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Cornell Hotel de France

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   715 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Downtown)
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Ranked #22 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whenever we visit SF, we always stay at the Hotel Cornell, and most often in Room 608. It feels like home away from home. Excellent staff. Great restaurant. Cute dog. Best location for us. Beautiful artwork.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I spent a few days vacation in San Francisco. We needed somewhere downtown and Cornell Hotel de France proved just the ticket. We ended up arriving at the hotel after 11.00 pm ( thanks again United!), but the staff kindly stayed up to let us in, check us in & show us to our room. In case... More

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Claude L, Owner at Cornell Hotel de France, responded to this review

Dear oregonsurferdude, Thank you for recommending our business and for sharing with the online consumer community your positive experience. Your kind words are a reward for all of us. To be noted: our rooms facing the back and even those facing Bush Street with their double windows are quiet too. Warm regards Claude Lambert - Owner More

Spring, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I had a great stay. While everything is actually new and modern, it all has the feel of an old family-owned inn in Europe or perhaps a Bed & Breakfast. The clawfoot tub, the old-style caged elevator, and the decorations all add to that feel in the best way. It's very conveniently located right on the cable... More

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Claude L, Owner at Cornell Hotel de France, responded to this review

Dear Eric T, We are very grateful for your kind words about us. So glad you liked our small hotel and shared your experience with the Trip Adviser customers who may be looking for an establishment similar to us. The employee described in you comment is Diana, Very devoted for the clientele and our hotel ..she is " the best".... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was at the hotel for a business meeting. It is centrally located, walking distance to Union Square and to Chinatown, or Nob Hill if you want to walk a little more in a vertical direction. It is less than a block from (I think, check this, the Powell cable car). About 10 minutes (mostly vertical) from Union Square. The... More

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Claude L, Owner at Cornell Hotel de France, responded to this review

Dear Annie021, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your good comments and feedback with us. We are glad that you liked our service, decor and the quality of our clientele. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again. Warm regards Claude Lambert - Owner More

Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel made us smile when we walked in, we loved the painted decoration everywhere. We had one of the smallest rooms, on 4th floor, but it was perfectly OK, with plenty of storage space for us, and what you expect in a central city location. (we had a MUCH smaller room in Hong Kong!) Don't know what you call... More

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Claude L, Owner at Cornell Hotel de France, responded to this review

Dear silvertravellers48, Thank you for both your patronage and for posting such good comments regarding our business. We work very hard to ensure that we please our customers. We have no more than ten days of big heat in San Francisco and it is true that air- condition is not necessary. Our rooms facing the street have double windows and... More

Hampshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great safe location adjacent to Powell cable car route. Central to China town and Union Square. Professional well run clean & tidy hotel with some charm and character. Antiquated feature lift with self fighting concertina doors. Minimal portions hot breakfast was included. Parking 50m away in city parking lot with valet parking at discount rate that covered at least our... More

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Claude L, Owner at Cornell Hotel de France, responded to this review

Dear LiveOutabag, Thank you for taking the time to write a good review about us. Our breakfast is not included in the price of the room : it is free, offered by Restaurant Jeanne d' Arc. The choice is limited, of course but... are the portions so minimal... Gratefully Claude Lambert - Owner More

O'Fallon, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby and I stayed here for a week about 6 years ago and had the best location in San Francisco. Steps from the cable car, we were able to tour the city on public transportation all week. This June we were able to go back, for just one night. This small hotel is so different that it's hard to compare... More

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Claude L, Owner at Cornell Hotel de France, responded to this review

Dear cindykellison, Thank you Cindy for the nice review of our small hotel. We are happy that you liked your small room and our complimentary breakfast served in the dining room of beautiful Restaurant Jeanne d' Arc. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again but.....please do not wait six year to come back to San Francisco. Best... More

San Diego, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My hubby and I have been there at least twice before this recent stay, so obviously we are delighted with the place. We take our family there on their "intro" to San Francisco. Wonderful location.Terrific meals and service. Don't miss at least one dinner treat! Breakfast is amazing also. It is an old hotel with old world charm; hallways are... More

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Claude L, Owner at Cornell Hotel de France, responded to this review

Dear Kateleen2014, Thank you for your kind review about our small Cornell Hotel. It is always a great pleasure to hear that we are serving our customers well. We were pleased to know that you liked the way we decorated the place. We have a talented artist working three full days per week.... Gratefully, Claude Lambert - Owner More

Mendocino, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As others have stated this hotel is a great value. The rates are reasonable and include a hot breakfast that was very tasty both days we ate there. Our room was pretty small but we managed and slept well on the comfortable bed. The staff was very nice and the overall homey feeling of the hotel was such a welcome... More

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Claude L, Owner at Cornell Hotel de France, responded to this review

Dear BabyBoomerNorCal, We are very pleased that you liked our Cornell Hotel de France during your last visit in San Francisco and thank you very much for your good review showing our value, caring service and mentioning the homey feeling of our establishment. Awaiting your next visit... Best regards, Claude Lambert - Owner More

etown
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in mid June for 2 nights before our Ca travels and 2 nights afterwards. Located just off Union Square, walking distance to many attractions and transportation (Chinatown, Embarcerado, Financial District, etc.) Convenient to take the train to SFO airport. Just walk 1/2 block to Powell and then 6 blocks down to train station. $8.65 ow. Total time about 1... More

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Claude L, Owner at Cornell Hotel de France, responded to this review

Dear mzelk, Thank you for a nice description of our small establishment- location, breakfast ( sorry for the pancakes) comfort of our rooms and lobby. It is considerate to let readers of Trip Advisor know what to expect when booking at Cornell Hotel de France. Warm regards Claude Lambert - Owner . More

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Address: 715 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cornell Hotel de France 3*
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#7 Business Hotel in San Francisco #21 Family Hotel in San Francisco #27 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
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