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Handlery Union Square Hotel

San Francisco, CA, US (SFO)

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This premier Union Square San Francisco hotel provides friendly, helpful staff to ensure a unique Bay Area experience to each guest. The Handlery Unio
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Premier Queen Queen

  • 450 Sq. Ft
  • Bathrobes
  • City, Pool, or Courtyard View
  • Electric shoe polishers
  • Lather© bath amenities
  • MP3 enabled clock radios
  • Separate vanity area with lighted make-up mirror
  • One King Bed or Two Queen Beds
  • Sleeps up to 5 Adults
  • Pet Friendly (Deposit)
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Historic Queen - Handlery Union Square Hotel - 1

Historic Queen

  • 300 Sq Ft
  • One Queen Bed
  • Cable TV
  • Coffee/tea brewers with complimentary coffee and tea
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini refrigerators
  • Serta Perfect Sleeper Master Suite mattresses
  • Bedside AM/FM alarm clock radio
  • Wireless Internet access (nominal fee)
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Historic Double Double - Handlery Union Square Hotel - 2

Historic Double Double

  • Cable TV
  • Coffee/tea brewers with complimentary coffee and tea
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini refrigerators
  • Serta Perfect Sleeper Master Suite mattresses
  • Bedside AM/FM alarm clock radio
  • Wireless Internet access (nominal fee)
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Petite Guest Room - Handlery Union Square Hotel - 3

Petite Guest Room

  • Cable TV
  • Coffee/tea brewers with complimentary coffee and tea
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini refrigerators
  • Serta Perfect Sleeper Master Suite mattresses
  • Bedside AM/FM alarm clock radio
  • Wireless Internet access (nominal fee)

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Premier king

Premier King

  • 450 Sq. Ft
  • Bathrobes
  • City, Pool, or Courtyard View
  • Electric shoe polishers
  • Lather© bath amenities
  • MP3 enabled clock radios
  • Separate vanity area with lighted make-up mirror
  • One King Bed
  • Sleeps up to 3 Adults
  • Pet Friendly (Deposit*)
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Handlery Union Square Hotel
351 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA US 94102


Hot Hotel Amenities

  • Outdoor Swimming Pool, Heated Year-Round
  • On-Site Daily Grill Restaurant and Bar
  • Dog Friendly
  • On-Site Barber Shop
  • Sauna and Sun Deck
  • Babysitting Services
  • State-of-the-Art Fitness Center
  • In-room Dining

Prime Union Square Location
The Handlery Union Square Hotel is just minutes from the finest shops, boutiques, and galleries at Union Square, and is in the center of the theater and restaurant district. Guests can hop on the cable cars and go to Chinatown, Fisherman`s Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, and other San Francisco attractions. Also nearby are the Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39, Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Zoo, wine country, whale watching, fishing, golf, and windsurfing.
 

Why Stay Here?

  • Newly Remodeled
  • Unbeatable Union Square Location
  • Exclusive 10% Off Macys Purchases with Key Card
  • Complimentary High-Speed Wireless Internet in Premier Rooms
  • On-Site Covered Valet Parking (+ unlimited in/out)
  • Serta Perfect Sleeper Master Suite Mattresses
  • Flat-screen Televisions
  • Concierge Staff
  • On-Site Business Center

Unbeatable
 Accommodations
Renovated and completely upgraded in 2010, the Historic Section, Premier Section, or unique suites at the Handlery Union Square Hotel offer the perfect San Francisco lodging for vacationers and business travelers. 

The charming Historic Section features 284 guestrooms, most part of the original 1908. 
These lovely rooms host double, queen or king beds and offer amenities such as: cable TV with 42 channels, flat screen TVs, ergonomic desk chairs, mini refrigerator, wireless Internet (fee), clock radio with MP3 connection, in-room safe, coffee brewer with complimentary coffee and tea, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, and Serta Master Suite Perfect Sleeper beds.

Feel pampered in one of the 93 oversized rooms in the Hotels luxurious Premier Section. With one king or two queen beds, these guestrooms offer fabulous city or courtyard pool views, many with balconies. Delight in all the amenities featured in the Historic Section, as well as these exclusive additions: 450 square foot rooms, newspaper delivery Monday through Saturday, complimentary wireless Internet, bathrobes, slippers, Lather bath amenities, iHome docking station, vanity with lighted make-up mirror, electric shoe polisher, and complimentary bottled water.


Daily Grill Restaurant and Bar

Any local in San Francisco will tell you that the Daily Grill is the place to find great food with reasonable prices. All dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients from scratch daily. Daily Grill is known for it famous chicken pot pie and deserts from cobbler to pie that are a must have! Enjoy a great meal at an excellent value, or simply come join us at the bar for a drink while watching your favorite sports games.



Please Note:
On-site, covered valet parking with unlimited in-and-out privileges is $42.00 plus tax per day, over-sized vehicles additional $10.00. Parking rates are subject to change without notice.

AMENITIES:
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Barber Shop (+)
  • Business Center (+)
  • Cable
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coin Operated Laundry (+)
  • Dry Cleaning Service (+)
  • Fitness Facility
  • High Speed Internet (+)
  • In room Safe (+)
  • Ironing Board
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Phone with Voicemail
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service (+)
  • Sauna
  • Wireless Internet Access (+)
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 3645 reviews
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Submitted on 22-05-2016
We stayed here because we knew that union square is a very central place to access the best parts of San Francisco. The staff are helpful. The rooms are nice and clean and the complimentary wifi is fast and easy. The restaurant attached to the hotel was great also. Will stay nowhere else if visiting San Francisco again.
from Sheffield, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-05-2016
Everyone at the Handlery Union Square were absolutely wonderful, they were incredibly helpful and polite. We arrived here after getting married in Las Vegas a few days before and I'd emailed them prior to ensure we got a quiet room - they were incredibly accommodating and had upgraded our room and left us a bottle of sparkling wine and goodies which made us feel so special. The room was lovely and even though we were on the street side, we didn't find the noise bothered us at all. We had breakfa... Read more
from SoCal
Submitted on 23-05-2016
The Handlery is an older hotel with modern amenities and a top-notch staff. Every restaurant recommendation from the concierge was spot on.They have a pool, a gym, a garage attached to the hotel ( some other similarly priced hotels have parking - but it is a hike and on a cold, rainy, blustery day - that's not fun.). The hotel is very quiet, beds are comfortable, location is great, neighborhood safe ( not so a few block away). We could walk or take public transportation to just about everything.... Read more
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 25-05-2016
Hotel was in a good place just off Union Square, very close to all types of shopping and the bus tours. Was windy when you came out of hotel! Room was ok but the view was over roof space, check to seeps where you will be if you want a view but we didn't send much time in room anyway. Breakfast was very good, got vouchers for two days but assume this was due to the one lift not working, we did a lot of stair walking! Staff weren't very good at dealing with a request we made but it is a city.
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 25-05-2016
Rooms were adequate. Hotel was central to most attractions and very easy to get to transfers / transport. Plenty of good bars very close, and plenty of restaurants / eating choices close at hand. Good shopping close to hotel.
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Submitted on 05-06-2016
It was our 20th year anniversary and on our arrival we were greeted by the hotel manager. The location, the food and the staff are excellent. Lots of shops and great food is near by Iwould definitely recommend it.
from Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-06-2016
This was our last two days stop before returning home. The location was excellent ennabled us to easily visit all the attractions in San Francisco that we planned to see. Recommend by BA We were given a queen size room which included breakfast. The room on floor 27 was quiet being on the inside away from the main road however the view of course is not spectacular but for a purpose that suited. We were delighted to receive a bottle of bubbly from the Mr Handlery which was much appreciated. The l... Read more
from Aiea, Hawaii
Submitted on 06-06-2016
We enjoy staying at the Handlery with their friendly staff, Macy's discount, and proximity to the BART Powell Station, cable cars, and Muni bus and subway lines. Although they were experiencing problems with one of their elevators in the older part of the hotel, they opened up their service elevator to hotel guests. I was also amused by their providing of foam ear plugs for those not accustomed to "city noises" in some rooms close to the street. Overall, it is a good value for a premium locat... Read more
from San Clemente, California
Submitted on 06-06-2016
The first room we were given was fairly good size for an older, boutique type hotel but the view was directly into another room across the alley. Staff was glad to give us another room when asked but was sure to let us know that it was smaller and street noise could possibly be an issue for us. The room was smaller but very cozy with a very comfortable bed and the street noise did not affect our sleep at all. The location was great and we really enjoyed our stay. Parking is very expensive in SF... Read more
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Submitted on 06-06-2016
The hotel was at a great location. Everything was at a walking distance. Rooms very small. Out of two elevators one wasn't working at all times. Bed was uncomfortable, pillows were very smelly. First night I slept without pillow. For the next two night I covered the pillows with a bath towel, Shower had no pressure.The w The money you pay is only for the location. The three stars are for the location.
from Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-06-2016
We were here 3 nights in mid May, our room being in the "old" section. We must have got lucky as the room was a reasonable size as was the bathroom. We were also at the front, but didn't find it noisy. One of the lifts wasn't working, which made for a lengthy wait, but walking down was no hardship. We had breakfast included in our package, the servers being friendly, and efficient, coffee and food being delivered promptly. The hotel is well located, an easy and short walk from the BART, Muni, et... Read more
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 18-06-2016
Great staff. Very friendly and helpful. Super awesome location!!! Everything is within walking distance. You will be in the middle of the action! Only problem we ran into is we requested a queen bed and when we got to our room, the view was awful. We asked for a better view at the front desk, they mentioned all queen-bed rooms do not have a view. We stayed at room 807, don't stay there if u like having a view.
from Liverpool, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-06-2016
Initially we were given a room which we were not happy with, too noisy. we were offered another room , which was not a problem to the front desk staff Annell and Manny. But on looking at the rooms in the "newer" side of the hotel, shown to us by the delightful and helpful concierge Dale, we decided to upgrade, at a very reasonable price. The other concierge, John Wood was very helpful during our stay as were all the staff, with the exception of a very rude and sullen female table server.!! Grea... Read more
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 21-06-2016
The room was comfortable and the bed was king sized. The bathroom very small but in general the hotel is well located and the breakfast was enjoyable. Good service and most of the front desk staff was helpful and friendly.
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 21-06-2016
We stayed for a night on a family trip after the 14 hour flight from Sydney. The Handlery was recommended by a friend, and did not disappoint. Our room was ready early, the manager personally welcomed us, nice room with a great outlook down Cyril Magnim St. We may not have asked for much, but they delivered in spades - we will definitely stay next time we're in San Francisco.
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Submitted on 28-06-2016
Hello we went on a trip to San Francisco to have a romantic get away! Handlery was the best option. I have already stayed with them and this time they surprised us with a bottle of champagne and some goodies to celebrate our anniv. The hotel has its special victorian charm! Has the best location just couple of steps away from Union Square. Lots of delicious restaurants ( try the brunch at taylor street coffee shop) and great shops. But the best part is that the hotel is infront of the cable c... Read more
from Durham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 30-06-2016
Here with my family celebrating 25 years of marriage. Hotel is quite old but rooms are modern and clean. The toilet overflowed first and second night, my husband sorted it out. We had paid for breakfast but then informed it was only for the adults not the children ... Might have been beneficial to be told this before our arrival. The cleaning staff are fab this can not be said for the reception staff who were quite disappointing .. I would not recommend.
from Lincolnshire
Submitted on 30-06-2016
I loved this hotel. You can't beat the location and considering you are slap bang in the middle of union square the room was really quiet at night. We had a 5th floor room in the 'old' block which had a big bay window. The room was a typical cosy city hotel room not super modern but still lovely. The bed was really comfy and I slept really well. The hotel also leave you a welcome pack when you first arrive with nuts, crisps etc and we even got Champagne as we were on our honeymoon, a great perso... Read more
from
Submitted on 01-07-2016
This was for a short layover. The room was tiny and had a wet carpet! Not enough space for luggage and humans in the room. The bathroom was small but functional. The concierge was friendly. The curtains were so thin, they had no purpose. The breakfast was as big and tasty.
from Doncaster, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-07-2016
Couldn't be better placed in San Francisco all areas are quite near. The Hotel is in need of a refurb, but is still a good bet.The rooms are well decorated and clean Staff are very helpful. Good breakfast available, it was included in our deal and it set us up for the day.
from Broken Hill, Australia
Submitted on 02-07-2016
A very well located hotel, rooms are adequate, nothing over the top, bed was comfortable, make sure you ask for a room that doesn't front Geary Street, the noise isn't conducive to sleep. Value for money? Depends where you are from.
from Sunnyvale, California
Submitted on 02-07-2016
The room was quiet, and larger than we expected. The seating area was not squished by the beds. The hotel is older and has been updated over the years. The pool is surrounded by rooms, but in a quiet area. Its large enough to swim short laps. One end is a good depth for water exercise. Turns out all hotels near union square charge for parking ($40-$50/night range). We used the local radio special for the SF Giants, which includes free parking.
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Submitted on 02-07-2016
The Handlery was everything we needed it to be. We had a poolside balcony deluxe king room. Check out the heated pool! Totally worth a dip. Didn't eat there, as there are too many good eats out and about, but the staff were friendly and efficient. Easy access for hotel guests via the south side of the building was a plus, and so close to the major Powell street hub for all the trolleys, trains and buses!
from Linlithgow, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-07-2016
We had a great 2 night stay in this hotel. Our room was at the back so no view but the upside was it was very quiet. It was spacious & clean. All the staff were welcoming & friendly. The hotel is in an ideal location, right by Union Square & close to the cable cars & sightseeing buses. Would definitely stay again if in San Francisco
from Colombo, Sri Lanka
Submitted on 05-07-2016
We stayed here for 4 days. Great location, close to everything downtown. It's not a luxury hotel, but basics were there. We had the most hideous view. But we didn't spend much time at the hotel. Satisfactory service. Rooms were cleaned promptly, highly satisfied with that service! We had a deal so only paid approximately $100+/day. I wouldn't pay anything more for this. Room was quiet and air conditioner worked( I noticed a lot of guests had complained about this) The wifi connection was below ... Read more
from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Submitted on 05-07-2016
This hotel has been owned by the same family for a few generations and it shows. The staff are evidently well looked after and they look after the guests exceptionally well. My first room the queen bed was great for one but when my wife joined me they upgraded me to a two queen bedded room which was excellent for two. Location is also fabulous. I don't recommend the breakfast grill but there are excellent acai bowl, smoothie and coffee bars all over town.
from Belfast, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-07-2016
Initially I considered the nearby Marriott and Hilton for our stay but researching in a little more detail I discovered that they were both high rise monsters on a grand scale. Much as I love both brands my decision to stay at the Handlery was a good one. Check in was rushed as the two guys on duty at the front desk seemed to be overrun but we just went with the flow and our premier room looking out onto O'Farrell Street worked out well in that we could come and go quietly without going out of ... Read more
from Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-07-2016
My husband and I visited the Hotel from 16th to 21st June to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We stayed at the Hotel in 2014 and enjoyed it so much, it was not difficult to choose where to stay this time. On our arrival, Jon Handlery, the owner, came to welcome us personally and wished us an enjoyable stay which we thought was a very nice touch indeed. On arrival at our room, we were met with a bottle of bubbly and some sweet goodies which again was a very nice touch. We had breakfast e... Read more
from Lincoln, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-07-2016
Our room was in the Historic part of the hotel, very clean and comfortable. There was no view at all but we only used the room during evening as we were sightseeing. Street cars (public transport) was easily accessible as were taxi's ($16 to Fishermans Wharf). We were on the 4th floor and lift was a little slow during busy periods so if you are reliant on this either be patient or ask for a lower floor. Staff were charming and happy to help. Restaurant sends you back in time with black and ... Read more
from Sydney
Submitted on 10-07-2016
We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in January 2016 as the last stop on a 5 week US tour. Our rooms were at the front of the hotel which was an issue because of the noise from the street. The complimentary earplugs on the nightstand were a bit of a giveaway! On the first night an impromptu busking band set up on the corner and this combined with the general traffic noise made it impossible to get to sleep before 11.00pm. Thankfully it rained on nights 2 and 3 so the band was unable to perform!.... Read more
from Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Submitted on 13-07-2016
Amazing location right by Union Square. Fabulous concierge services. No views from Windows. Spotless rooms with excellent daily service. Nice outdoor area to relax in by pool. Attached restaurant served beautiful food with lovely service. Great value for money.
from Bucks,UK
Submitted on 13-07-2016
This hotel public areas are a bit dated but The Grill where you have breakfast has a great vibe and is decorated in dark colours great for meals at anytime, people can walk in off the street so always busy. The hotel has a pool which is such a treat for the a city. We've stayed here twice, the first room was dark and awful (334)but the second time it was room (747) amazing! This room is large with a seating area and table that seats four, there is a walk in wardrobe and bathroom, (this room is a... Read more
from Nahariya, Israel
Submitted on 15-07-2016
Location is perfect. Rooms are big and well equipped with Comfortable beds and big screen TV. The gym is good with quality devices. On top of all - very nice employees helped us a lot. Would come back here!
from Waipu, New Zealand
Submitted on 16-07-2016
The Handlery really surprised us. In a good way. The feel of the place is like an old 20's style hotel - but modern. Dark timbers, heavy drapes, lush pillows and bedding. We got adjoining rooms as travelling with teenagers. The space was fantastic. We looked and looked for something in a good location to accommodate us and just kept coming back to The Handlery as it ticked all the boxes. Its location in Union Square is great - surrounded by funky restaurants and eateries, plus shopping, plus Uni... Read more
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Submitted on 17-07-2016
Initial check in staff were found to be less then helpful, after problem with the number of breakfast vouchers being allocated, we were simply told to contact our own agent in the UK, even though our holiday voucher clearly showed the correct number. Hotel was used as a base, with location found to be good, being very close to the hub of Union Square, and a number of bars / restaurants within easy walking distance. Breakfast at the hotel was good with both traditional full american breakfast... Read more
from preston, lancashire
Submitted on 18-07-2016
Well located on Union Square. Rooms well equipped but walls quite thin. We stayed in a room with a pool view. Free breakfast which was plentiful. Reception staff helpful. Next to Lefty O'Douls bar which serves carvery style food daily from 7am.
from Dublin, Ireland
Submitted on 18-07-2016
The Handlery hotel is right in the heart of Union Square which is ideal for exploring. We had a queen size bed which was slightly uncomfortable. Our room was clean but the bathroom was tiny. Pillows were very small which made sleeping a little uncomfortable. We had breakfast included in the price which was a nice bonus and there were no complaints there. We also had dinner in the hotel and it was lovely too. The staff were pleasant, some more than others but I guess you get this everywhere... Read more
from Fayetteville, Arkansas
Submitted on 20-07-2016
One of the few heated pools in San Francisco, which you'll want because it's like 66 degrees in July, so this is well worth it for those traveling with kids. It was a great respite after a day of sight-seeing, very close to Union Square, tons of restaurants and cafes (not just Starbucks) within easy walking distance, not to mention the fabulous shopping and cable car access. Really, a great location to stay. The rooms are pretty much as pictured on Trip Advisor and the website. We had a king roo... Read more
from Wellington, New Zealand
Submitted on 20-07-2016
This hotel is right in the heart of the action at Union Square so it can be a little noisy. Very good location however. We stayed ond night and arrived late (after midnight due to a delayed flight). The room was spacious and we were hoping for a sleep in. This didnt happen as the previous occupant had set the alarm for 6am. Didnt enjoy an early wake up on our last day of our holiday. My husband also made a coffee for me in the room which leaked all over me due to a cracked coffee cup. The staff ... Read more
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Submitted on 21-07-2016
This hotel has modern updates today. Rooms are not large but nicely appointed. At the time we stayed it was not a full service hotel: No room service, no cancerage; things may have changed. It is centrally located to Union Square, Market Street, the Galleria.
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 22-07-2016
This was our first time in San Francisco so we were unsure where the best place was to stay. We were extremely pleased with the location on the hotel. Everything is within walking distance and we only took the Cable Cars once for the experience. Everywhere else we just walked to, even Fishermans Wharf. The hotel is smallish and the rooms look smaller than what was advertised (which is usually the case anyway). The staff were very friendly and helpful whenever approached. The only issue I had du... Read more
from Adelaide, Australia
Submitted on 22-07-2016
We were allowed to check in early after flying in from Australia. Our room was well-equipped, but looked out only to a light shaft. The lifts always came quickly, and staff were friendly and helpful. It was handy to many areas, such as Chinatown, shopping centres and the cable cars.
from Napier, New Zealand
Submitted on 25-07-2016
This hotel was warm comfortable and very convenient. Our room was lovely over looking the pool with a door opening onto the pool area. The staff were very helpful and professional and we felt very welcome from the start. Would recommend
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Submitted on 25-07-2016
The hotel itself is fine. Decent price, really lovely hotel, we had a wonderful view, I highly recommend the balcony rooms. Great people watching. Staff is attentive if that's what you want or they leave you alone if that's what you want. Quality bedding and mattress. The cable was surprisingly cheap. Just basic cable, not even HBO. If I can save even one, my sacrifice will have been worth it. Bring a sweater. San Francisco is like 30° cooler than the rest of the country, I'm not exaggeratin... Read more
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Submitted on 26-07-2016
Really the perfect location if you are a tourist in SF! Everything is easy to be reached if you are staying in handlery hotel. We really enjoyed our staying there. We were lucky to have a really huge room for two persons. It's not a a luxury hotel but it's more than satisfying for people like us who used the hotel as a place from where you go off to see other places. I really recommend it
from Limerick, Ireland
Submitted on 26-07-2016
This hotel is fabulous. Great service with friendly staff. The location is excellent in Union Square, great for exploring the rest of the city. The open top bus tour stop is across the street. The complimentary breakfast that we initially did not know about is a lovely gesture for guests.
from Worcester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-07-2016
I can't fault this hotel for a city central location. The rooms were great, everything you need including a safe, fridge and something to make a drink with. The situation is fantastic, just a short walk to Union Square and shops that make you wish you had won the lottery but great to look at! There is also a shuttle bus in the style of a cable car that is free and takes you down to fishermans wharf. Then ride the street car back all great experiences. We also walked back from the wharf up one of... Read more
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 28-07-2016
Checkin and checkout a breeze, has very friendly staff from cleaners to doormen. The room size was good, the bed very comfy. Didn't hear any street noise. Breakfast was delicious, there were 3 dishes to choose from: bacon and eggs, muesli and yoghurt, and waffles. We tried them all, loved them all, especially the waffles. The location is very central, easy to walk to everything or use public transport. This hotel suited our needs perfectly and would definitely stay here again.
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Submitted on 29-07-2016
Clean, modern room. Quite quiet despite close proximity to union square. Excellent location for exploring. Pool is a nice touch - perfect for cooling off after a day exploring the city. Bar is good, and the restaurant served good food (although I'd argue nothing special)
from Victoria, Australia
Submitted on 29-07-2016
The Handlery Union Square is a lovely hotel nestled in the bustling Geary Street /Union Square area. It's location seemed central to all the San Francisco attractions with easy access to public transport. The staff are friendly and very helpful. The pool is heated and the courtyard lovely for R&R. We had a premier room on the 4th floor. This was large and well equipped with a balcony that overlooked the courtyard and pool. I would imagine the 1st floor with direct access to the pool may hav... Read more
from Pennsylvania
Submitted on 30-07-2016
Spent one night at the Handlery Union Square prior to checking in to my weeklong stay at my timeshare. Got a good deal on travelzoo for a room with a double bed. Hotel was in an excellent location in Union Square. Easily accessible from BART, which I took from SF airport. Check in was easy & staff very friendly. My room was on the 6th floor. Elevators came quickly; never had a long wait. Room was a decent size & had mini fridge & coffee maker. Plenty of towels & beauty/shower supplies. ... Read more
from Weymouth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-08-2016
Arrived at San Francisco airport from New York and transferred to the Handlery hotel by limo, it was getting late but our greeting by the reception staff was excellent and much to our surprise they had upgraded our room. The room in fact was a suite and it was superb, much better than our hotel in NY and it was good to retire for a good nights sleep after a long and tiring trip. The next morning we had a good breakfast in the hotel before heading for Fisherman's wharf and the other sights of San... Read more
from United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-08-2016
This hotel is in a great location. Staff were helpful & friendly & the room was beautifully clean. The only downside was that the bathroom was tiny but nevertheless it was also very clean. I old definitely recommend this hotel as a base for sightseeing. Also great value breakfast
from Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-08-2016
My husband and I stayed at the Handerly for 6 nights from 21st July. We were given a room upgrade as it was our 40th wedding anniversary. Our room was on the 8th floor so we did not get much traffic noise. The room was clean although the bathroom probably could do with an update. Breakfast was very good but you have to be down early to avoid having to wait. The staff were efficient but sometimes came across as brusque as they were so busy. All the other staff were friendly and helpful. T... Read more
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 03-08-2016
The Handlery is in a convenient location, close to the shopping district, cable car and tourist buses. If that's all you're looking for then you will be happy, however we were looking for more! We booked well in advance but were allocated a room facing Geary Street, the light poured in through the closed Venetian blinds (no drapes) and the music from the busker on the street three floors below was as loud as if he was in the room with us, and the music from the adjoining room (separated only b... Read more
from scotland
Submitted on 04-08-2016
We were visiting our son in San Francisco and as he only has a small one room apartment we booked into the Handlery in Union Square .The main entrance to the hotel is in Geary Street but the room we had was at the back in O Farrell street . We had a room on the sixth floor 662 with a balcony which you could sit out on on an evening and had a good view which we enjoyed.
from Boston, Massachusetts
Submitted on 04-08-2016
We stayed here for one night after a Sonoma vacation and it was sub-par. The hotel needs some major updates such as the AC in the rooms and the bathrooms. The bathroom was so tiny you could barely move around. It was turned all the way down and it was still hot and sticky in the room. Luckily we didn't spend much time in the room. Also, the workout room, half of the equipment was not functioning properly. I would not stay here again until they update.
from Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-08-2016
Great location, close to Union Square. Room was good, clean and tidy. Bathroom was adequate. Only downside was that it was on the front of Geary Street so was very noisy, hence the hotel provided ear plugs. Once I put these in it was fine. Breakfast was lovely. Also ate an evening meal in The Daily Grill which is where they serve breakfast which too was very nice.Staff very helpful. Would recommend staying here. Had a great time in San Francisco.
from New Zealand
Submitted on 07-08-2016
We stayed for three nights at the Handley. Location was good. Our room was on the 3rd floor overlooking Geary Street. We were told if it was too noisy to let them know and we could change rooms. We had just come off a 14 hour plane flight, so first night heard nothing. Second night the noise was pretty bad but we managed to sleep. The light comes in thru the wooden venetian blinds, but the size of the room was adequate for our use. If you don't book in for breakfast you can expect a long wa... Read more
from East Harling, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-08-2016
We stayed (2 adults, 2 teens) at the hotel at the start of July, there for the 4th July. On arriving outside (after a hair-raising taxi ride from the airport with a kamikaze driver!) we were met by a staff member, with a luggage trolley straight away. We were shown to the reception, and check-in took minutes. Our room was in the older side, with a view of Macy's roof - we had no problem with looking out over the rooftops, it was all quirky to us as our first USA trip. The room was spacious eno... Read more
from Adelaide, Australia
Submitted on 08-08-2016
Husband and I stayed a couple of nights. Took Bart to Powell St from airport. No more than 10 min walk. Union Sq is a great spot to start your bus tour from or catch a cable cart or shop. Hotel located well. Amenities ok. Our room was on 4th floor away from busy Geary st. Room 447. Would recommend although for price think they could have added some sort of breakfast. We headed around the corner to Ballini's
from Tynemouth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-08-2016
Good size double double. Ideal for 2 adults and 2 teenagers. Very helpful staff. Perfect location, near trams, trolleys, tours, shops and restaurants. Special mention to John the Concierge for fantastic customer service. He kindly forwarded our left bag on to us on a next day. Above and beyond duty and we are forever grateful. What an excellent employee. Thank you very very much John!
from Dublin, Ireland
Submitted on 09-08-2016
We both had a Lovely stay here and even bettwe had an upgraded room for my boyfriends birthday which was a huge suite and this really made our stay so thank you. Hotel is central,clean and the food is nice. San Francisco is such a lovely place and I think the Handley should be on your list when looking for somewhere to stay.
from Brighton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-08-2016
This a 100 year old hotel, with a "premier" new section behind it, which is not new, nor in my opinion is it "premier" We were in the historic part, were given room 217 first which was dark with frosted windows, 2 mins in there was enough to have me back at the front desk. I was offered 702, a high historic room or another in the "premier" section for which I would have to pay more... The premier room was the same as 217 with more room, but so dark and oppressive. 702 was physically smaller, to... Read more
from Bath
Submitted on 12-08-2016
4 nights as a start of a 3 week road trip round the western USA. Room was in a quiet bit of the hotel, overlooking the pool. Decor of the hotel and rooms a bit jaded but clean. Lighting in the room pretty dim. Air con ok but a bit noisy; patio doors open up onto a walkway so the balcony is fairly public. Hotel has no restaurant but the Daily Grill has a door into the hotel. Beds pretty comfortable
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 12-08-2016
A traditional San Francisco hotel right in the heart of Unions Square. Close to everything and close to transportation (trolly) if you want to venture out to other parts of the city. The pool was awesome too. Not too often you find a pool like that in downtown San Fran. Walking distance to AT&T Park also... Go Giants! In the room you had air-conditioning, cable TV, and regular sized bathroom that was clean, and free wifi. There is a bag check too if you need to check out, but want to spend ... Read more
from Doncaster, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-08-2016
However you know its going to be noisey when they provide ear plugs next to the bed! Its a nice hotel and good clean rooms, but old and the public spaces, lifts and corridoors very tired. Good outside space and pool which is quite rare wheb so central. Would reomend if not looking for luxury.
from
Submitted on 12-08-2016
Our first trip to Cali after a long flight we arrive at the hotel , and the staff at check in says...."Name, ID, credit card,." No "hello welcome to the Handlery." Wow what a welcome! Since it was late we were the only ones checking in so its not like they were busy. It gets worse. The elevator was broken and since no one offered to take our luggage we lugged it up two flights of stairs ourselves. Nice. Call me crazy but when going on vacation I expect the staff to be pleasant and helpfu... Read more
from Leeds, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-08-2016
We stayed here for 3 nights and it is a good base for exploring San Fran. Union Square is on your doorstep. Chinatown is only 10 mins walk away and the pier is a 30 minute walk or short bus/tram ride. So much to do and see here (be prepared for the weather though - we weren't). Good breakfast included although had to wait quite a while one day. Room was small but comfortable. The service here (particularly from the concierge) was really good.
from Leeds, United Kingdom
Submitted on 14-08-2016
We were delighted to find a bottle of champagne waiting for us in the room on arrival as it was our silver wedding anniversary! It was great to be able to check in early at around 12 as it meant we could leave our stuff in the room and head out into the city straight away. The location of the hotel could not have been better - right on Union Square and I the heart of Downtown. Parking was expensive at over $50 per night so we prebooked parking in an independent on Sutter St round the corner for ... Read more
from Sidcup, UK
Submitted on 16-08-2016
We had a very nice, large room and the beds were comfy and the room was clean, with decent air con. We'd spent a long time researching hotels in San Francisco, and this seemed to have everything we needed- breakfast included, a gym, pool, sauna and centrally located. In reality, the breakfast vouchers for the complimentary breakfast were for a very limited selection (3 choices) which sounds really picky but after a week it gets constricting so we went out for breakfast. The gym was small and th... Read more
from Tiptree, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-08-2016
Hotel staff were friendly and hotel in a great location just down from Union Square. Rooms a little dated but clean and comfortable - apparently the newer wing is fresher, but I cannot personally confirm this. Complimentary breakfast for adults (had to pay for our daughter) at Daily Grill is limited but useful when unsure of the area and there are other options you can purchase. Pool is a useful bonus.
from
Submitted on 17-08-2016
Located deep in the city a few minutes walk from Union Square, this hotel has a seriously Franciscan style feel to it all (like in the movies etc.). The hotel has a lavish lobby that includes friendly staff who are happy to assist you with everyday needs. To be honest, the hotel lacks decent signage to where you want to go; it looks smaller on the outside than it actually is and we got lost numerous times but eventually found our way back to our room. The room was fairly small and overlook th... Read more
from Cypress, California
Submitted on 17-08-2016
This is an older hotel....I like to call it "classic". The rooms are a little smaller and the hotel lighting is dimmer. However, it reminds me of old Hollywood. The location seriously can not be beat if you want to do anything downtown. There is a park a few hundred feet out the door that has different live performances. It's walking distance to a Simon Mall and many stores and restaurants. There is a pool which I would wager to say is hard to come by in San Francisco. The hotel restaurant provi... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 07-09-2016
I was a little nervous about The Handlery after reading that it was an old, renovated building with small rooms, but the price was right and I booked it. We were there for 5 nights in August and tourist season was in full swing. The lobby was so busy, the concierge was swamped and the desk clerks could hardly keep up with the onslaught of tour buses arriving. That said, once we settled in to our very tiny room with no view, we found it to be a clean and quiet refuge from the craziness of Union S... Read more
from County Laois, Ireland
Submitted on 07-09-2016
We stayed here on our honeymoon. Great location with great views of Union Square. The hotel has loads of character, the room was small but lovely. We received a lovely welcome gift of champagne and nibbles, such a thoughtful gesture. We also received complimentary breakfast each morning which was delicious. My only slight complaint was that it was extremely noisy until the early hours of the morning with street noise. Saying that however it would not stop me staying here again I really enjoyed i... Read more
from Salinas, California
Submitted on 07-09-2016
Very good two-night stay at the Handlery. Perfect location--right on Union Square. Very clean with very good staff. Would stay there again. A very good hotel is attached to the hotel--Daily Grill. Easy to walk to events and sights. Near cable car. Priced right for San Francisco.
from
Submitted on 07-09-2016
Wow what a great place to eat, fish & chips is a must! Lovely surroundings and really nice place to eat. Staff are great and really pleasant, chicken pie and home made burgers are really good too. Reasonable priced along with the drinks makes for a pleasant evening
from Herne Bay, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-09-2016
We stayed in the Handlery for 5 nights. The hotel has character & we stayed in one of the historic rooms. The queensize bed was comfortable & the room contained: fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, TV, free safe (with a key!), alarm clock, good bathroom facilities. We took advantage of the Daily Grill where free breakfast was provided. Full American breakfast filled us up for most of the day. We used the gym a few times too and this is where we got our water for the day from! The hotel has ... Read more
from Valentine
Submitted on 11-09-2016
The worst hotel for size I have ever stayed in!!! My husband and friends and I have just come on off a 6 week tour of Canada and Alaska and have stayed in some lovely hotels and some beautiful heritage hotels with very small rooms and they were ok. But here! I don't even have space in the bathroom for my, nor my husbands, toothbrush! And I have to dry myself in the room because I cannot fit in the bathroom! No AC so the window is open for fresh air along with all the street noise including ca... Read more
from
Submitted on 12-09-2016
We stayed here as part of our honeymoon trip from the UK. This is a hotel that has the "old fashioned" feel to it. Sadky a little too old fashioned. The windows are single glazed and our first room was on the maim road with ear plugs to sleep. I asked to move room which was no problem. Everything seemed run down and dated. The hotel was in the perfect spot though. Breakfast was nice where you get a voucher to eat a set menu. The breakfast was sufficent and kept you going all day. Just ensure you... Read more
from Portland, Oregon
Submitted on 12-09-2016
Great one. Location perfect. Room very nice and clean. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Only thing wrong was water pressure in shower. I highly recommend for bussiness and other. The gym is ok. There is no included breakfast
from Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-09-2016
Location of hotel is superb, very short walk from union square and a good central location for hop-on hop-off buses etc. Rooms can be noisy up til about 11 o'clock but ear plugs are supplied. Biggest complaint about the hotel was the breakfast service. Included in our stay was a voucher for a choice of 3 breakfast options. This worked fine on the Friday but on Saturday and Sunday there was a wait of at least 25 minutes before you were seated at a table and your order taken. On the Saturday we... Read more
from
Submitted on 13-09-2016
Excellent location for union square and all the shops. Rooms were tidy but quite dusty. Breakfast was included in our room rate which was really good and set us up for the day. Close to Powell street where the cable car runs. Staff were courteous and efficient.
from england
Submitted on 14-09-2016
The room was great , nice and roomy ( we kindly got upgraded for no extra fee when we checked in ) . Room had a balcony overlooking the pool . Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful . We were right in the middle of the shopping district and near the tram stop which we used a few times when we were tired of all the walking ( it's a very hilly city ! ) . Loved our stay in San Francisco it was so interesting . Visited Alcatraz , had a guided bike tour across the Golden Gate Bridge , walked thro... Read more
from Truckee, California
Submitted on 15-09-2016
Very nice and easy check in. Front desk employee was helpful and cheerful. Good location and close to shopping, cable car, and attractions. Clean rooms. Easy valet parking. Rooms are a little noisy, which is to be expected in the city.
from Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-09-2016
Not a great hotel, considering the competition they have. The Handlery hotel is trading on past reputation and does not live up to its billing. Almost all of the staff have 'attitude'. Unusually for American service industry personnel, the Handlery's employees have an air of superiority, bordering on disdain and that applies across all areas. The waiting staff at breakfast were almost all rude and treated us like second class citizens, possibly because we were staying on B&B deal and therefore h... Read more
from Bexhill, East Sussex
Submitted on 16-09-2016
Stayed at the Handlery at the start of 16 nights touring. The hotel is well placed for sight seeing and right next to main cable car route. All staff very helpful and friendly. We had bed and breakfast deal which was a good way to start the day. The rooms over looking the street can be noisy owing to old windows but soon got used to it. Would definately stay again if in San Francisco.
from Albury, Australia
Submitted on 16-09-2016
Great location next to Union Square and close to cable cars and Maceys. Our room was lovely, spacious and clean but unfortunately we had no view out our windows. I would stay here again as the hotel has an old fashioned ambience and very helpful staff. The bar next door is fantastic. I would upgrade next time to secure a room with a view.
from
Submitted on 17-09-2016
Historic building. Decor certainly not modern but we liked it as it suited the building. Block out curtains were super effective. Great location to either walk most places or get cable car. No tea making facilities in the room- but a call to housekeeping and a kettle & tea delivered to the room super quick.
from staten island ny
Submitted on 18-09-2016
We stayed in the original, historic Handlery. Room was comfortable, staff extremely helpful. We were able to see all the sights we planned on 4 days pre-cruise. Used BART from SFO to Powell Street. Found a convenient Walgreen's which had very reasonable snacks and breakfasts.
from
Submitted on 19-09-2016
We came here for our honeymoon and were blown away by the hospitality of the staff. Gina at check in was very friendly and welcoming. We were given an upgraded room to the garden suite on the top floor which was absolutely amazing and more than we expected. After this we were also given a complimentary bottle of champagne from the manager Alexander (twice actually). We'd like to thank them for making this a special getaway! On top of all this we received food vouchers for breakfast at the daily... Read more
from Leeds, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-09-2016
Visited a week ago and was very impressed,very good reception staff and a good concierge.This hotel must be one of the few in union sq with a pool, breakfast was good so was service overall a very good hotel.
from Port Macquarie, Australia
Submitted on 19-09-2016
I would highly recommend staying at the Handlery Hotel in Union Square. Great location and daily breakfast was included. Rooms whilst compact were clean and well maintained . Close to shops and restaurants.
from
Submitted on 20-09-2016
Great location for the historic tram to the Bay, (must do holding on to the outside) hop on hop off bus tours, Macy's shopping (must do cheesecake on top level) and city heart. Very short walk from garage entrance to coffee, food and Walgreens for family food supplies 24 hours for that late arrival. Jacks burgers very close for the midnight arrival dinner. We had a pool view room with 2 queen beds to sleep the 4 of us. Breakfast continental the pick of free voucher option for good food start to ... Read more
from
Submitted on 20-09-2016
Stayed at the Handlery for 4 nights, great location. The hotel needs a face lift, and the staff need to be more friendly, otherwise it's a good place to stay. Had breakfast next door where the staff were on the verge of rude.
from Edinburgh
Submitted on 21-09-2016
Stayed at the Handlery for 5 nights on a recent 3 week trip to the US with the family. It was probably the cheapest place we stayed but turned out to be oustanding value. The hotel is in a great location, just off Union Square. It is a little dated but the rooms are large, very clean and very comfortable with outstanding beds. Lots of free tea and coffee and water every day. The staff are superb and very welcoming. Both concierges are very helpful and knowlegable and one went out of his way to s... Read more
from Ayr
Submitted on 21-09-2016
We recently stayed at this hotel and while it has a great location for exploring the city, I felt it was in need of a bit of a makeover. We paid quite a lot for the 4 nights we stayed here, but as always this is the case with city centre hotels. Room was always cleaned well, but just felt a bit tatty. Was a convenient base for going out and about, but probably wouldn't stay again.
from Tacoma, WA
Submitted on 22-09-2016
Located in the heart of Union Square. We stayed in the newer part of the hotel and were very pleased with the room's layout. The bed was very comfortable and so was the rollaway bed! It was a best deal by far in the area. If we ever go back to San Fran we will definitely stay here again.
from Paris, France
Submitted on 25-09-2016
The hotel is a little tired, but it was a lovely stay. The location is perfect, right by Union Square, on the cable car route, hop on/hop off tours start on corner and busses and taxis are plentiful. The staff seemed pleasant, except for one afternoon concierge. Our room was a little small, but still comfortable and clean. We felt the price was quite reasonable considering the location.
from
Submitted on 25-09-2016
This is an old fashioned type of hotel but good nevertheless. Sprawling. Had a lovely room on the front street. This meant it was terrifically noisy with traffic noise, general hub-bub and the homeless music band on the street corner drumming away. The hotel know this and kindly provide ear plugs which is a nice touch. Once in, it's fine. Blackout curtains rather than Venetian blinds would have been a good addition however. Fantastic location right in the centre. Good check in and concierge. Goo... Read more
from Reading, Berks
Submitted on 26-09-2016
Stayed for 6 nights and had a wonderful stay. I had asked for a quiet room and that's what I got, on the 4th floor with no street noise so was able to sleep soundly especially after such a long flight. The Reception staff were very welcoming and the Bellboy took our luggage up to our room on arrival. We were given breakfast vouchers which we used in the daily grill which was next to the hotel, we were only given 6 vouchers to begin with and didn't realize it wasn't per room but per person so on ... Read more
from Knutsford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-09-2016
San Francisco was our last stop on a very busy 3 week holiday trip around California , Arizona and Nevada. We had an amazing time so it was very unfortunate that our last stop at the Handlery Hotel was so disappointing. The rooms were dusty although the bathrooms were clean. The staff on reception were not very welcoming at all even though we were the only ones checking in at that time. Worst were the meet and greeters at the restaurant for breakfast. They made people queue for ages without offe... Read more
from skövde
Submitted on 26-09-2016
The location is absolutely perfect, but it is rather expensive and we had a car and it cost us a fortune to park it for three days. A lot of breakfast places nearby and the "hop on hop off bus" stays almost outside the hotel.
from Havant, United Kingdom
Submitted on 30-09-2016
Stayed here for a week, the location is perfect for Union Square, although rooms at the front of the hotel are meant to be noisy, luckily my room was at the back but view was of another building. Rooms are cleaned everyday and there is plenty of hot water, there is even a retractable washing line in the shower which came in handy. Free. WiFi in the room although you had to reregister every 24 hours.
from Calgary, Canada
Submitted on 30-09-2016
This hotel is rated 3 stars however we paid and stayed in premier tower and i would say it is 4 star for sure. This hotel offers a large room with a balcony as well as everything you need for a holiday. Housecoats,fridge,coffee maker and more all make this a great vacation . Check in was prompt and staff friendly and the resturant here is fantastic.
from Ferndale, California
Submitted on 30-09-2016
This review is long overdue. For our anniversary this year before a multi-week trip to Europe, I had booked my wife and I at the Intercontinental San Francisco, but changed at the last minute to the Handlery Hotel. We had anticipated having a leisurely drive to the Bay and a nice evening in the city. However, that all went out the window when I realized that my passport was going to be invalid according to Italian regulations. This was two days before our flight left. So instead of heading to ... Read more
from Gurgaon, India
Submitted on 01-10-2016
We were three adults and booked a room with two double beds. The room was in the "Heritage" side of the hotel facing O'Farrell. Pretty satisfied with the stay; the room was clean and comfortable with all necessary amenities and wifi was decent (although one needs to log in afresh every day). The location is spot on for Union Square, shops, restaurants, cable car etc. Didn't try the food at the hotel as there are a bunch of diners, cafes etc within walking distance. Starbucks right across on the ... Read more
from Auckland, New Zealand
Submitted on 01-10-2016
Brilliant location right on Union Sq and close to Market St. Very comfortable hotel and very friendly staff especially John the Concierge. Hugely knowledges and great explanations. Other front office team very good also. Well recommended.
from
Submitted on 09-10-2016
Older-style hotel with enough charm to overcome slight shabbiness. Comfortable rooms are quiet: although next to the elevators we didn't hear them. A nice touch is cucumber-flavoured water in the lobby. Huge plus is Macy's is one block away. Breakfast is OK.
from principal@campbellsbay.school.nz
Submitted on 11-10-2016
The Good Hotel Outstanding location. Outstanding concierge in John. Really knows his stuff. Helpful and detailed information delivered in a most understated manner. Worth his weight in gold to a first time visitor to the city. Staff are generally pleasant although bar service is off hand. Room is large with plenty of space for two suitcases and clothing to be hung up. The breakfast options are limited but are acceptable while the attached grill serves basic faire at a reasonable price. The Bad... Read more
from abersoch
Submitted on 11-10-2016
We stayed here as the first stop on a road trip through California. The hotel is very central which is ideal and it clearly has a lot of history. Room was comfortable and clean but overlooked an inner service court yard and was so small you almost have to turn sideways to walk past the bed! Check in was a bit slow but it was busy to be fair. Good for a city centre hotel, did feel expensive for the size of the room, but because of its location we spent all day in the city anyway! The restaurant/... Read more
from Las Vegas, Nevada
Submitted on 11-10-2016
We stayed in the newer part of the hotel overlooking the swimming pool. The deluxe queen room was extremely spacious with the most comfortable beeds. The coffee making machine was pretty useless and the water never really got past luke warm so that was disappointing, as was the la k of decent TV channels. Having said that, the hotel is in an ex ellent location for shops, eateries and transport, including the old wooden trollies and the hop-on, hop-off bus trips. The safety box was a very decent ... Read more
from
Submitted on 12-10-2016
In a great location close to downtown, lots of restaurants and shopping, and public transit. Hotel has a nice historic feel to it. It's not modern, but not too dated either. Friendly staff and everything is well kept.
from Louisville, Kentucky
Submitted on 12-10-2016
I did book a 'premier' room while attending a conference in San Francisco. The room was large, comfortable, and clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. I liked the small gym which had maybe three treadmills, and a couple of elliptical's as well as a few weights - all I needed. The rooms was right next to the pool and I wasn't so keen on so many people walking by glass doors, but probably great for a family wanting easy access to the pool. The hotel is right in Union Square. Great shopping and ea... Read more
from Burbank, California
Submitted on 12-10-2016
Clean hotel, friendly staff - and centrally located. Parking at the Union Square garage will be mire cost efficient than the hotel offered valet parking. Nice room for a family of four. If they had a nice breakfast restaurant would be great, the associated restaurant next door was not so convenient, as packed with walk in customers. Just explore the nearby Starbucks - there's plenty around.
from
Submitted on 12-10-2016
We stayed at the Handlary Union Sq for 3 nights. The location was perfect. The room was small and the bed was small for 2 people. The hospitality was nice, and the team was good. I will recommend to people to stay there if the price will be cheaper.
from
Submitted on 13-10-2016
Booked 3rd Party and was provided full-sized bed. Upgrade to King size was uncharged $20 per night for 6 nights. Room was small, a little dusty, mediocre view. Bathroom needs better ventilation and small enough to bump your head when leaning over the sink, shower needs better water pressure. Elevator was under maintenance. Use Uber/Lyft to avoid the parking fees. Concierge in lobby was helpful. Front desk allowed earlier check-in since room was available. Walk a little further for better breakfa... Read more
from Warrington, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-10-2016
Just off Union Square and so easily accessible for everything down town has on offer. The area is a bit rough at night with a street full of down and outs yards from the front door. Our room was pleasant with all expected amenities. We were a bit disappointed by the concierge who whilst helpful enough wasn't as forthcoming as he might have been with information ( we got lost one day and called into another hotel who's concierge was a mine of useful information on the city). The breakfast wa... Read more
from Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-10-2016
Whilst they are a number of down and outs and beggars nearby, the room we got although it was at the side and so was a bit quieter, the room was big enough for the two of us. breakfast was good and loved the crispy bacon, although did not get offered a top up of orange juice, concierge was helpful, confirming our pick up and even had some stamps so we could post inland mail
from
Submitted on 19-10-2016
Stayed here twice,both times its impressed.Very good central location in the city on union square with many shops restaurants/diners,car hire only a street away so a great start or end for a road trip,also has parking on site if just passing through.Great value.Nice clean rooms,welcoming friendly staff.
from
Submitted on 19-10-2016
Clean and tidy and located right on Union Square. Pool is only a few inches deep, but there is free wifi and the staff are friendly. Not luxury but comfortable and good for a couple of nights. Near the Apple store
from Namsos, Norway
Submitted on 20-10-2016
Nice hotel centraly located near Union Square. Close to shopping, eating and more. Hotel is nice, large rooms, large beds, very quite at night, but very small bathroom. The staff is very friendly and the service is superb.
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Submitted on 22-10-2016
Decent hotel in good location, easy access for Union Square and the trams to the Wharf. Hotel clean, staff friendly, unfortunately we had a room above the lobby and we were kept awake most of the night with horns beeping and the garbage trucks coming around very loudly emptying the bins. Our friends had a room at the back upstairs and did not experience any of this!
from Bo'ness, United Kingdom
Submitted on 22-10-2016
Check staff were bored looking, not very helpful and the walk to our room was unappealing at the very least, room was ok but dark, could have done with brightening up, breakfast was included in the price and was very good, reasonably clean albeit a bit shabby in places, reception said we had been upgraded but would not like to have seen type of room we were meant to get
from Rugby
Submitted on 23-10-2016
The Handlery is idealy situated on Union Square. It is a little dated but the staff were really helpful. Rooms were a little dusty but bed linen was bright and clean. The breakfast was ok but be prepared to wait if it is busy. We stayed for 3 nights. Try and book a room facing away from the main road as windows are only single glazed and it is very noisy at the front. The hotel provide guests with earplugs for those with main road facing rooms. There are alot of homeless people around Union... Read more
from
Submitted on 25-10-2016
The Handlery is on Union Square so very close to everything. A short walk to the f-line tram stop and the cable cars and a 40 minute walk to the pier. Right next to all the major shops and Westfield. The room was clean and beds comfortable however, like everywhere we stayed in the US, use lamps as their only lighting in the rooms - makes it feel very dark. Breakfast was included with our stay but be prepared for a wait for a table as it is also a popular restuarant. We could only choose from 3 ... Read more
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Submitted on 25-10-2016
Booked this hotel wanting a central location to see all the sites this amazing city has to offer. The hotel did not disappoint in any way. Gives easy access to the trams, shops and the ability to walk to most of the sites. A thoroughly enjoyable three nights, wished it had been longer. We had breakfast included which was lovely with a decent choice - the service was brilliant. The rooms are good and very clean, if you are a light sleeper the hotel give you ear plugs as you will hear noise from t... Read more
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Submitted on 27-10-2016
My husband and I spent three nights at the Handlery mid October and we had a great stay! The hotel is a work in progress....slightly shabby round the edges! but the staff were marvellous. However I was very surprised at breakfast (which is limited) that I was refused a cup of tea after I had had a coffee. I was told that as I had coffee to begin with I could not change my mind? "Disappointing" Located in the heart of town the Handlery is an ideal place to use as a base and enjoy the Sights and ... Read more
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Submitted on 27-10-2016
I checked in on 17 Oct and out on 21 Oct 2016. I loved my room in the Heritage Section..it was spacious, clean and my bed, soooooo comfortable. The Grill was a great spot for the odd Margarita and snack at Happy Hour especially after a day of touring the city. Bar staff couldn't be any more friendlier. Well done. The hotel is on Union Square which means close to so much, shops, tours stops, restaurants. Also, a special mention to Dale at the Concierge Desk who was most helpful when I wasn't s... Read more
from Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-10-2016
nice area close to union square and china town staff friendly and helpful, breakfast was included for us but we were due to leave early but they provided us with some cereal and yoghurt to help us on our way
from Irvine, CA
Submitted on 01-11-2016
I stayed her for business in early November, 2016 - the hotel was chosen for us as part of the meeting. The hotel is a renovated, historic property, but the renovation simply put fresh paint and carpets into the old building. You have a choice of street view rooms, with single pane glass and all the street noises, or a gloomy air shaft room that is quiet but not very charming. The rooms are small and the HVAC extraordinarily noisy. The entire building has a faint, unpleasant smell that I found b... Read more
from
Submitted on 02-11-2016
We stayed at this hotel for three days in October as part of a fly drive, the hotel was clean and comfortable, the staff were very warm and friendly (we had a good chat with Jay on reception about the Giants) it's in quite a central location. The restaurant is ok, but does get busy (with hotel guests and walk ins) so would recommend booking for breakfast / dinner to avoid waiting around.
from Bedford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-11-2016
We stayed here for four nights at the end of October on recommendation from a friend of ours in UK. As we pulled up in our shared shuttle from the airport our cases were whisked away and we were checked in promptly. We had a room overlooking the swimming pool, not the best view, but it avoided the traffic noise that a room adjacent to the street would have had, so was nice and quiet. Good sized room with all the usual amenities. We did not use the restaurant but went out for breakfast and dinner... Read more
from County Cork, Ireland
Submitted on 03-11-2016
Stayed here for 2 days. Right in the centre of the city. It's a tram ride or a taxi ride distance from Pier 33 and Fisherman's Wharf. The tram is a must do at least once! Great views. The hotel offers a heated outdoor swimming pool and a gym. Our room was a historic queen and it was incredibly spacious overlooking the pool. We had a seating area as well as a dressing table area and a nice bathroom. Everything was clean and modernised. The breakfast was also lovely. The staff were friendly and t... Read more
from Abbeville, Alabama
Submitted on 03-11-2016
I thought I had made reservations through the hotel, but I had made them via Expedia. My cousins made theirs through the hotel, and their experience was totally different. They received a welcome package, a 20% off coupon for the bar, complimentary morning newspaper. When we asked for a morning paper, we were told "if there is an extra one." I assume because of Expedia, we were treated like "the ugly step children." And... they paid less than we did and did not have to pay in full when the reser... Read more
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Submitted on 03-11-2016
Great location, however quiet old!! Can hear the neighbors talk at night and no good if your a light sleeper as you will awake to emergency services sirens all night. Housekeeping ladies are really nice and understanding!!
from Kahului, Hawaii
Submitted on 03-11-2016
We stayed at the Westin St Francis last year and were looking for something smaller this trip. SO glad we found the Handlery. Location is awesome. We were in a premium room which was worth the sort of wonky way you have to get there (down a hall, up some stairs, past the pool to an elevator). The room was huge and we loved having a sliding door (French balcony) which was great to get the sounds and smells of the city! The staff were great (special kudos to the Filipino Valet...loved talking... Read more
from Stockholm, Sweden
Submitted on 03-11-2016
One of the most disappointing hotel experiences I have had in recent years. This hotel is long overdue for a major renovation. Everything breathed of the 1970s or perhaps even the 1960s except for the WiFi, which worked well. Disgusting carpets in the rooms, dirty windows and a horrible bathroom. The location is however quite good.
from Poole, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-11-2016
The hotel is well situated and we stayed there for four nights in October on the start of a near three week trip to California. We were allocated rooms in the old part of the hotel and they are in need of refurbishment. The bed was very comfortable but smaller than the norm for a US hotel, but the air conditioning unit in the room was very noisy. Surprisingly it was needed as the temperatures was in the high 80's for our entire stay. The bathroom definitely needs an upgrade as well. The water pr... Read more
from
Submitted on 06-11-2016
Perfectly situated. Efficiently run with friendly staff. RIght near the action of Union Square, but proximity to everything more than made up for some city noisiness. this is an independent family-owned hotel with little of the cookie cutter feel of the big chains.
from Armagh, United Kingdom
Submitted on 09-11-2016
Perfectly situated for exploring the city , plenty of bars and restaurants within a short walk , was very impressed by incredibly friendly and helpful staff . Room was excellent (I was offered a choice of views at check in) - minor issue with fitness room in that it fills quickly so needs more cardio equipment
from Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Submitted on 09-11-2016
We stayed here whilst on vacation to San Francisco and prior to going to Alaska Check in was good and helpful plus we got a kettle for the room Room itself was sufficient nice size very clean bathroom was a good size and had a nice shower We had complimentary breakfasts for our stay which was great really as we initially booked as room only . Breakfast was really nice as well with a good choice service was good with plenty of tea and coffee The hotel is ideally situated for touring San Franc... Read more
from Sunderland, United Kingdom
Submitted on 09-11-2016
Stayed at The Handlery for 3 nights from 23rd July till 26th July. Arrived in late afternoon & rooms were allocated straight away. The rooms were very small however we expected this with being city hotel. Rooms & corridors were clean & we didn't really spend much time in room due to everything that was to visit and do in San Francisco. The staff were very polite & friendly,we had viewed some videos on you tube before we went on holiday and it explained it was family ran hotel. The videos were am... Read more
from New South Wales, Australia
Submitted on 12-11-2016
This was my fourth visit and the hotel was great, as always. Staff were great, room was quiet, clean and well presented. Definitely value for money, in my view, for a premium location. This hotel reminds me more of a European style boutique hotel and has little in common with the large chain hotels. Rooms might be smaller and furnishings older - but that's what I like about it. It isn't like every other hotel.
from Honolulu, Hawaii
Submitted on 13-11-2016
Close to BART station, right across Union Square. Steps away from Uniqlo. Older hotel, but clean and quiet. Great value! Kama'aina rates for people from Hawai'i. Will stay here again if I don't rent a car.
from Auckland, New Zealand
Submitted on 14-11-2016
Excellent service and help all-round from the staff at the Handlery. Some team members wanted to upgrade and this was done easily plus any issues were dealt with immediately - with no delay. We organised a late check out with no problem and all bags were held in storage with no extra charges. Rooms were nice and large and serviced swiftly. This is a very tidy hotel with good room service and affordable restaurant. Its a great location and close to everything. The team loved it. Some even extend... Read more
from Wellington, New Zealand
Submitted on 14-11-2016
Great location. Old type of hotel but clean and tidy with very comfortable bed. We stayed 2 nights. Transport to everything VERY close or easy walking to Market Street or the start of the cable car. The hotel has two entrances, one via the carpark and the main one off Geary Street. We tried the car park entrance once but got lost inside and had to ask for help to find the foyer. We got a taxi to the airport and were advised that it would be around $US45 by the bellman - it was $US63 so wo... Read more
from Oslo, Norway
Submitted on 15-11-2016
Great service at the front desk. I got to the Handlery after an 11hour flight, and was tired and just wanted to sleep. The receptionist was attentive and very friendly. She gave me some information about the nearby area, and where to head for drinks/dinner/breakfast. The room was good. Comfortable bed, and large bathroom and shower. Clean. Great location in the middle of everything. Loads of stuff happening around union square. Restaurants, bars and shops are everywhere. All in all I reall... Read more
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Submitted on 15-11-2016
Stayed four nights. Everything was great. Staff is pleasant and helpful. Great location just off Union Square. Multiple old buildings, well maintained. Heated outdoor pool but cannot use before eight. Restaurant opens at 7 AM for breakfast so I could not have breakfast there before my meetings. Only significant issue was back stairs had stale urine odor. Otherwise no unpleasant odors or lack of cleanliness. It was less expensive than other nearby options and I would gladly return.
from Oslo
Submitted on 16-11-2016
Very centrally located hotel in San Francisco. with friendly staff. Hotel room was located a long walk away from the nice reception area; down a corridor, up some stairs, past the indoor swimming pool and then finally a lift. Better than standard room, clean and nicely furnished. Pool was warm and nice. Breakfast at the hotel was very good, although rather pricey. The dinners served at the hotel restaurant were very good. Parking was convenient (valet) and pricey. Lots of shops, restaurants and ... Read more
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 18-11-2016
A line of 30 guests greeted me at reception. After waiting ages for an impecunious guest to settle his bill with nickels and dimes, I lugged heavy bags up multiple stairs and alleyways, past a retro motel swimming pool to my large, comfortable but very unbeautiful room. If you're only sleeping in the room, fine, but if you ant any style or need any services performed then stay somewhere else.
from
Submitted on 20-11-2016
Very good hotel. As in many American hotels, great staff. Room was clean with 2 double beds. Breakfast was included and was of a good standard. The hotel was 200 m from a tram stop so very convenient location. The only negative to this hotel was the fact that our room was on the street front. San Francisco is a 24 hr city and therefore we could often here music while the early hrs. Otherwise great base for out 3 nights.
from North Oxford, Massachusetts
Submitted on 26-11-2016
A reasonable place to stay, but priced like a luxury hotel, which it is not. Rooms were fine and relatively comfortable but nothing special, and that the temperature was very difficult to regulate. View was non-existent - we got a view of the concrete on the other side of the building. Location was very convenient.
from Brisbane, Australia
Submitted on 28-11-2016
The hotel was nice but the room was very small. When travelling with my wife and family I would like a bigger room. The bay window opened fully and that was nice. There was nothing that made this property welcoming. It was Ok. But I will probably look for better value elsewhere.
from Glasgow
Submitted on 29-11-2016
Stayed for 4 nights for the first stop of our California road trip. Our room was big and comfortable with a balcony overlooking the street. We stayed on a B&B basis, which basically meant you had a choice of one of 3 dishes; American cooked, granola or waffle including one drink. Anything extra was at a cost ie I ordered granola and requested some toast as well, but that was extra. The hotel itself is nothing special, but where it wins in my book was its location. Right next to Union Square... Read more
from Manchester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 29-11-2016
Stayed here for 5 nights before heading up to the wine region. This hotel is situated in the heart of Union Square and the cable car stops very close to it. There is easy access from here to the numerous transport options in the city. We had a comfortable room in the historic section of the hotel. (I had requested a quieter room by e mail in advance of visit.) No view to speak of, just looked onto other rooms, but not an issue. We arrived at 01.00 (having taken the shared minibus from the airpor... Read more
from Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Submitted on 29-11-2016
We stayed one night and location was good but the room we had on the 4th floor was damp and smelly.I called the housekeeping and he sprayed something on the floor but I told him to open the window just to let out the bad smell, it's like someone is farted.Good thing ,we only stayed for one night otherwise I'll look for another room.
from San Francisco, California
Submitted on 02-12-2016
I arranged a small team meeting at the Handlery during the holidays and we received excellent customer service from the moment we entered the hotel. It was nice to have all our attendees pleased with their rooms and the service they received. Melanie and Laura were responsive to our needs for pricing and coordination to arrange our meeting and throughout our sessions. The Daily Grill also had very good food for our lunches. The premiere rooms were spacious and clean, the location fantastic. T... Read more
from Perth, Australia
Submitted on 02-12-2016
This property is in a prime location -steps away from Macy's , Saks and other shopping plus two theatres just up Geary Street and of course Union Square. Being family run for years it has extra touches which makes it a cut above the usual in this city of fine hotels ,like mail posted in vintage boxes on all floors in the Heritage section of the property (and overseas friends received the mail).My room was in the older section and whilst small had everything one needs for a pleasant stay.
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