Fairmont San Francisco

Nob Hill, San Francisco

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

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

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 Excellent Service and Unparalleled View!

Apr 7, 2021 SleepySea Bellevue, Washington

Coming to SF to spend some quality time has become my routine. The choice of lodging has always been Fairmont San Francisco. I have been a fan of Fairmont since I was converted by the excellent Gold floor staff in Fairmont Pacific Rim, and the service one can expect at Fairmont San Francisco is equally excellent with friendly staff and welcoming… Read more
Coming to SF to spend some quality time has become my routine. The choice of lodging has always been Fairmont San Francisco. I have been a fan of Fairmont since I was converted by the excellent Gold floor staff in Fairmont Pacific Rim, and the service one can expect at Fairmont San Francisco is equally excellent with friendly staff and welcoming environment. The staff would go out of their way to make sure all of my needs are taken care off. For instance, the upgrade to Golden Gate suite was full when I checked in, so I wanted to do a mid-stay upgrade since I was going to be there for four nights. I switched on the third night and Fairmont waived all upgrade fees. What a nice surprise. Signature Golden Gate suites have views that are unparalleled! One thing to note is that the breakfast is a bit basic during the health crisis and the restaurant downstairs only served simple grab and go items. I noticed enhanced screening for temperature checks and cleaning standards to ensure the safety of guests and staff. I would definitely come back again. Highly recommended! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect stay!

Apr 2, 2021 Annie S Oakland, California

Our room was beautifully decorated and spacious with a luxurious bed. I highly recommend the balcony suites - the views are absolutely spectacular. Staff were exceptional and and we can’t wait to come back!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A shell of its former self

Mar 29, 2021 spratt2021

Staying at the Fairmont in San Francisco has always been about the total experience, a feeling of luxury with professional top of the line service. The beautiful view is still there, but the hotel feels abandoned. No restaurants or room service, not even coffee pods or mini bar in the rooms, and you can't help but feel sad for all of the staff… Read more
Staying at the Fairmont in San Francisco has always been about the total experience, a feeling of luxury with professional top of the line service. The beautiful view is still there, but the hotel feels abandoned. No restaurants or room service, not even coffee pods or mini bar in the rooms, and you can't help but feel sad for all of the staff who have apparently lost their jobs. Depressing Read less
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Mar 19, 2021 Savvy12345678Travler

I understand that covid has gotten in the way of things, but the only thing special about this visit was the name of the hotel. There were essentially no services, other than the valets, who were great. I understand SF prices, but even under those guidelines I think that $50 for 3 pastries, 2 hard boiled eggs & coffees was a bit steep. but… Read more
I understand that covid has gotten in the way of things, but the only thing special about this visit was the name of the hotel. There were essentially no services, other than the valets, who were great. I understand SF prices, but even under those guidelines I think that $50 for 3 pastries, 2 hard boiled eggs & coffees was a bit steep. but that was the only food available. While closing the restaurant and bar may have been mandated by CA regulations due to covid, keeping the kitchen open for room service would have been nice. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Definitely great place for a getaway!

Feb 23, 2021 juman8 Oakland, California

When we arrived the staff gave excellent service with assisting and advising on all our questions since it was our first time there. Safety precautions were also great and taking temperature at initial arrival. They have a patio that you can chill at and can safely practice social distancing.