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Handlery Union Square Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Heated outdoor pool is open year-round
  • Small, private sauna is available by appointment
  • Some rooms have views of the pool or cityscape from private balconies

"Mixes old and new brilliantly" --
Enjoyed This
(88 Member Ratings)
"Great Experience- the staff was especially helpful. Fantastic location and loved the historic feel."
May 01, 2018
Medford, OR, USA


Map & Directions

The hotel is approximately 30 minutes from San Francisco International Airport, and visitors can expect to pay approximately $65 in taxi fare to reach their destination. Parking is available for $56 per night with unlimited in-out privileges.

Rooms & Rates

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Guests are surrounded by history when staying at the Handlery Union Square. The hotel is half a block from Union Square and located within a renovated building dating back to 1908. Family-owned for more than four generations, the hotel showcases its past with the option to book Historic Section rooms, which have preserved architecture, in addition to its Premier Section rooms, which feature upgraded amenities.

Historic rooms feature charming Victorian design with contemporary décor & sophistication, plus modern necessities like flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, minifridges and free Wi-Fi. The large Premier rooms have expansive views of the hotel’s pool and San Francisco’s skyline as well as luxuries like illuminated vanities, plush bathrobes and weekday newspapers.

Guests have access to the hotel’s fitness center and can reserve a private sauna through the concierge. The made-from-scratch California cuisine served at the on-site Daily Grill has been popular with guests and locals since the 1930s and is a can’t-miss for today’s travelers.

The hotel is half a block from the Geary Street stop for both the Powell-Hyde and Powell-Mason Cable Car lines and within a five-minute walk of a BART rail station. 

From the press:
  • "Boasts one of the few -- and one of the best -- outdoor pools in the neighborhood, open year round" -- 


General The outdoor pool is heated.
A bar is located in the restaurant.

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free
  • Sauna

Services Express check-out is available.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception
  • ATM
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities Balconies and iPod / iPhone Docking Station are offered in the Premier section only.

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • Internet access

Bathroom Bathrobes and slippers offered in the Premier section.

  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking Parking is onsite.

  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

The minimum age to check in is 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Cribs available on request; free of charge.
Extra beds are available on request and in the Premier rooms, select Historic Double/Doubles, Historic Kings and Queens only; $25 per night.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

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: A Parking Fee of $56 (plus tax), per day applies and will be added to your bill. Oversized cars will be charged $66 (plus tax) and both include in and out privileges.
This rate is subject to change at the discretion of the property.
Pet Policy: Dogs are allowed on request, dogs only, maximum weight is 40lbs and 1 pet per room. Dogs cannot be left unattended. A $250 refundable deposit will be held upon inspection of room.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(88 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Handlery Union Square Hotel, San Francisco (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Staff was super friendly and helpful. Great location. Big room. Food at the hotels adjoining restaurant was very good.
Other Comments
Great value for money considering the location at Union Square. Just a few blocks from subway station with very easy walk.
Mickey Apr 06, 2018 Fuquay Varina, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Other Comments
This hotel is in a great location. Our room was well appointed with small frig, coffee maker and comfortable beds. Everything was handsome, clean and comfortable.
Theresa Apr 01, 2018 Portland, OR, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Handlery Hotel is old time elegance. The rooms are spacious and include all the essentials to make one feel comfortable including bath robes. The hotel’s location is optimum for enjoying Union Square/Embarcadero area on foot.
Other Comments
We love the Handlery Hotel and it’s restaurant, the Daily Grill. A true SF experience!
Elizabeth Mar 31, 2018 Walnut Creek, CA, USA
Other Comments
Room way too small. No coffee or newspaper available in the lobby. Too pet friendly. I am allergic to dogs and the hotel makes ALLrooms available for dogs. This is unhealthy when you consider that animals walk barefoot on the filthy, diseased streets of the city, then hop up on the beds and the furniture!
Frank Mar 31, 2018 Bradenton, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was perfect. The room was larger than I expected.
Other Comments
The staff was very friendly. They were more engaged and welcoming than any hotel I can recently remember.
Greg Mar 27, 2018 TAMPA, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location is just unbeatable!
Other Comments
House-keeping was missing after our first night while deposit was charged twice on my credit card and front desk staff was not helpful nor friendly. Total failure on the service side. Grade :F
Kenneth Mar 30, 2018 Pasadena, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Leanne Mar 14, 2018 Portland, OR, USA
Enjoyed Most
very thoughtful staff
Other Comments
would stay there again
michael Mar 25, 2018 San Mateo, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and room size
Tomasa Mar 05, 2018 Sacramento, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Cleanliness, staff, value, location
Sharon Mar 15, 2018 Mesa, AZ, USA

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