Hotels near Union Square in San Francisco
When traveling to San Francisco, perhaps you are expecting vistas of the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge or fog coming in on little cat’s feet (to quote the poet, Carl Sandberg). We know that the song says you will leave your heart in San Francisco and just discovering why is vacation enough. You may know about the hills and the cable car and the bay, but you may not know about hotels near Union Square, as well as the square itself.
A Great Area
This historical square located between Geary and Post streets at Powell was designed as a city center, a place where people could gather in a public plaza and has become an area for premier shopping. The site of the world’s first underground parking structure, Union Square was recently renovated and reborn and is a meeting place more than ever. The large central plaza and terraced performance stage is surrounded by palm trees, a cafe pavilion with outdoor seating and four towering monument sculptures. Hotels Near Union Square are a great way to get in on this action.
Things to Do
Macy’s and Saks flank the square, examples of a taste of the shopping one can experience. Also in the area are Barneys NY, Bloomingdale’s, and Neiman Marcus. Nordstrom offers a nearby store, as well. Visitors can shop for antiques, art, books, and most any other item from A – Tumi. When shopping has worn you out, have a seat at a nearby restaurant or coffee shop. From casual dining, such as Boudin Bakery Café for citrus chicken, to finer restaurants, such as Wolfgang Puck on Geary Street, no appetite goes unsatisfied.
Make your way to Fisherman’s Wharf and ferry to Alcatraz where the historic site is a perfect backdrop for family tours. The magnificent Golden Gate Bridge is a site not to miss. The Bay Area has so much to offer, long days will make the ambitious visitor long for a comfortable bed back in a hotel near Union Square.
Of course, tourists will want to sample the transportation in the area. Whether using cable cars, ferries, boats, BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), or Muni, getting around Union Square is easy and affordable. The cable car is one of San Francisco’s main attractions. Historical cars climb the hills and come home to turn around in Union Square. After riding a car, seeing the Cable Car Museum, a 10-minute ride from Union Square is the logical next step.
Hotels near Union Square include the first-class Hilton San Francisco Downtown/Financial District, 750 Kearney Street, just half a mile from Union Square. This green hotel has rooms with breathtaking views of the city or the bay waters. Comfortable and luxurious Hilton beds, designer bath products, and rooms that rival the fanciest homes await the tired traveler.
A bit farther to the north, but only one mile from Union Square, on Broadway, finds the SW Hotel. Small, elegant, and sophisticated, and still in the center of San Francisco, this Asian contemporary is located right outside Chinatown. Customer service is provided with pride by the 24-hour staff whether you need dinner reservations, tours booked, or transportation arranged. Rooms offer luxury and space and amenities abound just when they are needed the most.