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Historic family owned hotel on Union Square

San Francisco hotels - Chancellor Hotel on Union Square

  • One block from the cable car line, the Chancellor Hotel sits in the center of San Francisco's shopping and theater district.
  • All 137 guestrooms are nonsmoking, with TV-based Internet access, views of downtown, and a menu of 12 pillow types.
  • The Chancellor has a restaurant and bar, and offers guests complimentary access to a fitness center across the street.


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433 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94102

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San Francisco hotels - Chancellor Hotel on Union Square

This boutique hotel has been in the same family for four generations. It was built in 1914 for the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition, and, at 15 stories, was the tallest building in the city at that time. European styling throughout is augmented with photos and artwork of the exposition and the clipper ships of the mid-1800s. Complimentary freshly baked cookies, apples, and gourmet coffee are available in the lobby. Location is a high point: The hotel is on the Powell Street cable car line and steps from the stores and restaurants of Union Square. Major theaters are within 3 blocks.

A computer with high-speed Internet access is available for guest use. Guests also have complimentary access to the St. Francis Health Club across the street.

Airport transportation is available for an additional fee.

  • Concierge services  
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby  
  • Use of nearby fitness center  
  • Bar/lounge  
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel  
  • Room service (limited hours)  
  • Parking (valet)  
  • Parking (surcharge)  
  • Conference room(s)  
  • Catering  
  • Banquet facilities  
  • Audio-visual equipment  
  • Photocopy machines  
  • Business services  
  • Computer rental  
  • Fax machine  
  • Internet access in public areas 
  • Safe-deposit box - front desk  
  • Wake-up calls  
  • Number of rooms: 137  
  • 24-hour front desk  
  • Porter/bellhop  
  • Express check-in/check-out  
  • Multilingual staff  
  • Medical assistance available  
  • Gift shops or newsstand  
  • Tour assistance  
  • Maid service daily  
  • Dry cleaning service  
  • Microwave in lobby  
  • Rollaway beds  
  • Cribs available  
  • Suitable for children
  • Policies

    Extra person charges may apply depending on hotel policy.
    There are no room charges for infants occupying the same room as their parents.
    Rollaways and infant beds may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply for rollaways.
    Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required upon check-in for incidental charges.
    All special requests are subject to availability upon check-in.

    • Pets not allowed
    • Check-in time is 3 PM
    • Check-out time is Noon


    San Francisco hotels - Chancellor Hotel on Union Square

    Luques Restaurant and Bar - Open daily for breakfast and lunch, the Chancellor's in-house restaurant serves American-style meals (eggs, grilled sandwiches, salads). Leather benches ring the dining room, which seats 45 and is decorated with classic advertisements for French pastries and liquors.

    The hotel's restaurant does not serve dinner, but there are several dining options within the surrounding area.

    Nearby restaurants:


    The hotel offers guests complimentary use of the St. Francis Health Club across the street. San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean beaches offer a variety of recreational opportunities such as windsurfing, fishing, birding, and bicycling. Golden Gate Park, about 4 miles from the hotel, offers myriad activities, including bicycling, skating, golf, boating, fly-fishing, hiking trails, handball, and tennis.

    The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or near the hotel; fees may apply.


    San Francisco hotels - Chancellor Hotel on Union Square

    This hotel has 137 guestrooms, all of which include TV-based high-speed Internet access (fee), and dual-line phones with data-port hookups and complimentary local calls. Beds have cushioned headboards; guests can choose from 12 pillow types, including buckwheat, satin, full-body, and magnetic therapy. Rooms have ceiling fans, and windows open to let in fresh breezes. Rubber ducks add a whimsical touch to the deep bathtubs.


    Room amenities

  • Internet access - high speed  
  • Cable/satellite TV  
  • Video-game console  
  • Pay movies  
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available  
  • Ceiling fan  
  • Climate control  
  • Multi-line phone  
  • Internet access - dial-up  
  • Free local calls  
  • Housekeeping  
  • Extra towels, linens, bedding  
  • Hair dryer  
  • Iron/ironing board  
  • In-room safe  
  • Clock radio  
  • Desk  
  • Window opens  
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Standard room
    One queen or two twin beds with floral bedspreads. Approximately 300 square feet. View of Union Square or downtown. TV-based high-speed Internet access (fee). Dual-line phone with data-port hookup and complimentary local calls. Cushioned headboards, menu of 12 pillow types. Ceiling fan, umbrella, safe, and Nintendo game console. Soaking tub with rubber duck.

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