The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square 1/3 by Tripoto

The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

Michael Pargal
We arrived in SFO the previous afternoon and checked in to the Westin St Francis on Union Square. If it fits your budget, highly recommend this historic hotel in the heart of the shopping and financial district. We basically slept the entire day away - please build an extra day into the itinerary for jet lag. Our day began with breakfast at the iconic Mill bakery in Divisidiero. There seems to be a line in SF for every eatery irrespective of the quality. So of course we stood in line for 20mins to order our toasts and coffee. This place is famous for its freshly baked bread and that's almost all there is on the menu. We got one of each kind of toast, cappuccinos and hot chocolate to split between the 5 of us. The cinnamon honey toast is delicious, the others were insipid. The whole experience was a 2.5/5 for us. Tip 1: Be careful about where you walk in SF, avoid Tenderloin completely. The areas with high crime, drug use and homelessness are within 1-2 blocks of all the prime locations