Galleria Park Hotel Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Union Square, San Francisco, California

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Pros

  • A short walk from Union Square, Chinatown and the Financial District
  • Free Wi-Fi and daily newspapers
  • Large fitness center with modern equipment
  • Ipads are available for hotel guests to borrow
  • Pet-friendly with dog snacks and a walking track on an outdoor terrace
  • Quiet rooms facing an interior courtyard are available
  • Free coffee and tea service on mezzanine
  • Daily wine hour in the lobby
  • Valet parking garage in hotel
  • Bread and Cocoa café and Gaspar Brasserie next door

Cons

  • Some rooms are small
  • Vehicle and pedestrian noise in rooms facing the street
  • Courtyard view is unappealing
  • Expensive valet parking

Bottom Line

This 177-room, upper-middle range boutique hotel near Union Square in a historic 1911 building blends has colorful, stylish decor influenced by Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles. Due to the historic nature of the building, some rooms can be on the small side, and street-facing rooms can experience traffic noise. But the hotel has lots of thoughtful extras (a free wine hour, free coffee and tea, free Wi-Fi), and in-room meal service comes from the excellent Gaspar Brasserie next door. All in all, it's a solid value for the area, though it may be worth comparing rates with the nearby (and also charming) Hotel Rex.

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 Scene

A historic San Francisco property that blends modern decor with Art Nouveau influences

Modern touches and artwork embellish the lobby and hallways of this historic 1911 building, originally called the Sutter Hotel. A century-old grand staircase, etched glass ceiling panes above the lobby, and various Art Deco and Art Nouveau touches throughout the hotel (such as the dramatic silver fireplace in the lobby) help retain the feeling of classic San Francisco. Free coffee and tea, and a daily wine hour are nice extras.

 Location

In between Union Square and the Financial District

The Galleria Park is on bustling, posh Sutter Street and is within easy walking distance of Union Square, which is famous for its shopping. Home to enormous outposts of Niketown, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany, Macy's, Louis Vuitton, and Neiman Marcus, among others, Union Square is to San Francisco what 5th Avenue is to New York. Locals don't hang out here much, but the square is great for people-watching nonetheless, and occasionally plays host to concerts, small festivals, and demonstrations. The hotel is also a 10-minute walk to Chinatown and a 12-minute walk to the Financial District. The chic Crocker Galleria mall, which has numerous restaurants and a weekly farmers market, is just steps away.

 Rooms

Clean, colorful, and equipped with quality linens

The Galleria Park has 177 rooms, including suites with separate living areas. Rooms start at 220 square feet -- not tiny, but on the smaller side for San Francisco -- but they are very clean and appointed with flat-screen TVs, minibars, bathrobes, and Keurig coffeemakers. They all have plush white bedding and 400-thread-count linens, as well as colorful purple and green decor accents that reflect the hotel's Art Nouveau and Art Deco influences. The lower-level rooms facing the street can get a bit of traffic noise, especially during early morning garbage pick-up, while rooms facing the interior courtyard are quieter but have a somewhat unappealing view.

 Features

24-hour business and fitness centers

A 24-hour fitness room with bright big windows has high quality workout equipment for both cardio and weight training. Three meeting rooms and a 24-hour business center are offered. A quiet outdoor terrace spans the hotel and the adjacent Crocker Galleria shopping center and features benches and a walking/running track. Gaspar Brasserie next door provides room service meals and the comfortable Bread and Cocoa café , also next door, offers panini sandwiches and espresso drinks. Numerous freebies include an evening wine hour, daily newspapers, and Wi-Fi.

 Bottom Line

This 177-room, upper-middle range boutique hotel near Union Square in a historic 1911 building blends has colorful, stylish decor influenced by Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles. Due to the historic nature of the building, some rooms can be on the small side, and street-facing rooms can experience traffic noise. But the hotel has lots of thoughtful extras (a free wine hour, free coffee and tea, free Wi-Fi), and in-room meal service comes from the excellent Gaspar Brasserie next door. All in all, it's a solid value for the area, though it may be worth comparing rates with the nearby (and also charming) Hotel Rex.

Things You Should Know About Galleria Park Hotel

Address

  • 191 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

Hotel Is Also Known As...

  • Galleria Park
  • Galleria Park Hotel San Francisco
  • Galleria Park San Francisco

Room Types

  • Deluxe Room with a King Bed
  • Deluxe Room with a Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Room with One Double Bed
  • Deluxe Room with Two Double Beds
  • Grand Suite
  • Junior Suite
  • Park Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 177
Pool: N/A
Fitness Center: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Union Square, San Francisco
Address: 191 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
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