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“Great concierge service, large comfy rooms, convenient cable cars” 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 #15 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great concierge service, large comfy rooms, convenient cable cars”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved our room - very spacious for a family of 4 with a nice large bathroom. The service staff were very attentive, from bellmen who got bags to our rooms within 30 minutes, to concierge (Steve was the best) to cleaning staff to general staff who were very patient when the Japanese prime minister caused the protests and large police presence outside along with elevator lockdowns. The Laurel room breakfast was just right. And we loved the pecan sticky buns and scones- definitely worth a try. Efren worked flawlessly at the omelette station and the servers kept our glasses filled. Everyone we encountered was professional. We felt at home with the staff and the relaxing roof garden, and loved taking the cable cars to get back and forth when we had the time (ubers and taxis are faster but cable cars are charming) - the cable car museum 2 blocks aways was also interesting and Chinatown is a short walk to get some dim sum. Wifi service was excellent, which is appreciated since we did have to check some work e-mail.

Room Tip: all rooms are great - we were on the 6th floor but still had a nice view of town and the bay
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Green Features: love that the hotel recycles in the rooms and how SF recycles also - listing the trash bins as landfill, compost and recycle encourages recycling and we like being green
  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, Ontario
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17 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If there is one thing to say, Fairmonts are consistent. And consistently great.
Arrived after a long flight. Took the BART - a great way to travel from SFO. Followed by a hike up a mountain (nob hill!) but with my luggage it felt like a mountain!
The welcome smile and greeting was a joy.
Upgraded to a large spacious and comfortable room was the unexpected icing on the cake.
The bathroom was well appointed, roomy and inviting. The beds and sheets are the best.
4 days later, time to go home. Thanks Fairmont!

I will be back.

Stayed May 2015, traveled on business
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Uxbridge, Canada
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17 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

our room was spacious, clean and welcoming. we stayed in the tower on the 20th floor with a breathtaking view over the city and the bay. we picked up our car on our last day from hertz in the lobby, which was very convenient, on our last day. the restaurants and bar were pricy, but that is to be expected. the only complaint is that when we arrived, the door man took our bags and we waited 1/2 hour in our room for them until finally we went down to the lobby and found them with the bell hop...3 of them standing around chatting and we took our own bags to our room. the hotel is located in a lovely neighborhood, close to all sights

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fullerton, California
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a lovely place, and you will enjoy the history behind it. It survived the 1906 earthquake and has hosted heads of state such as JFK. The rooms are comfortable but not as quiet as hoped. Another highlight was the Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar. Convenient to cable car lines; buy the multiday passport at Walgreens.

Stayed May 2015, traveled on business
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stunning place to stay. Wouldn't stay anywhere else. Fabulous atmosphere. Great staff. I had a lovely balcony room. The staff could not be more helpful and the location cannot be bettered. I would recommend this hotle to travellers. Though expensive compared with others there Re deals. And it's an experience.


  • Stayed April 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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Santa Clarita, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful landmark hotel. The place is spectacular as you approach, and the main lobby is simply old world gorgeous. The staff is professional and very polite, but not snobby.. The rooms are very clean and simple, but very comfortable and well appointed. Step outside and hop on a cable car, its pure San Francisco

  • Stayed April 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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Christchurch, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited this hotel while on a word cruise. The highlight of the trip. Only went for dinner and dance with P&O but I have to say it was a great occasion with a brilliant band and singers. We always remember this night.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#2 Spa Hotel in San Francisco
#7 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#11 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#11 Business 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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