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The Westin St. Francis

335 Powell Street | San Francisco, CA 94102-1804 [See Map]

#23 in Best San Francisco Hotels

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Overview

  • Located in Union Square
  • Daily charge for Wi-Fi

Towering over Union Square, the mammoth Westin St. Francis can be differentiated by its history (it first opened in the early 1900s). Visitors can choose to bed down in one of two areas: the Landmark Building or the Tower Building. Rooms in the Tower Building are more modern in style while rooms in the Landmark building retain a historic feel. No matter which building you're in, you'll find your accommodations outfitted with the Westin brand's signature Heavenly beds, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and high-speed Internet access (for a fee). The Westin St. Francis is also home to The Oak Room Restaurant, previously a men's bar in the early 1900s, and the Clock Bar, located near the hotel's iconic grandfather clock. Today's travelers also have access to a 24-hour fitness center and a business center. What's more, Starwood Preferred Guests can earn and redeem points for stays since the Westin is a member of the Starwood portfolio.

Quick Stats

  • San Francisco, CA

    [MAP]

  • 4.0-star

    HOTEL CLASS

  • Hotel, 1,195 rooms

    PROPERTY TYPE

  • City center

    PRIMARY VIEW

  • Traditional, Historic

    STYLE

  • Business travelers, Families, Couples, Groups

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How It Ranks

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  • Hotel Class
    4.0
  • Critic Rating
    Moderate
  • TripAdvisor Traveler Rating Based on 5156 reviews
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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2017

Frommer's

If you're looking for a hotel exuding classic San Francisco elegance, the Westin St. Francis with its massive lobby, crown molding, marble columns, and iconic Grandfather Clock delivers.

Fodor's

Some visitors make the St. Francis a stop whenever they're in town, soaking up the lobby ambiance or enjoying a cocktail in Clock Bar or a meal at Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak.
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Lonely Planet

For a bird's-eye view of Union Square, aim for the front desk (in the new building), find the glass-walled tower elevators in the corner and soar 32 stories for drop-dead vistas.
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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 5156 guests have reviewed the The Westin St. Francis, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: | 4.0 (based on 5156 reviews)

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Guest Rooms

The Westin St. Francis features modern accommodations in the Tower Building, while the Landmark Building hosts rooms that date back to the early 1900s. Accommodations are outfitted in a neutral color palette of white, beige and tan, and all feature small sitting areas as well. The Landmark rooms vary in size and are outfitted with ornate crown molding and crystal chandeliers. Meanwhile, the Tower rooms feature large bay windows and modern decor, plus spacious marble bathrooms with shower/tub combinations.

  • Some rooms have views of Union Square
  • All rooms feature signature Heavenly Beds and Heavenly Bath products
  • In-room Internet costs $14.95 per day; free for Starwood Preferred Guests

Standard room size: 150 square feet

  • Internet (with fee)

  • Premium channels

  • Workspace/desk

  • Minifridge

  • Bathrobes/slippers

  • Minibar

  • Shower/tub combo

  • Separate shower

  • Separate tub

  • Wireless Internet

  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies

  • Adjoining rooms available

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Location & Parking

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The Westin St. Francis is one of San Francisco's grande dames. In fact, its grandfather clock, which dates back to 1907, has been a meeting place for visitors and city residents for years. This iconic hotel has stood overlooking Union Square since 1904. Near the shops and restaurants of Union Square, the hotel is also close to the Financial District, making it a popular choice for business and leisure travelers.

  • Chinatown and Moscone Convention Center are both within walking distance
  • Around 15 miles north of San Francisco Airport; 20 miles northwest of Oakland International Airport
  • Cable car stop in front of hotel; BART stop four blocks south

  • 24-hour valet parking ($58 to $65 (depending on the size of vehicle))

  • 24-hour self-parking

  • Airport shuttle

  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store

  • Movie theater

  • Theater

  • Shopping

  • Bus stop

  • Train station

  • Subway/metro stop

  • Restaurants

  • Beach

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Dining

All-day dining is available at the Oak Room Restaurant, which offers a menu of American favorites, plus a children's menu and a buffet. Michelin-starred chef Michael Mina puts his touch on the menu at the iconic Clock Bar, where guests can grab light bites and tasty cocktails or a glass of wine.

  • Caruso's in the lobby serves coffee, pastries, sandwiches, salads and more
  • Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids available
  • Westin Fresh by The Juicery offers healthy juices and smoothies

Number of restaurants: 2

Cuisine types: Buffet, American

Awards: AAA/CAA

  • Fine dining

  • Casual dining

  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace

  • Bar/lounge

  • Room service

  • 24-hour room service

  • Free breakfast

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Kids

The Westin provides an age-appropriate goodie bag at check-in with different activities, coloring books and more. The hotel's location on Union Square also grants families easy access to popular things to do like riding the cable cars.

  • Kids club

  • Cribs

  • High chairs

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Fitness

Guests can take advantage of the 4,600-square-foot fitness center that houses cardio equipment, including treadmills, bikes and ellipticals, and weight-training machines, as well as free weights. The fitness center is two levels, and additional cardio equipment and stretching space is available on the second level. Additionally, the gym has separate men's and women's locker rooms, with lockers, showers and bathrooms.

  • New Balance gym apparel loaner program
  • Two spa treatment rooms and two steam rooms within gym facilities
  • Towels and chilled water available

  • Weight equipment

  • Cardio equipment

  • Yoga mats

  • Free fitness classes

  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

  • Bicycles

  • Tennis

  • Guided runs

  • Paddle boats

  • Motor boats

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Business

"Meet me under the clock" takes on a new meaning when it comes to meetings and events at the Westin St. Francis. The Westin St. Francis offers a total of 56,000 square feet of event space in 33 rooms, with on-site meeting staff and in-house audiovisual equipment rentals. Venue options vary from smaller conference rooms and boardrooms to large ballrooms for conventions and galas.

  • Valet parking is available for meeting guests
  • Catering available on-site
  • Business center features computers, copying, faxing and printing services; fee applies for use

Number of meeting rooms: 33

  • Business center

  • Meeting rooms

  • Meeting and event planners available

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Pets

Pets up to 30 pounds are accepted for a fee of $75 per room.

  • Westin Heavenly Bed available
  • Dog treats and bowl provided in the room

  • Pets allowed (with fee)

  • Dog walking

  • Pet-sitting

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Wedding

The elegant setting and grand history of the Westin St. Francis have made it a longtime favorite of brides and grooms. The hotel can host ceremonies and receptions both intimate and grand in its variety of venues, which include ballrooms, salons and suites. The largest ballroom, the Grand Ballroom, is outfitted with sparkling chandeliers and spans 10,700 square feet. It can accommodate up to 1,500 for a standing reception or 1,000 for a seated dinner. Other popular wedding venues include the 32nd-floor Victor's Palace and Alexandra's, which offer impressive views of the cityscape.

  • Catering available in-house
  • Wedding specialist on-site

Maximum wedding guest capacity: 1,500

  • Hotel hosts weddings

  • Outdoor space for weddings

  • Wedding planners available

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