4.0 out of 5

"You are right in the middle of all the action Union Square as to offer.Lots of shopping and dining in a short walk.I will be going back in August and ... " More

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Hotel Description

Attractions within a 20-minute walk of this 3.5-star Downtown San Francisco hotel include Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and TransAmerica Pyramid.

Handlery Union Square Hotel puts you in the heart of San Francisco, within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Westfield San Francisco Centre and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a 24-hour fitness center.

Daily Grill is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At the hotel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Business travelers can take advantage of a 24-hour business center, conference space, and meeting rooms. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and a sauna. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

All 377 rooms feature LCD TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, in-room childcare, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and room service. Nice touches to enhance your stay include designer toiletries and premium bedding. Additionally, free local calls, safes, and hair dryers are available.

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$150 per night

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premier Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premier Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Handlery Union Square Hotel ratings based on 181 Verified Reviews

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4 out of 5

Close to Union Square

Pros: Nice place to stay.Staff was great and very friendly.
Cons: Room temps need to be able to be adjusted.
Location: all kinds of shopping and places to eat.Close to do a bus tour of the town if you like.Or to take a trolley car.
You are right in the middle of all the action Union Square as to offer.Lots of shopping and dining in a short walk.I will be going back in August and will use the hotel again.

Posted by , from Toledo,Ohio on May 11, 2017

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4 out of 5

In town for work

Pros: Location and old time charm
Cons: Bathroom in need of upgrade.
Location: Union Square. Short walk to Ferry Building. Tons of great restaurants and shopping.
My overall stay was very enjoyable. The hotel is older and is in need of a renovation, but it was very comfortable. It was reasonably priced and in the heart of Union Square. An easy walk to BART and the convention center. I enjoyed breakfast and dinner at the Daily Grill, which is attached to the hotel. The food was delicious and priced right for the portions. I would stay here again on my next visit to the city.

Posted by , from Las Vegas on Jan 26, 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel, in center next to town square and shop

Close to restaurants, shopping, transportation. Nice staff, wish we would of had a view... but otherwise fine. Pillows were not very comfortable

Posted by on Aug 27, 2016

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4 out of 5

Centrally located / Convenient

Pros: Central location.
Cons: It is what it is re parking -- not much can be done.
Location: Almost right next door to Lefty's -- you can walk to AT&T Park; Union Square shops, restaurants and pubs all nearby plus Bisquits & Blues jazz place.
Centrally located hotel within walking distance to all Union Square dining, drinks, shops and you can walk to AT&T. Hotel has a older/ 'classic' set of rooms where we stayed - OK space wise but rooms are a bit musty as can be expected with hotel built at least 75 years ago. Did not go into newer section. The lobby has a hallway right into the Grill Restaurant which is good food/ drink place, quality food with prices to match. A perpetual issue in The City - parking !! Parking a vehicle is inconvenient and expensive. From the Handlrey we parked two blocks up and one block to the East in parking garage off Taylor -- $45 per day. Overall, however, this hotel provides a centrally located place to see the sights and enjoy what the City has to offer.

Posted by , from California on Aug 1, 2016

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3 out of 5

Close to Union square in San Francisco

Parking garage hard to locate & lots of homeless people out on sidewalk at nite

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016

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4 out of 5

great SF location. hotel has a good restaurant.

Pros: We liked the location of the hotel. It is close to Union Square, good shopping art galleries and good dining.
Cons: The rooms could be more quiet and comfortable.
this hotel is in a historic building across from Union Square. The restaurant is traditional SF style with good food well served. We were disappointed in our rooms. Ours was small, uncomfortable and poorly arranged. Our friend's room was a connected room that faced the street and was quite noisy.

Posted by on Jan 23, 2016

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3 out of 5

3 star hotel, 3 star experience

Pros: convenience to the shopping areas, that's it.
Cons: if freshness could be added to the rooms then that is what it would need.
Location: Extremely easy for shopping. Public transport easy. Homelessness is a big problem in this area and hustlers are everywhere.
The hotel location was certainly convenient to the shopping area, however If I were to do it again, I would pay the extra to stay in a 4 star. If you are use to seeing homeless people in abundance and if you don't mind being hassled by people asking for money then the location of this hotel won't bother you. The room was small and had a smell of an older hotel. I would have preferred to pay the extra to stay a little off the main shopping area. It would have been easy enough to walk to. If you aren't there primarily for the shopping then I would not recommend it.

Posted by , from Anaheim hills, CA on Jan 1, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great location, good room

Pros: Location, staff, room size.
Cons: Heating system responsiveness.
Location: Union Square is a terrific location, close to shopping and good restaurants, not too far from Nob Hill. Public transportation is available close by.
The staff members we dealt with were very friendly and helpful, very knowledgeable. The room was very pretty and the bathroom included a tub and quick hot water. Earplugs were provided for the city noise, but we did not need them, even on the 4th floor. The only problem with our room was that it was quite cold when we arrived (our thermometer indicated about 64 degrees) and it took it about 18 hours to get up to 70. However, there were warm covers on the bed, which was very comfortable. The TV was fine, the wifi was free, and the parking fee was not unreasonable for the location (it includes in-and-out privileges for hotel guests). This was our second stay, and we will definitely be back.

Posted by , from New Mexico on Dec 31, 2015

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2 out of 5

Boutique Hotel near Union Square

Very disappointing. Was raining outside and there was no one to help us with our luggage and/or direct us where to park. Our room was in another building and it was a maze to get there. The room smelled like cigarettes (even though it was a no smoking room). Will not be back.

Posted by , from Cupertino, CA on Dec 21, 2015

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4 out of 5

I liked it...

Pros: Price, location, decor.
Cons: Staff training for authentic connection and service.
Location: Union square and shopping.
I liked the price and the location. The room was well decorated. I love the central location.

Posted by , from Santa Cruz on Dec 11, 2015

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About the Handlery Union Square Hotel

Location 351 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Property Features

Handlery Union Square Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms are available. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Handlery Union Square Hotel. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star San Francisco hotel is smoke free.

  • 377 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 2 conference rooms
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Metro station: Powell St. Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge
  • Airport: San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) (22.3 km / 13.9 mi)
  • Train station: San Francisco 4th and King Station (2 km / 1.3 mi)

Room Amenities

Handlery Union Square Hotel offers 377 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Handlery Union Square Hotel has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Activities

The hotel has an outdoor splash pool, sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center.

The Handlery is a half-mile from Yerba Buena Gardens, which includes a historic carousel, bowling alley, ice-skating rink, and children's play area.

Nearby 18-hole golf courses include the Presidio Golf Club and the Lincoln Park Golf Course, both within five miles of the hotel.

Golden Gate Park, five miles away, has walking and running trails, a playground, gardens, and tennis courts.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 11 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 25 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 250 per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Please note, some room types at this property are not available when booking a stay with children.


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 7.00 and USD 30.00 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 52 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 52.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 250 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.00 per night

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Handlery
  • Handlery Hotel
  • Handlery Hotel Union Square
  • Handlery Union Square
  • Handlery Union Square Hotel
  • Hotel Handlery
  • Hotel Handlery Union Square
  • Union Square Handlery
  • Union Square Handlery Hotel
  • Handlery Hotel San Francisco
  • Handlery Union Square San Francisco

You should know

  • The total price shown includes a resort fee.
  • Children 11 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.