Chancellor Hotel On Union Square - San Francisco  3 stars

433 Powell Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Four-poster bed - Hotel staff were very helpful - Price included free cable car tickets
  • Paper thin walls - Bathrooms were very clean - Free pc/internet access at the main desk
  • Room was cleaned daily - Coffee and tea are available all day in the lobby - Walk-in closet kept the room very tidy
  • Water pressure in the shower was awesome - Towels were also spotless - They have free tea coffee in the lobby
  • I would recommend this hotel - Room was very clean - No air conditioning - Bathroom spotless upon our arrival


Located close to famous attractions and public transport, the three-star Chancellor Hotel provides a good base for guests, willing to tour the city or settle business matters away from home.

This family-owned hotel is open since 1914 and now offers free Wi-Fi access and meeting services to suit any need guests might have.

The hotel consists of 137 guest rooms, where guests are sure to see plasma TVs, telephones and hair dryers.

Luques Restaurant serves Californian delights for breakfast and dinner. There is a bar with friendly environment on site.

BART Powell St. Station is only 500m from the hotel.

Year renovated   2007.  Number of floors   15.  Number of rooms   137.

City Center San Francisco - 1.2 mi
Airports Oakland International Airport (OAK) - 11.3 mi, San Francisco International (SFO) - 11.8 mi
Train Stations F Market Street Car - 5000 ft, Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station - 1.1 mi
Underground stations BART - Powell St. Station - 2000 ft, BART - Montgomery St. Station - 2000 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Sears Fine Foods (cuisine: American, Diner, Swedish) - 100 ft, Scala's Bistro (cuisine: American, Italian, French) - 100 ft
Beaches North Beach - 3400 ft


Every guest room has a flat-panel TV, free Wi-Fi internet, spacious bath tub, two phone lines, a personal safe, ironing facilities and make up mirrors.

Dining options

A full breakfast is served daily at Luques Restaurant.

Luques Restaurant & Bar is open for 7 days a week from 7am till 2.30 pm, where guests will be treated to Californian delights is a pleasant setting, while in the evening the bar welcomes you to have a good drink in a relaxed atmosphere.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 


The meeting room is equipped with audio/video facilities and air conditioners.

Free Wi-Fi access is offered in all public areas and hotel rooms for your convenience.

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  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is USD 32 per day.

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 45 per day.

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable TV
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • TV
  • CD player
  • Direct dial telephone



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Every guest room has a flat-panel TV, free Wi-Fi internet, spacious bath tub, two phone lines, a personal safe, ironing facilities and make up mirrors.

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Bed type: Twin beds
Size: 155 sq. feet

Cozy bright room consists of a well-furnished bedroom and a convenient bathroom with all necessary amenities.

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    Chancellor Hotel On Union Square LocationWhat's nearby

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    What's nearby

    What's nearby.

    Union Square, the biggest shopping center in San Francisco, is located within steps from the hotel.

    American Conservatory Theater, a symbol of San Francisco's theaters, is located 250m from the property.

    Lotta's Fountain, which honors a famous dancer and singer Lotta Crabtree, is located 450m from the venue.

    Market Street, where numerous shopping outlets are presented, is located within 500m away.

    Downtown of San Francisco is a home to all attractions and tourist destinations, which can be reached within 600m from the hotel.

    Popular areas
    • Nob Hill
      1400 ft
    Places of interest
    Convention centers
    Shopping areas
    Monuments and Landmarks
    • Lotta's Fountain
      1400 ft
    • San Francisco Performances Inc
      400 ft
    • Jewish Museum San Francisco
      700 ft
    • Folk Art Intl Foundation
      700 ft
    • California Assembly of Local
      700 ft
    • Non Profit Finance Fund
      1000 ft
    • California Poets in the School
      1400 ft
    • Silent Film Festival
      1400 ft
    • P S 449 Performance Studios
      400 ft
    • Renaissance Ballroom
      1400 ft
    Universities, Institutes
    • 400 ft
    • Jean Shelton Acting School
      400 ft
    • Fashion Institute of Design
      1000 ft
    • Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts
      1000 ft
    • Cal Dream Svc
      1400 ft
    • University of Judaism
      1400 ft
    • Brandon College
      1400 ft
    • Accent Study Abroad
      1400 ft

    Local Attractions

    • Coit Tower
      5200 ft
      1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, San Francisco
    • Haas - Lilienthal House
      5000 ft
      2007 Franklin Street at Washington Street, San Francisco
    • San Francisco Opera
      5100 ft
      San Francisco, CA
    • San Francisco Ballet
      5100 ft
      401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
    • SoMa (South of Market Street)
      5100 ft
      Bounded by Market, First and Townsend Sts., San Francisco

    Near the hotel

    • Old Cathedral of St. Mary
      1700 ft
      660 California Street at Grant Avenue, San Francisco
    • Museum of Craft and Folk Art
      1700 ft
      51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
    • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church
      1700 ft
      330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
    • Grace Cathedral
      1800 ft
      1100 California Street, San Francisco
    • Contemporary Jewish Museum
      1800 ft
      736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets), San Francisco
    • California Historical Society
      2000 ft
      678 Mission Street, San Francisco
    • Metreon Sony Entertainment Center
      2000 ft
      101 Fourth Street, San Francisco

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Sears Fine Foods

      71% likes this, based on 1049 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Diner, Swedish

      100 ft
      439 Powell St

      Phone: (415) 986-1160

    • Scala's Bistro

      74% likes this, based on 653 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Italian, French, Pizza, Bistro
      Price Range: USD 14 - USD 32

      100 ft
      432 Powell St

      Phone: 415-395-8555

    • Lori's Diner

      74% likes this, based on 878 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers, Diner
      Price Range: USD 1 - USD 21

      200 ft
      500 Sutter St

      Phone: (415) 981-1950

    • Luques Restaurant & Bar

      80% likes this, based on 83 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Californian
      Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

      100 ft
      433 Powell St

      Phone: (415) 248-2475

    • Chancellor Cafe at the Chancellor Hotel

      82% likes this, based on 75 reviews
      Cuisine: Café

      100 ft
      433 Powell St

      Phone: 415-986-8699

    Getting there.

    San Francisco Airport is situated 19km from the hotel.

    Take Hwy 101 north to Interstate 80 east (towards Bay Bridge). Exit on Fourth Street (Last SF exit before approaching Bay Bridge). Fourth Street exit turns (veers one-way-left) onto Bryant Street. Continue on Bryant and turn left onto Third Street. Continue up Third Street and cross Market Street. Third Street will change into Kearny after you've crossed Market St. Continue up Kearny and turn left onto Sutter Street. Proceed three blocks on Sutter and turn left onto Powell Street. The hotel is located ½ block down on the right hand side.

    Getting around.

    BART links the hotel with the rest of the city, operates between airports and the hotel and is the cheapest way to navigate the city.

    The nearest BART Station is Powell St. is located 500m away.

    Valet parking is provided at USD36 per night.

    Chancellor Hotel On Union Square Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Chancellor Hotel On Union Square

    Average guest rating

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    Based on 615 reviews

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    Individual guest reviews

    • Couple

      Coffee, cookies, water in lobby - staff and great room.

      Brand of shampoos, conditioner, lotions

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Location was perfect to get to from the air train from the airport. Walking distance for all attractions, Market, Space Needle,shops.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      Only the location. The rooms are small, the beds small. And unconfortable. And old hotel. Perfectly located for shooping only. For the same price you can find better hotels nearby.

      Only the location. The rooms are small, the beds small. And unconfortable. And old hotel. Perfectly located for shooping only. For the same price you can find better hotels nearby.

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      All staff - from front desk, bar, Mike on the Tour desk to the guys cleaning the rooms were extremely friendly and helpful. Comfy bed Very clean rooms that were serviced regularly Fantastic location - perfect for transport links Good WiFi Would fully recommend this Hotel to others.

      Rooms at the front were a little noisy- but only to be expected. No coffee facilities in the rooms but always available free in the reception so it wasn't a problem for us.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      In general the level of comfort and the relaxed friendly nature of all the staff, and of course the complimentary coffee and cookies.

      We didn't have a refrigerator but I believe some rooms do - this is a very, very minor gripe and there was an ice machine in the hallway and ice bucket in the room.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      Got exactly what we asked for- I high floor room with view over Union Square! We really enjoyed our stay at this charming hotel, a bit old fashioned, in a good way. Would stay again!

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      the cookies and coffee, the piloow menu and the location :)

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Location, price, breakfast dining, little extras ( i.e. coffee and cookies in lobby)

      Problem communicating with one (only one) of desk staff.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      Valet parking for a fairly reasonable prIce (respectfully). Location was ideal. Cookies and cucumber water were a nice touch!

      A couple of staff members were not very courteous, but did their jobs.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      The coffee and cookies in the lobby

      The bathroom was very old and falling apart. The bathtub was broken with bug yellow stickers in Chinese. It felt very bad to go in there, it looked very dirty. The price was definitely not worth it. We were surprised by the good reviews because we didn't share the same feeling at all. We booked the hotel for 5 nights and cancelled them after one night only.

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      The location where excellent, and the rooms where fine. I will recoment whith this hotel to every one. We where satisfied my and mi mother. Thank you this is my second time i use your web side and i will defenantly do that again.. Svana

      Uh,, the staff could smile a little bit more:)

      • Average rating
    • Single

      I stay this hotel every December. The hotel provides not luxurious but neat and comfortable bed rooms. I like it very much.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      The hotel is easy to get to, we walked from the Bart Station. It is also right on Union square for easy shopping and eating and we also walked to Fishermans wharf, Alcatraz landing and the length of the Powel Steet Trolley. San Fran is suprisingly walkable. The building is traditional and very pleasant to stay in. The reception area was very welcoming and had Tea/Coffee and Muffins available all the time. I would stay here again for sure. There is free wifi in the rooms.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      The location is very central with easy access to public transport, shops and restaurants.

      The bathroom was very small and a bit dated.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      Well hotel was awesome, we were very pleased by nice and caring stuff, room was great, and hotel very cute.

      Internet was free but was constantly turning off and on, which basically means you can check your email and stuff like that, but no chance you'll do a Skype call.

      • Average rating
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