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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

"So nice and relaxing"
17. Mar 2020 - Vista, 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 beds are not available.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$10 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

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

Dogs only,
Maximum of 1 per room.
The nightly $25.00 USD fee is non-refundable.
A $250.00 USD 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$68 plus tax per night.

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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(156 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
4.2 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
So nice and relaxing
Jeremiah 17. Mar 2020 Vista, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nice location and hotel. Strange setup of furniture, so that watching tv was set up for watching on the couch and watching from the bed wasn't easy. The elevator from the lobby to the newer tower rooms wasn't easy in that there was section where you had to use the wheelchair lift or carry luggage up a flight of stairs to catch the second elevator.
Jeffrey 16. Mar 2020 Scotts Valley , CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Gave us a free upgrade. Peaceful and quiet.
John 14. Mar 2020 Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very easy arrival and checkout. Room was clean and fine for an older hotel. Location is great
Other Comments
Nice work!
Stephen T 29. Feb 2020 Portsmouth, NH, USA
Enjoyed Most
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.
Jere 12. Jan 2020 Newport Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Good heated pool.
Patrick 31. Dec 2019 Boise, ID, USA
Enjoyed Most
Pool was nice.
Patrick 30. Dec 2019 Boise, ID, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nice room, perfect location for Curran Theater, Union Square, Cable Car.
Elizabeth 26. Dec 2019 Vacaville, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Excellent location near Union Square. Very clean and friendly staff, Going back for sure,
Donna 23. Dec 2019 Modesto, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Easy check in and parking. Large room, view of a wall. Very pleasant stay and experience. Great location, good accessibility, quiet. Nice classic hotel.
Judy 22. Dec 2019 Mount MADONNA, CA, USA

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