San Francisco

Handlery Union Square Hotel

Jessica McNally
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Why We Love It

  • Heated outdoor pool is open year-round
  • Small, private sauna is available by appointment
  • Some rooms have views of the pool or cityscape from private balconies

"Mixes old and new brilliantly" --
Enjoyed This
(121 Member Ratings)
"The bell hop! He was so knowledgeable and helpful"
Nov 10, 2018
Acworth, GA, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is approximately 30 minutes from San Francisco International Airport, and visitors can expect to pay approximately $65 in taxi fare to reach their destination. Parking is available for $56 per night with unlimited in-out privileges.

Rooms & Rates

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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 & 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. 

From the press:
  • "Boasts one of the few -- and one of the best -- outdoor pools in the neighborhood, open year round" -- 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free
  • Sauna


  • 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

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


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


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • 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.

The minimum age to check in is 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 14 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.

Cribs available on request; free of charge.
Extra beds are available on request and in the Premier rooms, select Historic Double/Doubles, Historic Kings and Queens only; $25 per night.
Extra person charge is $10 per person, per night.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pet Policy: Dogs are allowed on request, dogs only, maximum weight is 40lbs and 1 pet per room. Dogs cannot be left unattended. A $250 refundable deposit will be held upon inspection of room.

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: A Parking Fee of $56 (plus tax), per day applies and will be added to your bill. Oversized cars will be charged $66 (plus tax) and both include in and out privileges.
This rate is subject to change at the discretion of the property.
**This fee is reduced with the Travelzoo Deal to $28 per night, plus tax **

A minimum length of stay (MLOS) applies to 2019 dates for citywide conventions:
January 23-26, 2019: 3 night MLOS
February 3-5, 2019: 3 night MLOS
February 6, 2019: 2 night MLOS

  • Bathrobes and slippers, balconies and an iPod / iPhone Docking Station are only offered in the Premier section.
  • The outdoor pool is heated.
  • Parking is onsite.

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.

Enjoyed This
(121 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Handlery Union Square Hotel, San Francisco (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
Terribly rude front desk and overall hotel staff, very unaccommodating.
Jeridan Nov 12, 2018 New York, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
The bell hop! He was so knowledgeable and helpful
Other Comments
The pictures make the hotel look a lot nicer and updated. When we arrived, it was very dated.
Gabrielle Nov 10, 2018 Acworth, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Charming... Great location - efficient, professional, friendly staff
Kate Nov 10, 2018 Montgomery Village, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Nice Room / Historic King... Hotel has nice charm... great location
Curtis Nov 08, 2018 Cleveland, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Daniel Nov 08, 2018 Fresno, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
As it was located in Union Square it was very close to Chinatown and all trolleys/buses were easily accessible.
Other Comments
Very pleasant and friendly hotel staff.
Linda Nov 05, 2018 Ashland, OR, USA
Enjoyed Most
Proximity to union square
Brenda Nov 05, 2018 Long Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Wonderful Proximity to Union Square, just a half block away . Staff was very friendly and accommodating.
Stephen. M. Nov 05, 2018 DetroitGrosse pointe Woods, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was great, right there in Union Square. The room was large, overlooking the pool. The restaurant, The Daily Grille was a great place for a drink and dinner or breakfast
Eugene Nov 05, 2018 Brentwood, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff was quick to respond to checking out the ac situation at 11pm at night and thankfully there was another room available for us.
Other Comments
The ac didn’t work. They moved us to a different room and it was better but still not great. Hotel is fine but there are so many others which are better in the area.
Corinne Nov 05, 2018 Sunnyvale, CA, USA

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