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The Westin St. Francis on Union Square

The Westin St. Francis on Union Square

Downtown San Francisco-Union Square, San Francisco
  • Vincent L.
    "The elevator up the tower has an amazing view I the city"(9 Tips)
    The Corcoran Group
    "glass elevator for the best views"(8 Tips)
    "Go to the Clock Bar for free Wifi!"(6 Tips)
    kc! B.
    "Take the glass elevator to the 32nd floor."(4 Tips)
149 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • tower
  • 32nd floor
  • clock bar
  • wifi
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  • Bre R.
    Bre RozApril 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The front entry is so glamorous. Marble with such a detailed ceiling... I read the history of this hotel and it is pretty great. Check out its Wilkipedia page.
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksJuly 18, 2014
    The Westin St. Francis is celebrating their 110th Anniversary. Drop by during lunch for free historic bites & take a tour of the hotel's rooms normally not accessible for all. Mon, 7/21, 1-2pm, free. Read more
  • Melissa F.
    Melissa FooMarch 14, 2015
    This hotel has mixed reviews online but I've had a great experience so far. Stay in a high floor in the tower wing facing Union Square; rooms are newer and have great views.
  • Maina K.
    Maina KhojaJuly 12, 2015
    Location is awesome, surrounded by premium designers boutiques and dep stores. room service is excellent the only down side is that rooms needs better sound proofing
  • Joanne M.
    Joanne MillsNovember 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Charming hotel with exceptional customer service. From the front desk, concierge, maid service to the door men...all ready and willing to serve and please their guests. Loved my week long stay.
  • Karan W.
    Karan WhiteMay 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful hotel and comfortable accommodation. Immediate proximity to Union Square and the buzz of the city. Beware - internet connection is appalling and not suited to the business traveller.
  • Wayne
    WayneJune 22, 2013
    The many historical displays In the lobby as well as menus books and other items from the turn-of-the-century are truly a great way to spend About half an hour.
  • Westfield S.
    Come celebrate the heart of San Francisco in our free animated 3D light spectacular under the dome at Westfield San Francisco Centre (865 Market Street) nightly at 5 pm until September 3, 2012!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJune 19, 2011
    Walk past the reception, make a left and ride the glass elevator for the best views overlooking the bay. Then hit the Clock Bar for an inventive cocktail – try the Hawaii 5.1.
  • Nouf B.
    Nouf B.MJune 10, 2015
    The hotel was originally built in 1907, they have all the classic details displayed for you, it's like a hotel/museum. Location is GREAT right in front of union square.
  • Trevor F.
    Trevor FilterAugust 22, 2014
    The glass elevator ride is something special. Head down the hallway opposite reception and ride any car to the 32nd floor.
  • AskMen
    AskMenSeptember 3, 2010
    You really should visit Michael Minas before it shutters. The food - the tuna tartare is great & the famous lobster pot pie rules - is what brought foodies here, but the service is king. Read more
  • herm p.
    herm pugayMarch 22, 2015
    I never stayed here but I've gone to a lot of events here like fashion shows at the very top penthouse or just hung out at the Clock Bar. This hotel however has a lot of history.
  • Rafi S.
    Rafi SyedOctober 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Has a Hertz counter in the lobby, which is choice. Other than that, your standard tired Westin. Get a room on a high floor and you'll have a nice view of Union Square and the water.
  • Lexi K.
    Lexi K.August 5, 2015
    Classic, clean hotel with a decent view. Convenient location. Gym is not bad - lots of elliptical and treadmill.
  • Lindsay P.
    Lindsay POctober 12, 2012
    The elevator ride is amazing- if you can get a room key to use it. Try going all the way to the top to check out the view.
  • M W.
    M WMay 11, 2012
    If you stay only for two night take the green choice and don't get room service. You get to choose between free wifi, bonus points or a free movie I think. Plus you get a $5 voucher for food/drinks
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonMarch 27, 2016
    Historic hotel and it knows it. I went for the history and I'll be back. Staff = excellent. Weekends = great deals
  • Wayniac D.
    Wayniac DaManiacNovember 13, 2016
    A Perfect little comfort within everything you'll want to explore. With @starbucks to start my day I'll admit I loved this place..
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 30, 2012
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2012 Winner – Editorial Pick - Best Elevator. A poor man’s drop zone, the glass elevator at Westin St. Francis catapults riders up 32 stories and takes them down again... Read more
  • Vilas ..
    Vilas .September 9, 2012
    Cool they allow 3 devices to connect to Internet per room, if u ever wondered if u will get charged for connecting 2..and it shows up while connecting how many active connections r present
  • Arts and Culture
    Arts and CultureJuly 30, 2014
    Join the ultimate SF Bar Crawl tonight and hit up the most happening spots in the city including Nido, Range, Town Hall, Maven & more. Crawl starts at The Westin. Thurs, 7/31, 6-8pm, $65. Read more
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RosenbergApril 9, 2014
    Nice Starbucks in the lobby with up-market seating area and free Wi-Fi. Perfect for a casual meeting!
  • Ro L.
    Ro LApril 16, 2011
    it's a visit, grab a coffee, pastry, happy hour, dinner, breakfast.Amazing service, the restaurants offer a great excellent service
  • Kireau K.
    Kireau KendrickOctober 1, 2011
    the all glass elevators leave the ground floors and soar up into an outdoor tower. theyre fast! its kinda scary when theres no stops but fun too.
  • Brett L.
    Brett LarondeMarch 31, 2013
    Dont expect your typical Spg/Westin experience...the staff has a lot to learn about customer service...but the building has awesome history and character
  • Divya M.
    Divya MenonMarch 9, 2015
    Centre of the city - Union Sq. It's a heritage hotel. Free Wifi in the lobby. Lots of shopping stores around the hotel.
  • Stacey
    StaceyAugust 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Even if you're not staying at the hotel, ride the glass elevators up to the top for great views overlooking Union Square. Come back and do it again at night.
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarMarch 28, 2015
    Centrally located on union square but the rooms are lacking a bit. Service was good, gym is nice and very clean though. Overnight parking is a bit absurd at $58/night for guests.
  • Tariq A.
    Tariq AhmadNovember 7, 2015
    Good place to stay on Union Square (albeit pricey). Close to restaurants, shops, convenient stores, etc.
  • Charles Turner S.
    As Charles Turner grew up in San Francisco, he exhibited the business savvy and confidence that would make him a successful investor and business leader in the area later in life.
  • kc! B.
    kc! BradshawSeptember 21, 2013
    Take the glass elevator to the 32nd floor. Marvel at the views of spectacular San Francisco!
  • Max W.
    Max WennekerMay 11, 2016
    Beautiful architecture, worth getting a room in the tower for the elevator views
  • Carol L.
    Carol LeeNovember 10, 2010
    Love the wide hallways and mini chandeliers in the rooms! The regal decor and ambience is everything I expected from the St. Francis.
  • Joon Ian W.
    Joon Ian WongMarch 27, 2012
    Get a shoeshine down the corridor near the Oak Room. There's fast and free Wifi in the lobby too.
  • Kodee D.
    Kodee Dahl (Old Account)August 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Loved the in room dining. All the staff is very accommodating and friendly.
  • Spencer A.
    Spencer AllenMay 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The gym is ridiculously tiny and always packed, fork over cash an go to Equinox on pine street instead it's worth it
  • Tim W.
    Tim WilsonJanuary 23, 2013
    Take the BART from SFO. Simple. Fast. And drops you off in the heart of Union Square, just 2 blocks from the Westin.
  • Amy B.
    Amy BMarch 30, 2015
    So, so crowded. Location is "great" if you want to be in the middle of Union Sq. with thousands of other tourists.
  • Jamie S.
    Jamie Santos AriasFebruary 1, 2015
    valet parking only (off Geary), $55 + tax per night. great location!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SaitowNovember 19, 2013
    It's loud. The 3am trash collection sounds like godzilla outside the tower. Also bring plenty of long cord chargers because the outlets in this wing couldn't be laid-out any worse
  • Altaf K.
    Altaf KwJuly 19, 2016
    Huge hotel, crowded with tourist. Perfect location in Union square (shopping area).
  • Alex L.
    Alex LobovJanuary 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Go see the shoe doctor! That man will take good care of your shoes.
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SmithApril 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for an upper floor room with a view!
  • Joe D.
    Joe DApril 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for a room in the Towers. The other, older section of the hotel has dark rooms and thin walls.
  • Maddy C.
    Maddy CookeJanuary 15, 2016
    The desserts are excellent! Stop by for sweets and tea.
  • Leif J.
    Leif JohnsonMay 10, 2013
    If you plan on using the hotel Internet here, bring an ethernet cable. The regular $14.95 wireless service is super weak.
  • Briana V.
    Briana VenianaJune 15, 2012
    Make sure to check out this place from the ceiling to the floor. Beautiful architecture and detail.
  • Clarissa S.
    Clarissa SuharliJanuary 4, 2016
    pros: best location; heavenly beds. cons: always crowded, and having to pay for internet access, like really?
  • Andy A.
    Andy AndersonApril 6, 2010
    Check out the Imperial Room on the 32nd floor for killer views. The ride up the glass windowed elevator is worth it by itself!
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