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Hotel des Arts, San Francisco

2-star2 stars
447 Bush StSan FranciscoCA94108United States of America

City-center hotel within easy reach of TransAmerica Pyramid
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
Great location
Decent vibe
Breakfast can be improved
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Hotel des Arts, San Francisco

from $179
  • Painted Deluxe Queen - Residential
  • X Standard Double Room - Shared Bathroom
  • XX
  • Painted Standard Queen-Shared Bath, Residential
  • Painted Suites, 2 Double Beds - Residential
  • Painted Suite, 1 Queen Bed - Residiential
  • Artists Deluxe Queen
  • Artists Room (Monthly)

About Hotel des Arts, San Francisco

Situated in downtown's French Quarter, Hotel des Arts is adjacent to Chinatown's gate, Union Square, and the financial district. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and the famous restaurants of North Beach are walking distance from the hotel. The hotel is 5 miles from San Francisco International Airport.

Hotel Features.
Contemporary art from local artists is displayed on the walls of the 5-story Hotel des Arts, making it feel more like a gallery than a boutique hotel. Guests are served a complimentary Continental breakfast each morning. The front desk is open 24 hours a day. Multilingual staff can provide concierge services, tour assistance, and business services. Parking is provided onsite for an additional charge. This is a smoke-free property.

Hotel des Arts has 43 guestrooms. Televisions are equipped with premium satellite channels and beds have premium bedding. Complimentary wireless Internet access is provided along with 2-line phones with data ports and voice mail. Rooms come with private bathrooms or shared bathrooms with in-room wash basins. Additional amenities include irons/ironing boards and hair dryers. Guestrooms are non-smoking.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 43 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Hotel des Arts, San Francisco’s small print

Also known as

  • des Arts San Francisco
  • Hotel des Arts
  • Hotel des Arts San Francisco
  • Hotel Arts San Francisco
  • Des Arts Hotel


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 30 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 15 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Hotel des Arts, San Francisco


  • In Chinatown
  • South Park - 21 min walk
  • Pier 39 - 29 min walk
  • Lombard Street - 30 min walk
  • Alcatraz Island - 38 min walk
  • TransAmerica Pyramid - 9 min walk
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 9 min walk
  • Westfield San Francisco Centre - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 25 min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 29 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 31 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 36 min drive
  • Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field) - 45 min drive
  • San Francisco 4th and King Station - 25 min walk
  • San Francisco 22nd Street Station - 12 min drive
  • San Francisco Bayshore Station - 16 min drive
  • Powell St. Station - 9 min walk
  • Embarcadero Station - 10 min walk
  • Civic Center Station - 20 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 172 reviews

Hotel des Arts, San Francisco
I have stayed at this property a few times over the years and I just had a bad experience that will keep me from returning. First, they could not find our reservations and we waited for about 45 minutes until we were set up. Then, the room was semi-clean and it smelled weird... like urine and feet. I also saw roaches in the bathroom. The breakfast was minimal..... and by the time I went downstairs it was being taken up - along with a snappy rude hostess questioning "what do you want...". I called down and asked for a manager and haven't heard a PEEP yet. Poor customer service and deterioration of property standards.
Elda-Rosa, us1 night family trip
Hotel des Arts, San Francisco
It really is Arty
The name of the hotel say it all. This is an ART hotel the walls are all painted with designs. There is original art on the walls, there are murals everywhere. The hallways are extremely narrow and the elevator has both a gate and a door which don’t stay open when you are bringing bib bag in or out. The rooms are very small. Breakfast is basic continental. Their desk staff is pleasant. The neighborhood is close to union square, china town and the financial district.
A Traveler, us1 night business trip
Hotel des Arts, San Francisco
Even better than expected
My wife and I were very impressed; though we only stayed for one night during a quick layover, the room was very comfortable, the location is second to none (about 1,000 amazing things in walking distance), the staff was friendly and super helpful, and despite what we had been lead to believe based on some information we'd gotten we had our own private bathroom! Would 1000% stay here again and DEFINITELY recommend to others
Christopher, us1 night romance trip
Hotel des Arts, San Francisco
Very Good8.0
Funky rooms. Staff needs some training
Funky room! Loved it. The local acadamy of art has probably something to do with it. The first desk clerk wasn't too helpful. Asked for an additional bed and it took a pleading with the next guy at the front desk to get it done.
Jos, us1 night trip with friends
Hotel des Arts, San Francisco
Great location, bad shower
The shower was not available in our room. We needed to shower at a communal hall shower because the tub drain was not draining.
Michael, us1 night romance trip

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Hotel des Arts, San Francisco

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