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Chancellor Hotel On Union Square

3 stars
San Francisco, CA
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Sat 13/4
Wed 17/4

About Chancellor Hotel On Union Square

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

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.

Latest deals for Chancellor Hotel On Union Square

Sat 13/4
Wed 17/4
Double room
2 double beds
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
Deluxe room
bed type unknown
2 twin beds
bed type unknown
Queen room
bed type unknown
bed type unknown
bed type unknown
Standard Room
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
1 queen bed

*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including GST, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Chancellor Hotel On Union Square

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Business centre
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk


  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom


  • Seating area
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV

Accessibility and suitability

  • Disabled Access
  • Elevator
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No smoking


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Refrigerator


  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Parking and transportation

  • Parking

Things to do

  • Gift shop

Reviews of Chancellor Hotel On Union Square

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10.0 Wonderful
The room was clean and well maintained. The bathroom was small but quite functional.. There are no breakfast facilities at the hotel but being in a central location, there is a good choice of cafe's nearby. Powell street is busy during the day and surprisingly quiet at night.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros: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.
Cons:Tight bathroom
8.2 Very good
Pros: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.
7.7 Good
Pros:Awesome location, close to everything with the tram stop right outside and shopping only minutes away.
Cons:Rooms were dated and they get hot, no aircon either
9.4 Wonderful
Pros: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.
Cons: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.
6.0 Okay
Pros:Staff very nice and professional
Cons:Rooms are just too small especially for price.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros: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.
5.1 Fair
Pros:Bedroom was clean, furniture appeared recent. Location was reasonably convenient.
Cons: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.
8.8 Very good
Pros: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.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Last minute booking. Great price! Pretty extraordinary. Prime location!


433 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

What's nearby

  • Grace Cathedral0.5 km
  • Cable Car Museum0.7 km
  • Museum of Modern Art0.7 km
  • Asian Art Museum1.2 km
  • Exploratorium1.6 km
  • Lombard Street1.8 km
  • Fisherman's Wharf2.2 km
  • Musée Mécanique2.4 km
  • Pier 392.4 km
  • Palace of Fine Arts3.8 km
  • Alcatraz4.4 km
  • Walt Disney Family Museum4.7 km



Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


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Essential information about Chancellor Hotel On Union Square

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Average price (weeknight)

C$ 150

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 156
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Most expensive month to stay with an average 50% rise in price.
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Top tips for your stay at Chancellor Hotel On Union Square

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Chancellor Hotel On Union Square, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in November and December.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Chancellor Hotel On Union Square, plan to stay on a Monday or Saturday. The most expensive day is usually Wednesday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Chancellor Hotel On Union Square was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 177, while the most expensive was C$ 177.
  • How long should you stay at Chancellor Hotel On Union Square? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 3 days.

FAQs when booking at Chancellor Hotel On Union Square

  • Where is Chancellor Hotel On Union Square located?

    Chancellor Hotel On Union Square is located at 433 Powell Street in Union Square Area, 0.4 km from the centre of San Francisco. Grace Cathedral is the closest landmark to Chancellor Hotel On Union Square.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Chancellor Hotel On Union Square?

    Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Chancellor Hotel On Union Square.

  • Does Chancellor Hotel On Union Square offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Chancellor Hotel On Union Square offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Chancellor Hotel On Union Square from the airport?

    Chancellor Hotel On Union Square is 18.7 km from San Francisco. Chancellor Hotel On Union Square is 19.1 km from Oakland.

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Distance to downtown

0.4 km

Nearest Airport

San Francisco

Distance to airport

18.8 km