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 amazing architecture in this historic building up on Nob Hill..

Sep 23, 2020 410jacqueline London, United Kingdom

Staggering views of San Francisco from our palatial (to us Brits anyway) room in the Tower building . Never tired of the panoramic views down the hill of the Golden Gate to Alcatraz and out across the bay. I enjoyed reading the extensive history of the hotel in the photos and texts along the hallways. Unbelievably, the original hotel was finally… Read more
Staggering views of San Francisco from our palatial (to us Brits anyway) room in the Tower building . Never tired of the panoramic views down the hill of the Golden Gate to Alcatraz and out across the bay. I enjoyed reading the extensive history of the hotel in the photos and texts along the hallways. Unbelievably, the original hotel was finally finished and ready for business just before the catastrophic 1906 earthquake.... They had to knock the incredible building down and start all over again. I enjoyed wandering around the sensational common parts of the hotel and the evening free canapes and glass of wine (although we don't drink alcohol!) was very welcome and a nice way of meeting fellow guests - something we always love to do. My only warning would be to those who find hills a bit overpowering. I was fine but my husband found being so high up a bit inhibiting as far as going for a walk was concerned, although there was a nice park right next door. so we took a lot of taxis...The tram museum was also within an easy level walking distance. And the cable cars run straight past the hotel if you like hopping on and off - worth getting a two day ticket if you are staying longer than a day. For two of you taxis are cheaper than the cable cars if you pay per journey.... Read less
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Sep 8, 2020 lucybD8295OQ London, United Kingdom

I was lucky enough to stay here. It's central, grown-up, decadent yet business like; a preferred meeting place for the Silicone Valley, Harvard Boys and the Financial Sector, being a stone's throw from the tallest building in San Francisco; Transamerica Building and the Financial District. The staff at the Hotel are very business-like, super… Read more
I was lucky enough to stay here. It's central, grown-up, decadent yet business like; a preferred meeting place for the Silicone Valley, Harvard Boys and the Financial Sector, being a stone's throw from the tallest building in San Francisco; Transamerica Building and the Financial District. The staff at the Hotel are very business-like, super efficient and very helpful. The city is bustling, the restaurants, service and eclectic choice is great and if you know where to go... it's memory-making! I had a blast in San Francisco. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful!!!

Aug 26, 2020 RessiguierR Paris, France

Fair mint San Francisco is probably the most beautiful hotel in the city! Our suite was located on the 16th floor with a wonderful view over the bay: from the Golden Gate Bridge, to the Pyramid Transamerica Tower, including between Alcatraz, Coit Tower, Bay Bridge and amazing views on the city. Services were perfect! I look forward to going back… Read more
Fair mint San Francisco is probably the most beautiful hotel in the city! Our suite was located on the 16th floor with a wonderful view over the bay: from the Golden Gate Bridge, to the Pyramid Transamerica Tower, including between Alcatraz, Coit Tower, Bay Bridge and amazing views on the city. Services were perfect! I look forward to going back at the Fairmont’s and can only advise to go and enjoy a one-of-a kind luxury experience in San Francisco!!! 😍😍😍 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Staying at your Hotel was very unforgettable!

Aug 21, 2020 SaraTyson49200 Las Vegas, Nevada

Staying at your Hotel was very unforgettable! The food was very delicious and the place was also very cleaned and wide. I also admired the kindness of the staves and they were all very professional and friendly. I will surely be back in your hotel! I must strongly and highly recommend you to everyone!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing base camp spot

Jul 29, 2020 onecoolraisin Huntersville, North Carolina

I picked the hotel for the location, slap in the middle of everything we wanted to see. From the moment we walked in, we fell in love. The hotel is a historic and beautiful as advertised. The staff was very helpful and friendly. My wife still talks about this place with awe almost a year later.