The Fairmont San Francisco

950 Mason Street , San Francisco, CA
Nob Hill

Action Bar

18
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms17.5
  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service18
  • Overall18
37
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

Location, view

What the hotel could do better:

Service in general could be better

Cemre

Stayed May 2015

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Hotel Description

The Fairmont hotels are known for their fairly conservative, traditional bent. But that’s not necessarily a criticism. The Fairmont San Francisco, in particular, is a historic gem, one of the original Big Four luxury hotels atop Nob Hill, at the confluence of the city’s remaining cable car lines. It dates back to the days immediately following the 1906 earthquake, and it’s been a fixture ever since, a proper old-fashioned luxury hotel in a town that still knows what luxury is about.

There are flashier-looking places in this city, but few that are plusher. Here the room décor stays out of the way of the views, which, given the prime location, are rarely anything short of extraordinary, especially in the suites. Opulence is the order of the day, and the style is a distinct throwback to the golden age of travel.

As for the services and amenities, they’re every bit the picture of the modern business-luxury grand hotel — there’s a spa, a fitness center, meeting facilities you could get lost in, and a handful of swanky bars and upscale restaurants. One of these nightspots, it must be said, is perhaps the Fairmont’s secret weapon; the Tonga Room, a tiki bar complete with indoor pond and artificial rainstorms, steps well over the line into kitsch territory, but it’s a delightful sort of kitsch, and a genuinely unique experience.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 591 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Credit card guarantee required at time of booking.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Credit card guarantee required at time of booking.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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