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Cornell Hotel de France
Ranked #25 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
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“Totally Charming!”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

An amazing stay in a beautiful city. Right from the start we had a great welcome and helpful assistance provided by Jose. The breakfast was served by cheerful efficient staff and the rooms were always clean. The French theme throughout the hotel created a wonderful ambience. This hotel is reasonably priced and situated in a convenient part of San Francisco. Much enjoyed! :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lyon, France
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

This is the 4th time I come to Cornell hotel and it is always with the same pleasure that I found the place and the friendly staff. The location is very central, allowing to furrow the city easily. The public transports are nearby (Powell Station, Cable cars). At Cornell Hotel, I find myself in a little charming corner of France : the French owners are very nice and welcoming, the design is lovely and food is excellent (special tribute to Titou, the basque cook!). I loved my room which was very clean, well equipped, spacious and bright (5th floor). The wireless network works very well.
I warmly recommand this hotel !

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

A truly great hotel. I've been staying here for about 20 years and it's always been a superb experience. The staff, from the reception right on through are friendly, courteous and helpful. The restaurant is one of the best in California. Well chosen and prepared food, courteous and friendly service and impeccable meals. The rooms are clean and well appointed. The location, near Nob Hill, is convenient for me and the cable car is within a few steps of the front door. When I go to San Francisco it is the only hotel I consider. I've stayed in others (before I found Cornell) but this one beats them all.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Staying at Cornell Hotel de France on Bush Street in San Francisco added to the "charm" of our visit to this exciting city. The Cornell Hotel de France was decorated beautifully in oil paintings and even had oil pictures painted on the doors of each room and doorway. It was charming!!! Every floor featured the art work of a different French artist. Our room was big enough for two, cozy, and comfortable even with the antique bathtub which made the Hotel authenic and such a departure from the motels we usually stay in.

Room Tip: I think all the rooms are good. Very nearby is a theatre that I wish we had noticed sooner.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Bronxville, New York, United States
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Being that I researched and booked the hotel via surfing the net, I had trepidations of what the hotel would actually be like. I was delighted with the accommodations , staff, food, location and everything else that the hotel implies. I will return to San Francisco for an annual conference and plan on lodging at Cornell Hotel de France every time.

Room Tip: 6th floor that faced the street, quite and clean.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Sturgis, South Dakota, United States
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

We stayed here at the end of August. It has a great location and the trolley is within only a few steps. The rooms are uniquely decorated and very cozy with a European flair. Breakfast is served in the lower level, was very good and the staff very friendly. We would highly recommend the Cornell~perfect location!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

We met friends in San Francisco and staying at the Cornell made the week so special. The paintings decorating every inch were charming and every staff member from the office to the wait staff became our friends for the week. We will recommend this place to everyone we know! The location was perfect.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Property: Cornell Hotel de France
Address: 715 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108-3402
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#7 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#10 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#25 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cornell Hotel de France 3.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 free 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. ... more   less 
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