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.

  • Booking Bonus: Complimentary full American breakfast at the Daily Grill restaurant for 2 people per room per day for stays completed between 01 Jan '20-31 Mar '21. Offer subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.

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 $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.

Rating summary

  • Location Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Sleep Quality Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Rooms Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Service Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Value Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Cleanliness Image of the Tripadvisor rating

Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1561)
  • Very good (1983)
  • Average (736)
  • Poor (232)
  • Terrible (116)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon

Mar 13, 2020 bensup Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom

We’d married in Vegas and moved to San Francisco for the honeymoon part of our US trip. We chose The Handlery based on location reviews. My husband had told the hotel we were on honeymoon which I did not know and they very kindly proved a bottle of fizz and snacks on a complimentary basis which was a nice, personal touch and really… Read more
We’d married in Vegas and moved to San Francisco for the honeymoon part of our US trip. We chose The Handlery based on location reviews. My husband had told the hotel we were on honeymoon which I did not know and they very kindly proved a bottle of fizz and snacks on a complimentary basis which was a nice, personal touch and really appreciated. The room was lovely. Very, very clean on arrival, with a really comfy settee and chair and TV but most importantly a fridge! A fridge to me, is very important, especially on a city break, sometimes you walk so many miles and are so busy during the day it’s really nice to chill in the room of an evening and that’s easier with your own drinks chilling in the fridge. We only ate in the restaurant attached to the hotel (the daily grill) once. We had breakfast and, despite them mucking up our order what we had was nice. Expensive but nice. We did really like this hotel. It has a good vibe, it was however pretty expensive per night and though the room was absolutely spotless on arrival it did not appear to be vacuumed for our whole stay of 6 nights which was a bit surprising and the 4 star I have given reflects this. When you’re laying $200 a night the least you expect is a daily vacuum. The position of the hotel is great, you’re right on the end of Powel St so have a couple of options for the cable car direct to Fisherman’s Wharf, you’re immediately on Union Square (not very inspiring in my opinion and not much going on) but we wouldn’t hesitate to stay again. The only reason for a 4 star is the price and housekeeping which did not warrant a 5 star. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Location

Mar 11, 2020 Resort33441580477

3 Night trip to San Francisco ,ideal location ,clean and comfortable ,helpful friendly staff ,Great Breakfast included ,good bar attached with nice amiance ,only complaint room on main streat and single glazed windows up ,woken up throughout the night with streat and vehicle noise .Fantastis Irish Bar at rear of Hotel across the rd ,well worth a… Read more
3 Night trip to San Francisco ,ideal location ,clean and comfortable ,helpful friendly staff ,Great Breakfast included ,good bar attached with nice amiance ,only complaint room on main streat and single glazed windows up ,woken up throughout the night with streat and vehicle noise .Fantastis Irish Bar at rear of Hotel across the rd ,well worth a visit. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place to stay

Mar 5, 2020 Linds2487

We stayed in the premier King room for 5 nights. Check in was easy and quick, rooms were updated, and all staff was friendly and helpful. Tons of places to eat within walking distance and very centrally located. Just blocks from the Cable Car station or The Bart train, but we walked to most places during our trip, adding up to a total of around 45… Read more
We stayed in the premier King room for 5 nights. Check in was easy and quick, rooms were updated, and all staff was friendly and helpful. Tons of places to eat within walking distance and very centrally located. Just blocks from the Cable Car station or The Bart train, but we walked to most places during our trip, adding up to a total of around 45 miles on foot! We had a pool side room which I'm thankful for because I think one facing the street could get rather noisy. Our room had a great vanity area to get ready, spacious bathroom, and comfortable bedding. If I had to pick one tiny thing that could've been better, it would be the pillows, or lack of. Overall, very very happy with our choice of staying here and would stay again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Down Town

Mar 5, 2020 David P Negril, Jamaica

We enjoyed this hotel, centrally located and in good area, lots happening. The room was comfortable as well. The staff were all professional and friendly. I recommend to park in the garage around the corner....
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent location

Mar 5, 2020 Leeny_eil Chippenham, United Kingdom

The hotel is in a great location near Union Square. Excellently situated for catching a tram or the hop on hop off big bus tours. Our room was spacious and the huge bed very comfortable. We were offered a room facing the busy Geary Street or a quieter room without a view from the window, and we opted for the latter. Breakfast was really good and… Read more
The hotel is in a great location near Union Square. Excellently situated for catching a tram or the hop on hop off big bus tours. Our room was spacious and the huge bed very comfortable. We were offered a room facing the busy Geary Street or a quieter room without a view from the window, and we opted for the latter. Breakfast was really good and most of the staff friendly. The reception and concierge were very informative. We had a drink in the bar on an evening which had a lovely relaxed atmosphere. We would definitely recommend this hotel. Read less