Welcome to The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

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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 its opening on March 21, 1904. With its turn-of-the-20th-century European style, our downtown San Francisco hotel 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.

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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.

Gold Gate Suite - Living Area

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.

Windsor Suite - 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.

One-Bedroom State Suite - Living Room

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.

Landmark Building MacArthur Suite - Parlor

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.

Bay View Suite - Living Area

Bayview Suite

Located on the corner of the Tower Building’s 31st floor, the Bayview Suite has sweeping views of Union Square, East Bay and South Bay. At 800 square feet, it has a separate parlor decorated with tasteful and contemporary furnishings, as well as a pull-down Murphy bed, dining area, wet bar and separate bath with shower. An excellent hospitality suite or gathering spot for social events.

Chairman Suite - Parlor

Chairman Suite

This “newly renovated” sumptuous & stylish suite is a gem of a hospitality suite. Located in our Landmark Building, it has 750 sq. ft. & 2 levels of space. The first level features carved wood paneling & leaded glass windows that open onto Union Square, as well as a living room, dining room, half bath and kitchen area with a full refrigerator. The second level has 3 bedrooms (third bedroom at an additional fee)

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An Iconic Union Square Hotel in San Francisco

Discover the Elegance of our Iconic San Francisco Hotel

The Westin St. Francis is 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, Embarcadero, Chinatown and Moscone Convention Center. A remarkable storied landmark in its second century.


Discover San Francisco

A visit to San Francisco offers endless opportunities for exploration.


Eat Well and Drink Well

At The Westin St. Francis, we believe guests should eat well and drink well. We offer an array of delicious experiences.

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.

St. Francis Suite

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.

Mission Bay


The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

335 Powell Street, San Francisco, California, USA, 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 for $75.00 + tax, $85 + tax for oversized vehicles or SUV’s. Electric Vehicle charging station available for $10.


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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.

Historic - Landmark Lobby, 1930's

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.

Historic - The “Little St. Francis”
Little St. Francis

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

Historic - First Cater-Out
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.

Historic - Mural Room, 1935
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.

Historic - Landmark Lobby, 1930's
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.

Property Details


Fitness Center

Meeting Space

Dry Cleaning Service


Room Service

Wake up Calls

Turndown Service

Service Request

Check-in: 4:00 pm

Check-out: 11:00 am

Minimum Age to Check In: 18

Smoke Free Property

Pet Policy

Pets Welcome.

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

Maximum Pet Weight: 40lbs

Maximum Number of Pets in Room: 1

Parking On-Site Parking

Hourly: $12

Daily: $75

Weekly: $525

Electric Car Charging Station
Additional Parking Information

There is a 2-hour minimum for hourly parking.

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

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

Entrance to On-Site Fitness Center is Accessible

Main Entrance is Accessible

Meeting Spaces are Accessible

Room and Suites Access through the Interior Corridor

Guest Room Accessibility

Accessible Vanities

Adjustable Height Hand-Held Shower Wand

Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers

Bathtub Grab Rails

Bathtub Seat

Closed Caption TV

Electronic Room Key

Guest Room and Suites Doors Self-Closing

Guests in mobility-accessible rooms may inquire about lowering the bed height

Hearing Accessible Rooms and/or Kits

Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Electrical Outlets

Lowered Viewports in Guest Room Doors

Mobility accessible rooms

Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom

Roll-in Shower

Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors

TTY/TTD Compatible

Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled

Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms

Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors


TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Certified


Carbon Footprint: 23.49 kg per room night

Water Footprint: 326.02 liters per room night

Environmental Practices

Guest Room Recycling

Electric car charging

The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square