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84 out of 100

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Handlery Union Square Hotel

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8.1

Good (13,299 ratings)

San Francisco, United States - 

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Nearby Union Square

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770 m San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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980 m Moscone Convention Center

Hotel Overview

Handlery Union Square Hotel, situated in the heart of San Francisco, garners mixed reactions from guests. Users have expressed both commendations and critiques regarding their stays. Below are the summarized points extracted from various reviews.

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Hotel highlights

Location

Property

Service

  1. Prime Location: Nestled in the vibrant Union Square area, the hotel's location is highly praised for easy accessibility to shopping, dining, and public transportation.
  2. Helpful Staff: Many guests have noted the friendly and accommodating staff, highlighting their efforts to ensure a comfortable and welcoming stay.
  3. Historic Charm: The hotel's architecture and decor have been appreciated for their historic elegance, providing a unique atmosphere that distinguishes it from more modern establishments.
  4. Comfortable Rooms: Several reviews commend the comfort and cleanliness of the rooms, noting them as well-maintained and cozy.
  5. Good Value: Given its location and amenities, some guests find the hotel to be a good value, especially considering the overall costs of accommodations in the city center.
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Area for improvement

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  1. Noisy Environment: Due to its central location, noise from the bustling streets and nearby activities can be a concern for guests seeking a quiet retreat.
  2. Aging Facilities: Despite its charm, some guests mention that the hotel and its amenities could benefit from updates to match modern standards.
  3. Small Rooms: A number of reviews point out that the room sizes can be quite small, potentially making for a cramped experience, especially for those with a lot of luggage or traveling in groups.
  4. Expensive Parking: Parking is noted as being on the costly side, which could add a significant amount to the overall budget for visitors with vehicles.
  5. Intermittent Wi-Fi: Reports of inconsistent Wi-Fi connectivity have been a source of frustration for guests needing reliable internet access during their stay.

Amenities

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Pool

Parking available

Parking available

Free WiFi

Laundry

Laundry

Gym

Gym

Housekeeping

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

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Total 13,299 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.4

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8.1

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8.8

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4.0/5

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4.0/5

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agoda

259 Reviews

8.4 / 10

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booking

5,457 Reviews

8.1 / 10

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expedia

1,006 Reviews

8.8 / 10

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google

1,762 Reviews

4.0 / 5

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tripadvisor

4,815 Reviews

4.0 / 5

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Location

Service

Cleanliness

Sleep

Amenities

Fitness

Atmosphere

Bathroom

Parking

Breakfast

Pool

Wi-Fi

Transit

Air Conditioning

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Safety

Kitchen

Restaurant

Family

Accessibility

Gym

Business

Bar

Spa

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Entertainment

Couples

Pets

Nightlife

Property was mentioned 632 times

20% Negative68% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Emily Hyatt1 year ago
5/5Google icon

Most whinges online about this hotel are because it's a bit aged. It is but not in any kind of objectionable way. Everything was still clean. The location is unbeatable. We requested a quiet room and that was delivered. The price was great and the building is very charming. The staff were super lovely too.

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Eunice Caussade2 years ago
3/5Google icon

Arrived today for a 3 night stay. From the outside the hotel is not much to look at. Upon entry, lobby looks fine and clean. At check-in I was surprised with a free room upgrade from a single to a double bed on the top floor. Of course took the upgrade. As we got to our floor, there is a musty smell all over, the hallways are dark, with different hallways to rooms giving off a creepy vibe. Room was somewhat small, clean but with that funky smell. Went to check out our upgraded view in our room and all we got was a view of the windows of the other rooms. 🙄 See picture attached. No biggie, we will be out and about during the day. Room and common areas have been remodeled and updated. Property has a pool but have not checked it out. So far staff have been friendly. The best thing of this place so far is its location. Literally on the corner of Union Park and walking distance to the high-end designer stores, Chinatown and Powell Station. This hotel will make due for this trip but would not stay here again. Rather pay a bit more for a higher star hotel. Update after trip: Forgot to mention, no breakfast offered or open restaurant on site. At check-in they do provide you a discount coupon for a cafe around the corner. There is a mini fridge and complimentary coffee maker in room. There are restaurants and fast foods nearby and a Starbucks and Cheesecake factory inside Macy's, five minute walk from hotel. Funky smell got better but still some traces of it in hallways and room. Beds were comfy. A/C fan was noisy but we slept through it no problem. Our last day the toilet would not flush, but maintenance was quick to come and fix issue. As mentioned before, the location of hotel is great. It is on bus line and cable car route and walking distance from Powell Station. I know I mentioned before not staying here again, but experience was not all that negative after all and would consider it as an option in the future.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 377

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Number of floors 8

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Number of buildings/towers 2

WiFi Quality

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Idle

11

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74

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63

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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4K online movies

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Union Square

Nearby

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

770 m

Moscone Convention Center

980 m

Orpheum Theatre

980 m

Embarcadero Center

1.33 km

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Getting around

Powell St & Geary Blvd Stop

Nearby

San Francisco Station

1 km

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Airports Nearby

San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO)

14 km

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Restaurants

Union Square

140 m

The Cheesecake Factory

140 m

Pinecrest Diner

Nearby

King Of Thai Noodle

140 m

Hinodeya

140 m

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Daytime safety

64 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

33 out of 100

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San Francisco safety index

Safety

Crime

84

Overall Safety Index

Very Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

84 out of 100

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Women safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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90

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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100

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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63

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Political safety

Very Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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91

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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100

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Medical safety

Risky

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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60

62

Overall Crime index

High

An average rating of the crime categories

62 out of 100

Property crime severity

High

77

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Mugging or robbery  57/100

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Car theft  56/100

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Car break-ins  78/100

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Home break-ins  54/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

59

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Physical attacks  56/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  36/100

Other crime severity

High

69

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Insult or harassment in public  65/100

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Corruption or bribery  48/100

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Drug problem  79/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.9 - $2.8

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Coffee

$3.8 - $6.9

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $3.1

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$14.1 - $37.7

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.4 - $3.3

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.6 - $2.6

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$66 - $188.6

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$11.3 - $28.3

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McMeal at McDonalds

$9.4 - $14.1

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.9 - $3.8

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Public transport, monthly pass

$76.4 - $94.3

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.1 - $1.7

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$28.3 - $66

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$47.2 - $169.8

Weather In San Francisco

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Precipitation In San Francisco

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.58

PM1016

44

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Heavy

Potential slowdowns and congestion, expect delays during peak travel times.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome (restrictions apply)

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