Union Square

The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Built in 1904, the hotel is a historic landmark with a wild and sordid past including celebrity antics and political scandals 
  • This hotel overlooks Union Square and the cable cars stop directly in front of the hotel
  • Rooms are divided into two towers -- the Landmark building rooms have preserved historic features
  • A much heralded onsite steak house was opened by Michael Mina in 2010

"Richly appointed, serenely elegant, and superbly located" -- Fodor's
Enjoyed This
(13 Member Ratings)
"The hotel is beautiful and in the perfect location for our weekend getaway."
Dec 19, 2017
Redwood City, CA, USA

Map & Directions

Westin St. Francis is just a 30-minute drive from San Francisco International Airport. Cab fare costs approximately $60 each way.

Rooms & Rates

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The historic landmark building that is the Westin St. Francis sits in San Francisco's trendy Union Square and has been an iconic structure since it opened in 1904. The enormous lobby features sleek marble columns, crown molding and an iconic grandfather clock. Famous icons and personalities such as Charlie Chaplin and Queen Elizabeth have stayed at the hotel.

Guest rooms are divided between two buildings. The Landmark building, built in 1904, has a more classic design, with high ceilings, crown molding, chandeliers and dark woodwork. Rooms in the 32-story Tower building, built in 1972, have a more modern aesthetic, with large bay windows, many with views of the city. All guest rooms feature the signature Westin Heavenly Beds. 

Dine at acclaimed chef Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak, known for steaks and seafood in a chic, modern space. The hotel's other restaurant, The Oak Room, serves up classic American fare in a more classic space. Michael Mina's cocktail lounge, Clock Bar, is located in the lobby and features an intimate lounge serving hand-crafted cocktails and a wine list with 300 labels. Cable cars stop right outside the hotel, making it easy to see the rest of the city, and proves better than bringing a car as parking here is pricey and driving within the city can be frustrating.

From the press:
  • "If you’re looking for a hotel exuding classic San Francisco elegance, the Westin St. Francis with its massive lobby, crown molding, marble columns, and iconic Grandfather Clock delivers" -- Frommer's
  • "Adding to the air of upscale sophistication is the cool chic of Michael Mina's classy Bourbon Steak restaurant and a new cocktail lounge, Clock Bar, as well as the venerable Oak Room Restaurant, Chateau Montelena tasting room, and Caruso's café and lounge" -- Fodor's



  • Newspaper / magazines
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities Mini refrigerator upon request.

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)
  • Internet access


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)

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 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

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: Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 11am

Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 37 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 12.95 per night (6-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 62 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 35.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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
(13 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco (CA) (Starwood) over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
3.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The hotel is beautiful and in the perfect location for our weekend getaway.
Other Comments
We were offered an upgrade to higher floor with a view and king size bed for additional fee. It would have been nice to have offered for free since it was available anyway.
Celeste Dec 19, 2017 Redwood City, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Jusr around the corner from the Curran Theatre.
Nancy Dec 17, 2017 Orangevale, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was great, attentive and welcoming.
Other Comments
Rooms are beautiful, clean and spacious.
Patricia Nov 13, 2017 Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location and the room
Other Comments
Would of like to seen more restaurants, the main one is closed
Patty Oct 10, 2017 San Clemente, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location to where I needed to be
Mary Ann Aug 05, 2017 Windsor, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Employees were all very nice
Other Comments
Room not clean,...blood or chocolate on the sink, maid service done around dinner time Noisy...elevators can be heard, toilets, showers heard through walls
Kathleen Aug 01, 2017 Alamo, AL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
The staff was not friendly. They had a large group which was more important than us. The room was not clean, lots of dust and not impressive.
Georgia Mar 13, 2017 Hollywood , FL, USA

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