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.
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
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
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
Minimum Nights: 30
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
Top guest reviewsthe furnishings were in great shape and the kitchen appliances and utensils are modern and comprehensiveapartment was very clean and kitcheb has great modern appliancesthe kitchen was well stocked which is important to me as i typically entertain nightly up to 4 gueststhe apartment was spotlessly cleanthis is a cozy and clean apartmentvery clean well locatedthe apartment was clean and in order upon arrival with a very nice welcome basketthe apartment itself was spacious nice clean and very well equipped
Host:the host was greatlouis is an excellent host who is really doing his best to give the guest a fantastic timeour host massy was wonderful and an excellent communicatorRead more reviewsthe location is perfectperfect central location for walking to many of sf's attractions and neighborhoodsthe location is perfect close to the centre and has lot s of restaurants in the neighborhoodif you like to walk chinatown union square haight ashbury and fisherman's wharf is a great walkwe enjoyed the close proximity to many great restaurants and nightlife
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.
Price: from 107 USD
Number of Guests: 2
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 bathSan Francisco, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe free wifi worked perfectlythe wifi worked perfectly the whole timethere is no a/c but the ceiling fan worked great on the few days i needed itgreat furnishings beautiful bathroom and everything you could ever ask forwe had breakfast credit included that saved us paying out and looking for somewhere to eat each morningthe room was clean and well equippedthe hotel was great kind clean and nicethe room itself was clean and spacious and the bathroom was not bad eitheran older hotel but well kept and cleanthe rooms are cosy and clean
Host:the staff at the front desk and concierge were extremely helpfulhotel staff was friendly and helpfuland their staffs were all kind and nicethe concierge was a doll and so helpfulthe people that work there are friendly and helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location for touristsfantastic location to explore san franciscoa great stay within easy walking distance to public transport restaurants and shoppingthe hotel is in a great location very centrallocation is great with the tram just outside the hotel and close to the shops
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 QUEENSan Francisco, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe room has a heater and fanin the room there isn't any ac but there is a ceiling fan and a windowi got a queen bed room that seemed pretty largesmall and very clean roomvery clean and comfortableclean place comfortable roombathroom is new and cleanvery nice accommodations - exceptionally clean and comfortable
Host:the management was very helpfulstaff was very prompt and helpfulgreat value and friendly hostthe staff is really friendly and will help you with anything you neednever met the host but had a good experienceRead more reviewslocation is greatgreat location walking distance to union square and chinatowngreat location & nice roomthe location is very outstandingawesome location in union square
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
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
Top guest reviewsproperty is very comfortable with excellent facilities and quality furnishingsproperty was very clean and had everything we neededit was clean and so big and comfortableit was spotlessly clean beautifully decorated and very comfortablenear union square spacious apartment very clean and niceplace was clean quiet and close to many things
Host:front desk and concierge staff all very friendly and helpfulchecking in was easy and quick; the staff were nice helpful and politenice neighborhood and hotel staff was greatspacious room and nice reception staffwe really enjoyed our stay everyone at our place was extremely friendly and always happyRead more reviewsthe location was within walking distance to a number of restaurants as well as the trolleysit was close to great restaurants and attractionslove this property and will definitely stay again you can’t beat the location and the friendly staff
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.
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
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.
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
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 M2MSan Francisco, CA, US
Top guest reviewsthe suite was very clean upon arrival and cleaned without extra charge when i leftRead more reviewsi couldn't have asked for a better location
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
Top guest reviewsHaving 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 invitedThe 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 buildingRead more reviews
Host: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
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 QueenSan Francisco, California, United States
Top guest reviewshotel was clean and in a very safe placethe hotel itself was minimalistic clean and perfect for a spot to crash after a day's exploring
Host:the staff were very friendly and helpful a great place for location and valueRead more reviewsamazing location for an unbeatable pricethis is a great place to stay for the pricegreat location needs a up grade on hotel & staffthis hotel is a great place to stay at for a weekend in the city
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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