We arrived at almost 11 at night they recommended the diners round the corner for a late night meal. When we got back we tried to get to sleep and having just come from Hawaii we had anticipated more noise that we had been used to, but the banging, crashing, shouting and singing from Union Square kept us awake all night. The next morning I very politely asked if it was always that noisy and the receptionist offered to move us! We simply packed the few things we had taken out of our suitcase and they moved everything to a room at the back of the hotel which was 95% noise free!
The concierge was really helpful making the necessary phone calls to see how we could refund our Alcatraz tickets and suggesting where to go for an evening meal (excellent burgers at Macy's).
Breakfast was strange - it felt as if they were skimping on breakfast. They have a huge diner but they do not seat you immediately but hold you in the bar and seat you when a table/server is ready, but then service is still a bit slow. A voucher for breakfast gives you a choice of eggs, bacon OR sausage, toast / Granola, banana and berries with yogurt / a waffle with syrup and it felt as if it had been waiting a while. To drink you have a choice of Tea OR coffee OR fruit juice. Adequate but could have been better.
Good location for shopping and the cable car but a taxi ride away from Fisherman's Wharf.
Overall, it was the concierge and receptionists who made our stay, probably the most helpful of the holiday.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Handlery Union Square San Francisco
- Hotel Handlery Union Square
- Handlery Hotel San Francisco