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Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union Square

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  • Excellent44%
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  • Average10%
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  • Terrible4%
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All reviewsbreakfast room isirish pub next doorfront deskroom tipunion squaresmall fridge in the roomgreat locationwee hours of the morningdidn't hear a thingstaff were always friendlyluggage racko'farrell streetfifth floora short walking distancefree breakfastamazing hotelsmall window
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Central location... was there from 20th Feb-24th Feb 2018. Have shopping center around.. lot of places to eat around the property! The hotel was neat and clean.Mr Sagar at reception was very helpful. He was available whenever we needed help. Was a cheerful n a...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

This is a downtown Holiday Inn Express so logically things are likely to be on the smaller size. The staff were always friendly and keen to help in anyway they could. John (manager's name I think) has high expectations and his staff live up to...More

Response from Raj L, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union SquareResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review. I am definitely grateful for John and our entire staff. I hope we will be able to accommodate you and your family when you return to our city. Once again, thank you! Regards, Raj L.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am getting ready to check out of this hotel after a six night stay. There are many good thing about the hotel . The staff are excellent, pleasant , helpful & friendly. . The hotel is very clean. . The bathroom was great and...More

Thank pauline_mcdonald
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

The hotel was clean and conveniently located, but other than those qualities, there is little else to be said good about this hotel. After booking 7 nights, but not prepaid, we requested to leave 2 nights early, we were told we had to lose a...More

Thank Millie K
Response from IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Union SquareResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Millie K! Thanks for choosing us for your trip in San Francisco and sharing your thoughts! While we're glad to read your appreciation for our overall cleanliness and prime location, we're sorry about the issues on noise and our early departure policy. Although you...More

Reviewed 9 February 2018

I invited my fiends to San francisco for Birthday trip.we stayed in this fantastic hotel from 01-31-2018 through 02-03-2018. we amazed by the location is perfect for people who do not rant to car. from this hotel we can walked to anywhere of the city...More

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Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Business Centre with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Dry Cleaning
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Things to do
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Price range
US$194 - US$492 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$194 - US$492 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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24 November 2017|
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Response from Juliane P | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast starts at 6.30am. Grab and go is totally an option as they serve everything on paper plates with plastic cutlery. Coffee is served in take away cups so should not be an issue.
Rand D
5 October 2017|
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Response from RagTopRon | Reviewed this property |
Tub shower combo
27 March 2016|
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Response from MinecarftLover | Reviewed this property |
So if you want to park at this establishment you can park in the park house the hotel suggests (50$ per day).
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"Higher is probably better."
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"We choose the 5th floor to be away from the noise, but it didn't help"
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"Nice place to be in.."
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"Had 4th floor corner suite not far from elevator. Could hear traffic below, but no bar noise that I read..."
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