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Cornell Hotel de France

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Certificate of Excellence


#20 of 239 hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
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 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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Non-smoking rooms
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
264Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
140Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
715 Bush Street Bush Street/Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108-3402
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Getting there
SFO Intl Airport12 mi
Metropolitan Oakland Intl Airport11 mi
Powell St8 min
Powell St8 min
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Our trip to San Francisco was made wonderful by this lovely boutique hotel. It is a family run business and you could tell! Every need was promptly serviced and done with a smile. The staff was amazing! The rooms were clean and the bed was very comfortable. Some have found the
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Hotel's Favorite
This obviously isn't a 5-star hotel, but for a 3-star hotel, I'd like to give it 10 stars. It is in a perfect location just up the hill from Union Square. The staff was SO friendly every time we entered or exited and there was even a chill golden retriever in the lobby. The
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Response from Claude L, Owner at Cornell Hotel de France
Responded Mar 3, 2019
Dear laureen, So glad you enjoyed your stay in our small Cornell Hotel de France. The praising review and description of our establishment is rewarding for all of us. Thank you so much. Visit us again, we would be happy to welcome you again; Warm regards
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This is a really stunning French inspired boutique hotel, in a super location about 5 mins walk from Union Square. The staff were so pleasant and helpful. We needed to check out really early which they were very accommodating about. Rooms are very quaint and had everything we
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Fantastic French inspired boutique hotel in the very heart of the city. Close to Union Square and a short stroll to shops, eateries and waterfront district. The Powell St cable car is close by, as is Chinatown. French Impressionistic artworks abound in tastefully hand painted
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Response from Claude L, Owner at Cornell Hotel de France
Responded 1 week ago
Dear David & Janelle, So happy when customers look around them and really appreciate what is offered to them. We are very grateful for the kind, praising words of your beautiful review which for us too, is "a little gem". MERCI Warm regards
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Having dined at the lovely Jeanne d'Arc restaurant at this hotel in the past, my husband and I decided to try the hotel, which came highly recommended. We were not disappointed. Our room on the sixth floor, overlooking Bush Street was reminiscent of Paris apartments that
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Response from Claude L, Owner at Cornell Hotel de France
Responded 1 week ago
Dear goandgi, So glad you were not disappointed after staying in our small Cornell Hotel de France. Thank you very much for your positive, kind review, very rewarding for everybody working there. We agree that "Joe" is an asset fort our establishment. Ready to welcome you, when back in the City. Best regards
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$159 - $467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
cornell hotel san francisco
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San FranciscoDowntownUnion Square
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