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Chancellor Hotel On Union Square

8.6
Excellent

Based on 3,515 reviews
 
433 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
  +1 415 362 2004
Chancellor Hotel On Union Square - San Francisco, CA
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Good to know

Distance to city center 0.2 mi
Location rating 9.6
Nearest Airport San Francisco
Distance to airport 11.7 mi

Rooms

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Queen Rooms

$117+

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$117 per night
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$117 per night
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Unknown
$138 per night
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Unknown
$217 per night

Standard Rooms

$84+

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Twin bed
$114 per night
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Double bed
$126 per night
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$126 per night
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Queen bed
$130 per night
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Twin bed
$151 per night
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$151 per night
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$151 per night
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Double bed
$162 per night
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Double bed
$178 per night
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Queen bed
$184 per night
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Double bed
$216 per night
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Queen bed
$248 per night
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Double bed
$261 per night
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Double bed
$288 per night
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Twin bed
$496 per night
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Twin bed
$554 per night
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Twin bed
$84 per night
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Queen bed
$97 per night
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Queen bed
$97 per night
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Queen bed
$97 per night
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Queen bed
$97 per night

Double Rooms

$148+

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$148 per night
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$204 per night
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$209 per night

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  • Excellent
    Dec 2017
    10.0

    Amazing beds !

    While it was a fairly tight room the amazing comfort of the beds made that small bathroom insignificant. There was also a great deep tub that was just what I needed after lots of walking.

    Tight bathroom

  • Excellent
    Feb 2017
    8.2

    Outstanding Location

    Perfect place to stay for all the important sights Trolley stops in front and goes right down to Fisherman's Wharf for great food and Terrific views, Lori's Diner is a few doors away with great food, Walgreens on the corner.

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  • Excellent
    Nov 2016
    9.4

    Hot time in SF

    It was a very nice family hotel with an interesting history. Well located right off Union Square. The hotel staff were all very nice. Though we didn't take advantage of them, the bar and restaurant both seemed nice.

    The weather was cool and the hotel had the boiler running. Our room must have been 80 degrees and no way to shut the heat off. We were on the top floor and the hotel staff offered to move us to a lower (cooler) room. The second floor room was just as warm. The rooms really need local control of temperature.

  • Okay
    Oct 2016
    6.0

    Room size claustrophobic

    Staff very nice and professional

    Rooms are just too small especially for price.

  • Excellent
    Sep 2016
    10.0

    Location. Location. Location

    Nice historic hotel in a great location. Friendly and informative staff. Room was small but we got one of the rooms on the top floor and the ceiling was about 15 feet high. It made the room seem much larger. There is no A/C in the room but it was comfortable with the ceiling fan and the window open. I liked hearing the sounds of the city in the evening. The city "noise" did quiet down during the night and had no problems sleeping. This hotel was recommended to me by my boss. He stays there every year for a reunion with college friends. I have not problem passing on the recommendation.

  • Okay
    Jun 2016
    5.1

    Underwhelming, cramped and uncomfortable

    Bedroom was clean, furniture appeared recent. Location was reasonably convenient.

    Room was claustrophobic - barely room to walk around bed. Paint was fresh, but clearly covering 100 years of obvious wear. Musty smell. No air conditioning - couldn't get room quite cool/dry enough to be comfortable. Bathroom was dingy, marked up and had seen better days, and it was hard to squeeze into toilet between sink and wall, even then, wedged in by shoulder-level toilet paper dispenser. Plumbing noises from adjacent units were loud. Weirdly shaped closet with mismatched hangars that were falling apart.

  • Excellent
    May 2016
    8.8

    The staff was great. They were very friendly and helpful. The location was also fantastic and the noon check out gave us a little additional time to explore the city without worrying about our bags. I would definitely recommend.

  • Excellent
    Apr 2016
    10.0

    Wow!

    Last minute booking. Great price! Pretty extraordinary. Prime location!

  • Excellent
    Mar 2016
    10.0

    Had a great time at the chancellor!

    Reasonably priced, friendly and accommodating staff, coffee/tea available 24/7. Great wifi, mini fridge in room. Great water pressure. They updated all the right things.

    Coffee maker/microwave in room would have been an improvement, but not a sticking point. The service at Luques can be slow, but the food is good.

  • Excellent
    Feb 2016
    9.4

    Location, location, location

    Great location, good price, comfortable, professional, courteous staff. We had a room on the top floor, which was clean and quiet, with a ceiling fan rather than AC. Despite typically being a light sleeper, and expecting issues with street noise, I slept better there than I have anywhere in years, not really sure why (could have been the 12+ miles walking each day in wonderful San Francisco). The hotel is in Union Square, with its incredible shopping and conference centers. Chinatown is about .5 miles away (and a very steep hill), and Fisherman's Wharf about 1.5 miles; a fun walk if you're up for it (but Uber is fast an inexpensive, especially the pool option). If you're looking for a plush, modern American experience, this isn't it. If you're looking for an affordable, comfortable, centralized location to explore SF, or attend a business conference, this is a great choice.

    Rooms are small, no air-conditioning (though not really needed) and there was no real work surface for a notebook. Not a place to get work done. Bathroom was dated, but functional. There's no fitness center in the hotel but you get free use of a health club around the corner with lots of good gear and yoga classes, which were great. There's no coffee in the room, but there's a 24 hour a day brew available in the lobby with cookies I found impossible to resist. Wi-fi is free and fast.

  • Excellent
    Feb 2016
    10.0

    Everything was clean and comfortable. The staff was kind and attentive. Location was perfect. Concierge was helpful. Absolutely would stay here again when visiting San Francisco.

    Breakfast wasn't included, but actually was delicious in the cafe downstairs.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2016
    10.0

    Great value! Great coffee/tea/water and they extended our checkout by 2 hours to accommodate our plans. Very nice. And BOGO cocktails for a night!

    Room is small but doable (without children).

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About

Overview

Built for the Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915, San Francisco Hotels’ Chancellor Hotel on Union Square stood as the tallest building in the city. With the memory of the great earthquake of 1906 still fresh, the original contractor went broke designing the hotel to withstand even the strongest quakes. When Isador Rosenberg swooped in and saved it from abandonment, the hotel was turned into a family-owned and operated business and a staple of Union Square. The Chancellor Hotel features 137 luxurious and historic rooms and two suites. Contemporary decor and lavish furnishings provide ample comfort and are paired with a 32” flat-screen TV, free HBO, mini-fridge, in-room safe, and an over-sized bathtub. Each boutique room is sized to fit two people comfortably and is cooled by San Francisco’s fresh air and a ceiling fan. Hotel guests will wake up to a multi-station American Breakfast Buffet stocked with all one could want in the morning. Eggs, bacon, sausage, bread and pastries, and a pancake maker are filling fare before trekking out to explore sunny San Francisco. Travelers are steps away from San Francisco’s Union Square and the district’s renowned shops, eateries, art galleries, nightclubs, and lounges. Historic sites like Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge are within reach, as is the city’s cable car system, Chinatown, North Beach, and Yerba Buena Gardens. A historic staple of Union Square, The Chancellor Hotel is an iconic piece of San Francisco that provides guests with maximum comfort and convenience.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.6 Excellent

Based on 3,515 reviews

9.6

Location

9.3

Service

6.4

Breakfast

4.4

Comfort

Things to Know

  • Wonderful sightseeing
  • Great shopping
  • Great desserts & fruits

Check in

4:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM

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Amenities

Free Wi-Fi
ATM on-site
Business center
Internet
Gift shop
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
24hr front desk
Safe
Fitness center
Storage available
Elevator
Concierge service
Hairdryer
Cable or satellite TV
Pets not allowed
Parking (surcharge)
Laundry facilities
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Location

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