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“Great Location” 5 of 5 stars
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Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
Ranked #43 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
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Birmingham, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

If you want true throw back hotel as far as location, service, cleanliness...and can afford it, look no further.
This hotel is within walking distance to everything important in SF...
Food is very good, but if you are like me and after long days of meetings and contacts you've got to get out...this is you home away from home...every great restaurant is withing 2 miles and the waterfront...simple cab ride...the best

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We had a lovely 8 nights here and our family enjoyed the location, extra space of a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment and the breakfasts included each morning.

All the staff were lovely and helpful; the small inclusions like umbrellas available for when it rained were appreciated.

If we were to visit San Francisco again we would return.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We loved everything about this place. We spent three nights there at the end of our honeymoon and it could not have been a more pleasant experience. The staff were helpful but not intrusive. The room (upgraded to a 2-bedroom suite) was very spacious, extremely tastefully decorated (if you like the modern aesthetic) and very well equipped (comfortable beds, washer and dryer, whcih came in handy at the end of a 4 week trip). The hotel far exceeded our expectations and really outshone all the other places we stayed on our trip (most surprisingly the Four Seasons Santa Barbara, which was average by comaprison). Would and will definitely recommend.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite for 3 nights in between stays in Monterey and Napa. This was by far our favorite hotel. Everything was first class. The suite was modern and beautiful. Staff was very attentive, breakfast buffet outstanding. The location was extremely convenient to the wharf. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This spot is ideally located......beautiful property.
We couldn't get a bay view or balcony in our unit, which would have been fantastic. Highly recommend this hotel.
They have a car service that can basically take you anywhere in San Fran, and they will pick up and bring you back as well. Wish they had a restaurant or Bar on premises but there is a fair number of places around there.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We stayed here for the first part of our honeymoon and I’m really disappointed to be writing this review as I had gone with high hopes from previous reviews. The hotel is just in the wrong place, the location is really not good at all, felt like quite a tacky, touristy area, full of terrible restaurants. San Francisco is meant to be known for having amazing restaurants but the restaurants in this area are just awful. If you want decent food you really need a taxi to get there. Staff were friendly, apartment was nice enough, clean, spacious, has amazing views of the Alcatraz, comfortable bed, the house car was handy, but there were things about the hotel that were a bit disappointing for being $849 per night , for example there was no bath which was quite disappointing after sitting on a 10 hour flight to get there. The shower was terrible there was only a trickle of water coming out of it. Also we had a bay view residence but did not have the balcony I had expected. Just a few things like this, the hotel didn’t quite cut it for us.

Breakfast was good but it was very busy, sometimes quite hard to get a table as there is not much room. We enjoyed the wine tasting a couple of evenings.

If we ever end up in San Francisco again I will be looking for a hotel in a different area of the city.

We did The Real S.F. Tour which was a walking tour, it was fantastic and I can definitely recommend.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed staying at this hotel. Our apartment was huge and well appointed. We were city side on the street level but were never bothered by noise, in fact it was very quiet. The town car was often available. We didn't attend the wine and cheese at all. We were happy with the breakfast; bagels, fruit, porridge. The room did get overfull a few times however and more tables are needed. One of the things that we enjoyed most however were the access to the hotel's BMW mountain bikes (trip across bridge up to Mill Valley as well as just to get around the local area or into the city). The bikes were well maintained, unlike some of the bikes available for hire. We also liked the location for it's proximity to parklands and the waterfront, while being sufficiently away from the more touristy Fisherman's wharf area. The Marina and North beach areas were both within a few kilometres and full of great restaurants. We would definitely recommend staying here.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
Address: 900 North Point Street, Suite D100, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Fisherman’s Wharf
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#14 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#26 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#32 Green Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square 5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The cornerstone of Ghirardelli Square, Ghirardelli’s illustrious chocolate factory, has been reinvented as Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square. Our San Francisco residences allow you to experience one of the city’s most precious jewels in a new and intimate way. Offering one, two, and three bedroom luxury residences in San Francisco, Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square affords you all the comforts of home with the world class service of Fairmont that today’s discerning travelers have come to expect. ... more   less 
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