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1 room, 2 adults

Chancellor Hotel on Union Square, San Francisco

3.5-star3.5 stars
433 Powell St, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States of America

3.5-star hotel with restaurant, near San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Free WiFi
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Chancellor Hotel on Union Square, San Francisco

from $145 CAD
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Room
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom (Romance)
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom (Corporate)
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds (Hearing Impaired)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Hearing Impaired)
  • Standard Room, 2 Single Beds (Hearing Impaired)

What’s around Chancellor Hotel on Union Square, San Francisco


  • In Downtown San Francisco
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 10 min walk
  • Moscone Convention Center - 13 min walk
  • Lombard Street - 27 min walk
  • Exploratorium - 27 min walk
  • Oracle Park - 29 min walk
  • Ferry Building - 20 min walk
  • Golden Gate Bridge - 5.7 mi / 9.1 km

Getting around

  • San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) - 19 min drive
  • Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) - 25 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 30 min drive
  • San Carlos, CA (SQL) - 28 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 35 min drive
  • Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field) - 42 min drive
  • San Francisco Station - 23 min walk
  • 22nd Street Station - 4 min drive
  • Bayshore Station - 9 min drive
  • Powell St & Post St Stop - 1 min walk
  • Powell St & Sutter St Stop - 1 min walk
  • Powell St & Geary Blvd Stop - 2 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 137 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 15 floors


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1914
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Greek
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Clipper Ship Bar - Onsite bar.

Lobby Bar - Onsite lobby lounge. Open daily.

Chancellor Hotel on Union Square, San Francisco’s small print

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The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Air conditioning is not provided. Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Optional extras

Parking is available offsite and costs USD 35.00 per night (0.1 mi away)

Dial-up Internet access is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Chancellor Hotel on Union Square, San Francisco

  • Does Chancellor Hotel on Union Square offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Chancellor Hotel on Union Square does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Are pets allowed at Chancellor Hotel on Union Square?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Chancellor Hotel on Union Square?
    You can check in from 4:00 PM to anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Chancellor Hotel on Union Square?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Scala's (1-min walk), Sears Fine Food (1-min walk), and Roxanne Cafe (2-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Chancellor Hotel on Union Square?
    Recommended spots to visit include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (10-min walk) and Moscone Convention Center (13-min walk), along with Ferry Building (1 mi) and Lombard Street (1.4 mi).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 2,329 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Everything was great except the internet connection. It was one of the worst in recent memory.
ca6 night business trip
Good 6.0
Good bang for your buck
No air conditioning, but in all fairness I missed checking for this in the description prior to booking. The room office table is too high from the chair and the table was too shiny to use with a mouse. The window would open, but there was no screen, which made me feel uncomfortable sleeping with it open. However, it did have a theft prevention lock which prevented the window from opening too wide. I was on the 15th floor, but my colleague was on the fifth. Naturally, the temperature on my floor was much more uncomfortable. Overall, besides the comfort issues, the staff was amazing and the room was very clean. The price also makes it very attractive. No issues with the homeless and the rooms have an old fashion look to it. The walk score with this location was a solid 10 out of 10.
ca3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel.
Excellent hotel for touring San Francisco. Right in the trolly line and walking distance to so many amenities. Staff were friendly and helpful. Room was clean and comfortable. It was more than we usually pay but we felt it was worth it.
Virginia M., ca3 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Great staff very helpful and in a great location. Unfortunately it doesnt have ac in the rooms and that was difficult to deal with when the temperatures are hot.
john, ca1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Great location, building didn't wow me.
In downtown SF, i don't know if there's a better area to base your excursions out of than Union Square. It's a super accessible location and compared to some of the other options in that area, was much cheaper, however i feel the other hotels are also much nicer/higher quality (4-5 stars), so you do get what you pay for. I loved being able to hope on or off the iconic SF cable car right in front of the hotel, and the proximity to shopping and restaurants that Chancellor Hotel offers is fantastic. Their service and the overall cleanliness of the hotel were also good. The downside - it is an old building (i learned it was once the tallest building in San Francisco when it was built), and accordingly doesn't have AC. We stayed there mid-august and the weather was upper teens/low 20's C (high 60's low 70's F) and we needed to run the ceiling fan and the small portable fan constantly. Even so, i found it hot at night. The room was pretty small; we had to actually move the chairs and end table about 10" off the wall to be able to even close the curtains at night. that really crammed up the room. The bathroom was also an older bathroom as was most of the decor. It was functional, but nothing "wowed" me. Would be nice if there were some creature comforts. Also, one of the bedside tables had a lamp on it, but no outlet to plug it into, so it was there for just decoration. Huh? I would stay here again if i was in a pinch, but next time will try somewhere new i think.
Sean, ca2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Older boutique hotel in great location, close to everything by public transit. Rates compared to other San Fran rates was reasonable. Rooms small but spotlessly clean. Very quiet. Staff totally helpful. A small issue with internet connection.
Gay, ca4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect hotel at Union Square
Great location- and excellent, helpful and friendly staff. Kudos to Rory for making our stay more memorable.
Steven, ca3 night business trip

Chancellor Hotel on Union Square, San Francisco

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