Ratings based on 699 Verified Reviews

3.8 out of 5
81% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Stonestown NJ

Too hot, too stuffy

Posted Mar 21, 2017
Pros: Cool funky atmosphere.
Cons: See above. Get better ventilation into the rooms
Location: Close to Chinatown, Little Italy etc. Good location lots to do.
I was on the 2nd floor and got moved at my request to 4th floor on a cool SF night. Overall this place is a fail. The room was very hot and stuffy--there was just no air getting in there. I was on an inside room, not facing the street, so the windows faced a large lightwell in the middle of the building, so there was effectively no view either. On the 4th floor the window was unable to go up more than a few inches which made things worse! The manager, who was very polite, gave me a fan which helped bring in some cool air from the 6" or so the window would go up, but really this whole thing was pretty bad. I like how funky this place is, and the whole art thing is cool, but can't recommend it for anyone who needs a good night's sleep, it was just too hot and stuffy.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Beirut, Lebanon

Nice hotel, close to Union Square

Posted Mar 17, 2017
It is a small old renovated 2 stars hotel. I enjoyed my 8 nights stay in room 302. You can find the basic amenities, rooms are clean and nice staff. Don't expect 2+ stars services. The breakfast is minimal, bread, butter, 1 kind of processed cheese, jam, apple and orange juice, coffee and tea, that's it. It is crossroad to Chinatown and close to shopping area.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Very very garbage motel

Posted Mar 14, 2017
Never stays in this motel. And they charge too much
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 16, 2017 by Des Arts, Hotel Management
We are very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay at Des Arts! May we ask what was it that you did not like? Feedback is truly important to us as it helps us improve in any way we can. Thank you, Hotel Des Arts.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great location

Posted Feb 27, 2017
Pros: Location. Art!
Cons: Breakfast could be available till 10am on weekends.
Right price. Great location! Room was small but clean and very interesting. Stayed in 405 which was very quiet.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Feb 17, 2017
Amazing hotel and amazing staff. Have already recommended to friends
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

No sleep will make any room too expensive

Posted Dec 27, 2016 on Hotels
Really run down bathroom. Noisy pipes. Noisy room as well, good bed but some kind of heating system right outside the window made it very tough to get a good night's sleep.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Better Than AGU Fall Meetings Hotels

Posted Dec 19, 2016 on Hotels
Science Meetings.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Nov 23, 2016 on Hotels
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Happy Surprise!

Posted Nov 7, 2016 on Hotels
Loved being surprised by how cool a hotel it is!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Conviently located, clean. Staff was pleasant.

Posted Oct 31, 2016 on Hotels
Noisy, especially near elevator.