Fairmont San Francisco
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4.5
#95 of 234 hotels in San Francisco
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
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Value
3.9
World-renowned, Fairmont San Francisco hotel presents an awe-inspiring picture of historic San Francisco. The grandeur of the hotel coupled with its reputation for impeccable service promises a truly memorable experience. Known for turning moments into memories for leisure and business travelers alike this luxury San Francisco hotel has been host to some of the most influential meetings and events, breathtaking weddings and personalized special occasions of the century. Fairmont San Francisco hotel provides accommodations that are a testament to luxury with 606 individually furnished and decorated guest rooms. The 62 elegant suites offer impressive views of the City and Bay. The hotel combines classic ambience with modern amenities. For business travelers, Fairmont San Francisco hotel accommodations features include a spacious work desk, multi-line telephone with voice-mail and High Speed Internet Access. Each of the hotel's spacious guest rooms and suites have been elegantly updated including flat screen TVs, luxury linen ensembles and pillow top beds. Several of Fairmont San Francisco’s most sought-after amenities are bundled into a daily Urban Experience Fee, eliminating multiple individual charges and providing a discounted value for services. Please visit our website for more information.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Wifi
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Walking tours
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid private parking nearby
Paid wifi
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Kids club
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun terrace
ATM on site
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Accor Hotels.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Harbor View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese

Location

950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108-6000
Getting there
Great for walkers
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San Francisco Intl Airport
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Powell St
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles5,127 reviews
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The Fairmont San Francisco hotel is celebrated for its stunning grandeur and prime location, offering guests easy access to nearby attractions and scenic views in a safe, clean area. While many travelers admire the hotel's festive atmosphere during holidays and commend its cleanliness, there is a consensus that rooms could benefit from modern updates to match the hotel's elegance. Guests have called out the high fees, reducing the overall perceived value, and have reported mixed experiences with service, ranging from professional to inattentive.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Traditional
Rooms
Dated
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Underwhelming

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AmericaOverEasy wrote a review Aug 2022
Newport, Australia349 contributions169 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I selected this hotel as it was perfectly-place for a Book Signing Event... My view of Alcatraz, San Francisco Bay and Beyond were nothing-short-of Spectacular. But where the 'Rubber Meets`the`Road' for me was in the service levels by the team who work here. Even the Bellman has a history to share-there! And that wonderful lass behind the front desk, 'pinkie-promised' not to tell a single soul about my leaving my ammenities kits at the last hotel! She kindly topped me up with toothbrush, shave gear and other items I'd left behind in my wake... I'm up at 5 am every day to write, and I set up my laptop-nest in the massive lobby, surrounded by fabulous memorabillia of the Hotel, it's famed guests and more...
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: The Higher you Go, the better The Show; 10th Floor was Tops
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Response from Spencer Mears, Guest Services / Front Office at Fairmont San Francisco
Responded Sep 8, 2022
Good day, Thank you so much for staying with us and for your helpful feedback! I am so happy that you enjoyed the history our hotel has to offer and that we were able to take good care of you during your visit. We look forward to seeing you next time and wish you safe travels until then
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MichiganderAbroad wrote a review Jan 2020
Ann Arbor, Michigan150 contributions149 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I really love the look of this hotel. It's got gorgeous common spaces, my room was HUGE for a city hotel, and there's an old world glam to the whole property. My bed was unusually firm for an American hotel, which I loved, and I was provided with fresh bottled water each night.

The one major downside is that it's not a ideal location if you enjoy walking on account of the epic SF hills. You've got great views, but plan on taking rideshare back from wherever you're coming from if you've had a long day at work or sightseeing. However, this wouldn't prevent me from returning or recommending this property.
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Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Iryce B wrote a review Jun 2021
Champaign, Illinois113 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful Edwardian hotel on the top of Nob Hill in a central San Francisco location. The lobby is gorgeous and the rooms are spacious, tastefully decorated, clean and quiet.

It’s a little pricey but we’re Fairmont members and we got a decent deal for our stay. It’s well worth the cost in any case.

The hotel was very well kitted out for Covid safety. Lots of hand sanitizers abounding in the entryway and lobby, and the spacious halls and public places made it easy to keep a safe social distance from other guests.

We had a lovely room overlooking the bay and Coit Tower. The decor was tasteful and calming. The room was extremely clean and the king bed was firm with really nice bedding and linens.

Tackling the hills was a bit of a challenge coming from Illinois but we soon got the hang of it. There are a surprising number of bistros nearby and the Ferry Building and Fisherman’s Wharf are only a mile or so away.

The staff was amazingly welcoming and helpful.

Highly recommended. We’ll be staying here again on our next visit.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Theresa K wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Checked in and went directly to our room to get changed for dinner. When we arrived at the room we found fruit, and a card for someone else. Also noted only soap in bathroom was a small used bar, and low on toilet paper. Immediately called front desk and was told that we could just throw the things out, that the cleaning staff missed our room. REALLY, I would think at $494 a nite we would get a clean room. We booked 3 rooms for a wedding at the Fairmont so we felt stuck in a overpriced used room. BTY the other 2 rooms booked at the same time for the same price were completely different. One was nice size with chandelier and window that opened the other same price room much smaller and just disappointing. We stated at the Fairmont in Seattle and LOVED it! This hotel gives Fairmont a bad name.
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Date of stay: December 2019
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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donald c wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is beautiful and in a perfect location. The front desk and auxiliary staff inside couldn’t have been nicer. The lovely woman who checked us in was super friendly and helpful. The hotel operator and house keeping/room service staff we perfect every time we needed anything. Since we were visiting during Covid spike we totally understood the precautions taken and had no issue with mask wearing and distancing. We specifically selected a higher end luxury style hotel because we knew we would be spending more than normal hours in our room and would be dependent upon a well trained helpful staff to make our visit more stress free There were a few issues during the weekend that definitely made our stay less enjoyable than we had expected. First, the biometric temperature device registered my temperature differently on each visit. 98.9 on checkin 99.0 later in day. 100.4 the following morning. 97.8 later that afternoon. And finally 101.4 at which point I stopped using the machine as it was causing unnecessary anxiety. I had just had a neg Covid test the day prior to leaving for San Francisco but the fluctuation in the device made me very anxious that my test was incorrect.
Secondly. I am very supportive of the film industry and realize that especially during these times the hotel really benefits from the presence of film crews. We were however made to feel like we were in the way and could tell that the crew was annoyed any time we tried to enter or exit the hotel. We were asked on several different occasions not to take pictures ( which, by the way, we had no interest in doing ). The bellman asked us every single time we tried to enter the building if we were registered guests. Overall we definitely felt that our presence was more of a nuisance than a welcome.
Uber drivers were unable to pick up or drop off in the front entrance area since all the surrounding streets were closed off for filming.
Our reservation was made at least a month in advance so I’m sure the hotel was well aware of the extensive scope of this location shoot when we made our plans and could have easily notified us about the potential issues we might run into prior to our booking. More of an effort to help us navigate the situation would have been appreciated. Telling us at check in what to expect and what changes were in store for the weekend surely would have prepared us for a more pleasant experience. We got nothing. No apology for the inconvenience. No explanation. Not even an acknowledgment that this was not business as usual for the hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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CAWinelover wrote a review Jan 2020
Pasadena, CA13 contributions34 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked the Fairmont for 3 nights in early November directly on their website. They offer a $200 Food and Beverage credit for $160 at the time of your booking. Great deal, right? Upon checkout, it was obvious that the total amount wasn't credited to my account. They used it for a Room Service charge of $86, but the rest was just...gone. It took me well over 3 weeks and 3 emails and 4 phone calls to finally get this billing issue resolved. It's pretty clear that they are hoping that most people won't notice. Afterwards, when I complained to Guest Services, they could have cared less and sent a half hearted apology letter. Your money is much better spent at the Ritz just down the street. We have stayed there several times and they exemplify customer service.
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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RR7 wrote a review Jan 2020
Dallas, Texas98 contributions105 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We typically use this location during the annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. As with all, they significantly raise rates and are sold out. I believe more due to availability than choice. The service is just terrible. Always late deliveries from room service regardless of how many times you call and verify. Every day is a new excuse or simply they make up answers. The rest of the property operates in chaos and service at every level would rate a “D” at best. Of course no one in a management level is available and you stay on the phone endlessly.
Perhaps they are decent in “non peak” times but for major events there are better operated properties. If you are stuck here for an event then be prepared to pay 2X or 3X normal and be in chaos at best. Value for your money is not a positive.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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illequis wrote a review Jan 2020
Mississauga, Canada164 contributions86 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent three nights leading up to Christmas at the Fairmont. Absolutely fabulous experience from check in thru check out.

First, the lobby decorations for the holidays are extremely impressive. Children and adults alike were delighted with the variety of activities. Staff were always welcoming and engaging, and always pleasant no matter how many times they answered the same tourist questions.

Ordered room service one night. On time, well served and a great way to end the evening. We did, however, experience an issue with another guest being loud and obnoxious who responded to our requests for some quiet by banging or kicking on our doors close to midnight. A quick call to security completely resolved the matter, and although the behaviour of their guests is unpredictable, the fast and firm matter in which it was resolved provided a high level of comfort.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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ads264 wrote a review Jan 2020
Lima, Peru64 contributions62 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This was supposed to be a business trip in a top hotel. Everything started as expected during check-in. i told them that because of a confusion i had 2 bookings on consecutive days and wanted to stay at the same room and not have to change rooms. A very nice guy helped me and told me not to worry. he also told me that my room was not ready but they could send me an SMS to inform when ready. This never happened; luckily i had a lot to do in the city and could work somewhere else.
Next day was terrible. I stayed working in my room the whole morning, when someone knocked the door and was surprised when i said i wasn´t leaving that day because my check-out was in 2 days. 2 hours later, another person with same question. Mid afternoon again, another person knocked the door with the same question, told the same and said it was ok. Then a 4th person came, i was having a nap. He woke me up because he was bringing fruit and water that i never asked for. My nap is far more important than a bowl of fruit and water.
The next day i complained about that at front desk and they were surprised when i started arguing, she checked, found out what happened and told me that i should have come downstairs to check in again. I would certainly have done that if told at check-in and would have had a better time, but was never told. Not an apology from anybody.
The fitness center has a cost. Nobody told me that, even though i asked where to go running and they recommended me to go to the gym.
According to my experience the staff should require more training to give an experience according to the price i was paying to stay there. And please invest in a CRM; had you have one, you could have avoided this situation.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled on business
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TONYDIVER1 wrote a review Jan 2020
Suffolk, United Kingdom198 contributions124 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is in a great location and the building is very Grand but we have stayed at Fairmont Banff and Vancouver this year and we’re a bit disappointed overall.

Our room was very tired looking and could do with a refresh, despite the bathroom being huge there was no walk in shower or heating.
The food in the hotel was good, despite being Christmas we had no problems getting seats, customer service was good.
The Christmas atmosphere was very welcoming in the hotel lobby and everyone was very friendly
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Answer from PrpleAce
Los Angeles, California147 contributions41 helpful votes
I did NOT use the laundry… sorry for the typo in the last entry!
Answer from BobbyD6363
San Diego, California1,522 contribution158 helpful votes
It was a la carte when we visited
Greg D asked a question Nov 2022
DeLand, Florida35 contributions4 helpful votes
Coffee service in the room?
Answer from Jacqueline G
TEXAS3 contributions
Yes Nespresso
Sarah G asked a question Aug 2022
Accrington, United Kingdom21 contributions25 helpful votes
What does it mean by 'Exterior Room'?
Answer from Tina Montinola
Makati, Philippines446 contributions55 helpful votes
Its one of the types of room the hotel offers, The Fairmont Exterior Room has either a Fairmont King or Fairmont Queen bed
Billie Jo T asked a question Jul 2022
Pennington, New Jersey40 contributions2 helpful votes
Whats the difference between tower & tradition building/rooms?
Answer from IS
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Tower are considered "higher end" (was offered to me as a "complementary upgrade" to the room I booked)
Carolyn A wrote a tip May 21
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Colder than you think in San Francisco "
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Antonio C wrote a tip May 15
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Goto the Regis "
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mezz0v0ce wrote a tip Apr 2024
Denver, Colorado31 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Even a 2-3 block walk is a major undertaking being up on the hill!"
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Kapricca wrote a tip Apr 2024
White Plains, New York256 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pay for the upgrade with a view."
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Liam56 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Edinburgh, United Kingdom16 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bear in end that the bar closes early: 10 pm most nights (11 pm Fridays and maybe also Saturdays)"
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$319 - $461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
606
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairmont San Francisco
Which popular attractions are close to Fairmont San Francisco?
Nearby attractions include San Francisco Playhouse (0.3 miles), Cable Car Museum (0.2 miles), and Grace Cathedral (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fairmont San Francisco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Fairmont San Francisco?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Fairmont San Francisco?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Fairmont San Francisco?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fairmont San Francisco?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nob Hill Cafe, Akiko's Sushi Bar and Restaurant, and Bouche.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fairmont San Francisco?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center, fitness classes, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Fairmont San Francisco have airport transportation?
Yes, Fairmont San Francisco offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Fairmont San Francisco located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of San Francisco.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fairmont San Francisco?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Fairmont San Francisco?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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