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The Inn At Union Square - Frequently Asked Questions

 

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How far is the hotel from cruise terminals?

A Inn at Union Square is 1.5 miles from the cruise terminal at Pier 27 and 1.6 miles from the cruise terminal at Pier 35. We are 1 mile from the Ferry Building, which is where you can board sightseeing cruises and ferry boats to Alcatraz Island.

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Do the rooms have mini refrigerators?

A All of the guestrooms and suites at Inn at Union Square include mini-refrigerators. Our boutique accommodations also feature free Wi-Fi, KEYPR service tablets, flat-screen TVs, plush robes, and “Sweet Dreams” deluxe bedding with pillow-top mattresses. You’ll also have twice daily housekeeping and nightly turndown service with chocolate.

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Do you offer a shuttle bus from SFO airport to the hotel?

A Inn at Union Square does not offer shuttle bus transportation between SFO airport and the hotel. Taxis and ride-sharing services (such as Lyft and Uber) are readily available. You can also take public transportation or arrange for a private car. Please call our front desk team for more information at 415.397.3510.

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How close is the hotel to Union Square?

A Inn at Union Square is about 255 feet away from Union Square, about a 1-minute walk. This large urban plaza is an epicenter of culture, with numerous shops, restaurants, art galleries, and theaters. Find several luxury department stores, the trolleys, and an ice skating rink in the winter.

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How close is the hotel to Fisherman's Wharf?

A Fisherman’s Wharf is 1.6 miles away from Inn at Union Square, about a 33-minute walk. One popular way to reach Fisherman’s Wharf is to ride a cable car from Union Square. The Powel-Mason Line and the Powell-Hyde Line will both take you to the waterfront at Fisherman’s Wharf.

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How close is the hotel to Chinatown?

A Inn at Union Square is 0.5 miles from Chinatown, about a 12-minute walk. This colorful enclave is known for its historical alleyways, herbal shops, and Chinese temples. Enjoy dim sum and visit attractions like Portsmouth Square, the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, and the dragon-crested Chinatown Gate.

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How close is the hotel to the Golden Gate Bridge?

A Golden Gate Bridge is 5 miles away from Inn at Union Square, about 20 minutes by car. You can drive, bike, or walk across this world-famous landmark for excellent views of the Bay Area. For views of the bridge itself, you can visit Fort Point National Historic Site, Baker Beach, or the Golden Gate Overlook.

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How close is the hotel to Golden Gate Park?

A Inn at Union Square is 3.3 miles from Golden Gate Park, about 30 minutes by bus or 16 minutes by car. This massive green space is home to numerous major museums, gardens, trails, lakes, monuments, and playground. It also hosts a wide variety of concerts, festivals, and other special events throughout the year.

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How close is the hotel to the Hop-on, Hop-off bus?

A You can walk to the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus stop in 1 minute from Inn at Union Square. It’s located at Union Square, about 255 feet away. San Francisco’s Hop-On, Hop-Off bus is a great way to familiarize yourself with the city and see all the highlights in a short amount of time.

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How close is the hotel to the Moscone Center?

A The Moscone Center is 1.1 miles away from Inn at Union Square, about a 15-minute walk. San Francisco’s largest convention complex covers three blocks in the South of Market neighborhood and consists of three main halls: Moscone South, Moscone North, and Moscone West.

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How close is the hotel to SFO airport?

A Inn at Union Square is 13.2 miles from San Francisco International Airport, about 28 minutes by car. Getting to SFO is easiest with a taxi or ride-sharing service like Lyft or Uber. You can also arrange for a private car or take the BART, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system.

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Does the hotel have free breakfast?

A Inn at Union Square provides a complimentary continental breakfast every day. There’s also a complimentary evening wine and cheese reception every night. In-room dining is also available from Morton’s Steakhouse, which is located right beside the Inn at Union Square.

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Can I store my luggage at the hotel?

A Inn at Union Square can safely store your luggage at no cost so that you can explore the city, go out to eat, or simply relax in one of our parlors. We will ring you the moment that your room is ready.

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Does the hotel have suites?

A There are a variety of accommodations at Inn at Union Square, including suites. Most notably, our penthouse Spreckels Suite features a wood-burning fireplace, 60” flat-screen smart TV, and Carrera Marble spa bath with dual shower heads and multiple body sprays.

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What are some fun things to do in Union Square?

A In Union Square, you’ll find everything from robotic coffee service and cable car stops to quirky street musicians. Discover photo ops and historical monuments. Go shopping, see a live show, and dine like royalty. Check out our list of Things to Do for more suggestions!

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What are some good restaurants around Union Square?

A Inn at Union Square is surrounded by dozens of excellent restaurants including our next-door neighbor, Morton’s Steakhouse. Other favorites include Scala’s Bistro (French-Italian), Farallon (seafood), Hakkasan (Chinese), E&O Kitchen (pan-Asian), Akiko (sushi), Café Claude (French). Please visit our Dining page for more information.
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