For those native to San Francisco, Union Square is generally a place you’d avoid at all costs, save maybe ice skating during the Christmas season. However, there are still millions of travelers each year seeking out the ideal Union Square hotel for its proximity to some of the best San Francisco has to offer, and the fact that Union Square is home to a few of the city’s best overall hotels is enough to get some locals to splurge on a staycation. Don’t put hours into researching the top hotels in Union Square; we’ve spent weeks doing just that, and want to share with you the 21 Top-Rated Hotels in Union Square. Why is this list free?

The Inn at Union Square
#1 of 21 Best Union Square Hotels SF

The Inn at Union Square is a stylish and one-of-a-kind San Francisco hotel hideaway in the heart of the city. Guests of this boutique hotel may enjoy the great range of San Francisco sites and activities while staying only minutes from the renowned cable cars, Golden Gate Bridge, and Fisherman's Wharf. With virtual check-in and a keyless access code, all stays at the Inn At Union Square are hassle-free and convenient.

Taj Campton Place
#2 of 21 Leading San Francisco Union Square Hotels

The Taj Campton Place is a well-known landmark in San Francisco. The hotel was established over a century ago and is located on Stockton Street in Union Square, in one of San Francisco's most exclusive neighborhoods. It's near to the city's financial sector, as well as top art galleries and museums, as well as food, nightlife, and shopping. The San Francisco International Airport is a 25-minute drive away. There are 110 bedrooms at this award-winning 5-star hotel in San Francisco, including nine suites.

Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel Union Square
#3 of 21 Top-Notch San Francisco Hotels

The Marines' Memorial Club in San Francisco has stood in commemoration of the men and women who have fought in the protection of our country for over seventy years. Since 1946, the Marines' Memorial Club has served and commemorated veterans of all eras through a living memorial, hotel, and theater. This Club is both a landmark and a hospitality institution, offering outstanding San Francisco accommodation and dining with amazing city views.

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Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
#4 of 21 Top Union Square Hotels SF

The Chancellor Hotel has been a staple on Union Square for over a century. It was the tallest hotel structure in San Francisco when it opened for operation in 1914, and it was built for the Panama Pacific International Exposition in 1915. The Chancellor Hotel is now one of San Francisco's few family-owned and run hotels. The Chancellor Hotel on Union Square is a landmark, and the family's top aim is to retain the same history, service, and value that made it such.

Club Donatello
#5 of 21 Leading SF Hotels in Union Square

Club Donatello is a four-star, gold crown boutique hotel in the heart of San Francisco's union square that provides an intimate ambiance. All rooms at the Donatello are located on the top three levels and feature original artwork, traditional furniture, and warm, calming color palettes.

#6 of 21 Top-Notch San Francisco Union Square Hotels

Staypineapple San Francisco promises not to disappoint, as the perfectly charming boutique hotel just steps from some of SF's best shopping and dining. Lots of high-level user reviews speak of top cleanliness as well as a great staff and the right amenities, and many believe this hotel is perfect for business or pleasure. With the tag-line, "Fall 'In Sleep' With Us," how could you go wrong?

The Marker San Francisco
#7 of 21 Best San Francisco Hotels

The Marker is a recently refurbished Beaux-Arts style hotel in downtown San Francisco, near Union Square. Its large, jewel-toned rooms blend perfectly with the hotel's elegant yet whimsical decor, promoting creativity. The Marker, which prides itself on being "Uniquely San Francisco," showers you in luxury and comfort in the heart of the Golden Gate City.

Palihotel San Francisco
#8 of 21 Leading Union Square Hotels SF

The Palihotel intends to be a tribute to their global community of imaginative, unique, and intelligent customers. Wood paneling, ceramic tiles, a pleasantly soft color palette, and mixed-matched furnishings and fixtures were used to create a rich and eclectic blend of traditional and modern California-centric designs throughout the hotel, with 82 fully renovated guest rooms for you to be wowed.

Hotel Nikko
#9 of 21 Top-Notch SF Hotels in Union Square

In the center of San Francisco, you can enjoy Asian-inspired hospitality and personalized service. Hotel Nikko, located only steps from Union Square, offers a luxury boutique hotel experience that combines modern accessibility with Eastern elegance. Hotel Nikko provides contemporary rooms minutes from the city's greatest eating, entertainment, and culture, surrounded by the bustle of Union Square and views of San Francisco, offering serenity amidst the hustle and bustle of the city.

JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
#10 of 21 Best San Francisco Union Square Hotels

When you need a break from San Francisco's bustling downtown, go to the redesigned luxury hotel JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square. The modern event spaces featuring 16,648 square feet, innovative AV equipment, open-air terraces, and the extremely adaptable Pacific Conference Center make this 4-star facility an excellent choice for a holiday or business trip. The large Union Square hotel rooms are exquisitely furnished, with sophisticated furniture and modern, spa-inspired bathrooms.

Grand Hyatt Union Square
#11 of 21 Best Union Square Hotels SF

The Grand Hyatt San Francisco invites you in with polished modern flair and elegant luxury. You can immerse yourself in the shopping, eating, and nightlife culture of San Francisco as you are located in the center of the city only steps from iconic Union Square. Then retire to an elegant room where you may relax while receiving first-class service. As they attempt to reinvent the hotel experience, Grand Hyatt is committed to the highest levels of cleanliness during your stay.

Axiom Hotel
#12 of 21 Leading San Francisco Union Square Hotels

The guest rooms at this San Francisco boutique hotel include contemporary furniture, minimalist décor, and modern conveniences, as well as warm wood flooring and quality cotton linens for a relaxing stay. In this top Union Square Hotel, complimentary Wi-Fi and smart TVs keep you connected, and booking direct gets you the best available pricing.

Hotel Adagio, Autograph Collection
#13 of 21 Top-Notch San Francisco Hotels

In downtown San Francisco, Hotel Adagio provides 171 freshly refurbished comfortable and elegant guest rooms. Outside, beautiful Spanish colonial restoration building combines with an upmarket, contemporary design to provide a unique arrival experience, which is complemented by The Mortimer, one of the city's trendiest craft cocktail bars. Hotel Adagio is unlike any other Union Square hotel in San Francisco, bridging the gap between classic and modern, historic and contemporary, and style and comfort.

The Westin St. Francis on Union Square
#14 of 21 Top Union Square Hotels SF

Since its inauguration on March 21, 1904, The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square has provided visitors with a warm welcome and an engaging, rejuvenating stay. This top Union Square hotel mixes the elegance of oak-paneled restaurants and the majestic grandeur of the lobby with a $45 million makeover of the Landmark Building guest rooms in a turn-of-the-century European style. Recharge in exquisite rooms with modern features like Heavenly Beds and smart TV systems, including some with chandeliers and marble baths.

Hotel Abri
#15 of 21 Leading SF Hotels in Union Square

In the center of Union Square, Hotel Abri provides boutique facilities, beautiful rooms and suites, individualized service, and lots of San Francisco charm. It's a location where you can appreciate the genuine San Francisco experience - at excellent rates – whether you're here for business or pleasure.

Hotel Spero
#16 of 21 Top-Notch San Francisco Union Square Hotels

Hotel Spero, which was renovated in 2018, blends the rich historical characteristics of the original hotel design with innovative elements that are authentic to San Francisco's personality and energy. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine at Jasper's, work on a presentation in Jarvis' Corner co-working area, or spoil your pet in one of the 236 large guest rooms and suites, all only two blocks from Union Square.

Parc 55
#17 of 21 Top Union Square Hotels SF

Parc 55, located only steps from Union Square, provides a variety of amenities for both business and travel visitors, including 1,024 modern guest rooms and 15 executive suites, more than 30,000 square feet of event space, and a modern on-site restaurant and bar. This Hilton hotel is here to make the most of your visit by providing the services you need, the facilities you expect, and the extras you deserve, whether you're doing business, keeping up with your fitness regimen, or wanting to spend quality time with your family.

Beresford Arms Hotel
#18 of 21 Leading SF Hotels in Union Square

The Beresford Arms is a charming throwback to San Francisco in the early 1900s. Many of their rooms have all of the convenience and space of your own downtown apartment. The arched windows in the foyer have dazzled visitors for over a century and the hotel is one of the aesthetically noteworthy structures in San Francisco's Nob Hill Historical District, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

#19 of 21 Top-Notch San Francisco Union Square Hotels

Few hotels can match Warwick San Francisco's combination of location, local heritage, and genuine friendliness. This San Francisco hotel is a short walk from world-class shopping, eating, and many more fascinating San Francisco tourist sites, and is located in the center of the trendy theatre area, just two blocks west of Union Square and the iconic San Francisco cable cars.

Hotel Zeppelin
#20 of 21 Best San Francisco Hotels

The Hotel Zeppelin embraces San Francisco's colorful, bohemian heritage in a defiant way so you can feel at ease in the progressive atmosphere of the city. The hotel transforms it into a live tale that helps you reconnect and feel ready for new experiences. Expect a mind-altering experience and a stunning presentation inspired by the city's famous rule-breaking poets, novelists, and musicians. You are welcome to break the norm and be changed as their guest.

Hotel Triton
#21 of 21 Leading Union Square Hotels SF

Hotel Triton San Francisco, designed and inspired by a collection of worldwide experiences and antiques, combines the comfort of a friend's home with the flair of boutique hospitality. The Hotel Triton is strategically positioned at the crossroads of San Francisco's most vibrant districts, ensuring that visitors are steeped in culture from the second they come or go.



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