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Handlery Union Square Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Less than a block from Union Square
  • Heated outdoor pool is open year-round
  • Guest rooms are comfortable, clean and modern
  • Free Wi-Fi and no resort fee, a rarity in the city these days

"It was perfectly located in Union Square- within walking distance to great eateries, etc...."
11. Dec 2019 - Santa Maria, CA, USA
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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 and 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. 


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
  • 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
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 14 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$10 plus tax per night for older children and adults.
Extra beds are not available.

Pets: Maximum weight: 20 kg.
Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at US$25 per pet per night.

Dogs only, 1 per room.
The nightly $25 fee is non-refundable.
A $250 refundable deposit will be held upon inspection of room. 

Fees: Car park fee: US$58 plus tax per night.
Car park fee for oversized vehicle: US$72 plus tax per night.

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:

  • Bathrobes and slippers, balconies and patios are only offered in the Premier rooms
  • The outdoor pool is heated
  • Parking is onsite
  • Sitting areas are available in select rooms

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 10am-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.

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(217 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Handlery Union Square Hotel, San Francisco (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
It was perfectly located in Union Square- within walking distance to great eateries, etc....
James 11. Dec 2019 Santa Maria, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
In the heart of a Union Square, great restaurant/bar attached, quiet, who has a shoe buffer anymore, magnified mirror and scale in room? with onsite garaged parking. Overall A+ stay! Definitely will be back!
Cindy 10. Dec 2019 Campbell, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great Hotel, I was very pleased with the room, I booked a double room and was very please to get 2 rooms with a bed in each and 2 televisions it was called Historic Double Double and right in the Heart of Union Square, loved the historic elements of the Hotel
irma 10. Dec 2019 Cerritos, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was exceptional
Other Comments
Highly recommend this hotel for many reasons.. Location was perfect, staff was friendly, rooms were clean and parking was coinvent.
Kimberly 09. Dec 2019 San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Room included basic amenities and bed comfortable. However, window frames were old and windows did not shut completely. Also, there was a constant humming noise. Not sure what caused by and couldn’t eliminate it. Annoying when trying to sleep.
Other Comments
Great location and staff very customer friendly.
Janelle 09. Dec 2019 Morgan Hill, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Check in was speedy. Every team member was friendly and ever ready to assist.
Charlie 09. Dec 2019 Singapore, Singapore
Enjoyed Most
We were a group of 13 and we were all happy with the hotel.
neta 08. Dec 2019 Morro Bay, CA, USA
Other Comments
The staff were very helpful and went above and beyond!
Vickie 08. Dec 2019 Crescent City, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was a weekend getaway after some busy weeks, It was a perfect location for what we wanted, able top walk to the places we wanted to go. The staff and room were perfect, as was the weather.
Dorothy 20. Nov 2019 Guerneville, CA, USA
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Stayed at the Handlery for a 3 day SF vacation. Really liked the hotel, comfortable and great location. Nice on site restaurant. We walked everywhere including to the theater to see Hamilton.
Kate 17. Nov 2019 Eugene, OR, USA

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