Handlery Union Square

Union Square, San Francisco

Virgin rating

The hotel

Just half a block from Union Square, this historic hotel has a classic charm and prides itself on excellent friendly service — after all, its been in the Handlery family for four generations. A great little base, you can cool off in the courtyard pool or hide away in the sauna to help relieve any aching limbs.

Amenities

  • Wheelchair access
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

Excellent location by Union Square. Catch the cable car at the corner of the hotel or the local BART station is 3 blocks away.

Hotel information

377 rooms in 2 buildings on up to 8 floors with 2 lifts in each building. All with air-conditioning, widescreen TV with 38 channels, coffee maker, fridge and safe. Historic Rooms with 1 queen-size bed, 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

 

Premier Rooms boast city or courtyard pool views, many of which also feature a private balcony. These consist of 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Bar. Heated outdoor pool. Fitness room. Sauna. Room service*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Concierge. Business centre* in lobby. Complimentary WiFi. Valet parking $58 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: the minimum age to check-in is 18.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1605)
  • Very good (2007)
  • Average (741)
  • Poor (233)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location

Aug 11, 2022 Joyce261 Sapporo, Japan

Lovely hotel well located close to union square. Very welcoming reception when you arrive with plenty of help on hand. Good size room with very comfortable bed. Good size bathroom and plenty of toiletries. Easy to use coffee machine and supply of really good coffee. Swimming pool and terrace in centre of hotel but unfortunately didn’t have the… Read more
Lovely hotel well located close to union square. Very welcoming reception when you arrive with plenty of help on hand. Good size room with very comfortable bed. Good size bathroom and plenty of toiletries. Easy to use coffee machine and supply of really good coffee. Swimming pool and terrace in centre of hotel but unfortunately didn’t have the time to go. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Warm welcome in great location

Aug 10, 2022 Mary D Newry, United Kingdom

We stayed 3 nights taking 3 rooms for our party. The hotel is in a great location and we used their voucher (20% discount) for a lovely breakfast round the corner at Cafe Mason. This hotel has been noted as old fashioned but it seems in keeping with the area. Most of all the staff are friendly with no query too much trouble. I would recommend it… Read more
We stayed 3 nights taking 3 rooms for our party. The hotel is in a great location and we used their voucher (20% discount) for a lovely breakfast round the corner at Cafe Mason. This hotel has been noted as old fashioned but it seems in keeping with the area. Most of all the staff are friendly with no query too much trouble. I would recommend it as a great location and thanks to reception and concierge for advice on how to make the most of a wonderful city. Our room looked put the front and was very comfortable with a lovely brand of toiletries and excellent chambermaid service. The staff work hard given the volume of visitors but despite this temain very friendly and I would happily return if the chance comes again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location, needs a little update.

Aug 10, 2022 Sarsa a

This hotel is in a great location, central to everything you want to see. The pool was fun for the children. When we were checking in the staff were really friendly and helpful, and when we asked to move rooms they were very accommodating. The rooms are fairly dated, which doesn’t match the fancy lobby. There were no dining options for breakfast… Read more
This hotel is in a great location, central to everything you want to see. The pool was fun for the children. When we were checking in the staff were really friendly and helpful, and when we asked to move rooms they were very accommodating. The rooms are fairly dated, which doesn’t match the fancy lobby. There were no dining options for breakfast or any other meals which would have been helpful with the children. Vending machines were all empty as well. Good hotel for a couple of nights. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location and interior although a bit outdated.

Aug 8, 2022 cliveb688 Horsham, United Kingdom

The hotel is in a very good location but requires updating. The interior is very dark. We had a great time staying in SF. The pool is an added bonus although very cold! Not having its own restaurant is disappointing and hopefully one day the hotel will reopen their restaurant.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon made better by Handlery

Aug 4, 2022 DanielM17680

When booking our 4 night stay at The Handlery in San Francisco, we explained that it would be a holiday which is part of our honeymoon. They emailed back to congratulate us, and they said they will endeavour to make our stay even more special. On arrival, they upgraded us to the Executive Suite, and a bottle of wine, as well as a goody bag of… Read more
When booking our 4 night stay at The Handlery in San Francisco, we explained that it would be a holiday which is part of our honeymoon. They emailed back to congratulate us, and they said they will endeavour to make our stay even more special. On arrival, they upgraded us to the Executive Suite, and a bottle of wine, as well as a goody bag of treats was waiting for us! This far exceeded what we were expecting, and it kickstarted the most amazing experience in San Francisco. The location was perfect, and the hotel which was also fitted with a heated pool and a gym was immaculate and it all seemed to be going down well with other guests as well as ourselves. Thank you Handlery for a lovely experience :) Read less