Union Square

Hotel Union Square

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Why We Love It

  • Idyllic Powell Street address, one block from Market Street
  • Steps from shopping, restaurants, BART and the cable car turnaround
  • The hotel's style is art deco meets classic San Francisco
  • Mingle at the evening happy hour featuring live music

"Design-centric interiors provide a dash of art-deco-by-way-of-Egypt" -- Fodor's
Enjoyed This
(48 Member Ratings)
"Tie between location and staff."
26. Nov 2018
Castle Rock, CO, USA


Map & Directions

The hotel is about a 30-minute drive from San Francisco International Airport at would cost around $65 in a taxi.

Rooms & Rates

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Its central Union Square location makes this hotel a great jumping off point for exploring all of the shops in the area, experiencing fine dining or going to the theater to see a show. With a Powell Street address, the property is the perfect location for hopping on the cable car or other public transit options (BART and Muni) to take on San Francisco.

Despite being over 100 years old, Hotel Union Square has a contemporary and stylish vibe with red accents and modern decor. Being that it is in the heart of the city, it can get a bit noisy in the evening hours. Though the hotel does not have a restaurant or bar, there are plenty of options to choose from within walking distance.

At the end of the day, venture to the complimentary evening wine hour to hear the soothing sounds of an acoustic guitar player.

From the press:
  • "The lobby gives voice to San Francisco's noir era (appropriate, as Dashiell Hammett once lived here), and it lures visitors to enjoy live music during wine hour" -- Fodor's


General The gym / fitness center is off-site. Restaurant adjacent to the hotel.

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children ages 17 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Infant's crib (pack-n-play) available on request, free of charge for one child up to age of 2.
Extra bed available on request and in King Bed rooms only; $20 (subject to  tax) per night.
Rates are based on double occupancy. Extra person charge is $20 (subject to tax) per night.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request (Maximum 2 pets and total weight: 50lbs) and will be charged $50 (subject to tax)  per stay. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: A facility fee of $25 (subject to tax = $29.11) per room/ per night is additional and will be added to the total price at check-out. This fee includes:

  • Unlimited High-Speed Internet
  • Unlimited Local and Domestic long distance calls
  • Bottled water in guest rooms
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 24 hour business center including copy and fax services, 
  • Social hour 5-7pm nightly
  • 20% off California Academy of Sciences
  • Union Square Shopping discounts.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The hotel offers Self-Parking for $55.00 (subject to tax) for standard size vehicles and $65.00 (subject to tax) for oversize vehicles. The parking lot is located at 80 Ellis St, adjacent to Hotel Union Square, with a private back entrance. Charges subject to change at the discretion of the hotel and will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(48 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Union Square, San Francisco (CA) (part of Personality Hotels & K Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.8 Location
3.7 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Tie between location and staff.
Jon 26. Nov 2018 Castle Rock, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, wonderful staff.
Other Comments
Communicate with house cleaning about needs of room occupants. Our room had two adults but had to call down every day for a second towel and washcloth. Buts was always delivered promptly.
Laura 19. Jun 2018 Miami, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location close to everything
Gary 11. Jun 2018 Orland, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Staff was very nice.
gary 06. Jun 2018 Akron, OH, USA
Other Comments
The hotel room we had the first night was on the 3rd floor overlooking Powell St and the cable cars. Throw in a few drunks and a couple homeless and there was no sleeping. Next day ask staff to move and they moved us to a quiet room. Staff was helpful and both rooms were clean. Biggest problem was apparently Travelzoo staff never booked our room as they had NO RECORD. They did honor our price. But this could have been a disaster. Travelzoo you dropped the ball
Kenneth 28. Apr 2018 Reno, NV, USA
Enjoyed Most
the central location was great
Other Comments
the hotel is heated with old-fashioned radiators, which we could not turn off. our room was impossibly hot and stuffy, and there was no A/C. We asked at the front desk if anything could be done and they said someone else had also mentioned/complained that it was too hot. But the heat never went off. There was also not a ventilation fan in the bathroom, so when you took a shower, it was hot and steamy in the room like a jungle. A very basic hotel with very very few amenities, but the location was ideal.
Karen 19. Mar 2018 Seattle, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
location was great, close to shopping and restaurants, very friendly and helpful front desk staff, décor was nice in lobby, excessive charge for Wi-Fi although it was included with Travelzoo package
Other Comments
size of hotel room, it seemed like it was on a slope, parking was difficult and expensive, no onsite restaurant, toilet paper roll dispenser close to the floor, temperature of the shower very hot but when you tried to adjust it turned off
Victoria 30. Jan 2018 Salinas, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The central location is great. It's right next to the end of the cable car route and dining, shopping and entertainment are all just a short walk away.
Other Comments
Upgrading to a bigger room is well worth it. For just a few dollars more, we had a luxurious corner room, with room enough to entertain our traveling companions.
M 08. Jan 2018 Auburn, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
GREAT location and wonderful staff.
Kirk 07. Jan 2018 Henderson, NV, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
The staff , very helpful.
Jan 30. Dec 2017 Sonoma, CA, USA

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