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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved the Fairmont San Francisco

Apr 12, 2024 Barry C New York

What can be said besides everything was perfect. If your looking for an older, historical property with modern convenience, this is one place you should go at least once. Staff were always attentive, restaurant and bar were outstanding, room (and view of the harbor from the tower) was very comfortable. Location is great, inclduing at the… Read more
What can be said besides everything was perfect. If your looking for an older, historical property with modern convenience, this is one place you should go at least once. Staff were always attentive, restaurant and bar were outstanding, room (and view of the harbor from the tower) was very comfortable. Location is great, inclduing at the intersection of all of the cable cars. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Big Corporate Hotel With Service

Apr 12, 2024 Thomas V Oakland, California

We were well taken care of here with an excellent room with a splendid view of the Bay. Lots of room to spread out, which we appreciated. It's a big corporate hotel with lots of room for conferences, but we were here to visit friends and it was also a good location for touring and sight seeing. Good service. here.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Place for a Honeymoon

Apr 11, 2024 Mark W

We stayed in a Golden Gate Suite with panoramic views of the bay and the city. Incredible! I arranged to have the florist spread a path of rose petals from the door to the bed and they made a large rose petal heart on the bed. There was a bottle of Martinelli cider for us with chocolate covered strawberries. I had a driver pick us up at the… Read more
We stayed in a Golden Gate Suite with panoramic views of the bay and the city. Incredible! I arranged to have the florist spread a path of rose petals from the door to the bed and they made a large rose petal heart on the bed. There was a bottle of Martinelli cider for us with chocolate covered strawberries. I had a driver pick us up at the airport. Both he and the car were great. The concierge staff were fantastic. My wife was blown away and we had such a great honeymoon. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Faded glory not fit for the 21st century

Apr 9, 2024 Coastal23503010475 Cancun, Mexico

Beyond faded glory, dirty and unpleasant smells it really should be closed and properly renovated. Check in is slow and painful as there are not enough staff. Finding the elevator is a treasure hunt in itself and the elevators feel like they will fail at any moment. The room is adequate if you like something out of the 1950s that seems not to have… Read more
Beyond faded glory, dirty and unpleasant smells it really should be closed and properly renovated. Check in is slow and painful as there are not enough staff. Finding the elevator is a treasure hunt in itself and the elevators feel like they will fail at any moment. The room is adequate if you like something out of the 1950s that seems not to have been refreshed at all. The hotel is a metaphor for sad San Francisco, now a dirty, deserted and profoundly sad but once beautiful city. If you do have to travel avoid the Fairmont. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location to experience the city, limitations to unwind and relax at the hotel

Apr 8, 2024 SebM251

The hotel is very well located and centralised on top of a major hill. The room and bathroom were large enough to accommodate 4 people. Usual and classic confort of the beds. Fairmont spirit could be improved in the main lobby and Spa services are rather limited.