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 No longer a premiere hotel

Oct 21, 2021 T7714YSedwardm

What was once the Grande Dame of San Francisco is now a shell of its former glory. Housekeeping is sub par. Amenities are not to be found. Even the ice maker on my floor was out of service. (You would think a 4 star hotel could afford to get it fixed). Staff were hard to find. So many of the services and amenities you would expect were… Read more
What was once the Grande Dame of San Francisco is now a shell of its former glory. Housekeeping is sub par. Amenities are not to be found. Even the ice maker on my floor was out of service. (You would think a 4 star hotel could afford to get it fixed). Staff were hard to find. So many of the services and amenities you would expect were simply gone. (Yet they are still promised on the website). In 6 days stay I got housekeeping service only 2x. And they didn’t even bother to replace the soap or shampoo. The room was dusty. And the phone cradle was dirty Both showing that the hygiene program was not carried out. My advice. Don’t waste your money, you get better service and accommodation at a Holiday Inn. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Thoroughly enjoyed and had a relaxing break.

Oct 19, 2021 EL339 San Francisco, California

Such a CLEAN, luxurious room. Beautiful views. Comfortable amenities, AMAZING gracious hotel staff - bell hop, maid service, valet, restaurant staff. I am most thankful the executive chef team was willing and able to accommodate my son's multiple serious food allergies. Juan Cervantes communicated with me and thoroughly put my anxieties at ease… Read more
Such a CLEAN, luxurious room. Beautiful views. Comfortable amenities, AMAZING gracious hotel staff - bell hop, maid service, valet, restaurant staff. I am most thankful the executive chef team was willing and able to accommodate my son's multiple serious food allergies. Juan Cervantes communicated with me and thoroughly put my anxieties at ease (we have never eaten out before due to our son) but under Juan's guidance - we all enjoyed 2 dinners at Laurel Court safely and left very full/satisfied and happy! Thank you all to the amazing staff members! PS- We stayed during fleet weekend. We have in the past driven in and out for the show but traffic is always very tough. This year being in the city made everything much more enjoyable and easier navigating the traffic (which is still there but at least we weren't too far away). The cablecar line runs right next to the hotel - we loved it. Chinatown is just a few blocks down the hill, very accessible and also was fun to explore! Read less
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Oct 19, 2021 Paradise13139038409 Poughkeepsie, New York

Amazing experience for our anniversary/birthday celebration. Extremely knowledgeable and helpful staff members made our visit extremely special. Senait and Valencia went above and beyond by texting me to ensure our stay was superb. Thank you the entire fairmont staff for your kindness!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful hotel except for flys and no servir amenities

Oct 15, 2021 Julio V San Antonio, Texas

Beautiful hotel but that’s it. Ac didn’t work. Flys in your room and no services. We stayed at the JW Marriot the prior week and were treated like kings. One big plus is proximity to TWO trolleys right outside the hotel.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Short stay but good!

Oct 15, 2021 josephbO2945AC Honolulu, Hawaii

Good stay but requested early check-in was a bit difficult. FD said would call when room ready but did not receive call instead had to go back and ask for confirmation. Would be helful to receive follow up instead of kept waiting and waiting.