Hotel Union Square Blog

New Blog posts are added regularly to help you make the most of your visit to San Francisco!

Whether you're coming for a short visit or an extended stay, our blog provides useful information about dining, shopping, attractions, and more. Browse articles about nearby restaurants, shopping, and events. 

Check back often as you plan your visit to our vibrant city as new posts are added often. The staff at Hotel Union Square is here to help you make the most of your visit and to ensure that you have everything you need during your stay. Look through our blog, but also feel free ask our helpful staff for additional tips about shopping, dining, and the most popular things to do in San Francisco!

The History of San Francisco’s Cable Cars

What does the death of horses and a devastating earthquake have to do with San Francisco cable cars? Read this blog to find out!

February 2, 2018
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Cindy L. Smith
San Francisco’s cable cars are an image closely associated with the city, but many don’t know the history. Here’s a brief summary of the rise and fall of San Francisco cable cars...Read more >

Experience the Beauty of NAPA Valley with a Wine Country Shuttle Tour

Hop on board the shuttle by the Ferry Building and enjoy a day of wine tastings and more!

January 18, 2018
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Jana Free
San Francisco’s proximity to Napa Wine Country makes a tour to the area a must when staying at Hotel Union Square...Read more >

6 San Francisco Restaurants for a Business Lunch

Whether brokering a deal or entertaining a new client, you’ll find great restaurants for a business lunch near Hotel Union Square.

January 9, 2018
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Jana Free

There are many great San Francisco Restaurants that are perfect for networking and sealing the deal. In fact, you’ll find a number of the top spots for a San Francisco business lunch right near Hotel Union Square. Whether you’re looking for somewhere casual to meet and hash out details or a place to...

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See the City from a Popular San Francisco Bay Cruises

Travel under the Golden Gate Bridge, and view top landmarks like Alcatraz and Coit Tower.

December 28, 2017
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Jana Free

San Francisco is beautiful from anywhere you look. But, get a glimpse of the city from one of the many San Francisco Bay Cruises and you’re in for a real treat. In a boat on the bay, you can soak up the magnificence of the skyline from a magical vantage point.

Coit Tower, the Transamerica Pyramid,...

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Hotel Union Square’s Winter Special Offers

Enjoy additional value at our ideally-located San Francisco Hotel.

December 12, 2017
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Cindy L. Smith
Hotel Union Square’s ideal location, thoughtful amenities, and beautiful guest rooms and suites make us a popular choice with both business and leisure guests. As you plan your stay, take a few minutes to browse our current list of special offers...Read more >

6 Popular Holiday Events in San Francisco

Guests at our San Francisco Hotel can get into the holiday spirit with these Events in San Francisco.

November 7, 2017
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Cindy L. Smith
Guests at our San Francisco Hotel will find that there are many holiday Events in San Francisco that take place near Hotel Union Square. ..Read more >