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 Offer subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.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

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1557)
  • Very good (1976)
  • Average (736)
  • Poor (232)
  • Terrible (114)
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Jan 21, 2020 Malpeter Sheffield, United Kingdom

Arrived late due our flight was delayed from New York,The room was lovely as was the restaurant, my favourite was the bar, we had our tea there with a beer most nights. Very clean loved the decor throughout the hotel, staff were nice and relaxed. This hotel was recommended to us and we would recommend This hotel to all our friend’s. This hotel… Read more
Arrived late due our flight was delayed from New York,The room was lovely as was the restaurant, my favourite was the bar, we had our tea there with a beer most nights. Very clean loved the decor throughout the hotel, staff were nice and relaxed. This hotel was recommended to us and we would recommend This hotel to all our friend’s. This hotel is located in union square which we loved also, thank you 🤙 Read less
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Jan 13, 2020 johnmK1388SF

The Best Hotel in San Francisco, Excellent Clean Rooms, Excellent Staff, 2 minutes walk from the Financial District for work, Heated Outdoor enclosed wonderful Pool. I stayed for a whole 2 and a half weeks for work and really enjoyed the Hotel and Staff
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointed but great location

Jan 4, 2020 anzaceve Melbourne, Australia

Upon arrival the guest relations lady at reception could not have been more disinterested in us, continuing to chat to her colleague rather than attend to us.Booked a suite which was large and airy but a bit weird. The bathroom had a bath but the basin was in a different room. The suite had a small kitchen with microwave but no cutlery or… Read more
Upon arrival the guest relations lady at reception could not have been more disinterested in us, continuing to chat to her colleague rather than attend to us.Booked a suite which was large and airy but a bit weird. The bathroom had a bath but the basin was in a different room. The suite had a small kitchen with microwave but no cutlery or crockery The fridge was very small The breakfast area must be managed by a third party because the hotel did not seem to have any control over the quality of the food or the staff. Read less
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Dec 30, 2019 ianw605

Superb location in Union Square. Hotel and services to a very high standard, exceeded our expectations in every department. Very easy check in and out, and very well maintained room. Complimentary breakfast was a good standard
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Weird at best; multiple unacceptabe issues; Terrible experience

Dec 25, 2019 harrietalmedaw

I had a 4:30 am TV appearance scheduled. At 3 am I turned on the sink faucet and water gushed directly from the sink drain to cover the floor.Management apologized and promised it would be repaired by the time I returned at 9 am. I returned around 10:30 am and absolutely nothing had been done. I finally had my room changed which launched a… Read more
I had a 4:30 am TV appearance scheduled. At 3 am I turned on the sink faucet and water gushed directly from the sink drain to cover the floor.Management apologized and promised it would be repaired by the time I returned at 9 am. I returned around 10:30 am and absolutely nothing had been done. I finally had my room changed which launched a bizarre odyssey of traversing the ancient Byzantine hotel corridors and dragging my luggage up stairs due to the tiny and inaccessible. "handicapped" elevator. I passed a couple who were muttering about " this strange hotel." I agree. The final room was much better and also more expensive. I'm bewildered by all the positive reviews; apparently most people had a better experience than I, but I won't be returning. Read less