★ The Handlery Union Square
UNION SQUARE The central loca-
tion and outdoor pool are the draws.
Poolside club rooms are nice, but
the dark lobby and long hallways
detract . 351 Geary St. (between Pow-
ell & Mason sts.) y 800/843-4343 or
377 units. Doubles $149-$289. AE,
DC, DISC, MC, V. Bus: 2, 3, 4, 38.
BART/Muni: Powell St. Cable car:
Powell lines. Map p 139.
★★★ Harbor Court Hotel
FINANCIAL DISTRICT Boutique hotel
with chic decor and fine bay views.
A YMCA fitness center and pool are
next door, and its slick restaurant,
Ozumo (p 111) is downstairs.
165 Steuart St. (between Mission &
Howard sts.) y 800/346-0555 or
com. 131 units. Doubles $139-$209.
Bus: 12. Muni: Folsom & Embar-
cadero. Map p 140.
★ Hostelling International—
Fisherman's Wharf FISHERMAN'S
WHARF/MARINA Free breakfast,
woodsy location, bay views, free
parking, and cheap rates make up
for the bunk beds and shared show-
ers. Fort Mason, Building 240. (N. on
Franklin St. past Bay St. Franklin St.
ends at the hostel).
y 415/771-7277. www.sfhostel.org.
164 beds (8-12 beds per room). Sin-
gles $22-$29 w/breakfast. MC, V.
Bus: 10, 28. Map p 140.
★★ Hotel Adagio UNION SQUARE
New in 2004, the Adagio offers sleek
charm for a good price. Double
queen rooms are a great deal for
families. The in-house Cortez restau-
rant shines. 550 Geary St. (between
Jones & Taylor sts.) y 800/228-8830
or 415/775-5000. www.thehotel
adagio.com. 173 units. Doubles from
$185. AE, DC, DISC, MC, V. Bus: 2, 3, 4,
38. BART/Muni: Powell St. Map p 139.
★ Hotel Bijou UNION SQUARE
This 1911 building has vibrantly
hued, cozy rooms and screens
made-in-SF movies nightly in the
lobby. On the sketchier side of
Union Square. 111 Mason St. (at
Eddy St.) y 800/771-1022 or 415/
771-1200. www.hotelbijou.com. 65
units. Doubles $109-$159. AE, DC,
DISC, MC, V. BART/Muni: Powell St.
Map p 139.
★ The Hotel Boheme NORTH
BEACH This inn has an intimate
feel and extras like afternoon
sherry, but the tiny bathrooms have
showers only. Get a room at the
back, off noisy Columbus Street.
The Harbor Court Hotel is situated inside the historic Embarcadero YMCA