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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Nov 19, 2019 carynd2014 New York City, New York

My family was so happy we chose the Fairmont as our hotel during our stay this time in San Francisco. My husband stays here often on business but as a family it was a real treat! They were building a real two story gingerbread house in the magnificent lobby! It smelled so heavenly and we peruses the lobby on our way to the outdoor bee garden… Read more
My family was so happy we chose the Fairmont as our hotel during our stay this time in San Francisco. My husband stays here often on business but as a family it was a real treat! They were building a real two story gingerbread house in the magnificent lobby! It smelled so heavenly and we peruses the lobby on our way to the outdoor bee garden and rooftop gardens. Such an added extra! Our room was gorgeous and we had an upgrade which was so kind of your management! The Nepal suite was lovely and really spacious. We couldn’t stay anyplace else in San Fran for now on! Also a big shout out to your valet for taking care of our rented Tesla X and your concierge! Everyone is really top notch and you deserve every award you’ve received. Read less
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Nov 18, 2019 Catharine28 Muskoka Lakes, Canada

This is everything you would expect. A classic old (but updated and very well maintained) hotel with excellent service. They don't make them like this any more. Impressive lobby, high ceilings, beautiful dining areas and very nice guest rooms.
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Nov 18, 2019 Kent M Snohomish, United States

We decided to spend a couple of days here in San Francisco before our cruise to Hawaii . Wow what a great decision that has been !!! The Fairmont is by far one of if not the nicest Hotels we have ever stayed in. And we spend at least half our lives traveling and in a hotel. The friendly staff, beautiful rooms and amazing food make this a… Read more
We decided to spend a couple of days here in San Francisco before our cruise to Hawaii . Wow what a great decision that has been !!! The Fairmont is by far one of if not the nicest Hotels we have ever stayed in. And we spend at least half our lives traveling and in a hotel. The friendly staff, beautiful rooms and amazing food make this a destination. We can’t wait to come back !!!!!!!! Read less
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Nov 18, 2019 427cindyt Kyle, Texas

Since my husband and I honeymooned in San Francisco we opted to return to celebrate our 21stanniversary. I love history and wanted to find accommodations that "felt" like San Fransisco. I couldnt have been happier. With the exception of an initial concierge oversight, the entire experience was amazing! The tower bay view room was AMAZING! Stunning… Read more
Since my husband and I honeymooned in San Francisco we opted to return to celebrate our 21stanniversary. I love history and wanted to find accommodations that "felt" like San Fransisco. I couldnt have been happier. With the exception of an initial concierge oversight, the entire experience was amazing! The tower bay view room was AMAZING! Stunning views of the city and bay. The staff was attentive and courteous. A subsquent concierge, Charlotte assisted us with booking dinner, and various tourist destinations. We enjoyed the Tonga room, were greeted by name and wished a Happy Anniversary by the wait staff. Drinks were amazing, food not so much. Overall the trip ended just as I anticipated, memorable and lovely. Hope to return soon!! Read less
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Nov 12, 2019 626lyndic Penticton, Canada

The front desk staff and hotel are lovely. My room was comfortable and the view spectacular. I have to say though, the restaurant/lounge food and staff were not great. Service was poor and food not what I expect from Fairmont. Thankfully there are many other choices and the everything else Fairmont was great. If you need a driver, make sure… Read more
The front desk staff and hotel are lovely. My room was comfortable and the view spectacular. I have to say though, the restaurant/lounge food and staff were not great. Service was poor and food not what I expect from Fairmont. Thankfully there are many other choices and the everything else Fairmont was great. If you need a driver, make sure you ask for Ivan and his Town car. He is a lovely man and worth every penny for my trip to the airport. Read less