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The Fairmont San Francisco
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108   |  
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Ranked #21 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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“whats not to like...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

my sweetheart decided to treat my daughter and grandson (and us) to a night at the Fairmont while we explored the city, before they flew home the next day. we all enjoyed the hotel, an amazing breakfast (spinach and heirloom tomato eggs benedict, mmm) and the best cup of coffee in the whole wide world. the beds and pillows are the ultimate in comfortable, the staff was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and not stuffy in the least. we had a beautiful city view from our room (614), rode the cable car a block away (a highlight for my 5 year old grandson) ate a block or so away at nob hill cafe, (recommended by staff). you know, san francisco is just a great town - and I m not a city person ! the only negative I have is that they want to charge you for wifi unless youre in the presidents club, and I found that to be totally out of line for what you pay for a room. even crappy hotels give you free wifi.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got an amazing deal through booking.com for a room without a view at the Fairmont, a little over $200 a night including parking for our rental car (which normally runs about $60 a night!). When we got there we opted to pay an extra $50 for a tower room with a city view, which we jumped at and were so glad we did. Big picture window with an amazing view of the city... fabulous! The Fairmont lobby is gorgeous, the room was great, the bathroom fantastic. Everyone on the staff was very friendly and helpful, we couldn't have asked for more. The location of the hotel is wonderful, with great views in every direction. Be prepared for some serious exercise if you plan to walk to the hotel from anywhere in the city: the streets surrounding the hotel are STEEP!! Bed was super comfortable, we had a great night's sleep!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We lucked into a half price deal for the Fairmont, but on arrival we felt like 2nd class citizens. Our next stay was at the InterContinental Monterey (also at a half price rate)and the two hotels were chalk and cheese. The Fairmont suggested we pay $90 a night for a view, the IC upgraded us without their hand out. The room was poorly serviced at the Fairmont. The IC was fabulous. On a positive note the Fairmont is a beautiful old hotel with great older style (but newly updated) rooms in a lovely spot. I'd be back there tomorrow if I felt at home there like I did at the IC in Monterey.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easily one of the loveliest hotels in SF! We stayed in one of the tower rooms, in the newer part of the hotel. Our room was glorious, with impeccable furnishings and a perfectly-appointed bath--great for luxuriating! The lobby and public areas were stunning, and we enjoyed looking through the shops and various lounges--each prettier than the next! Also enjoyed the numerous photo displays documenting the many notables who'd stayed there over the years and historic events that had taken place there--very enlightening! Staff were extremely polite and service-oriented, and went above and beyond to make us comfortable. Would recommend highly.

Room Tip: Tower rooms were lovely!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here July 2 to 6. When we checked in we decided to upgrade to a corner tower suite. Well worth the extra money. The views of the city were spectacular. The service was in true Fairmont style. The location is great for this hotel, central from Union square and Fisherman's wharf. Lots of restaurants in walking distance also.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the time you pull up to its elegant entrance, the 'wow' factor just increases! The lobby is majestic and awe-inspiring. Service is impeccable. The hallways are plush and luxurious yet bright and refreshing. The room was refined and elegant, very comfortable. New decor is refreshing yet maintains the luxury feel to the room. Love hearing the trolley bells as they go by, from the room. I will never stay anywhere else while in San Francisco! The breakfast buffet at the Laurel Court is amazing!!! Make sure you join the Fairmont Presidents Club before arriving to get the free wi-fi!

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great Place to stay, especially the view. Super Friendly Staff and a great place for romantic trip or business...........................................................................................................................

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about The Fairmont San Francisco

Address: 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#5 Spa Hotel in San Francisco
#10 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#13 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#15 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#36 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Fairmont San Francisco 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
World-renowned, The Fairmont San Francisco hotel presents an awe-inspiring picture of historic San Francisco. The grandeur of the hotel coupled with its reputation for impeccable service promises a truly memorable experience. Known for turning moments into memories for leisure and business travelers alike this luxury San Francisco hotel has been host to some of the most influential meetings and events, breathtaking weddings and personalized special occasions of the century. Each of the San Francisco hotel's spacious guestrooms and suites have been elegantly updated including flat screen TVs, Frette linen ensembles, pillow top beds, and MP3 docking stations.In addition to its 591 guest rooms and suites this luxury San Francisco hotel offers fine dining with three renowned restaurants and lounges, as well as 55,000 square feet of spectacular function space. With a panoramic view of the City and the Bay from high atop Nob Hill, The Fairmont San Francisco hotel presents an unmatched blend of luxurious accommodations, elegant meeting spaces and superb services, which make for an unforgettable stay. ... more   less 
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