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!
  • 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.
  • The elevator up the tower has an amazing view I the city

Nearby places

333 Post St (btwn Powell & Stockton St)
335 Powell St
170 Ofarrell St (btwn Powell & Stockton St)