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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Feb 14, 2021 speedotorpedo Salt Lake City, Utah

[verse 1] The fortune that is does cost to overnight a stay in a desirable area of the bay its not terribly alone for downtown a budget option but this hotel, amenities, for you pay [verse 2] the handlery, in san francisco a swimming pool, no jacuzzi the rooms are little, small because, you’re not in arkansas or even prague, is cheaper fare, i… Read more
[verse 1] The fortune that is does cost to overnight a stay in a desirable area of the bay its not terribly alone for downtown a budget option but this hotel, amenities, for you pay [verse 2] the handlery, in san francisco a swimming pool, no jacuzzi the rooms are little, small because, you’re not in arkansas or even prague, is cheaper fare, i don’t care! [verse 3] the handlery, in san francisco tiny bathrooms, for when you pee rooms with not much a view, (of) san francisco clean and basic amenities! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent stay

Jan 28, 2021 X951CKbriano

Wonderful. We had a great time and were given a beautiful, spacious room with a balcony that overlooked multiple city streets and part of the SF skyline. Staff were extremely friendly and attentive. King bed was very comfortable and the on-site parking was a huge convenience. Can't wait to come back to Handlery again, it was a truly relaxing and… Read more
Wonderful. We had a great time and were given a beautiful, spacious room with a balcony that overlooked multiple city streets and part of the SF skyline. Staff were extremely friendly and attentive. King bed was very comfortable and the on-site parking was a huge convenience. Can't wait to come back to Handlery again, it was a truly relaxing and effortless experience. Special shout out to Jack and Ricky who made a brief stay unforgettable. Thank you! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location and fair value!

Sep 17, 2020 JagoanKita

The hotel is located centrally, very close to major transports and the main central attractions. Pros: Good hotel structures, attentive staff, spacious enough room, clean sheets, coffee/tea complimentary, quiet hallways - at least I had one. Cons: room I had was a bit older, had a slight sewer smell to it, not so much of a problem though (there… Read more
The hotel is located centrally, very close to major transports and the main central attractions. Pros: Good hotel structures, attentive staff, spacious enough room, clean sheets, coffee/tea complimentary, quiet hallways - at least I had one. Cons: room I had was a bit older, had a slight sewer smell to it, not so much of a problem though (there are two wings older and newer), The room is generally clean, but I did spot a few hair etc around the bathroom. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Completely disappointed in the service

Sep 9, 2020 Natalie C

My boyfriend and I had an anniversary trip planned mid-August and had contacted our accommodations a few weeks prior to ensure we were still able to travel. When I called the Handlery, they informed me they were closed and would not be able to have us stay; which seems a little bizarre that they wouldn’t have reached out to their booked… Read more
My boyfriend and I had an anniversary trip planned mid-August and had contacted our accommodations a few weeks prior to ensure we were still able to travel. When I called the Handlery, they informed me they were closed and would not be able to have us stay; which seems a little bizarre that they wouldn’t have reached out to their booked reservations to let them know? Either way, I cancelled late July, it is now September, and they still haven’t refunded the money from the trip and are completely unreachable. Pretty disappointed in their customer service, and bummed we didn’t have the chance for a full stay. I had originally planned to rebook with them, but now will definitely not. Be aware if you have any need for flexibility in this trying time, this is NOT the place for you. Read less
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Sep 2, 2020 Schtevo

Mr. Handlery provided a very socially responsible service by reducing rates for those of us evacuated from our homes due to the fires in California. The room was immaculate, and the location cannot be beat.