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Handlery Union Square Hotel
Ranked #70 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Reviewed May 7, 2013

During spring break, we spent two nights at the Handlery Hotel. We had a few issues with our reserved room and mentioned to the front desk our concerns. Within ten minutes we were informed that we would be moved to a room that better met our needs. We very much appreciated the polite and quick response during a busy holiday week. thank you!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed here for a business trip. Asked for a balcony room. The room over looked the pool. Good size for a San Francisco hotel. It was a little inconvenient being on the pool side as there isnt a direct way from the lobby to your room. Overall a good stay.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great hotel, steps away from Union Square. Lots of bars, restaurants close by. Room was very large with 2 double beds and looked like it had been recently renovated. Pool in the hotel looked great but never had the chance to use it.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Having been my first time in San Francisco, I did a lot of reading up on guest reviews at various hotels there prior to booking. Some hotels seemed very luxurious, but too expensive, others cheap, but run down according to posters. The Handlery was one of those places that was down the middle, providing decent accommodations at a reasonable price.

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Location (right in the heart of Union Square, you can walk to all the nearby shops and restaurants day and night)

Clean

Good amount of TV stations

Restaurant food quality was good

Hotel is old, historic, and charming

Air conditioning/heating, hot water, etc. all worked; Wifi isn't free, but worked great

Rooms are quite

Cons:

No real views (this wasn't a big deal for me, as I was not there to sight see, not stay inside)

Rooms and bathrooms are small (again, not a big deal for me, since I'm there to sight see; besides, the place is historic, so you have to understand that things were built small back then)

Breakfast and Parking are not free

Overall, I very much enjoyed this hotel's historic San Francisco charm. For someone planning to do a lot of sightseeing like I did, this hotel's convenient location in the heart of Union Square and close proximity to transportation and amenities always makes it an excellent choice.

Room Tip: The only thing I did and would recommend is requesting a room away from the ice machine, as this put...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

A hotel in Downtown next to public transportation and all the shopping you could imagine and as a bonus...an actual heated pool! No the Handerly is not a brand new modern 5 star but it is a reasonably priced clean "boutique" hotel with rooms set up for comfort. My King had a couch and chair so I could visit with company. There was a separate dressing room table with stool so I didnt have to fight my husband for the bathroom.The bed was comfy and a nice balcoy overlooked the pool. Water bottles were FREE!! Nice coffee maker with coffee and tea. A comfortable choice. Yes the hotel is older but I think effort has been made to keep everything updated and clean. The restaurant attached to the hotel is absolutely excellent! A shuttle can take you to airport for $15.oo, the MUNI and Bart and right down the street. Good choice!!

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking pool are probably quieter than facing street. Rooms on pool level would not be as...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Very nice place to stay in SFO - perfect location - next to Union Square, close to Ferry Building, nice rooms (however, smaller comparing to Texas hotels :) ) on street view you will get "feeling" of the city in the evenings - live music etc.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

was only able to spend one night at the Handlery hotel but it was very nice.Went there for a show at the Curran theater location was great.Park the car one time never saw it again till check out.walking distance to union square china town and shopping.All the workers at the hotel were very nice.Looking forward to staying at the Handlery once again but this time a longer stay!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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:
#31 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#57 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#66 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range: $145 - $373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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