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–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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best location, quiet, and well appointed rooms

Aug 2, 2022 StuckOnTravels New York City, New York

Great service from reception to bell hop to housekeeping. Hotel has been restored with care and quality. Room was beautiful, comfortable, spacious, and quiet. Loved the high ceilings and details throughout including the room. Location is great - clean and safe. Breakfast dining room is grand. Food was very good. This will be my go-to for SF… Read more
Great service from reception to bell hop to housekeeping. Hotel has been restored with care and quality. Room was beautiful, comfortable, spacious, and quiet. Loved the high ceilings and details throughout including the room. Location is great - clean and safe. Breakfast dining room is grand. Food was very good. This will be my go-to for SF now. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place

Aug 2, 2022 180edug

The warm feeling of welcome enhances your desire to stay more and experience the best this hotel can offer.. The front desk made an effort to accomodate us last minute check in and did an excellent job in checking us in a very comfortable room. The food was great and excellent customer service.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Historic Hotel with Best Views of the Bay in San Francisco!!

Aug 1, 2022 Jules C Laguna Beach, California

We had an amazing weekend stay at Fairmont San Francisco. This iconic hotel has a lot of history dated back during the California gold rush. It’s a luxury pet friendly hotel conveniently located in upscale Nob Hill which has the best view of the San Francisco Bay. The staff was friendly and service was impeccable. We stayed with our puppy Maple… Read more
We had an amazing weekend stay at Fairmont San Francisco. This iconic hotel has a lot of history dated back during the California gold rush. It’s a luxury pet friendly hotel conveniently located in upscale Nob Hill which has the best view of the San Francisco Bay. The staff was friendly and service was impeccable. We stayed with our puppy Maple at the Bay View Room on the 16th floor with a breathtaking view of Alcatraz and Coit Tower. The room was spacious and comfortably quiet. It’s beautifully decorated with classic furnishings. The room amenities include a work desk, a bathroom with European style soaking tub and separate shower. Property houses the famous Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar which is an institution in San Francisco which opened in 1945. We had a great time watching the band called " The Island Groove". There’s also another restaurant at the lobby called Laurel Court which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, food was delicious! The weather was beautiful during our recent stay and we hung out a lot at the garden courtyard which is a cozy outdoor space perfect for relaxation, and has some grassy area where you can walk your fur baby. We loved everything about the hotel, including the elegant lobby, comfortable bed, food, restaurants and spectacular San Francisco Bay. I highly recommend that you stay at the Fairmont if you’re visiting San Francisco. If you are interested in staying at a world-class hotel, this four-star hotel is top on the list. It includes luxurious amenities, excellent customer service and fabulous decor. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating My Go To Hotel in SF

Jul 24, 2022 TravelTips97 Vancouver, Canada

Every time I visit SF, I choose this hotel. That’s all I really need to say. They staff are amazing and really try to help you best they can. Food at the restaurant in the lobby is great. Rooms are spotless, quiet, and spacious. And the Tonga room is next level amazing!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not the Fairmont standard

Jul 22, 2022 katyap1001 London, United Kingdom

Well, overall this was sadly disappointing for a Fairmont. I stayed a few nights on business and have to say would be very disappointed if I had to pay for this hotel. The room is dated which would be ok if other luxuries were there. The room faced inner hotel which was a very strange view but wasn’t one of the cheapest. Windows a little… Read more
Well, overall this was sadly disappointing for a Fairmont. I stayed a few nights on business and have to say would be very disappointed if I had to pay for this hotel. The room is dated which would be ok if other luxuries were there. The room faced inner hotel which was a very strange view but wasn’t one of the cheapest. Windows a little crumbly and old. The bed is comfortable but that’s pretty much it. Bathroom feels old with a showered curtain that sticks to you. I had to ask for shower gel and water at reception as none in the room. You only seem to receive a couple coffee pods and that’s it. No mini bar etc. Room service for breakfast was fine. Once they turned up early and left the food to cool down but offered to fix it. The restaurant downstairs is not great. Felt like a cheap brasserie but not cheap at all. The gym was one of the biggest things to bear in mind. You’ll have to pay $20 a day to use it as it’s not part of the hotel which seems a bit crazy after paying close to $500 per night for an average room. The best part is the folly which is grand and beautiful and the view from the top. Think if the hotel was upgraded and some of the issuers ironed out, it has the chance to regain its luxury status. Read less