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Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union Square, an IHG hotel

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235 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2118
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#104 of 250 hotels in San Francisco
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See why so many travelers make Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union Square their hotel of choice when visiting San Francisco. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union Square is a family-friendly hotel offering a flat screen TV and air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The hotel features a 24 hour front desk. Plus, guests can enjoy a fitness center and breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travelers visiting San Francisco. For guests with a vehicle, parking is available.

Nearby landmarks such as Pier 39 (1.5 mi) and Ghirardelli Square (1.6 mi) make Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union Square a great place to stay when visiting San Francisco.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of San Francisco's popular shrimp restaurants such as Scoma's, Swan Oyster Depot, and Fog Harbor Fish House, all a short distance from Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union Square.

Best of all, Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union Square makes it easy to experience many great San Francisco attractions like Golden Gate Park, Crissy Field, and Presidio of San Francisco, which are some popular parks.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union Square as you experience all of the things San Francisco has to offer.

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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Business Center with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Vending machine
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
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Sebastian P wrote a review Aug 2021
Vancouver, Canada88 contributions100 helpful votes
I reserved this HIX hotel for one night using a rather large amount of my IHG points but unfortunately it wasn't much noteworthy even for a Spire member. I had to change my room upon arrival because of some horrific smell in the room (most likely cleaning supplies), a window covered in bird poo and zero view (except the bird poo). Second room was better but extremely noisy. In the morning I went to get some of the breakfast that's supposed to be included however both the juice dispenser and the pancake machine were broken. Management knew about it yet it has been left in this condition apparently for days. What the hell?? Duty Manager promised to credit points to my account for all this yet nothing happened until today, two weeks later. The whole Union Square area has deteriorated a lot and it doesn't feel very safe anymore given some incidents I witnesses. Best advise: Avoid!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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swissmiss1963 wrote a review Jul 2021
Besozzo, Italy42 contributions8 helpful votes
+ Rooms are nice but small. Beds are very comfortable. Rooms clean. + Recently re-introduced hot breakfast is more than adequate and varied a bit each day. Breakfast workers friendly and accommodating. + Good value. - Loud. Garbage collection around 1.30 a.m., lots of street noise. This is a city hotel and one can accept that, but windows are single pane and very poor. - Not told at check-in that housekeeping is only available every five days. Not a big problem, but we only found out after all towels had been used and deposited on the floor. That said, we asked and received a few more towels. - Area around hotel full of homeless people and questionable individuals. We did not want to venture out after dark. If you are mainly sightseeing during the day and if you sleep deeply, this hotel is fine. Otherwise, you may want to look in a different area.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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tangojohnDallas wrote a review Jul 2021
Dallas, Texas1068 contributions547 helpful votes
On April 20, 2021 I booked a reservation at this hotel online through IHG rewards using points for a 4 night stay beginning July 13, 2021 through July 17, 2021. On May 23, 2021 I learned my reservation had been cancelled by the hotel. I contacted the hotel and was told that morning at 10:44 am my reservation was cancelled by someone named Ellen Barnett. She apparently told them her IHG account hacked and she did not make the reservation. After spending over 2 hours on the phone with IHG and this hotel they agreed to reinstate my reservation but it was going to cost me an extra 7000 points. After repeated conversations and arguing that I did not cancel my own reservation IHG itself reimbursed me the 7000 extra points. I would have just moved to another hotel but we were meeting other travelers staying there and we needed to be close to them. My nightmare continued because neither IHG nor the hotel itself could provide me confirmation of my reinstated reservation. I finally got an employee from the hotel to email me a letter stating I had a reservation and they were unable to send me a copy of it. While I was concerned I would have a room when I arrived, howevercheck in was no problem and they had my room. The location of the hotel is excellent and the property is well maintained and clean. The personal working the front desk did a good job. Breakfast is still very limited using the excuse of Covid but it was adequate. I am an IHG platinum elite member with both IHG select and premier credit cards. I know my nightmare with this reservation will continue since I have not received any welcome points for my stay. I also feel certain that I also will not receive my 10% points rebate . This will require more hours of hassle dealing with the hotel and IHG in order to try to get what I normally will get from my IHG stays. I spend over 100 nights a year in hotel rooms and this problem has made me rethink staying at IHG properties. I think it is time to focus on a different hotel group.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Ted W wrote a review Jul 2021
Allentown, Pennsylvania49 contributions28 helpful votes
This is different from most HIE’s. It feels more like a boutique hotel. My room was a king. It was fairly small but the bathroom was new and quite spacious. A nice shower and an automatic fan / night light. Of course the most important thing is this is a reasonably priced hotel 1.5 blocks from Union Square and 2 blocks from the Powell cable car turn around. I will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: I didn’t have a car. If you will be parking, call the desk for very specific instructions.
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OldMedic wrote a review Jun 2021
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2nd anniversary trip. The hotel was very clean. The entire staff was friendly and helpful. We missed our first due to airline connections and weather. The manager was kind and credited our room for the missed night. Location is safe and easily accessible to transportation. We would stay here again !!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Bed was amazingly comfortable.
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PRICE RANGE
US$124 - US$597 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Tenderloin / Theater District / Union Square
NUMBER OF ROOMS
59
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union Square, an IHG hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union Square, an IHG hotel?
Nearby attractions include San Francisco Urban Adventures (0.2 km), Marrakech Magic Theater (0.3 km), and San Francisco Playhouse (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union Square, an IHG hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness centre.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union Square, an IHG hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union Square, an IHG hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union Square, an IHG hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tacorea, Lapisara Eatery, and Taylor Street Coffee Shop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union Square, an IHG hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union Square, an IHG hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union Square, an IHG hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (4.7 km), Golden Gate Bridge (7.2 km), and City Lights Booksellers (1.3 km).
Is Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union Square, an IHG hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.