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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 4634 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent Service and Unparalleled View!

    Coming to SF to spend some quality time has become my routine. The choice of lodging has always been Fairmont San Francisco. I have been a fan of Fairmont since I was converted by the excellent Gold floor staff in Fairmont Pacific Rim, and the service one can expect at Fairmont San Francisco is equally excellent with friendly staff and welcoming environment. The staff would go out of their way to make sure all of my needs are taken care off. For instance, the upgrade to Golden Gate suite was full when I checked in, so I wanted to do a mid-stay upgrade since I was going to be there for four nights. I switched on the third night and Fairmont waived all upgrade fees. What a nice surprise. Signature Golden Gate suites have views that are unparalleled! One thing to note is that the breakfast is a bit basic during the health crisis and the restaurant downstairs only served simple grab and go items. I noticed enhanced screening for temperature checks and cleaning standards to ensure the safety of guests and staff. I would definitely come back again. Highly recommended!

    Apr 07, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Perfect stay!

    Our room was beautifully decorated and spacious with a luxurious bed. I highly recommend the balcony suites - the views are absolutely spectacular. Staff were exceptional and and we can’t wait to come back!

    Apr 02, 2021
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A shell of its former self

    Staying at the Fairmont in San Francisco has always been about the total experience, a feeling of luxury with professional top of the line service. The beautiful view is still there, but the hotel feels abandoned. No restaurants or room service, not even coffee pods or mini bar in the rooms, and you can't help but feel sad for all of the staff who have apparently lost their jobs. Depressing

    Mar 29, 2021
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating

    I understand that covid has gotten in the way of things, but the only thing special about this visit was the name of the hotel. There were essentially no services, other than the valets, who were great. I understand SF prices, but even under those guidelines I think that $50 for 3 pastries, 2 hard boiled eggs & coffees was a bit steep. but that was the only food available. While closing the restaurant and bar may have been mandated by CA regulations due to covid, keeping the kitchen open for room service would have been nice.

    Mar 19, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Definitely great place for a getaway!

    When we arrived the staff gave excellent service with assisting and advising on all our questions since it was our first time there. Safety precautions were also great and taking temperature at initial arrival. They have a patio that you can chill at and can safely practice social distancing.

    Feb 23, 2021