Westin St Francis

Union Square, San Francisco

Virgin rating

The hotel

Standing proudly on San Francisco’s Union Square, this grand hotel has welcomed guests since 1904. Full of history and classic charm, the original landmark building is complemented by the Tower, where a glass lift (check it out at night when the city is all lit up) will take you to modern, residential-style rooms with Heavenly Beds®. Back in the impressive lobby, enjoy the vintage vibes and spot the cable cars pass outside — experiencing San Francisco could hardly be easier. But before you do, why not pay a visit to the elegant Clock Bar, whose menu changes with the seasons, inspired by a different historical era each time.

Amenities

  • Babysitting service
  • Kids Club
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • No Smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

On Powell Street, opposite Union Square in central San Francisco, close to shopping, restaurants and attractions.

Hotel information

1,195 rooms in 2 buildings: Main Building on 12 floors and Tower Building on 31 floors. Rooms with air-conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi*, mini-bar, safe and bathrobes. Traditional Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Traditional Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Deluxe Rooms with a view of the city have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Grand Deluxe King with a vista of downtown and San Francisco Bay have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Classic One-Bedroom Suites are spacious and offer a separate living room and bedroom with 1 king size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

St Francis Health Club with Westin WORKOUT Facility. Westin Kids' Club™. Babysitting referrals*. WiFi in  Café Rito/lobby*. 24-hour front desk.  Room service*(6 am-11 am)_. Valet parking $70 per night plus tax and self-parking is available nearby (both payable locally, subject to change).

Oak Room (open for breakfast). ENO Wine Bar (casual restaurant and wine bar, open Thurs - Sat). Cafe Rito (Italian restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Chateau Montelena Tasting Room (wine tasting). Clock Bar (open 4.00pm - midnight daily).

*Denotes local charge.

This hotel is a smoke-free environment.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unforgettable, amazing stay!

Aug 15, 2022 Hunter B

Our stay was amazing! The managers, Bailey and Steve, were very kind and thoughtful to make our stay wonderful as they knew my wife and I were celebrating our anniversary! Their hospitality made this an unforgettable trip! The hotel room was beautiful and the views of the city were remarkable. I would highly recommend anyone staying at this… Read more
Our stay was amazing! The managers, Bailey and Steve, were very kind and thoughtful to make our stay wonderful as they knew my wife and I were celebrating our anniversary! Their hospitality made this an unforgettable trip! The hotel room was beautiful and the views of the city were remarkable. I would highly recommend anyone staying at this amazing property. The beds were very comfortable and if you stay here, you will absolutely love it... Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Stinky Rose Restaurant (5*!)

Aug 14, 2022 markeb2014 Palm Coast, Florida

San Francisco: The Stinky Rose restaurant. Full of garlic! ALWAYS busy! A must go!! Go early for a table (outside or inside). Walked a bit to get there but it’s well worth it! Met many people from California to the Netherlands! Servers were fantastic. Can’t say enough. Honey had the Sea Bass, I had the Crab Salad. Both I would have again in a… Read more
San Francisco: The Stinky Rose restaurant. Full of garlic! ALWAYS busy! A must go!! Go early for a table (outside or inside). Walked a bit to get there but it’s well worth it! Met many people from California to the Netherlands! Servers were fantastic. Can’t say enough. Honey had the Sea Bass, I had the Crab Salad. Both I would have again in a heart beat! Read less
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Aug 14, 2022 tracej09 leeds

Nice hotel in good location , massive room cleaned daily with tea/coffee facilities Would stay again if visit again in the future, nice bars / restaurants nearby and the hop on bus over road, and tram at bottom of street , worth a trip round San Fran and pier 39 a must to visit
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Service!

Aug 14, 2022 Siupolu N

The hotel is absolutely beautiful. We wanted a different hotel experience and we came to the right place. On our second day here we were locked out of our room because of a malfunction of the room key pad. Mo was walking the hallway and saw that something was wrong and immediately stepped in to help us. Which meant several trips back down to the… Read more
The hotel is absolutely beautiful. We wanted a different hotel experience and we came to the right place. On our second day here we were locked out of our room because of a malfunction of the room key pad. Mo was walking the hallway and saw that something was wrong and immediately stepped in to help us. Which meant several trips back down to the front desk. Mo was very kind and gracious to us and was also apologetic which wasn’t necessary because it wasn’t her fault, it’s all good! Mo ended up requesting a room switch for us and Bailey helped make it happen. They moved us to a beautiful executive suite and my husband and I were very grateful. Thank you Mo and Bailey for caring for us the way you did and for making our stay a 5 Star stay💕. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating great location, but thats all this hotel has.

Aug 5, 2022 Barrie D Miami Beach, Florida

I've stayed at this hotel many times over the past 23 years actually. When im in the area, i tend to stay here, even for a couple of days, but this will be the last time i stay here. The staff are busy at this hotel and way to busy to give time to individual customers obviously, but most people have an expectation of the staff in a hotel they… Read more
I've stayed at this hotel many times over the past 23 years actually. When im in the area, i tend to stay here, even for a couple of days, but this will be the last time i stay here. The staff are busy at this hotel and way to busy to give time to individual customers obviously, but most people have an expectation of the staff in a hotel they stay at. They also charge residents $70 per night for parking so remember to add this to your calculations when you stay here. I looked on expedia and that is half the cost of a room here too, so its way over the top for guests. Greedy. I can understand to charge this to people visiting or just wanting to park for the day, of course but residents parking should be included in the cost of the room. On top of that, the concierge asked for a tip! WHAT!! the reception staff were nice at checkin, but, only because she recognised three of the people we are travelling with from TV. but still, she was very nice. the rooms are comfortable, but old fashioned. another reviewer said "classic" but there is nothing classic about mixing old and new furnishings, in fact its tacky. The designer should be brought back in and asked to relook at the mix of furnishings in the rooms. More like old and tide. The best part of the room we had, 710, was the incredible view onto union square. Must be one of the best views in SF. We have had many christmas days here along with NYE over those years - always had fond memories of WSF but now time to move on. Well, its been fun over the years, but farewell old friend. Read less