other areas of the city
  • This hotel "has retained the architectural charms of a historic Victorian" (AAA)

"Great location and homey lobby" -- Fodor's
78%
Enjoyed This
(9 Member Ratings)
"Cheapest Union Square"
Warren
06. Sep 2018
Austin, TX, USA

Map & Directions

The Cartwright Hotel is approximately a 25-minute drive from San Francisco International Airport in good traffic. Cab fare is approximately $50 one way. The nearest BART stop on Powell Street also takes passengers to San Francisco International Airport with an expected travel time of 45 minutes. The Oakland International Airport is approximately a 30-minute drive from the hotel in good traffic and the cab fare is approximately $70 one way. 

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

The Cartwright Hotel is central to all of San Francisco's downtown offerings and reasonably priced for the location. Visitors find themselves within walking distance of shopping, world-class restaurants and the theater and financial districts. Fisherman’s Wharf and Ghirardelli Square are easily accessible via the well-known Powell Street cable car line, half a block from the hotel.

After a long day of exploring the city, unwind in front of the lobby fireplace. Retire to a cozy guestroom and take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi access to send emails or catch up with friends. Rest easy each night on a feather-top mattress, then start the next day with complimentary coffee and tea from the lobby.

From the press: 
  • "A stay at Cartwright Hotel Union Square places you in the heart of San Francisco, steps from SF Playhouse and Union Square" -- Lonely Planet
  • "This lodging opened in 1913 and has retained the architectural charms of a historic Victorian" -- AAA

Amenities

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)

Policies

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

78%
Enjoyed This
(9 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Cartwright Hotel, San Francisco (CA) over the past 15 months.
3.4 Ambiance
4.3 Location
3.1 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
3.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Rooms were clean and staff was helpful
Other Comments
The parking was inconvenient, it was difficult to park your car with ease. The rooms are small but clean. Noisy part of the city with traffic and construction. Too expensive for the type of hotel
Michelle 10. Sep 2018 Fresno, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Cheapest Union Square
Other Comments
Just like when it was built 104 years ago.
Warren 06. Sep 2018 Austin, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room was a little small, but worked fine for us as our plan traveling would to spend as little time in the hotel as needed to be out exploring. Location was good, with easy access to a number of good areas.
Heinz 29. Aug 2018 Park Ridge, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The personnel were very good: very helpful and professional, very friendly. The place just was not very clean.
Other Comments
The lobby could maybe be considered a four star hotel lobby, but the rooms were more a two star level. The floors were filthy inside and out. Our slippers got black and full of hair the first day after starting out clean. The room was extremely small for a four star rating; both of us could not pass each other at the bottom of the beds. The newish beds were ok, but the walls were terribly lumpy beneath the wallpaper and the painted walls were even lumpier, with the door frames even worse. They looked like someone was blindfolded when they were painted--there was not a smoothly painted door frame in the place. Paint had run down the frames everywhere. It's been a long time since I've seen such a poor paint job in a hotel. The windows have not been replaced, so even though they were shut, the noise was so loud, as if they were open. I can't believe 100% of travelzoo members liked this hotel. Far overpriced for its quality.
nancy 27. Jan 2018 Reno, NV, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and ability to bring your own wine to their fireplace
Other Comments
Showers were nice and roomy and beds were comfortable
Arlene 03. Dec 2017 Galt, CA, USA

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