Top 14 Airbnb And Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Union Square, San Francisco - Updated 2022

airbnb san francisco union square

San Francisco, California sits on the tip of a peninsula, with the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay surrounding it. The city is known for its colourful Victorian houses which line its hilly streets and its foggy weather. The iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, and Alcatraz Island and Prison are famous landmarks and attractions.

Union Square is the commercial hub of San Francisco. It’s a popular spot for shopping, with numerous boutiques and departments stores calling the area home. The area is also full of restaurants and galleries, and is the spot of the cable car turnaround.

We’ve compiled a list of ten vacation rentals in the area. The list starts with three from Airbnb, and finishes off with options from Vrbo. Read on, and start planning your stay in San Francisco’s Union Square neighbourhood.

1. Third floor penthouse (from 534 USD)

If you need more space than a studio can offer, this penthouse which accommodates six guests might work for you. It’s located in a vintage building, and is beautifully decorated. There are three bedrooms with large beds, and each bedrooms has a TV, DVD player, and stereo. There’s a washer and dryer on site, and a wood burning fireplace.

While Union Square is home to many amazing restaurants, sometimes you just want to stay in. This apartment is the perfect place to do so, with top of the line appliances, a wine refrigerator, and an espresso machine. There’s even a rooftop with a grill, so you can enjoy the view while you cook and eat.

With its central location and all the amenities it offers, this penthouse apartment is a gem in beautiful San Francisco.

Third floor penthouse

Price: from 534 USD

Number of Guests: 6

2. Newly renovated studio apartment (from 200 USD)

This studio apartment offers a newly renovated, modern space. The apartment has hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and granite counter tops. You’ll have a fully functional kitchen, which includes a dishwasher. The bathroom has both a tub and a shower.

In the living space you’ll find a queen size mattress and high quality bedding, a leather sofa, and a high definition television. There’s also a large closet to stow away your suitcases and to store your souvenirs.

Newly renovated studio apartment

Price: from 200 USD

Number of Guests: 2

3. Garden studio (from USD 340)

Our eighth option is another studio apartment, located on the ground floor of a 1920s building. It’s located toward the back of the building, which helps to block out some of the noise from the street.

The living area is spacious, with a queen size bed and new furniture. There is a 42" (106.68 cm) TV to relax in front of, and the apartment has Wi-Fi throughout. The bathroom has a large shower with excellent water pressure, so you’ll be able to prepare for your day or wash off after a day of exploring the city.

Charming Nob Hill Garden Studio
28 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 30
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the furnishings were in great shape and the kitchen appliances and utensils are modern and comprehensive
apartment was very clean and kitcheb has great modern appliances
the kitchen was well stocked which is important to me as i typically entertain nightly up to 4 guests
the apartment was spotlessly clean
this is a cozy and clean apartment
very clean well located
the apartment was clean and in order upon arrival with a very nice welcome basket
the apartment itself was spacious nice clean and very well equipped
the host was great
louis is an excellent host who is really doing his best to give the guest a fantastic time
our host massy was wonderful and an excellent communicator
the location is perfect
perfect central location for walking to many of sf's attractions and neighborhoods
the location is perfect close to the centre and has lot s of restaurants in the neighborhood
if you like to walk chinatown union square haight ashbury and fisherman's wharf is a great walk
we enjoyed the close proximity to many great restaurants and nightlife
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4. Modern studio (from 107 USD)

You’ll find this modern studio has been recently renovated and designed with an artistic eye. Another option for the solo traveler or a couple who are looking for a bit of a longer stay—the minimum stay is 30 days.

The hosts have found great ways to maximise the amount of space in the studio apartment. There is a queen sized Murphy bed, which means it folds up into the wall to provide you with more floor space. There is a European-style combination washer and dryer for your clothes. The kitchen has all you’ll need to make basic meals—a small convection oven, a microwave, and all the necessary utensils—but is perhaps a bit too small to cook for a large dinner party!

The building has a small market inside, so you won’t have to go far to pick up essentials. And, of course, many attractions are within walking distance.

Modern studio

Price: from 107 USD

Number of Guests: 2

5. A spacious room with a queen bed and a private bathroom (from USD 107)

If you are looking to stay on Union Square, particularly at the Chancellor Hotel, with easy and convenient access to all public transportation and famous attractions, you may want to consider booking this spacious room that comes with a comfortable queen bed and your own private bathroom for complete privacy. As a guest here, you can enjoy fresh-baked cookies, along with the free flow of coffee and tea. Moreover, you will also be granted access to the neighborhood gym and lap pool.

1 Queen bedded room w/full bath
San Francisco, California, United States
70 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Room in boutique hotel 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the free wifi worked perfectly
the wifi worked perfectly the whole time
there is no a/c but the ceiling fan worked great on the few days i needed it
great furnishings beautiful bathroom and everything you could ever ask for
we had breakfast credit included that saved us paying out and looking for somewhere to eat each morning
the room was clean and well equipped
the hotel was great kind clean and nice
the room itself was clean and spacious and the bathroom was not bad either
an older hotel but well kept and clean
the rooms are cosy and clean
the staff at the front desk and concierge were extremely helpful
hotel staff was friendly and helpful
and their staffs were all kind and nice
the concierge was a doll and so helpful
the people that work there are friendly and helpful
great location for tourists
fantastic location to explore san francisco
a great stay within easy walking distance to public transport restaurants and shopping
the hotel is in a great location very central
location is great with the tram just outside the hotel and close to the shops
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6. A private room with a private bathroom in a spacious apartment (from USD 149)

Enjoy a relaxed and pleasant stay at this spacious apartment that offers a private room for solo travelers or couples. You will have access to a private bathroom, so you can enjoy maximum privacy. What’s more, you can also enjoy cooking in a shared kitchen and mingling with the other guests in the lounge area. Cable TV, wireless internet access, a dryer, and a washer are some other facilities provided by this accommodation.

The Bartlett QUEEN
San Francisco, California, United States
93 reviews  Wifi Available
Room in boutique hotel 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room has a heater and fan
in the room there isn't any ac but there is a ceiling fan and a window
i got a queen bed room that seemed pretty large
small and very clean room
very clean and comfortable
clean place comfortable room
bathroom is new and clean
very nice accommodations - exceptionally clean and comfortable
the management was very helpful
staff was very prompt and helpful
great value and friendly host
the staff is really friendly and will help you with anything you need
never met the host but had a good experience
location is great
great location walking distance to union square and chinatown
great location & nice room
the location is very outstanding
awesome location in union square
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7. Deluxe condo near Union Square (from USD 259)

For a luxurious stay on your next visit to San Francisco, choose this deluxe condo. The pad comes with one bedroom with one queen bed and a living room with a sofa bed to sleep up to four guests. It has all the amenities you need for comfort and convenience including air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, a DVD player with a video library, and access to the building amenities like foosball and a pool table. The partial kitchen is equipped with an electric skillet, a microwave, a refrigerator, cookware, and dishes.

The condo is close to Union Square where you can find pretty much everything—restaurants, bars, shops, and the city’s iconic cable car system.

San Francisco 1 bedroom deluxe condo - near Union Square
144 reviews
hotel suites 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
property is very comfortable with excellent facilities and quality furnishings
property was very clean and had everything we needed
it was clean and so big and comfortable
it was spotlessly clean beautifully decorated and very comfortable
near union square spacious apartment very clean and nice
place was clean quiet and close to many things
front desk and concierge staff all very friendly and helpful
checking in was easy and quick; the staff were nice helpful and polite
nice neighborhood and hotel staff was great
spacious room and nice reception staff
we really enjoyed our stay everyone at our place was extremely friendly and always happy
the location was within walking distance to a number of restaurants as well as the trolleys
it was close to great restaurants and attractions
love this property and will definitely stay again you can’t beat the location and the friendly staff
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8. Luxury penthouse

Starting off our list is this luxury penthouse, with 1,000 square feet (93 square meters) of indoor space and an additional 1,000 square feet (93 square meter) of space on the balcony. The apartment has a king size bed and one single bed, offering sleeping space for three people. You’ll have use of a fully functioning kitchen and an indoor fireplace. There’s even a gym onsite which you can use.

It’s perfectly located, with easy access to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Financial District, and Moscone Convention Center. It’s also near the cable car and the subway, so getting around the rest of San Francisco is very easy.

Luxury penthouse

9. Central studio apartment

This studio apartment might be on the smaller side, but it has all you’ll need for your stay in San Francisco. It can accommodate three guests, with a queen sized bed and a comfortable couch. It has a nice sized kitchen with all the cooking basics, so you can prepare your own meals if you like. The bathroom has a free-standing tub and the host has provided toiletries, so it’s a nice spot to relax after a long day of walking up and down the city’s hills.

The studio is located on a hill away from the main hustle and bustle, so it’s calmer than other areas while still being close to many of the city’s attractions. Public transportation is right outside the door as well.

Central studio apartment

10. Cosy studio

Reviewers rave about the bed in this studio apartment, so you won’t have to worry about a comfortable night’s sleep! It’s a small space, like many places in San Francisco, but perfect for solo travellers or couples.

The apartment has a small kitchenette, so you can do some basic cooking here. But, as with everything in the Union Square neighbourhood, it’s incredibly close to everything, so you won’t have to travel far to find a restaurant.

This cosy studio concludes our Airbnb options. Keep reading to check out Vrbo vacation rentals in Union Square.

Cosy studio

11. Three bedroom flat

If you’re looking to stay in San Francisco’s Union Square for a longer period of time, have a look at this three bedroom flat. The flat can accommodate five people in three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king size bed, a gas fireplace, and a small outdoor deck. The room has an en suite bathroom, with a waterfall shower and heated floors. The second bedroom has a queen sized sleeper sofa and access to the deck off the master bedroom.

The apartment’s kitchen has been recently refurbished, and is fully equipped with everything you’d need to cook a full meal. The hosts also provide tea and coffee pods for the Keurig coffee maker.

Welcoming 3 bed/2 bath sleeps 5 .
San Francisco, CA, US
5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

12. One bedroom apartment

This one bedroom apartment is an excellent option for couples or solo travellers. You’ll have a fully functional kitchen, so you can prepare meals at home when you don’t feel like going out. The apartment includes Direct TV and Internet.

And, of course, because it’s in the Union Square area, many sites that San Francisco has to offer will be practically right outside your doorstep.

Modern 1BR near FiDi & Union Square, Furnished – Avail M2M
San Francisco, CA, US
2 reviews
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
the suite was very clean upon arrival and cleaned without extra charge when i left
i couldn't have asked for a better location
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13. Apartment in classic building

Finishing off our list is another apartment for those looking to stay in San Francisco for a longer period of time. This apartment has a minimum stay of 30-60 days. It’s located in a building built in 1916, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. When you enter the building, you’ll find a marble entryway, gold leaf angel and gargoyle mouldings, a hand carved banister, and a birdcage lift.

The apartment is clean and modern, with granite slab counter tops, hardwood flooring, new appliances, and beautiful bay windows. You’ll have a queen size bed, a fully functional kitchen, and a flat screen TV to relax in front of. All utilities are included in the price, with the exception of a phone.

Large One Bedroom Apt In Beautiful Classic Building (nob Hill) Top Floor-View
3 reviews
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Having access to the laundry in the building was also a much appreciated extra saving the trouble of going to the laundromat I would recommend in a heartbeat and be delighted to stay again if invited
The apartment was a perfect pied a terre for a month in San Francisco and allowed me to feel at home with friendly neighbours in the building
Peter was a perfect host taking the time to greet me personally when both our schedules arrived and leaving clear instructions as to how I should access the building when Ifirst arrived
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14. A cozy room in downtown San Francisco

Welcome to this cozy room that belongs to the Stratford Hotel, for a pleasant stay right in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Inside your room, you can find a queen bed that can accommodate two people maximum. Furthermore, you can also enjoy facilities that include a bathroom, heating, a TV for your entertainment, and other basic essentials.

Stratford Cozy Queen
San Francisco, California, United States
10 reviews  Wifi Available
Room in boutique hotel 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
hotel was clean and in a very safe place
the hotel itself was minimalistic clean and perfect for a spot to crash after a day's exploring
the staff were very friendly and helpful a great place for location and value
amazing location for an unbeatable price
this is a great place to stay for the price
great location needs a up grade on hotel & staff
this hotel is a great place to stay at for a weekend in the city
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Good morning, San Francisco!

The Union Square neighbourhood offers the convenience of being able to wake up and walk out your door to many of the city’s attractions. You won’t need a car, and your legs will look great after walking up all the hills. Whether you’re a solo traveller looking to stay a couple nights or on a business trip and will be staying a month, Airbnb and Vrbo have plenty of options for you. So grab your good walking shoes, and book your vacation rental today. You got it, dude!

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