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“A fantastic Union Square Location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Handlery Union Square Hotel

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Handlery Union Square Hotel
Ranked #72 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A fantastic Union Square Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

A great central location for your stay in San Francisco; however, please be aware that the majority of bedrooms face the two main roads and it is noisy. We upgraded our rooms after reading other reviews and although the room was fine, we had the road; lift and ice machine noise to contend with every night. Ensure you speak to the very helpful staff on arrival if sleeping in a noisy area is a problem.
Handlery Grill breakfast vouchers although only three options where great
Grey Line tours to Napa Vallery; Deluxe City Tour and Hop on Hop off bus where great. Kbush our driver on the first two trips was funny, informative, helpful and overall delivered fantast service
A great location which out ways the noise.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
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England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

We visited this hotel on the final leg of our honeymoon stay which also included LA and Hawaii. San Fransisco was a great city with plenty to do, see and experience!
The hotel boasted a great location in Union square however other than opportunities for shopping and eating out there was not much around the area. Union square was also home to many homeless people and while this would never normally bother me, we witnessed a lot of abusive behaviour from those living on the streets in and around union square to visitors.
The hotel facilities were great, lovely rooms and we had champagne awaiting our arrival as this was a honeymoon booking. However the hotel looked out onto the Main Street which was very busy! Each night a few locals played instruments and this was incredibly loud. I'd recommend requesting for an alternate room if this happens to you or if possible asking for a room located at the rear of the hotel.
We are in the attached bar for breakfast daily and this was lovely! The swimming area also looked great although we chose not to use this.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Casuarina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed at Handlery in Union Square with our 10 month old baby for a few nights while visiting the city. Once we found our way through the suits in the lobby (there was a conference on at the time), we found our room to be a good size for a couple with a baby (and all the baby gear)!! The bed was comfy, and the bathroom was a good size and very clean. Free wifi in the room was a big plus. The hotel is in a fantastic location to explore SF and all it has to offer. Our only criticism was that the concierge we spoke to on our first night was not overly helpful in finding a restaurant for dinner. No trouble though, there is certainly plenty around. We'd stay here again.

Stayed January 2014
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

At the heart of Union Square, this is a perfect choice for people in business or leisure trip.
The room was always very clean and confortable.
The only issue I had was that it was a bit noisy, so in the morning you could really hear the noise coming from the street.
There was no breakfast included, but you could have it right beside at the hotel (which i don't remenber the price exactly, but it was not a very good deal.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Beaumont, Texas, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

Right in the middle of it all. Union Square is where it's at!! Don't miss the Irish Bar next door. You will meet the good people of San Francisco. The area itself is where to be. Close to all. We flew in and the shuttle took us to the front door. No other way to do it.Street Car or walk the rest of our stay.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Of all the years of staying in San Francisco and walking by the Handlery Union Square Hotel, we never knew that this hotel was such a lovely retreat tucked away steps from Union Square. The Handlery couldn't have been better, except for the sound that carries into the room from the hall, doors closing and other guests coming from late, late night parties. However, that type of noise is to be expected from almost any city hotel -- the reason we travel with earplugs. We would definitely love to stay here for our next stay in San Francisco. Thank you Jon Handlery and your staff for a wonderful weekend!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kapolei
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41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed here and found this quaint hotel with good service and good amenities. Though my sink was not in the bathroom I was fine with that. The free wifi had a good connection compared with other places. The centralized location made it easy to check out the dozens of restaurants and shops near by.
I would come back to stay here.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Handlery Union Square Hotel
Address: 351 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-1801
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#57 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#59 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#66 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Handlery Union Square Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 377
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Handlery Union Square Hotel is located in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square, within walking distance of world class shops, the Moscone Center, and the Powell Street cable car line. All 377 rooms feature wireless Internet access, mini refrigerators, and in-room safes. Enjoy traditional accommodations in the Historic Section or luxurious, oversized rooms in the Club Section. The hotel features on site valet parking, an outdoor heated pool, sauna, and room service. ... more   less 
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