Fairmont San Francisco

5 stars
View map of 950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
176 reviews
one of finest hotel in sf financial district

beautiful historic hotel. good size rooms. great view. has everything. outdoor garden, grand lobby,... See full review

  • blue
  • May 1, 2015
It's beautiful!

The location was perfect. The room was clean. The halls were a little noisy. Overall loved it. See full review

  • RadRN
  • Mar 22, 2015
  • Union Square
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • AT&T Park
  • Golden Gate Park
General

The hotel has received numerous awards, including the AAA Four Diamond Award and ExxonMobil Four Star Award.

Marble floors and Corinthian columns trimmed in gold accentuate the ornate Main Lobby. This area, spruced up in 1999, transports guests back to 1907, when the hotel opened. It may also transport TV fans back to the 1980s: Aaron Spelling's "Hotel" series was shot here.

The United Nations Charter was drafted in the hotel, and even the concierge service is historic. Dating back to 1973, it's the first formal concierge desk in the U.S.

All guests have access (fees apply) to the on-site ActiveSports Clubs at Nob Hill, a full-service facility with spa and fitness center.

Grab a Mai-Tai at the Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar, a kitschy-but-lovable Tiki lounge on site. Every night form 8 PM, a band on a floating stage, The Island Groove, serenades patrons with Polynesian tunes .

Location

This Nob Hill mainstay, dating back to 1907, blends contemporary and historic tastes. Decorative touches such as marble floors and Corinthian columns evoke turn-of-the-century grandeur, while modern conveniences such as high-speed Internet and a full-service fitness center and spa keep travelers grounded in the present. Three well-regarded restaurants offer options for every meal, and the city's oldest Tiki bar provides a break from the formality of the hotel.

Dining
  • San Francisco International Airport (18 miles)
  • Oakland International Airport (16 miles)
  • Cable car stops (1 block)
  • BART (6 blocks)
  • MUNI bus (1 block)
Rooms

Accommodations -- 591 rooms, 62 of them suites -- span two buildings: the original, circa-1907 structure and a tower built in the 1960s. Rooms vary in size (325-425 square feet; up to 6,000 for suites), but all units come with flat-panel TV, luxury linen ensembles and coffeemaker. Many also offer stunning views of San Francisco Bay, while Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access are available in all (fees apply, complimentary to members of Fairmont President's Club loyalty program).

Property features

Historic grandeur overlooking the Golden Gate City from atop Nob Hill

Highlights

Situated at the only spot in the city where all the cable car lines meet, this luxurious San Francisco property is just a short scenic ride away from all the city’s dazzling sights and attractions, meaning hotel guests can easily head out to savor such adventures as hiking through Golden Gate Park or gorging on seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Step outside your door into a wonderful world of fine dining establishments, magnificent museums and elegant entertainment, or stay cocooned in the Fairmont’s lap of luxury and fit in some laps at the indoor pool, followed by dinner and drinks at your choice of three world-renowned restaurants, the Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar, Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar, and the European-inspired Caffé Centro.

Nearby attractions
  • Parking fees are as follow:
  • Valet parking is $56 USD ($65 USD including tax) per night including unlimited access.
  • Self parking is $5 USD every 20 minutes or $15 USD per hour with a daily maximum of $56 USD.
  • Parking fees are subjected to 14% city tax & 1.5% Tourism Improvement District Assessment.
Business
  • 24-hour business center
  • Choose from a variety of conference facilities on-site
  • The historic Penthouse Suite accommodates 100, and has an outdoor terrace.
Transportation
  • The hilltop location delivers panoramic and breathtaking views of San Francisco Bay
  • Hop on any one of the city's cable cars right out front
  • Union Square shopping is only a four-block walk from the hotel
  • Valet and self parking are available for an added fee.
Policies
  • Parking fees are as follow:
  • Valet parking is $56 USD ($65 USD including tax) per night including unlimited access.
  • Self parking is $5 USD every 20 minutes or $15 USD per hour with a daily maximum of $56 USD.
  • Parking fees are subjected to 14% city tax & 1.5% Tourism Improvement District Assessment.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Fairmont San Francisco Rooms

Deluxe
Deluxe Queen Queen NS Tower - Exterior facing rooms located in the Tower Building. Rooms renovated 2014. Each room also has a spectacular marble bathroom with separate bath and shower. Rooms have been updated with HD flat panel TVs and Keurig coffee maker and tea kettle. Location: Floors 2 through 23 in
Deluxe Suite
Penthouse Suite - Recently unveiled from a 1.8 million USD restoration the 6000 sq. ft. Extraordinary Penthouse features three large bedrooms - living room with a grand piano formal dining room seating for 60 people. Circular library crowned by a rotunda. Location: Top floor of the Main Building Beds: 1
Deluxe Suite
Cambridge Suite - Residential in style this elegantly furnished suite has an authentic feel to the charming tradition San Francisco offers. Ideal for business meetings and gatherings, this suite can comfortably accommodate up to 20 people for hospitality. Includes Specialty Suite Experience: One pick up
Deluxe Suite
Buckingham Balcony Suite - This Main Building Balcony Specialty Suite welcomes you with parquet floored foyer. Leading into a wood - paneled parlor with decorative fireplace and dry bar. The glass-enclosed balcony offers spectacular views of Fairmont Roof Garden. Accommodates 20 people comfortably for ho
Economy
Moderate 1 Dbl NS Main Bldg - cozy and quiet rooms located in the historic main building. Renovated 2014. Moderate Rooms are most appropriate for budget conscious single travelers.All rooms have also been updated with HD flat panel TVs - Keurig coffee maker tea kettle Location: Main building Beds: 1 Do
Standard
Fairmont QN QN ADA Hearing Impaired - Renovated 2014. Telephone vibrating device kit can be installed Strobes built into the wall - Accessible aid kit available upon request - Kit includes vibrating alarm clock - bed shaker - door knocker and visual alarm Location:Main Building Beds: 2 Queen Beds Size:4
Standard
Fairmont Queen NS Main Building - Located in the historical 6-story Main Building. Rooms were renovated 2014. These are medium sized interior rooms that feature high ceilings - interior windows and large closets. Spectacular marble bathrooms - rooms have HD flat panel TVs. Location: Main building Beds
Standard
Fairmont Queen Rooms - non-smoking. Newly renovated 2014. These classic guest rooms are located in the historical 6-story Main Building. These rooms feature high ceilings-large closets. They also have a spectacular marble bathroom. All rooms feature HD flat panel TVs- Luxury linen ensembles- pillow top b
Standard
Fairmont King NS Sofabed - Spacious Main Building Room with 1 King bed and Double-size sofa sleeper. Rooms have been updated with HD flat panel TVs-Keurig coffee maker-tea kettle. windows that open with views of the Nob Hill neighborhood.Renovated in 2014 Location:Main Building Bed:1 King + Dbl Sofabed
Standard
Fairmont Exterior Queen Queen NS - Rooms located in the historical 6-story Main Building. Renovated 2014. These are large exterior rooms that feature high ceilings, exterior windows and large closets. They also have a spectacular marble bathroom. HD flat panel tvs. Location: Main building Beds: 2 Queen
Standard
Fairmont King ADA Grab Bar - Renovated 2014. Room is wheelchair accessible - Accessible bathtub with grab bars - Entry door width 38 inches - Bathroom entrance is 36 inches wide. The Entry door peepholes are 43 inches - front door security latch 41 inches Location:Main Building Beds: King Bed Size:425 s
Deluxe
Deluxe QN QN ADA Hearing Impaired - Renovated 2014. Telephone vibrating device Kit can be installed - Strobes built into the wall - Accessible Aid Kit available upon request- Kit includes vibrating alarm clock - bed shaker - door knocker and visual alarm. Location:Tower Building Beds:2 Queen Beds Size:3
Standard
Fairmont Exterior King NS - Located in the historical 6-story Main Building. Renovated 2014. These are large exterior rooms that feature high ceilings - exterior windows. They have a spectacular marble bathroom. Rooms have been updated with HD flat panel TVs Location: Main building Beds: 1 King Beds Siz
Standard
Fairmont Queen ADA Roll In Shower - Renovated in 2014. Room is wheelchair accessible - Roll in shower - Entry door width is 40 inches - Bathroom entrance is 36 inches wide. The entry door peepholes are 44 inches - Front door security latch is at 42 inches Location:Main Building Beds: 1 Queen Bed Size:32
Standard
Fairmont QN QN ADA Roll In Shower - Renovated in 2014. Room is wheelchair accessible with-roll in shower - Entry door width is 40 inches wide. Bathroom entrance 36 inches wide. Entry door peepholes are at 44 inches. Front door security latch at 40 inches Location:Main Building Beds:2 Queen Beds Size:42
Standard
Fairmont King ADA Hearing Impaired - Renovated 2014. Telephone vibrating device kit can be installed - Strobes built into the wall - Accessible Aid Kit available upon request - Kit includes vibrating alarm clock-bed shaker - door knocker and visual alarm. Location:Main Building Beds:King Bed Size:425 sq
Standard
Fairmont QN QN ADA Grab Bar - Renovated 2014. Room is wheelchair accessible - Accessible bathtub with grab bars - Entry door width is 40 inches - Bathroom entrance 36 inches wide -Entry door peepholes are 45 inches - Front door security latch at 41 inches Location:Main Building Beds:2 Queen Beds Size:42
Standard
Fairmont Qn Qn NS Sofabed - Spacious Main Building Room with 2 Queen beds and Double-size sofa sleeper. Windows that will open with views of the Nob Hill neighborhood. Renovated 2014. Ideal for families. HD flat panel TVs-Keurig coffee maker - tea kettle. Location:Main Building Bed:2 Queen Beds + Dbl Sl
Suite
Main Building Balcony Suite - Romantic balcony suite. Renovated 2014. Each suite is comprised of parlor with a double size sofa sleeper bedroom and one bathroom. The bedroom and living room are separated by door for privacy. Each suite is unique in decor. Location: Main building Beds:Queen Bed + sleep
Suite
Two Bedroom Signature Golden Gate Suite - Signature Golden Gate Suites offer spectacular panoramic views of the city and the Bay plus the Iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Equipped with telescopes in living room which is separated from the bedroom. Location:Floors 12 and higher Beds: 1 King Bed +
Suite
Two Bedroom Main Building Corner Suite - Largest Main Building suites featuring Nob Hill neighborhood views. Located on floors 2-6th - Corner suite with King bed. Separate parlor with Queen size sofa sleeper and two full bathrooms. Renovated 2014. Ideal for families Location: Main Building Beds: 1 King
Suite
Tower Building Two Bedroom Suites - The most breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay and city. Tower 2-Bedroom Suites are contemporary in design, with 2 bedrooms,living room with sofabed in between. Bedrooms close off from the living room with a door. Location: Tower Building Beds: 1 King + 1 King
Deluxe
Deluxe QN QN ADA Roll In Shower - Renovated 2014. Room is wheelchair accessible-Roll in shower-Entry door width 34 inches-Bathroom entrance 36 inches wide-Entry door peepholes are 44 inches-Front door security latch is at 41 inches-Door handles 38 inches. Location:Tower Building Beds:2 Queen Beds Size:3
Suite
Main Building Two Bedroom Suite - Two Bedroom Suites are particularly spacious, comprised of a parlor, a bedroom and bathroom, and a second connecting bedroom with another marble bathroom. The bedroom and living room are separated by a door for privacy. Location: Main building Beds: 1 King + 1 Queen or
Suite
Main Building Balcony Two Bedroom Suite - Desirable because of the balcony-each Suite is comprised of parlor-bedroom and one bathroom. Bedroom and living room are separated by a privacy door. Each suite is unique in decor layout and size-updated amenities Location: Main Building Beds:Queen + King Beds
Suite
Tower Suite ADA Grab Bar - Room was renovated 2014. King bed with sofa sleeper in living room. Room is wheelchair accessible. Bathtub with grab bars and entry door width is 34 inches. Bathroom entrance 36 inches wide.Entry door peepholes are at 57 inches Location:Tower Building Beds: King Bed Size:640
Suite
Signature Golden Gate Suite - Spectacular panoramic views of the city and Bay and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. On 12th floor and higher. Newly renovated corner suite with King bed separate parlor with sofa-sleeper marble bath walk-in shower and bathtub. Location:Tower Floors 12 and higher Bed:1 King
Suite
Main Building Corner Suite - Largest Main Building suites featuring Nob Hill neighborhood views. Located on floors 2-6th - Corner suite with King bed. Separate parlor with Queen size sofa sleeper and two full bathrooms. Renovated 2014. Ideal for families. Location:Floors 2-6 Bed: King Bed +QN Sleeper So
Suite
Tower Suite NS - One or Two Bedrooms Tower Building Suites afford the most breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay and city. Renovated 2014. Contemporary in design Tower Suites have views from both bedroom and living room with door in between for privacy Location: Tower Building Beds: 1 King Bed + S
Suite
Main Building Suite NS - One and Two Bedroom Suites. Particularly spacious comprised of a parlor with a queen size sofa sleeper bedroom and one bathroom. Renovated 2014. The bedroom and living room are separated by door for privacy.Suites are unique in decor Location: Main building. Beds: 1 King Bed
Superior
Signature King NS Tower - located in the Tower Building with spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay. Renovated 2014. Room have a spectacular marble bathroom with separate bath and shower. All rooms have been updated with HD flat panel TVs- Keurig coffee maker. Location: Tower Building floors 2 throu
Superior
Signature Queen Queen NS Tower - located in the Tower Building with spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay. Renovated 2014. Each room has a spectacular marble bathroom with separate bath and shower. Rooms have also been updated with HD flat panel TVs -pillow top beds Location: Tower Building- floors
Superior
Signature King ADA Roll In Shower - Renovated 2014. Room is wheelchair accessible with roll in shower - Entry door width 34 inches - Bathroom entrance is 36 inches wide and Entry door peepholes are at 44 inches - Front door security latch is at 41 inches. Location:Tower Building Beds:King Bed Size:370 s
Deluxe
Deluxe King ADA Grab Bar - Deluxe Rooms renovated 2014. Room is wheelchair accessible - bathtub with grab bars-Entry door width 34 inches-Bathroom entrance is 36 inches wide and Entry door peepholes are at 48 inches-Front door security latch is 48 inches. Location:Tower Building Beds: 1 King Bed Size:37
Superior
Signature QN QN ADA Grab Bar - Room was renovated 2014. Room is wheelchair accessible -Bathtub with grab bars - Entry door width 34 inches - Bathroom entrance is 36 inches wide -Entry door peepholes is 44 inches - Front door security latch is at 40 inches Location:Tower Building Beds:2 Queen Beds Size:3
Superior
Signature QN QN ADA Hearing Impaired - Renovated 2014. Telephone vibrating device kit can be installed. Strobes built into the wall Accessible aid kit available upon request. Kit includes vibrating alarm clock - bed shaker - door knocker and visual alarm. Location:Tower Building Beds:2 Queen beds Size:3
Deluxe
Deluxe King NS Tower - Exterior facing rooms located in Tower Building. Renovated 2014. Each room has a spectacular marble bathroom with separate bath and shower. Rooms have also been updated with HD flat panel TVs, luxury linens pillow top beds Keurig coffee maker Location: Floors 2 through 23 in the
Deluxe
Deluxe Rooms - located in the tower building with views of the city. Each room has a spectacular marble bathroom with separate bath and shower. All rooms feature HD flat panel TVs- Luxury linen ensembles- pillow top beds- and Keurig coffee makers. Wired-wireless internet access.
Deluxe Suite
Fairmont Presidential Suite - Located on the top guest floor of the Tower Building, offering guests the grandest wrap-around views of the San Francisco city and the bay. Includes Specialty Suite Experience: One pick up at SFO, WiFi, Welcome amenity. Renovated 2015. Location: Tower Building Beds: 1 Ki
Deluxe Suite
Diplomat Tony Bennett Suite - Located on the 22nd floor of the Tower. Features a fashionable design that includes a spacious bedroom - wet bar- plasma flat screen tv and half bath for guests. Includes Specialty Suite Experience: One pick up at SFO, WiFi, Welcome amenity. Renovated 2015. Location: 2
Deluxe Suite
Napoleon Two Bedroom Suite - 1500 sq ft Two Bedroom - Two Bathroom Napoleon Family Suite, located on 2nd floor of Main Building, featuring Nob Hill views. King bed in Master and two Queens in second bdrm. Separate parlor for entertaining. Includes Specialty Suite Experience: One pick up at SFO, WiFi, Wel

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
24 hour security
FEMA approved
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Sauna
Night club
Children's activities
Golf
Jogging track
Play ground
Boating
Steam bath
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Coffee shop
24 hour room service
Room service
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Nursery for children
Security
Wake-up service
Airline desk
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
Porters
FAX
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Copy service
Currency exchange
News stand
Overhead projector
Audio visual equipment
Projector
Blackboard
White board
Conference suite
Cellular telephone rental
Computer rental
Easel
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Room
DVD player
Television with cable
Radio
Cordless phone
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Heated guest rooms
Hairdryer in room
Fire alarm with light
Turndown service
Bathroom telephone
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Shower
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
International direct dial
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub
Trouser press
Wet bar

Hotel Map

37.7923 -122.41
Nearby airports
San Francisco Intl Airport, (SFO), 14.00, MI, N; Oakland Intl Airport, (OAK), 20.00, MI, NW;
Area description
City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • Grace Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Union Square: 0.3 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.4 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.4 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.5 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.6 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.7 mi
  • Coit Tower: 0.7 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.8 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Union Square: 0.3 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.4 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.4 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.5 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.6 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.7 mi
  • Coit Tower: 0.7 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.8 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.8 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.8 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.9 mi
  • Ferry Building: 0.9 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 1 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 1 mi
  • SoMa: 1 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 1 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 1 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.1 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1.1 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.1 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.1 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.1 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.1 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.1 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.1 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.1 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 1.2 mi
  • Japantown: 1.2 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.2 mi
  • Japan Center: 1.2 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 1.2 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.2 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.2 mi
  • ATT Park: 1.3 mi
  • Lands End: 1.6 mi
  • Alcatraz Island: 1.8 mi
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 2 mi
  • Mission Dolores: 2.1 mi

Dining

Laurel Court Restaurant
Showcases seasonal menus that are authentically local, traditional and innovative. Our Executive Chef Andrew Court has partnered with local farmers for the freshest, seasonal organic produce and free range poultry and eggs, with the finest of ranchers for natural and dry-aged beef.
The Laurel Court Bar
Weekdays: Bar opens at 11:30 am for beverage service Lounge last call Sunday to Thursday 11:30 pm Limited a la carte menu served daily from 11:30 am to 10:00pm Weekends: Bar opens at 11:30 am for beverage service Lounge last call Friday and Saturday 12:30 am Limited a la carte menu served daily from 11
Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar
Serving Pacific Rim Comfort Cuisine, Tonga Room has a San Francisco tradition for more than 65 years. Reservations Recommended. For more information visit: www.TongaRoom.com
Afternoon Tea
Served in the Laurel Court Restaurant - afternoon tea has been a tradition for San Franciscans and the guests of our hotel since the opening of the Fairmont San Francisco in 1907. Sat-Sun 1:30PM - 3:30PM Weekday Offerings for parties of 25 ppl or more Price: 36.00 plus tax plus gratuity Childrens Te

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (176)

Ratings and reviews for Fairmont San Francisco

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
176 out of 176
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Fairmont San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
East Bay Getaway
Business
Concord, CA
Dec 17, 2012

Holiday visit...

The Fairmont is a great place to base a visit to San Francisco at any time of year. Lots of hustle and bustle particularly during Christmas/Holiday season. Surprisingly, you have to request coffee set up in your room in advance. When we ordered a pot of coffee, it did not arrive for over an hour and only after we called about the order to Room Service. They did comp us for the coffee, however. But it remains a beautiful hotel albeit a pricey option.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Fairmont San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Phoebe1
Business
Houston, TX
Jan 29, 2013

Great stay

Great place. If you want a view you will have to pay a bit more. Stay in the main building, not the tower.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Have a drink or dinner at The Top of the Mark across the street. It is worth the view. Also, try Nob Hill Cafe, great Italian and even nicer staff.

Review of Fairmont San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Harriet J
Business
Chicago, IL
Apr 22, 2013

Great location & historic to boot

The Fairmont is the perfect location in San Francisco! 3 blocks from Union Square, 5 blocks from China Town, a bit longer to Lombard Street Fisherman's Wharf, but all downhill and totally worth the walk to explore the city. The main Trolley Lines (California street and the Powell Street) are right outside the door! The staff is friendly & helpful and the rooms are spacious!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Cross California Avenue to visit the Top of the Mark at the top of the Intercontinental for a cocktail & spectacular view!

Review of Fairmont San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KayKay10
Business
Boston, MA
Apr 22, 2013

Historic Charmer

Great moderate sized hotel with a ton of old world charm and within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, sight seeing, cable cars and cable car musuem right outside property, etc. The restaurant in the hotel looked mighty pricey but other than that, a wonderful stay - we did do the tikki bar and that was really fun. We would highly recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Go to Alcatraz - really educational and informative.

Review of Fairmont San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gracie Lou Freebush
Business
Mexico City, Mexico
May 16, 2013

Overall impression:very good hotel but...

My overall experience was pretty good. Great hotel, kind staff, amazing room... but the valet parking service was way, way far from good. It took ages for them to get our car; about half an hour seems way too long to get a car that's in their parking lot, in the same building as the hotel. The worst part is that waiting for our car was not a one time thing. It happened every time we needed to have it...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Fairmont San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
WhatWhat567
Business
Kansas City, MO
May 22, 2013

Nice, but a few kinks

Overall, a great hotel. Great location in the city, easy access to everything, pleasant staff. However, the monetization of some typically free services was displeasing. Our room was nice, but whenever the A/C kicked on there was a -very- loud "click!" that woke us right up. So some rough sleep those first few nights, but we got used to it. Also, five-star hotels need bigger TVs!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Fairmont San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BayAreaGuy
Business
San Ramon, California
May 26, 2013

Meh. It's okay if you're into fancy hotels.

If you're someone who has never been to San Francisco, and you want a piece of old-world charm and history (and price really isn't an issue), then the Fairmont is a good hotel choice. If, however, you're not all that interested in the amenities of a hotel and would rather spend your money on fun, food, entertainment, this hotel will just suck up your budget and leave you feeling buyer's remorse. The Fairmont is in a great location (Nob Hill, aka Snob Hill) with beautiful millionaire SF-style houses, a LOT of great views of the bay, interesting sites (don't miss the Cathedral just one block up the street!), etc. But a tiny room with a queen bed will cost you $300 easy, and parking is about $59 per night (plus an automatic 14% tax that's never explained). The Fairmont's restaurant is insanely expensive ($18 for a tiny bowl of regular oatmeal) and nothing to write home about. The Tiki Bar downstairs is quite a nice surprise, and there's no other like it in SF, but you can come hang out there without staying in the hotel. Be prepared to stand in line for a while unless you get there about an hour before opening. My advice is, unless you make over $100,000 a year, stay in a less expensive hotel and save your money for a show, shopping at Pier 39, or a ferry ride out to Alcatraz.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Don't miss the Grace Cathedral, one block up at California St. and Taylor St., and opt for dinner or dessert ($$$$) at Top of the Mark atop the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins hotel, both within walking distance.

Review of Fairmont San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CJ2011
Business
Chicago, IL, USA
Jul 29, 2013

Charming Hotel

I liked the old world charm of the hotel and the location was near a few cable car lines that made it really easy to get around. We got a smoking room, and the whole floor stunk right off the elevator, but I guess that's what we get. We walked to the hotel from BART, and we grossly underestimate how steep Nob Hill is, so that was definitely a bad idea. The only negative I have is that the hours and availability of the tiki bar were really odd and we could never get in.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Buy a cable car pass that's good for unlimited rides for X number of days since you will be using it a lot.

Review of Fairmont San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Seasoned hotel guy
Business
San Fransisco, Ca
Sep 30, 2013

Fairmont

1st class hotel with beautiful lobby, cool tonga room, and spacious room. Great bedding, nice tv, but needed bathroom fan and bathroom was outdated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

R & G lounge is walking distance (grant st.) and has great Chinese food. Salt and pepper garlic crab!

Review of Fairmont San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hillaryromy
Business
Los angeles
May 28, 2014

Great Weekend Getaway

This hotel is beautiful, the rooms are pretty and cozy and make for a wonderful weekend getaway. The only downside is that walking back to the hotel from Union Square is all uphill, so for people who are out of shape, it is quite the workout. My only complaint is that the cleaning lady threw out two bottles of water that we had in the room, so I was forced to purchase the water in the mini bar for $8.70 (rip off) because it was too late to go find a Walgreens and I was so thirsty after that long walk back to the hotel. Otherwise, it is was great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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