Handlery Union Square Hotel

351 Geary Street, San Francisco, California, 94102, United States
(3.5 star hotel)
#42
Rank 42 of 334 hotels
in San Francisco
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 6 reviews
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Excellent location

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 17, 2012

The rooms are of adequate size. We weren't falling over each other and the bathroom is comfortable enough have a good sing and dance in the shower of a morning or evening!
The rooms have a bathroom, TV, wardrobe, drawers, alarm clock and desk (with notepaper and pen).
All rooms are accessible by lift or a staircase.
The hotel is clean, likewise the rooms, bathroom, internet area, seating in the lounge, corridors, lifts etc.
The staff are very polite and friendly, they will help you in any way they can.

If you decide to have breakfast in the hotel, it is served in the bar next door (accessible through the hotel).
Personally, I need a little more in me to start my day exploring San Francisco. Be prepared to wait at least half an hour before a table is ready, then again for drinks and then for food after booking in.
The quality of the food is good, the eating and waiting areas are clean and pleasant, and you are mostly greeted with a smile.

If like me, and a large cup of coffee is needed at the start of each day, you are never too far away from a Starbucks! Nearest one to the hotel being a 3 minute walk away on the oposite side of Geary Street.

To use the internet area, you must purchase minutes at the front desk. You don't have to use all of the minutes at once. The area is a room which is quiet and can only be accessed with a room key.

All-in-all I would recommend this hotel.

Unique Quality: Concierge service.
There may be a tiny que to see him, but it's well worth the wait! These people are fountains of knowledge. They happily, and with humour, answer your questions. They will book taxi's for you, tell you how to get to a certain place and how long it will take, mark out maps to show you the route (which are free) and tell you where you can go for something to eat.
The chap that helped us on a few occasions was lovely. We always left him smiling!
This service does have service opening & closing times.

Location.
As a tourist, it is the hub. The tour buses stop here, the walking tours can be picked up here, public transport is easily accessible, there are 100s of shops, places to eat, bars to drink in and China Town is on the doorstep.
But if your idea is to sit outside with a latte, soaking up the sun and breathing in the atmosphere (and I don't mean pollution!) and people watching, then the middle of Union Square is the place to be.
You could easily spend hours here without exploring the surrounding streets.

Directions: From Union Square.
Stand outside Macys facing the square. Walk right, cross the street and continue. The hotel is on the side of the street you are walking on.
Literally a 2 minute walk.

What a Tragedy

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 9, 2007

This unfortunate hotel posses a charming exterior positively contributing to the delightful cosmopolitan embrace of the spirited city of San Francisco. While mingling its brilliant external appearance with that of the city ambience is laudatory, tragically, these superficial blessings are soiled by insensitive and careless attitudes on the part of staff. People are the heart of the hospitality profession and the people providing services at this cursed property are, frankly, heartless. A fruit rots from the inside out. The causes of the fermentation at this property are unknown to me but the fermentation is nevertheless evident. While I will never fathom the reasons for the interpersonal callousness I experienced during my stay, I do feel, and, as a feeling being, I do know the experience at the Handlery Union Square was shamefully unpleasant. The facilities, rooms, and amenities were satisfactory but no better than ordinary. Unfortunate and tragic.

Unique Quality: Good location on Geary Street but rather ordinary facilities. Rooms are clean but decor was uninspiring.

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Charming and well located

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 3, 2007

An older hotel full of charm with wonderful staff, beautiful rooms and easy access to the trolley cars.

Unique Quality: Jon Handlery is a lovely gentleman and the owner of the property. His friendliness and caring for his guests is reflected through the service provided from check-in all the way through.

Directions: Dead heart of Union Square - great spot!

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Our Hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 7, 2005

We had a lovely stay in this hotel, the staff were always friendly. It was clean and the room we had was huge.

Unique Quality: Nice restaurant. Never had time to use the pool

Directions: Right off Union Square and in the heart of the Theatre District

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A great base from which to explore

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 18, 2003

We arrived at about 8.00pm, very tired from the long flight. The reception staff were very helpful, we had pre booked the deluxe city tour and Alcatraz before we left and the tickets were there for the following days trip.
The rooms were clean and very comfortable and the hotel has a swimming pool for the energetic.
The Handlery is well placed for buses and the Powell and Hyde trams.

Unique Quality: Ideally positioned on Union Square for restaurants and shopping.
A good location for buses and trams.
A short bus ride to Chinatown.

Directions: Union Square

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Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 16, 2003

This hotel is centrally located, near to the cable car, shops like Macey's etc.,
clean, comfortable.

Unique Quality: The hotel does have a pool, but we did not have time to take advantage.

Too busy sightseeing!

Cannot give prices, as it was included in our package tour.

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Address: 351 Geary Street, San Francisco, California, 94102, United States

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Amenities at Handlery Union Square Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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