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“Handlery @ Union Square - San Francisco, CA” 5 of 5 stars
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Handlery Union Square Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   351 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102   |  
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Ranked #57 of 235 Hotels in San Francisco
Hollister, California
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“Handlery @ Union Square - San Francisco, CA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We have stayed at the Handlery Union Square every Xmas season for over 20 years. This is a triple A+ Hotel fromn reservations to checkout. Staff is more than accommodating, rooms are comfortable with all the amentities, the hotel is centrally located, facilities are clean and well-kept. We recommend this hotel as excellent in every way and would not even consider staying elsehwere.

Room Tip: We prefer poolside in the tower as they are quieter.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HandleryHotelsMgr, Owner at Handlery Union Square Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Dear JoAnn S.,
Thank you for staying again at the Handlery. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you next Xmas. All the best.

Sincerely,
Jon S. Handlery
President, Handlery Hotels
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in a one bedroom suite & had plenty of room. The front desk staff had to be dragged away from chatting with each other to serve you & you did feel as if you we're inconveniencing them when asking them any question. Great location for shopping, restaurants & Union Square. Extremely noisy from the street as the windows are not double glazed due to the age of the hotel. Every other hotel we have stayed in through the USA had free wifi not The Handlery they charge $9.95 per 24 hours per device! An expensive way to check your emails! Housekeeping start persistently knocking on your day from 8:30am to clean your room regardless of whether you're sleeping or not. All in all a disappointing hotel & not worth the money we paid.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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HandleryHotelsMgr, Owner at Handlery Union Square Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Dear Islandjo71,
Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry for any inconvenience you experienced. I have followed up with the staff and we now offer free WIFI in all rooms. Thank you again for your comments.

Sincerely,
Jon S. Handlery
President, Handlery Hotels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

The location of this hotel is perfect so close to Union Square. We had 4 people (2 adults and 2 kids) and there wasn't much extra room but the walk in robe at least made sure we had a bit more space. An older hotel but a fine place to lay your head.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HandleryHotelsMgr, Owner at Handlery Union Square Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Dear Thelma_Oz,
Thank you for your past review of the Handlery Hotel in San Francisco. I am glad you enjoyed your visit with us and in San Francisco. Hope to see you soon.

Sincerely,
Jon S. Handlery
President, Handlery Hotels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This hotel is really well located for anyone who wants to explore San Francisco. Just beside Union Square. Lovely clean spacious room, comfortable beds and pillows, good bathroom.
Our rate included breakfast which was really good. Friendly helpful staff in restaurant , front desk and concierge.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HandleryHotelsMgr, Owner at Handlery Union Square Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Dear Deirdree,
Thank you for staying at the Handlery Union Square Hotel and I am pleased you found our location perfect and the staff accommodating. We look forward to having you back with us.

Sincerely,
Jon S. Handlery
President, Handlery Hotels
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Enjoyed at great stay at the Handlery. Location is 50 meters from Union Sq. in the heart of San Fran. Clean room, very good bathroom and slept well in bed. Enjoyed the in-room coffee machine and safe. Classic design with ambiance of America in historic times, I liked it very much because it was done with respect to detail. Front desk staff always helpful and efficient. Will return with my girlfriend to San Fran and will be back at the Handlery.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HandleryHotelsMgr, Owner at Handlery Union Square Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Dear Bikeviking,
Thank you for taking the time to post your review of the Handlery Union Square Hotel. I was happy to read you enjoyed your accommodations and the service. We look forward to having you back.

Sincerely,
Jon S. Handlery
President, Handlery Hotels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

My sisters and I have returned to this hotel annually for shopping excursion/get-aways and each time we agree that it is IDEAL! The hotel location is perfect for shopping, entertainment, dining (the Daily Grill is hard to beat!), and how fun to have a Starbucks outside the back door. The rooms are large and clean and the pool is a bonus. The staff is attentive, friendly, helpful, and makes you feel like they are proud you have chosen their hotel for your stay.

Room Tip: The variety of rooms is great. You can choose a pool side with large sliding doors or a city view i...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HandleryHotelsMgr, Owner at Handlery Union Square Hotel, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Dear Solsen1,
Thank you for visiting San Francisco from Idaho and I am glad you enjoyed your visit to the Handlery Union Square Hotel. It was great to see that this is an annual trip and hopefully we can get you to visit more than once a year. Thanks again for choosing to stay with us.

Sincerely,
Jon S. Handlery
President, Handlery Hotels
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West Bend, WI
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Very friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are clean and everything is replenished in the room daily. Nice stay for the money. Close to shopping. Food choices are not as great, but we ate at Cafe Bellini and Cheesecake Factory (located in Macy's), the food was good.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HandleryHotelsMgr, Owner at Handlery Union Square Hotel, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Dear 12345abc,
Thanks for visiting from Wisconsin and I am glad you found our hotel a pleasant experience. We hope to have you back to San Francisco again.

Sincerely,
Jon S. Handlery
President, Handlery Hotels
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Address: 351 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#45 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#55 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#60 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Handlery Union Square Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 377
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Handlery Union Square Hotel is located in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square, within walking distance of world class shops, the Moscone Center, and the Powell Street cable car line. All 377 rooms feature wireless Internet access, mini refrigerators, and in-room safes. Enjoy traditional accommodations in the Historic Section or luxurious, oversized rooms in the Club Section. The hotel features on site valet parking, an outdoor heated pool, sauna, and room service. ... more   less 
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