Because the health and welfare of our guests is the number one priority, hotels are currently providing modified breakfast offerings,
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San Francisco is famous for its rich culture and diverse neighborhoods, not to mention it's one of the most vibrant, eclectic and exhilarating cities in the country. From the hills of Chinatown and North Beach to its sweeping bridges, which you can explore on foot, bike or double-decker tour bus, there's no doubt that you will be able keep yourself entertained for weeks at a time.
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Located just one block from Union Square, in the epicenter of the city's best shopping, dining and entertainment venues. The hotel is also walking distance to China Town, North Beach, the Financial District and Moscone Center. Just a half a block away is the famous Powell Street cable car line, where you can catch a ride to top San Francisco attractions such as Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz. Union Square's plaza is just steps away, known for its local music and art shows.
Dine at the city's most celebrated restaurants and sample the latest food innovations for which the city has become famous. Explore the city's countless tourist attractions such as the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge, and take a ride through the city's notorious yet energizing fog, setting your eyes on the wondrous parks and landmarks along the way. Browse the nearby boutiques and department stores in and around the bustling Union Square area. And enjoy all of this while staying at Cartwright Hotel Union Square, located in the heart of one of the world's most vibrant cities.
Apart from its excellent location and quintessential San Francisco charm, The Cartwright Hotel - Union Square, BW Premier Collection offers thoughtful amenities and premium guest services, making it the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers looking for comfort and convenience in the thick of all that San Francisco has to offer.
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Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with an 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel’s discretion.
Hotel location and the surrounding area
Promised a refund in writing by general manager Steve Viscio, but then he refused to honor his written promise. We travel to San Francisco most months but definitely will not be using this hotel ever...
By Gracie F
Raleigh, North Carolina on 09-Mar-2020
Just a block from Union Square, The Cartwright Hotel puts you right in the center of San Francisco's downtown area. Great restaurants & shopping within easy walking distance
San Diego, California on 05-Mar-2020
This is an old, historic hotel that has been renovated. We had a quick two-night trip to San Fransisco and I had BW points to use, so I really wasn't too picky with the hotel. With that being said...
By Allie S
Salt Lake City, Utah on 24-Feb-2020
I have stayed in many best western hotels and i know this hotel is on prime location but nothing like the pictures online. Noisy, middle of the night you can hear people were screaming on the road...
Bakersfield, California on 22-Feb-2020
Excellent location, close to so much. The room was small as already mentioned in many reviews, but it was cozy and comfortable. The staff is outstanding and helpful. I just wish they served...
Late check out, depends on hotel availability. Inquire at front desk prior to your departure date.
Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
Business center, 24 hours, free, two workstations and a printer
Audio/visual equipment and services
Meeting facilities. Pacific Heights Meeting room offers 920 square feet with a max capacity of 70. We also have an overflow area right outside the meeting room that may be rented.
Hearing impaired services, TDD phone, Signer
Elevator, wheelchair accessible
Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
Lobby Fireplace. What better way to end a long day than by curling up in front of a glowing fire? Relax with a good book, get a little work done or perhaps play one of our board games while you enjoy the comforts of our plush fireside couches.
Valet parking fee are available for guests. Off-site parking is at 750 Bush Street, one block from the hotel. Off-site valet parking is $52 and off-site garage parking is nominal fee $42.
Cable or satellite television, CNN® or other 24 hour news station
AM/FM alarm clock
AM/FM radio stereo. All rooms come with an AM/FM Bluetooth radio that offers a charging station and an auxiliary cable.
Refrigerator available. All Junior Suites have refrigerators. We also rent out refrigerators for $5.00 per day.
Iron, ironing board
High-speed Internet access
Direct dial telephone
Free local calls under 30 minutes
Room service 24 hours
Sofabed available. Sleeper couch/sofabed available in suites only.
Adjoining rooms available
Rollaway beds, available, not guaranteed
Rooms for the Physically Challenged: 6
Physically challenged rooms/facilities available
Bathtub seat available
Wheelchair accessible available
Raised toilet with grab bars available
Visual alarm available
Knock lights available
Safety bar in shower available
Walk-in shower available
Emergency alerting lighting
Extra wide doors in bathrooms
Lowered vanity areas
Property meets ADA of 1990 (US hotels only)
1 mile(s) from Pacific Gas & Electric
1 mile(s) from PepsiCo® Headquarters
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2 mile(s) from Adobe Systems
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10 mile(s) from Genentech
32 mile(s) from Facebook Headquarters
37 mile(s) from Google Headquarters
.01 mile(s) from Cable Car Museum, there's probably not a soul who visits San Francisco without anticipating a cable car ride. A must see is the Cable Car Museum, this is the control center that drives the entire cable car system. There are three Cable Car lines each with a unique destination. At sea level, along Market Street and the Embarcadero, is another type of streetcar known as the F-Market Line. This line creates seamless transportation between the Castro and Fisherman’s Wharf.
2 mile(s) from Alcatraz Island, often referred to as The Rock, the small island early-on served as a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison, and a Federal Bureau of Prisons federal prison until 1963. Later, in 1972, Alcatraz became a national recreation area and received land marking designations in 1976 and 1986. Today, the island is a historic site operated by the National Park Service as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and is open to tours. Visitors can reach the island by ferry ride from Pier 33, near Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.
2 mile(s) from Fisherman's Wharf, one of the busiest and well known tourist attractions in North America, it is best known for being the location of Pier 39, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, the Cannery Shopping Center, Ghirardelli Square, a Ripley's Believe it or Not museum, the Musée Mécanique, the Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf, Forbes Island and restaurants and stands that serve fresh seafood, most notably dungeness crab and clam chowder served in a sourdough bread bowl. One of the city's most popular figures is a harmless but controversial resident of Fisherman's Wharf called the World Famous Bushman, a local street performer who sits behind some branches and startles people who walk by. He has gained notoriety during the 28 years he has been doing this.
2 mile(s) from Golden Gate Bridge, a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. As part of both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1, it connects the city of San Francisco on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County. The Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed during the year 1937, and has become one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and of the United States.
2 mile(s) from Coit Tower, was built in Pioneer Park atop Telegraph Hill in 1933 at the bequest of Lillie Hitchcock Coit to beautify the City of San Francisco. Lillie bequeathed one-third of her estate to the City of San Francisco "to be expended in an appropriate manner for the purpose of adding to the beauty of the city which I have always loved”. The art deco tower, 210 feet of unpainted reinforced concrete, was designed by architects Arthur Brown, Jr. and Henry Howard with murals by 26 different artists and numerous assistants.
3 mile(s) from Golden Gate Park, spans over 1,000 acres and boasts of hidden treasures, many of which are listed below.
Kezar Stadium, Conservatory of Flowers, AIDS Memorial Grove, Music Concourse, De Young Museum, Academy of Sciences, Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum, Stow Lake, Spreckels Lake, Polo Field, Bison Paddock, Windmills, and Beach Chalet.
3 mile(s) from Lands End/ Coastal Trail, The trail offers some of the most spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge. These green spaces at the edge of the Outer Richmond incorporate nature trails, beaches, and historic artifacts:
Sutro Baths, USS San Francisco, Lincoln Park Golf Course, The Legion of Honor Museum, The Cliff House and Camera Obscura, Fort Miley & Battery Chester. Access to the Lands End Trail is easy, with parking off Point Lobos Avenue for the Sutro Baths area, at the Legion, and at Eagles Point, the 32nd Avenue entrance to the Coastal Trail.
3 mile(s) from Twin Peaks, At almost the geographical center of San Francisco, there is no finer place to see the city than atop Twin Peaks. With its panoramic views, Twin Peaks should be a must-see on every tourist’s list. Named for its two virtually identical summits, Twin Peaks stands at an elevation of about 922 feet, second highest in San Francisco. Though best known for its viewpoint, Twin Peaks has practical uses as well. The lower portion of Twin Peaks has been developed into a residential community with colorful houses built into the hillside, providing optimal views for their residents.
17 mile(s) from Muir Woods, At Muir Woods, you can enjoy a beautiful, ancient redwood forest that is truly unique for just $3 per person. The winding drive to the forest through the Marin Headland hills is truly special. Make sure to dress a little warmer for the cool, shaded, moist area. The redwoods reach for all the sun they can get, and the forest floor tends to be cool and damp. In this photo, a small amount of light has penetrated the redwoods to reach the ground. There are 3 walks, from half an hour to 1.5 hours, and much longer hikes if you wish. The forest park is paved to make it easy for wheelchairs and strollers. The longer hikes are unpaved. The 560-acre park includes six miles of paved, mostly level trails on the canyon floor.
Across the street from Golden Gate Tap Room, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Serving over 100 beers, the Golden Gate Tap Room features game hall classics like shuffleboard, SkeeBall, Foosball, arcade games, and pool tables. And for the modern sports fan we have over 20 screens showing favorite live sporting events. The Golden Gate Tap Room is located on the 2nd floor. Open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
.1 mile(s) from Lori's Diner, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, The great food and the fun theme of Lori’s Diner became so popular that in order to meet the demand for service, a new, bigger location was needed. In 1993, Lori’s Diner opened it's doors. Not only did this store possess all of the nostalgic trappings of the other, it also featured a bigger menu and a lot more space.
.1 mile(s) from Uncle Vito's, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner, Uncle Vito rises early each morning, prepares fresh dough from unbleached flour, cuts the freshest vegetables and grates part-skim milk mozzarella (less fat, but full flavor). All pizzas can be ordered with light cheese.
.1 mile(s) from Roxanne Cafe, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
.1 mile(s) from Matador, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner, Serving traditional Mexican food and drinks, Matador is a great place to relax and eat. Open from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
.1 mile(s) from Leatherneck Steakhouse, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner, Named after the slang term for members of the U.S. Marine Corps, Leatherneck Steakhouse is located on the top floor of the Marine Club and offers elegant dining in San Francisco, exceptional views of the city and an excellent wine list. Open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for lunch and 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for dinner.
.1 mile(s) from Scala's Bistro, Full Service, Italian, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, You don’t get more San Francisco than Scala's, located just off the Powell Street cable car line, steps from Union Square. And with great location comes great responsibility: that’s why they work hard to maintain their reputation as one of the city’s most essential dining destinations by creating an atmosphere as sophisticated and inviting as the food they bring to the table. Open from 7-10:30 a.m. for breakfast, 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. for lunch and 5:15 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for di
.1 mile(s) from Cozy Cable Car Cafe, Cafe, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, serves crepes, breakfast, and toasty sandwiches just blocks away from Union Square. They are open every day from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
.1 mile(s) from Sanraku, Full Service, Japanese, Open for: lunch, dinner, one of the most premiere Sushi Bars in San Francisco. Serving premium sake as well. They are open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for lunch and 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for dinner.
.1 mile(s) from City Chopsticks, Fast Food, Chinese, Open for: lunch, dinner, offers delicious dining, takeout and delivery and is a cornerstone in the San Francisco community and has been recognized for its outstanding Chinese cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. Their Chinese restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.
.1 mile(s) from Hogwash, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Tavern offering 30 craft-beer taps, mostly Californian, plus sausages & more in a sleek setting. They are open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for lunch and 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. for dinner.
.1 mile(s) from Hopwater Distribution, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: dinner, They love beer and they think you should too. Their mission at Hopwater Distribution is to offer an enlightening experience free from beer-snobbery. From the untried novice to the versed beer geek through and through, from the lazy Sunday session imbiber to a full food and beer pairing event, all are welcome in their house. They are there to serve. They are there to educate. They are there to tell jokes and talk Giants baseball.
.1 mile(s) from Aliment, Full Service, American, Open for: dinner, Located on the corner of Bush and Mason, they are a friendly neighborhood restaurant serving chef driven cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. They source their ingredients locally, make everything in house, and change their menu with the seasons so their diners always have new interesting dishes to look forward to.
.1 mile(s) from Del Popolo, Full Service, Italian, Open for: dinner, launched as a mobile pizzeria in May of 2012, churning out Neapolitan-inspired pizza from a glass enclosed shipping container on a Freightliner truck.
In November 2015, they opened their brick-and-mortar restaurant, featuring the same naturally-leavened, wood-fired pizza they have obsessed over since 2012, along with market-driven antipasti and a curated list of wine and beer.
.2 mile(s) from Sutter Pub, Pub, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, They make English favorites such as fish & chips, bangers & mash, and beef shepherd's pie along with classic American comfort foods such as burgers, mac & cheese, cheese fries, Philly cheese steak, and red velvet cake. They also serve breakfast all day which includes homemade corned beef hash, a variety of omelets, and other popular items such as eggs Benedict and bananas foster French toast.
.1 mile(s) from San Francisco State University, extended learning offers a variety of continuing education courses, academic credit certificates, and professional development certificates to prepare you for career advancement, career change, or personal growth.
.5 mile(s) from City College of San Francisco (CCSF), is a public, two-year community college accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community & Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Since its founding in 1935, City College has evolved into a multicultural, multi-campus community college that is one of the largest in the country.
.6 mile(s) from University of The Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, seeks outstanding individuals with a passion for advancing oral health. Through each individual program at Pacific, we identify, recruit and admit applicants who collectively make up a well-rounded and diverse student body. We invite you to join us in making an impact. Explore our programs and learn about our people here.
.7 mile(s) from Academy of Arts University, like the city it’s called home since 1929, Academy of Arts University has always existed on the vanguard of innovation and creativity. The Academy and San Francisco have grown up together and served as mutual sources of inspiration and talent—take a look back at notable moments in the Academy’s history in San Francisco.
.7 mile(s) from Pacific Gas & Electric Energy Center, classes, energy measurement tools, expert consultations and other resources are available to help architects, designers, contractors and customers create energy-efficient, safe and comfortable environments.
1 mile(s) from University of California Hastings Law College, situated in the heart of San Francisco's Civic Center, UC Hastings offers access to every level of the judiciary, with the exception of the U.S. Supreme Court.
1.1 mile(s) from Bright Horizons, at 2nd Street opened their doors to serve children and families in 2008. In each classroom, from Infant to Pre-Kindergarten, their highly skilled teachers provide the environment and experiences from which children learn and grow.
1.3 mile(s) from Bessie Carmichael School, they exemplify a growth mindset by believing in every child’s inherent potential: through effort and hard work their students will attain grade level and higher performance levels as measured by school, district and state assessments.
2.1 mile(s) from CASE, The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), formerly known as the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, was passed into federal law in 1975. For children with disabilities, it guarantees a specially designed program to meet the student's unique needs in the least restrictive environment with access to the general curriculum.
9.5 mile(s) from Emeryville
10.4 mile(s) from Daly City
10.4 mile(s) from Sausalito
10.8 mile(s) from Oakland
11.5 mile(s) from South San Francisco
12.6 mile(s) from San Bruno
12.7 mile(s) from Berkeley
14.2 mile(s) from Mill Valley
14.7 mile(s) from Alameda
15.4 mile(s) from Millbrae
16.4 mile(s) from Tiburon
16.6 mile(s) from Richmond
20.2 mile(s) from San Mateo
20.9 mile(s) from San Leandro
1 mile(s) from Go Car Tours, one-of-a-kind, GPS-equipped cars offer unique guided tours of the city, with recorded tales about the locations as you pass them. No need for a map; the Go Car knows where you are. Hourly and daily rentals are available for licensed drivers ages 18 and older.
2 mile(s) from Golden Gate Park, born of sand dunes in the late 1800s Golden Gate Park today is a rich blend of gardens, play spaces and museum culture. The new de Young Museum, San Francisco’s fine arts icon, opened to rave reviews in 2005. The Beach and Park Chalets at the west end provide sustenance and entertainment. In between are walking and bike trails, the San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing, lakes, and the resident herd of bison.
2 mile(s) from Ocean Beach, outer Sunset District. Walk from the east end of Golden Gate Park to Ocean Beach, and you'll feel a bit like Magellan making that last turn around the Cape. Where Golden Gate Park will lull you with its shaded trails and vegetation-bound lakes, emerge on the west side and the horizon pops open, literally. At that point, it's just you and the Pacific. And more than three miles of Ocean Beach alongside the Great Highway. It's a great place to stroll and to cool off on San Francisco's warmer side.
1 mile(s) from Fisherman's Wharf Hyde &, Beach Aquatic Park, is a number of parks in one. It's the aquatic playground of Dolphin Club members who brave the Bay's ice waters for their swims. It's also home to San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, a treasure zone of San Francisco's maritime history and historic ships.
1 mile(s) from Crissy Field Marina District, in the Presidio, is a former airfield and success story of habitat restoration. The tidal marshes, grasslands and cypress trees followed asphalt removal, hazardous waste clean up and hours upon hours of volunteer efforts in cleaning and planting. Crissy Field Center was seeded and opened to the public in 2001. On a sunny day, the aesthetic of the Bay, the bridge, and views to the city are spectacular.
1 mile(s) from The Presidio Marina/Pacific Heights/Presidio Heights. For more than 200 years, the beautiful land of the Presidio was a military post. In 1994, the Presidio was transferred to the National Park Service and is now home to businesses, non-profit organizations, walkways, secluded green spaces, and a growing number of restaurants and recreational venues.
2 mile(s) from Lands End & Coastal Trail, The trails offer some of the most spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge. These green spaces at the edge of the Outer Richmond incorporate nature trails, beaches, and historic artifacts.
1 mile(s) from Yerba Buena Gardens, Bordered on one side by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and on another by the Museum of Craft and Folk Art as well as the new Contemporary Jewish Museum, Yerba Buena Gardens is a lush green space in a hub of a busy arts district. The centerpiece of the gardens is the waterfall cascading across the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial. Walk under the waterfall to peruse the exhibits or explore number of sculptures and amenities.
1 mile(s) from Alamo Square Park, Located between Haight Ashbury & Hayes Valley - Hayes & Steiner.
The Alamo Square Park website has a photo taken during the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. It's a photo you may see often if you peruse archival images of San Francisco -- of people watching the city burn, from the grass of Alamo Square Park. The park is known for its Postcard Row of Painted Ladies Victorian homes. Even if you've never traveled to San Francisco, chances are you've seen this camera-perfect shot.
2 mile(s) from Twin Peaks, At almost the geographical center of San Francisco, there is no finer place to see the city than atop Twin Peaks. With its panoramic views, Twin Peaks should be a must-see on every tourist’s list. Named for its two virtually identical summits, Twin Peaks stands at an elevation of about 922 feet, second highest in San Francisco.
.2 mile(s) from Westfield Centre, home to some of the world's largest American chains, including Bloomingdales, a five-story Nordstrom's, a two-level Abercrombie & Fitch, numerous outlets found in malls across the country such as Victoria's Secret and Bebe, and including high-end retailers like Kenneth Cole and Club Monaco.
.01 mile(s) from Union Square, ringed by Macy's, Saks, Neiman Marcus and Levi's stores along with colorful flower stands and street performers. Surrounding streets feature superstores like Gump's and Britex Fabrics along with boutiques for Coach, Bulgari, Cartier, Thomas Pink, Louis Vuitton, MaxMara, Emporio Armani, Diesel, Prada, Celine, Escada, Gucci, Guess, Hermes, Agnes B., Betsey Johnson and Wilkes Bashford.
.2 mile(s) from Chinatown, enter the Dragon Gates for access to another, redder and more-bustling world of shopping in San Francisco's Chinatown. Ornate lampposts, pagoda roofs and a Bank of America that could just as well be in Shanghai highlight San Francisco's eclectic Chinatown. At every turn, candles burn and vivid silks grace the jam-packed window fronts, where import vendors sell nearly everything, including carved Buddhas,paper parasols and regal mahogany furniture, exotic gifts or indulgent tourist fodder.
2 mile(s) from Chestnut Street, is a street lined with a mix of sophisticated shops, beauty outlets and restaurants alongside brand name retailers. While unique and offbeat in nature, Chestnut Street retains a distinctive neighborhood feel.
1.5 mile(s) from Fillmore Street, it's easy to feel pampered with several well-known beauty retailers and ritzy interior design boutiques fresh out of New York. Every shopping wish list is checked off here with select perfumeries, furniture designers like Zinc Details and specialty beauty outlets like Aveda.
A distinctly picturesque part of town, Fillmore Street maintains an air of charm and simplicity while still offering a luxurious and high-end lifestyle.
13 mile(s) from San Francisco International Airport, continue on US-101 N to San Francisco. Take Exit 2 from I-80 E. Merge onto US-101 N. Use the right 3 lanes to take Exit 433B for Interstate 80 toward Bay Bridge. Continue onto I-80 E.
20 mile(s) from Oakland International Airport, merge onto I-80 W. Partial toll road. Use the right 2 lanes to take Exit 2C for Fremont Street. Continue on Fremont St. Drive to Sutter Street. Turn left onto Fremont Street. Continue onto Front Street.
.1 mile(s) from Bay Area Rapid Transit, BART, is the best way to commute from San Francisco to the east bay, and San Francisco International Airport. The station is located on the corner of Powell and Market Streets. It is a 10 minute walk from the hotel.
1.3 mile(s) from Amtrak, this station serves the greater bay area, it has a waiting room and is accessible via public transportation from the hotel.