The Kensington Park Hotel is a 1925 Gothic-style building that is only a 2-minute walk from Union Square’s galleries and shops. The hotel features elegant rooms and suites with mahogany furniture and beds with cushioned headboards, pillow-top mattresses, and plush linens. All rooms offer free Wi-Fi, ceiling fans and flat-screen TVs; suites add fireplaces and formal dining rooms. The hotel is also home to the acclaimed Farallon seafood restaurant/bar and the San Francisco Playhouse. They are located at 450 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102. Their number is (415) 788-6400.
Half a block from a Powell Street cable-car stop and a 3-minute walk from the shops and theaters of Union Square, this elegant hotel is inspired by the art and literary salons of the 1920s and 1930s. Hotel Rex features chic rooms with hand-painted lampshades and local art. Rooms offer free Wi-Fi, minifridges, TVs, and desks. A library-themed bar offers cocktails, American fare, and weekly live jazz. They are located at 562 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102. Their number is (415) 433-4434.
A minute’s walk from the Powell Street cable car stop, this cozy family-run hotel built in 1913 in the Nob Hill area is a 4-minute walk from Chinatown and 5 minutes on foot from Union Square. Quaint, individually decorated rooms feature antique and wicker furnishings, free Wi-Fi, and cable TV. They are also dog-friendly! They are located at 775 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108. Their number is (415) 392-3702.
The Inn at Union Square is just a 1-minute walk from the Powell Street cable-car stop and a 2-minute walk from Union Square’s shops and restaurants. Warm rooms with plush bedding offer free Wi-Fi, work desks with ergonomic chairs, and flat-screen TVs. They are located at 440 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102. Their number is (415) 397-3510.
Set near the shops and eateries of Union Square, this trendy hotel is a 2-minute walk from the shared Powell Street cable car, the Muni Metro, and the BART rail station. Modern rooms and suites feature free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, coffeemakers, and 42-inch flat-screen TVs. Room service is available. A lobby lounge offers colorful seating around a gas fireplace, while an adjacent Italian bar/grill serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Amenities include a 24-hour business center and a “tech menu” that allows guests to borrow or buy electronic accessories. They are located at 127 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102. Their number is (415) 392-8800.
This playful boutique hotel across from the Chinatown Gate is a 5-minute walk from the restaurants and shopping of Union Square. The colorful rooms offer free Wi-Fi, room service from an adjacent French bistro, and in-room spa treatments. Specialty suites – including 1 designed by Jerry Garcia and 1 designed by Kathy Griffin – are also available. They are located at 342 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108. Their number is (415) 394-0500.