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Kelowna, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a gorgeous hotel! Historic spot on Knob hill, you can walk to many attractions or hop on a trolley. Stay in one of the towers if possible, newer rooms. So much fun to go to happy hour at the Tiki Bar! Staff are great, the bellman are especially helpful. We will be back.

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I have stayed in many world class hotels all over the world, and the Fairmont San Francisco is easily my favorite. The lobby at Christmas time is gorgeous, the breakfast buffet is scrumptious, the hotel bar has amazing complimentary snacks, the Tonga Room is the funnest restaurant hotel you'll ever eat at, and the service is beyond compare. And if... More 

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ALLEN
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The Fairmont is one of the greatest icons of San Francisco and it truly lives up to the name. The beds, the service, the food, the location - you just cannot stay in a better place. The bed is prob the best bed you will ever sleep in. The service and the staff are the definition of customer service. The... More 

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Fresno
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Very knowledgeable staff regarding the city, safe and secure stay, close to all transportation to make sight seeing easy. Close to many of the attractions, within walking distance, close to the Orpheus, Curran and opera.

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Frankfort, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great hotel with a great staff and a great buffet breakfast. The hotel is pricey, to be sure, but you get a pretty big bang for your buck. There's a Tahitian themed dining room (can't remember the name right now) which is greatly overrated: the food is only OK and very expensive. Would not go back there.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Fairmont is a spectacular piece of San Francisco history. Rooms are elegant and modernly adorned. Location is on Nob Hill with excellent vistas of the Bay. The Christmas decorations are over the top, most notably the real & lifesized gingerbread house. Service is exceptional. Only caveat is that parking isnt cheap. Hotel parking was crazy expensive (If I recall... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While visiting San Francisco, local friends suggested we meet in the lobby of the Fairmont, and were amazed by the wonderful Christmas tree in the lobby and the Ginger bread House! It is a gorgeous display and made more fun by the fact that the Gingerbreat House is made of real gingerbread, so children could bite off a piece and... More 

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El Pescadero, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Fairmont Hotel is amazing. Their Christmas display is second to none, and it is a must-see in San Francisco during the holiday season. Unfortunately, as a guest, it makes the lobby like Disneyland. We checked in on the day the Gingerbread House opened, and there were rugrats everywhere. Additionally, The Fairmont is dog-friendly, so there were dogs all over... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had great expectations, it was good, but it wasn't amazing. The rooms just felt a little tired. The hotel is on top on nob hill, the walk isn't for the faint hearted. Overall a good location for exploring, I got it for a good price so overall happy.

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Director at Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for kind review of the hotel. We're pleased you found the hotel beautiful but can appreciate your preference for a more contemporary decor. Thanks again for your review and we hope to welcome you again in the future. Sincerely, Lucas More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our Fairmont experience was a bit confused. Some parts were fantastic, with others ordinary at best. First the fantastic - our room,316, was perfection. It is obviously recently refurbished and is immaculately furnished, with beautiful furniture and gorgeous light fittings. It also has a huge wardrobe/dressing room. The bed is probably the most comfortable we have ever slept in, and... More 

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Director at Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for commenting on your recent stay with us. While I'm pleased to hear your stay was great overall, I'm sorry for some of the challenges you experienced. As we pride ourselves on service, I'm disappointed to hear the lack of service you received from the restaurant staff. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to have... More 

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Staying in Nob Hill

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 592 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fairmont San Francisco

Address: 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Nob Hill
Price Range: $219 - $676 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont San Francisco 5*
Number of rooms: 592
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Also Known As:
The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel San Francisco
Fairmont Hotel San Francisco
San Francisco Fairmont
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#6 Spa Hotel in San Francisco
#9 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#13 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#13 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#22 Green Hotel in San Francisco
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“towers are best”
 of 5 bubbles Praia1, yesterday | Read review
“Situated on a corner, you want to get a corner room for the best views of the city”
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“We were in a tower room on the 11th floor. Our room had an expansive bay view, from the Golden Gate Bridge to Treasure Island.”
 of 5 bubbles FancyCoco, 2 days ago | Read review
“They are all nice”
 of 5 bubbles sharmahonda, 4 days ago | Read review
“avoid rooms looking for the interior”
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