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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 #21 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay here. It was central to pretty much everything, and after long days of exploring and walking up and down those hills it was just like walking through your own front door - it felt like home. It is an old building so all its imperfections just added to its charm. If you are expecting large rooms... More

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

Dear Enid, Thank you so much for your recent visit and you subsequent good review. Cornell Hotel de France has been our home for the past forty eight years, it is our creation and our pleasure is to share it with appreciative customers like you. Air conditioning is not necessary in San Francisco where we have hardly ten very hot... More

Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I absolutely LOVED this hotel. I was a little nervous to book a hotel online in a city I had never been to, but I will definitely be going back again and recommending it to everyone I know. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, the complementary breakfast is delightful, and the location is perfect-just close enough to Union Square.... More

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

Dear MeagAsh, We just loved your comment so spontaneous and generous for us. You enjoy being at our hotel and described well what we offer and try to achieve.Thank you for mentioning that our breakfast is complimentary and served in the beautiful dining room of Restaurant Jeanne d' Arc. Merci beaucoup et revenez Warm regards Claude Lambert - Owner More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a great find! Right in the middle of all the action, beautiful European decor, excellent restaurant on site with wonderful hot breakfast included. Great service and good value. We were very satisfied with our stay at the Cornell.

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

Dear YSkeete, Thank you for your review showing your satisfaction with our Cornell Hotel de France. We are glad that you found us and would be happy to welcome you again. Warm regards Claude Lambert - Owner More

Dallas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love so many things about this hotel that I'm not quite sure where to begin. Let me start with the magnificent little dining room where the complimentary breakfast is served each morning. Everything about it is exquisite. Our triple room was light airy and quiet. All I could hear was the sounds of the streetcars down below. Quintessential San... More

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

Dear FamilyGalDallas, Thank you for sharing your good opinion of our small hotel with the readers of Trip Advisor. A comment like yours is a reward for us and we hope to have your visit in the future. Merci, Warm regards Claude Lambert - Owner More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been staying at this hotel several times over the past years. It's centrally located, the staff is very friendly, the rooms are cozy and uniquely decorated. Breakfast is good, the dinners at the restaurant Jeanne d'Arc are fabulous. The parking garage is right across the street, with a modest fee for San Francisco. I think it's a great place... More

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

Dear Tina T, Thank you very much for your kind words. It is a reward for everybody working at our Cornell Hotel de France and we are happy to know that we shall have the pleasure to welcome you again. Warm regards Claude Lambert - Owner More

Hamlton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have just returned from four days in SF and were happy with our stay here. After doing research on a Trip Advisor we chose this hotel because of its excellent location close to centre of town, a great place and the fact that breakfast was included. The room was big enough for the two of us, the shower was hot... More

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

Dear hamhawks from New Zealand, We are glad that you liked your stay with us and we thank you for your good review. You described very well our unpretentious but homely small establishment so ideally located in the heart of our beautifull city. Best regards Claude Lambert - Owner More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughters and I stayed at the Cornell for 4 nights in early August. I have stayed in our hotels in the Union Square area but chose this hotel on the recommendation of a friend and because the room rate for 3 people was good in comparison to other hotels. I found the hotel charming as others describe, although a... More

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

Dear 23bien, . Let us apologize for this " misfortune" with the shower of room 601 for which I am partly responsible. Two months ago I bought a new shower head to replace the old one and installed it . I noticed then that the water pressure was reduced because the holes of the head were very tiny. So I... More

Hartsdale, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I loved this hotel. It reminded us of a hotel we stayed in, in Paris. The room was a good size (not large), similar to many European hotel rooms. A basic breakfast (eggs, french toast, cereals, juice, great coffee, tea, etc.) is included in the rate. The restaurant is beautiful. We dined there one evening and truly... More

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quirky, characterful, slightly unpredictable, but overall good value for money for a city centre hotel. The rooms were well furnished and quiet, public areas well-furnished. Breakfast was included, well-prepared but basic and there were not enough staff on duty on the mornings we were there. This hotel's big plus point is its reasonable price for such a great location.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The family stayed at the Cornell the first weekend in August 2014. The four of us had two rooms in various parts of the hotel. The rooms are slightly smaller than the typical chain, but well laid out and both rooms had plenty of storage, nice sized baths with claw-foot tubs and queen sized beds. One room was two twins.... 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 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco #27 Family Hotel in San Francisco
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