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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 5115 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Horrible from beginning to end

    What a disaster. We travel often and always book luxury hotels. This place is overrated and overpriced - surviving on an old and out dated reputation. We checked in to a very dirty, loud and outdated guest room: filthy carpet, dusty windows and surfaces, and you could hear everything through the paper-thin walls. The elevators were broken, the line to check in was a 25 minute wait with one front desk agent servicing everyone. Our experience only got worse. We ordered room service and figured a “luxury hotel” like the Fairmont would have decent quality food in house - it couldn’t have been worse. I am not exaggerating by saying DiGiorno frozen pizza would have been significantly better than the pizza they served us. The rest of the food was equally gross. We got terrible sleep in the loud and uncomfortable room and actually couldn’t wait to checkout. As we left, the valet brought our car up in the pouring rain and parked it out in the open where we got soaked getting into it. We left in a rush and when we got home we found significant damage on our previously spotless and garage kept brand new car. Fairmont referred us to some shoddy third party company called propark (who they contract with to park your car). They promptly denied our claim and never sent a letter or called us to notify us of the denial. I only discovered that the claim had been denied after contacting the Fairmont weeks later. If you ever stay here I’d suggest you take a video and pictures of your car before you check in and before you leave the property. Because they are not trustworthy, honest or professional with guest’s vehicles. I witnessed them recklessly whipping vehicles around a parking garage and speeding around city streets. I complained to an executive assistant named Kendra who was very unhelpful and took precisely zero responsibility or accountability for the damage. She refused to follow through with a phone call as she had previously promised and would only communicate by email. She “encouraged” me to file a claim with my own insurance - I was actually very shocked and surprised and the total lack of customer service from a “high end” expensive luxury hotel like this. The whole experience from start to finish was substandard. The people who work at this property and more importantly those who manage them need training and education. There are PLENTY of better hotels in San Francisco. Save your time and money and yourself from the potential stress of dealing with issues like the ones I’ve experienced. None of which should have ever happened at an expensive luxury hotel.

    Apr 16, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great stay in a landmark hotel

    The hotel is beautifully decorated with classic and modern art and of course pictures showcasing its long and glorious heritage. You feel like you’re taking a trip back in time! The rooftop garden is beautiful with a great view of landmark SF buildings. The restaurant staff provide great service and nice little touches with treats from the waiters and the chefs. I highly recommend it and my family will not allow me to book a different hotel when we go to San Francisco.

    Apr 14, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Loved the Fairmont San Francisco

    What can be said besides everything was perfect. If your looking for an older, historical property with modern convenience, this is one place you should go at least once. Staff were always attentive, restaurant and bar were outstanding, room (and view of the harbor from the tower) was very comfortable. Location is great, inclduing at the intersection of all of the cable cars.

    Apr 12, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Big Corporate Hotel With Service

    We were well taken care of here with an excellent room with a splendid view of the Bay. Lots of room to spread out, which we appreciated. It's a big corporate hotel with lots of room for conferences, but we were here to visit friends and it was also a good location for touring and sight seeing. Good service. here.

    Apr 11, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Place for a Honeymoon

    We stayed in a Golden Gate Suite with panoramic views of the bay and the city. Incredible! I arranged to have the florist spread a path of rose petals from the door to the bed and they made a large rose petal heart on the bed. There was a bottle of Martinelli cider for us with chocolate covered strawberries. I had a driver pick us up at the airport. Both he and the car were great. The concierge staff were fantastic. My wife was blown away and we had such a great honeymoon.

    Apr 11, 2024