Chancellor Hotel

433 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Ranking #20/40

  • Rooms From
  • Distance Center
  • Style
  • Neighborhood
  • $180
  • 1.8 mi (2.9 km)
  • Boutique
  • Union Square
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Why it’s Special

A charming, family owned hotel, Chancellor Hotel San Francisco offers friendly service and the uniqueness of the Cable Car stopping at the front door.

Hotel Overview

Built for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1914, Chancellor Hotel San Francisco was once the tallest building in the city. Three years later, Isador Rosenberg purchased the hotel, and it has been managed by the family ever since. Today, this historic building is one of the very few remaining family-run hotels in San Francisco. Located on Union Square, it is close to Fisherman’s Wharf and Lombard Street. The Chancellor Hotel is charming and elegant with a spacious lobby, tasteful furnishings, plush armchairs, soft colors and large windows that let in plenty of natural light.

Rooms + Bath

The 137 guestrooms at the Chancellor Hotel feature a contemporary style that is comfortable, inviting and cozy. Favorite features include the large, walk-in closets, high ceilings and touches of green and earthy brown that permeate the color palette. Additionally, the front guestrooms boast impressive views of the cable cars and Union Square. Chancellor Hotel even has a complimentary Pillow Menu that offers guests a selection of twelve types of pillow. The bathrooms feature clean white decor, an extra deep tub, Terra Pure bath amenities and even a rubber duck.

Food + Drink

Chancellor Hotel San Francisco is home to the Luques Restaurant and Bar. The restaurant has a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere and serves Californian cuisine for lunch and breakfast, while the bar serves a delightful selection of wines and cocktails.

Phone 415.362.2004




  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Bar
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Event Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Off-Site Fitness Center
  • Restaurant

Room & Bath

  • Premium Bedding
  • Refrigerator
  • Room Safe
  • Room Service

Chancellor Hotel


Union Square is the Fifth Avenue of San Francisco and is considered the main area of the city. An upscale district with elegant stores and plenty of action, the neighborhood is known as the primary shopping destination of San Francisco with elegant stores and designer labels. Stores like Gucci, Gumps, Saks and Macy's keep visitors busy for hours. Union Square also has a good selection of restaurants and nightlife with options like Farallon, Millennium, Starlight Room and Cantina. For cutting-edge shows by playwrights like Tony Kushner, American Conservatory Theater is an excellent choice. Union Square also offers a lot of attractions to choose from such as the Hallidie Building and Victory Monument.