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351 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-1801
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In the heart of it all, just steps from a cable car stop, the Handlery Union Square Hotel offers business and leisure travelers the warm, personalized service only an independent family-owned hotel can provide. We invite you to enjoy beautifully appointed rooms and suites at one of the most preferred locations in San Francisco. If you're visiting San Francisco to do a little business, check out the sights or drop off the grid for a weekend getaway, the Handlery Union Square Hotel puts you right in the heart of it all. With our collection of hotel deals and seasonal specials, one of the best values in downtown San Francisco gets even better
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast in the room
Babysitting
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Sauna
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Radio
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Room types
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Vanessa P wrote a review 19 Nov
Peterborough, United Kingdom176 contributions115 helpful votes
We stayed here for 5nights the first wk in November. I had emailed in advance for recommendations on where to eat for a special occasion as it was our Anniversary during our stay & it was our first time in San Francisco. The hotel emailed back with the email address for concierge to get recommendations on restaurants & had kindly upgraded us to a suite. On arrival check in was quick & we were given a voucher for 20% off at Cafe Mason just around the corner as their restaurant wasn't open (can highly recommend breakfast there but that's another review). We were on the 7th floor in a corner suite facing the pool with no rooms either side....bonus! On entering our room there was a bottle of bubbly & a goodie bag a lovely touch. The suite was great with everything we needed & a huge comfy bed, as stated in previous reviews the hotel is abit dated but had character & have no complaints about our room. Hotel is in a great location with Union Square right on the doorstep, the Bart station a 5min walk away (we took the bart from the airport only 30mins & $21 return), the tram was just around corner & was fun to ride. There were bars & restaurants close by so after a long day of sightseeing we didn't have far to go, also there is a Walgreens just around the corner which was convenient. Overall we had a very pleasant stay at this hotel & would recommend to stay here.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Nicole D wrote a review Dec 2021
Dolores, Spain100 contributions60 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
A lovely hotel just a few steps from Union Square. On arrival the staff greeted us cheerily , we needed to leave our luggage to take our car back this was handled swiftly by the young lady on reception & the security gentleman. Our room was a premier king with a balcony looking onto O' Farrell st which was lovely we had a beautiful sunny room with a sofa & chair to relax. I could see the cable cars going up Powell st from the balcony. The room was quiet (6th floor) . The bed was comfortable & it was nice to have a dressing area as well as a good bathroom with good pressure on the shower & instant hot water. All in all a very good hotel deserves more than 3 stars.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: There is parking off O' Farrell. A heated pool & fitness room.
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Response from Jack Handlery, Owner at Handlery Union Square Hotel
Responded 24 Dec 2021
Hi Ladybarra, Thank you for leaving us a post stay review, and more importantly, thank you for staying with us! We are very glad to read you enjoyed your stay. Our location is definitely hard to beat. We hope you will consider us next time you are in San Francisco. Until then, stay safe, healthy, and have a great holiday. All the best, Jack Handlery
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Natalie S wrote a review 14 Nov
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Stayed for 5 nights and was quite disappointed with this hotel. A previous comment said the hotel was tired which I agree with. The location is great but we didn’t sleep well the whole time due to house keeping waking us up early, the rooms above having extremely creaky floor boards and hearing all the noise from the TV, people walking in the room above and the rooms next to us slamming doors. If I went to San Fran again I would give this hotel a miss.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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stugross wrote a review 6 Nov
Auckland, New Zealand366 contributions60 helpful votes
Had a large room that faced the swimming pool so curtains drawn most of the time when usually they would all be open [elsewhere]. Its essentially two hotels bolted together and its tired and in dire need of some TLC plus no restaurant open which was not ideal. Comfy bed, big room are positives but tired decor, no bar/restaurant & dark rooms the negatives. Great location right alongside Union Sq but we'll go somewhere else next time (May 2023!)
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Lisa C wrote a review 6 Nov
6 contributions2 helpful votes
My friend and I stayed here for 7 nights, our room was on the 7th floor, spacious and had two king size beds and a settee. I stayed here 30 years ago and wanted to return. Our only grumble was that our bedroom backed onto a tunnel where the buildings met and there was some echo noise transfer from the lower bedrooms, especially on the Saturday night where it seemed someone was having a party! The room was spacious and clean and had tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant now but that wasn’t an issue, we had breakfast on the go. There was a lovely pool area to the rear of the building, we didn’t use it but would have done had the weather been warmer. We hired a car for a couple of days, the hotel parking was expensive -60+$ per night, the multi storey car park in O’Farrell Street was half that price. The hotel was close to the trolley bus, Bart and buses. I would return.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Kt882014 wrote a review 2 Nov
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom30 contributions27 helpful votes
Great location in the heart of SF. Great value for a decent hotel, heated pool and large clean rooms. All rooms have lots of amenities. Staff very friendly. There is a car park if you need it and door man/concierge are also present. Definitely recommend staying!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Cheree D wrote a review 2 Nov
Botany, Australia38 contributions5 helpful votes
From check-in to check-out, everything was so easy. Staff were amazing, the hotel was clean, the rooms were spacious, the beds were comfortable, it was quiet - I could go on! It’s in a great location with bars & diners, shops & transport close by. If you’re in San Francisco, I wouldn’t go past staying at the Handlery Union Square.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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DRoachBlackRock wrote a review Oct 2022
Black Rock40 contributions22 helpful votes
Friendly, efficient staff plus a nice (heated) pool area to complement a location that is convenient to upscale shopping and great restaurants. A short walk will get you to the cable cars or to the BART - with it's easy and inexpensive access to the airport. We had a room overlooking the pool area and on one evening it was loud a little late outside our sliding door, but other than that we had no complaints.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Tractorman2014 wrote a review Oct 2022
Essex, United Kingdom37 contributions7 helpful votes
The hotel is in a good area , although clean the hotel is very tired and in need of updating , the hotel also did not have a restaurant or bar open The rooms are quite small but adequate and equipped for a short stay . The staff were friendly and helpful overall Would stay here again
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Patricia M wrote a review Oct 2022
Belfast, United Kingdom10 contributions4 helpful votes
We were given a room in the historic building and the room was quite small and the bathroom was tiny and very dated. Check in took approx 25 minutes due to only 1 employee being on reception. However, the hotel was clean and comfortable and very centrally located.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
US$148 - US$222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
handlery union square san francisco, handlery union square hotel, hotel handlery union square, handlery hotel san francisco
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Tenderloin / Downtown / Theater District / Union Square
NUMBER OF ROOMS
377
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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 Marrakech Magic Theater (0.3 km), San Francisco Urban Adventures (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 a fitness centre.
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 complimentary tea and free instant coffee 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 Lapisara Eatery, Fino Bar & Ristorante, and Tacorea.
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.
Does Handlery Union Square Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Handlery Union Square Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.