$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

Upon arrival our first impression was amazing. the hotel was clean and the executive king suite was... See full review

  • Midwest Jennie
  • Apr 30, 2014
Art-Deco whimsy, 1920s-era grandeur and wine hour near Union Square

The Art-Deco era is alive and well at this boutique Hotel Union Square, which was returned to its 1920s grandeur during an exhaustive renovation in 2008. Today, the hotel features signature staircases and opulent moldings, while loft-like guest rooms boast brick walls and mosaic murals. Another benefit: the world's only Dashiell Hammett Suite, named after the author of "The Maltese Falcon." The property is part of the Personality Hotels Collection. It sits mere blocks from the shopping of Union Square.

Highlights
  • Located blocks from Union Square
  • Fun and literary inspired Dashiell Hammett Suite
  • Funky style and 1920s grandeur
Rooms
Accommodations -- 39 rooms and seven suites -- are infused with the colors of San Francisco: crimson, gray and taupe. Designed to give the feel of a sophisticated urban apartment, rooms at the Hotel Union Square are custom-furnished with platform beds and tufted leather headboards, sleek dark-wood desks, velvety chaise lounges and expansive capsule-shaped mirrors. Many offer stunning views of the city skyline as well as complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. Pets welcome (fees apply).
Features
Hotel Union Square is best known for its specialty suites. The Dashiell Hammett Suite is the world's only suite dedicated to the author of "The Maltese Falcon." Apparently, the famous scribe loved the hotel so much that he booked his bride-to-be Josephine Dolan in that very suite on the night before their 1921 wedding.

The hotel also features one Kids' Suite. This boasts a cherrywood trundle bed, a computer filled with history-related games, a Nintendo Wii, a writing desk and colorful rugs. The suite also displays a retro-style mixed-media collage of famous kid-friendly San Francisco landmarks.

All guests have access to a modest fitness center off-site; for a more intense workout experience, guests can purchase a pass to the Club One gym located around the corner (fees apply). Visitors also are welcome to join in a complimentary evening wine hour. Dry-cleaning and laundry services are available as well (fees apply).

Valet and self parking are available (fees apply).
Transportation
  • San Francisco International Airport (18 mi/29 km)
  • Oakland International Airport (16 mi/26 km)
  • Cable car stops (1 block)
  • BART (6 blocks)
  • MUNI bus (1 block)
Attractions
  • Union Square
  • SoMa
  • Moscone Convention Center
  • Fisherman's Wharf
Business
  • Complimentary 24-hour business center

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.

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Guest Reviews (240)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Union Square

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 240
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.4

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bella1217
Minneapolis
Apr 24, 2014

Perfect spot

Right in the heart of Union Square!! Everything for shopping is close by and within walking distance. If your want to experience the trolley it is right outside the hotel!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Take a cab to the Wharf it's cheaper than the trolley

Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tahlia
Brooklyn, NY
Mar 5, 2013

Excellent location

Stayed here in a group of four after a work conference in Palm Springs. Our room (two double beds) was probably a little too small for all 4 of us, but that's hardly anyone's fault but our own. Fantastic location that's close to lots of public transport options. You could hear the cable car line from our window (not a problem for us, but might be for anyone who dislikes city noise - personally, I LOVED it). I was able to arrange a cab back to the airport late at night with no difficulty at all. I would definitely recommend this hotel!

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Maple 11
Davis California
Nov 24, 2012

Good position, but the room is.....

It has a good position, near the marktet street, for we were there to go shopping. However, the room, we ordered executive room, is small and the air is not fresh. This does not matter a lot for we had been shopping the whole night. But it would be horrible if somebody really sleeps there.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Student Break
Colorado
May 19, 2012

PARKING

This hotel was GREAT! The staff was very nice and helpful. If you are parking a car with them, be careful.....they forgot to mention that it is $41 per day! This is a good rate for the area, but it wasnt mentioned that this service was not included in the original cost of the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Jazz bar two doors down was fantastic

Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SheShe884
Houston, TX, USA
Jan 4, 2012

Nice location... Average hotel

The location is awesome... Right close to Westfield mall and all the good shopping, etc. however the rooms weren't all that. First room we checked into was super small and had NO AC. I am a girl from Texas... We have To have AC!!!! The front desk was extremely helpful getting us moved to a room that was furnished with a window unit AC. It's a cute place... And for the price is was comfortable for the 4 nights spent there. THe cleaning lady was a doll...SUPER SWEET and very helpful!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Fisherman's Wharf... You have to eat at Crab House.... It's amazing!!!! Best seafood I have EVER ate!!!

Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
travobs
New York, NY, USA
Jan 4, 2012

Great hotel in the center of union square

This hotel is great. My friend and I stayed there for vacation. Hotel is very nice and clean. the people are helpful and are always willing to help with anything. It's in the best location of union square, with alot of shopping and eating. The cable car starts a block away and it takes you to the wharf. Also it has a stop for tour buses at union square which is two blocks from it. The only thing is the room with one bed is very small ask for two bed room.

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

There is a ticket booth at union square, which you can get cheap tickets to all kinds of tours and shows as well as other things. Great deals!!!!

Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Scituate MA
Jul 3, 2011

unbeatable location

Great hotel. No complaints

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

Tad's steakhouse right next door. Great value for breakfast or dinner

Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Scituate MA
Jul 3, 2011

unbeatable location

Great hotel. No complaints

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

Tad's steakhouse right next door. Great value for breakfast or dinner

Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
black barbie
Las Vegas, NV
Apr 19, 2011

Great Trip

Great Hotel. Location could not be better right in the middle of shopping and dining. Easy access to the Cable Cars, BART and Taxi's galore. Spent three days in the city and was very happy with the hotel. The concierge has great knowledge and can get you great deals. Suggest the double decker bus tour great way to see a lot of the city in two hours and you can get on and off. FYI parking lot for the hotel is around the block. Go to the T-junction and make a left it is there on the left.

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

Double Decker Bus Tour

Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Fairfield, CA
Jan 3, 2011

Hotel Union Square

the hotel had a nice theme, but the rooms were small an they charged an extra $30 just to park at your own hotel even after paying $300 bucks.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

there is plenty of things to do all within walking distance which is what made this hotel popular

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