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Handlery Union Square Hotel
Ranked #73 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Reviewed 3 September 2014

From the time we arrived the service was wonderful. Our porter explained where to go and importantly not to go. The room was a reasonable size, quiet as we were situated back from the street. Highly recommend the food at the hotels restaurant The Daily Grill. The old world charm takes you back to a bygone era. Very clean. Concierge always helpful. Everything is in walking distance, the cable car is just around the corner however we walked most days to Fisherman wharf, Chinatown and Italian precinct. Breakfast was included in the cost and was ample. Nearby restaurant we recommend Johns seafood and Grill and Bartlett Hall. Drop into Lefty ODaulls next door for a drink at the bar and meet the people. Everyone very friendly.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2014 via mobile

Great location to get around San Fran our room was at the front of the hotel which could be noisy but they provide earplugs didn't disturb us to much . the staff very helpful in all areas of the hotel , wished we had had more time to use the pool .this hotel was recommended to us by Karen Green at hays travel .

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

Upon arrival at the hotel we were told our room wasn't ready and to go for a walk around. We arrived back later than we were told and our room still wasn't ready and wouldn't be for at least another 40 minutes! We were not offered anything whilst we waited, or given any explanation about why we had to wait so long. After we eventually settled in we were quite happy with the hotel and our room, but it was just an average room. The kids loved the pool and the breakfasts were quite good, but the location is perfect. Right in Union Square with free wifi that was pretty good. Worth it just for the location.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

Friendly staff, comfortable & clean bed, good shower & excellent quality towels. Tea/coffee making facilities in room, free internet in room, bathroom lotions & potions replaced as soon as opened.Ear plugs supplied though never used - sound of the trolley bells part of the experience & not an annoyance.Breakfast was good quality & quantity. Concierge staff knowledgeable & helpful. Location was great - 2 minutes to Union Square & sightseeing buses. Homeless people are around this area and many other areas but never had any problems.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

The best thing about the Handlery is its great location at Union Square. Right in the middle of the downtown area and close to everything. The hotel is really old with wooden floors and really small rooms. My room had a queen bed and there was barely room to wheel my suitcase to the other side of the the room. To Handlerys credit, they have renovated the rooms as well as could be expected.

Being in such a great location, of course rates are pretty high.

I was " fortunate" enough to be at the Handlery when there was an earthquake in nearby Napa. It was good to know that there was no visible damage despite the bed shaking and the blinds rattling.

All staff were excellent.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank HW08
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

We stayed at The Handlery a few nights ago for one night as we were going to the theater. This is the best downtown SF hotel! We stay here often and are never disappointed. The rooms are large, very clean, nicely appointed and very quiet (Premier, pool side). The beds are extremely comfortable, furnishings are updated, sofa and chair seating area, there is a nice, small dressing area and the bathrooms are spacious. Lots of nice amenities (lighted vanity mirror, upscale toiletries, bathrobes). The location can not be beat...1/2 block from Union Square. Every employee is courteous, pleasant and helpful. The Daily Grill restaurant is excellent and attached to this hotel making it all extremely convenient. The hotel has arranged for a third party car service (fee, although very reasonable) to be available for those that need transportation. Can't say enough good things about The Handlery!

Room Tip: Short walk to Powell St. BART station. Parking on-site ($47 for hotel guests)
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

Really liked this hotel - spacious, clean rooms to a very high standard. We were given complimentary Breakfast vouchers which was an added bonus! Only had to wait 5 mins for breakfast both mornings at around 8 am, breakfast was really good. Central for walking to Chinatown, Coit Tower, Canary Wharf etc. A lot of street noise, they provide ear plugs though. Fridge and safe in the room - A good stay I would recommend this hotel.

Stayed: August 2014
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Address: 351 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-1801
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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: £106 - £355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 Premier Section. The hotel features on site valet parking, an outdoor heated pool, sauna, and fitness room. ... more   less 
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