Union Square Hotel San Francisco, San Francisco, California
The hotel is located on the historic antique Cable Car line, in the heart of the City’s shopping haven. Built in 1913 for the Pan American Exposition, the building holds a nostalgic and impressive history. San Francisco’s Original Boutique Hotel, with its very best Union Square location directly on the Cable Car Line, offers an authentic experience for the leisure traveler. (0606/CH). A restored boutique hotel dating from 1912 offering art deco ambience. Stylish guestrooms welcome you with complimentary wireless internet, double paned windows that open to fresh air, high ceilings, and spectacular jewel tones that showcase authentic San Francisco. Each room has a private bath with personalized toiletries and hair dryers. The large lobby is decorated in vivid colors, with highlights of the Maltese Falcon and local landmarks. A welcoming interior makes any guest feel right at home. There’s no restaurant on site but the hotel offers complimentary coffee and herbal tea in the morning. Several dining options available close by. 1 km to the nearest fair site (moscone conv centre), 2 minute walk to the nearest bus stop, 24 kms to the airport (san francisco), 3 minute walk to the nearest metro station (bart), 32 km to the nearest station (amtrak emeryville), 40 kms to the airport (oakland).
Mimi Slawoff Mendelson (verified owner) –
Centrally-located, charming boutique hotel
Located smack dab on Powell Street one block from the historic cable car turnaround and walking distance to Chinatown, shopping centers and numerous restaurants, this boutique hotel was an ideal home base for our family of five. We stayed in an upper corner kids’ suite (complete with books and games), which gave us enough space to spread out and enjoy an awesome view of Powell Street. Hearing the ringing of cable car bells outside gave us a true sense of being in San Francisco. Once we parked our car, we never drove during our entire three-trip trip. Between the cable car and walking, we were able to easily access all of our destinations. We heard there’s a ghost that haunts the hotel but we never experienced it – although my teens were curious! Can’t remember the name of it, but we had a great Thai dinner at the small restaurant located on the right side of the hotel entrance.
Tips for Families
Ask for the kids suite to ensure enough space for your family. It’s an older (but renovated) boutique hotel – nothing fancy but centrally located and comfortable.