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

  • Wheelchair access
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking
  • Close to City Centre

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.

 

Premier Rooms boast city or courtyard pool views, many of which also feature a private balcony. These consist of 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

  • Room Upgrade: Receive a complimentary room upgrade for completed stays between 10 Jan–31 Dec '22, when booked by 6 Feb '22. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable and are subject to availability.

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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay!

Jan 18, 2022 WeLove2Travel23 Los Angeles, California

We stayed here two nights in January. Check in was quick and the front desk was friendly. Our double queen room was nicely sized, especially in Union Square. We also had a sliding glass door that opened so we could enjoy fresh air and a nice view toward Market Street. The hotel was clean and updated. No complaints whatsoever. I'd book this… Read more
We stayed here two nights in January. Check in was quick and the front desk was friendly. Our double queen room was nicely sized, especially in Union Square. We also had a sliding glass door that opened so we could enjoy fresh air and a nice view toward Market Street. The hotel was clean and updated. No complaints whatsoever. I'd book this hotel for a future stay in San Francisco. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A lovely friendly hotel close to Union Square 100% recommended

Dec 21, 2021 Ladybarra Dolores, Spain

A lovely hotel just a few steps from Union Square. On arrival the staff greeted us cheerily , we needed to leave our luggage to take our car back this was handled swiftly by the young lady on reception & the security gentleman. Our room was a premier king with a balcony looking onto O' Farrell st which was lovely we had a beautiful sunny room… Read more
A lovely hotel just a few steps from Union Square. On arrival the staff greeted us cheerily , we needed to leave our luggage to take our car back this was handled swiftly by the young lady on reception & the security gentleman. Our room was a premier king with a balcony looking onto O' Farrell st which was lovely we had a beautiful sunny room with a sofa & chair to relax. I could see the cable cars going up Powell st from the balcony. The room was quiet (6th floor) . The bed was comfortable & it was nice to have a dressing area as well as a good bathroom with good pressure on the shower & instant hot water. All in all a very good hotel deserves more than 3 stars. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great staff, premiere room in the best location

Nov 21, 2021 waterlily_17_99 Champaign, IL

We checked in for 4 nights, 2 adjoining rooms on 2nd floor. It was low occupancy week of thanksgiving so it was super quiet despite being on the same floor as the pool. We liked the premiere room side as it was nice and big. Love the mini fridge in each room. Staff was friendly and allowed us to freeze and microwave some items for us. We would… Read more
We checked in for 4 nights, 2 adjoining rooms on 2nd floor. It was low occupancy week of thanksgiving so it was super quiet despite being on the same floor as the pool. We liked the premiere room side as it was nice and big. Love the mini fridge in each room. Staff was friendly and allowed us to freeze and microwave some items for us. We would definitely stay here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel, Great Location

Nov 4, 2021 sherryd647 Nampa, Idaho

We loved this hotel. There was a pool for the grandkids, a balcony, very clean and tastefully decorated room and right in the city, close to everything. We had an adjoining suite, which was very convenient for our other family members next door. Valet parking too. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Definitely recommend this hotel!
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Nov 3, 2021 tomhW6293WV Kingston, Canada

Great location in Union Square. We walked everywhere from the hotel. We were never out past 9:00 but felt safe. It’s an old quirky hotel but our room was large- a suite really, with a sitting area and separate sit down mirror area. Clean and comfortable. The cable cars also run close to the hotel for another unique option for getting around San… Read more
Great location in Union Square. We walked everywhere from the hotel. We were never out past 9:00 but felt safe. It’s an old quirky hotel but our room was large- a suite really, with a sitting area and separate sit down mirror area. Clean and comfortable. The cable cars also run close to the hotel for another unique option for getting around San Francisco. Service was efficient. Parking a car was expensive. In retrospect I would have got rid of the rental downtown and ubered to the airport. There are restaurants in the area but a 20 minutes walk will get you great restaurants. We loved eating in Little Italy. Read less