$174 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 13, 2014 Check-out: Jul 14, 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 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

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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.

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

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
31 out of 240
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8

68% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pauluy
Mexico City
May 19, 2014

Good Deal

Pros: Excellent location, helpful and kind staff, nice building and gorgeous decoration. Cons: need to deposit USD 50 although you didn't use spend them. Great deal, I'd definitely guest again there.

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

Plenty of shops around

Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Carol NYC
NYC
Jan 10, 2014

Carol NYC

Funky Says it all Old hotel in union square. Great lookout onto the street. Actually slept well. But decor is a little left to be desired. They tried to update it. But still kinda smells and little tired in some places. One night was enough. But great location.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Emily60613
chicago
Nov 24, 2013

it's a room, not much else

Meh. For the price compared to the quality/amenities, it was a total 'eh.' I could hear every footstep above me and every word/movement of the room next door. Not great as far as amenities go (no fridge, no hair dryer, no breakfast, no bar) the room had visible and large drywall patches where the paint did not nearly match the rest of the room. I'd stay somewhere else for my next visit

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Colgate
NYC
Jun 5, 2013

It's the spot for a rendezvous!

You cannot beat the location. The staff is awesome. The rooms provide a setting for romantic encounters. And the price is right. I have stayed at the larger traditional high end hotels. However, this hotel is my spot. I will be back.

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

Your in the middle of the high end shopping district. Great resturants also.

Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
lovela
CA
Oct 28, 2012

one night only

Right off of union square, this hotel offers the best of San Francisco in terms of location.

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

walk out the door and SF union square is at your feet.

Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
First time in San Fran
chicago
Jul 2, 2012

Great Location and Staff, Small rooms

This hotel is properly characterized as a 3 star location. It is small. The rooms are small and its not particularly luxurious. However, the location is fantastic. Mere steps away from the Muni (including the cable cars!), Union Square, shops and restaurants. The staff was friendly and informative. I would stay there again as a single traveler but ask for a larger room.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SFWeekender
Windsor, CA, USA
Dec 20, 2011

Saturday in The City

Excellent stay. Right in the smack dab middle of Christmas and Union Square. Very confortable. Great view. Nice staff and central to every where. Cheers

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

E & O Trading Company

Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Seattle, WA
Aug 8, 2011

Amazing location, friendly staff

The hotel was good for the price and in a great location. Super close to the BART station as well as a bunch of different MUNI lines, which made getting around the city and to and from the airport super easy. The staff was very friendly and even offered me an upgrade room (for only $20!). There is free WiFi, coffee, tea and even a wine reception at 5:30-6:30. My only complaint was that my room was an interior room and didn't have a window. I walked in and it was super dark, but once I got all the lights on and the fans going, the room was bright and the air circulated well. Good stay overall!

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

Super close to Union Square shop and right next door to H&M (oh my!)

Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Seattle, WA
Aug 8, 2011

Amazing location, friendly staff

The hotel was good for the price and in a great location. Super close to the BART station as well as a bunch of different MUNI lines, which made getting around the city and to and from the airport super easy. The staff was very friendly and even offered me an upgrade room (for only $20!). There is free WiFi, coffee, tea and even a wine reception at 5:30-6:30. My only complaint was that my room was an interior room and didn't have a window. I walked in and it was super dark, but once I got all the lights on and the fans going, the room was bright and the air circulated well. Good stay overall!

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

Super close to Union Square shop and right next door to H&M (oh my!)

Review of Hotel Union Square

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Montvale, NJ
Aug 1, 2011

San Francisco

This is a very cool older hotel in the most lively area of the city. There can be some noise on the street at night, but that's what you would expect in this area. It is very close to the BART station and on a cable car line. The ambiance is nice and it has very artistic decor. This was better than previous hotels I've stayed in because of the central location and the fact that it doesn't have the typical chain hotel feel.

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

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