The Westin St. Francis

335 Powell Street, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94103
53 reviews

You couldn't have a better location but room quality really varies and some units are in desperate need of renovation. Very popular for conferences and can be insanely crowded / overrun. A good choice if it is on fire sale but, otherwise, other nearby properties offer similar convenience with less hassle.

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  • 1
    0.21 mi

    Riding a Cable Car

    San Francisco
    0.21 mi from The Westin St. Francis
    200 reviews

    This is definitely a must do. It's amazing to see how they traverse the steep hills. But be prepared to wait. Lines are long. Ride in the back beside the brakeman if possible.

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    0.06 mi

    Magic Bus

    252 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA
    0.06 mi from The Westin St. Francis
    9 reviews

    I "took a trip" on this groovy tie-dyed magic bus, which transports its participants to the psychedelic '60s era in San Francisco as it weaves around the city for two hours. Led by an extremely enthusiastic guide from Antenna Theater, it's both a spirited and fact-filled journey through neighborhoods that played a big role in the city's hippie history: Haight, ...

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    0.06 mi

    Union Square

    250 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-1815
    0.06 mi from The Westin St. Francis
    207 reviews

    Located in the middle of the downtown and surrounded by lots of stores this place is great. Close to the cablecar last (or first) stop.

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    0.12 mi

    Orpheum Theatre

    445 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
    0.12 mi from The Westin St. Francis
    22 reviews

    My favorite of the large theatres in San Francisco. Lovely inside and out. If felt like I saw Phantom of the Opera from virtually every location and each seat was fantastic. Looking forward to my next visit.

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    0.06 mi

    Dewey Monument

    Union Square, Powell at Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
    0.06 mi from The Westin St. Francis
    1 review

    I once posted a photo of the Dewey Monument on Facebook, only to find a local friend asking me if it was a recent addition. Not really, as it was established in 1903. Regardless, it's a remarkable pillar and statue that should not be overlooked by anyone, tourist or local. The history of Admiral Dewey's achievements are inscribed on the ...

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    0.24 mi

    San Francisco Visitor Information Center

    900 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
    0.24 mi from The Westin St. Francis
    1 review

    This is a great little spot in the Wharf area, who knew?!? It's nice, spacious, gives you a great little history lesson with plenty of visuals, and it's free! You get all sorts of info, like famous captains, the origin of the "Golden Gate" term (pre-dates the bridge by many years fyi), and even the birth of the wonderful San ...

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    0.12 mi

    Macy's Union Square

    170 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA
    0.12 mi from The Westin St. Francis
    32 reviews

    The San Francisco Macy's location is the flagship store for the chain's West Coast division. With two tall buildings for men's and women's clothing, you'll find a lot of options (an also significant amounts of walking). They aren't connected, so it can be annoying going from one to the other. Personally, I prefer the women's side since they decorate it ...

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  • 8
    0.24 mi

    Press Club

    20 Yerba Buena Lane, CA
    0.24 mi from The Westin St. Francis
    33 reviews

    Great wine bar to lounge at. We usually end up with our friends who host happy hours here every other month. Nick's Happy Hours are very popular here. The have special flights of wine and the food here is pretty good also.

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    0.12 mi

    Library Bar

    562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California
    0.12 mi from The Westin St. Francis
    5 reviews

    Cool bar in the Rex Hotel with a beautiful interior much like a library. Wines start at $7 and are heavy pours (not bad for a hotel bar). Cocktails are more pricey. Buffalo Trace or Bulleit for $8 (a measuring stick for all you whiskey lovers).

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    0.17 mi

    Burritt Room

    417 Stockton St., San Francisco, CA 94108
    0.17 mi from The Westin St. Francis
    11 reviews

    I went here to celebrate the much-anticipated Gogobot launch party last night and had such a blast! On the second floor of the Crescent Hotel in San Francisco, the Burritt Room is a great-looking, cool-feeling bar characterized by a vintage, somewhat bohemian and edgy aesthetic. I loved the mix of plush seats and clear ghost chairs set amidst dark wood ...

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    0.15 mi

    Britex Fabrics

    146 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94108, United States
    0.15 mi from The Westin St. Francis
    3 reviews

    Rolls and rolls of fantastic fabrics and notions. Even if you don't sew you can walk the aisles and fondle textiles. Mmm. Silk brocade! If you do sew they have just about everything there you might ever need, plus expert advice. It's THE sewing Mecca of SF.

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  • 12
    0.23 mi


    561 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA
    0.23 mi from The Westin St. Francis
    15 reviews

    Rene C. and I wandered into Swig last night for a VIP Gogobot Party. And yes, we both bat on both sides of the terms of writing both Yelp and Gogobot reviews of course. However, I do have to watch myself at these events as Rene C. is much more worldly in areas of specialty cocktails and learned conversations ...

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    0.12 mi

    Neiman Marcus

    150 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108, United States
    0.12 mi from The Westin St. Francis
    6 reviews

    Window shopping yay! Each floor is Segmented by designers...Chanel, Bottega Veneta, LV, Burberry, Prada, etc. It's shopping heaven :)

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  • 14
    0.15 mi

    Redwood Room

    0.15 mi from The Westin St. Francis
    17 reviews

    Great atmosphere for a bar inside the Cliff Hotel. As you enter from Geary St, you will be greeted with a cozy living room setting, with a Big chair. Trust me, its a Big chair. A lot of people like to climb on top of it and take pictures. You may seem small sitting on that Big chair but the ...

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  • 15
    0.17 mi

    Ruby Skye

    0.17 mi from The Westin St. Francis
    22 reviews

    Ruby Skye is usually best on Saturday nights since a lot of world renonuned DJ's are lined up to play here. The lines run very long after 10pm so get there early. The DJ's from Europe usually end up here playing Euro Trance. SF's version of Ministry of Sound.

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    0.14 mi

    San Francisco Fountain

    Outside the Grand Hyatt, 345 Stockton St., San Francisco, CA 94108
    0.14 mi from The Westin St. Francis
    3 reviews

    I've walked by the San Francisco Fountain for years. I've even sat for hours on the steps next to it. But it wasn't until recently that I discovered what it was (thanks to a Gogobot trip recommendation). The San Francisco Fountain features a number of Bay Area monuments carved into its side. From the Palace of Fine Arts to a ...

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  • 17
    0.14 mi


    580 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
    0.14 mi from The Westin St. Francis
    4 reviews

    Staff here is hands-down the best. Drinks are super good, too. Ordered the Jerez Margarita and it was darn tasty. Refreshing with a good buzz. The cocktail menu is impressive and so is watching your bartender making your drink. Everyone around you will be friendly and it's the ultimate chill-lounge. I love the ambiance and the decor. Reminds me of ...

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  • 18
    0.22 mi

    Burke Williams Spa

    845 Market St San Francisco, CA 94103
    0.22 mi from The Westin St. Francis
    5 reviews

    Burke Williams in SF is amazing. It is a newer facility, introduced when the new Westfield was built in Union Square. The facilities are enormous, rich with amenities and staffed by a competent team. My girlfriends and I were looking for a place that could accommodate several people around the same time, with amenities like steam rooms, hot tubs, and ...

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  • 19
    0.08 mi

    Harry Denton's Starlight Room

    450 Powell St, San Francisco, CA
    0.08 mi from The Westin St. Francis
    8 reviews

    Very beautiful bar with a great view of San Francisco. Recently renovated, it offers one of the greatest vantage points to view the city. It's especially impressive at night, when the lights of downtown seem to pop up at you. Drinks are well-made and, obviously, pricey. Come expecting to spend some cash and you'll have a good time.

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  • 20
    0.18 mi

    Tunnel top

    601 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA
    0.18 mi from The Westin St. Francis
    7 reviews

    By far the best dive bar in the Union Square area. They have great drink specials, good prices and fresh ingredients. The upstairs area is depressingly dark, while downstairs is too small, but everything else about Tunnel Top is solid.

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