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Cornell Hotel de France

3.0 of 5 715 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very cute and charming hotel with unique interior. The beds were comfortable. Rooms and bathroom were clean. Very friendly staff for check-in and check-out. Dated bathrooms though and monotone breakfast.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped over for just one night in San Fran to break up a long trip. We were impressed with the personalised service and friendliness of the staff and the professionalism of the hotel. Check in/out was efficient. Location was perfect - an easy 2 or 3 minute walk to Union Square, an easy walk to the piers, Chinatown and... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We used this hotel during Dreamforce 2013 and 2014. The walk back and fourth from the Moscone Center isn't too bad but it is priced very reasonably and the hotel is very charming. They have an excellent staff that is very nice.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my second stay with Cornell Hotel and it was just as charming as the last time I was there. Clean, cozy, quaint, simple and in the heart of everything - even all the steepest hills. The cold shower the second morning was a bit of a shock to the system but management worked to quickly get it fixed... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If your used to staying at the Hyatt or the Marriot, this isn't for you. From the outside, it looks like any other apartment building in the city. But upon entering your greeted pleasantly, and personally taken up to your room by the front desk person. 6 floors of rooms are accessed by a vintage gated lift (elevator). Yes rooms... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent 4 nights in this property in October 2014, staying a "junior suite". We enjoyed ourselves during our stay and found the hotel to be charming, clean and well-kept. Although the rooms are small by current standards (think old world), our suite was well laid out and offered a bedroom with a queen bed, a separate... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this hotel. We stayed one night on the way to our cruise and two nights on the way back. I can honestly say this is one of the best hotels I've stayed in. Really friendly staff (thank you Sabine and Jose for all your help). Very comfortable beds and pillows. We had dinner in the restaurant twice. Well... More

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Winterville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first trip to San Francisco, and we were looking for a hotel that would be close to everything. The hotel was perfect for all our adventures in San Francisco. We were a few blocks from Chinatown and two blocks up from Union Square Park. The hotel was decorated in a very unique style, with little details every... More

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

Dear jollytammy. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay in our small establishment. Thank you so much for your long, descriptive, wonderful review which has been appreciated by everybody. What a reward ! We are very grateful too, for your comments about our complimentary breakfast Merci jollytammy Warm regards Claude Lambert - Owner. More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint, eccentric but ideally located and reasonably priced, especially with breakfast included. Only stayed for 2 nights on our way to NYC and thoroughly enjoyed our time. The cable cars are around the corner, so close to Union square and the California line to get to the Ferry Building. Free WIFI was great too. Would have liked to stay for... More

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

Dear Jo A, Thank you for your kind words regarding our small establishment .We hope to welcome you again for a longer stay. Gratefully, Claude Lambert - Owner More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on a business trip to SFO and was lucky to get the accommodation in the Cornell Hotel De France. It is an excellent hotel with exceptional service. The hotel consolidated my various bookings into a proper continuous room. The check-in was smooth.Room clean and comfortable. Bathroom was spacious though the tub was a bit unconventional. Despite my no... More

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Claude L, Front Office Manager at Cornell Hotel de France, responded to this review

Dear lovetravel7919, We are very happy to read that we served you well. Thank you for sharing your good opinions of us with Trip Advisor. May be we shall have the pleasure to welcome you again. Very gratefully 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*
Number of rooms: 50
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