The Westin St. Francis

The Westin St. Francis

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The Grand Dame – a historic icon

The Westin St. Francis is one of San Francisco’s most iconic hotels and has offered unparalleled luxury since 1904. Fronting Union Square, you will be in the perfect location from which to explore the many sights of the city including Chinatown which is just a few blocks away. As one of the city’s largest hotels, there are an excellent range of features and amenities for guests to enjoy, ranging from fine dining to a world-class on-site spa. Known as ‘The Grand Dame’ of San Francisco, this is a landmark property for your city stay.

  • Historic hotel dating from 1904
  • Excellent location fronting Union Square
  • Renowned for luxury and prestige
  • Visit the on-site spa or stay and fitness centre
  • Enjoy cuisine at four different venues

Hotel Features

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Location Type

City centre
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  • 1195 rooms
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa facilities

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only
Location Highlights

The Westin St. Francis

  • City centre
  • Approx. 30 Minutes from San Francisco International Airport
  • Explore Historic Alcatraz
  • Take a Golden Gate Bay cruise
74 Reviews 68% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 34
  • Very Good 24
  • Average 9
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 5

What to Expect

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May 17, 2018

Amazing Hotel with History and Friendly Staff.


I had an extremely fine stay at The Westin St. Francis. The hotel is situated in front of Union Square and the Financial District. A perfect place to stay if you enjoy shopping! There are 2 main underground stations near the hotel. I ended up taking it from the airport $9.00 1 way. I took an Uber back $35.00. Susan J. assisted me before my arrival. Thank You! Jordan checked me in and was pleasant and offered suggestions on where to go. If you get the chance you must take the complimentary Tour with Howard. Howard was amazing and had so many great stories about the history of the hotel. The tour meets at the Clock in the lobby on Saturdays and takes about an hour. Thank you Howard! I will definitely be coming back.
May 16, 2018

The hisory and the location are hard to beat

The St. Francis is one of the best known historic hotels in the city. The original parts of the hotel still hold a lot of early 20th century charm while the tower has very modern rooms. Even though the Union Square area is undergoing a transition as retail habits change, it's a convenient spot for getting to museums and restaurants. Unfortunately very few unique shops remains, but several big chains and some high end luxury brands are still in the area. These are all the same shops you can find as easily in Singapore or Istanbul, but that's what globalization is all about. Gump's and Britex are about the only uniquely San Franciscan shops left. If you can afford it, book a room on a high floor in the tower or facing Union Square in the historic building so that you can enjoy the view.
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The Westin St. Francis


WestinWorkout Fitness Studio

This extensive fitness facility is open 24-hours a day to guests and provides the ideal venue for a challenging workout during your stay. Free weights, cardio equipment and a range of excellent added facilities including steam rooms, lockers and more makes this an excellent feature to enjoy during your San Francisco stay.

St. Francis Renewal Spa

This exclusive spa is a serene oasis in the heart of bustling San Francisco, offering beauty treatments, massage and much more, with many treatments complimented by Dermalogica and Comfort Zone products.

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