Handlery Union Square Hotel
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#85 of 234 hotels in San Francisco
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
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In the heart of it all, just steps from a cable car stop, the Handlery Union Square Hotel offers business and leisure travelers the warm, personalized service only an independent family-owned hotel can provide. We invite you to enjoy beautifully appointed rooms and suites at one of the most preferred locations in San Francisco. If you're visiting San Francisco to do a little business, check out the sights or drop off the grid for a weekend getaway, the Handlery Union Square Hotel puts you right in the heart of it all. With our collection of hotel deals and seasonal specials, one of the best values in downtown San Francisco gets even better
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Babysitting
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Sauna
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Radio
Room types
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese

Location

351 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-1801
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Powell St
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Shelley R wrote a review Nov 2023
Toronto, Canada13 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Handlery Union Square Hotel for 4 nights in September. The hotel is located on Geary Street right near the Union Square where there are lots of great stores and restaurants. It is close to the cable cars, China Town and easy to get to other interesting parts of San Francisco such as the cable car museum.
The rooms were very nice and big! We had a nice view of the outdoor pool. I booked the sauna and it was a nice relaxing experience! Joyce at the front desk was always very helpful and recommended restaurants. Terry and the other cleaning staff did a great job.
We would highly recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jack Handlery, Owner at Handlery Union Square Hotel
Responded 27 Mar 2024
Good morning 991shelleyr, Thank you for leaving us a post stay review and thank you for staying with us. We're glad to see you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. I will make sure Joyce is recognized for your nice feedback. We take great pride in our team and our property and recognition is key! We look forward to seeing you next time. All the best, Jack Handlery
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bensup wrote a review Mar 2020
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom233 contributions195 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We’d married in Vegas and moved to San Francisco for the honeymoon part of our US trip. We chose The Handlery based on location reviews.

My husband had told the hotel we were on honeymoon which I did not know and they very kindly proved a bottle of fizz and snacks on a complimentary basis which was a nice, personal touch and really appreciated.

The room was lovely. Very, very clean on arrival, with a really comfy settee and chair and TV but most importantly a fridge!

A fridge to me, is very important, especially on a city break, sometimes you walk so many miles and are so busy during the day it’s really nice to chill in the room of an evening and that’s easier with your own drinks chilling in the fridge.

We only ate in the restaurant attached to the hotel (the daily grill) once. We had breakfast and, despite them mucking up our order what we had was nice. Expensive but nice.

We did really like this hotel. It has a good vibe, it was however pretty expensive per night and though the room was absolutely spotless on arrival it did not appear to be vacuumed for our whole stay of 6 nights which was a bit surprising and the 4 star I have given reflects this. When you’re laying $200 a night the least you expect is a daily vacuum.

The position of the hotel is great, you’re right on the end of Powel St so have a couple of options for the cable car direct to Fisherman’s Wharf, you’re immediately on Union Square (not very inspiring in my opinion and not much going on) but we wouldn’t hesitate to stay again. The only reason for a 4 star is the price and housekeeping which did not warrant a 5 star.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jack Handlery, Owner at Handlery Union Square Hotel
Responded 19 Nov 2021
Good afternoon, Thank you for leaving us a post stay review and more importantly, thank you for staying with us! Our location is definitely hard to beat. We're happy to hear you enjoed your stay and hope to see you the next time you are in San Francisco. Until then have a great day. All the best, Jack Handlery
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partytime wrote a review Feb 2020
Jacksonville, Florida280 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Although Union Square with all the fancy shops is not my thing the hotel itself was easy with all the transportation options being close by. Check in was quick. We ordered coffee and fruit in the morning since it was about the same price as nearby cafes. It was a little slow but we just began ordering earlier. Room was clean and efficient. Booked our room directly through the website and felt that $150 on a weekend and $130 on a weekday was about the going rate if not a little cheaper than other options. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Jack Handlery, Owner at Handlery Union Square Hotel
Responded 22 Nov 2021
Good afternoon, Thank you for leaving us a post stay review and more importantly, thank you for staying with us! Our location is definitely hard to beat. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you the next time you are in San Francisco. Until then have a great holiday season. All the best, Jack Handlery
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suetaylor4 wrote a review June 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first time at the Handlery (8 nights) and we were very pleased with our choice. We booked a 2 dbles room in the Premier building (newer part), The room overlooked Geary St and was on the 7th floor. It was large, very clean and airy and had little touches such as a 'dressing' area (no scrapping over the bathroom mirror!) and a retractable clothes line over the bath. The shower was quite powerful and efficient for an old building. We heard very little noise from the street or the adjacent rooms / hallway and used the garage entrance on Geary St to come and go, so avoided the walk back through to the main reception building on O'Farrell. The staff were polite and helpful - from front desk to the housekeeping staff. Our request for a late check-out was granted, so that we could sightsee in the morning then freshen up prior to our late afternoon flight back to the UK. We would happily recommend The Handlery to friends and family.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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MadameReverie wrote a review Aug 2021
Bangkok, Thailand139 contributions63 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is in a good location, very close to Union Square and a reasonable walk to Chinatown and Pier 39. The room was spacious and clean with a very nice seating area and a comfortable bed. The bathroom was somewhat small but well-equipped. I would have preferred a walk-in shower with a door rather than a curtain, but everything was clean. The staff were very welcoming and professional. The hotel restaurant was closed due to the pandemic, but we were given a discount coupon for Cafe Mason around the corner and had a nice breakfast there. The one drawback we found with the hotel is that there is limited access between the two buildings of the hotel. The elevator to our room was accessible from the back entrance of the building where the parking garage is, but we found when we returned at night to the main lobby, we had to take a longer route involving stairs to get to the elevators that would take us to our room. There is a special elevator designed for disabled people to use in place of the stairs, but we did not feel comfortable using it. Overall, however, we had a very enjoyable stay at this property.
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Date of stay: July 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Jack Handlery, Owner at Handlery Union Square Hotel
Responded 20 Sept 2021
Good afternoon MMeReverie, Thank you for staying with us during your trip in SF. And more importantly thank you for writing us a post stay review. Ever since the closure of our hotel restaurant during the pandemic, we have been able to work out a good deal with the Cafe Mason around the corner, providing our guests with 20% off! I'm glad to hear you took advantage of that perc! We hope to see you next time, and always remember to call the hotel direct with any questions and updates on recent packages. All the best!
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anzaceve wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia113 contributions92 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Upon arrival the guest relations lady at reception could not have been more disinterested in us, continuing to chat to her colleague rather than attend to us.Booked a suite which was large and airy but a bit weird. The bathroom had a bath but the basin was in a different room.
The suite had a small kitchen with microwave but no cutlery or crockery
The fridge was very small
The breakfast area must be managed by a third party because the hotel did not seem to have any control over the quality of the food or the staff.
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Date of stay: July 2019
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Dont get a front room because of noise from the street, They even provide ear plugs so thats how...
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NatalieC wrote a review Sept 2020
4 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My boyfriend and I had an anniversary trip planned mid-August and had contacted our accommodations a few weeks prior to ensure we were still able to travel. When I called the Handlery, they informed me they were closed and would not be able to have us stay; which seems a little bizarre that they wouldn’t have reached out to their booked reservations to let them know? Either way, I cancelled late July, it is now September, and they still haven’t refunded the money from the trip and are completely unreachable. Pretty disappointed in their customer service, and bummed we didn’t have the chance for a full stay. I had originally planned to rebook with them, but now will definitely not. Be aware if you have any need for flexibility in this trying time, this is NOT the place for you.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jack Handlery, Owner at Handlery Union Square Hotel
Responded 5 May 2021
Dear Natalie, I am sorry to hear of the difficulty you experienced with the refund. I have checked with our accounting department and it seems the refund has been processed on our end. Please call the hotel if you have still not received it. I also want to apologize for the late reply to this review. Due to COVID19 restrictions in San Francisco the hotel has been closed since April 2020, and we have just reopened our doors. I hope you will give us another chance to host you if you choose to come to SF again. Once again sorry for any difficulty and please call the hotel and speak with Stephanie in our accounting department if there are any issues around the refund. All the best, Jack Handlery
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Kate Hennighan wrote a review May 2022
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived ahead of check in but were able to check into our rooms, reception staff were helpful enough and polite. We stayed in the historic rooms which appeared dated but we felt it added to the experience, the bathroom was quite small with a small dark corner shower. It was functional. A large selection of towels were available and could be changed daily if needed. Complimentary soaps and shampoos also. The beds were very comfortable and ample pillows.

The room also had a mini fridge which was very useful, hairdryer and ironing facilities. There was also a TV with a useful list of the channels available, along with coffee making facilities.

We didn't use the pool however we had a look and it was nice and the children looked to be enjoying themselves.
Whilst there was no restaurant on site we had the option to order room service from outside which we used and was very nice.

We received a voucher for breakfast from a local cafe however we did not visit here as we had recommendations of other local places we wanted to try.

The most disappointing thing was the view, if we had our curtains opened we were looking right into someone else's room.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Jack Handlery, Owner at Handlery Union Square Hotel
Responded 9 May 2022
Good morning Katehen84, Thank you for leaving us a post stay review and more importantly for staying with us! We're glad to see you enjoyed your stay and we're glad to see you got use of the amenities. Our location is also hard to beat! We hope to see you next time you are in the city. Next time you are in town, we have a number of rooms that face the street, however these are always based on availability. Please let us know when you are coming into town and we will do our best to reserve one for you. Thank you again for staying with us. All the best, Jack Handlery
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ASTravels wrote a review Jan 2023
15 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful, traditional hotel in the heart of Union Square!

A perfect end to our Cali road trip for our honeymoon.

The hotel room was perfect, we informed the manager that we were on honeymoon and we’re welcomed by a room upgrade and a bottle of champagne.

The room was lovely, very spacious. Great facilities and the most comfy bed we stayed in during our 3 week trip.

The hotel is in a prime location and although it’s a walk from Pier33 you feel that you are in the traditional part of San Fran but safe.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: You get given a discount voucher for breakfast round the corner, the restaurant is basic but...
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DavidCabeiro wrote a review Aug 2021
9 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've been in Handlery hotel 2 times one in October 2018 and the other in August 2021, so far it is the best hotel i've been stayed at, love the location right in the center of Union Square near to all the good things SF has to offer. I like that is a old fashion hotel love the old elevator, the pool is great (has warm water), the showers water pressure is nice, love the bathtub. Rooms are nice, clean, bed is really conformable, bedclothes are clear. On the 2021 (I went with my cousin) they gave us 2 $5.00 starbucks gift card which was really nice and a 20% coupon for a breakfast (which we didn't use). Looking forward to stay there again next time I'll visit SF. Check-in and check out was fast and with 0 issues.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: I've been on the 7 floor two times and the last one 717 was quiet but it didn't had a...
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Response from Jack Handlery, Owner at Handlery Union Square Hotel
Responded 20 Sept 2021
Hi K141JHdavidc, Thank you for writing us such a glowing review. More importantly, thank you for staying with us during your SF trip. Our heated pool is definitely a must! In the future please feel free to contact the hotel directly to inquire about any package deals we may be offering. We will see you next time! All the best.
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Answer from DerekWee
Singapore, Singapore44 contributions5 helpful votes
It really depends on what you are looking for in your stay. If you want a laid-back holiday away from the hustle and bustle, then bay area will be good. However, if you enjoy the city with great shopping at major malls like Maxy, Union Square is The place. I had similar concerns like you about safety before my trip in Feb, but hey, what you see on the news is exaggerated. Union Square is a great place and SAFE. The major malls and banks are there. The place is bustling with business executives & travellers. It's totally safe. Just stay out of the back alleys where the homeless and junkies are.
Answer from Laura Handlery
San Francisco, California
Hi there, You do not need a key card to use the lift. Best, Laura Handlery
VAM asked a question Jan 2023
Ilford, United Kingdom26 contributions21 helpful votes
Hi Does anyone if the $20 trick works to get a complimentary room upgrade? Thanks
Answer from stugross
Auckland, New Zealand385 contributions61 helpful votes
Personally I think you're dreaming but the risk is low so go for it. I'd prefer to stay elsewhere tho!
Answer from Alfie193
West Virginia200 contributions119 helpful votes
Our room had a small fridge. I’m not sure if all rooms have them. There are no laundry facilities on site. We ran into the same issue of needing to wash clothes. There are stores within walking distance that carry laundry detergent, and there is a clothesline I’m the hotel bathroom. We washed clothes in the sink and hung them up to dry.
Kevin S asked a question Dec 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Hello - you are listed as pet friendly. Are you?
Answer from Laura Handlery
San Francisco, California
Good Afternoon, Yes, we are a dog friendly hotel. There is an additional $25/per day charge as a cleaning fee. We also take a $250 refundable deposit. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thank you!
FunBoyOne wrote a tip Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom456 contributions61 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms in the block by the pool looked newer."
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Cindyep wrote a tip Oct 2023
Melbourne, Australia108 contributions94 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for room on the courtyard as you don't get street noice."
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Katie F wrote a tip Oct 2023
7 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good location and near public transport and is very near the cable car which runs past union square."
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Lesley W wrote a tip Sept 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is$60!"
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hainesjason wrote a tip July 2023
Cheltenham, United Kingdom78 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make use of the Concierge Services they know their stuff!"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$187 - AU$279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
377
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Frequently Asked Questions about Handlery Union Square Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Handlery Union Square Hotel?
Nearby attractions include San Francisco Magic Theater at the Marrakech (0.3 km), San Francisco Urban Adventures (0.3 km), and San Francisco Playhouse (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Handlery Union Square Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Handlery Union Square Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Handlery Union Square Hotel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Handlery Union Square Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Handlery Union Square Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lapisara Eatery, Fino Bar & Ristorante, and Taylor Street Coffee Shop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Handlery Union Square Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Handlery Union Square Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Handlery Union Square Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Handlery Union Square Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Chinese.
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