This hotel was everything good I hoped it would be and none of the bad I feared.
I won't go on and on about location, since it's quite obvious from all of the other reviews the hotel is perfectly situated in downtown San Francisco.
I stayed in an executive king room facing the inner courtyard of the building. The room was large, meticulously cleaned, and smelled wonderful. I especially enjoyed the high ceilings and tall windows. The bed was extremely comfortable with soft cushy down pillows. The provided clock radio included an iPod docking station with two alarm settings. There was a large closet with a safe, iron, and ironing board along with two bath robes and two pair of slippers. A small refrigerator was in the room along with a one cup coffee maker including coffee, creamer, and sweeteners. There was a nice variety of San Francisco branded snacks along with beverages such as Voss water and canned soda in the room for a small fee. The complimentary wifi worked without a hitch and was super fast.
As far as noise is concerned, my husband and I agreed, we have never experienced a more quiet stay in any hotel, anywhere. I travel pretty frequently and during most hotel stays I am used to being woken up by fellow travelers with their usual noises i.e. doors slamming, TV's, showers running, toilets flushing. At this hotel I didn't experience any of the expected hotel noise or any outside noise at all. Honestly, it was the most quiet and peaceful few nights sleep I've had while traveling ever! This was very surprising to both of us, since after reading other reviews we expected just the opposite.
The hotel is not perfectly groomed and doesn't feel brand new, but that is precisely what adds to its character and charm. If you are looking for shiny and new then spend the big bucks and stay at one of the larger hotel chains around the corner and please, for the sake of us all, quit complaining about lovely little places such as this. The Hotel Union Square deserves to be appreciated for its enduring beauty, bumps and all.
I would stay here again and most definitely recommend it to the people I like.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- •Complimentary morning coffee & tea in the lobby•Complimentary evening wine reception ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Union Square San Francisco
- Union Square Hotel