Fairmont San Francisco

Nob Hill, San Francisco

Virgin rating

The hotel

Fairmont San Francisco embodies the grandeur of this historic city. It effortlessly combines impeccable service with luxurious rooms and top-notch facilities. As it’s set high atop Nob Hill, you’ll enjoy great city views and can practically hop on the cable cars from outside the hotel. When it comes to eating, you’ll find some delicious local food at the hotel’s three restaurants. Why not treat yourself to traditional afternoon tea at the weekend or visit The Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar for, apparently, the best Mai Tai in the city.

Amenities

  • Babysitting service
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Valet parking
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

The Fairmont is located at the only spot in San Francisco where each of the city's cable car lines meet. Centrally located for Fisherman's Wharf, the Financial District and Union Square.

Hotel information

606 elegant rooms on 23 floors in 2 building with 7 lifts. All with air-conditioning, flat-screen TV with pay-per-view films, WiFi*, telephone, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, and bathrobes. Fairmont Rooms with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Fairmont Exterior Rooms with views of Nob Hill neighbourhood offer 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Fairmont Deluxe Rooms are located in the more contemporary tower building with views of Nob Hill with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Fairmont Signature Rooms are located on the highest floors of the tower with views of the bay with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Laurel Court Restaurant and Bar (authentic local cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and weekend afternoon teas). The Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar (open for dinner Wed–Sat). Cirque Bar (Grab & Go Breakfast). Live Fit Gym and Wellness Spa* (sauna, steam room, massage and fitness classes). Room service*. 24-hour laundry service*. Babysitting service*. Valet parking $85.50 inclusive of tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beat-up facility , need a major renovation

Jul 16, 2024 Culture32192922929 Los Gatos, California

Fremont has lost its glory. It needs a major renovation . Staff is “tired” and simply don’t “care”. Overpriced food and beverages … a small bag of chips $17:00… a cup of coffee $18.00… overnight parking $88.00 + taxes Long line for check in. Waited 10 minutes at the check out counter but nobody was there so I just left.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A wonderful place.

Jul 15, 2024 Julie D San Francisco, California

I'm up at 5 am every day to write, and I set up my laptop-nest in the lobby, surrounded by fabulous memorabilia of the Hotel. My favorite part of the hotel in the outdoor courtyard in the back of the hotel. My youngest was super excited how with every room service delivery (we utilized it multiple times per day) upon arriving, they would set our… Read more
I'm up at 5 am every day to write, and I set up my laptop-nest in the lobby, surrounded by fabulous memorabilia of the Hotel. My favorite part of the hotel in the outdoor courtyard in the back of the hotel. My youngest was super excited how with every room service delivery (we utilized it multiple times per day) upon arriving, they would set our dining table so nice and proper with linen table cloths and full place settings. Thank you so much to the entire SF Fairmont staff as you all went above and beyond to make our family feel welcomed. 5 Star Ratings from us! Read less
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Jul 14, 2024 Laura M

Best hotel in San Fran! We could not have been happier and cannot wait to return. I am extremely picky about hotels and cleanliness and was absolutely delighted by the Fairmont! It was comfortable, but luxurious. We loved it! We ate at the Tonga restaurant 2 out of 3 nights and had the best time!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quiet Oasis in San Francisco

Jul 13, 2024 travel4free Delta, Canada

Great stay over 3 night short vacay. I appreciated getting into my room early and dropping off my luggage . We staid in room 2011 tower room. This had panoramic views of Nob Hill , downtown and Fishermans Wharf. This is our go to hotel and like the quiet location . We were able to take uber or the cable cars to all sites including Oracle Stadium.… Read more
Great stay over 3 night short vacay. I appreciated getting into my room early and dropping off my luggage . We staid in room 2011 tower room. This had panoramic views of Nob Hill , downtown and Fishermans Wharf. This is our go to hotel and like the quiet location . We were able to take uber or the cable cars to all sites including Oracle Stadium. My favourite part of the hotel in the outdoor courtyard in the back of the hotel. Shout out to Cameron at check in for starting off our vacation on the right path. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely Local Getaway

Jul 10, 2024 Sirena S San Francisco Bay Area, California

We had the Del Monte Suite on the 14th floor (14S) with a connecting room right across the hall (1410) that once combined, gave us a much larger private family suite experience. There was also a great feature of having a second set of private entry doors off of the main 14th floor hallway. The location provided Perfect viewing of the 4th of July… Read more
We had the Del Monte Suite on the 14th floor (14S) with a connecting room right across the hall (1410) that once combined, gave us a much larger private family suite experience. There was also a great feature of having a second set of private entry doors off of the main 14th floor hallway. The location provided Perfect viewing of the 4th of July Fireworks, as the corner windows of the living room area and the main bedroom area both had unobstructed views of Pier 39. The room service was unparalleled in overall experience and quality. My youngest was super excited how with every room service delivery (we utilized it multiple times per day) upon arriving, they would set our dining table so nice and proper with linen table cloths and full place settings. It felt like having a restaurant experience come to your suite. We also had dinner one night at the Tonga Room (located on floor T on the other side of the hotel) for families with young kids with special needs it was rather loud for them due to the live band, but the repeated rainfall from the ceiling with lightening and thunder effects quickly distracted thankfully. It was so appreciated that their kids menu offered French fries as not many higher end restaurants do anymore so we were so delighted to see that. The other highlight was the Valets, they were all incredibly nice and funny and super knowledgeable of the city. One of the kindest things was that they had wheelchair service ready at the valet for my daughter who had surgery in SF one morning during our stay. We were both very grateful because after leaving the surgery center we were worried about her trying to make the long walk from the lobby to get back to the tower suites elevator. She was personally wheeled into our suite and they were very kind about it. Our overall first time stay at the Fairmont impression was Phenomenal! We will Definitely return eager to try the other suites as well. Just a Perfect place to stay in the city. Thank you so much to the entire SF Fairmont staff as you all went above and beyond to make our family feel welcomed. 5 Star Ratings from us! Read less