San Francisco

Handlery Union Square Hotel

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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
(93 Member Ratings)
"Quiet room. Courteous staff in all areas."
23. Jun 2018
New York, NY, 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" -- 


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
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 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
  • 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

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.

The minimum age to check in is 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: 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.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

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.
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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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
(93 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Handlery Union Square Hotel, San Francisco (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Brian 30. Jul 2018 Long Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Quiet room. Courteous staff in all areas.
Other Comments
Never to go back. The entire Union Sq area is now physically littered with bodies of addicts, homeless people, alcoholics and right in front of the St. Francis, groups of prostitutes milling together with beggars. Streets are filthy day'n'night. Lots of shut down stores in the entire area. Awning of the St. Francis facing the Handerly front door is mended with silver colored duct tape.
Ronald 23. Jun 2018 New York, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff alll very friendly. Rooms spacious and very clean
Pilar 04. Jun 2018 Los Gatos, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great Experience- the staff was especially helpful. Fantastic location and loved the historic feel.
Other Comments
The Handlery accommodated a last minute change in reservation through TravelZoo - something that other hotels will not do. I really appreciated that!
Linda 01. May 2018 Medford, OR, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was very, very clean and close to Union Square.
Other Comments
I would hesitate to stay here if anyone in my party was in a wheelchair because although accommodations have been implemented, there are a lot of stairs and narrow passages.
Ellen 30. Apr 2018 Sacramento, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Mike 30. Apr 2018 Seattle, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location was awesome. Took cable cars everywhere we needed to go.
Other Comments
Lobby staff could be friendlier. Maid staff was extremely friendly and accomodating.
Michelle 30. Apr 2018 Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Gabriela 30. Apr 2018 Clifton, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Ambiance and location The staff was very friendly
Other Comments
Our room was small, but clean
Susan 30. Apr 2018 Lockeford, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, cleanliness of room
Dianne 30. Apr 2018 San Jose, CA, USA

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