Villa Florence San Francisco on Union Square

7.3
Good

Based on 2,516 reviews
 
225 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
  +1 415 397 7700
Villa Florence San Francisco on Union Square - San Francisco, CA
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Value for money 4.3
Distance to city center 0.3 mi
Location rating 9.2
Nearest Airport San Francisco
Distance to airport 11.5 mi

Rooms

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Executive Rooms

$379+

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King bed
$379 per night

Double Rooms

$130+

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Unknown
$130 per night
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Queen bed
$251 per night
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Double bed
$268 per night
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Double bed
$275 per night
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Double bed
$325 per night
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Double bed
$480 per night

Deluxe Rooms

$108+

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Queen bed
$108 per night
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Queen bed
$145 per night
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King bed
$150 per night
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King bed
$150 per night
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Queen bed
$150 per night
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Queen bed
$150 per night
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Queen bed
$150 per night
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Unknown
$158 per night
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King bed
$164 per night
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King bed
$164 per night
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Queen bed
$164 per night
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Queen bed
$164 per night
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Queen bed
$164 per night
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Queen bed
$166 per night
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King bed
$170 per night
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Unknown
$176 per night
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Unknown
$177 per night
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King bed
$188 per night
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Queen bed
$188 per night
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Queen bed
$188 per night
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Unknown
$196 per night
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King bed
$198 per night
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King bed
$199 per night
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Unknown
$206 per night
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Queen bed
$210 per night
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Queen bed
$210 per night
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Double bed
$220 per night
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Double bed
$220 per night
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Queen bed
$222 per night
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Queen bed
$222 per night
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Double bed
$227 per night
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Double bed
$230 per night
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King bed
$238 per night
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King bed
$280 per night
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Double bed
$327 per night
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Unknown
$688 per night

King Rooms

$145+

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Unknown
$145 per night
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Unknown
$216 per night
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Unknown
$224 per night

Standard Rooms

$117+

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$117 per night
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$121 per night
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$136 per night
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$137 per night
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$138 per night
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$138 per night
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$160 per night
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$162 per night
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$163 per night
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$177 per night
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$186 per night
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$189 per night
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$206 per night
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$393 per night

Reviews

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bart station in 13 reviews
cable car in 30 reviews
close to union in 48 reviews
elevator working in 34 reviews
faced a brick wall in 15 reviews
funny smell in 8 reviews
great and the room in 195 reviews
great location in 375 reviews
heart of union square in 61 reviews
hidden fees in 8 reviews
homeless people in 17 reviews
located hotel in 137 reviews
powell street in 6 reviews
san francisco in 13 reviews
small bathroom in 45 reviews
staff and the location in 403 reviews
staff was friendly in 212 reviews
street noise in 46 reviews
  • Excellent
    Dec 2017
    10.0

    Location

  • Excellent
    Jul 2017
    8.2

    The location was great. Close to Powell station which made it easy to get to the hotel using BART. Union square was a block away and the turnaround for the cable car was a couple blocks away too.

    At the time of our stay the hotel lobby and restaurant were under renovation.

  • Good
    Apr 2017
    8.0

    Mystery Surcharges

    Location, staff great.

    Upon check-out, got stuck with an additional $38 surcharge never mentioned at booking or check-in, stayed here before and never charged, probably won't return now.

  • Okay
    Jan 2017
    5.1

    Spent the winter evening without heat in my room

    Majority of the luxuries were fine except for several key items were a complete failure. The heating system is archaic, loud and blew cold air. Front desk came but was not able to resolve the issue and their engineer was off that evening. It was a major problem because it was in the dead of winter and slept in the room in 30°F temperature or so. We survived the evening with four layers of blankets. Secondly the toilet cover was broken. And lastly the coffee pot machine wasn't working properly.

  • Okay
    Oct 2016
    4.8

    Great Location, But Bad Facility, Hidden Fees

    Close to Union Square, tons of great shops and restaurants.

    HIDDEN FEES! Parking is $75/day ($36/day just down the street), they tried to charge me all kinds of "convience fees" at check out with out telling me. If you pay on here, make sure to check your credit card. Our room was on the Powell Street and the windows did not block out any sounds. Car horns, yelling, music, etc. all night. The "curtains" did not close, and the wooden blinds let in plenty of light.

  • Good
    Jul 2016
    8.0

    Great location

    It's close to Union Square, shopping centers, restaurants and walking distance to Moscone Center.

  • Mediocre
    Mar 2016
    4.0

    Not Like the Pictures

    Location

    Room was super tiny & bathrooms were totally tiny

  • Okay
    Feb 2016
    5.1

    They didnt have my reservation when I already paid. They weren't apologetic. They didnt refund me.

  • Okay
    Dec 2015
    4.8

    There were young teenage boys partying in the room next to mine until 3am, so I was unable to sleep until 3am. I called the front desk to complain around 11pm but the problem was not fixed. I would expect a hotel at this price point to have better sound proofing or better management.

  • Excellent
    Dec 2015
    9.1

    Good experience

    The staff was friendly, room was clean and quiet (we asked for a quiet room) and location can't be beat. We will be staying at Villa Florence again!

    The only issue was that the a/c unit seemed a little undersized, but just barely for the time we were there. We didn't need it the second night. For any facilities guys reading this... The air flow from the unit seems to be restricted quite a bit from the cover that "protects" the unit inside the room. Based on the design its probably loosing up to 50% of its air flow. You might consider cutting out the area in front of the vents. Yeah, I know, I'm a mechanical nerd, but we had a nice stay. 8-)

  • Good
    Nov 2015
    7.4

    great location. great price.

    key cards kept becoming non-functional

  • Good
    Mar 2015
    7.1

    Not Bad - Not Good

    Great location in the heart of Union Square. Easy access to the cable cars. Nice coffee/pastry bar in lobby. Newly remodeled rooms were comfortable and good looking.

    Valet is EXCRUCIATINGLY slow. We waited over 40 minutes to get our car. Apparently the bell boy is the valet too. We found our newly renovated room had a shower that didn't drain. When we called, we were told they would have to move us because the was no maintenance guy on site. Moved to a different room; no view but working shower. The next morning at check out we found out someone was in our room late (past 11pm) working on the shower. Not great for the in-laws who were stuck in the room next to our old room. Paper thin walls. Very disturbing.

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About

Overview

Tucked in a charming landmark dating back to 1908, Villa Florence is an Italian-inspired oasis of hospitality in the heart of bustling San Francisco. Just steps from Union Square and the Powell Street Cable Car Line, this 189-room boutique retreat delivers the quintessential San Francisco experience. From the moment of arrival, guests are captivated by “The Lady In the Lobby,” an awe-inspiring portrait that anchors the hotel’s Renaissance sensibility and inspires guests’ love affair with San Francisco. Understated and elegant, this modern urban oasis captures its namesake city’s very essence, in details large and small.

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Features

Free Parking
Free Airport Shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet Friendly
Spa

7.3 Good

Based on 2,516 reviews

9.2

Location

7.6

Service

3.6

Comfort

3.4

Amenities

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

12:00 PM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Parking
Fitness center
Free Wi-Fi
Increased Accessibility
Business center
Internet
Concierge service
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Air-Conditioned
24 Hour Front Desk
Storage available
Elevator
Hairdryer
Cable or satellite TV
Safe
Pets not allowed

Location

Most Popular Landmarks

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  • Cable Car Museum 0.6 mi
  • Asian Art Museum 0.6 mi
  • Exploratorium 1.1 mi
  • Lombard Street 1.2 mi

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