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Reviewed 10 June 2015

The Fairmont in San Francisco was a gorgeous place to stay. My wife and I had a breathtaking, romantic view of the bay from the twenty-third floor. The room was very nice, the staff was friendly and the amenities wonderful. As with all businesses, you must make sure your arranged plans are honored when checking in as there were a...

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. I'm thrilled to hear you and your wife had such a nice visit and enjoyed the stunning views from the tower. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you again in the future. Sincerely, Lucas Schumacher

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Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

Great room with a great view of the bay. Spent a Tuesday night and had dinner in the Laurel Court Bar Downstairs. It was basketball finals and the lounge was busy. My waiter,Oscar was awesome. He was attentive and made a special effort to make sure I had a great experience. My Caesar salad with chicken was perfect --light dressing...

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

We aim to turn moments into memories for our guests and it sounds like Oscar did just that! I'm thrilled to hear of your interaction with him and will be sure to share your kind words with the staff. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you again in the near future. Sincerely, Lucas Schumacher

Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

Lovely position above San Francisco, very welcoming hotel, staff very friendly and yet not over the top. Lovely old charm feel hotel with all you expect from that class of hotel. Great views from roof top bar, Tonga themed restaurant downstairs ok but not my personal preference as I like to go out and explore, obviously the seafront piers are...

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I'm pleased to hear you had such a pleasant stay and enjoy the hotel's central location atop Nob Hill. I'm also happy you received wonderful service as that can separate a good stay from a great one. Thanks again and we look forward to your return. Sincerely, Lucas Schumacher

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

We loved our stay at The Fairmont. The public areas are very comfortable and our room was lovely. Despite being a large busy hotel with conferences going on the staff were all charming, helpful and made us welcome. The conferences were kept separate and didn't affect the hotel ambience. A lovely well run hotel with great staff. The siting of...

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about the hotel. As we pride ourselves on delivering excellent service, I'm pleased to hear of your interactions with the staff. Thanks again and we look forward to your return. Sincerely, Lucas Schumacher

Seattle
Reviewed 8 June 2015

The bad: The Fairmont is not a really current hotel. Its nice and has some updates but the rooms have zero sound dampening between them, hvac if present is dated and I just cant find out where to control it. Its loud in the rooms. Like very loud. As I write this I can hear the tv through the wall...

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Reviewed 8 June 2015

We were on the 22nd floor. The views were just stunning. The bathroom is palatial and the room large and well appointed. The service was outstanding including a private tour of the Tonga Room by an assistant manager. Try to got to the Tonga room at happy hour. All you can eat buffet for $10, drinks for $9 and a...

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

I'm pleased to hear you had such a great stay with us and enjoyed the stunning views from the tower. I'm sure it was a nice treat to have the tour of the world-famous Tonga Room. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you again in the future. Sincerely, Lucas Schumacher

Ellicott City
Reviewed 8 June 2015

The Fairmont in San Francisco is a beautiful hotel. The rooms are large and very comfortable. I had a walk in closet which was wonderful. I could put my suitcase in there and hang up all my clothes and spread out. Then I could close the closet door and not look at the mess I made. I also was able...

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words about the hotel. It sounds like you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the spaciousness of the historic main building rooms. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you again in the near future. Sincerely, Lucas Schumacher

New York, NY
Reviewed 7 June 2015

The Fairmont's perfect location on Nob Hill and its grand exterior and palatial lobby are all brimming with historical elegance, but it seems to be a paper palace. I stayed in three different rooms, all well-appointed, but in each of them I could hear everything from my neighbors' conversations to sneezes and even snoring as if it were sharing a...

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Reviewed 7 June 2015

My wife and I were on our Silver Wedding trip and this hotel was recommended to us by Trailfinders. and what a place the staff were all really helpful and went out of their way to ensure that our stay was first class. The food in the bar was top quality. the room was clean and big and bright and...

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. I'm thrilled to hear you and your wife had such a nice silver wedding visit! Thanks again for your kind words and we hope to welcome you again in the future. Sincerely, Lucas Schumacher

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 6 June 2015

All in all not a great experience. We were upgraded to a suite in the main building with a lovely balcony, but the view was pretty bad overlooking AC units. The bathroom has nice amenities, but the shower was in the bathtub with a very low shower head (I could not stand up straight underneath it and I am 1.78m)...

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FairmontSF, Online Marketing Manager at Fairmont San Francisco, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear your stay with us was not a more pleasant one. I apologize for the dirtiness of your shower curtain and the issue with your room service. Thanks for your feedback and we hope you would consider returning and allowing us the opportunity to make your next stay better than your last one. Sincerely, Lucas Schumacher

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Staying in Nob Hill

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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World-renowned, Fairmont San Francisco hotel presents an awe-inspiring picture of historic San Francisco. The grandeur of the hotel coupled with its reputation for impeccable service promises a truly memorable experience. Known for turning moments into memories for leisure and business travelers alike this luxury San Francisco hotel has been host to some of the most influential meetings and events, breathtaking weddings and personalized special occasions of the century. Fairmont San Francisco hotel provides accommodations that are a testament to luxury with 592 individually furnished and decorated guest rooms. The 62 elegant suites offer impressive views of the City and Bay. The hotel combines classic ambience with modern amenities. For business travelers, Fairmont San Francisco hotel accommodations features include a spacious work desk, multi-line telephone with voice-mail and High Speed Internet Access. Each of the hotel's spacious guest rooms and suites have been elegantly updated including flat screen TVs, luxury linen ensembles and pillow top beds. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fairmont San Francisco

Address: 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108-6000
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Nob Hill
Price Range: $379 - $965 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont San Francisco 5*
Number of rooms: 592
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Also Known As:
The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel San Francisco
Fairmont Hotel San Francisco
San Francisco Fairmont
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in San Francisco
#9 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#13 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#14 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#21 Green Hotel in San Francisco
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