US$149 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 28 Feb 2015 Check-out 1 Mar 2015

Handlery Union Square

3 stars
View map of 351 Geary St., San Francisco, CA 94102

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
26 reviews
Decent SF hotel - Great value for the price

Having stayed in a lot of hotels in central San Francisco, I have to say I have low expectations -... See full review

  • leylandrichard
  • 25 Nov 2014
Great location

Stopped here for 3 nights on way home as it was one of the cheaper nice hotels in Union Square.... See full review

  • Aussie oi
  • 5 Apr 2014
Enjoy charming decor in a European-inspired atmosphere at Handlery Union Square San Francisco. This intimate boutique hotel was awarded a 3 Green Eco-leaf rating for environmentally-friendly hotels and boasts old-world charm with modern amenities. Guests enjoy a prime location close to Moscone Convention Center, the Museum of Modern Art and the Theatre District.
General

Handlery Union Square boasts an outdoor pool and a concierge. Spend the day at Chinatown, The Embarcadero or SoMa which are all within minutes of this elegant hotel.
Location

Handlery Union Square is steps from upscale shopping and dining in the downtown area of Union Square. Catch a nearby cable car to fabulous North Beach, Nob Hill and Fisherman's Wharf.

  • 20 min drive to the International Airport (San Francisco)
Dining

Dine at The Daily Grill, Handlery Union Square's American eatery serving hearty, freshly prepared cuisine from a timeless menu.
Rooms

Guestrooms in the historic section of Handlery Union Square offer contemporary appointments in rooms originally constructed in 1908. Cable TV, refrigerators, wireless Internet and coffee makers grace these authentic rooms. The Premier section of the hotel features oversized guestrooms with pool or courtyard views, robes and a separate vanity. Some premier rooms include balconies.

Handlery Union Square Rooms

Standard Queen Room
Queen bed with newly renovated furnishings. Amenities include in-room complimentary coffee, irons and ironing boards, Internet access, flat screen TV, hairdryers and mini refrigerators. Rooms also feature individual climate control with A/C and heat.
Premier Queen Queen
Spacious 450 square foot rooms with two queen beds in the upgraded and modern Premier Section of the hotel. Featuring Serta Super Sleeper mattresses. Some Premier rooms have balconies that overlook the pool or the city and have upgraded amenities including daily newspaper delivery, terrycloth robes, vanity area, custom bath products and MP3 docking station. Standard features include iron and ironing board, coffee maker, refrigerator, flat screen TV, individual climate control with A/C and heat and in room safes.
Premier King
Spacious 450 square foot rooms with one king bed in the upgraded and modern Premier Section of the hotel. Featuring Serta Super Sleeper mattresses. Most Premier rooms have balconies that overlook the pool or the city and have upgraded amenities including daily newspaper delivery, terrycloth robes, vanity area, custom bath products and MP3 docking station. Standard features include iron and ironing board, coffee maker, refrigerator, flat screen TV, individual climate control with A/C and heat and in room safes.
Petite Room-One Bed
225 square feet. One full bed, best for one guest. Amenities include in-room complimentary coffee, irons and ironing boards, Internet access, flat screen TV, hairdryers and mini refrigerators. Rooms also feature individual climate control with A/C and heat.
Standard Double Double
2 double beds with newly renovated furnishings. Amenities include in-room complimentary coffee, irons and ironing boards, Internet access, flat screen TV, hairdryers and mini refrigerators. Rooms also feature individual climate control with A/C and heat.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

37.787 -122.409
Area served
San Francisco, CA
Nearby airports
SFO & OAK
Area description
Cable cars, Union Square, Macy's, San Francisco Shopping Center, Metreon and an array of boutiques, restaurants and theatres nearby.

Nearby points of interest

  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.2 km
  • Union Square: 0.2 km
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.4 km
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.5 km
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.7 km
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.7 km
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.7 km
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.7 km
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.7 km
  • Moscone Center: 0.8 km
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.9 km
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.9 km
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 1.1 km
  • Civic Centre: 1.1 km
  • SoMa: 1.1 km
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.2 km
  • Union Square: 0.2 km
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.4 km
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.5 km
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.7 km
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.7 km
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.7 km
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.7 km
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.7 km
  • Moscone Center: 0.8 km
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.9 km
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.9 km
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 1.1 km
  • Civic Centre: 1.1 km
  • SoMa: 1.1 km
  • Chinatown: 1.1 km
  • San Francisco City Hall: 1.2 km
  • Octagon House: 1.4 km
  • San Francisco Symphony: 1.4 km
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 1.4 km
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1.6 km
  • Pioneer's Monument: 1.6 km
  • Ferry Building: 1.6 km
  • Lafayette Park: 1.7 km
  • ATT Park: 1.7 km
  • Coit Tower: 1.7 km
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1.7 km
  • Japantown: 1.8 km
  • Japan Center: 1.9 km
  • Lombard Street: 2.2 km
  • Port of San Francisco: 2.2 km
  • Underwater World: 2.4 km
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 2.4 km
  • Ghirardelli Square: 2.4 km
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 2.4 km
  • Pier 39: 2.4 km
  • San Francisco Experience: 2.4 km
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 2.4 km
  • Wyland Gallery: 2.5 km
  • Hyde Street Pier: 2.5 km
  • Musee Mecanique: 2.6 km
  • Mission Delores: 3 km
  • Mission Dolores: 3 km
  • Mission Cliffs Rock Climbing Center: 3 km
  • Lands End: 3.1 km

Dining

Daily Grill
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Excellent American cuisine, extensive menu and great cocktails make this popular bar a San Francisco "Hot Spot."

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Handlery Union Square Hotel offers a variety of meeting faciities to fit various needs. The Union Square Room is 1,250 square feet and features the latest meeting technology, hand painted murals and a classic San Francisco decor. Catering services are also available from the Daily Grill restaurant. Other meeting rooms include a host of smaller rooms ranging in size from 500 to 600 square feet that can be tailored to fit many different needs.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
15:00
Check-out:
12:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (26)

Ratings and reviews for Handlery Union Square

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
26 out of 26
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.9

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Handlery Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
leylandrichard
Business
Cambridge, UK
25 Nov 2014

Decent SF hotel - Great value for the price

Having stayed in a lot of hotels in central San Francisco, I have to say I have low expectations - But the Handlery Union Square is really pretty good. Of course it has the same dated and brown wallpaper/walls/carpets combination that's universal to all of the 3 & 4 star hotels around here, but that's the only bad thing I can think to say about it. The staff were friendly, the room was nice and the bed comfortable. The shower pretty good, and the on-site steak restaurant was great. I got what felt like a bargain price - So all things considered I was very pleased with the booking - And will likely choose this place again for my next trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Handlery Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Aussie oi
Business
Brisbane Australia
5 Apr 2014

Great location

Stopped here for 3 nights on way home as it was one of the cheaper nice hotels in Union Square. Very comfortable room in the newer section next to the pool. No real complaints - would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Bart station is fast cheap and easy to get to the airport. Only fools would pay for a cab

Review of Handlery Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Prodigy
Business
Singapore
19 Nov 2013

Good location hotel in Union Square

The hotel was clean and the best thing about it is its location. However, due to its central location, if you stay on the lower floors of the hotel, it may get noisy with the noise coming from the streets at night. Overall very good experience encountered with the staffs of the hotel. Fast and efficient service from the front desk, to concierge and technical guys. Keep it up!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Handlery Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Flight Assisted Kiwi
Business
Auckland, NZ
31 Aug 2013

Spacious and comfortable for a great price

Stayed with Handlery Union Square for 2 nights in a King room. I was lucky enough to stay in a room with a balcony that overlooked their pool, which gave it a premium feel to my stay. The hotel is actually two buildings, which can be a bit confusing at first, but once you locate all the exits onto the nearby streets, it's not so bad. The room is very spacious and comfortable, the staff are very polite and professional but the concierge desk can get a bit overloaded during peak times. Hotel is near major shopping areas and amenities (post office, cell provider outlets, etc.) and also near Union Square park.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The hotel is very close to cable car stops, which makes it a handy way to get to Fisherman's Wharf for sightseeing and the sheer experience of riding a San Francisco cable car. Per ride fares are $6 USD but you can get passports for day passes and monthly passes too. Once you're at Fisherman's Wharf, though, avoid waiting in line for the return trip because the wait is usually more than 45mins. Take a walk for a couple of blocks and catch a ride on a passing cable car from there, saving yourself some daylight hours.

Review of Handlery Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kim Kim
Business
Sydney , Australia
5 Aug 2013

Good place to stay in SFO

Great location - centrally located, easy access to public transportation and restaurants; Room spacious and clean; Friendly staff

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Handlery Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kootch
Business
Auckland, New Zealand
29 May 2013

Great location, spacious rooms.

Very convenient location in Union Square. The staff are very obliging and The Daily Grill provided a good, reliable venue to have dinner with family and friends. Pricier than other hotels, but you do get what you pay for.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Handlery Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jordan H
Business
Sydney, Australia
27 May 2013

Ticks all the boxes

Comfortable rooms that are closely situated that offer complimentary Wi-Fi, this hotel is a good choice for business minded travelers like myself.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Handlery Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bay to Breaker runner
Business
Wisconsin
25 May 2013

Union Square weekend

Great location within a half block of O'Farrell st car rentals allowed us to drop the wives off while we returned the car. The newer section is already a little dated but the rooms were large for san fran and the little balcony was ok. No views. Pool was small but it worked. Staff was attentive and helpful. Connected bar was pricey but convenient. Would stay again but it is a step down from the Nikko or the Palace- our last two san fran stays

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

The Irish bar is a few doors away. It is always an active place with lots of good beer.

Review of Handlery Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Macca the Aussie
Business
Melbourne, Australia
6 Oct 2012

Family getaway

We booked two rooms for six people and had a wonderful time while in the hotel. The room was clean and tidy when we arrived and every day was returned to as knew condition. The beds were fine, amenities in the room were ok, except to say that a bar fridge would be nice to have. The only real downside to our stay was the fact that we parked a car in the hotel garage and got hit with a $54 a day fee! We would definately stay here again but not with a car.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

When night falls beware the beggars, they are everywhere but tended to not hassle us as much when we had 3 kids in tow.

Review of Handlery Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Pom
Business
Sydney, Australia
31 Aug 2012

Fabulous Stay

Arrived to check in and greeted with big friendly smiles and welcomed by staff at the hotel. Got a great room by the side of the pool, and even though by the side of the pool it was quiet and got a great nights sleep every time during my seven night stay. Perfect location to shop till you drop around Union Square, and staff more than happy to provide direction & assist you with getting around and give you ideas of where to visit, just perfect for me! Clean and spotless hotel, no complaints whatsoever! Would definitely stay at The Handlery again, wouldn't think twice, BRAVO to all staff and San Francisco just a brilliant city to visit and get around, AWESOME stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

If you're planning a cable car trip, which is a must in San Francisco. Walk one block to the next pick up stop from the main start/turnaround point and avoid the long queues, they leave room to pick up along the way.

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