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“great value and location” 5 of 5 stars
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Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
Ranked #13 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
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san francisco, california
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“great value and location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I visit the Chancellor at least 2 times a year because of it's great location and reasonable price. The rooms are not too small and the personnel are friendly. Also, the rooms are very quiet. You can use public transportation to many locations throughout San Francisco so a car is not necessary and more costly.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

The hotel is old, but the rooms have been renovated, and so they are comfortable.
My room was very quiet, but I think I was lucky with my neighbors, because you could occasionally hear the person next door coughing. The location is great. The bathroom is very small, and the layout is not great for such a small size. The stuff is very friendly and efficient.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

This place is a jewel for the price. The room was charming and quiet, although just a bit tight with two twin beds. Fantastic breakfast. Great staff. I visit San Francisco every December for a conference. Will definitely return to this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room toward the back to avoid the hubbub of Union Square
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Just one block from Union Square and good on all fronts. Relatively cheap parking nearby, the stay itself was not as expensive as many others of its quality and location, and the service was adequate. Our room on the backside of the building was nice and quiet, which is quite amazing considering the location. Whether in SF for business or exploring the city, this place is a safe bet.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We only stayed a couple of nights in San Francisco. Parking outside was easy and once the car was unpacked, it was whisked away within minutes to be safely parked somewhere. My problem was I left my camera in the glove box. No problem, within minutes it was back again and once I retrieved my camera it was away. Nothing was too much trouble for the friendly staff.

The room was small, but very cosy (And no I'm not a real estate agent). It was clean and you had pillows to die for and what a sellection.

Like a number of hotels in the USA we experienced there was no tea or coffee making facilities in the room however there was a coffee machine in the lobby with fresh milk and cream.

The location was good with the Tram stopping literally outside the hotel but I did find that the area was a little quiet at night i.e not that many bars. I know what you are going to say. "I must have been blind", but we honestly could not find a decent bar within walking distance.

There were a lot of homeless on the street but overall I felt very safe. There are plently of police around, mostly outside Starbucks (Probably the safest coffee house in town)

Room Tip: The Chancellor was a great little hotel but if I were to go to San Francisco again I would stay near...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Loomis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Another fabulous stay at the Chancellor! We stay every year in December to shop and take in the city at Christmas. We love that all the rooms are non-smoking, they always smell fresh and are very comfortable. Can't say enough about how wonderful the staff is there. Many long time employess we know and greet by name every year. The food in Luques is always delicious, my fav is the bacon avocado omlete. And try their homemade fries with lunch-to die for. We have already booked our reservation for next year's trip. See you soon Chancellor!

Room Tip: All room ending in 03 have a great view of Union Square. At Christmas the tree is beautiful and all...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Trujillo Alto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We had an excellent stay at the Chancellor Hotel - excellent location, close to everything including Union Square, Cheesecake Factory, Sears and Macys. Great accomodations and excellent service, breakfast in the Luques Restaurant is a delightful experience..check the Eggs Benedict as well as the Burrito with cheese, avocado and bacon...it is huge and extremely delicious...there is even a Cable Car stop almost in front of the hotel. I checked several hotels in the area using Trip Advisor and I was surprised as to the high number of good ratings this hotel receives from other travellers. After our stay I can only say that I am another happy traveller to be added to all travellers that have given high remarks for this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
Address: 433 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#9 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#9 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#10 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#16 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Chancellor Hotel on Union Square 3*
Number of rooms: 137
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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