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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 #17 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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“Doesn't get much better. ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is one of my favorite hotels.
Location (Nob Hill), old
Building and most importantly attention to detail.

This is my San Fran stop (and there are many great hotels here)

I have not tried the restaurant or room service yet.

Top notch hotel well worth the price.

Stayed July 2014
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Spokane
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old school elegance, updated modern ammenities, impeccable service and primo location in the heart of Nob Hill. The views from the tower are absolutely some of the very best in the entire city, rooms are spacious, luxurious and very clean and well maintained. Front desk staff was kind, helpful and prompt.

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

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San Jose
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything was wonderful about this hotel. Easy check-in, beautiful lobby, room was perfect, was able to check out by mobile.The bed was absolute heaven. The bathrooms were very well designed and modern. If I need a hotel in San Francisco I would absolutely stay here. Very centrally located as well.

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

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Vacaville
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An excellent hotel on all levels. The Fairmont upgraded us upon arrival, without asking. The amenities were first rate and the service was prompt and professional. Wi-Fi is not free, but other than that, I have absolutely no complaints.


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

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Other than the excellent view from my room(18th floor), The Fairmont fulfilled none of my expectations of a grand hotel. My wife and I were guests for a week. When we checked in on a Monday afternoon, there was only one doorman who was busy with another couple. As a result we carried in our own luggage.
While many of the staff were friendly, almost as many were indifferent. Service in the dining room was sluggish and waiting for a drink from the bar was interminable.
The amenities were meager. Few towels. Less soap. No turndown service. Chintzy to say the least, particularly in light of the reputation of the place. We were looking for a memorable vacation and instead found ourselves in a cold corporate setting with little graciousness and without the service that one would expect.
We "dined" at The Tonga Room, a kitschy Polynesian restaurant where the retro joke lasts about ten minutes as the waitstaff moves you along in order to seat your successors.
It wasn't that the hotel was so bad, it was just nothing much and far from worth the price of admission. The proof of the pudding was that when we complained to the Fairmont Presidents Club, we learned that the hotel lost our evaluation.
I would have no problem going to a wedding or meeting there, but never for a vacation.

Room Tip: Stay above the seventeenth floor in the Tower. The view is spectacular, but that's about it.
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Green Features: Good. The concern for the environment was shown by skimping on towels and soap.
  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kirkland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very good location and hotel to stay in SF. They make you feel at home and use the concierge services for hot spots for eating out, events, and others. Very pleased in all staff and hotel amenities.

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

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Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is nice and classy. Located at a very strategic place to take the tram. The room is clean and the bed is comfy. the staff is very helpful with your questions and very effective in handling the check in and check out. Highly recommended !

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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:
#4 Spa Hotel in San Francisco
#8 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#13 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#13 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#16 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#18 Green 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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