Welcome to The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
Discover our Downtown San Francisco 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Step into the California of yesteryear at our Union Square hotel's Clock Bar. Every detail, from the glassware to the decor, brings to mind bygone eras like San Francisco in 1904 and Paris in the 1920s.
The St. Francis has been host to countless rituals for over 100 years. “Rito”, ritual in Italian celebrates that history. Enjoy Italian coffee, freshly baked pastries & breakfast dishes in the AM and pizzas and handmade pastas & sauces in the PM.
Chateau Montelena Tasting Room
Guests and the general public have the opportunity to taste and purchase a wide selection of wines from this esteemed winery; established in 1882. The winery’s Chardonnay won the 1976 Paris Tasting, an event that inspired the 2008 movie Bottle Shock.
Sample irresistible American cuisine made with an international touch at The Oak Room Restaurant. This Union Square restaurant offers memorable breakfast items from our Eat Well menu and Westin® Eat Well Menu for Kids.
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
335 Powell Street, San Francisco, California, USA, 94102
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.
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.
The “Little St. Francis” opened its doors forty days after the 1906 earthquake and fire with 106 guests on its register.
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.
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.
Perhaps the many literary figures who flocked to The St. Francis inspired this reading room just off the lobby in the early thirties.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Smoke Free Property
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
There is a 2-hour minimum for hourly parking.
Accepts: Cash, Credit Cards
Contactless mobile payments
Concierge desk service
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
Property has elevators
Service Animals are Welcome
Valet parking for vehicles outfitted for drivers in wheelchairs
Van Accessible on-site parking
Entrance to On-Site Fitness Center is Accessible
Main Entrance is Accessible
Meeting Spaces are Accessible
Room and Suites Access through the Interior Corridor
Adjustable Height Hand-Held Shower Wand
Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers
Bathtub Grab Rails
Close 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
Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors
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: 322.81 liters per room night
Electric car charging