The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

Historic charm, ideally located, but could use just a little TLC on rooms

 

My husband and I were attending a conference at the Westin St. Francis San Francisco and booked a three-night stay. We were completely impressed with how ideally it is located in Union Square. We were fortunate to reserve a suite for a reasonable price, with a Union Square view. The hotel is large and quite busy and the lobby area was crowded. Though needing an update on the rooms, it was an overall agreeable stay.

 

Location:

 

The hotel could not be in a better location. It is directly in Union Square and a short walk from the Financial District, and Chinatown. We were easily able to access downtown San Francisco and enjoy restaurants and shopping without ever having to use a car or taxi.  If it is your first visit to the city, you will enjoy the cable car that passes directly in front of the hotel on Powell street.

 

Rooms:

 

We were fortunate to have reserved a suite. Our suite was very large, spacious, and had fantastic views of Union Square (see photo’s). The décor reflected the historic value of the hotel. However, furniture was a bit worn and renovation would help to restore this beautiful hotel to a higher level. The Heavenly Bed that the Westin’s are famous for, is always quite comfortable.

 

– Separate living room area of the suite – very spacious

 

Bathroom:

 

The bathroom had a large soaking tub and marble tile. The bathroom was clean and well maintained.

 

– interior view of the bathroom

 

- tub view

– tub view

 

Linens:

 

The linens were of nice quality, and the bedding was very comfortable.

 

- Separate bedroom area of the suite

– Separate bedroom area of the suite

 

Staff: 

 

There was nothing extraordinary to note about the staff. It is a busy hotel with lots of conference attendees. As such, the staff were all polite, but not exceptional.

 

Other:

 

This property does not have a club lounge floor or room. The check-in area is a little cramped and does get quite crowded during peak check in times.

 

Views:

 

If possible, book a room that overlooks Union Square. The views are wonderful.

 

- View of Union Square from the room

– View of Union Square from the room

 

Final Thoughts:

 

The Westin St. Francis offered a very pleasant stay. I love the historic décor and feel of this hotel. The location is their biggest selling point and certainly one to consider when booking a hotel in San Francisco. The hotel was reasonably priced for the area and though there are higher quality hotels in the direct area, this seems to offer a solid value. I feel it is a four-star property and with a little TLC toward renovations, could rate higher.

 

5StarTip🌟: When it comes to the rooms, I would choose or request a room that overlooks Union Square.

 

The Westin St. Francis rates an Always5Star: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

 

**I was not compensated in any way for this post.  My opinions are completely my own based on my experiences which I paid entirely for myself.