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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 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."
Nov 20, 2019 - Guerneville, 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
  • 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 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play 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 pounds.
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-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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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(207 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
4.5 Value for the Money
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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 Nov 20, 2019 Guerneville, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
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 Nov 17, 2019 Eugene, OR, USA
Enjoyed Most
We got 2 rooms for 4 nights. Grandma in one room, mom and dad and baby in the other. This was SUCH a nice hotel! It had such ambiance! So clean, everything in working order, an older hotel right by Macy's on Union Square. The restaurant connected to the hotel was wonderful and had a great happy hour with the best lettuce wedge salad I have ever had in my life. The hotel staff was so nice. They would heat up the baby's bottle in the microwave downstairs for my daughter-in-law. I could walk to the Children's Creativity Museum with the 14 month old. Also, there was a refrigerator in the room which saved the day when you are traveling with a child. Always plenty of hot water, nice big TV, rooms were clean as a whistle. Beds very comfortable.
Other Comments
They have an outdoor pool. We simply did not have time to use it, but it looked wonderful and there were rooms around the pool that overlooked it. Maybe I will get one of those rooms next time.
Renee Nov 17, 2019 Phoenix, AZ, USA
Other Comments
SO close to the theater!
Merridee Nov 16, 2019 AuburnAuburn, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location. Staff very accommodating and helpful.
Fern Nov 15, 2019 Napa, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location, nice staff.
Other Comments
Hotel was a little worn but overall was a great value.
KELVIN Nov 14, 2019 Traverse City, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
This hotel has old bones and they’ve done some renovations to make it a bit more modern. They apparently didn’t go full tilt and missed a few opportunities to modernize the property. Bottom line: a 3 star hotel and a good band for the buck when booked through Travelzoo.
Ken Oct 31, 2019 Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Rooms where quiet. The wood frames and door handles where the same as Great Grandma has which I liked.
Other Comments
Pool was a bit cold but still nice to have. The pool was a primary reason for booking here.
Todd Oct 28, 2019 Oshkosh, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
me and my lady had a great time. the only thing I didn't like was the pool hours they could be extended at least hour more.
Isaac Oct 27, 2019 Bell, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The nicest group of gentlemen ever!!!! From valet to the front desk!! So accommodating and pleasant.
Yvonne Oct 26, 2019 Sacramento, CA, USA

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