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Cornell Hotel de France

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Broadford, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Would stay her again tomorrow. Location, breakfast, service, it has it all. Rooms are small but more than adequate when you compare with everything else this hotel has a to offer. It was everything I expected it to be. Have no complaints about anything at all. Cc

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We selected this hotel for a two-night stay in the city. It was convenient to the trolley stop and a few blocks from a BART station. The hotel offered complimentary breakfast, which we appreciated. Our room had a nice view of the street and was comfortable. The hotel isn't sleek and modern, but it was sufficient for our needs and... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel staff were most welcoming and friendly. Our room was very clean and the beds were comfortable. Each floor is named after an artist. We were on the Matisse floor. The iron gate elevator is so European and reminds me of some of the places iin France.The room price includes breakfast. It's not phenomenal but certainly adequate and it... More 

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Wilmington DE
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our visit was like being in Normandy....hotel was in a very good location...a few blocks away from Union Square with an easy walk downhill and not far from Nob Hill....on the cable car Powell lines. The restaurant was superb...great prix fix dinners.

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

Dear philmurphree, What a great review. Glad you liked your stay at our small Cornell Hotel de France. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon Merci.. Warm regards More 

Riverside
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a room here for a short one night trip up north. The hotel room was small and the view outside the window was of the wall of the building next to us. It was amusing to have a gay strip club next, but I guess that's SF for you huh. They offer free breakfast with the stay and... More 

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

Dear imaguy, Thank you for posting a positive review of our business. It is nice to know that our clientele appreciates what we have to offer. Our rooms facing the street and the back of our hotel have a view......but inside rooms in the heart of a big city is rather impossible. Best regards More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in San Francisco for 4 days, we are from Spain. We really enjoyed Cornell de France. Employees were all really kind. Breakfast was good and location was perfect. Rooms are small but pretty nice. The only problem was parking. Hotel has no parking and you have to go in a third party company, which is really near but... More 

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

Dear Gemma F, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our Cornell Hotel de France, thank you for the good review posted on Trip Advisor. We are sorry for the bad, inadmissible attitude of the City Park employees that you encountered. We reported your comment to the manager of the place whom we know well. He apologized and... More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location & friendly staff, but if you're staying for over a week, you'll get sick of the very dull & ordinary breakfast. We resorted to heading out in the mornings, great dim sum not far away in China Town.

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

Dear Dave, Thank you for sharing your positive view of our small hotel with others. It is our pleasure to please our customers. The breakfast offer by Restaurant Jeanne d' Arc, typical American, is free and has to be somewhat limited. You did the right thing by going outside where there are so many small eateries. Best regards More 

Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming, clean, French décor (Joan of Arc), good food (breakfast and meals) and very good service. Bathroom a bit tight and no air conditioning. Good location, near cable cars on Powell Street and shopping.

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

Dear jeanfuller Thank you for your good words about our small Cornell Hotel de France. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Air conditioning is not even necessary in San Francisco, no more than a few very hot days yearly. We are slowly upgrading our bath- rooms More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay here was perfect. The hotel decor and rooms were beautiful and spacious and clean. The staff all went out of their way to attend to our needs and ensure our pleasant stay! Location of the hotel it excellent, close to everything and all transport! Couldn't recommend this more highly!

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

Dear Niamh, What a beautiful review, so encouraging. We are glad that you had a good stay in our Cornell Hotel de France and would be delighted to welcome you again. Thank you so much. Warm regards More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there for 3 nights after a 4 nights stay in a B&B close to this one. Great place, confortable room (junior suite), great breakfast served in the hotel's restaurant (Jeanne D'Arc). Although we found that the atmosphere of the hotel was a little bit cold for a B&B, the staff was efficient, answering promptly to our request, polite... More 

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

Dear Linda, Thank you for giving us four stars despite some details that you did not like. We agree with you that service is very important and that everything has to be done to please the customers. It is what we want to achieve. To be noted: we are not a B&B but a boutique hotel offering a free breakfast... More 

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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: $158 - $285 (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 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
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