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Fairmont San Francisco
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

We have stayed before at this historic hotel that has recently been gorgeously redecorated. We enjoyed a beautiful tower room overlooking The Bay and Alcatraz. We were both comfortable and located perfectly for cable cars and Chinatown excursions. The first nite we hit the Tonga Room for their buffet and drinks--what can I say except we felt like we were back in the Polynesian 70s! We really appreciated the opportunity to make coffee in the room in the morning with a Keurig maker. I am not sure when guests at higher end hotels quit being thought of as "guests" and this option was taken away, but a great cup of coffee and newspaper immediately in the morning is a most pleasant way to begin a day. Thanks Fairmont! Hotel service from check in to conceirge was always good with the exception of getting a bellman and luggage cart on departure--after 20 minutes and two phone calls we schlepped the bags ourselves to get to the airport.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. We welcome all guest feedback but are particularly pleased to hear from such a seasoned traveler as yourself. As you mentioned amenities such as in-room coffee makers are often an overlooked luxury, so I'm pleased to hear you appreciated it. I'm also happy to hear you enjoyed Tonga Room as it is one of a kind and a not to be missed San Francisco institution. Thanks again for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you again to The Fairmont.
Sincerely,
Lucas Schumacher

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Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I've visited Fairmont SF several times before and have always been a fan of the classic Fairmont, grand feel of the hotel along with it's central location in the city. I was delightfully surprised, however, on my recent stay when I walked down my room hallway to see a fresh new color scheme that still felt quite familiar. Upon entering the room I realized I was viewing many new touches including a slightly bolder and modern desk and dresser, classy yet current lamps and a crisp new light gray color scheme.
I am very impressed with the upgrades to this historic property and look forward to my next visit.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2014

Thank you for your extremely kind words about the hotel and for being such a loyal Fairmont guest! As you mentioned we have completed a complete guestroom renovation and the new modern room decor is a perfect match for the Old World luxury the property is known for. Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to the City.
Sincerely,
Lucas Schumacher

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Reviewed July 1, 2014

Beautiful hotel in great location. Amenities are excellent, comfortable beds, quiet rooms in Tower. Good recommendations from hotel staff for neighborhood restaurants. We celebrated our daughter's 8th birthday here and they made it special.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stayed at the Fairmont SF during Christmas time. It was one of the most beautiful lobbies I have ever see during Christmas time. They had wonderful decorations and a life size gingerbread house. The staff was very friendly and we had a very clean room. Our room was almost double the size of other rooms we have had in SF. We had a great view and would definitely stay here again. The location is only 3 blocks walk from Union Square!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2014

Thank you for commenting on your recent stay with us. I'm thrilled to hear you were able to visit us during Christmas. The holidays are a truly magical time at the hotel and one of the most recognizable traditions in the City. You may or may not know that we have recently completed a complete guestroom renovation. We feel the more modern decor is a perfect match for the historic luxury we are known for. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you again in the near future.
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Lucas Schumacher

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Reviewed July 1, 2014

We spent two nights there whilst visiting our Grandson. It was an amazing building, so beautifully kept, has not lost any charm which must have been there for many years. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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