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- 98%Luxury Travelers
- 79%Business Travelers
- 79%History Buffs
- 65%Local Culture
- 61%Art & Design Lovers
- 60%Nightlife Lovers
- 56%Family Travelers
User Reviews (67 Reviews)
- The Fairmont San FranciscoMember ofGreen TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 2Jul 04, 2012
Atop Nob Hill and across a gorgeous park from one of San Francisco's hidden treasures (Grace Cathedral), the Fairmont is in the perfect location to take advantage of Union Square, downtown, North Beach, Chinatown, incredible views and all of the best San Francisco has to offer (just be warned: the walk to pretty much anywhere is straight downhill, which means it's straight uphill on the way back).
The rooms range from small and comfortable to what appears to be palatial. The entrance is stunning, but the helpful concierge and fantastic service is even better. Also, the Fairmont is home to the oh-so-San-Francisco Tonga Room, an old-school tiki lounge where a band performs on a stage that extends into a pool in the Polynesian-themed lounge. Drinks are pricy, but half of the price is for the experience.
- The Fairmont San FranciscoMember ofGreen TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6Jul 29, 2013
I got off at the Powell Street BART Station and walked straight up Nob Hill to The Fairmont Hotel. I have never had the pleasure of staying here, but I've attended a few meetings, and as a Tourist have always enjoyed wandering in and being impressed by the elegance of it all, starting with the Lobby.
As a bit of Trivia, this Fairmont was the inspiration (including various shots) for the old Hotel TV Series which ran between 1983 and 1988. The Series was in turn based on Arthur Hailey's 1965 Novel and 1967 Feature Film of the same name. The show was set in the elegant and fictitious St. Gregory Hotel in San Francisco (a switch from New Orleans). Episodes followed the activities of passing guests, as well as the personal and professional lives of the Hotel Staff. Think Love Boat dry docked on top of Nob Hill.
I was here earlier in the Week for a University of Iowa Alumni Reception. This is the State where I am from and the University that I obtained my BSChE. SUI is also where my Grandmother, Dad, Uncle, Brother, and 2 Cousins all graduated. Iowa City represents both family and home for me, although the Universities granting my other 2 degrees (Texas A&M and UC Berkeley) have their own strong attractions.
The reception was held in the ornate Gold Room. I admired the gold-trimmed balconies, had a friendly chat with one of the bar keepers, enjoyed the heavy h'ordeuvres, and relished the partial view towards the Bay. The highlight of the evening was meeting Sally Mason, the President of the University of Iowa, and listening to how much my alma mater has changed and improved. There was no direct contribution solicitation, but that wasn't necessary. The donation match form from my employer will be in the mail shortly.
- The Fairmont San FranciscoMember ofGreen TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11Jan 31, 2014
One of our favorite choices for both luxury and history in San Francisco, the Fairmont has been a favorite of visiting dignitaries and celebrities for over a century. At the top of tiny Nob Hill, the 600-room grand hotel features a host of extra amenities sure to make every kind of guest happy: a full business setup, a luxurious spa, and even afternoon tea. Try the honey; it's produced by the hotel's own honeybee hive in the culinary garden on the rooftop.
- The Fairmont San FranciscoAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 02, 2013
It's Halloween 2013, adn this year, we're partying at the Aykut International Halloween Ball @ the Fiarmont Htotel in San Francisco! This year, two ninjas (deadly ninja and Scorpion from Mortal Kombat) descend upon the mery party revelers and wresk havok. Alongside them, Breaking Bad, SWAT, zombies, and the Great Gatsby crew make appearances. Great costumes... and looking forward to Hallowen 2014!
- The Fairmont San FranciscoMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 24, 2013
On Nob Hill this is definetly classy and what I think of when San Francisco comes to mind.
The hotel is a bit stuffy but the service is wonderful!
The rooms are spacious with great amenities and it has everything.
One thing I really loved is that the hotel has a car that will take you anywhere within a 5 mile radius for free.
- The Fairmont San FranciscoAug 16, 2013
Perched on top of Nob Hill, the San Francisco Fairmont is a historical centerpiece of the city. I have many memories of visiting this hotel throughout my life, from family dinners at Laurel Court to business happy hours at the Tonga Room. Growing up I looked forward to exploring the holiday decorations and gingerbread house with my Mom, and I can’t wait to share the experience with my niece and nephews this year.
The 591 guest rooms are split between the tower and the main building. In the tower, suites are available as signature or deluxe, the difference being the view. The signature suites have a stunning view of the bay while the deluxe suites feature a city view. The main building offers many different suites and specialty rooms that can accommodate couples, families and larger celebrations.
The “Heritage Hallway” showcases the rich history of the hotel, including pictures of celebrities and dignitaries throughout the years. Even President Obama elects to reside at the Fairmont when he is in town. While the hotel just underwent a massive renovation in 2012, they did a fantastic job conserving the traditional décor. This is truly an elegant, sophisticated retreat in one of the most dynamic, beautiful cities in the world (in my local humble opinion).Recommended for:History Buffs
- The Fairmont San FranciscoMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 6Aug 16, 2013
Gorgeously old school, the Fairmont San Francisco is situated on top of the hill and just has that, romantic feeling.
I was here for a wedding, and wow, what a wedding it was. The ballroom was transformed completely and looked just stunning.
I would love to actually stay here but not sure if I can afford it!
Outstanding!4095 reviews across the web.
- Guests recommend this hotel for a romantic getaway.
- Location93% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
- Ambiance90% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
- Room90% thought the view was good.
- Hotel Building89% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
- Service85% found the staff to be very friendly.
- Hotel77% thought it was clean.
About The Fairmont San Francisco:
There are 591 guestrooms at The Fairmont San Francisco. Guestrooms have city, garden, or courtyard views. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses, signature bedding, Frette Italian sheets, and triple sheeting. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, phones, makeup/shaving mirrors, and designer toiletries. Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available for a surcharge; guestrooms also offer cordless phones, iPod docking stations, and voicemail. 42-inch high-definition televisions have video game consoles, TV Internet access (surcharge), and pay movies. Air-conditioned rooms also include desks, minibars, electronic check-out, and electronic/magnetic keys. Guests may request a turndown service, irons/ironing boards, and hair dryers. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.
Notifications and Fees:
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.
- Valet parking: US $50 per day
- Pets: US $25 per pet, per night
- Rollaway bed: US $35 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.