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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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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 recent visitors who say they were treated like royalty. The guest rooms here aren't quite as opulent, but they do offer excellent views of the San Francisco Bay and amenities such as pillow-top beds, Frette linens and Keurig coffee makers. Guests of the Fairmont are also welcome to take advantage of the on-site spa and health club before sitting down to dinner at the Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar (for Asian cuisine) or the Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar (for fresh seafood). Visitors can also get around downtown San Francisco easily during their vacations here, as a trolley stops right outside the property.
San Francisco, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 606 rooms
Primary View
City center, Bay
Traditional, Opulent, Historic



  • 5.0Hotel Class


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

Lonely Planet


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.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 4612 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 4612 reviews 4.5 (based on 4612 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The newly renovated rooms at the Fairmont San Francisco exude simple elegance. Adorned in light browns and whites with black accents, many of the rooms feature balconies or large windows with views of the city or the bay and amenities like flat-screen TVs, pillow-top mattresses and coffee makers. Renovated marble bathrooms feature separate tubs and showers.
  • Wi-Fi is included in $30 daily destination fee
Nightly resort fee$30

Standard room size325 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 is near various restaurants and bars. It is also less than three blocks west of the city's Chinatown. To get other areas of San Francisco, guests can take the Powell/Mason Cable Car, which stops right in front of the hotel.
  • Around 15 miles south to the San Francisco International Airport
  • About 5 miles northwest to the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Ferry Building Marketplace around 1 mile east
  • 24-hour valet parking ($74.10)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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


The hotel offers three distinct eateries. The Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar is set up as a tropical rainforest and features Asian cuisine. The Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar is a fine dining experience, serving a selection of fresh seafood and local craft beers.
  • Afternoon tea at the Fairmont offered on the weekends
  • 24-hour room service available
  • The restaurants use the hotel's private herb garden and make their own honey

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAsian, American

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


The full-service spa is located within the fitness facility. Guests can enjoy a custom massage in a private room, aromatherapy treatments and care from a professional skincare technician.

    Services offered:

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


    There is no 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.
    • Childrens menus at restaurants
    • Bicycle rentals included in destination fee
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    Live Fit Gym & Wellness is the hotel's fitness center, located on the Terrace Level. The facility includes the 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.
    • Day lockers, towels and spa toiletries
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    The hotel famously hosted the 1945 meeting where the Charter of the United Nations was drafted. With a total of 72,000 square feet and dozens of meeting rooms to choose from, the property can cater to any kind of event for up to 2,300. The hotel also offers sustainable meeting options, for those who want to help keep the planet clean during their stay.
    • Audiovisual capabilities
    • Event Technology Concierge Service

    Number of meeting rooms22

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


    The Fairmont welcomes pets, and charges a fee of $75 per day. Pets are not allowed to be left in the room unattended; 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


    Couples have numerous event spaces to choose from for their special day, including multiple ballrooms, rooms with views of the bay and gardens that look out on the city. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 970 for a seated reception.
    • Wedding packages available
    • Outdoor space available on the Terrace that can accommodate up to 430 guests

    Maximum wedding guest capacity970

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

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