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

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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 4612 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    My favourite

    When I come to San Francisco for my professional meetings, we come to this hotel, it is an old hotel with very good waves, the service is impeccable, fast and neat, beautiful and large room with all the necessary comfort, now we are starting to get to know the staff well, who give us a great welcome every time, the breakfast is very copied and gourmet

    Apr 03, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Historic Fairmont

    One of the most historic hotels in SF. The hotel is conveniently located on the hill overlooking San Francisco. The hotel has classic beauty, magnificent and tall. The hotel room is very beautiful, it looks great and looks great. Good service and breakfast!

    Apr 02, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A Practical Review of the Fairmont Hotel (if that is possible!)

    So, my wife and I spent several days at the Fairmont hotel for a little getaway from the Midwest. Let's start with the pros: 1) Wow Factor: The hotel is historic and is very elegant. What a landmark! 2) Cleanliness: There is a lot of TLC that goes into keeping this massive hotel so clean. Our room was spotless and every area we visited was well kept. Well done! 3) Tonga Room: What a unique gem. A floating band, specialty drinks, and a decor that will transport you to the islands. Wonderful! Now a couple of Cons: 1) Thin walls! You can literally hear every word of the conversation in the next room. We were awoken a couple times due to phone conversations. 2) Scaling the Hill: If you plan on walking around town (we definitely did...), Be prepared for a mighty climb up a very steep hill (Nob Hill). This is not the hotel's fault...but worth a call out. Lastly, we did enjoy the fitness center. Free weights, classes and cardio machines. Very nice for any hotel. Also, the staff were very pleasant. I wouldn't say over the top service, but there is a focus on keeping customers comfortable and happy. Thank you Fairmont Hotel!

    Mar 13, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating

    The building is striking, as is the entrance to the hotel. Unfortunately our room was quite dated, in particular the bathroom and rather small. Whilst there was nothing 'wrong' with our stay, it was not value for money and next time I would try elsewhere. We were also not told about the bar in the basement, which we only found out about from our Uber driver on the way back to the airport which was a shame.

    Mar 03, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent Hotel with Beautiful Views

    Such a beautiful, clean hotel with marvelous food. The service is outstanding and you really feel like you are being taken care of. Inside the hotel are several shops & a dance club. Need some fresh air then walk out on the 4th Floor to find a garden & patio seating. You won't believe your on a rooftop. Inside one shop I actually found a great pair of walking shoes for under $90 (super comfy & cute). We were able to walk to a lot of places from the hotel. Don't want to walk to the Pier then Uber is there within 3 minutes. The rooms are clean & comfortable. If you need room service well, that was great too! I would definitely stay again.

    Feb 26, 2020