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“Beautiful View and Perfect Location on Nob Hill” 5 of 5 stars
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The Fairmont San Francisco
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108   |  
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Dallas, TX
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“Beautiful View and Perfect Location on Nob Hill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The Fairmont San Francisco was my first hotel for my first time visit in San Francisco! So worth it! I have left several reviews in the recent past concerning my love for luxury hotels but I also like to find the best deals. I went directly to their website and looked for a good deal and received a summer deal that was something along the lines of a beautiful city view in one of their renovated tower rooms (I would recommend you look for a room in the new tower side) that was stay for four nights / pay for three. Considering that luxury hotel rates in San Francisco could range up to over $600 per night, paying the average around $430 wasn't too bad.

Hotel stay: The Fairmont is historic and is the first Fairmont in the US. It is beautiful and has a class "old world" feel mixed with of course the new renovations. Breakfast here is amazing and you won't be disappointed. We only ate here for one of the mornings, however, because there are so many great restaurants to try out in San Francisco. More on this later . . . The rooms have a more modern décor which play nicely in contrast to the building itself. Bathroom is a nice size with large separate garden tub and a standing shower. Location is on Nob Hill and in walking distance within the city but the view on Nob Hill is breathtaking. A few blocks over, you can walk easily into the Chinatown district and there are lots to "bargain" for - definitely a can't miss on a trip to San Francisco.

I spent time shopping on Union Street (not Union Square). Don't miss Ambiance (a San Fran boutique which was voted as the top boutique for women's apparel) if you go to Union Street and I recommend going to Union Street Shops (and the website). Lots of cool patio restaurants here and great local shops. You can walk here but I took a cab (walk would be an easy 20-30 minutes).

Finally, dining wise, we didn't have enough time to go to a lot of places but personally went to The Slanted Door (Asian fusion), Allegro Romano (my FAVORITE during our stay with great personalized feel, food, and ambiance) for Italian, Wayfare Tavern (amazing dessert donuts!!!! and food here is southern / New American with a "twist" - restaurant owned by Tyler Florence), and an amazing brunch place off of California Street called MyMy (unique breakfast and lunch options). Of course, you can't miss Humphrey Slocumb ice cream - yummy cool flavors.

Hope this review helps on places to stay and places to see! Loved San Francisco and loved The Fairmont. Will definitely come back due to beauty of the place, accessibility, and location.

Room Tip: Book in the renovated tower rooms
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had always wanted to stay at the Fairmont and finally elected to do so. Everything was seamless from the reservation to the check in process. The staff could not have been more helpful and friendly. The rooms were spacious, clean, and offered all the best amenities right down to plush robes during our stay. The lobby was immense and spectacular to both walk through and in which to relax. This Hotel is the pure definition of luxury and attentiveness.We will certainly stay here again when visiting San Francisco.

  • Stayed August 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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East Northport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent accommodations and a beautiful room. The assistance and attention given by the staff was excellent! The size of the room and the bathroom were fantastic. The soaps and cosmetics were fragrant and smelled delicious. Great trip!

  • Stayed August 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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El Cajon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband is handicapped and uses a wheelchair, We were visiting San Francisco with our two teenage granddaughters. The Fairmont staff made it very easy for my husband to get in and out of the hotel by using the ramp and always getting larger vehicles for us when we wanted to sightsee or go out to eat. There is a beautiful roof garden for smokers or those who have brought their pet. The room was beautiful, as they always are, and we had a nice view of the city. All of the staff was very helpful and we had a terrific visit. The hotel has so much history ad it is spectacular.

  • Stayed August 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful hotel with nicely-renovated rooms. Very nice shower, comfortable bed, luxury toiletries, etc. If you join the (free) loyalty program, you get extra perks like free internet, morning newspaper, access to the gym facilities, and a bathrobe. Definitely worth the 5 minutes it takes to sign up!

The downsides: there was no cell phone reception in my second floor interior room and loud people coming out of the elevator both nights around 1:00 and 2:00 am. I would consider staying again in a quieter room. There was no noise during the day, only in the middle of the night. If I was going to be staying longer, I would have asked to move rooms and I suspect they would have accommodated. I didn't have the time or energy to look into it on this trip, but would be worth doing in the future.

Room Tip: Avoid the elevators
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We work in the commercial design field, so we're picky when it comes to hotels. This hotel wows from the moment you arrive and just gets better as you stay. The details are all there-glamour, service, comfort & history. Can't imagine staying anywhere else when we return.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at The Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review, yesterday
Thank you for your very kind words. It is very gratifying to hear such a nice review from someone in the design field. Thanks again and we hope to welcome back to The Fairmont.
Sincerely,
Lucas Schumacher
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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely love this hotel! The decor is elegant, from the exterior to the interior it's very beautiful. Our room was very spacious and bathroom was great. Our room had a gorgeous view of the bay and the Coit Tower. Excellent service from the staff (the valet/valet manager, front desk, restaurant and cafe staff, concierge, etc). Fantastic location and easy to walk to many of the sightseeing spots (Union Square, Chinatown, North Beach, Fisherman's Wharf, etc). Would certainly stay again!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at The Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review, yesterday
Thanks very much for your kind words about the hotel. I'm very pleased you found the decor elegant and location fantastic. Thanks again and we look forward to your return.
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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 Spa Hotel in San Francisco
#9 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#13 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#15 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#19 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#22 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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