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Cornell Hotel de France

3.5 out of 5.0

Cornell Hotel de France

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Cornell hotel was fantastic. Decor for Christmas season beautiful!

Nice boutique hotel. Older building as typical in SF with small elevator and real keys instead of key card. Basic room which was nice enough, but no tub or fridge. Fine for single travelers or couples who won't be spending much time there. Few blocks from Union square and few blocks from China Town.

Charming hotel in a great location. Everyone was friendly and professional. The hotel is beautifully decorated. Nice touches everywhere. I recommend Cornell Hotel de France highly! There is also an excellent restaurant, Jeanne D'Arc downstairs where I ate a few times. Excellent cuisine!

Charming French inspired small hotel. Friendly staff. Wonderful breakfasts. Restaurant was closed as staff was on vacation so we did not eat there except doe breakfast. The views from the windows were impeded by adjacent buildings

Good overall experience Clean, decent service, responsive to issues, nicely decorated, good location & the food was good. I would definitely stay here again.

Love the french charm, the staff especially anna the breakfast hostess and later found her cleaning rooms was so warm and friendly, breakfast was great. Great location too.

I liked this little hotel! The staff is very friendly and it feels very Parisian. My bathroom was on the smaller side, but other than that the room was comfortable and clean. It's definitely a little bit older, but quaint. The breakfast isn't wonderful, but we did have it the first morning and it was fine.

Just a great experience for our group of 6 travelers. Great location, excellent staff, and restaurant. If your looking in San Francisco look no further.

Clean, quiet hotel close to Union Square European feel.

Beautiful boutique hotel with vintage charm. Hotel is clean, staff were fantastic, restaurant is beautiful and excellent breakfast. I will absolutely return to this hotel and recommend to all my friends. Also, it's steps away from China town, huge shopping area, cable cars, and many many restaurants. Couldn't have been more happy.

A great experience. The hotel is decorated beautifully with a focus on a different French artist on each floor. The staff was very helpful and the restaurant was superb.

Very friendly staff. Excellent location, just near chinatown Very good breakfast Original decorations and style However a bit too expensive

Really nice and original place. Super nice staff. Thanks

We enjoyed our stay at Cornell Hotel de France. Our room was charming and comfortable. The hotel was located centrally and we were able to walk to restaurants, clubs and the Fisherman's Wharf. The french flavor of the hotel was very authentic and wonderful.

French hotel: very clean, helpful staff, delicious hot breakfast, great location close to Union Square. It's an European style hotel, so smaller, quaint rooms. We have stayed there several times. One of our favorites in SF!

Rather terse greeting, however hectic busy time. Future contact friendly and very helpful. Although "i did not have breakfast this time it is a nice addition.

Walking distance to everything. Cute kitsch hotel that reminds me of my French grandmother's house. Lovely and wonderful. A little rustic for some people's tastes, but we loved it. If you are looking for fancy, modern accommodations, look elsewhere. If you want quaint, friendly, and warm,(Yet adjacent to male strip club) this is the place for you.

After too many very nice, but undistinguishable hotels, it was a delight to find this charming, memorable hotel. One had the feel of leaving the country to a charming, French small hotel without having to use one's passport. Everything in the hotel was perfectly in tune with a traveler needs, with a low key sense of aesthetics and style. It whispered seductively in the one's ear rather than shouted in one's face. The included, served full breakfast in the hotel's lower level restaurant was an added bonus. My wife, who has made a life's quest for the perfect soft scrambled eggs has decided that she needs to travel no further than the Hotel Cornell de France.

The Cornell Hotel's greatest asset is it's staff. From check in to check out and everything in between, the staff are awesome. We had the free breakfast every morning of a 7 day stay and the ladies who serve it are just a pleasure to experience. They really make you feel welcome. The breakfast, by the way, is really good - it's not a typical free breakfast, it's a REAL breakfast of eggs, bacon, hash browns toast and pancakes or french toast. The next best thing about the Cornell is the location. Right on the corner of Bush and Powell steps away from a cable car stop and a few blocks from just about everything. We experienced so much of San Francisco and having the Cornell as a base of operations was ideal. Depending on your mood or just a whim, you could end up in China Town, Union Square, The Financial District, The Embarcado, Little Italy, The old Beat Head Quarters all within minutes. Take a few more minutes and some public transport and you could be anywhere - The Castro, The Mission, Golden Gate Park, The Pacific Coast Line - you name. The hotel's location gives you so many options. Finally, the hotel's quaint and cozy feeling made our trip just a little more personal - from the turn of the century elevator to windows that open out onto Bush street and people watching the Cornell turned out to be perfect for our first visit to San Francisco and was the cornerstone of some great memories and experiences my son and I won't soon forget.

715 Bush St San Francisco CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and SHN Curran Theatre
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Downtown San Francisco, Cornell Hotel de France is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as SHN Curran Theatre and Westfield San Francisco Centre. This 49-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and coffee/tea in a common area. It's in central San Francisco and also a short walk from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Embarcadero Center.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at Jeanne D Arc, the hotel's onsite restaurant. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee on weekdays from 7:30 AM to 9 AM and on weekends from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


Rooms

Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, a hair dryer, and a safe.


Property features

Cornell Hotel de France features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and free newspapers. Valet parking is offered for USD 32 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with luggage storage, and offer advice about sights and eateries nearby.

Room options

Suite, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Premium Triple Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Premium Twins

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Cornell Hotel de France

Everyone (20) Couples (1)
5
Everyone

Cornell hotel was fantastic. Decor for Christmas season beautiful!

By on Jan 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 13, 2019

Thank you so much for your stay with us! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the Christmas decorations! Throughout the year, our hotel is decorated with French paintings and other artwork, but during the holiday season, we like to give our hotel a festive touch.

5
Everyone

By on Dec 11, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 30, 2018

Merci beaucoup! Thank you for your stay with us and for the 5-star review! We are glad that you enjoyed our hotel with a "touche francaise!"

4
Everyone

Nice boutique hotel. Older building as typical in SF with small elevator and real keys instead of key card. Basic room which was nice enough, but no tub or fridge. Fine for single travelers or couples who won't be spending much time there. Few blocks from Union square and few blocks from China Town.

By on Nov 13, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 17, 2018

Dear Rachel, Thank you for your stay with us. We are glad that you appreciated the charm of the old fashioned elevator and keys. Some of our rooms do, in fact, have bath tubs. When you reserve the room, you can request a bathtub and our front desk will attempt to accommodate your wishes. Thank you again for your review.

5
Everyone

Charming hotel in a great location. Everyone was friendly and professional. The hotel is beautifully decorated. Nice touches everywhere. I recommend Cornell Hotel de France highly! There is also an excellent restaurant, Jeanne D'Arc downstairs where I ate a few times. Excellent cuisine!

By , from Washington, DC on Sep 15, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 17, 2018

Dear Mrs Judy, Thank you for your nice review. It was a pleasure welcoming you at Cornell Hotel de France. Glad that you enjoy your experience at Restaurant Jeanne d'Arc. Merci, See you soon

4
Everyone

Charming French inspired small hotel. Friendly staff. Wonderful breakfasts. Restaurant was closed as staff was on vacation so we did not eat there except doe breakfast. The views from the windows were impeded by adjacent buildings

By on May 3, 2018

5

good overall experience

Everyone

Good overall experience Clean, decent service, responsive to issues, nicely decorated, good location & the food was good. I would definitely stay here again.

By , from Connecticut on Mar 15, 2018

4

charming

Everyone

Love the french charm, the staff especially anna the breakfast hostess and later found her cleaning rooms was so warm and friendly, breakfast was great. Great location too.

By on Dec 2, 2017

3

close to union square!

Everyone

I liked this little hotel! The staff is very friendly and it feels very Parisian. My bathroom was on the smaller side, but other than that the room was comfortable and clean. It's definitely a little bit older, but quaint. The breakfast isn't wonderful, but we did have it the first morning and it was fine.

By on Nov 13, 2017

5

great location

Everyone

Just a great experience for our group of 6 travelers. Great location, excellent staff, and restaurant. If your looking in San Francisco look no further.

By , from Indianapolis. IN on Oct 26, 2017

4

nice hotel with a european feel.

Everyone

Clean, quiet hotel close to Union Square European feel.

By , from Scotts Valley, CA on Oct 21, 2017