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Chancellor Hotel on Union Square

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   433 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Downtown)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just returned from a couple days in San Francisco. Our stay at the Chancellor Hotel was just super. The location on Union Square is ideal. The staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. Check in and check out at the front desk was quick and friendly. The staff helped printing our return boarding passes. The bar and restaurant staff... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very comfortable rooms. Great location. Choice of pillows in the room. My birthday was in San Fran and was greeted with a birthday card and bottle of bubbly from the hotel... Very nice. The reception had iced cucumber water available and was a nice touch along with free tea, coffee, popcorn and cookies, nice after a long day sightseeing. Able... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel was in good city location. Rooms were a bit on the small side but very comfortable and clean. Bathroom well stocked with soaps, lotions and shampoo. Room had a fridge (under the counter size), iron, ironing board and hair dryer. Not air conditioned but ceiling fans (which was ample as we didn't need it in October). Dining room was... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We feel so lucky that we discovered The Chancellor! What a great hotel and to add to its charm, it is family-owned! All of our interactions with the staff; from reservations, to the front desk, to the tour desk, to the restaurant staff, to the porter, to housekeeping, were positive and SO PLEASANT - we also received great nearby restaurant... More

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Barlow, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to stay! Never go anywhere else when in SF! Love it.Have stayed here several times over the years and never had a bad experience.A little freshening up is needed and there is no air conditioning.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very well run establishment. The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms have been recently renovated, which means clean carpet, good beds, new paint, touched up furniture and outlets on the desk to allow simple juicing'up of laptops, cellphones and tablets, free Wi-Fi. Though the overall feel is still throwback to a '60s era makeover of a... More

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Wes_Tyler_GM, General Manager at Chancellor Hotel on Union Square, responded to this review

Great comments! Hopefully people will use them to make the right choice for themselves when reading reviews to make a hotel selection. More

Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed in the hotel with 5 colleagues from my university in Auckland, NZ for Hult Prize Competition. The hotel is very easy to found and close to Union Square and chinese town. We only walk 10 minutes from train station to the hotel. The staffs are friendly. The room and bathroom is very clean. They provided apples, biscuit, tea... More

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Wes_Tyler_GM, General Manager at Chancellor Hotel on Union Square, responded to this review

Recommend away! More

Penzance, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first stop on a long trip and as soon as I walked in I felt reassured that this would be my first home away from home. I felt welcomed into its homely vibe which also had a quirky personality: a rubber duck in the bathroom, sweets, free popcorn cookies and Apples, tea and coffee and cucumber or... More

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Wes_Tyler_GM, General Manager at Chancellor Hotel on Union Square, responded to this review

Thank you! What you describe is exactly what we hope people will come away with when staying at the Chancellor Hotel. More

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We couldn't have wished for a better location for our short stay in San Francisco. The staff were friendly and attentive and the room was on a high floor and facing Powell St (recommended for the best of the view and least noise). The Chancellor is perfect for Union Square shops, restaurants, etc. and ideal for transport links - especially... More

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Wes_Tyler_GM, General Manager at Chancellor Hotel on Union Square, responded to this review

We hope you return some day, too! Thank you for staying with us. More

Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed at The Chancellor for the 2014 Nike Women's Half Marathon. This hotel is accross the street from Union Square and footsteps from the Historic Cable Car line. Very friendly staff that went out of their way to meet our needs, like early check in and late checkout. Highly recommond staying here! Newly updated and free wifi were a big... More

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Wes_Tyler_GM, General Manager at Chancellor Hotel on Union Square, responded to this review

We find the lower one sets their expectations, the more pleasantly surprised they are. Thank you and we look forward to serving you next year. More

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  • Powell street(24)
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  • Nice touch(13)
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Additional Information about Chancellor Hotel on Union Square

Address: 433 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Chancellor Hotel on Union Square 3*
Number of rooms: 137
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