Hotel Abri – Union Square
What We Love
- iPod docking stations
- Puccini & Pinetti’s killer happy hour specials
- Free WiFi
- Read more about what to see and do in San Francisco and Big Sur in our magazine section
What To Know
- Street noise is audible in some rooms
- There’s no fitness center, but access to Active Sports is included in the urban fee
- No late night room service
- A $25 urban fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Hotel Abri has an easy, breezy Cali vibe. Buttery leather chairs sit beside a fireplace in a sunlight-flooded lobby. Inviting, earthy tones — copper, peach and cream — complement the cozy, modern furniture and the historic architectural details (the building dates back to 1918). Vintage photos of San Francisco give the hotel a sense of place.
Bed and Bath
Upstairs there are 91 guestrooms spread out over four floors. Though on the small side (starting at 200 square feet), they’re done in chocolate and tan and have such funky accents as lava lamps. All rooms feature iPod docking stations, flat-screen TVs and pillowtop mattresses. In the bathrooms you’ll find plush robes and L’Occitane bath products (most have standup showers but no tubs).
Although they don’t share ownership, Hotel Abri is connected to Puccini & Pinetti Italian Restaurant & Bar, a big local hangout known for its great happy hour specials. Elsewhere there’s a small 24-hour business center, and the hotel’s concierge can set guests up with day passes to the nearby Club One fitness center for $15 per day.
In the Area
Sandwiched between San Francisco’s lively Market Street and Union Square, you’re one block from the Powell-Mason and Powell-Hyde cable cars. Though you’re well situated for exploring the entire city, there are a number of attractions a short walk from the hotel, including the designer shops of Union Square and the bustling warren of Chinatown (a 20-minute walk away). Head there for dim sum at Great Eastern, then watch your dessert being made with a visit to the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. You’re also within walking distance of the legendary Swan Oyster Depot, which has been serving up creamy clam chowder, shucking oysters and cracking fresh crab since 1912 (go for lunch, as they close once they sell out). Work it all off with a bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge to picturesque Sausalito. Stop for drinks on Bar Bocce’s patio, which has gorgeous views of Tiburon and the bay, before taking the ferry back to San Francisco.
How to Get There
Great boutique hotel in a fabulous location. Upon check in we were given a bag containing a bottle of wine, bottled water and snacks. This was a really lovely idea. The staff were very friendly and helpful - would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.
Friendly greeting by the host at the front desk. Gave us goody bags including a bottle of wine and bottle water along with a $10 comp each for the restaurant & bar. Food and drink were fantastic. Will definitely return.
Hotel Abri is a small, very nice boutique hotel. The staff is unfailingly friendly and greets you with a smile, each and every time you walk thru the lobby. The building is older, but the remodel is very nice. The rooms, corridors and lobby are spotless. Very convenient location for Moscone Center as well as 1 block from the Powell Street Cable Car turnaround.