Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Union Square, San Francisco

Virgin rating

The hotel

At one of the best addresses in San Francisco you’ll have Union Square’s boutiques, big-brand shops, and dining and nightlife almost on the doorstep. The Hilton is a big hotel with great service and a sociable buzz in the lobby, bar and coffee shop. The views are pretty spectacular here too — head up to the 16th floor for some chill out time at the pool deck or go even higher up, all the way to the 46th floor Cityscape lounge.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Hot tub
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

In San Francisco’s Theater District, this hotel is just 2 blocks from the famous cable cars, and a stroll from Moscone Center and the Westfield shopping mall. It’s also just half a mile from Chinatown and Nob Hill, and near Muni and BART transport connections for easy sightseeing. Transfer time from San Francisco International Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

All rooms offer air-conditioning, 37” HDTV with cable channels and on-demand films, alarm radio, WiFi*, telephone, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-fridge, safe, hairdryer, and iron and board. Standard Rooms have either 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Deluxe Rooms are larger and have either 1 king-size bed, 2 double beds or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Skyline View Rooms have unobstructed skyline views from the 20th floor or higher, complimentary WiFi, grab and go breakfast (for up to 2 people), and either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Balcony Skyline View Rooms have a balcony with 2 chairs and a table, skyline views from the 26th floor or higher, complimentary WiFi, grab and go breakfast (for up to 2 people), and either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults. 

Herb ‘N Kitchen (all-day menu including breakfast pastries and coffee, takeaway options, and gourmet marketplace). Poached (buffet breakfast). Urban Tavern (gastropub menu and local drinks, seasonal dinners). Lobby Bar (local and craft beers). Room service in a bag from Herb ‘N Kitchen*. Cityscape lounge (on 46th floor). Pool deck (on 16th floor, with heated outdoor pool and hot tub). Fitness centre. Small gift shop with newsstand. Concierge. Laundry/valet service*. ATM. Self-parking $66.12, valet parking $79.80, including tax, per night (payable locally, subject to change). A Tesla electric charging station is available*.

This hotel has a resort fee of $25 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Wifi - $25 credit for either the restaurant, Herb n Kitchen (grab and go/takeaway) or either of the bars/lounges -  $25 coupon for sightseeing tours.

Please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worst ever wifi

Apr 7, 2024 Kadir A

Worst ever wifi I have ever used at any hotel in any city in this century! It keeps disconnecting. You need to click “forget this network” every ten minutes re-login. If it does login again, you can enjoy the wifi for another ten minutes. Just terrible.
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Apr 6, 2024 J745BKjj

I've been coming here for about 15 years for business meetings and this place has gone seriously downhill over the years, I had planned my two days tightly for my meetings and built in room service meals so that I wouldn't have to waste time to go hunting for food and wait in lines. I needed to work. But there's no room service even though they… Read more
I've been coming here for about 15 years for business meetings and this place has gone seriously downhill over the years, I had planned my two days tightly for my meetings and built in room service meals so that I wouldn't have to waste time to go hunting for food and wait in lines. I needed to work. But there's no room service even though they say they offer it. Also clock was at the wrong time and for some reason they use complicated clocks so that I couldn't set it (I wouldn't even care but I don't want to look at the clock in the middle of the night and be misled). Also they only gave you 1 tiny toilet paper roll and they don't provide extra so I had to waste time calling down (Hilton is hoarding toilet paper?). And iron didn't work. I know these things are small but they add up. And I don't mean to sound petty but coming here and paying high prices you expect the basic conveniences of a great hotel so you can get on with your plans, but everything about this place was inconvenient. Next time I'll stay at a different hotel, and as an officer of two associations that contract with this hotel for our conferences, I'll be sure to rethink our contracts. The staff that are here are great. I don't blame them. But I get the sense they are understaffed and that the Hilton managers did the numbers & calculated they don't want to hire more or train properly. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good convention hotel with a very nice staff.

Mar 31, 2024 ByronR170 Laguna Beach, California

We were greeted very pleasantly on arrival. We booked a one bedroom suite and it was spacious and comfortable . Our views were very nice from 16 floor. The hotel in not a small boutique but caters more to conferences. The location is close to union square. The area is suffering with stores closing and homeless. Pity.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Drastic Changes Needed

Mar 31, 2024 david w Gordon, Australia

We stayed here for 4 nights and as Loyal Hilton Honors member, this would be worst Hilton by far. Management needs a serious shake up. 1. Offered an upgrade for a larger room for an additional $90 per night which we accepted. What reception didn’t tell us it was right next to the lift foyer. In addition there were two more lifts that backed up to… Read more
We stayed here for 4 nights and as Loyal Hilton Honors member, this would be worst Hilton by far. Management needs a serious shake up. 1. Offered an upgrade for a larger room for an additional $90 per night which we accepted. What reception didn’t tell us it was right next to the lift foyer. In addition there were two more lifts that backed up to our room which were loud due to the constant rumbling (lifts are old and need a refurbishment. 2. Rooms are tired and very dated and need refurbishment. 3. There is NO restaurant in the hotel. Is Hilton serious??? 4. The hotel is in location which feels unsafe. We witnessed drug affected people enter the hotel and security did nothing. 5. The hotel appears to be suffering with very low occupancy rates and is pitching towards corporate clients. Bars are noisy and packed. There is NO usb ports in room, are you serious??? Hotel staff told us to go out and buy a charger. Unbelievable and rude reception staff. We won’t be back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good hotel..great customer service.

Mar 26, 2024 _taraleno530 Seattle, Washington

Great location. Some homelessness around hotel which is not good. Want to shout out to Abduhlla Q. At the front desk. His service was amazing and he helped us so much with checking in and checking out. Really appreciated his patience and courtesy to accommodate our needs. Abdullah Q was awesome.