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Fairmont San Francisco

950 Mason St. | San Francisco, CA 94108-6000  [SEE MAP]San Francisco, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Cable car stops right outside of the hotel
This hotel charges an expensive daily destination fee
You know the Tony Bennett song, "I Left my Heart in San Francisco"? Well, he first sang it at this Nob Hill Fairmont property in 1962. Guests who opt to stay at the Fairmont San Francisco quickly realize how leaving one's heart here can be an easy thing to do. The hotel's lobby – with its towering columns, velvet furnishings and gilded accents – provides the backdrop to many a family photo op, and the customer service staff earns constant praise from visitors for treating guests like royalty. The accommodations here aren't quite as opulent, but they do offer excellent views of the San Francisco skyline or the San Francisco Bay, plus amenities like minibars, plush bathrobes, Smart TVs and coffee makers. The $30 daily urban experience fee also covers additional room perks, such as Wi-Fi access and bottles of water. What's more, members of AccorHotels' rewards program can earn and use points during their stays. Outside the rooms, guests will find an herb garden with beehives, which provide the honey used in the on-site restaurants. The Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar serves Polynesian-inspired fare in a family-friendly dining room known for its tiki aesthetic and weather-related audiovisual effects. And at the Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar, patrons can savor California coastal cuisine featuring sustainable products from local farmers and ranchers. For those who'd rather dine off-site, there's a trolley stop situated right outside the property.
You know the Tony Bennett song, "I Left my Heart in San Francisco"? Well, he first sang it at this Nob Hill Fairmont property in 1962. Guests who opt to stay at the Fairmont San Francisco quickly realize how leaving one's heart here can be an easy thing to do. The hotel's lobby – with its towering columns, velvet furnishings and gilded accents – provides the backdrop to many a family photo op, and the customer service staff earns constant praise from visitors for treating guests like royalty. The accommodations here aren't quite as opulent, but they do offer excellent views of the San Francisco skyline or the San Francisco Bay, plus amenities like minibars, plush bathrobes, Smart TVs and coffee makers. The $30 daily urban experience fee also covers additional room perks, such as Wi-Fi access and bottles of water. What's more, members of AccorHotels' rewards program can earn and use points during their stays. Outside the rooms, guests will find an herb garden with beehives, which provide the honey used in the on-site restaurants. The Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar serves Polynesian-inspired fare in a family-friendly dining room known for its tiki aesthetic and weather-related audiovisual effects. And at the Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar, patrons can savor California coastal cuisine featuring sustainable products from local farmers and ranchers. For those who'd rather dine off-site, there's a trolley stop situated right outside the property.
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Location
San Francisco, CA
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Hotel, 606 rooms
Primary View
City center, Bay
Style
Traditional, Opulent, Historic

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  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2020

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Located on a hilltop crest in Nob Hill, the Fairmont offers outstanding views in a luxury environment.

Located on a hilltop crest in Nob Hill, the Fairmont offers outstanding views in a luxury environment.

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Heads of state choose the Fairmont, whose magnificent lobby is decked out with crystal chandeliers, marble floors and towering yellow-marble columns. Notwithstanding the opulent presidential suite, rooms have traditional business-class furnishings and lack the finer details of top-end luxury hotels. Still, few addresses compare. For old-fashioned character, reserve in the original 1906 building; for jaw-dropping views, go for the tower.

Heads of state choose the Fairmont, whose magnificent lobby is decked out with crystal chandeliers, marble floors and towering yellow-marble columns. Notwithstanding the opulent presidential suite, rooms have traditional business-class furnishings and lack the finer details of top-end luxury hotels. Still, few addresses compare. For old-fashioned character, reserve in the original 1906 building; for jaw-dropping views, go for the tower.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2020

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 4627 have reviewed the Fairmont San Francisco, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4627 reviews 4.5 (based on 4627 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The Fairmont San Francisco's guest rooms and suites exude simple elegance. Adorned in light browns and whites with black accents, all accommodations feature large windows with views of the city or bay and amenities like Smart TVs, minibars and coffee makers. The marble bathrooms feature separate tubs and showers.
  • Daily urban experience fee covers in-room Wi-Fi access, local phone calls and bottled water
Nightly resort fee$30

Standard room size370 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Sitting atop Nob Hill, the Fairmont is one block east of Huntington Park and sits near various restaurants and bars. It is also less than three blocks west of the city's Chinatown. To get to other areas of San Francisco, guests can take the Powell/Mason Cable Car, which stops right in front of the hotel.
  • Around 15 miles north of San Francisco International Airport; approximately 20 miles northwest of Oakland International Airport
  • Daily destination fee covers use of property's house car within a 2-mile radius
  • The Ferry Building Marketplace can be found about a mile east
  • 24-hour valet parking ($76.38)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

This Fairmont outpost is home to two restaurants. The Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar is set up as a tropical rainforest and features Polynesian-inspired cuisine and tiki decor. Meanwhile, the Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar is a fine dining venue that serves California coastal cuisine showcasing ingredients from local farmers and ranchers. Both eateries incorporate honey made in the on-site herb garden's beehives into their dishes.
  • Happy hour specials at Laurel Court on weekdays
  • Room service available 24 hours a day

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Spa

The on-site fitness facility houses a small spa with two saunas and two steam rooms. Guests can enjoy a custom massage in a private room, acupuncture treatments, nutrition counseling and care from a professional chiropractor.

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna

    Kids

    There is no on-site kids club, but the hotel partners with the Bay Area Child-Care Agency to provide childcare. Rates start at $25 an hour with a four-hour minimum.
    • On-site Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar is a popular local eatery for families
    • Free loaner bicycles
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs

    Fitness

    Live Fit Gym & Wellness Spa is the hotel's fitness center, located on the Terrace Level. The facility houses standard exercise equipment like treadmills, strength-training machines and free weights, as well as locker rooms and private men's and women's steam rooms and saunas.
    • Fitness center open Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
    • Daily yoga, Pilates, aerobics, cardio and stretching classes (charges apply)
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

    Business

    The hotel famously hosted the 1945 meeting where the Charter of the United Nations was drafted. With a total of 72,000 square feet of event space to choose from, the property can cater to any kind of business function for up to 2,300 people. The hotel also offers sustainable meeting options.
    • Audiovisual capabilities
    • Several spaces feature crystal chandeliers and unique details like arches and fireplaces

    Number of meeting rooms21

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Pets

    The Fairmont welcomes pets for a fee of $75 per day. Pets are not allowed to be left unattended in rooms; guests who violate the rule will be charged $250.
    • Dogs must be on leash at all times
    • Pets allowed (with fee)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting

    Wedding

    Couples can choose from numerous event spaces for wedding-related events, including a ballroom, rooms with views of the bay and gardens that look out on the city. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 970 guests for seated receptions.
    • Wedding packages
    • Terrace Room's attached outdoor space can host banquet-style receptions for up to 430 people

    Maximum wedding guest capacity970

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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