Handlery Union Square

Union Square, San Francisco

The hotel

If you want to stay within contactless payment of San Francisco’s Union Square and the world-class stores and boutiques that radiate from it, but fear such a central location won’t leave you with much to spend, this family-run hotel is exactly what you’re looking for. Located half a block from Union Square, The Handlery has a classic charm to its décor, and prides itself on its attentive service. There’s a heated courtyard pool – ideal for recharging after a day of bargain hunting – a fitness centre and sauna, and the classy Daily Grill, which is a favourite with locals and guests alike.

Amenities

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

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.

 

Premium Rooms with French balcony and overlooking pool, have 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Daily Grill Restaurant. Bar. Heated outdoor pool. Fitness room. Sauna. Room service*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Concierge. Business centre* in lobby. Complimentary WiFi. Two full American breakfast vouchers per room per night. Valet parking $56 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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1509)
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  • Average (714)
  • Poor (219)
  • Terrible (103)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An excellent hotel adjacent to Union Square

Apr 19, 2019 Travel_AL04

Great customer service and very helpful to tourists. The cable car line is close by to get to the harbour. The MRT station is also very close for travel to and from SFO Airport. Be aware that San Francisco is very hilly and walking around the town is not recommended.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Really good quality central hotel with great customer service

Apr 16, 2019 Sarahtraveluk

We really liked this friendly and well located hotel. It was very centrally located and helpful in providing details of places to visit. The spacious king room, friendly service and the condition of the hotel was all really good and the bed was incredibly comfy and room was really clean. The price was great compared to other hotels around Union… Read more
We really liked this friendly and well located hotel. It was very centrally located and helpful in providing details of places to visit. The spacious king room, friendly service and the condition of the hotel was all really good and the bed was incredibly comfy and room was really clean. The price was great compared to other hotels around Union Square. Highly recommended if you’re looking for a great family run hotel at a good price near Union Square. Lovely to be staying at a family owned hotel who take quality seriously too Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very Good Customer Service Experience

Apr 12, 2019 mpresteg

We were staying at the Handlery leading up to a very busy weekend for the San Francisco area (Google conference). We ended up needing to modify our lodging plans. The Handlery customer service from Catherine (a manager) was excellent in adjusting to our modified plans. We're appreciative of their service, and the family had a great time at the… Read more
We were staying at the Handlery leading up to a very busy weekend for the San Francisco area (Google conference). We ended up needing to modify our lodging plans. The Handlery customer service from Catherine (a manager) was excellent in adjusting to our modified plans. We're appreciative of their service, and the family had a great time at the hotel pool, and around San Francisco. Great location, and a very good customer service experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A 3-Night Stay on a Business Trip

Apr 7, 2019 SteveLikes_3_Stars Seattle, Washington

If location were the only determinant of a hotel's rating, I would rate the Handlery Union Square Hotel as Excellent. It's just a half block west of Union Square, close to the Powell Street Station, restaurants, shopping, and a lot more. The hotel also offers something rather unique, a large outdoor swimming pool in the middle of the city. My… Read more
If location were the only determinant of a hotel's rating, I would rate the Handlery Union Square Hotel as Excellent. It's just a half block west of Union Square, close to the Powell Street Station, restaurants, shopping, and a lot more. The hotel also offers something rather unique, a large outdoor swimming pool in the middle of the city. My problem with the Handlery was my inability to sleep comfortably. That was mostly due to the HVAC system. When it was on, I still couldn't cool the room properly, i.e., it remained too warm throughout my stay. I tried turning the system off and opening the window a bit. However, my window looked out to an interior courtyard and I could hear the HVAC systems from nearby rooms, resulting in a lot of noise and still not much cooling. The system didin't have a switch to go from heat to AC so there wasn't any way to control the temperature adequately. As much as I like the location and the overall vibe of the place, I likely will not be staying at the Handlery again. That's really too bad because I will be back in SF on business multiple times over the next few months and I really appreciate the hotel's location. I think the place is in need to some serious upgrades. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating My recommendation

Apr 5, 2019 kazuakim2015 Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

I booked standard room for four nights. however luckily I was provided a room in premier selection area. It was in front of elevator connecting to parking lot which is facing to O'Farrell St. So, this room is the nearest room to the Market St. That's why this hotel, especially for this room, was very convenient for me during the stay, because I… Read more
I booked standard room for four nights. however luckily I was provided a room in premier selection area. It was in front of elevator connecting to parking lot which is facing to O'Farrell St. So, this room is the nearest room to the Market St. That's why this hotel, especially for this room, was very convenient for me during the stay, because I needed to go Moscone Centere, and also it had been rained everyday. It has been a long time since this hotel was built. But exterior and interior are reformed, and I didn't feel it old at all. I think here is certainly one of nice hotels for business person who have to work around SOMA area and those who want to enjoy a lot of spots in SF by public transportation. I would like to stay here next time and to recommend all of such person. Read less