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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
  • The experts at SF Weekly and The Corcoran Group recommend this place
    • SF Weekly
    • The Corcoran Group
  • 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)
    Brian S.
    "The Clock bar is one of the best in the Westin system."(7 Tips)
    kc! B.
    "Take the glass elevator to the 32nd floor."(4 Tips)
154 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • tower
  • 32nd floor
  • clock bar
  • wifi
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • Linda L.
    Great location for shopping.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Briana V.
    Briana VenianaJune 15, 2012
    Make sure to check out this place from the ceiling to the floor. Beautiful architecture and detail.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Katy M.
    Katy MorrisDecember 24, 2011
    Ask to stay in the old part of the hotel. Rooms are a tad smaller but bigger on character.
  • Moua L.
    Moua LoFebruary 15, 2013
    Here for a conference? If you need lotion, just ask the front desk for some. Awesome.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillMay 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    My goto hotel in SF. Cannot beat the location.
  • Teresa H.
    Teresa H.April 22, 2012
    The chocolate vodka martinis in the bar are delicious
  • Mary S.
    Mary SAugust 26, 2015
    Very nice lobby area. Bathroom hidden away
  • M.C. R.
    M.C. R.November 4, 2011
    Breakfast is amazing try the oatmeal! Walnut, pear, and honey.
  • Matt K.
    Matt KessingerJanuary 19, 2012
    Wonderful hotel but the walls are thin in the older part of the hotel. You can hear everything!
  • Michael I.
    Michael IrwinMay 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a room on the highest floor possible if youre a light sleeper. Noisy street traffic.
  • Harry M.
    Harry MyhreDecember 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Roast Prime Rib of Beef - @nutzareus *shaking fist*
  • Chris M.
    Chris MillerJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have the money and the means Victor's Palace is the place with a million dollar view.
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SeversFebruary 5, 2012
    The glass elevator is like a theme park ride! Go to the top and back down and feel the vertigo!
  • Kirk D.
    Kirk DAugust 16, 2012
    The Otis elevators towards the back are a must ride.
  • Eddie B.
    Eddie BurchFebruary 28, 2012
    No free WiFi for guests?! Seriously? Otherwise a great hotel in an awesome location. Gotta go to Starbucks to work online, however
  • joni h.
    joni hoadleyApril 19, 2011
    Elevators are slooowww. Might want to stay on lower levels so you can take the stairs.
  • Al Shaima A.
    Al Shaima Al MadaniSeptember 20, 2016
    Vintage hotel with great location we ❤️ it
    HISTORYMarch 29, 2010
    Silent film comic Fatty Arbuckle's career crashed down when a party he hosted at this hotel resulted in the death of young actress Virginia Rappe in 1921. President Ford was also shot at here in 1975.
  • JJ V.
    JJ VenturiniFebruary 14, 2015
    At elevators enter floor number & insert room key in slot. Elevator only goes to your floor
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoJuly 15, 2013
    Try the Macaroon Tower - Gorgeous!
  • Michelle J.
    Michelle JacobsonMay 23, 2015
    Nothing like ending the night with an absinthe from The Clock Bar. Professionals only please... And you'll still probably want to head up to your room before you finish it ...
  • Greg M.
    Greg MacDonaldJanuary 20, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Iconic spot, right on Union Square.
  • Carmine Gallo
    Carmine GalloApril 16, 2011
    If you're giving a presentation in a Westin conference room, think visually. Presentations are better with words AND pictures. More communication tips at www.carminegallo.com
  • Zyber V.
    Zyber VixMay 15
    Been here 5+ times
    Not impressed at all. Had to move rooms as my 1st room smelled of vomit. The carpet & colour pallet is from a bygone era. Having trouble connecting to guest WiFi. That's a serious problem...
  • Harvey S.
    Harvey StotlandFebruary 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Not sure about the historic rooms, but service and bar are excellent
  • Ray C.
    Ray CrawfordNovember 16, 2011
    Steer clear of the fruit at the @Starbucks in the lobby; it isn't very fresh looking... that said, the scones are to dye for...
  • Kristina D.
    The dungeness crab omelet is yummy. But, the bar here is terrible. I have never seen such disparate decor. And the drinks are acceptable at best.
  • Eduardo G.
    Eduardo GJanuary 5, 2016
    Bad, bad, bad hotel. The only good thing is the ubication. You hear all night noises from the rooms beside yours! I can't sleep in all my stay.
  • Jason H.
    Jason HumeniukJanuary 31, 2010
    Ensure that Kayleen is your server. She is more than worth the price of admission. Great espresso martini.
  • Eduardo D.
    Eduardo DelbonoAugust 30, 2014
    NICE sightseeing not all rooms be careful
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WhiteNovember 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Right across from Union Square. Great location for shopping in the city.
  • Marie C.
    Marie ClemessyFebruary 16, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Stay in the tower, the elevators are the coolest!
  • Erik d.
    Erik de VreezeMarch 31, 2013
    Catch a rainbow
  • Roland
    RolandApril 18, 2011
    15usd/day for wifi and 2usd for local calls are not a bargain, 50usd for parking neither
  • Vivienne B.
    Vivienne BearmanJuly 21, 2017
    Very well equipped hotel gym!
  • Felix L.
    Felix LOctober 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great hotel in great location
  • Dirk D.
    Dirk De KokMay 31, 2011
    Great lobby to work from, good wifi
  • Naturalex F.
    Naturalex FruitMarch 28, 2017
    🏛 fantastic 🏛
  • Roch P.
    Roch PreiteJanuary 20, 2014
    Very.nice hotel convenient to.cable.car. No.pool
  • Taylor R.
    Taylor ReissJune 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Usually everything here is great but there have been some "hiccups"
  • Dan B.
    Dan BogdaAugust 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The elevators suck now. You have to key in your floor, 2-3 times, before an elevator will pick you up. WTF?!
  • Marc S.
    Marc SNovember 21, 2013
    Check out the lobby in full holiday cheer.
  • dale g.
    dale gomezSeptember 25, 2013
    the place to stay when visiting San Francisco
  • Cocoa G.
    Cocoa Golden EagleJanuary 29, 2011
    Don't leave without taking an elevator ride you won't soon forget
  • Bryan M.
    Bryan MSeptember 1, 2011
    Stay in the new half. Old half is small & hot. Little pricey for the value.
  • Ricardo A.
    Ricardo AmaroOctober 29, 2011
    Try the highest rooms, the view is fantastic
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