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Cornell Hotel de France

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Cochrane, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Cornell Hotel de France was an absolute delight! So quaint, beautifully decorated. The hotel is immaculate, all the comforts you could want. I really enjoyed the little tea room they have set up where you can get tea and coffee free of charge. There is a lovely parlour near the front where you can curl up and read a book...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was our first visit to San Francisco and we choose this hotel as it looked unique and would offer a personal service as opposed to being in an impersonal chain hotel. On checking in;we had a minor problem with the absence of a safe in our room but this was quickly rectified by Frank the Manager. This was a...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Cornell Hotel de France is located within easy walking distance of Union Square (downhill to get there), Chinatown, the Powell Street start of the Cable Care and the shops of Market Street. In fact, many other sites, such as the SF Museum of Asian Art and City Hall, are a convenient walk away. This charming Hotel serves a full...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my 4th stay in this place: the rooms have even improved from last time, service is a good as it was before... this is the perfect choice for anyone travelling into this wonderful city and looking for a good price vs. quality balance

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is conveniently located to Union Square. The free breakfast is very good. Your choice of eggs with hash browns, bacon and toast or french toast or pancakes. Service was good, very eager to please. It is quite old and the rooms are very small. Our room looked out to a brick wall ( deluxe queen). It also was...

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Claude L, Owner at Cornell Hotel de France, responded to this review

Dear Melissa, Thank you for posting good comments on Trip Advisor. Glad you enjoyed our breakfast and service. Most of the San Franciscan Boutique Hotels located downtown have a limited view. Best regards

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have to admit to a small surprise when I learned the high prices of hotels in San Francisco. Granted it had been 20 years since I was last there. So, in choosing a three star hotel for a two night getaway stay, I was cognizant of the price as well as the reviews. We hit the jackpot with Cornell....

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Claude L, Owner at Cornell Hotel de France, responded to this review

Dear Stephen, We are feeling good after reading your "delicious" review. What a treat to host such appreciative customers who had the curiosity to look and admire our treasures and work. Thank you so much for your lengthy, detailed, praising comments. It is with great pleasure that we would welcome you again and please introduce yourselves. Warm regards

Deltaville, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just steps from the Powell Street cable car, very near Union Square/the shopping district, location is excellent. That said, the walk up that steep hill is challenging so I paid the $7 just to ride the cable car up the hill at the end of the day. This is clearly an old hotel with various retro-fixing to modernize. Don't even...

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Claude L, Owner at Cornell Hotel de France, responded to this review

Dear Jane Cutler, Thank you for some good words that you wrote about us and posted on Trip Advisor. Yes, our small Victorian Cornell Hotel cannot compare with the soulless big establishments. Our elevator can easily hold seven persons (permit available). We limited the number to four in order to protect the inside decorations of what is considered by many...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

love this hotel have stayed several times ex restaurant as well . short walk to city centre and near the tram ride to wharf very quaint with and very affordable great staff .the French theme makes for a really enjoyable stay

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Claude L, Owner at Cornell Hotel de France, responded to this review

Dear Doug, Thank you so much for a praising comment about our small Cornell Hotel de France. Glad you stay with us was an " enjoyable" one. Come back, we shall be happy to welcome you again. Warm regards

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are a little small, like France, but very charming. The fixed price dinners are really terrific. lamb, rabbit, duck; soup, soufle desserts. The owner and Maitre d', Claude, is also very pleasant and hospitable. All the wall decorations are from small antigue shop in a hilltop town about halfway between Paris and Beaune (Burgundy), across the street from...

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Who knew this little gem of a place existed? Such a lovely, thoughtfully decorated, boutique hotel with a French theme. Yes, it is missing the more modern conveniences of the big hotel chains but what it lacks there it makes up for in charm. We were greeted by a friendly gentleman in the office and walked up to our room,...

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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: $184 - $334 (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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#6 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#7 Family Hotel in San Francisco
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#25 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
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“If you take the BART in from the airport,, get a cab to the hotel. Walking up Powell pulling a wheeled suitcase is a bear.”
M1692FZmarting, 3 days ago | Read review
“I asked for "quiet" and they made sure I was in room 408, away from Bush and Powell Streets.”
Escobibble, 5 days ago | Read review
“Quiet, two short blocks down Powell st (where the Cable Cars run) to Union Sg.”
gphkt7, 1 week ago | Read review
“Very convenient location”
tjlamont, 1 week ago | Read review
“cuter than a button”
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