With a French name, as it is in the French Quarter, this hotel is dedicated to art, but it may not be to your taste if you only like classical paintings from the Louvre. Indeed, you are in an alternative culture here.
Artists whose works are graffiti, graphic design, or silk screens have decorated all the rooms. Some are famous. The muralist Shepard Fairey, whose Hope portrait of Barack Obama is iconic, decorated room 210. Plasticgod signed the cartoon atmosphere of room 312.
Don't worry: none will trigger insomnia, but it may not be easy to book a particular room in advance. You may sleep with the hounds while you prefer ‘Kauai'. On the practical side, some have their own bathrooms, while others share. This place will remind you of your years of boarding school, but a little bit crazier.
Hôtel des Arts
447 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94168
+1 415 956 3232
Rooms: from 179 USD