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715 Bush Street Bush Street/Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108-3402
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#13 of 247 hotels in San Francisco
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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
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Complimentary instant cofffee
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Blackout curtains
Housekeeping
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
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Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Quiet
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese

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Grade: 100 out of 100
276Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
147Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
2,180Reviews49Q+A100Room tips
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Roberta C wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
I feel so fortunate to have found this gem of a hotel! It is a very special place and extremely well run. My first priority is cleanliness and they do an awesome job here. This property is unique in many ways with European charm in the center of San Francisco. I would like to give special recognition to Franck who was so welcoming and so kind to our family!! During these times of Covid, breakfast cannot be served in their amazing restaurant but the croissants etc which were delivered to our room each morning were superbe !!!!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Franck LEGRAND, General Manager at Cornell Hotel de France
Responded 4 days ago
Bonjour Mrs Roberta, Thank you so much for your great review. Merci! Merci! Desole for my late reply. It was such a pleasure welcoming you at the Cornell Hotel de France. We can't wait to meet our guests again in the future. We miss our guest's smiles and exchanging tips about our beautiful town. Cleanliness and our guests' safety are our top priority. We are happy that you enjoyed our small boutique hotel and fell safe with us. We hope to see you again in the future. A bientot Bonne Annee! Franck
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JennandEdC wrote a review Oct 2020
Orlando, Florida60 contributions175 helpful votes
The staff did an excellent job providing a warm welcome and detailed personalized service. The room was clean and comfortable. There were many touches we appreciated such as the attention to cleanliness and abundant sanitizer. We went out for a bite and came back to cold wanted and a small baggie of chocolates for each of us. The staff really went the extra mile to anticipate and provide for both our spoken and unspoken needs. Truly the meaning of 5-star service.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Franck LEGRAND, General Manager at Cornell Hotel de France
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for your review. Sorry for this late reply. We appreciate your kind words. We do our best to provide a great and safe experience to our guests. We hope to see you again in the future when we will be able to reopen. Stay healthy and happy New Year!
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C823MQsarahl wrote a review Oct 2020
Poulsbo, Washington25 contributions9 helpful votes
My 16yr old daughter and I came to San Francisco for a short 3 night getaway and what a wonderful time we had. From beginning to end Frank made our trip and stay wonderful! I was concerned about safety just in general and the location of the hotel feels extremely safe. The rooms were SPOTLESS and I mean SPOTLESS! Every morning our breakfast of warm croissants, orange , juice, yogurt and fresh fruit we’re waiting for us. We without question will stay here again and I encourage anyone who can to support this lovely local hotel!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Franck LEGRAND, General Manager at Cornell Hotel de France
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you very much for your review C823MQsarahl. Sorry for my late reply. It was my great pleasure to help you during your stay. It is always a pleasure to see big smiles on our guests' face. Thank you for your kindness during your stay. Please visit us when we reopen. Thank you for supporting small businesses like us. Happy New Year and stay safe and healthy! Franck
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nickkay69 wrote a review Oct 2020
Haverhill, United Kingdom46 contributions9 helpful votes
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This is a very old hotel with plenty of history, small rooms but very clean and great helpful staff. There is so much to do in San Fran I am guessing you will not be inside the hotel for long. This makes this hotel ideal, good price and great location for all you need to do durning your visit. Recommend Alcatraz, trip over the bridge to muir woods were you will find the biggest trees you have ever seen! Worth getting a pass for the big bus tour, we got a 2 day pass you can see so much on there and you can get on and off as many times as you want so like a free taxi once you have paid for the pass. You have to have a ride on the trams and a visit to the famous pier 39. Coit tower is worth a quick visit, Japanese tea gardens was cool and then there is Lombard street which you have to visit. Most of the places I have listed can be done by hopping on and off the big bus.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Franck LEGRAND, General Manager at Cornell Hotel de France
Responded Oct 12, 2020
Merci Nickkay69 for your review. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay in San Francisco. You stayed with us few months ago. Our beautiful city of San Francisco has been under shelter in place order since March 16th. The city is reopening little by little. Our hotel has been closed for 6 months (like a lot of hotels in SF). We reopened on September 14th we are happy to see our first visitors enjoying the sun in our parks. Some tourist places are still closed but they should reopen in few days. Our hotel is implementing new cleaning and safety protocols to protect the health and the safety of our guests and staff. We hope to see you again in the future, Stay healthy and best regards #BookdirectandSave #Ourgateisopen
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Camila0506 wrote a review Oct 2020
Fresno, California12 contributions15 helpful votes
I have stayed at this hotel about 8 times. I travel to San Francisco often for business and have stayed at many hotels. This is the best value by far for the location. The rooms are lovely and super clean. My recent stay was first since the pandemic. COVID19 protocols were followed carefully and I felt very safe.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Franck LEGRAND, General Manager at Cornell Hotel de France
Responded Oct 12, 2020
Hi Camila0506, Merci for staying with us few days ago. It was great to see you back at Cornell Hotel de France. On March 16th, you were one of our last guests before the shelter in place order came into effect and you were the first one to stay with us when we reopened. Thank you for your loyalty. We hope to see you again in the future. Best regards and stay healthy
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PRICE RANGE
$131 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
cornell hotel san francisco
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Downtown / Union Square
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cornell Hotel de France
Which popular attractions are close to Cornell Hotel de France?
Nearby attractions include San Francisco Playhouse (0.1 miles), Grace Cathedral (0.3 miles), and Biscuits and Blues (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cornell Hotel de France?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast buffet, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Cornell Hotel de France?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Cornell Hotel de France?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cornell Hotel de France?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tacorea, Lapisara Eatery, and Nob Hill Cafe.
Is Cornell Hotel de France located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of San Francisco.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cornell Hotel de France?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Cornell Hotel de France?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (2.7 miles), Golden Gate Bridge (4.3 miles), and City Lights Booksellers (0.5 miles).