It's true that there's no a/c and in American terms the rooms are small but nevertheless the Chancellor is top-notch in my opinion. That's not to say it's a swanky 5-star hotel for which you pay the Earth, but rather it's an excellent place to stay at reasonable rates in a superb location in SF. The staff were without exception friendly, helpful and competent. The rooms (and we stayed here twice on our way through SF) were clean, comfortable and very well-equipped. There is a pillow menu to help you sleep just right.
We breakfasted in their Luques Restaurant which was excellent in terms of both quality and value (ensure you take up the Luqueson Card offer which you should receive before you arrive) and we were given "twofer" vouchers for drinks from the bar. In the lobby tea, coffee, cookies, fruit, iced water and even popcorn are available for you to help yourself - perfect for feeling "at home".
The cable car runs right outside for visiting Fisherman's Wharf and Lombard Street, and it's a very short distance down the road to get buses to Golden Gate Park and Haight Ashbury.
Assuming that they maintain this standard and pricing, I wouldn't bother looking anywhere else in SF. That would still be true even if money was no object.
- 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