We stayed at the hotel as a result of checking tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. If you were being super critical then the worst you could say is the hotel is probably a little tired in its decor and feel. Having said that, it was spotlessly clean and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly and the location cannot be beaten. There is complimentary tea, coffee, iced water and cookies in reception all day, the bar is friendly and not too expensive for a hotel.
Next door is Sears, a diner ideal for breakfast and an experience. Go early because from 9am ish they queue outside for a table. The hotel restaurant provided a limited range for breakfast as well that was more than adequate as was the room service.
A 3 day pass for public transport, trams and cable cars cost $21 each and was worthwhile.
If you want an alternative to an open topped bus try Gocars. They are 3 wheeled petrol driven two seater vehicles that provide GPS trips around town with a commentary - a complete hoot and very safe.
The location of the hotel is such that you can walk to quite a few attractions feeling quite safe as you do so. Like all cities San Francisco has its less desirable areas so I would check with hotel staff if you have any concerns - learn where the tenderloin area is and avoid it!
Would we stay at the Chancellor again - certainly! Would we recomend it to friends - certainly!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Chancellor Hotel San Francisco