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The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
4 out of 5
335 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $152 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (6,657 reviews)

"Love the hotel. Great location to shopping and local attractions"…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
The Bartlett Hotel and Guesthouse
2.5 out of 5
240 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA
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3.9/5Very Good! (726 reviews)

"The cutest little hotel! We really enjoyed our stay here on valentine's day while exploring SF. From the decor, location, comfort, and cleanliness of the room-everything was great! Staff was friendly and accommodating. Would gladly come back to the Bartlett Hotel & Guesthouse. Two thumbs up :)"…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

The Bartlett Hotel and Guesthouse
The Mosser
2.5 out of 5
54 4th Street, San Francisco, CA
The price is $134 per night
3.9/5Good! (2,528 reviews)

"Very good location for conference! Nice restaurant, as well."…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

The Mosser
Hotel 32One
3 out of 5
321 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA
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3.8/5Good! (779 reviews)

"I really had a good time. Personal was really nice. Small hotel but clean and quiet."…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Hotel 32One
Orange Village Hostel
1.5 out of 5
411 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $74 per night
3.7/5Good! (650 reviews)

"It was nice to have a free breakfast every morning (no butter/spread but toast, bagels, jam and juice for vegans) and the use of laundry facilities. We stayed in a private twin room with a private bathroom which was just enough for the two of us. It was rather loud at night and the early hours with ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Orange Village Hostel
The Herbert Hotel
2.5 out of 5
161 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA
The price is $112 per night
3.7/5Good! (990 reviews)

"I didn’t get my $20 key return refund back. I was told at the reception I would get it in 24 hours, but it hasn’t been done yet. Please let me know the status of my refund amount."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

The Herbert Hotel
Hotel Union Square
3.5 out of 5
114 Powell St, San Francisco, CA
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3.7/5Good! (2,130 reviews)

"The room was clean and very quaint. The beds were very comfortable and my husband and I slept great!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Hotel Union Square
Hotel Stratford
2 out of 5
242 Powell St, San Francisco, CA
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3.6/5Good! (2,063 reviews)

"The room was very clean and updated. it wasn’t a huge room but was perfect for my stay.The bed was comfy.There isn’t an AC in room but the time of year with a open window took away any stuffiness. The building is under current renovations. They started to work around 6am which woke us but they got ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2020

Hotel Stratford
The Pickwick Hotel
3.5 out of 5
85 5th St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $149 per night
3.5/5Good! (2,237 reviews)

"This is a well maintained old style hotel with charm."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

The Pickwick Hotel
Fitzgerald Hotel
2 out of 5
620 Post Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $158 per night
3.3/5 (948 reviews)

"I like the location compared to moscone center, the price and the charm"…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Fitzgerald Hotel
Hotel Bijou
4 out of 5
111 Mason St, San Francisco, CA
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3.3/5 (163 reviews)

"Excellent location in downtown SF. Close to shopping and church. Everything walking distance"…"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Hotel Bijou
Super 8 by Wyndham San Francisco/Union Square Area
2 out of 5
415 O Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA
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3.2/5 (1,511 reviews)
Great location

"Scary hotel. Really really needs upgrading of beds pillows comforter carpet and door locks. Bathroom was nice. Shower was great. Staff was amazing. Ugly lobby. Needs to be cleaned up a lot!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018

Super 8 by Wyndham San Francisco/Union Square Area
Union Square Plaza Hotel
2 out of 5
432 Geary St, San Francisco, CA
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3.2/5 (1,621 reviews)

"The staffs are very accommodating and always ready to help."…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Union Square Plaza Hotel
Amsterdam Hostel
2 out of 5
749 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $71 per night
3.2/5 (352 reviews)

"The guys I shared a room with were messy and I walk in on one of them smoking a cigarette in the room. They had stuff everywhere however I've been here several times and had a pleasant time"…"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Amsterdam Hostel
Adante Hotel
3 out of 5
610 Geary St, San Francisco, CA
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3/5 (2,083 reviews)

"Room was clean, but "desk" was 2-feet from the edge of the bed, not enough room for a chair. Breakfast was plastic wrapped danishes, coffee, cereal, yogurt, apples/bananas. Close to shopping/restaurants of Union Square. Area is loud in the morning due to construction (not the hotel's fault). Homeless ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Adante Hotel
Warfield Hotel
3 out of 5
118 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $57 per night
2.6/5 (940 reviews)

"Everyone was super nice and calm. Bathroom was very clean. Great for a weekend stay"…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Warfield Hotel
Sweden House Hotel
2.5 out of 5
570 O'farrell St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $49 per night
2.4/5 (468 reviews)

"The gentleman who checked me in did the best he could given the situation and his visible health issues. This is not a review of him or his abilities. The pictures seem very staged. The communal washroom was filthy and lacked soap, paper towel or toilet paper. While bed linens were fresh and clean, ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Sweden House Hotel
Layne Hotel
2 out of 5
545 Jones St, San Francisco, CA
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The price is $112 per night
2.4/5 (615 reviews)

"The room was clean, minimal, and fresh. Looked very modern. During our stay, the radiator in the room had built up condensation and began leaking. The staff promptly came to the room to address the issue. Additionally, on day of check-out, we had a later flight out of town. The staff was kind enough ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020

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Cheap Hotels in Union Square

Check out cheap places to stay in Union Square on Expedia.com and plan a trip that matches your budget. Union Square is a destination that travelers visit for its major shopping area and fantastic dining options. You can scroll through a wide selection of accommodations with special Expedia Rates and member prices to find great deals. With our site's handy page filters, you can limit results by your price range, or by popular amenities like free breakfast and free WiFi. If you're interested in affordable options near specific attractions, such as Westfield San Francisco Centre or Alcove Theater, try filtering by location to refine your search. As you browse, click the heart button to save your favorites so that you can find them later and make your final decision.

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Planning Your Trip to Union Square

Haven't decided on travel dates? Learn more about the best months to go with these temperature and rainfall stats so you can plan around good weather.

  • Hottest months: September, October, August, and July, with an average temperature of 69°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February, and November, with an average temperature of 46°F
  • Rainiest months: December, January, February, and March, with an average rainfall of 4.19 inches
  • Driest months: July, May, October, and April, with an average rainfall of 0.81 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Union Square

Union Square attracts visitors with its major shopping area and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Lombard Street and Pier 39, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Hunt for bargains with some shopping at Westfield San Francisco Centre and Maiden Lane, or get outdoors at Yerba Buena Gardens.

Travelers also like Union Square for its:
  • Tours
  • Cafés
  • Sightseeing
  • Bars

Getting Around Union Square

The most convenient airport is 11.9 mi (19.1 km) from the city center in Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.). However, if that doesn't suit your budget, you can look into flights to San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), which is 11.9 mi (19.2 km) away. Head to Powell St. Station for metro transit.

Frequently asked questions

What is Union Square like for travelers on a budget?
Union Square offers cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a great getaway spot for budget travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like SHN Curran Theatre, this destination is home to Yerba Buena Gardens, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What is there to see and do in Union Square?
Union Square attracts visitors with its fantastic dining options and abundant cafés, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and San Francisco City Hall, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Enjoy the outdoors at Yerba Buena Gardens and Presidio of San Francisco, or hunt for bargains with some shopping at Westfield San Francisco Centre.
What's the best way to get around Union Square?
The most convenient airport is San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), 11.9 mi (19.2 km) away. If that doesn’t suit your budget, the next closest is 11.9 mi (19.1 km) away: Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.). Walk to nearby metro stations like Powell St & Geary Blvd Stop, Powell St & Post St Stop, and Powell St & O’Farrell St Stop.

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