The Westin St. Francis on Union Square

335 Powell St (at Post St)
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 397-7000



  • Ride the Elevators
  • Silent film comic Fatty Arbuckle's career crashed down when a party he hosted at this hotel resulted in the death of young actress Virginia Rappe in 1921. President Ford was also shot at here in 1975.
  • Stay in the towers
  • Don't leave without taking an elevator ride you won't soon forget
  • take the elevator up to the 31st floor and then take the service elevator to the 32nd floor for a view you won't forget!
  • Ride the glass outdoors elevator at night up n down as often as you want
  • Catch a rainbow
  • You really should visit Michael Minas before it shutters. The food - the tuna tartare is great & the famous lobster pot pie rules - is what brought foodies here, but the service is king.
  • Do not get a room near the elevators. They sound like planes going by every 5 seconds. Hard to sleep.
  • Dont expect your typical Spg/Westin experience...the staff has a lot to learn about customer service...but the building has awesome history and character
  • Walk past the reception, make a left and ride the glass elevator for the best views overlooking the bay. Then hit the Clock Bar for an inventive cocktail try the Hawaii 5.1.
  • If you stay only for two night take the green choice and don't get room service. You get to choose between free wifi, bonus points or a free movie I think. Plus you get a $5 voucher for food/drinks
  • Enjoy the $50 parking!
  • be aware the union is striking there now.
  • Ask for an upper floor room with a view!
  • Hotel excelente, vale cada centavo, atendimento espetacular, quarto enorme, academia e spa muito bons. D para danar uma valsa no banheiro!
  • Take the BART from SFO. Simple. Fast. And drops you off in the heart of Union Square, just 2 blocks from the Westin.
  • Lack of recognition of SPG elite members. Especially room upgrade.
  • The Otis elevators towards the back are a must ride.
  • the all glass elevators leave the ground floors and soar up into an outdoor tower. theyre fast! its kinda scary when theres no stops but fun too.

Nearby places

333 Post St (btwn Powell & Stockton St)
335 Powell St
347 Geary St. (btwn Mason & Powell)