February Events at Union Square

If you are visiting us during the month of February, you’ll be happy to know that there are many events happening at Union Square. Located an easy 2-min walk from our hotel, you’ll find fun activities to do solo, as a couple, or a family.  Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime with Roots of Creation & […]


Our 5 Favorite Restaurants in Union Square

Whether you are planning a day of shopping, just finished a business meeting, or are exploring Union Square, we would like to share our favorite dining destinations in the area. Our  5 Favorite Restaurants in Union Square Del Popolo Location: 855 Bush St. Looking for something casual but delicious? Grab a pie from this cozy […]


San Francisco’s Most Instagrammable Places

If you have a phone, chances are, you are on it a good portion of your day; I would venture to say that most of that time is occupied with scrolling through social media platforms rich with beautiful photo content. Am I right? Whether you are a photographer, or a social media Influencer wannabe, creating […]


Kensington Park for the Holidays

Looking for something fresh and new for the holidays? Now is the perfect time for a San Francisco trip! The weather is still warm during the day, airfare is more affordable, and there is no shortage of fun holiday events to explore. From the traditional tree-lighting ceremony, and a Santa-themed pub crawl to Kwanzaa and […]


The 10 Biggest SF Parades You Won’t Want to Miss!

This city is known for embracing people, culture, and art from around the world and the way that we typically celebrate one another is through our annual parades. We’ve put together our top 10n favorite parades and their dates, in case you are lucky enough to be visiting during one of these exciting events. Chinese […]


Affordable Recreational Activities Around the City

After flying for hours and attending all day conferences, you’re ready to get your body up and moving, but what is available? You’ll be happy to know that San Francisco is full of active people like you who are attending classes to support their active lifestyles. We’ve put together a list of some affordable and some […]


Stay and Play at Union Square

There’s so much to explore as Kensington Park Hotel is it’s located directly next to Union Square, a shopper’s paradise. You’ll find everything from upscale department stores and boutiques to discount houses.  And after a recent revitalization of this area, there are many NEW and renewed places to explore. The historic venue, August Hall has […]

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How to Save on Your Union Square Hotel

Did you know that booking directly through the hotel, rather through 3rd party sites, can oftentimes help you save lots of money on your SF Hotel? At the Kensington Park Hotel we always offer our guests the best rates when they book direct. In fact, using this link, guests can receive 10% off their booking. […]

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Elk’s Lodge in Union Square

Did you know that inside the Kensington Park Hotel hides one of the oldest Elk’s Lodges in the country? In fact, it is the longest continuously operating lodge in “Elkdom”! While the hotel is open to the public, Elk’s members have special access to the Elk’s floor of the hotel. Elk’s members visiting San Francisco […]

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Top 10 Things To Do in Union Square

10 things to do in Union Square: 1. Eat When you’re staying in a city that is a destination for foodies across the globe, your last concern should be where to eat. Attached to your own hotel is Farallon: a classic seafood restaurant with a modern twist whose coastal cuisine does not disappoint. And, just […]