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43 out of 100

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Union Square Plaza Hotel

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6.8

Poor (2,032 ratings)

San Francisco, United States - 

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210 m Union Square

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840 m San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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1.05 km Moscone Convention Center

Hotel Overview

Union Square Plaza Hotel, located in the heart of San Francisco, offers a mix of experiences according to user reviews. Visitors have shared a variety of opinions that highlight both the hotel's strengths and areas that could use improvement.

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Hotel highlights

Location

Atmosphere

  1. Central Location: Ideal for tourists looking to explore the city's attractions easily.
  2. Proximity to Public Transportation: Convenient access to buses and trains for navigating the city.
  3. Attentive Staff: Many visitors appreciated the friendly and helpful hotel personnel.
  4. Affordable Prices: Compared to other hotels in the area, it offers competitive rates.
  5. Vibrant Nightlife: Located near lively areas that offer plenty of entertainment options during the evening.
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Area for improvement

Sleep

Amenities

Bathroom

  1. Outdated Rooms: Some guests felt the rooms were in need of renovation and modernization.
  2. Noisy Environment: Due to its central location, noise from the streets can be a problem for some guests.
  3. Limited Amenities: The hotel offers fewer amenities compared to others in the same category.
  4. Small Room Sizes: Guests have commented on the relatively small size of the rooms.
  5. Challenges with Parking: Finding parking nearby can be difficult and might incur additional costs.

Amenities

Free WiFi

24/7 front desk

24/7 front desk

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

24-hour front desk

Luggage storage

Concierge services

Housekeeping on request

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Score icon6.8

RateScore

Total 2,032 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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6.8

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6.8

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booking

1,038 Reviews

6.8 / 10

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expedia

994 Reviews

6.8 / 10

Reviews

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

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Location was mentioned 144 times

13% Negative74% Positive

Reviews based on Location

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Gemma Vizner4 months ago
5/5Google icon

This place surprised us. The city has a problem with drugs, that's for sure. But we felt completely safe in this place as 3 of the members of staff that work there, made sure to make us feel comfortables. Such a good price for the location. The room had all what we needed, and it was clean. Near to the Union Square plaza, the hotel is a great choice. They also let us leave our luggage for almost all day and we really helpful when we asked different questions. I would absolutely recommend this hotel and I would go back.

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Timeshare Chinchilla5 months ago
4/5Google icon

This is a budget hotel that is located in the Union Square/Tenderloin area. Geographically perfect within a 10min walk of Powell St Station (direct train to SFO Airport) and the F historic street car line down to Fisherman's Wharf. However, the hotel despite its name is a little more Tenderloin than Union Square and in this area a couple of blocks can make all the difference. I was shocked at the homeless situation right outside the hotel, the area has changed a lot in the last 15 years and I didn't feel safe walking around. Back to the hotel - its budget so everyone having a sook needs to get over themselves. Sure its rough around the edges, the floorboards creek, there is a water hammer etc.. but the room was clean, bed comfy and there was hot water! What more do you want for the price? You are in one of the world's most expensive cities! As others have stated the windows are thin and the outside noise of people yelling, dogs barking, sirens, loud music take a little getting used to, so wear earplugs. The front desk staff were all lovely and I appreciated the upgrade to a Queen Room overlooking the theatre and Geary Street and also the very early check in after a long flight.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 72

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Number of floors 7

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Number of buildings/towers 1

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Year Built 1913

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

17

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130

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45

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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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Union Square

210 m

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

840 m

Moscone Convention Center

1.05 km

Oracle Park

2 km

Pier 39

2.5 km

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Getting around

Powell St & Geary Blvd Stop

140 m

San Francisco Station

1.5 km

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Airports Nearby

San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO)

14.5 km

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Restaurants

Cityscape Bar and Restaurant

280 m

Pinecrest Diner

Nearby

The Halal Guys

140 m

Cafe Mason

140 m

Bartlett Hall

210 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

43

Overall Safety Index

Risky

An average rating of the six safety categories

43 out of 100

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Women safety

Risky

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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54

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Physical safety

Unsafe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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40

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Property safety

Very Unsafe

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Likelihood of theft.

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6

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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69

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LGBTQ safety

Risky

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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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51

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Medical safety

Unsafe

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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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38

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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

No pets, service animals welcome

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