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Image of The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
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84 out of 100

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The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

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8.6

Good (10,212 ratings)

San Francisco, United States - 

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Nearby Union Square

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700 m San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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910 m Moscone Convention Center

Hotel Overview

The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square is a well-regarded hotel that garners praise for its prime location and historic charm. Guests appreciate the property's commitment to maintaining its classic elegance while providing modern comforts. Reviews highlight both the high points and areas that could use improvement.

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Hotel highlights

Property

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Location

  1. Prime Location: Situated right on Union Square, guests love the easy access to shopping, dining, and entertainment.
  2. Historic Charm: The hotel’s historic architecture and decor are often cited as a highlight, offering a unique atmosphere.
  3. Complementary Services: Many reviews appreciate the complimentary amenities, elevating the guest experience.
  4. Views: The higher floors offer breathtaking views of the city, making for a memorable stay.
  5. Attentive Staff: The staff's attentiveness and professionalism are frequently mentioned, making guests feel well-cared for.
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Area for improvement

Bathroom

Wi-Fi

Air Conditioning

  1. Cost: The price point is often noted as being on the higher side, making it less accessible for some budgets.
  2. Noise Levels: Due to its central location, some guests report issues with noise from the streets below, affecting their sleep quality.
  3. Room Size: A number of reviews mention that certain rooms can feel cramped, especially for the price paid.
  4. Aging Facilities: While the historic charm is appreciated, some guests feel that parts of the hotel could benefit from updates or renovations.
  5. Extra Charges: Guests have expressed dissatisfaction with additional charges for services that are often complimentary at other hotels.

Amenities

Babysitting

Babysitting

Extra beds/cribs

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Parking available

Parking available

Free WiFi

Laundry

Laundry

Gym

Gym

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Score icon8.6

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Total 10,212 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.2

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8.4

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8.8

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4.4/5

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4.0/5

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agoda

354 Reviews

8.2 / 10

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booking

1,370 Reviews

8.4 / 10

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expedia

2,270 Reviews

8.8 / 10

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google

5,208 Reviews

4.4 / 5

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tripadvisor

1,010 Reviews

4.0 / 5

Reviews

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

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Property was mentioned 1636 times

15% Negative77% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Emily M4 months ago
5/5Google icon

Great spot to stay! Everyone at the hotel were very helpful. Valet parking is a bit pricey - $75 a night. But it is safe & the staff are always quick to get your vehicle. The rooms are lovely, great views and a cool elevator on the outside of the building! The breakfast buffet is wonderful, great food options, and very attentive and helpful staff! The lobby was beautifully and extensively decorated for Halloween!! A wonderful stay here!

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Esther G4 months ago
4/5Google icon

Clean, good service, beautifully decorated. Our room was underwhelming, but comfy and very clean. Most of the staff is very friendly and helpful, but there are a few folks who look down their noses at people like myself who wear jeans on a daily basis😊 You can walk to the Ferry Building in about 20 minutes, and the cable car comes by regularly. Found a nice diner nearby to have breakfast, and there is a CVS right across the street. Lots of shopping in the area if you’re into that.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 1195

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Number of floors 31

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Number of buildings/towers 2

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Year Built 1904

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

11

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73

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62

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

700 m

Moscone Convention Center

910 m

Orpheum Theatre

1.05 km

Embarcadero Center

1.26 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)

9.5 km

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Restaurants

Union Square

Nearby

The Cheesecake Factory

Nearby

Golden Gate Tap Room

140 m

McDonald's

210 m

Shelton Theater

140 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

64 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

33 out of 100

Unsafe

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 16:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome

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