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The Fairmont San Francisco

950 Mason St., San Francisco, CA 94108
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  • The Fairmont San FranciscoPro 2014
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Just like the other branch in San Jose, but more. If I could afford it I'd live here. The new towers area is nicer than the rest of it of course due to the more recent remodel but all things considered you are still staying at the fairmont and any room is nicer than most places in the city. Its nicer still if you arent paying full price.

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    Very elegant old hotel built on one of the highest points in San Francisco. Different events are held here. No pool. Great views from the top levels.

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    You can't go wrong with the Fairmont. It's beautiful and in a fantastic location. We've been lucky enough to stay in rooms in both the old and new section of the hotel. Great views from the tower side, but nothing beats the experience in their Penthouse Suite!

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    The Fairmont is great! I recommend coming here during Christmas time every single year because they always have the world's biggest gingerbread house! It's made with ginger bricks and you can actually walk through it! I recommend going to tea during the holidays, or if you don't want to spend $60+, just come during the afternoon for a holiday themed adult beverage!

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    Stumbled upon the California Mille. It's starts with a car show at the Fairmont Hotel then become a 4-day, thousand mile back road adventure ride featuring Porsches, Jaguars, Ferraris and Bentleys.

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    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!

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    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.
    Loved!!

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    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).

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    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!

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    One of the Swankiest places I have ever been. Great Nob Hill location. There is a Tiki bar there as well. They shot the TV show Hotel there. Not to be missed!

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    I really dig the decor of the Fairmont hotel even though they all seem to look more or less the same from the outside. This one really exemplifies what the Fairmont has always meant to me, a fantastic high class hotel with a wanna-be old world feel and plenty of modern luxury included.

    They hosted Gold Rush a few years back which is an exotic cars race similar but on a much, much, much smaller scale to Gumball 3000 so I had the chance to see their coordination, hospitality and luxury skills in action. All three were exceptional from what I can see and their restaurant was delicious and not as much of an arm and a leg like I thought it would be.

    I'm a big fan of boutiques in San Francisco only because it really helps me to get away and remind me that I'm not just 54 minutes from home, but this was a treat indeed.

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    This was a surreal experience. We got to stay at the Fairmont Suite, which the Clintons, Romneys, Obamas and many celebrities and world leaders have stayed. The views and the decor in the rooms were sensational. I truly felt like like royalty in every way possible. The hotel itself is very old-world and special in a top-knotch aristocratic way.

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    If your budget allows it or in need of a splurge, the best place to stay in San Francisco is at The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel, part of the same hotel chain as The Plaza in New York. The shooting location for The Rock and many other prominent movies, The Fairmont is the epitome of old Hollywood glamour, grandeur and elegance. It is royal, timeless and sumptuous. Stay in the same hotel where kings and queens, Presidents, Prime Ministers and legendary movie stars have stayed at, and you will feel equally royal. Located on top of a hill, the views are picturesque.

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    One of the nicest hotels I have ever set foot in! The staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. Their assortment of restaurants give you something exciting to do without ever having to step foot in the city.

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    SF's Grande Dame #3, behind the Palace and St. Francis. A frequent destination for big-time political fundraisers. Attended several events (not the aforementioned) here, plus a great stop to show visitors. Thank goodness they've dropped the idea of building condos.

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    Luxurious, classy, upscale.. Whatever you call it. I went there with some friends on Christmas eve and The christmas decoration inside and outside the hotel are beautiful. And I love the location. Close to downtown and the neighborhood is so nice.

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    Did you know the classic TV series, "Hotel" was set at the Fairmont? Or that the first time Tony Bennett sang "I Left My Heart, In San Francisco" was also here? Now you know.

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Description

Set in the heart of San Francisco, this Nob Hill hotel is close to Grace Cathedral, while within easy walking distance to Union Square shops and restaurants. Additional attractions include Chinatown, easily accessible by foot or via the California Cable Car line that runs just out front. North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf are within a comfortable walking distance to the hotel.


Features:
Dining options at The Fairmont San Francisco include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a health club, a sauna, a fitness facility, and a steam room. The property's full service health spa has massage/treatment rooms and beauty services. This 4-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and a technology help desk. High-speed Internet access is available in public areas. This San Francisco property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Business services, wedding services, limo/town car service, and translation services are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a

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coffee shop/cafe, valet parking, and a concierge desk.


Guestrooms:
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.

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4.5 out of 5
71 members' reviews
531 people visited The Fairmont San Francisco
Excellent! - 85% of guests recommend
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Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Pets Allowed
  • Data Ports
  • TV In Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sauna
  • Voicemail
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • In-House Bar
  • Video Check Out
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Clothing Iron
  • In-House Dining
  • Wake Up Service
  • Family Rooms
  • Safe
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Mini Bar In Room

Reviews Summary

Excellent!3044 reviews across the web.

  • Guests recommend this as a luxury hotel.
  • This is a wonderful design hotel, as guests say.
  • Location
    93% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
  • Room
    90% thought the view was good.
  • Ambiance
    86% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
  • Service
    85% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Hotel
    82% thought it was clean.
  • Hotel Building
    73% loved the terrace.

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