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Hotel overview

World-renowned, The Fairmont San Francisco hotel presents an awe-inspiring picture of historic San Francisco. The grandeur of this luxury hotel atop Nob Hill coupled with its reputation for impeccable service promises a truly memorable experience during your San Francisco vacation. Each of the San Francisco hotel's spacious guestrooms and suites have been elegantly updated including flat screen TVs, luxury linen ensembles and pillow top beds.  Centrally located, this luxury San Francisco hotel is a short cable car trip from the bustling Downtown, Financial District, Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf. In fact, The Fairmont San Francisco hotel is the only spot in San Francisco where each of the City's cable car lines meet.

In addition to its 591 guest rooms and suites this luxury San Francisco hotel offers fine dining with three renowned restaurants and lounges. With a panoramic view of the City and the Bay from high atop Nob Hill, The Fairmont San Francisco hotel presents an unmatched blend of luxurious accommodations, elegant meeting spaces and superb services, which make for an unforgettable stay.


Nob Hill
San Francisco, CA, USA - San Francisco Intl Airport (SFO) : 15 miles
Oakland, CA, USA - Metropolitan Oakland Intl Apt (OAK) : 30 miles

Property information

Year Built: 1907
Last Renovation: 2013
Accessible rooms: 13
Floors: 23
Total rooms: 591


Hotel details


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Hotel advisories

Advisory Please note, bedding is not guaranteed and is subject to availability at check-in. Additional costs, payable by consumer, may be collected by the hotel for triple or quad occupancy.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.5 4713 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    No longer a premiere hotel

    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.

    Oct 21, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Thoroughly enjoyed and had a relaxing break.

    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!

    Oct 19, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    NY to SF Trip

    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!

    Oct 19, 2021
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful hotel except for flys and no servir amenities

    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.

    Oct 15, 2021
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Short stay but good!

    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.

    Oct 14, 2021