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The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

Discover San Francisco from our Union Square hotel

Timeless yet modern, The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square has been offering guests a warm welcome and an enriching, restorative stay since opening on March 21, 1904. With its turn-of-the-20th-century European style, our hotel in downtown San Francisco, CA, blends the elegance of oak-paneled restaurants and the stately grandeur of the lobby with a $45 million reinvention of the Landmark Building guest rooms, ushering in a new chapter for this storied destination. At this standout among San Francisco hotels on Union Square, you can host events in venues and ballrooms where the finest big bands once played. Recharge in elegant rooms, many featuring chandeliers and marble bathrooms, with modern touches like Heavenly® Beds and Enseo Smart TV systems. As the only hotel on Union Square, SF, it is close to the Financial District and Moscone Convention Center, and with cable cars just outside our front doors, we are at the intersection of the glorious past and vibrant present of this incredible city.


Enjoy a variety of unique suite types across two towers, many with sweeping views of San Francisco and up to 1,900 square feet of separate living and dining spaces.

Hotel suite living area with couch and chairs and television.

Golden Gate Suite

This inspiring suite is located on the 31st floor of the Golden Gate Side of the Tower Building, enjoying beautiful views of Twin Peaks and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Hotel suite dining area with table and chairs next to living area.

Windsor Suite

At 1,900 square feet, the Windsor Suite is the largest of our suites. Located on the 31st floor of the Tower Building, it has panoramic city and bay views.

Hotel room living area with section couch and chairs.

State Suite

This open 750-square-foot suite is elegant and sophisticated, and a popular suite with a wonderful view of Union Square and the San Francisco skyline.

Hotel suite living area with sectional couch and chairs.

MacArthur Suite

With two bedrooms, this suite has a spacious parlor that's perfect for entertaining. Living area has a large dining area with a full dining room table.

An Iconic Union Square Hotel in San Francisco

Discover the Elegance of our Iconic San Francisco Hotel

The Westin St. Francis has a vibrant, iconic destination in San Francisco. We are the only hotel directly located on Union Square, with cable cars stopping just outside our doors. All of the city’s best shopping, theatre, nightlife and dining options are just steps away, and we are only a short walk from the Financial District, Chinatown and Moscone Convention Center. A remarkable storied landmark in its second century.

Hotel lobby.

Discover San Francisco

A visit to San Francisco offers endless opportunities for exploration.

Birdseye view of hotel exterior lit up at dusk.

Eat Well and Drink Well

At The Westin St. Francis, we believe guests should eat well and drink well. We offer an array of Union Square restaurants to suit your tastes and moods.

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Commitment to Clean

As we welcome you back to our hotels around the world, we are committed to providing you with a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols for working to defeat COVID-19. Click to see updates and learn more about what to expect at our hotel.

Meetings & Events

Host your event at The Westin St. Francis on Union Square, with some of the most unique events space in San Francisco.

Unique Meeting Spaces

Experience over 56,000 square feet of space with over 35 meeting rooms featuring the latest technology and our expert onsite event staff.

Room with round tables set for event.

Stately Elegance and Stylish Ambiance

We are renowned for the most spectacular wedding venues in Northern California, featuring unmatched floor-to-ceiling views of the city.

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Offers and Packages


Shopping sprees invited

Available: November 2, 2021January 7, 2022

Enjoy a holiday shopping trip to San Francisco with access to your favorite stores in Union Square.

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Feel Perfectly at Home in Festive Surroundings

Available: October 1, 2021January 31, 2022

Save on extended holiday escapes for stays of 5+ consecutive nights at participating hotels and 7+ nights at resorts.

Rooftop Bar

Let the City Light up Your Season

Available: October 1, 2021January 31, 2022

'Tis the Season to Take on the Town.

Our Location

Getting Here

The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

335 Powell Street,San Francisco USA California 94102

Tel: +1 415-397-7000
Distance From Property: 12 Miles
Phone Number: +1 650-8218211
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Distance From Property: 20 Miles
Phone Number: +1 510-5633300
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Distance From Property: 40 Miles
Phone Number: +1 408-3923600
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Garage Parking

Garage Parking is available on-site, with in and out privileges. Rates: Overnight parking for $68.00, + tax, $75.00 + tax for oversized vehicles or SUV’s.

A Historic Union Square Hotel in San Francisco

A San Francisco landmark since 1904, our hotel has a long and storied history, and has hosted countless royalty, celebrities and politicians over the years.


At the turn of the century, the guardians of the Charles Crocker family announced plans to build The Westin St. Francis. Their vision was to make San Francisco the “Paris of the West,” and their stunning Union Square hotel would be their flagship. In the years since, The Westin has been the center of the city’s social, literary and artistic life.

In 1902, after studying all of Europe’s grand hotels – from those in Berlin, Vienna and Monaco to Claridge’s in London and The Ritz in Paris – construction on the original St. Francis began.

On March 21, 1904 – two years and $2.5 million later – the doors of The St. Francis opened. By seven o’clock that evening, a line of carriages and automobiles stretching three blocks waited to approach her brightly lit towers. The hotel became so popular that within six months the owners announced plans to add a third wing, two floors of apartments and a ballroom.

At 5:04 on the morning of April 18, 1906, the people of San Francisco were awakened by an earthquake. Gas lamps tipped, stoves toppled, electric wires broke, gas mains cracked, and water lines burst. Many buildings in the city of San Francisco were destroyed by the fires that erupted because of the earthquake. Following the earthquake, a tent city was set up in Golden Gate Park for people who had lost their homes and in the days that followed citizens banded together to clean up and rebuild their city.  During this time, the wine steward’s small fox terrier was found in the basement, hiding among the exploded bottles of wine of the fire-damaged St. Francis Hotel. The dog became a celebrity, his picture even appeared in the newspaper, and he was named Francis and became the symbol of the miraculous survival of the hotel.

After the Great Earthquake of 1906, the square was dubbed “Little St. Francis” because of the temporary shelter erected for residents of The St. Francis. Documented records of the opening were lost in the fire that destroyed the interior of the hotel’s original 250 rooms following the earthquake.

Within 40 days of the inferno, a temporary hotel of 110 rooms was erected in a court around the Dewey Monument in Union Square, and The St. Francis continued as a focal point of downtown San Francisco. The hotel refurbished its interior and re-opened with 450 guest rooms late in 1907. A third wing opened in 1908, and further additions followed on Post Street – making The St. Francis the largest hotel on the Pacific Coast. Construction of the 32-story Pacific Tower began early in 1969, adding a vast new complex of guest rooms, suites, venues and banquet facilities that opened in 1971.

Horse and buggy outside of building.
Little St. Francis

The “Little St. Francis” opened its doors forty days after the 1906 earthquake and fire with 106 guests on its register.

Many people sitting and eating at long cafeteria tables outside.
First Cater-Out

The first St. Francis cater-out was served by Master Chef Victor Hirtzler and Maître d’hotel James Woods in Union Square following the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906.

Room filled with people at event dancing.
Mural Room, 1935

The Mural Room was located in the same area that is now the front desk. This room was enjoyed for its big band entertainers, dancing and dining up to 1970. Headliners such as Merv Griffin, Hilo Hattie and Count Basie performed in this popular restaurant and nightclub.

Hotel lobby with chairs and staircase.
Landmark Lobby, 1930's

Perhaps the many literary figures who flocked to The St. Francis inspired this reading room just off the lobby in the early thirties.

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Empower Your Well-Being

The more you travel, the more your well-being can get left behind. Our signature wellness programs empower you to sleep, eat, move, feel, work and play well, so you can be at your best while on the road.

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Get A Full Night’s Rest

Restorative sleep is essential to your well-being. Our signature sleep amenities and programs help you sleep well so that you can rise to the challenge of experiencing something new wherever you travel.

Property Details


Fitness Center

Meeting Space

Business Center

Dry Cleaning Service


Wake up Calls

Daily Housekeeping

Turndown Service

Service Request

Check-in: 4:00 pm

Check-out: 11:00 am

Smoke Free Property

Pet Policy

Pets Allowed. One dog per room, 40 pounds or less, is permitted. No other pets are permitted.

Maximum pet weight: 40lbs

Parking On-Site Parking

Daily: $70

Hourly: $24

Weekly: $490

Electric Car Charging Station
Policies and Payments

Accepts: Cash,Credit Cards

Contactless mobile payments



Concierge desk service

Currency Exchange

Property has elevators

Languages spoken by staff:
English, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, German

For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms,common areas,or special services relating to a specific disability,please call +1 415-397-7000

Accessible Hotel Features

Property has elevators

Self Operating lift or a sloped entry in hotel swimming pools

Service Animals are Welcome

Valet parking for vehicles outfitted for drivers in wheelchairs

Van Accessible on-site parking

Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance

Accessible Entrace to On-Site Pool

Entrance to On-Site Business Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Fitness Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Spa is Accessible

Main Entrance is Accessible

Meeting Spaces are Accessible

On-Site Restaurants are Accessible

Guest Room Accessibility

Accessible Vanities

Adjustable HIght Hand-Held Shower Wand

Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers

Bathtub Grab Rails

Bathtub Seat

Close Caption TV

Flashing Door Knockers

Hearing Accessible Rooms and/or Kits

Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Deadbolts on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Electricat Outlets

Lowered Night Guards on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Viewports in Guest Room Doors

Mobility accessible rooms

Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom

Roll-in Shower

Room Windows Open

TTY/TTD Compatible

Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled

Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms