San Francisco: Westin St. Francis Hotel Review, in the Heart of Union Square

IMG_3410Amid all the hustle and bustle of Union Square, in the center of San Francisco’s premiere shopping, dining, and art scene,  stands the beautiful Westin St. Francis Hotel.  When my teenage daughter asked me where we were staying, she was thrilled being so close to seven floors of Macy’s and the Westfield SF Center (a five minute walk away).  In addition to it’s fabulous location, the hotel itself contains  two amazing restaurants, a bar, a coffee shop, and a wine tasting room.  stfran6Walking around the hotel you’ll come across nearly 3 dozen meeting rooms, spectacular artwork, cases with historic hotel memorabilia, and stunning chandeliers.  stfran

The giant clock in the lobby hangs just above Clock Bar where I met a few girlfriends after my husband put the kids to sleep!stfran8 At check-in the panoramic screens behind reception showcase the beautiful city, surrounding bay and includes a live stream from the square.  stfran2

My husband and I were ready for some nice R&R and we’d loved coming to the Westin St. Francis once before to dine at the hotels’ Bourbon Steak.  The rooms are large, the decor conservative yet clean and sharp.  stfran4We traveled with just two of our three children, but had we needed a roll away, it would have fit in just fine without crowding. Starbucks is proudly served in the room which I love, also there was a floor length mirror and closet that became my youngest daughter’s “play room!”


The striped walls and marble surround the bathroom that has an amazing rainshower shower head, in addition there’s a removable spray wand.  Together they make a relaxing and productive experience.  The wand can be turned off, but I found that the pressure and amount of water falling from the shower head alone is not enough to rinse all my hair, and those of my daughters.IMG_3385Though our room was void of  art aside from one print in the bathroom, we walked around the hotel and found the most unique pieces!  Near a meeting room, the rusty chain on a bridge shown above struck a chord with my husband as he’s a civil engineer.  stfran7I discovered a neat staircase that begged for a photo, then later I came across an old photo of the very same staircase!

Deep in history as well as gorgeous, we had a wonderful stay.  Right now you can book a wonderful weekend with specials suitable for a Mother’s Day  you or your own mom will never forget!  Think shopping, cable cars, spa treatments, or brunch at the Oak Room, visit or call (415) 774-0264 for more information!

Our stay was hosted to facilitate this review, all opinions our own.

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  1. Tammy S says

    I remember there used to be a TV show based out of the St. Francis Hotel and I always thought it would be so nice to stay there. It is beyond beautiful. I love how it has all kinds of history to the building.

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