Location: The hotel is in one of the best San Francisco locations - one block from Union Square, close to shopping, restaurants, night life, cable car lines and numerous city bus lines, a few blocks from Market Street, Chinatown, and downtown. The area is safe, with many locals and tourists during all hours of the day.
The hotel itself: It is a boutique hotel, which is of course a difference from a large chain such as Marriott or Hyatt, but the experience was great. The hotel staff were polite and helpful but not intrusive. A few notes about the building: it is older; less space in the staircases/elevators; no A/C in the rooms (ceiling fan present) but SF doesn't get that hot/cold during most months. Rooms are cozy, but furnishings were functional and in good condition.
Inside the room: flat-screen TV, free wi-fi in the rooms and in the lobby, no coffee maker (but you can place a request), free coffee and cookies in the lobby, free access to the Club One gym a block away (no fitness center inside the hotel), well organized walk-in closet, comfortable and clean bedding, all light fixtures were in order.
Reservations: You could get a better nightly rate by booking ahead on a third-party site.
In summary, the hotel was a great deal in a prime location, with a nice ambiance and friendly staff and they didn't nickel-and-dime for standard amenities. I would recommend it to friends and stay there again. A hidden gem in the heart of SF.
- 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 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chancellor Hotel San Francisco