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Chancellor Hotel on Union Square

433 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-1503
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#20 of 247 hotels in San Francisco
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Gold level
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 doorstep. Experience the best service and thoughtful 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.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Paid private parking nearby
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Greek


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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
343Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
149Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
5,810Reviews110Q+A100Room tips
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azroyalsfan wrote a review May 2020
Phoenix, Arizona298 contributions208 helpful votes
My last stay at The Chancellor was in 2004! I was excited to stay here again with my adult children on our final Spring Break trip! It is really a great location for doing “everything SF”. I have stayed in another Boutique Hotel in SF recently and there is no comparison. The Chancellor has retained its historic charm while updating to the Modern needs of today’s guests. I used the parking offered (offsite Garage) and it was as advertised. The fruit and cookies in the lobby were perfect for bridging the gape between excursions into the City. I look forward to returning in the Future!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Tina T wrote a review Apr 2020
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom30 contributions85 helpful votes
Good hotel, good service, friendly and helpful staff, thank you Ross for the very precise and detailed instruction's for getting to and from the Golden Gate Bridge. The complimentary, tea, coffee, fruit and cookies available were a nice touch. Enjoyed the cocktail's at the bar, can't recall the name of my favourite one but it had Bailey's and chocolate in, yum. Comfortable room for our needs, good price and absolutely fantastic location for the shops, theatres, many eateries and cable car. The Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39 and Alcatraz Island are worth a visit and not too far away.
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Date of stay: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
BearPop2010 wrote a review Mar 2020
Brisbane, Australia40 contributions35 helpful votes
First thing. Would definitely recommend this hotel. Reception and bar staff absolutely great. Enjoyed the turn of the last century hotel, room was fine, bed comfy,notice some people mentioned the noise, we where street side and found it wasn't a problem. Great location for shopping, but best of all just around the corner of all our day trips so takes out the stress of wondering about hotel pick up and drop off. Only negative is the restaurant not open and night, would have been nice at least a couple of days too be open. The buffet breakfast is very good. Would be back in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: October 2019
2 Helpful votes
NaomiF2901 wrote a review Mar 2020
850 contributions424 helpful votes
I had to book this very last minute as our plans rapidly changed during the coronavirus outbreak. We booked two nights but it transpired we only needed one of them. The receptionist was lovely and only charged us for the one necessary night, which we didn't at all expect. The hotel itself is old, so whilst floor space isn't huge the high ceilings still leave your room feeling nice and spacious. The bed was extremely comfortable and we had no issues sleeping. The location is perfect, literally a stones throw from Union Square and only a 2 minute walk to the hop-on-hop-off pick up point!! Whilst I have stayed in better hotels and this won't be everyone's cup of tea, the price was decent on the night and it ticked a lot of boxes
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
2 Helpful votes
judithm607 wrote a review Mar 2020
Columbus, Ohio47 contributions29 helpful votes
Fabulous, location, fabulous service, fabulous appointed bed and bathroom. Will definitely be back. Public paking was a breeze and the hotel gives you a ticket for $20 . A steal within the city for parking.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: If you have a rental car use the public parking
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$143 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Downtown / Theater District / Union Square
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
Which popular attractions are close to Chancellor Hotel on Union Square?
Nearby attractions include The Escape Game San Francisco (0.3 miles), Marrakech Magic Theater (0.3 miles), and San Francisco Playhouse (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Chancellor Hotel on Union Square?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Chancellor Hotel on Union Square?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Chancellor Hotel on Union Square?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chancellor Hotel on Union Square?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tacorea, Lapisara Eatery, and Taylor Street Coffee Shop.
Is Chancellor Hotel on Union Square located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of San Francisco.
Are any cleaning services offered at Chancellor Hotel on Union Square?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Chancellor Hotel on Union Square?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Chancellor Hotel on Union Square?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (2.8 miles), Golden Gate Bridge (4.4 miles), and City Lights Booksellers (0.6 miles).
Is Chancellor Hotel on Union Square accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.