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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 #10 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Chancellor is right on Union Square, which is awesome. The trolley runs right by the hotel with a stop just a few yards away. The hotel itself is 100 years old, which has its pros and cons, naturally. Rooms are a bit small, but very nice. I loved the character of the hotel. Oh, and the hotel staff were A+++.... More

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first trip to San Francisco and the Chancellor Hotel. The rooms while not overly large were ample enough. We weren't in our rooms much anyway. The cookies upon arrival were a nice treat as was the coffee/tea/hot chocolate and ice water that were always available in the lobby. We asked for a room on the upper floor... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We find this hotel a perfect spot for staying a few nights in the city. Lower floors can be noisy as close to a busy street and the famous cable cars. They now supply complimentary ear plugs to help with this problem. Since our last visit the rooms have had fridges and better power sockets, charging stations added. Getting better!... More

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved this quaint hotel with such a great Union Square location. We enjoyed our stay very much. Loved the walk in closet to store stuff out of sight. No air but not needed with window open. We closed the big window at night as it is located right on Powell but left the fan on and the bathroom window... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for three nights a few days ago. We loved our room. It was a corner room and had a little extra space to it. Room was clean and ready for check in at 2:00. Only complaint would be that customer service didn't seem as good as the last time we stayed there. It was during busy season, but... More

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

Thank you coming back to the Chancellor Hotel. I am sorry we let you down on the service aspect on this visit. Rest assured that your comments will be reviewed with the managers and staff to remind us to keep our eye on the ball. We are well known for our service and it is very disappointing to read that... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent 3 nights here in June and on booking in we were given an upgrade to a suite which was very much appreciated. The room had a good size bedroom and then a further living area with a comfortable seating area. Two well equipped bathrooms. Not much of a view but in the middle of a city you can't really... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Convenient location. No air conditioning needed 7/21/14-7/24/14. Open window allowed plenty of fresh, cool air. Walk-in closet in room # 600 allowed space for hanging clothes and keeping two suitcases on luggage racks. Very professional staff. Breakfast in hotel was excellent. I would stay here again.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wife & I stayed four nights last week during its 100th Anniversary. Hotel hosted a free Champagne lobby reception celebrating its centennial. NIce touch! Superb location one block north of Union Square. Near cable cars, shopping, restaurants and Starbucks. Chancellor offers everything you want, including tours and discount tickets to some museums and sights, like the California Academy of Science.... More

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Parlin, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week 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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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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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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