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Handlery Union Square Hotel

351 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-1801
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The Handlery Union Square Hotel is located in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square, within walking distance of world class shops, the Moscone Center, and the Powell Street cable car line. All 377 rooms feature wireless Internet access, mini refrigerators, and in-room safes. Enjoy traditional accommodations in the Historic Section or luxurious, oversized rooms in the Premier Section. The hotel features on site valet parking, an outdoor heated pool, sauna, and fitness room.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Parking garage
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Vending machine
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, Filipino and 1 more


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Grade: 100 out of 100
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144Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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kasialouise wrote a review 10 Oct
Santa Barbara, CA183 contributions50 helpful votes
Lovely room facing Geary St. We prefer the windows that open even if it is a bit noisy. The room smelled of old building...so we opened all the windows for a day or so. Small but efficient room. Decent water pressure and hot water in the shower.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Jim C wrote a review 10 Oct
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Had an amazing experience while in town for Giants vs Dodgers divisional playoff game. We really were pleasantly surprised by the kind gestures and incredible suite provided for us. Jon Handlery’s personal touches were appreciated. Jayson and Kristy did a great job of making sure our stay was special. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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BigOtie wrote a review 10 Oct
Decatur, Georgia12 contributions12 helpful votes
The staff at the Handlery was really nice and helpful. The price was pretty cheap for San Francisco but you get what you pay for. We stayed in an older room that had seen better days. HVAC wouldn’t stay on and it was really musty. The room was also tiny. If you don’t care about that, it’s fine. My biggest issue is the area around it has gone majorly downhill. Sadly, most everything around there has closed. There is no food or drink in the hotel, and to get any, you have to walk pretty far through a cloud of vagrant funk, strung out screams and a few tent camps just to get a cup off coffee. We were supposed to stay five nights but left after two. It didn’t feel safe to walk around the area with my child. Keep in mind, I live inside the limits of a major city in a transitional neighborhood, I travel a lot and am scared of very little. I’ve also stayed in this area before and it wasn’t anywhere near as bad. I know the downfall of the area is in no way the fault of the hotel, San Francisco in general is dealing with the same thing and it’s bad all over. It just seems way worse in this area.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Imelda A wrote a review 7 Oct
Honolulu, Hawaii165 contributions64 helpful votes
A clean, efficient, basic lodge located in a convenient, safe location. If these are all you need for a short stay in San Francisco, then go to the Handlery Union Square Hotel. A slight inconvenience in accessing the second building, no hot tub soak and TV options are limited, but it met our needs and allowed us to splurge on some of the best foods the city offered.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Mario O wrote a review Sep 2021
Newnan, Georgia1 contribution1 helpful vote
Its a great hotel but the hidden fees is why I rate them with 3 stars. They takeout a $200 security deposit upon check-in. Then there’s a $60 daily fee for parking which is not included with the room & they will hold your car hostage until you pay the fee. None of the vending machines work in the hotel. They wont apply any discounts unless you book through the hotel. The pool area is filled with bugs flying around. But the balcony view & location is great.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Security deposit fee, daily parking fee
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Response from Jack Handlery, Owner at Handlery Union Square Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi AyyoMario, Thank you for leaving us a post stay review and more importantly, thank you for staying with us. I am sorry to hear about the trouble you experienced during your stay. Our incidental deposit is $50 per day, I assume you were here for 4 nights which is why your deposit was $200. This is a standard requirement across hotels in San Francisco. Our hotel parking is not complimentary, however we do our best to be competitive with parking prices in the area. I am sorry to hear about the bugs and the vending machines and I have informed our housekeeping department to address these issues ASAP. If you choose to stay again please let us know after you have booked so we can see to your reservation personally.
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US$107 - US$361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Tenderloin / Downtown / Theater District / Union Square
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Frequently Asked Questions about Handlery Union Square Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Handlery Union Square Hotel?
Nearby attractions include San Francisco Urban Adventures (0.3 km), Marrakech Magic Theater (0.3 km), and San Francisco Playhouse (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Handlery Union Square Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Handlery Union Square Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Handlery Union Square Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Handlery Union Square Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Handlery Union Square Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tacorea, Lapisara Eatery, and Fino Bar & Ristorante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Handlery Union Square Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Handlery Union Square Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Handlery Union Square Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Handlery Union Square Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.