Handlery Union Square

Union Square, San Francisco

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. The casual Daily Grill is a tribute to the bustling downtown grills of the 1930’s — start your day with the locals and a hearty breakfast or pop back later for happy hour cocktails and some wholesome California comfort food.

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. 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.

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Jun 23, 2021 katiemactravels

Our room had a balcony just at the end of a three way intersection on the 5th floor. We enjoyed spending time sitting outside, sipping cold Champagne, watching the city. We soaked in the sun while we swam in the pool. We have never enjoyed a room or hotel more than the Handlery. We arrived early and were able to check-in without an issue. The… Read more
Our room had a balcony just at the end of a three way intersection on the 5th floor. We enjoyed spending time sitting outside, sipping cold Champagne, watching the city. We soaked in the sun while we swam in the pool. We have never enjoyed a room or hotel more than the Handlery. We arrived early and were able to check-in without an issue. The ability to control the temperature in the room was impressive. We walked to and from a Giants baseball game at Oracle Park. It was a great time. The staff was so kind and accommodating. We would love to stay again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Place to Stay

Jun 21, 2021 E8606ESdavidw

Our stay at the Handlery was what we needed after a long day of travel. The hotel staff was extremely helpful and very accommodating. The room was more than was expected, spacious, comfortable and quiet. The heated pool is wonderful!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good hotel charging additional deposit not released at check-out

Jun 15, 2021 Carmen S Bucharest, Romania

The location is fantastic - just opposite to Macy's and the Union Square. We booked a queen room but were upgraded to a king room at the 7th floor, that was large, clean and bright, even though we had no view. We found in the room a coffee machine, coffee and tea. The bed was very comfortable, not the pillows. The bathroom was large and clean as… Read more
The location is fantastic - just opposite to Macy's and the Union Square. We booked a queen room but were upgraded to a king room at the 7th floor, that was large, clean and bright, even though we had no view. We found in the room a coffee machine, coffee and tea. The bed was very comfortable, not the pillows. The bathroom was large and clean as well, with a vanity area. All the staff was great - polite, kind and friendly. At check-in we have been informed that the hotel will charge us a USD 100 deposit and release it at check-out (if not spent). At check-out we have been told that the deposit was released, but we haven't received the money back. We called the hotel and were told that if we paid by credit card money will be back in our account in 5 business days, if we paid by debit card money will be back in our account in 14 business days! There are already 5 business days since we left the hotel but the deposit is not yet back in our bank account. This hotel policy was not mentioned on the website when we booked, therefore despite all pluses and quality of this hotel I give it a lower rate. When we arrived we have been asked if we need cleaning every day. As we were staying only two nights, we agreed not to have the room cleaned during our stay. However this was meaning that the coffee, tea and soap were not refilled and the garbage was still with us. When we entered the room it was a bad smelling from the ventilation system. It was good weather outside and we did not need the AC nor the heating; we closed the ventilation system and the bed smell disappeared. Read less
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May 16, 2021 Shel4296

My kids and I stayed here for a last minute decision trip to San Francisco. I’m so glad I chose this hotel! Clean, beautiful, friendly staff, and about a 2 minute walk to Macy’s and Cheesecake Factory. Will definitely stay here again next time.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A pleasant stay

Apr 30, 2021 Jnee4 New Orleans, Louisiana

I stayed here for business and was amazed with the phenomenal service. Kudos to the team and management for empowering the team to be successful. BRAVO to housekeeping and the front office for making my stay flawless.