$190 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 27, 2014 Check-out: Jul 28, 2014

Hotel Union Square

3 stars
114 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94102
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
240 reviews
Awesome hotel!!

This hotel gave me a great experience on my visit to SF. Why you might ask? Staff was awesome since... See full review

  • Gx110
  • Jun 7, 2014
Amazing Couples Trip

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  • Apr 30, 2014
Located one block from bustling Union Square and alongside the famous cable car line, Hotel Union Square completed an extensive modern makeover in spring 2008. Remaining faithful to its Art Deco history, guestrooms have been transformed into a new experience, fusing contemporary with classic San Francisco. Highlights include platform beds with custom-made cream tufted headboards, velvety chaise lounges, flat screen televisions, air-conditioning, and custom lighting. This smoke-free hotel offers a complimentary business center, complimentary morning coffee/tea and afternoon wine reception, on-site valet parking for $40 per day plus taxes, valet laundry services, concierge services, and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel.

Hotel Union Square is a pet friendly hotel. Dogs only, one per room, maximum 40lbs, $25 non-refundable pet cleaning fee charged at check-in.

Hotel Map

37.7859 -122.408
Area served
San Francisco, CA
Nearby airports
(SFO)San Francisco International Airport
Area description
Overlooks the Powell Street Cable Car Line at Union Square. Just steps to Macy's, Nordstroms, Saks, Neiman Marcus, Theaters and fine dining. Easy access to the financial district, Moscone Convention Center, Chinatown, Civic Center, and public transportation.

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Hotel Union Square Rooms

Standard Rooms
Standard Rooms feature One Queen or two Double beds, Television, Bath, Complimentary Wireless Internet, Coffee Maker, Iron/Iron Board, and Hair Dryer.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Pet friendly
Dining
Room service
Services
Business center
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Union Square: 0.1 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.3 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.4 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.4 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • SoMa: 0.6 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.7 mi
  • Nob Hill: 0.7 mi
  • Union Square: 0.1 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.3 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.4 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.4 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • SoMa: 0.6 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.7 mi
  • Nob Hill: 0.7 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.7 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.8 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.8 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.9 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.9 mi
  • Octagon House: 1 mi
  • ATT Park: 1 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 1 mi
  • Ferry Building: 1 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1.1 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 1.1 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1.1 mi
  • Coit Tower: 1.1 mi
  • Japantown: 1.2 mi
  • Japan Center: 1.2 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.4 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.5 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.5 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.5 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.6 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.6 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.6 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.6 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.6 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.6 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.7 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.7 mi
  • Mission Cliffs Rock Climbing Center: 1.8 mi
  • Mission Delores: 1.8 mi
  • Mission Dolores: 1.8 mi

Dining

Johnny Foley's Irish House
great place for a cold pint of your favorite brew. Tasty pub food in a lively environment.
Tad's Steakhouse
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner is located adjacent to the entrance of the lobby.
John's Grill
A San Francisco landmark thaat open in 1908 and is home of the "Maltese Falcon." Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (240)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Union Square

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
23 out of 240
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
YuraF
Stamford
Jan 9, 2014

Fantastic

Very good experience. Complimentary wine in the evening. Cable car street. Great views, and parks nearby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Fisherman's Wharf and Bridge

Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
icecoope
Los Angeles ,CA
Apr 25, 2013

Too much contemporary doesn't work for convenient

Staff was very nice and quick service and great smile . but this hotel room was so so . It might nice contemporary room but everything not convenient . The washbasin is very small and water splashes out from it . Toilet paper was very low position and far . and no space for putting glasses on the washbasin area . Shower is uncomfortable , Bathroom's light switch location is not Enter wall , it is another side wall . why ?? just a little bit disappointment . but again , staff were very nice .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Canadian ajm
Edmonton
Feb 24, 2013

Recent Stay

The staff were very helpful & Friendly. The room was OK. The beds comfortable however the bed frames were not quite right. We both stubbed our toes several times. The hotel is aware of this problem, the frames were covered with foam padding. However I would say this was still uncomfortable. The other disappointment was there was no fridge in the room. I am an insulin dependant diabetic and not having a fridge to keep my insulin is was a headache. I have learned this is something to check in the future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Riding the hop on hop off for one day would have been enough. We didn't find it really useful. The city has very good bus/train service. I would use public transportation only in the future. The BART to the airport is very economic and quick I would use this again.

Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Elize
Salem, OR
Jul 9, 2012

Shopping in the city

We took our family to San Francisco to do college visits and shop in the city. The hotel staff were great, we had an issue when we checked in we had a room with only a king bed and there were 3 of us. They got us a cot for the night and switched us to a room with 2 beds the next two nights, staff even moved our luggage for us, and they didnt charge us an additional fees for bigger room. Very clean and great location!!! I would definetly stay there again. July 2012

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Silver Streak
Dayton, OH, USA
Sep 9, 2011

First trip to San Francisco

The hotel was PERFECT except,...due to the historic structure and the location (which was PERFECT) there was some noise. Not enough to wake you up in the middle of the night, but a little noisy. Tom the concierge was AMAZING. I can not say enough about his service. OUTSTANDING ! ! !

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Right outside the door you ride the Cable Car (Powell & Hyde) to the end and eat at Bueno Vista. Cable Car was a blast.

Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Silver Streak
Dayton, OH, USA
Sep 9, 2011

First trip to San Francisco

The hotel was PERFECT except,...due to the historic structure and the location (which was PERFECT) there was some noise. Not enough to wake you up in the middle of the night, but a little noisy. Tom the concierge was AMAZING. I can not say enough about his service. OUTSTANDING ! ! !

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Right outside the door you ride the Cable Car (Powell & Hyde) to the end and eat at Bueno Vista. Cable Car was a blast.

Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Mexico city
Aug 3, 2011

Best location

Excellent service, location and very clean. The concierge and all the people in the hotel were very helpful and nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

John´s Grill just around the corner, best dinner we had in years!!!

Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Mexico city
Aug 3, 2011

Best location

Excellent service, location and very clean. The concierge and all the people in the hotel were very helpful and nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

John´s Grill just around the corner, best dinner we had in years!!!

Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tough Customer...very pleased!
Tampa, Florida
Jul 13, 2011

Outstanding Hotel!

The Hotel Union Square is an outstanding boutique hotel with an outstanding location for families traveling with children. For the girls, it is a block away from the Westfield Center...Bloomingdales and Nordstrums. The Walgreens,literally across the street, has everything you forgot or need for the small kids. The restaurant next door Tad's, provides room service and has the best burgers and chicken friend steak ever! Starbucks is a 1/2 block away. The cable car station is one block away. Many destinations are close to the hotel.The staff are pleasant and efficient. [...], the Concierge, is a rock star. The hotel manager is hands on and it shows. I had friends staying at the Four Seasons who spent over $400 a night who could not even come close to the updated design of the rooms or the polite service.We will definitely stay again at Hotel Union Square.Hint:Try the executive room for the kids and Mom and take another Queen room for Dad.Hint: If you ask for a quiet, room they will give you a very pleasant room on the interior light and air well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Have breakfast at Tad's next door!

Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tough Customer...very pleased!
Tampa, Florida
Jul 13, 2011

Outstanding Hotel!

The Hotel Union Square is an outstanding boutique hotel with an outstanding location for families traveling with children. For the girls, it is a block away from the Westfield Center...Bloomingdales and Nordstrums. The Walgreens,literally across the street, has everything you forgot or need for the small kids. The restaurant next door Tad's, provides room service and has the best burgers and chicken friend steak ever! Starbucks is a 1/2 block away. The cable car station is one block away. Many destinations are close to the hotel.The staff are pleasant and efficient. [...], the Concierge, is a rock star. The hotel manager is hands on and it shows. I had friends staying at the Four Seasons who spent over $400 a night who could not even come close to the updated design of the rooms or the polite service.We will definitely stay again at Hotel Union Square.Hint:Try the executive room for the kids and Mom and take another Queen room for Dad.Hint: If you ask for a quiet, room they will give you a very pleasant room on the interior light and air well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Have breakfast at Tad's next door!

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