Fairmont San Francisco

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 19 publications
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19 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

A whole lot of history converges at the Fairmont San Francisco—as do all of the city’s cable car lines, which offer easy transportation to the Financial District, Union Square, and Fisherman’s Wharf. Full review →



Rooms... in the original building have high ceilings and a rich sense of place, but not all have views; rooms in the vintage-1961 tower have jaw-dropping vistas yet feel more generic.


DK Eyewitness

Famous for its gorgeous lobby and opulent public rooms, the Fairmont is the grandest of all the grand hotels at the top of Nob Hill.



Amenities and special services (including... a newly crafted Intersect Media Lounge complete with multiplayer Guitar Hero and Wii Golf) keep loyal guests coming back. Full review →


Frommer's 34

Its perch atop Nob Hill affords spectacular city views from every room -- though the panoramic views from the Tower Suites are the best. Full review →


Gayot 48

San Francisco socialites have long loved the Fairmont, and the Nob Hill legend gained national fame after a several year run as the St. Gregory on the TV series "Hotel". Full review →



Quite possibly the most popular wedding venue in all of San Francisco, the Fairmont is kind of an essential stop, even if it’s just to take in the lobby in all its candy-colored, chintzy glory. Full review →


Insight Guides

You are greeted by a warm welcome, and an elegant atmosphere extends throughout, except perhaps at the tropical-themed Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar. Full review →



Hilltop San Francisco landmark fresh off a renovation with a locavore restaurant and historical tiki bar. Full review →


Lonely Planet

Rooms sport traditional business-class furnishings, but lack the finer details of a top-end luxury hotel. Full review →

Heads of state choose the Fairmont, whose magnificent lobby is decked out with crystal chandeliers, marble floors and towering yellow-marble columns.

Michelin Guide

This queen of the city retains a traditional charm.


National Geographic

"One of the most ornate hotels in town; it just breathes sophistication."—Richard Sterling. 591 guestrooms and suites in restored 1907 beauty atop Nob Hill; grand rooms with expansive... Full review →


Oyster 4.0

The Fairmont combines the history, cachet, and decor of a turn-of-the-20th-century grand old dame with the amenities, technology, and corporate-dominated clientele of a large chain property. Full review →


Rough Guide

The most famous of Nob Hill’s landmark hotels... fantastic views from the rooms.


Star Service Tick 5

This remains the most commercial of the once elite Nob Hill hotels, but it is also the most impressive. Full review →


The Telegraph 8.0

Opened in 1907 on the top of Nob Hill, The Fairmont is a decadent and opulent hotel that's still one of the best places to stay for anyone visiting this great city. Full review →


Time Out 69

High atop Nob Hill, the Fairmont is the grand dame of San Francisco hotels, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

The 591 guest rooms here are old-school elegant, with overstuffed chairs, damask drapes, and dark-wood furnishings. Full review →


Zagat 4.3

"If you like being spoiled", this "legendary" "San Francisco classic" atop Nob Hill thrills, from the lobby's "amazing old-time elegance", to the "superior" staff that makes you "feel like royalty".

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Fairmont San Francisco

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950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA

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