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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

The Fairmont San Francisco

Nob Hill, San Francisco
122 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • tonga room
  • rooftop garden
  • laurel court
  • lobby bar
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  • Matt
    MattSeptember 5
    Wow, very impressed with The lobby and the lobby bar. Skip the "tiki bar" disaster in the basement
  • Mark B.
    Mark BJuly 9
    Go look at the penthouse.
  • Nate L.
    Amazing hotel.
  • Michele Dawn S.
    Michele Dawn SandersonDecember 16, 2016
  • Chan Y.
    Chan YunDecember 4, 2016
    Marry Christmas👋👋
  • Trae F.
    Trae FOctober 1, 2016
    Gorgeous hotel all around
  • Xiaolu Z.
    Xiaolu ZhuOctober 1, 2016
    Gorgeous hotel. Love the location. Union square is way too touristy.
  • Danielle E.
    Danielle EbsteinAugust 27, 2016
    Great brunch buffet
  • Cristina
    CristinaJune 29, 2016
    Tallest hotel in SFO.
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MandelbaumJune 25, 2016
    Afternoon tea. Excellent 👌🏻
  • Wilson F.
    Wilson Favre-DelerueApril 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Luxurious insofar as the rooms are comfortable but the minimal F&B offering just isn't up to standards for a luxury hotel.
  • Saioa R.
    Saioa RuizMarch 24, 2016
    Amezing views from the tower rooms...
  • Fran S.
    Fran SuMarch 17, 2016
    Landmark hotel in San Francisco. Holiday decorations are worth checking out.
  • Ingvild M.
    Ingvild M. PlosivJanuary 2, 2016
    The gingerbread house they build for Christmas is definitely worth a visit.
  • Tim
    TimOctober 28, 2015
    I love the lobby bar. Huge and opulent plus great range of good wines
  • Maha A.
    Maha Al MansouriAugust 19, 2015
    I am in love with San Francisco
  • Stijn O.
    Stijn Ortega coppinAugust 18, 2015
    The hotel is great in many ways. Big rooms great service. It's also on top of a steep hill so be prepared to get a nice workout if you want to spend time downtown. I was not impressed by the food.
  • Lori G.
    Tonga Room is awesome.
  • Leah W.
    Leah W.June 27, 2015
    The lobby bar is fun for a relaxing night out. The rooms are gorgeous! Look on Expedia for their free valet parking specials.
  • Nicole L.
    Nicole LewisMarch 15, 2015
    Tonga Room was a nice surprise, beds are comfy and service has been great!
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HoustonMarch 4, 2015
    Wonderful hotel. The maid service is incredibly annoying.
  • Niharika S.
    Niharika ShahJanuary 31, 2015
    Beautiful Lobby 👌
  • Solario
    SolarioJanuary 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to Laurel Court (the bar/restaurant) and grab an exclusive honey saison from Almanac Brewing made from honey collected on site.
  • Layton D.
    Layton DiamentDecember 30, 2014
    I've never actually stayed here, but I would absolutely recommend wandering through during the Christmas season. It's all sorts of merry and bright.
  • Mariianne C.
    Mariianne CraryDecember 27, 2014
    Go for the view
  • Sean S.
    Sean SheppardDecember 21, 2014
    A lot of city history here. Be sure to walk the hall off to the left of the lobby as you enter. There is a fabulous pictorial history of the hotel.
  • Margaret R.
    Margaret RyanDecember 15, 2014
    Giant Candy House during the holidays
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksNovember 26, 2014
    You're probably starting to get hungry since Thursday, but try not to eat this giant Gingerbread house. Instead take a complimentary refreshment while enjoying the music. Sat, 11/29, 11am-2pm. Free. Read more
  • Marc L.
    Marc LewkowitzNovember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A majestic and grand old hotel in San Francisco with a great lobby, speedy free wifi for President's Club members and comfortable beds.
  • Alyssa W.
    Alyssa WNovember 5, 2014
    giants colors
  • herm p.
    herm pugayNovember 4, 2014
    The special events in the Grand Ballroom like fashion shows. I recently attended and shot with my iPhone 6 and was amazed how it was.
  • Mauro M.
    Mauro MagnascoOctober 3, 2014
    When you pay us1.100 a night for a room you expect things to turn out right. We made a reservation for a 2 room condo and a special request for a third bed (10 days in advance), but had to GET HERE...
  • Nikki G.
    Nikki G.September 10, 2014
    Spinsters first general meeting <3
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HylandAugust 17, 2014
    Bali Suite
  • dsinsky
    dsinskyAugust 7, 2014
    Check out the 360 view from the crown room at the top floor of the tower
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksJuly 14, 2014
    Register today for the Corporate Philanthropy Awards & Summit at the Fairmont Hotel.The breakfast event will honor Bay Area philanthropists as well as feature a panel discussion. Thur,7/24, $75 Read more
  • Burcu S.
    Burcu SaraçMay 24, 2014
    Fancy Hotel with loud music coming from the lobby at night.
  • Thiago N.
    Thiago NoronhaJanuary 6, 2014
    Needs a step up in their game. No complimentary gym? Paid internet, in 2014? Breakfast is overpriced - go have it somewhere else. Also, the decor is looking a bit tired.
  • B
    BDecember 20, 2013
    Hot Apple Pie
  • parker j.
    parker jaydenDecember 18, 2013
    New Year's Eve 2014 Party at Fairmont Hotel - San Francisco,CA early @ Tuesday December 31, 2013.Grab Your Tickets @
  • Aida R.
    Aida RDecember 4, 2013
    I was not satisfied with Internet. The price of Internet is to high and just one device can connected with one account !
  • Aida R.
    Aida RDecember 4, 2013
    Although the hotel is so beautiful, but I don't like the room ! I was in many hotels so I know the room must have a good smell! Our bathroom, after every shower smelled like old pipe!
  • ❀✿ YIᑎG ✿❀
    ❀✿ YIᑎG ✿❀November 21, 2013
    Don't forget to check out Tonga downstairs! One of the coolest restaurant lounges I've been to
  • Mark M.
    Mark McclennonNovember 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Hotel in dire need of refurb. My "deluxe" room didn't even have power at the (scruffy) desk in the room - was told that they'd send me an extension cable instead. My tip? Don't.
  • Jenny W.
    Jenny WNovember 12, 2013
    ~$40+tip cherry rose tea was good but light. Amazing orange/mango mini tart and lemon spread
  • BetsyM
    BetsyMOctober 28, 2013
    For the rich peoples.
  • Eddy E.
    Eddy EinemSeptember 26, 2013
    Swinerton Builders was the contractor!
  • Fatima
    FatimaSeptember 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    gummies, yummies and tea
  • Spud H.
    Spud HiltonAugust 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Tonga Room downstairs is wild, tacky tiki fun. Order a Volcano and call a cab.
  • Debbie T.
    Debbie TaylorAugust 25, 2013
    The lobby may be stunning. But the rooms are not.
  • Wa'ad F. A.
    Wa'ad F. AlMahdi🎀August 19, 2013
    I love it💖❤💃💃😍😍😍
  • P.
    Great hotel but the hallways are eerily similar to The Shining!
  • Melanie L.
    Melanie LatinaJuly 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure to check out the cafe for some delicious coffee and enjoy on the rooftop gardens - Best way to wake up!
  • Kamran A.
    Kamran AyubJuly 2, 2013
    Got a discount due to a conference and we arrived late. They put us up in the Napoleon Suite, or should I say, apartment. It was awesome. Staff is super friendly! Excellent place to stay.
  • Gusto L.
    Gusto LopezJune 26, 2013
    Words cannot explain how beautiful this venue is. The Fairmont is classic luxury. Whether you stay the night or get married here, you cannot go wrong with this beautiful hotel!!!
  • Sally C.
    Sally CedarJune 20, 2013
    Great view from the tower.
  • nil l.
    nil labJune 14, 2013
    Free electric vehicle parking *IF YOU PAY FOR VALET PARKING*
  • Scott D.
    Scott DavisApril 14, 2013
    Where Obama lays his head down when he is not at @ the Getty Mansion.with his hand in the till of the rich and infamous.
  • Benedict C.
    Benedict CorpuzApril 14, 2013
    Head to the Tonga Room for great adult beverages.
  • Julian T.
    Julian TreasureApril 12, 2013
    Go for a Tower Room. The extra cost is worth it for the best view in San Francisco.
  • Price
    PriceMarch 14, 2013
    Get a suite... a shower, a shave, a feel of a suit. Then get your haircut on the balcony, get some sun.
  • Alex C.
    Alex ClaneyJanuary 29, 2013
    Join the Presidents club and the WiFi is complementary.
  • Valerie B.
    Valerie BrownJanuary 1, 2013
    Great fish tacos and friendly waiters at the lobby restaurant. Plan on having them often as a new local
  • Lien T.
    Lien TranDecember 1, 2012
    Check out the 22-foot Gingerbread house this holiday season!
  • Doug Z.
    Doug ZamenskyNovember 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Be sure to take in the view from the rooftop garden and definitely don't miss having a Mai tai at the tonga room!
  • Alyx H.
    Alyx HeiserOctober 29, 2012
    Don't try get here just after the SFGiants have won the World Series!
  • Monica M.
    Monica MOctober 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you sign up at for president's club, you get free wifi and gym usage - even on your first stay. Just sign up before you go to the gym.
  • Brenda G.
    Brenda GarrandOctober 24, 2012
    Concierge, Tom Wolfe is superb. Bangkok suite is blissful. Very lovely hotel.
  • Bryan C.
    Bryan CottonOctober 6, 2012
    Beautiful lobby! Worth visiting even if you're not staying here
  • NBC Politics
    NBC PoliticsJuly 23, 2012
    Mitt Romney held a fundraiser at The Fairmont in San Francisco, California on July 22, 2012.
  • Ari
    AriJuly 18, 2012
    Calamari has great presentation but is basically 10% calamari and 90% fried air do not get
  • Wana
    WanaJune 12, 2012
    Very luxury hotel but no complimentary wifi..
  • Yu-Ann
    Yu-AnnJune 7, 2012
    Coming from japan, it is worlds apart in comp services. After paying 400+ for a room,shouldn't the gym be complimentary?
  • Brad D.
    Brad DunnJune 7, 2012
    This hotel is bullshit. Paying this much for a room and they fucking charge you to use the gym.... $15 to use the gym. No free wifi. Lame.
  • Valeria K.
    Ask the staff about the ghost, especially the nighttime staff
  • Nikki T.
    Nikki T.May 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic View from the Crown Room !
  • Aimee W.
    Aimee WongMarch 29, 2012
    Their shampoo, conditioner & lotion is worth the price. Indulge yourself!
  • Kayti G.
    Kayti GregoryMarch 26, 2012
    Restaurant has really slow service.
  • diane c.
    diane cheadleJanuary 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Walking around the hotel area can be tough with the hills but great work out
  • David K.
    David KuoDecember 31, 2011
    Check out the giant gingerbread house during Christmas!
  • DJ Latin Prince ✔ 
    DJ Latin Prince ✔ November 12, 2011
    When Im in SF i stay here. The service is wonderful. !
  • Terry S.
    Terry SimpsonOctober 26, 2011
    The garden room just off the lobby use to be the library where the UN charter was adopted
  • Andres M.
    Andres MendietaOctober 3, 2011
    Visit the Tonga Room and the Roof Garden
  • Scuba S.
    Scuba SteveAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Nothing has changed since 1912. Especially the staff...
  • Richard D.
    Richard DancelJuly 17, 2011
    Dancellabz was here!
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BilsJuly 16, 2011
    Double check your bill for inaccuracies
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BilsJuly 16, 2011
    Ask for Michael at when needing restaurant recommendations/directions at the concierge desk
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BilsJuly 12, 2011
    Ask for Michael at the concierge desk-super nice!
  • Scuba S.
    Scuba SteveJuly 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    There isn't a unique 360 degree view in the penthouse @Eduardo. Bad tip! The only place with 360 views at the Fairmont is in the Crown Room on the top floor of the tower. Penthouse is a hotel room...
  • Eduardo T.
    Eduardo TorielloJune 14, 2011
    Unique 360º view of San Francico Read more
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityApril 29, 2011
    On May 20, don your black- or white-tie best and grab a mask for the debut of S.F. Symphony & Symphonix's Masked Ball. The Venetian Room will be dripping with decadence, champagne and music.
  • Neil K.
    Neil KellyApril 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Take the lobby elevator to the parking level and exit through the garage or cafe and you're right at the Powell st cable car stop.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LynchApril 25, 2011
    Fantastic location and quality of service.
  • Amnesty International
    Amnesty InternationalApril 13, 2011
    In 1945 the Fairmont hosted international statesmen for meetings culminating in the creation of the United Nations. The UN Charter was drafted in the hotel's Garden Room.
  • AnyClip
    AnyClipApril 11, 2011
    From this building, Scottie follows Madeleine in Vertigo, watch it now! Read more
  • AnyClip
    AnyClipApril 11, 2011
    A scene from The Game was filmed here, watch it now! Read more
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMarch 2, 2011
    Party with SF Weekly at their DRINK event on 3/12 in the Grand Ballroom, 7pm-9pm. Buy your tickets now at See you next Saturday!
  • The Bold Italic
    The Bold ItalicFebruary 28, 2011
    The rooftop garden -- featuring a lawn, fountain, and palm trees -- is free and open 24 hours. Read more
  • Kat S.
    Kat ShaulFebruary 27, 2011
    Great view, cool bar, but skip the mojito...there are way better options
  • Toby C.
    Toby C.February 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    check out the courtyard
  • bobby d.
    bobby dasslerJanuary 27, 2011
    Walk up Mason 6 times in 2 days and you'll feel great!
  • LaRubin
    LaRubinJanuary 27, 2011
    How to get free wi-fi in the room: go to lobby, login to free wi-fi there, go to, register in President's Club (free), and you'll get membership number you use for free wi-fi in the room.
  • Shea M.
    Shea McnamaraJanuary 27, 2011
    Avoid the Tonga room.
  • Natalie W.
    Natalie WJanuary 26, 2011
    Hotel was beautiful. Tonga was amazing. Tom Wolfe was very helpful. Trude was not. At all.
  • Sonya S.
    Sonya SinghNovember 24, 2010
    Parking is rather expensive at the hotel
  • Rachel G.
    Rachel GillOctober 24, 2010
    Wine glasses are dirty. Thanks Fairmont !
    HISTORYSeptember 20, 2010
    It is said that every US President since William Howard Taft has stayed at this hotel. This hotel is the first place Tony Bennett ever sang “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”
  • Fairmont S.
    Try the sliders at the Laurel Court- they're perfect!
  • Fatima
    FatimaAugust 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    one of my fave places in the city - rooftop garden. nice staff, especially @ cento. best tea!
  • Fatima
    FatimaAugust 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    They have the best tea ever!
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KnightJuly 31, 2010
    Definitely go for the rooms with a view, otherwise you get to look at the inside courtyard, which is pretty awful.
  • yo y.
    yo yoshidaApril 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    United Nations founded here and at Grace Cathedral
  • yo y.
    yo yoshidaApril 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    UN founded here and Grace Cathedral
  • Michael F.
    Michael FurlongApril 17, 2010
    No free gym.. Booooo!
  • Crystal T.
    Crystal TaylorApril 11, 2010
    The eggs Benedict is tasty!
  • Alex B.
    Alex BMarch 28, 2010
    The place to stay in SF
  • Todd S.
    Todd SullivanFebruary 3, 2010
    No free wifi.
  • John-Paul G.
    John-Paul GalloJanuary 22, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Great hotel, decently priced. Great views from the rooms for the most part because of its location on top of Nob Hill. If you're not staying here, the lobby is worth a visit + drink in the lounge.
  • Carol M.
    Carol MerryDecember 7, 2009
    Request an exterior-facing room for one of the best views of San Francisco
  • Júnior B.
    Hotel excelente!
  • Jürgen
    JürgenMay 27, 2014
    Tolles, ehrwürdiges Hotel! Je höher das Zimmer im Turm, desto besser die Aussicht
  • Burju
    BurjuSeptember 28, 2013
    Bıktım Amerika'dan :( Türkiye'yi özledim :( ama otel çok güzel :) Türkçe tavsiye bırakmakta ayrı bir zevk Ne mutlu Türküm diyene :)
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