I have never before written a review on trip advisor but I rely a lot on others' reviews - and well... this hotel deserves one. I was not expecting anything spectacular - just a good location and for a decent rate. We have stayed in many many Four Seasons, Ty-Warner, Fairmonts, Ritz, etc and almost every time with our kids (they all really cater to our kids and our crazy requests even at 3am for glasses of milk or diapers!). We normally book suites or at least two connecting rooms, probably should mention we have four chidren all 7 and under. I was surprised when booking this hotel that we only needed one and were paying FAR less than other hotels for suites (or in this case apartments). We had 1800 sf in the heart of everything San Francisco has to offer a tourist! We walked everywhere! And where we didn't, we had the house car take us. We had a two bedroom and the room sizes were huge! They each had a massive bathroom in addition to a full size kitchen, dining table, and living room - and everything was in great almost brand new shape. We don't cook while we are on vacation but it was nice to have a fridge (which they stocked with two bottles of Napa white wines and a 6 pack of Anchor Steam before our arrival). One day we asked for a few nannies and a car to take us up to Napa - within hours we had two college students at our room with games ready to hang out with our kids while we were taken in a private s550 an hour up to some of the most amazing wineries! You asked, they delivered, every single time. This hotel had the feeling of a small boutique hotel. You had one person with which all of your requests were handled (babysitters, car service, reservations, room service, etc) so it made it a lot easier. We ended up extending out our stay for two more nights because it was so great! And a side note: We budget quite a bit for vacations as our family is quite large, but this hotel doesn't mark up ANYHTHING. You have a list of menus from restaurants in the area and they add $25 for delivery and $5 for tip (there is not even a check to sign to tip more so you don't feel obligated) - for us, having a full breakfast with our family size (and even a cousin!), having an $80 meal was unheard of! They are always north of $300 each time. They do also have a really great free breakfast in the morning (it was just easier to keep all of the kids in the room to eat). After my husband checked us out he had this puzzled look on his face and normally it's a look of fear because he just paid the bill, however he was convinced we should have paid twice as much for that trip! Upon leaving we went down to So Cal and stayed at the Montage in Laguna Beach, and while this was now our 5th stay and we really love the Montage, it just didn't compare to the Fairmont Heritage Place as crazy as that sounds. We even contemplated buying an ownership interest but we are just not up there enough - but as soon as the opportunity presents itself you can bet we will!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The cornerstone of Ghirardelli Square, Ghirardelli’s illustrious chocolate factory, has been reinvented as Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square. Our San Francisco residences allow you to experience one of the city’s most precious jewels in a new and intimate way. Offering one, two, and three bedroom luxury residences in San Francisco, Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square affords you all the comforts of home with the world class service of Fairmont that today’s discerning travelers have come to expect. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square Hotel San Francisco