Handlery Union Square Hotel reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 Very Good

  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Location 5.0
  • Rooms 4.0
  • Service 4.0
  • Value 4.0

4834 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Good, safe, central location but need to eat out.

Caroline R (Berkshire, United Kingdom) on Jan 28, 2024

Good central, safe location. Traditional hotel. A good base for our first three nights in US. No restaurant in the hotel but plenty nearby. Would recemmend Cafe Mason diner on Mason Street around the corner (can get a hotel discount!), or The Bartlett Hall restaurant/bar directly behind the hotel garage. Noisy pipes in the hotel and small en-suite (it is an old hotel). Has a courtyard pool (didn't try it). Has baggage storage.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

Good location

Michael G on Nov 24, 2023

This hotel is well located and the staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were nice but a bit tired and getting to the rooms from reception was a bit of a mission with luggage, be prepared to carry your bags up stairs. We enjoyed our stay and would most likely stay there again

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

The Handlery Union Square Hotel

Shelley R (Toronto, Canada) on Nov 08, 2023

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!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

Good location, needs investment

FunBoyOne (London, United Kingdom) on Oct 26, 2023

We stayed here for the first night of an extended tour and it was at the time the city had 30,000 cardiologists visiting for a conference which impacted availability and room prices. The hotel is in a very good location near Union Square so there are lots of bars and restaurants nearby. The reception staff were pleasant and helpful. Our room was overlooking the front road in the original part of the hotel which needs some investment to give it a spruce up - like others have said, it’s looking tired in places, so it matters where your room is. That said, bed was fine and the shower in the quite small bathroom was OK. The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant but you’re given a 20% discount voucher for a local cafe, which we didn’t use as we had breakfast at Sears Fine Foods round the corner. So, fine for one night after a long flight but we wouldn’t have wanted to be there for several days.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

A great base for a stay in San Francisco

Richard H (Edinburgh, United Kingdom) on Oct 18, 2023

We stayed ten nights here on our fifth visit to San Francisco - but our first since 2009 - and couldn’t have picked a better choice for comfort, location, service and price. Things that we liked about the hotel: ?? Welcoming lobby, quick check-in, and helpful reception and concierge staff ?? Spacious room, tastefully decorated with an art-deco touch with the lighting, comfortable bed. We appreciated the tea and coffee-making facilities ?? Great housekeeping staff who kept our room spotless throughout our stay ?? Small, heated outdoor swimming pool and gym ?? Super location just a stone’s throw from Union Square, the cable car line, bus stops and BART for the airport, as well as nearby Macy’s and other shops The hotel doesn’t have it’s own restaurant or breakfast room, but does give guests a voucher for a 20% discount at the nearby Cafe Mason, which proved to be great value; breakfasts were huge - and indeed we skipped lunch most days - and tasty (don’t miss the delicious fresh fruit salad for an extra $2).

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