Hilton SF Union Square Business or Pleasure

Hilton San Francisco Union Square, hotel
It’s always a pleasure doing business in San Francisco. I live in the suburbs, so an overnight in the city is, indeed, a San Francisco treat. (Apologies, I couldn’t help myself, as Hilton San Francisco Union Square is located in the heart of San Francisco near MUNI, BART and our famous Cable Cars.) Whether you are here for business or pleasure, Hilton SF Union Square is a safe bet.

Hilton San Francisco Union Square, hotel lobby
Hilton lobby © 2015 Nancy D. Brown

The historic hotel is one of the tallest and largest hotels on the West Coast. The 1,950 room property recently underwent a $25 million renovation of the Tower 1 guest rooms, one of three towers, with a new lobby bar and Herb n’ Kitchen restaurant planned for the end of 2015.

Hilton San Francisco Union Square, hotel room
Urban contemporary decor. Photo © 2015 Nancy D. Brown

I stayed in one of the recently renovated skyline view rooms, #2685, an urban, contemporary room on the 26th floor. My room rented for $199 with a $50 additional fee for breakfast, wifi and a city view. Check the website for current pricing.

San Francisco view
Skyline view room © 2015 Nancy D. Brown

There is an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub on the 16th floor of tower 3 and a fitness center open 24/7 on the sub level of tower 1. Small pets are allowed for a reasonable $50, one-time fee. Parking is $47 to self park and $52 for valet with unlimited in and out privileges. As always, check the website for current prices.

Hilton hotel, swimming pool
Hanging at the pool. Photo © 2015 Nancy D. Brown

There are several options for breakfast at the hotel, including room service. Currently, Starbucks offers coffee, pastries, fresh fruit and oatmeal, while guests looking for a larger menu may opt for the breakfast buffet or on-site Urban Tavern Restaurant.

One of the unique features of this property, and several Hilton properties, is the Huanying program welcoming Chinese guests to the Bay Area. In addition to familiar comforts such as tea kettles and slippers in-room, guests are offered an expanded Chinese breakfast menu with congee, noodles, dim sum and jasmine tea.

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Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Chinese breakfast © 2015 Nancy D. Brown

With the hotel’s location within easy walking distance to Union Square shopping, the theater district and Chinatown, you can leave your car behind. There’s plenty of things to see and do in San Francisco.

Insider Tip
I love drinking water throughout the day, but I hate the waste plastic bottles create. You’ll notice hydration stations sprinkled throughout the property. The hotel recently removed water bottles from guest rooms to help offset the negative impact they have in our landfills and on our environment. Each hydration station tracks how many plastic bottles are eliminated from landfills. For additional insider tips follow Northern California Travel Writer @Nancydbrown on Twitter and @hiltonsfunionsq.

Hilton San Francisco Union Square, fitness center
Fitness Center © 2015 Nancy D. Brown

Check-In Time: 3:00pm

Check-Out Time: 12:00pm

If You Go:
Hilton San Francisco Union Square (415) 771-1400
333 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco, California, 94102

Hotel review and photos courtesy of Lodging Editor Nancy D. Brown. Top photo courtesy Hilton Hotels. I was a guest of Hilton SF Union Square while on a business trip.