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Cornell Hotel de France

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Staff was amazing, room was beautiful, good restaurants nearby- overall a great experience. Would stay here again in a heartbeat. Take the stairs-each floor is decorated with a different artist's work. Full breakfast included, too!

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Wyandotte, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the kitschy, French vibe and little details like the paintings on the doors. However, we did not find our room to be the cleanest (not bad but not great). There was also a weird window in our bathroom that opened up to an interior space with pipes, etc. and we could not close it; at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Chose to book this b&b due to high ratings on TA. Considering we paid a pretty high price (I know, I know, everywhere in SF is expensive!), we got given a tiny room with no view which wasn't ideal for the 5 nights we had booked. Breakfast was fine and served in their basement restaurant with a Joan of Arc... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Quaint rooms---very clean. GREAT breakfast every day---omelets or eggs cooked to order, pancakes or French toast (no warming trays here). Each floor has a different artist's work featured. Great location---near Market Street and a mile or so from Fisherman's Wharf. Walking everywhere is easy, but the cable cars are just outside the door. Also exciting for this time of year---the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely friendly check-in. Quaint clean rooms - nice comfy bed. Quirky dining room with lots of interesting artifacts. Staff member Joanna who served us breakfast each morning - simply adorable - so bright and bubbly. Hotel conveniently located for the cable car, hop on hop off bus, Union Square & Chinatown. Supermarket just around the corner. Approx 45 minute drive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in a couple days between a Southeast Asia trip and our home in Colorado. Very central, very French and very accommodating. Got to breakfast late on a weekday when the hours are less liberal. They said they'd make toast and bring out coffee. Our fault. Well they scrabbled up some eggs and brought a plate of eggs, bacon,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for two nights. Nice place, very pleased with room. Check in was easy and pleasant. We were accompanied to our room. Great location. Parking was fairly easy in city park across street. The breakfast was fantastic but be sure to tip. The lady who served us was fantastic and friendly and worked very hard. Our only negative experience... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We began our California trip in San Francisco and this hotel was highly recommended by people on Trip Advisor so we booked to stay here. The hotel is in Union Square area and is perfectly situated. The hotel has lots of historical features which are themed throughout the hotel and in the restaurant. Staff were friendly upon check in and... More 

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Cedar Ridge, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the Cornell Hotel de France for one night for our anniversary after reading other reviews. Really nice place with a European feel to it. If you can walk one San Francisco hill it's within walking distance of Union Square. The full breakfast was great and is included with the room. We used the parking garage the hotel has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is wonderfully quirky. A great find. Brilliant location close to Union Square, the last bit of Powell Street will give your thighs a workout! Clean and comfortable. A good breakfast, excellent French Toast! I would have no hesitation in recommending. The whole team were helpful and welcoming.

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Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay in the Heart of San Francisco Discover the charm and elegance of France in the heart of downtown San Francisco at this family-owned and operated hotel, ideally placed within walking distance of vibrant Union Square. Cornell Hotel de France boasts an exceptional location close to many of the city's main points of interest. The theater district as well as the legendary Chinatown can be found only minutes from the hotel. The city's historic cable car system is also easily accessible and provides service to many areas of the city. Originally built in 1910, the Cornell combines old-world charm with today's modern amenities such as wireless internet access. Start the day with a free breakfast at the hotel's on-site renowned restaurant, Jeanne d'Arc. Admire prints of masterpieces from famous artists throughout the hotel. Union Square is a great choice for travelers interested in shopping, restaurants and city trip. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cornell Hotel de France

Address: 715 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108-3402
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $154 - $311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cornell Hotel de France 3.5*
Number of rooms: 58
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Cornell Hotel San Francisco
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#6 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#7 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#8 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#25 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
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