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Union Square Plaza Hotel
Ranked #181 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Good location”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Arrived by car. No parking at hotel so you have two choices. Park in the street. Be very careful to read all the parking signs and note which side of the street you are. We got a £60 fine. The other is the paid parking, which we used. We made sure we could take the car in and out freely. The hotel is clean and very basic. No facilites in room or the rest of hotel. There is a starbucks very close for coffee etc.Great location and we used the trames and open top buses to get around. Cheep with great location.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Moscow, RF
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

The hotel has perfect location, just 3 min walk from Union square, from where you can take city tour buses. Masy's and historic tram - 3 min walk from hotel. Lots of cafees in the district. Bus station - 10 min by taxi. The room is rather big, about 20m2, but furniture is old. Bathroom is not big. Reception staff doesn't care much about guests, I asked them to get a taxi for me, the answer was: " just go in the street and do it yourself",- not nice. Still the hotel is good for students and those who have no car.

Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Montreal, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Dirty, no shampoo, poor tv, no free wifi, long elevator, super loud trucks at 4am, no locks on huge Windows, no mirroor in room, phone did not work... Old style, only go if youre on a budget, only positive, is the location...

  • Stayed March 2013
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New York
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68 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2013

San Francisco is home to an almost endless array of small, "boutique" hotels. Some are quirky in a fun way, others just scary. The Union Square Plaza Hotel fall somewhere in the middle. Overall it is clean, with a decent bed and TV. No radio though and the internet connection for a $5.00 / day charge is slow and sometimes non existent. Be sure to bring your own soap and toiletries because there is no shampoo or conditioner for the shower (although there is a hair dryer, iron and ironing board.) The little packets of soap are made in India and probably gotten at close out for 10 cents a case of 1000. They break apart on opening. No coffee makers in the room and only a small hot water dispenser ( no hot cups) in the lobby should you want to make a cup of coffee.
My one complaint would be the water pressure for a showering. My room, on the fourth floor had very low water pressure, making a shower a somewhat extended activity - but the water was hot.
All in all a reasonable value though a bit sparse. Consider it for location price.

Room Tip: Rooms facing Geary Street can be noisy.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Sonora, California
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

I have been to union square many times. My favorite time is Christmas ! All the lights the beautiful Christmas tree and of course to watch the kids and adults ice skate. With all the stores decorated with different scenes it is just beautiful . A must do to experience !!!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Lafayette, Colorado
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162 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Positives: clean, comfortable, relatively quiet (you are downtown, after all), great location, courteous staff (minimal interactions), price (especially considering location)

Negatives: no extras, really, but like I said, you get what you pay for. WiFi is extra, but if you're opting to stay downtown you probably aren't doing it so you can stay in your hotel room.

Note: I booked through Hotels.com and the gentleman at reception had no record of me. However, he quickly made accommodations and I was given a room prior to the posted check-in time, so kudos for that.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Hong Kong, China
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Centrally located, convenient and cheap. But this is an old building, small and worn down rooms and noisy. We were on the first floor and you could hear the traffic. The room and the bed were not in a good condition. This is a super budget hotel and has no conceirge or room service. Just one guy at the front desk (who was pretty friendly and helpful). It was a bit of a pain to park our car on the road (which was a no parking zone at the time) and take out our luggage and check-in at the hotel without concierge.

It is a good option to crash for a short stay and if you want to avoid the expensive SF hotels. We stayed here for just a one night stopover, so it was fine. I would avoid it for longer stays. We paid $105 (with taxes) for one night.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Union Square Plaza Hotel
Address: 432 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #181 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Union Square Plaza Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 72
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