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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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Ranked #9 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Parlin, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Comfortable room, right next to union square. Trolley stop outside or short walk to street car and within a mile of ferry building. No air conditioning was not an issue at all. Would stay again. Big closets so you don't have to have luggage in your way. Clean and comfortable beds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a 4 day weekend and were not disappointed. The location is great. It's close to the Bart station if you're coming in from SFO (which is good because you don't have to wheel your luggage so far), its very close to the cable car origination spot (although don't get on at market place, you'll wait in... More

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our 4 day stay here was perfect. The location is great - take the BART from San Francisco or Oakland airport and walk 4 blocks to the hotel. The cable car runs right past the hotel & there are lots of restaurants and great shopping within a few blocks. The lobby is old world charm and the staff is welcoming... More

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West Chester, PA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As you will see from other reviews, the rooms are not terribly large. However, the location is phenomenal and the staff very helpful. Steps from Union Square, easily accessed from Bart, three blocks from the start of the Powell St. Cable Car line, in the middle of the theater district. Easy check in, helpful tour desk. Also -- honest! My... More

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world citizen
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't add much to the knowledge base here you can glean from the many reviews; save for the fact that if you are not told about roof work and you are staying on an upper floor, expect to be loudly hearing everything that goes on on the roof. I moved a floor down the next day and could still hear... More

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

Sorry about the roof repair. I was not aware of any roof repair going on back in November, but I am sure it is over by now where ever it was. However, people should be aware that there is always something being done around Union Square so there will be noise. More

Braintree, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived earlier than anticipated, but the girl who checked us in told us if we waited a little bit longer, we would be glad with the room we were pre-assigned. We trusted her and decided to relax at the intimate lobby bar. We were not disappointed with our decision. The room was bright, comfortable, and the bathtub (complete with... More

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Irvine, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here over a weekend and was very impressed with this hotel. I had requested a quiet room on a high floor which was exactly what I got as they put me on the very top floor and at the back of the hotel. The room was small but had everything I needed. Comfortable bed, and I loved the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Chancellor Hotel is located in the Union Square neighbourhood, which means guests are close to a shopping district that includes a convenient Walgreens, and a few blocks from the start/end point of the cable car. This is useful since lining up for the cable car at 7am is the best way to avoid the massive line up of tourists... More

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely little hotel with lots if charm. The staff are friendly and helpful and the rooms are delightful. Location is excellent The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that the towels are a little small but apart from that it is lovely.

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

I wish you would have said something about the towels. I would have run over to Macy*s and bought the biggest towels they have for that 5th dot! More

Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After arriving at almost 1AM after many plane delays, I was delighted to be welcomed by my first name at the front desk. They were very helpful with check in, providing maps of the area (which who needs with smartphones) and answering any questions we had. I reserved a standard room which was a little small, but not too bad... More

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  • Cable car(150)
  • Very friendly(28)
  • Powell street(25)
  • Pillow menu(24)
  • Ceiling fan(19)
  • Tour Desk(16)
  • Friendly and helpful(14)
  • Nice touch(14)
  • Rooms are small(12)
  • Would definitely stay(11)

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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*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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#8 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco #8 Green Hotel in San Francisco #8 Business Hotel in San Francisco #10 Family Hotel in San Francisco #17 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
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The BEST LOCATION at the BEST PRICE...The Chancellor Hotel on Union Square is a historical, boutique hotel located in the heart of San Francisco where the Cable Car stops at the door step. Experience the best service and thoughtfull amenities while being surrounded by world class shopping, dining and theaters. From Union Square, ride the Powell Street Cable Car over Nob Hill, past Chinatown and North Beach, to Fisherman's Wharf. ... more   less 
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