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The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

335 Powell St (at Post St), San Francisco, CA 94102
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  • "... make a left and ride the glass elevator for the best views overlooking the bay...." (4 tips)
  • "Killer cocktails at Clock Bar" (3 tips)
  • "... elevator to the 32nd floor for a view you won't forget!" (3 tips)

    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.

    HISTORY · March 29, 2010
  • AskMen

    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

    AskMen · September 3, 2010
  • Adrian C.

    Ride the glass outdoors elevator at night up n down as often as you want

    Adrian C. · May 7, 2009
  • Nikita P.

    Ride the Elevators

    Nikita P. · June 8, 2010
  • Corey R.

    take the elevator up to the 31st floor and then take the service elevator to the 32nd floor for a view you won't forget!

    Corey R. · August 15, 2009
  • Charbay W.

    Killer cocktails at Clock Bar

    Charbay W. · June 24, 2010
  • Ed L.

    Enjoy the $50 parking!

    Ed L. · June 26, 2010
  • Sara S.

    Stay in the towers

    Sara S. · March 26, 2010
  • The Corcoran Group

    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.

    The Corcoran Group · June 19, 2011
  • Cocoa G.

    Don't leave without taking an elevator ride you won't soon forget

    Cocoa G. · January 29, 2011
  • Renee P.

    Wonderful, historic hotel with excellent service and great location.

    Renee P. · July 31, 2010
  • Stacey

    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.

    Stacey · August 19, 2010
  • Paul R.

    Do not get a room near the elevators. They sound like planes going by every 5 seconds. Hard to sleep.

    Paul R. · July 9, 2010
  • Louie 李景雲 L.

    Big shout out to all my friends at the NANOG conference 

    Louie 李景雲 L. · June 15, 2010
  • Vincent L.

    The elevator up the tower has an amazing view I the city

    Vincent L. · August 6, 2011
  • Andy

    Great hotel bar!

    Andy · July 29, 2011
  • aja h.

    Nov. 24-Jan 3: u can check out the worlds largest sugar castle. :0)

    aja h. · November 28, 2010
  • Brett L.

    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

    Brett L. · March 31, 2013
  • Erik d.

    Catch a rainbow

    Erik d. · March 31, 2013
  • Eric

    be aware the union is striking there now.

    Eric · November 21, 2009
  • Kirk D.

    The Otis elevators towards the back are a must ride.

    Kirk D. · August 16, 2012
  • Manfred W.

    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

    Manfred W. · May 11, 2012
  • Aaron S.

    The glass elevator is like a theme park ride! Go to the top and back down and feel the vertigo!

    Aaron S. · February 5, 2012
  • Kireau K.

    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.

    Kireau K. · October 1, 2011
  • T

    room 2889 reeks of smoke. something besides cigarettes...

    T · June 27, 2011
  • Taylor R.

    Usually everything here is great but there have been some "hiccups"

    Taylor R. · June 27, 2011
  • Robert V.

    Park underneath union square otherwise hit with $50++ parking at hotel.

    Robert V. · February 28, 2011
  • Kevin W.

    Right across from Union Square. Great location for shopping in the city.

    Kevin W. · November 21, 2010
  • MCB

    Wonderful rooms and location

    MCB · July 28, 2010
  • Aaron W.

    Make sure to see the Shoe Doctor near the fitness center. It's not a shoe shine; you are visiting the doctor! He is going to be on The Discovery Channel.

    Aaron W. · June 30, 2010
  • Andy A.

    Check out the Imperial Room on the 32nd floor for killer views. The ride up the glass windowed elevator is worth it by itself!

    Andy A. · April 6, 2010
  • Jason H.

    Ensure that Kayleen is your server. She is more than worth the price of admission. Great espresso martini.

    Jason H. · January 31, 2010
  • dale g.

    the place to stay when visiting San Francisco

    dale g. · September 25, 2013
  • Tim W.

    Take the BART from SFO. Simple. Fast. And drops you off in the heart of Union Square, just 2 blocks from the Westin.

    Tim W. · January 23, 2013
  • Richard L.

    Lack of recognition of SPG elite members. Especially room upgrade.

    Richard L. · December 28, 2012
  • Vilas S.

    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

    Vilas S. · September 9, 2012
  • Erica H.

    The entrance for parking is on Geary St., not Powell St.

    Erica H. · August 30, 2012
  • SF Weekly

    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

    SF Weekly · May 30, 2012
  • james v.

    Get to the auction before its all gone bring you credit card!

    james v. · April 1, 2012
  • 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.

    Kristina D. · October 17, 2011
  • Chad E.

    Have an obnoxiously expensive drink at the Bourbon Steak restaurant

    Chad E. · June 21, 2011
  • joni h.

    Elevators are slooowww. Might want to stay on lower levels so you can take the stairs.

    joni h. · April 19, 2011
  • Ro L.

    it's a visit, grab a coffee, pastry, happy hour, dinner, breakfast.Amazing service, the restaurants offer a great excellent service

    Ro L. · April 16, 2011
  • Matthew S.

    Ask for an upper floor room with a view!

    Matthew S. · 1 week ago
  • Daniel R.

    Nice Starbucks in the lobby with up-market seating area and free Wi-Fi. Perfect for a casual meeting!

    Daniel R. · 1 week ago
  • Roch P.

    Very.nice hotel convenient No.pool

    Roch P. · January 20
  • Harry M.

    I like to stay in the new building

    Harry M. · January 3
  • Patrick M.

    Showing it's age in a bad way :(

    Patrick M. · December 30, 2013
  • Harry M.

    Try the Roast Prime Rib of Beef - @nutzareus *shaking fist* (via @Foodspotting)

    Harry M. · December 26, 2013
  • Paula G.

    Hotel excelente, vale cada centavo, atendimento espetacular, quarto enorme, academia e spa muito bons. Dá para dançar uma valsa no banheiro!

    Paula G. · August 3, 2013

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