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Handlery Union Square Hotel
Ranked #68 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
Athabasca
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“Loved the Location of this Hotel”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

This hotel was in a prime location for shopping shopping shopping.. and eateries, seeing the downtown sites. The staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We used the room service which was prompt and accommodating. The outside pool was located in a sheltered area which was good because of the cool temperature and the wind. Our room was clean and well taken care of. Good housekeeping service. They provided lots of towels, and accessories when we asked for them. I would stay here again on our next visit! We were given free breakfast vouchers for every morning. The food was wonderful in the restaurant.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Yvonne K
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HandleryHotelsMgr, Owner at Handlery Union Square Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Yvonne K,
I was pleased to read that you had a wonderful stay at the Handlery. I am glad you found our staff helpful and friendly. I was also happy to see that you loved our location and it was perfect for your visit to San Francisco. Thank you again for staying with us.

Sincerely,
Jon S. Handlery
President, Handlery Hotels
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Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

Just stayed 4 nites in the handlery and it was a fantastic place to stay.

The reception staff very friendly and knowledgable about San Francisco. Infact all staff very friendly as the bell boy was busy when we checked in we decided to carry our own bags to the room the the premier side of the hotel which is quite a distance with 2 cases, half way there we were asked if we needed help by 2 managers of the hotel, they offered to help with the cases themselves which I thought was a nice touch.

We stayed in a premium room with a pool view, the room was huge and very clean. He'd all the amenities you needed and a nice balcony as well for relaxing after a long day sight seeing.

The location is pretty much perfect just off union square next to the cable car turnaround as well. The pubs and restaurants around the hotel are excellent.

Over all really pleased we stayed at the handlery after being recommended by a family member.
We wil return again and will be looking forward to our stay in the handlery once more.

Keep up the good work!

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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HandleryHotelsMgr, Owner at Handlery Union Square Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Chris5582,
Thank you for staying at the Handlery and I was happy to see that you enjoyed your visit. I was also pleased that you found our staff friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We look forward to having you or another family member stay with us. Thanks again for staying with us.

Sincerely,
Jon S. Handlery
President, Handlery Hotels
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Location is great, small tight rooms and bathrooms...but was happy with that given its location...paid $180 per night stayed for 4 nights, worth money and would recommend. Wi - Fi was expensive, dont bother just go to starbucks.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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1 Thank ejuppazar
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HandleryHotelsMgr, Owner at Handlery Union Square Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
G'day ejuppazar,
Thank you for your comments with regards to your stay at the Handlery. I was glad you enjoyed your stay and for your information, effective January 1st, 2013 we will be offerring free WIFI in all of our rooms. I appreciated your feedback and we look forward to having you back from OZ soon.

Cheers,
Jon S. Handlery
President, Handlery Hotels
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

First trip to SF and was shocked by overall hotel rates. I booked the Handlery because it was on the less expensive side, but still had pretty good reviews.

After an exhaustive day of traveling we were greeted by Dustin. Super nice, upbeat, and helpful. We had originally booked into a petite suite, but there was an available room on the premier side that he could get us into.

Concierge was great. Maid service was great. Hotel was in perfect location. I highly recommend.

  • Stayed September 2012
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HandleryHotelsMgr, Owner at Handlery Union Square Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear BonnaBonna,
Thank you for posting your review of our hotel on TripAdvisor. I am glad you had a pleasant experience and I will let Dustin know how much you appreciated his service. I have visited your lovely city and thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Hope to see you again and thank you for staying at the Handlery.

Sincerely,
Jon S. Handlery
President, Handlery Hotels
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

We booked this hotel with Westjet vacations - which included a description of the room. When we checked in (early) they gave us a room facing out front of the building, to the street. We already knew this would be noisy as we had read other trip advisor reviews, plus that's what a downtown hotel it like!! We were prepared for noise, but the room was not what was described through Westjet. We were 2 women and we wanted/expected/booked a room with a mirror area outside the bathroom. We went back to the front desk and they were understanding and had no problem with giving us a different room - the room we booked - no problem!

There is a pool area behind the main building and there is another hotel section behind that. Our room was in the back section, overlooking the pool. Beautiful! I had stayed in different Union Square hotel before and had an older room (similar to the first room we were given) but it faced a brick wall and the bathroon was ancient. Handlery was much better!!

Our 7 day Westjet package included breakfast everyday - excellent value. If you can get these vouchers - do it!! Hot breakfast at the Daily Grill everyday - all we did was tip! Depending on the time of morning, we had to wait a while to be seated so be sure to give yourself lots of time if you have a scheduled day!

There are restaurants around, watch the hotel tv channel for ideas - Bellenni's was good!!

The concierge was always busy, so the bellman tried to help us when he could. We were well prepared but if you needed help/ideas, another concierge would have been very beneficial to everyone!! ...especially during the busy summer. When we had tours booked, there was always someone out there to direct us to the right bus. If you do tours - be sure to call and confirm the day before. They do NOT pick up at 9am as they often imply. It was about 8-8:15am at the Handlery (for us anyways).

Thanks Handlery! We would stay again and would try your San Diego hotel next time too!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank HappyTravelscml
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HandleryHotelsMgr, Owner at Handlery Union Square Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Happy Travelscml,
Thank you for visiting from our great neighbor up north and I was pleased you had an excellent experience. I was also happy to see that although your first room did not meet your expectations that our staff was able to find you accommodations that you found enjoyable. I am glad you enjoyed your meals in the Daily Grill and we hope to see you come back from Canada again.

Sincerely,
Jon S. Handlery
President, Handlery Hotels
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Denver
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

My daugthers and I just returned after staying at the Handlery Union Square. It was wonderful! Great corner room with 2 bedrooms, very comfortable beds!!! Kind staff, room always clean and neat. Great place to eat just off the lobby, Daily Grill, good food, nice bar area! I also stayed here 6 years ago with my mom and brothers and loved it then. I will be sure to stay here on my next visit. Great location, close to anything you could want! Love the Handlery!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank lovetogo7
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HandleryHotelsMgr, Owner at Handlery Union Square Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear lovetogo7,
It was nice to see you had a great stay and you love the Handlery. 6 years is too long of a period to go without visiting the CIty by the Bay. I was pleased that you and your daughters enjoyed the room, the Daily Grill and your interactions with our staff. Hope to have you back from Denver sooner than 6 years. Thanks again for choosing to stay with us.

Sincerely,
Jon S. Handlery
President, Handlery Hotels
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

The staff wasn't that friendly. Upon check in we were given a room with a king bed yet got up to our room and guess what? No king bed. Went back downstairs and they said that none of the rooms that were in the standard rate have a king bed. It does have a good location next to shopping. I doubt we'd stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank ElBirdos
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HandleryHotelsMgr, Owner at Handlery Union Square Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear ElBirdos,
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and my apologies for the inconvenience with the bed type. We were 100% full during the period you were with us but I wish you had contact me as I am sure we could have found you a king bed for the remainder of your stay. Thank you for staying with us and my apologies again for the issue with the bed size.

Sincerely,
Jon S. Handlery
President, Handlery Hotels
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Property: Handlery Union Square Hotel
Address: 351 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-1801
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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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#57 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#59 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#66 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Handlery Union Square Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 377
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Handlery Union Square Hotel is located in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square, within walking distance of world class shops, the Moscone Center, and the Powell Street cable car line. All 377 rooms feature wireless Internet access, mini refrigerators, and in-room safes. Enjoy traditional accommodations in the Historic Section or luxurious, oversized rooms in the Premier Section. The hotel features on site valet parking, an outdoor heated pool, sauna, and fitness room. ... more   less 
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