Brochure Description:
Enjoy appealing accommodations and charming amenities during stays at this tasteful boutique hotel. In the heart of San Francisco, it provides the ambience of an intimate European getaway with affordable, high-level comfort and convenience.


Union Square Area
San Francisco, CA, USA - San Francisco Intl Airport (SFO) : 15 miles
Oakland, CA, USA - Metropolitan Oakland Intl Apt (OAK) : 30 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1908
Last Renovation: 2010
Accessible rooms: 12
All rooms non-smoking: 377
Floors: 8
Total rooms: 377


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Parking: on-site valet parking at $58 per day plus tax with free in and out privileges. Parking rates are subject to change. Additional charge of $10 for oversized vehicles and SUVs will apply. The garage ceiling is only nine feet. Guests are responsible for paying all parking and incidental charges they incur. These charges ARE NOT included in the room rate and parking IS NOT free.
Advisory Due to a recent San Francisco ordinance, we will be having to perform maintenance on our building’s Geary St. façade starting mid-November 2023. The working hours will be from 8am to 5pm, Monday-Friday. During this time, there will be scaffolding erected on the Geary St. façade. To avoid any disruptions to our guests, we have placed all these rooms off-market. Rest assured we do not anticipate any disruption to your clients, as all guests will be placed in rooms away from the façade.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:
Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds. 

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy: 
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information:
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 4831 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good location

    This hotel is well located and the staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were nice but a bit tired and getting to the rooms from reception was a bit of a mission with luggage, be prepared to carry your bags up stairs. We enjoyed our stay and would most likely stay there again

    Nov 24, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The Handlery Union Square Hotel

    We stayed at the Handlery Union Square Hotel for 4 nights in September. The hotel is located on Geary Street right near the Union Square where there are lots of great stores and restaurants. It is close to the cable cars, China Town and easy to get to other interesting parts of San Francisco such as the cable car museum. The rooms were very nice and big! We had a nice view of the outdoor pool. I booked the sauna and it was a nice relaxing experience! Joyce at the front desk was always very helpful and recommended restaurants. Terry and the other cleaning staff did a great job. We would highly recommend this hotel!

    Nov 08, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good location, needs investment

    We stayed here for the first night of an extended tour and it was at the time the city had 30,000 cardiologists visiting for a conference which impacted availability and room prices. The hotel is in a very good location near Union Square so there are lots of bars and restaurants nearby. The reception staff were pleasant and helpful. Our room was overlooking the front road in the original part of the hotel which needs some investment to give it a spruce up - like others have said, it’s looking tired in places, so it matters where your room is. That said, bed was fine and the shower in the quite small bathroom was OK. The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant but you’re given a 20% discount voucher for a local cafe, which we didn’t use as we had breakfast at Sears Fine Foods round the corner. So, fine for one night after a long flight but we wouldn’t have wanted to be there for several days.

    Oct 26, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A great base for a stay in San Francisco

    We stayed ten nights here on our fifth visit to San Francisco - but our first since 2009 - and couldn’t have picked a better choice for comfort, location, service and price. Things that we liked about the hotel: 🏩 Welcoming lobby, quick check-in, and helpful reception and concierge staff 🏩 Spacious room, tastefully decorated with an art-deco touch with the lighting, comfortable bed. We appreciated the tea and coffee-making facilities 🏩 Great housekeeping staff who kept our room spotless throughout our stay 🏩 Small, heated outdoor swimming pool and gym 🏩 Super location just a stone’s throw from Union Square, the cable car line, bus stops and BART for the airport, as well as nearby Macy’s and other shops The hotel doesn’t have it’s own restaurant or breakfast room, but does give guests a voucher for a 20% discount at the nearby Cafe Mason, which proved to be great value; breakfasts were huge - and indeed we skipped lunch most days - and tasty (don’t miss the delicious fresh fruit salad for an extra $2).

    Oct 18, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Comfortable well located hotel

    We had an enjoyable stay at the Handlery Union Square Hotel. It is in a great location, only one block from Union Square. We took a walking tour with that started at Union Square and gave us some information about the local area. The hotel is easily accessible to the trolley car, streetcars and lightrail station. We caught the light rail to Oracle Stadium to see the baseball, a street car to Castro for some Mexican food and Fisherman's Wharf and the light rail to China Town. We requested a room with a view and were on the top floor with a city view. We liked the balcony into the courtyard to allow fresh air into the room. With 4 of us in the one room the basin external to the shower and toilet was helpful as some could be brushing teeth and hair whilst someone was in the shower. the room was large. The manager was very helpful when our luggage was delayed by the airline and provided some toiletries.

    Oct 11, 2023
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319