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The Westin St. Francis

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.

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Location Type
City centre
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Tripadvisor rating 677 Reviews
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Hotel highlights

  • Historic hotel dating from 1904
  • Excellent location fronting Union Square

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 1195 rooms
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa facilities

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

Hotel Location

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
677 Reviews 68% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 294
  • Very Good 179
  • Average 73
  • Poor 57
  • Terrible 74

What to Expect

  • Location
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  • Value
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Aug 18, 2019

Great Accommodations

Saint Louis, Missouri

This hotel was excellent. The cable car runs just outside the hotel on Powell Street. It is within walking distances of many shops in the city. We used Lyft to get around to the Fisherman’s Wharf area and to the Golden Gate Park. We rode the cable car once but only for the novelty of it. The price of Uber or Lyft is not much more & with a smaller wait time.
Aug 15, 2019

Unauthorized charge on credit card

Canton, Massachusetts

Our trip to Yosemite/Sequoia National Parks were cancelled due to snow in Sequoia in May 2019. The Tour Company ,Tauck Tours ,promised a full refund of any expenses we incurred while staying in SanFrancisco. We were cautioned by the tour director to make sure that we had no outstanding charges on our credit card ,which I did . Lo and behold doesn't the Westin charge me for a breakfast ($142) that was supposed to be paid by Tauck . This charge was added a week after the tour ended . After, countless e-mails and phone calls to Westin Hotel & Resorts, whose billing billing department is on a foreign shore, and trying to straighten this out I finally got a name from Tauck for someone at the Weston St Francis who has strung me along for another month promising a refund that they agreed to a month ago . Today, the quest services at Tauck said please let them handle this from now on. Tauck hasn't been able to fix it yet .Hopefully, they will soon .I have informed Tauck that if they ever have a tour that stays at a Westin . I'm not going .
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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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