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The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

  • 335 Powell Street, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94103
  • 1 (888) 271-2681


just yul

located just the opposite of Union Square, this property offers great convenience access to Market Street where some of the shopping malls are located. SF scenic tram terminal just down the street.

Derek Lakin

Good rooms, though variety in size for the same rate; one room was huge the other quite small. Breakfast was OK, though not outstanding. An SF institution in a great location, though.


The location is amazing as it is right in front of the union square but without a pool and the old walls mean a family screaming next to you or loud couple means you're barely getting any sleep. The rooms are adequate.

Darren Anderson

Really awesome historic hotel on Union Square, right in the heart of SF! Make sure to request a historic room, it's like stepping back in time. And there's a great wine bar ENO on the ground level.

Leilani Reis

Large hotel with two different towers located on Union Square. Easy access to shopping and other restaurants in sf.


What a gorgeous hotel lobby.. that's about as far as I got. They decorate for the holidays and have a gorgeous tree and display in the lobby. What I can say is that this location is perfect for someone wishing to enjoy Union Square and all that is in the area. Great restaurants inside!

Jenn B

I can't believe nobody has mentioned the glass elevators at the Westin St. Francis! Perhaps they have their own postcard. This is an insider's tip: For a fun 60 second trip and amazing view of the city, walk into the Westin St. Francis. From the lobby, head towards the back by going around the left side. You'll see a bank of elevators. Pretend like you're actually a guest and casually stroll into one, then hit a number on or close to the top. Enjoy the view of the city as you are lifted higher and higher!

Mel S Wong

Classic grand hotel located conveniently on Union Square. It is close to shopping, eating, site seeing, and the cable car. The Clock Bar near the grand front entrance is a great spot to catch up over specialty cocktails.

Stanley Chan

Attended the official YELP Unwrapped! Holiday Party at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco with fellow Yelpers! The event was huge. At least 3000 Yelpers attended tonight to enjoy free food and drinks from many restaurants, including Espetus, Tryptich, Urban Tavern, and more! Tonight's event was a foodie lover's paradise!

Arrived in line at 6:30 PM, and was able to get in by 7:20ish. The YELP staffers were very efficient and always on hand for questions. Unlike a clubbing line, things were very well coordinated and organized. Once we got into the hotel, it was time to eat! The lines were long, but there was plenty of food to go around for the early birds. The drinks were pretty good too, with a lot of them mixed with Honest Tea. My favorite dishes of the night: the roasted chestnut soup, the pumpkin moose, spareribs, and multi-flavored gelato! To top it off also, there were some erasable boards where we were able to write our favorite foodie quotes: "I don't eat to live - I LIVE to EAT!", "If it looks nasty, it must taste great!", and "It's my duty to please my belly!" The event was totally fun and opened my eyes to the different types of foods! Looking forward to next year's YELP Holiday Party!

Ramona Flume

The only hotel in San Francisco's famous Union Square, the Westin St. Francis offers world-class luxury on top of one of the best locations in the city. It's surrounded by incredible shopping, restaurants and is just a short walk from Chinatown, the Financial District and the Moscone Convention Center. There's even a cable car stop right outside the front door.


You couldn't have a better location but room quality really varies and some units are in desperate need of renovation. Very popular for conferences and can be insanely crowded / overrun. A good choice if it is on fire sale but, otherwise, other nearby properties offer similar convenience with less hassle.


Westin St. Francis may have the best hotel location in all of San Francisco. Directly facing Union Square, it’s front side forms one of the four wall of buildings enclosing the park. During Christmas, it’s even more beautiful as the building is illuminated in a dramatic fashion such that it serves as a wonderful backdrop for photos of the Union Square Christmas tree. Within the hotel is the restaurant Michael Mina, reputedly one of the best restaurants in the city that rivals Gary Danko and The Dining Room at Ritz-Carlton.

I came here once for a large party within their banquet rooms. The space is large and the hotel staff were very friendly. Everything was clean and I really enjoyed my experience. They did a great job keeping a large crowd in check.

I can’t comment on the rooms as I’ve never stayed here. I can only share my experiences about their events room and location.

Travis Katz

True this hotel is in a great location, but it is badly in need of a renovation. Rooms felt shabby and run down - not what I expect from a Westin hotel. If you prefer Starwood, the St Regis and the W are not far away and are much nicer hotels.

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