Fairmont San Francisco

5 stars
950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
161 reviews
Was perfect!

everything was great. service, food, decor, convenience. can't wait to go back. See full review

  • TFJ4
  • Mar 31, 2014
Fantastic hotel

We arrived st the Fairmont, were greeted and escorted into the lobby. The Fairmont is a grand Hotel... See full review

  • Mayor1
  • Feb 24, 2014
Historic grandeur overlooking the Golden Gate City

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.

Highlights
  • 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
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 come with flat-screen televisions, Frette luxury linens, MP3 docking stations and Miller Harris toiletries. Many also offer stunning views of San Francisco Bay, while Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access are available in all (fees apply).

Features

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 Club One at Nob Hill Health Club, 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. On weekend nights, a band on a floating stage serenades patrons with Polynesian tunes .

Transportation
  • San Francisco International Airport (18 miles)
  • Oakland International Airport (16 miles)
  • Cable car stops (1 block)
  • BART (6 blocks)
  • MUNI bus (1 block)
Attractions
  • Union Square
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • AT&T Park
  • Golden Gate Park
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.
Policies and fees
  • Valet and self parking are available (fees apply).

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 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 flat panel TVs- Frette linen ensembles- pillow top beds- and MP3 docking stations.
Deluxe Suite
Napoleon Suite - The Napoleon Suite is the perfect home away from home. This apartment style specialty suite has a spacious parlour - full kitchen - bedroom - two bathrooms and washer and dryer. Popular for extended stays. Location: Corner Suite in the M
Deluxe Suite
Penthouse Suite - Recently unveiled from a 1.8 million USD restoration the 6000 sq. ft. Extraordinary Penthouse features three large bedrooms-a living room with grand piano-a formal dining room seating 60 people. New professional grade kitchen-a two-story
Deluxe Suite
Fairmont Suite - The Fairmont Suite is located on the top guest floor of the Tower Building - offering guests the grandest wrap-around views of the San Francisco City and Bay. It is like litterally sitting on top of the city. Location: Tower Building Be
Economy
Moderate Room - cozy and quiet rooms located in the historic main building. Moderate Rooms are most appropriate for budget-conscious single travellers. These rooms are beautifully decorated with Royal blues and golds- and each has a marble bath. All rooms
Standard
Fairmont Exterior Room - Located in the historical 6-story Main Building. These are large exterior rooms that feature high ceilings- exterior windows and large closets. They also have a spectacular marble bathroom. All rooms have also been updated with fl
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Fairmont Exterior Room - located in the historical 6-story Main Building. These are large exterior rooms that feature high ceilings- exterior windows and large closets. They also have a spectacular marble bathroom. Location: Main building Beds: 2 Queen
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Fairmont Exterior Rooms - available in non-smk- with a choice of king or 2 queen or full beds with a variety of city. Fairmont Exterior Rooms are located in the historical 6-storey Main Building. These are large exterior rooms that feature high ceilings-
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Fairmont Room - located in the historical 6-story Main Building. These are medium sized interior rooms that feature high ceilings- interior windows- and large closets. They also have a spectacular marble bathroom. All rooms have also been updated with fla
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Fairmont Queen ADA Roll In Shower - Room is wheelchair accessible-Roll in shower-Entry door width 40 inches-Bathroom entrance 36 inches wide-Entry door peepholes 44 inches-Front door security latch at 42 inches-Accessible Door handles at 37 inches-Robe ho
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Fairmont QN QN ADA Grab Bar - Room is wheelchair accessible-Accessible bathtub with grab bars-Entry door width 40 inches-Bathroom entrance 36 inches wide-Entry door peepholes are 45 inches-Front door security latch at 41 inches-Accessible door handles at
Deluxe
Deluxe King ADA Grab Bar - Room is wheelchair accessible-bathtub with grab bars-Entry door width 34 inches-Bathroom entrance 36 inches wide-Entry door peepholes 48 inches-Front door security latch 48 inches-Accessible door handles at 42 inches-Robe hooks
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Fairmont QN QN ADA Roll In Shower - Room is wheelchair accessible-Roll in shower-Entry door width 40 inches-Bathroom entrance 36 inches wide-Entry door peepholes 44 inches-Front door security latch at 40 inches-Accessible door handles at 37 inches-Robe ho
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Fairmont QN QN ADA Hearing Impaired - 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-Entry door width 40 inc
Standard
Fairmont King ADA Grab Bar - Room is wheelchair accessible-Accessible bathtub with grab bars-Entry door width 38 inches-Bathroom entrance 36 inches wide-Entry door peepholes are 43 inches-Front door security latch 41 inches-Accessible door handles at 37 i
Standard
Fairmont King ADA Hearing Impaired - 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-Entry door width 40 inch
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Fairmont King NS Sofabed - Spacious Main Building Room with 1 King bed and Double-size sofa sleeper. Features Keurig coffeemaker- windows that open with views of the Nob Hill neighborhood. Renovated 2014. Ideal for families. Location:Main Building Bed:1
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Fairmont Qn Qn NS Sofabed - Spacious Main Building Room with 2 Queen beds and Double-size sofa sleeper. Features Keurig coffeemaker. Windows that open with views of the Nob Hill neighborhood. Renovated 2014. Ideal for families. Location:Main Building Bed
Suite
Main Building Suite - One and Two Bedroom Suites. Particularly spacious comprised of a parlor with a queen size sofa sleeper a bedroom and one bathroom. The bedroom and living room are separated by a door for privacy. Each suite is unique in decor layout
Suite
Tower Suite - One or Two Bedrooms Tower Building Suites afford the most breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay and city. Contemporary in design the Tower Suites have views from both the bedroom and living room and with a door in between for privacy.
Suite
Main Building Balcony Suite - Desirable because of the balcony. Each suite is comprised of a parlor with a queen size sofa sleeper a bedroom and one bathroom. The bedroom and living room are separated by a privacy door. Each suite is unique in decor layou
Suite
Tower Suite ADA Grab Bar - Room is wheelchair accessible-Bathtub with grab bars-Entry door width 34 inches-Bathroom entrance 36 inches wide-Entry door peepholes 57 inches-Front door security latch 41 inches-Accessible door handles at 37 inches-Robe hooks
Deluxe
Deluxe Room - exterior facing rooms located in the Tower Building. Each room has a spectacular marble bathroom with separate bath and shower. All rooms have also been updated with flat panel TVs- Frette linen ensembles- pillow top beds- and MP3 docking st
Suite
Main Building Balcony Two Bedroom Suite - Desirable because of the balcony each Suite is comprised of a parlor a bedroom and one bathroom. The bedroom and living room are separated by a privacy door. Each suite is unique in decor layout - size with update
Suite
Signature Golden Gate Suite - Spectacular panoramic views of the city and Bay and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Located on floor 12 and higher. Corner suite with King bed- separate parlor with sofa- Keurig coffemaker- marble bath with walk-in shower and
Suite
Main Building Corner Suite - Largest Main Building suites featuring Nob Hill neighborhood views. Located on floor 2-6. Corner suite with King bed. Separate parlor with Queen size sofa sleeper- Keurig coffeemaker and two full bathrooms. Renovated 2014. Id
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.
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 and living room in between. Both bedrooms close off from the living room with a door- for
Suite
Two Bedroom Signature Golden Gate Suite - Spectacular panoramic views of the city and Bay and the Iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. All equipped with telescopes in the living room which is separated from the bedroom by double doors. Location:Floor
Superior
Signature Room - located in the Tower Building, with spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay. Each room has a spectacular marble bathroom with separate bath and shower. All rooms have also been updated with flat panel TVs- Frette linen ensembles- pillo
Superior
Signature Room - located in the Tower Building with spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay. Each room has a spectacular marble bathroom with separate bath and shower. All rooms have also been updated with flat panel TVs- Frette linen ensembles- pillow
Superior
Signature King ADA Roll In Shower - 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 at 41 inches-Accessible door handles at 38 inches-Rob
Superior
Signature QN QN ADA Hearing Impaired - 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 alram-entry door width 34 in
Deluxe
Deluxe Room - exterior facing rooms located in the Tower Building. Each room has a spectacular marble bathroom with separate bath and shower. All rooms have also been updated with flat panel TVs- Frette linen ensembles- pillow top beds- and MP3 docking st
Superior
Signature QN QN ADA Grab Bar - Room is wheelchair accessible-Bathtub with grab bars-Entry door width 34 inches-Bathroom entrance 36 inches wide-Entry door peepholes 44 inches-Front door security latch 40 inches-Accessible door handles at 38 inches-Robe ho
Deluxe
Deluxe QN QN ADA Roll In Shower - 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 at 41 inches-Accessible door handles at 38 inches-Robe
Deluxe
Deluxe QN QN ADA Hearing Impaired - 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-Entry door width 34 inche
Deluxe Suite
Diplomat Suite - Contemporary in design with a King-size bed - the Diplomat Suite commands a 180-degree view of the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz Island - Financial District - East Bay - Downtown San Francisco and Twin Peaks. Location: 22nd floor of the
Deluxe Suite
Buckingham Suite - This Main Building Balcony Specialty Suite welcomes you with a parquet floored foyer - leading into a wood-paneled parlor with a decorative fireplace and dry bar. The glass-enclosed balcony offers spectacular views of the Fairmont Roof
Deluxe Suite
Cambridge Suite - This elegantly furnished suite has an authentic feel to the charming tradition San Francisco offers. It is for your ideal for business meetings and gatherings, comfortably accommodating up to 40 people for hospitality. Location: Main B

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
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
  • Nob Hill: 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
  • 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
  • Nob Hill: 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

Dining

Tonga Room 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

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 (161)

Ratings and reviews for Fairmont San Francisco

Overall score

4.4 / 5
161 out of 161
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room 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

5
Anonymous
Lakeland, FL
Aug 4, 2010

Fairmont San Francisco

Amazing! Perfect downtown location and the staff were friendly and attentive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Fairmont San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
donnjean
Jacksonville, FL
Aug 3, 2010

Elegant, but a bit tired

Great location on California St. Easy to catch cable cars or walk downhill to Chinatown and Ferry Building. Our room was very spatious with the largest walkin closet I have ever seen in a hotel. Beds were very comfortable. Our bathroom was not spotless and we had no towels or robes upon arrival. A very unfriendly housekeeper told me to call the front desk to get towels. We had a very helpful bellman at the lobby desk who recommended a place to order chinese food for delivery. No coffee or tea in the room so I had to go to the bar downstairs to get tea. Overnight parking was $57.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Buy a day or multiple day pass for cable cars and buses. We were able to buy a day pass on the cable car, but you have to have correct change ($13), as they don't take charge cards.

Review of Fairmont San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
Thrifty Grandpa
San Diego, CA
Aug 2, 2010

Traditional charmer

It was a rare opportunity to stay in a first-rate hotel at a reasonable rate (but the cost of parking is ridiculous). Our room wasn't ready when we arrived but the clerk offered to call our cell when it was. Our room was in the original building (no free upgrade offered) and was both spacious and comfortable. Everything you want to see in SF is downhill from the Fairmont so the walk out isn't bad, but take a cab back! We were there on a Sunday morning and splurged on the best brunch anywhere, the Top of the Mark (Hopkins) across the street from the hotel. And the view from the restaurant is awesome. Other favorite restaurants: Scoma's at Fisherman's Wharf and Sam Wo in Chinatown.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The Cable Car Museum is a couple of blocks away and is both interesting and free.

Review of Fairmont San Francisco

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Lexington, KY
Jul 24, 2010

Excellent Hotel

Stay here if you ever come to San Francisco. Polite and helpful staff. The overall experience is one of the best.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are several great places to eat within walking distance. The best was a little Italian place called Nob Hill Cafe.

Review of Fairmont San Francisco

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
colorado
Jul 20, 2010

European luxury in San Francisco

Complete relaxation - the linens were superb. The Laurel Room and lobby are exquisite and of course the location cannot be topped. We had coffee at the garage level where we picked up the cable car. One of the best trips we have had. Loved reading the history of the Fairmont and seeing all the photographs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Buy a day or multiple day pass for the cable cars - you will save a bundle. Golden Gate Park is a must see. The museums are great as well as the Japanese Garden and Tea House.

Review of Fairmont San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
New Jersey
Jul 16, 2010

Very good but.....

This is a beautiful hotel in a great location. All services were exceptional except for the beds. I reserved two queen beds since there were 4 of us staying and what we got was two double beds and a roll away. This was unsatisfactory but the hotel was booked and I was told there was no other alternative. I would have given a perfect rating if it weren't for this which I felt was very important. The hotel is renovating so we were not able to make use of the mini bar which was an inconvenience. There was no fridge in the room and no bottled water. These were minor inconveniences in comparison to the beautiful surroundings, very friendly and helpful staff everywhere in the hotel and the great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

We had only two days in San Francisco. Plan out your days before arriving. There is so much to do and see, it can be daunting. We wasted a lot of time thinking about where to go and what to see. If you want to tour Alcatraz, book way ahead. Cab drivers overall where great, like tour guides. Cabs are expensive. Cable cars are uncomfortable and unless you are in great shape, walking is difficult with all those hills which seem like mountains. Make a point of getting to Golden Gate Park and the Academy of Sciences. The Tonga Room, surprisingly, was a great spot for dinner.

Review of Fairmont San Francisco

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Wellington, New Zealand
Jul 12, 2010

Fabulous Hotel, even better service

We were treated so well by the staff at the Fairmont, especially [...] at the front desk. She bent over backwards to extend our stay, made suggestions that really saved us some fund and was able to facilitat our late checkout...a real superstar! The hotel is grandious and lives up to it's first impresssion. The breakfast buffet is wonderful, you must try it at least once.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Join the Fairmont President's Club before or when you arrive. You will you not be charged for in-room internet access and phone calls as a result.

Review of Fairmont San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
slo, ca
Jul 12, 2010

Fairmont, SF

Beatiful hotel. If walking be ready for a stiff hill, huge. Asked if early check in (noon) was a problem. Told it was not. Luckily my wife said lets not wait for the room. They called my cell at 3pm to let me know room was ready. Bad form I thought. Great bed, very comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
3
Review of Fairmont San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
Dallas
Jul 11, 2010

San Francisco Trip

Hotel is centrally located at the top of the hill and at the intersection of cable car stops. It is a beautiful hotel with lots of history and very large rooms. We got a good rate, which is why we decided to stay here. But, in retrospect I probably would have chosen the Hyatt near Fisherman's Wharf or for a downtown hotel one closer to Union Square.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
2
Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

3 to 4 blocks down Powell street to Union Square - not bad going down, but it is a great big hill coming back!

Review of Fairmont San Francisco

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Stockton
Jul 2, 2010

A Night at the Fairmont

Went to two exhibits, SFMOMA and the De Young. Staff at the Fairmont were great, warm friendly and knowledgeable. They upgraded our room because they were able to fabulous views of the city. One of our best statys in the SF. Had a fabulous dinner at the North Beach Restaurant. A little pricy but worth it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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