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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

"Great stay! Room was comfortable and big for San Francisco historic building. We stayed in newer “premier” side of hotel. Room was quiet and away from street noise. Clean room with attentive housekeeping staff. Location was great, just half block up from Union Square. Cost of parking garage hurt a little, but to be expected for parking in San Francisco. Extra bonus was the on-site dining at the Daily Grill. Great food, friendly staff and excellent service. We will certainly plan on staying at Handlery again."
12. Jan 2020 - Newport Beach, 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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(235 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Handlery Union Square Hotel, San Francisco (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
It was everything I hoped for and more. Very pleasant and clean. Great Location !
Karen 11. Oct 2019 Batesville, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Clean, comfortable room, great location, definitely one of the best values in Union Square, but don't expect anything luxurious. It checks off all the boxes if you're looking for a reliable hotel in SF.
Lily 11. Oct 2019 Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Enjoyed Most
Traveled for business and stayed here with a Travelzoo deal that saved $200+ off what other similar hotels in Union Square were charging.
Other Comments
Stay in the premier building if you can.
Andrew 11. Oct 2019 Chatham, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Easy. Well-located to rental cars, Cable Car, shopping, dining. Didn't use pool but it was inviting. Great value for $$ with TZ!
James 10. Oct 2019 TAMPA, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Large room
Other Comments
The room had a leak in it which caused my clothes to get wet. The hotel only took off parking charge of $50 to make amends. They offered to have my clothes dry cleaned but I needed to wear my clothing.
Julia 04. Oct 2019 Phoenix, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
great treatment celebrating anniversary
stan lee 03. Oct 2019 Sacramento, CA, USA
Other Comments
Great location. Nice clean room.
Clarence 06. Jul 2019 Livermore, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
dahlia 11. Jun 2019 Granite Bay, CA, USA
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Danny 11. Jun 2019 San Antonio, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very clean and updated rooms. Older building was charming. Staff were friendly and helpful. Excellent location.
Other Comments
I got in early and they had a room available for me before the official check in time. It was so nice to be able to relax a bit before setting out to explore the city. The location is close to everything. Wonderful hotel and location.
Desiree 03. Jun 2019 Eugene, OR, USA

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