Westin St Francis

Union Square, San Francisco

The hotel

Standing proudly on San Francisco’s Union Square, this luxurious hotel has welcomed discerning travellers through its doors since 1904. Long since elevated to local icon status, the original hotel is complemented by the Tower, offering modern, residential-style accommodation as a change of pace from the charmingly classic décor of the Landmark building. Whichever you choose you’ll enjoy the aptly named Heavenly Beds® and Baths® that were part of a $20 million renovation in 2014. There’s a cable car stop right outside and, with the Financial District and Chinatown just a stone’s throw away, experiencing San Francisco could scarcely be easier. But before you do, you must pay a visit to the elegant Clock Bar, whose menu changes with the seasons, inspired by a different historical era each time.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • No Smoking
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On Powell Street, opposite Union Square in central San Francisco, close to shopping, restaurants and attractions.

Hotel information

1,195 rooms in 2 buildings: Main Building on 12 floors and Tower Building on 30 floors. Rooms with air-conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi*, mini-bar, safe and bathrobes. Classic Rooms with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Traditional Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Deluxe Rooms with a view of the city have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Grand Deluxe King with a vista of downtown and San Francisco Bay have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Classic One-Bedroom Suites are spacious and offer a separate living room and bedroom with 1 king size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Oak Room Restaurant, Caruso's (cafe with snacks, lunch and a bar), Clock Bar (cocktails and light bites). Modern Bar and Lounge. St Francis Health Club with WestinWORKOUT Facility and St. Francis Renewal Spa*. Westin Kids' Club™. Babysitting referrals*. WiFi in Caruso's/lobby*. In-room spa treatments*. 24-hour front desk. 24-hour room service*. Valet parking $61 per night or $69 per night for an over-sized vehicle and self-parking available nearby (both payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

This hotel is a smoke-free environment.

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Sep 22, 2019 tripellen Sydney

The St Francis is a beautiful historic hotel on Union Square. Loved my stay here. Great service, spacious room, perfect location. Book a room with Union Square views. Hotel history tour is an added bonus. Great beds!
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Sep 19, 2019 249gisselm Sunnyside, New York

I visited the Westin last month for the first time. I was there for a conference and only stayed the night. The front desk team and event staff was great. They were super helpful and had my package in the room upon arrival. I had some trouble with housekeeping delivering a sewing kit. I kept getting follow up calls about it being delivered and… Read more
I visited the Westin last month for the first time. I was there for a conference and only stayed the night. The front desk team and event staff was great. They were super helpful and had my package in the room upon arrival. I had some trouble with housekeeping delivering a sewing kit. I kept getting follow up calls about it being delivered and they called me about 5 times within the hour to see if it had been delivered. It finally got deliver 2hrs later and I had them slide it under the door. Other than that I had a good stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great gym, nice rooms, good showers

Sep 18, 2019 Gemmahurls

Regularly I stay here for work. The gym is great, quite large and has a peleton bike. Rooms are nice especially if you get a newer one with a view. Good locations for shopping too. Food options including breakfast are not to my taste.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Extremely comfortable, wonderful staff

Sep 15, 2019 Excursion173628

Check in was fantastic - Yvonne - walked us through the facilities of the hotel then took us to the lift. The room was very spacious, beds unreal and view great. There is no dining room but there is breakfast available. So many great restaurants in the area, no need for the hotel to have a dining room.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A wonderful, historic hotel in a great location

Sep 15, 2019 supersums Brookline, Massachusetts

Came and stayed here for 5 nights during a conference in SF. This was my second stay in this hotel. The hotel has wonderful history, which hits you right as you enter. I was staying in the “landmark” section of the hotel which I believe is the original/oldest part of the property. I stayed in a corner room and although the room was huge, there was… Read more
Came and stayed here for 5 nights during a conference in SF. This was my second stay in this hotel. The hotel has wonderful history, which hits you right as you enter. I was staying in the “landmark” section of the hotel which I believe is the original/oldest part of the property. I stayed in a corner room and although the room was huge, there was so much open space, it felt like something was missing. The bathroom was much smaller than I would expect for a room that size, but it had your basic amenities. The clock bar was a great area to unwind after a long day and all the bartenders and staff were great, the place can get a little loud on weekends. We went on a few occasions to the oak room for breakfast, where you can have an all-you-can-eat buffet for $40, or opt for an a la carte meal. The first day I had the buffet and realized it’s not for people who don’t have a huge appetite. The other days I just had an omelette from the a la carte menu or went to the coffee bar in the lobby. The coffee bar in the lobby is also a great option as they have hot and cold items for breakfast The hotel is also part of the Marriott Bonvoy program, which allowed me to get free WiFi for my stay. There are also a lot of great places to eat and ship in the union square area. A few blocks away, it can get sketchy, so it’s better not to wander off alone at night. All in all, it’s a great hotel, a little dated, but I will return for yet another stay during my next visit to SF! Read less