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Excellent location - 60 meters from city center
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Union Square680 m
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California Academy Of Sciences5.45 km
Golden Gate Park6.5 km
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The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel
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The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel

950 Mason Street, San Francisco Downtown, San Francisco (CA), United States, 94108 - See map
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Exceptional cleanliness
9.2 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.7 rating for service
Excellent facilities on premise
8.5 facilities on premise
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 85% of guests

My wife and I stayed here over the New Year holiday and we absolutely loved the hotel and the staff.

Alan | January 2, 2020

Beautiful view from the 23rd floor to wake up to in the morning.

Alan | January 2, 2020

Highly recommend this magnificent piece of history to stay at.

Alan | January 2, 2020

Beds are extremely comfortable.

melany | November 27, 2019

Best place in all of town.

Kathryn | July 13, 2018

Luxurious stay, overall.

melany | November 27, 2019

  • 870 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of San Francisco (CA)

  • Sauna

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Room service [24-hour]

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Value for money8.0
Distance to city center1.8 Miles
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportOakland International Airport (OAK)
Distance to airport19.4 km

Rooms available at The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel

8.1
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Signature Suite with Bay View and Sofa Bed
Signature Suite with Bay View and Sofa Bed
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  • Room size: 59 m²/635 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Signature King Room with Bay View
Signature King Room with Bay View
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Bay view
  • 1 king bed
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Tower Suite
Tower Suite
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  • Room size: 59 m²/635 ft²
  • Bay view
  • 1 king bed & 1 sofa bed
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King Room with City View
King Room with City View
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Suite with Balcony
Suite with Balcony
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Shower
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Signature Room With  Two Queen Beds with Bay View
Signature Room With Two Queen Beds with Bay View
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 queen beds
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Deluxe King Room with City View
Deluxe King Room with City View
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard - Double Bed
Standard - Double Bed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 double bed
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Fairmont Queen Room - Main Building
Fairmont Queen Room - Main Building
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Queen Room with Two Queen Beds with City View
Deluxe Queen Room with Two Queen Beds with City View
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 queen beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel?

The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service with prices and more information. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel has a car park available for guests. Car parking is available for a fee of USD 72 per day. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around San Francisco (CA) with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

What is the smoking policy at The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel?

The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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What people love about The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "Still the best hotel in San Francisco"

    Eldon

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    September 11, 2018

  • 7.6
    Very good
    Staff 

    "Good facilities, and staff."

    Nathan

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    November 27, 2019

  • 7.6
    Very good
    Location

    "Stayed close to Christmas and there were some fun decorations/displays in the lobby."

    Nathan

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    November 27, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 747 San Francisco (CA) properties
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Cleanliness score
9.2/10
Review score - United States
9.0/10
Service score
8.8/10
Room comfort score
8.1/10
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Overall rating:
8.6
Excellent
1,142 reviews
Cleanliness
9.2
Facilities
8.5
Location
8.9
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What travelers say they love:
A classic feel hotel.
Nathan from Thailand
Business traveler
More about The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel

More about The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel

The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel presents an awe-inspiring picture of historic San Francisco. The grandeur of the fully-restored hotel, coupled with its reputation for impeccable service, promises a truly memorable experience. Each of the hotel's spacious guestrooms and suites were also redecorated in elegant style. Central to the Financial District, Union Square, and Fisherman's Wharf, this property is located at the only spot in San Francisco where each of the city's cable car lines meet. In addition to its 591 guestrooms and suites, the hotel also offers two fabulous restaurants and lounges as well as 55,000sqft of spectacular function space. With a panoramic view of the city and the Bay from high atop Nob Hill, The Fairmont San Francisco holds an unmatched blend of elegance and superb service for an unforgettable stay. For business travelers, room features include a spacious work desk, a multi-line telephone with voice-mail, and high-speed Internet access. Two restaurants and two lounges provide guests with an extensive selection of mouthwatering cuisine while in-room amenities help business travelers get work done with elegant efficiency. To unwind, guests can pay a visit to the Club One Health Center & Spa, which offers everything a body needs from a relaxing massage to an intense workout.

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6 mentions
Car Park
3 mentions
Housekeeping
3 mentions
Breakfast
2 mentions

What they offer

7.2
Very good
Staff 

"A grand hotel for a short stay with friendly staff and promp..."

Christina

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May 26, 2019

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Continental

Restaurants on site

Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar
Cuisine:Asian
Menu:Buffet
Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar
Cuisine:American
Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

Nearby restaurants

American cuisine
American cuisine
Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar
20 m American, Gluten Free
Aurea
100 m American
Big 4
150 m American
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Sushi Toni
280 m Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Fresh Brew Coffee
300 m Asian, Cafe, Vietnamese
City Chopsticks
310 m Asian, Chinese
Cafe
Cafe
Caffe Cento
50 m Cafe
Jasmine's Cafe & Deli
280 m Cafe, Delicatessen
Boba Guys
400 m Cafe

What's nearby

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Reviews of The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel from real guests

Overall rating
8.6
Excellent
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Value for money8.0
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10.0
Exceptional
Dale from United States
Couple
Signature King Room with Bay View
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Speechless”

Truly, the heart of San Francisco—- I had my hesitations of going to such a fancy hotel. First, most hotels— have that modern and future feel, however the Fairmont in San Francisco is Not like that. This carries heart and soul. A place that makes you feel you deeper in San Francisco, you felt you went in to a time machine. The Fairmont is truly a vacation and experience within itself. I can say, it’s clean, service is excellent—but it’s when you walk in you feel, a part of present history. Everything about this place was perfect, from the service to the room. I have never (ever) stayed in a place that made me feel like a VIP, a movie, a time era, and a comfortable hotel all at once. We had an amazing time— and we only look forward to come back to San Francisco, to just stay at the Fairmont. Truly, a unique experience. (Kudos to Blanca and the front desk team)

Reviewed April 01, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Martha from Taiwan
Business traveler
Stayed 3 nights in December 2011

Elegant hotel w. great location”

Historical building w. modern facilities

The hotel is very elegant and full of charm. The best time is to stay in the hotel during Christmas time. The installation is brilliant. I enjoyed the atmosphere in the lobby very much. It has a great value to stay with Fairmont which is one of my favorate hotels. The location is very convenient and closed to everything you need to visit in San Francisco.

Reviewed December 14, 2011
10.0
Exceptional
Julie from United States
Couple
Deluxe King Room with City View
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Amazing Room”

We have stayed here before and absolutely love this hotel. It is clean, friendly staff and comfortable beautiful room. One of our favorite places to stay in San Francisco. I highly recommend staying here when visiting San Francisco. You won't be disappointed.

Reviewed September 25, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Tai from Taiwan
Business traveler
King Room with City View
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Good atmosphere and location”

The location is just between the union square and fisherman wharf. You have to get used to the slope of San Francisco or you have better to go by taxi or cable car. The hotel is a historical building with luxurious decoration. The room is clean and spacious.

Reviewed October 27, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Jay from United States
Couple
Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

Iconic hotel”

My favorite hotel in San Francisco. It is a beautiful hotel with fantastic service. It is centrally located so you can easily get to areas of interest, i.e. Embarcadero, Fisherman's Wharf. Highly recommend if you would like something more upscale.

Reviewed November 18, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Samuel from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

A truly exceptional hotel. ”

This is a true 5 star hotel, the customer service is second to none, I’ve stayed in very few hotels around the world that offer this kind of attention to the guests. I will certainly be returning on my next visit to San Francisco.

Reviewed October 11, 2018
9.3
Exceptional
robert from United States
Solo traveler
King Room with City View
Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

Fairmont SF is a nice hotel.”

location, staff, view

Enjoyable stay once again at San Francisco Fairmont. It maintains its timeless charm on lovely Nob Hill. Walking distance to numerous fun parts of the city.

Reviewed July 13, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Elizabeth from United States
Couple
Deluxe King Room with City View
Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

Vacation”

Location, views, comfort

My husband and I had an excellent stay at The Fairmont! We would definitely stay again when we make it back to San Francisco.

Reviewed October 16, 2015
9.6
Exceptional
David from United Kingdom
Couple
Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Downtown luxury”

Having spent 14 days touring N California staying in the top traveler ranked tripadvisor hotels, I had been used to a certain level of luxury. However, the Fairmont was on another level altogether. This hotel is truly sumptuous, providing the weary traveler with a serious level of decadence and comfort. The room was large, the bed comfortable, the bathroom fine and the experience very enjoyable. OK the plug in the bath didn't fit the plug hole perfectly so I had to keep topping the bath up, and breakfast was not included, but this was a great way to end my tour and would highly recommend it. As with other San Fran hotels I ditched the hire car prior to checking in as the cost of parking and the driving experience in SF mean that finding other ways to get about is much preferable. Staff very polished.

Reviewed May 01, 2019
8.0
Excellent
Evangeline from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in November 2010

A Classic!”

Great view of the bay, excellent service, and at the intersection of all 3 cable car routes!
Could be quite a climb to the hotel if you are not on the cable car!

I never knew this hotel has such a great history in the minds of San Francisco-ians. Walking along the corridor leading to the elevators to the suites, you will find yourself transported back in time with pictures of the building's glorious past. We got a bay view room and it was superb! Not your swanky new uber chic kind of hotel but it would be top choice for those who wouldnt mind a little bit of victorian deco and knowing you are staying in THE hotel in SF. Quiet but a decent area and easily accessible (being at the intersection of all 3 cable car lines!). For the braver ones, you can try to reach the hotel by foot :)

Reviewed November 22, 2010
9.7
Exceptional
poppy from Indonesia
Couple
King Room with City View
Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

Hotel with unique ambience”

Keeping the original design, experiencing living in the past with lots of memories

Very nice room service, location is at the center of San Francisco, close to places of interests, e.g. Shopping centers, restaurants.

Reviewed December 26, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Kirti from United States
Couple
Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Iconic luxurious stay!”

The 5 star treatment as soon as we pulled up curbside in our car! Every staff member we encountered treated us with exceptional curtesy. Once we entered into the iconic hotel, you immediately get the wow effect and history surrounds you. The rooms are very comfortable and clean with all the small details you would expect in a luxury hotel. Thank you for making our stay in San Fransisco a beutiful memory! We will definetly be staying at The Fairmont again. K. Patel

Reviewed August 21, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Lisa from Canada
Couple
King Room with City View
Stayed 3 nights in June 2012

Lovely stay at the Fairmont”

Location, spacious rooms, gorgeous lobby

had a wonderful stay at the fairmont in beautiful san francisco. the only negative thing is - no coffee machines in the room for the price you are paying. make sure to stop by the tonga room for evening entertainment and a drink and a bite to eat!

Reviewed July 23, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Herbert from United States
Couple
Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

Delightful”

Gorgeous Hotel; Boutiques inside Hotel; Close proximity to everything.

We were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary, and the Fairmont was the perfect place to celebrate the occasion. What a wonderful, iconic hotel. Complimentary champagne and strawberries were sent to our room with a personalized note. Every employee was tremendously helpful. The specialty boutiques were lovely and top of the line. The fitness center was excellent, and we were so lucky to be there on Halloween night to enjoy the Tonga Room festivities. The Fairmont experience was wonderful from the breathtaking architecture to the excellent service. We hope to return soon.

Reviewed November 11, 2013
6.4
Good
Theresa from United States
Solo traveler
Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Why brand naming is a bust!”

First...and last stay. Being raised in San Francisco I had always heard so much about The Fairmont...so when the opportunjty arose to stay for a night: I accepted from a friend. The interior lobby is beautiful. The rooms not so much!! My room faced an interior wall of other windows...no views! Everything is outrageously priced...I know it's SF but $75 to park? $20 for a cocktail? That is a bit extreme. At the cost of a room...save your money and stay along the Bay on the Oakland side...you'll get much more for your money.

Reviewed August 24, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Eldon from Philippines
Group
King Room with City View
Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

Exceptional”

Still the best hotel in San Francisco

Reviewed September 11, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
gilbert from United States
Couple
King Room with City View
Stayed 4 nights in September 2016

25th anniversary ”

Great luxurious hotels sometimes forget ,it's the small things that stand out. The gym although on property is not part of the hotel and guests have to pay a daily fee to use the facilities, not mentioned on the website. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary there over this past week, we mentioned it upon making the reservations, we also mentioned it upon arrival, a token of appreciation would of been nice from such a large hotel as what we received from the small Inn we stayed in on napa a few days before arriving at the fairmont., to our suprise there was no card or flowers left in our room . That was a bit of a disappointment. But overall the hotel and it's staff are wonderful, will go back. Bring your own card and flowers.

Reviewed September 25, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Thomas from United States
Couple
Queen Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

Daughter Got Married”

The room was beautiful with large bathroom and beautiful views of the bay. The staff was so helpful, and so attentive. The beautiful nod to days gone by... along with a bee garden with herbs and honey to be used locally. A long hallway that displays many pictures of the history and the people who stayed at the hotel through the years. Getting around in the city was by walking, cable cars, trolleys, and cabs. It was so nice to come out of the hotel, and have the staff get us a taxi within a 1 -2 minutes. Our daughter got married (she stayed at hotel too.), it was a beautiful, non-stressful time in part due to the great service and surrounding at this historic Fairmont Hotel.

Reviewed August 06, 2018
7.6
Very good
Tat
Business traveler
Standard - Double Bed
Stayed 6 nights in July 2019

Classy and Elegant Hotel”

Convenient location in central San Francisco area. Walking distance to union square and Chinatown area.

Reviewed July 20, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Ke from Canada
Couple
Queen Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

Wonderful stay!”

Wonderful hotel. I love stay at fairmont. Always has professional and warm service. The location is great. Near everything thing. Cable car stop just frond of hotel. The room is large and bed is comfortable. Recommend anyone stay this hotel during your trip at SF.

Reviewed September 03, 2019
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