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“Quietest Room I've Ever Experienced” 5 of 5 stars
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The Fairmont San Francisco
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Nob Hill)   |  
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Ranked #14 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Burlington, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Quietest Room I've Ever Experienced”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel exudes luxury. Attention is paid to even the smallest detail and checking in is actually a pleasure. Once in one of the gorgeously renovated rooms you will be blown away but the glorious sound of NOTHING. It's rare to be in a hotel in such a large city and not get noise from other guests, or even excessive outside noise. I slept like a baby and was able to have a great day every day in the office. Looking forward to returning in the next few weeks.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here after flying in from Boston on the way to Napa. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The check in/out process was a breeze. FYI, Nob Hill is quite steep if you're not ready for the SF terrain. After walking down to the market area with a baby/stroller we caught a bus back up. Make sure to sign up for President's Club (it's free), mostly to get free Wifi.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 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, 2 days ago
Thank you for commenting on your recent stay with us. I'm pleased to hear you were able to visit en route to Napa, as I'm sure it was a welcome introduction to Northern California leaving the East Coast Winter. Thanks again for your kind words and we hope to welcome you again in the future.
Sincerely,
Lucas Schumacher
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Rancho Santa Margarita
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful Fairmont service. Once again, Fairmont lived up to its reputation. My husband and I went to visit my daughter and would stay again! The staff is friendly and always willing to help. Our room was wonderful, but no view and noisy neighbors. The bed was so comfortable my husband and I slept like babies anyway. The Tonga Room is a blast! You have to go! Be ready for a throwback type of experience. Lovely hotel. I wish there was place to have small plates, drinks and a view day and night (this would seal the deal for this hotel).

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, 2 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay with us. I'm pleased you and your husband had such a nice visit and were able to experience much of what the hotel has to offer. Tonga Room is a San Francisco institution and not to be missed. Thank you again for your kind words and we hope to welcome you again in the near future.
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Lucas Schumacher
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Burlingame
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just stayed at the Fairmont for a birthday celebration. We had a corner room with a spectacular view of the Bay Bridge! Coit Tower, Chinatown and downtown SF. The room was very spacious and clean. The bed was very comfy.

  • Stayed February 2015, 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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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at The Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Thank you for your very kind words about the hotel. I'm pleased to hear you had such a great stay and enjoyed the stunning views from atop Nob Hill. Thanks again and we look forward to your return.
Sincerely,
Lucas Schumacher
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Hyattsville, Maryland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here recently on business. It's a lovely old hotel; a bit gaudy for my personal taste -- in fact, very Gilded Age, in the Mark Twain sense of the word (emphasis on gilded, and 'all that glitters is not gold') -- but with the old-fashioned historical surroundings come old-fashioned top-rate service and very polite and efficient staff. I would definitely like to stay here again.

Room Tip: The wifi is free if you sign up as a member of the Fairmont club, which is also free.
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Green Features: I couldn't help but be conscious of the drought every time I showered. Shower heads seem to be of the old-fashioned 'luxury' variety, without consciousness of the need to save water. I did note, however, that the outdoor fountain was turned off.
  • Stayed February 2015, traveled on business
    • 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, 2 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. I'm pleased to hear you had such a nice visit. As you mentioned we are a historic property, and have much of that storied past on display throughout the hotel. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you again in the near future.
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Lucas Schumacher
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A first trip to San Fran for a conference. The hotel and the staff made it one of the most special trips I have taken. The conference space was comfortable an the rooms were clean, spacious and offered beautiful views of the city. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled on business
    • 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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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at The Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review, 2 days ago
I'm pleased to hear you had such a great stay with us and we provided such excellent customer service. The first trip to San Francisco is always special and I'm happy to hear we were able to make it so memorable. Thanks again and we look forward to your return.
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Lucas Schumacher
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Sarasota, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Old world elegance and sophistication with service to match. Everyone, everywhere in the hotel could not be more accommodating, helpful and always with a genuine smile- even when I checked in at 2am- still!

Lots of value for the price, great rooms, really comfortable beds with wonderful linens and great views. The breakfasts were my favorite with lots of variances especially the crab benny, green smoothie to the macrobiotic and raw diets....something for everyone. Sauna steam and classes. AND did I mention the location? TOTALLY EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS

Room Tip: Join the President's Club - free wifi and use of the spa and acitvity center. Higher up the fl...
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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at The Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review, 2 days ago
As we pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service, we are thrilled to hear of your recent stay at the hotel. We aim to turn moments into memories for our guests and it sounds like we were able to do so in your case. It's also great to hear you appreciation of the diversity of our breakfast options. We are proud to offer such a wide array of options for individuals with various dietary restrictions or preferences. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you again in the near future.
Sincerely,
Lucas Schumacher
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Address: 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Nob Hill
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:
#3 Spa Hotel in San Francisco
#7 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#8 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#12 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#13 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#19 Green Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Fairmont San Francisco 5*
Number of rooms: 591
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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