Fairmont San Francisco

Nob Hill, San Francisco

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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–Sun). Caffé Cento. Live Fit Gym and Wellness Spa* (sauna, steam room, massage and fitness classes). Room service*. 24-hour laundry service*. Business centre. Babysitting service*. Valet parking $74 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 Frustrating and disappointed!

Aug 15, 2022 Richard B

Total fiasco in my opinion. Number of issues from start to finish. Worst was a dog in room next door had been left on its own so barking constantly day and night! Asked to speak to the General Manager”Marcus” who couldn’t even be bothered to give us the time of day!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel

Aug 15, 2022 MMMDLaurelMD Laurel MD

We stayed for two nights in August. We had connecting rooms and were happy that the Fairmont could accommodate that request as we were traveling with children. However our rooms did not have any type of good view. We overlooked another hotel. So I am assuming there is a better area of the hotel. We found housekeeping, front desk and valet and bell… Read more
We stayed for two nights in August. We had connecting rooms and were happy that the Fairmont could accommodate that request as we were traveling with children. However our rooms did not have any type of good view. We overlooked another hotel. So I am assuming there is a better area of the hotel. We found housekeeping, front desk and valet and bell hops all to be helpful. We did think the service in the main dining was lacking. I am sure it is related to staffing. There is a significant hill to get to the hotel as in truly quick and steep. I don’t think we would stay here again as we don’t have any type of Fairmont affiliation and it was okay but not great. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Classic Luxury Hotel with Deep Heritage on Top of Nob Hill

Aug 10, 2022 kkamwon Seoul, South Korea

I stayed at Fairmont San Francisco for 4 nights in early August for vacation with my family. Very classic hotel with deep heritage and the building is designated as a historical landmark of the city. It is a symbolic hotel which has hosted numerous historical events and global leaders. The location is several hundred meters from Union Square,… Read more
I stayed at Fairmont San Francisco for 4 nights in early August for vacation with my family. Very classic hotel with deep heritage and the building is designated as a historical landmark of the city. It is a symbolic hotel which has hosted numerous historical events and global leaders. The location is several hundred meters from Union Square, the heart of shopping and dining in downtown San Francisco. Nob Hill is one of the highest places in San Francisco in terms of elevation (based on my quick assumption) and the home to old historic buildings such as Grace Cathedral and Intercontinental Mark Hills. Location is superb, close to city centers, but maintaining a serene atmosphere with views of San Francisco Bay. I stayed at the new Tower building in a room commanding nice views of the downtown including the tallest skyscrapers such as Salesforce Tower. The room also has views of the roof garden which I think is the crown jewel of the hotel property with a classic fountain and a classic garden where guests can sit on the benches for a glass of cocktail. Room was spacious and beds were compfy. The only downside of the property is that in case guests are to walk back to the hotel from a visit to downtown / Union Square, walking up the steep hill for the last 100 meters requires quite a bit of strengths and efforts. Nob Hill sure is one of the steepest hills inside a city center I have experienced and maybe the reason why cable cars became the main measure of transportation of the city. I already miss the experience at Fairmony and wish to go back in the neat future. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful stay!

Aug 7, 2022 Kchow2323

My family and I had a wonderful stay at the Fairmont San Francisco. The staff were all very attentive and friendly. Check in was smooth and simple.We received good tips from the bell staff. The hotel was well maintained and clean. Housekeeping staff always greeted us with a smile and kept our space very tidy and clean. Our room was very roomy and… Read more
My family and I had a wonderful stay at the Fairmont San Francisco. The staff were all very attentive and friendly. Check in was smooth and simple.We received good tips from the bell staff. The hotel was well maintained and clean. Housekeeping staff always greeted us with a smile and kept our space very tidy and clean. Our room was very roomy and comfortable. Location was perfect. Nob Hill was very picturesque and safe. An easy 5 min walk to Chinatown and Union Square and an easy 20 min walk to Fisherman’s wharf. Overall, we had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend this hotel. I will definitely be staying here again on our next visit to San Fran. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best location, quiet, and well appointed rooms

Aug 2, 2022 StuckOnTravels New York City, New York

Great service from reception to bell hop to housekeeping. Hotel has been restored with care and quality. Room was beautiful, comfortable, spacious, and quiet. Loved the high ceilings and details throughout including the room. Location is great - clean and safe. Breakfast dining room is grand. Food was very good. This will be my go-to for SF… Read more
Great service from reception to bell hop to housekeeping. Hotel has been restored with care and quality. Room was beautiful, comfortable, spacious, and quiet. Loved the high ceilings and details throughout including the room. Location is great - clean and safe. Breakfast dining room is grand. Food was very good. This will be my go-to for SF now. Read less