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The Fairmont San Francisco

Fairmont

950 Mason Street 
San Francisco, CA 94108
USA

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Overview

Special Offers

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The world-renowned Fairmont San Francisco presents an awe-inspiring picture of the historic City by the Bay. The grandeur of this luxury hotel, coupled with its reputation for impeccable service promises a truly memorable experience during your stay.

Known for turning moments into memories for leisure travelers, Fairmont San Francisco offers 606 luxurious guestrooms and suites and fine dining with its two renowned restaurants and lounges. Not to be missed is the distinctive Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar where you can enjoy tropical cocktails and live music played by a band on a floating boat. With panoramic views of the City and the Bay, the Hotel presents an unmatched blend of luxurious accommodations, modern amenities and superb services.

Centrally located atop Nob Hill, Fairmont San Francisco is a short cable car trip from the bustling Downtown, Financial District, Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has been committed to protecting the environment for over 20 years. In 2010, the hotel installed four honeybee hives atop the rooftop garden.

Exclusive SmartNights Amenities

  • Continental Breakfast for two daily in the Laurel Court Restaurant (Maximum value of $35 per person, per day)
  • $100 Food and Beverage credit, per room, per stay
  • Complimentary WiFi
The following amenities are subject to availability at the time of check-in:
  • Upgrade

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM

Accommodations

Number of Rooms: 606 rooms as well as 62 suites

Fairmont Room

Recently restored to their original splendor, these Fairmont San Francisco hotel rooms are cozy and quiet. Located on floors two through six in the historical seven-story main building, they are beautifully decorated with royal blues and golds, and each has a marble bath. All luxury hotel rooms have also been updated with flat-panel TVs, luxury linen ensembles, pillow top beds and Keurig coffee makers. All of these cozy San Francisco hotel rooms have windows that open and face the interior view.

  • Room Size: 325 sq.ft. / 30 sq.m
  • Bed Type: One Queen bed
  • Location: Main building
  • View: Limited view of the interior courtyard

Fairmont Exterior

The Fairmont Exterior rooms have been beautifully restored, and come complete with marble baths, large desks and sitting areas. With 14-foot vaulted ceilings, these San Francisco hotel rooms are quite large and are located on floors two through six in the historical seven-story Main Building. All luxury guestrooms have also been updated with flat-panel TVs, luxury linen ensembles, pillow top beds and Keurig coffee makers. The Fairmont Exterior rooms also feature windows that open and offers Nob Hill neighborhood view.

  • Room Size: 425 sq.ft. / 39 sq.m
  • Bed Type: One King bed, two Queen beds, or two Full beds
  • Location: Main Building
  • View: San Francisco city and Nob Hill neighborhood

Deluxe Room

Deluxe rooms are located in the Tower building. The Tower is a more contemporary building and was built to take advantage of the stunning views atop Nob Hill. All rooms have been completely renovated, and include oversized marble baths with separate showers and tubs, as well large desks and sitting areas. These stylish San Francisco hotel rooms have also have been updated with flat-panel TVs, luxury linen ensembles, pillow top beds and Keurig coffee makers. They also feature picture windows with unrivaled skyline views.

  • Room Size: 370 sq.ft. / 34 sq.m
  • Bed Type: One King bed or two Queen beds
  • Location: Tower building
  • View: San Francisco skyline

Signature Room

Signature rooms are located in the Tower facing the San Francisco bay. The Tower is a more contemporary building, and was built to take advantage of the stunning views atop Nob Hill. All rooms have been completely renovated, and include oversized marble baths with separate showers and tubs, as well as large desks and sitting areas. These stylish San Francisco hotel rooms have also been updated with flat-panel TVs, luxury linen ensembles, pillow top beds and Keurig coffee makers. These spacious San Francisco hotel rooms also feature picture windows with unparalleled views of the Bay.

  • Room Size: 370 sq.ft. / 34 sq.m
  • Bed Type: One King bed or two Queen beds
  • Location: Tower building
  • View: Unparalleled panoramic views of the San Francisco bay, from Alcatraz to Coit Tower

Main Building Suite

Main Building Suites at Fairmont San Francisco hotel have a spacious parlor, bedroom and marble bathroom. The bedroom and living room are separated by a door for privacy. Each suite is unique in decor, layout and size, but all feature updated amenities including Frette linen ensembles, flat panel TVs and Bose sound systems. An additional bedroom can be added to form a two-Bedroom Suite. Suites can also easily accommodate a rollaway bed.

  • Bed Type: One King bed
  • Size: 750 square feet
  • View: City view

Tower Suite

Tower Suites at Fairmont San Francisco hotel afford the most breathtaking views of San Francisco. Contemporary in design, Tower Suites are bordered by large picture windows and equipped with telescopes to capture views from the bedroom and living room. These luxurious San Francisco suites can easily accommodate 12 people for entertaining. Tower Suites have a spectacular marble bathroom with separate bath and shower. All suites have been updated with flat-panel TVs, luxury linen ensembles, pillow top beds, Nespresso coffee machines and a Bose sound system in the living room. Tower Suites also can be connected to a second bedroom with either one King bed or two Queen beds, based on availability.

  • Room Size: 640 sq.ft. / 59 sq.m
  • Bed Type: One King bed, Queen size sofa bed
  • Location: Tower Building
  • View: Sweeping views of San Francisco bay and city skyline

Main Buliding Corner Suite

Main Building Corner Suites are spacious and feature two full bathrooms. One is in the parlor which is separated from the bedroom by a door for privacy. Each parlor contains a Queen-size sofa sleeper and dining area for 4 people. Located in one of the Main Building's corners, these suites offer additional light. This luxury suite can easily accommodate a rollaway bed and an additional bedroom may be added to make a two bedroom suite. The Main Building Corner Suites are perfect for families or for entertaining small groups. Each of these distinctive San Francisco suites are unique in decor, layout and size, but all have been updated with flat-panel TVs, luxury linen ensembles, pillow top beds and Nespresso coffee machines.

  • Room Size: 875 sq.ft. / 81 sq.m
  • Bed Type: King bed, Queen size sofa bed
  • Location: Main Building, floors 2-6
  • View: Nob Hill neighborhood view

Fairmont with Sofa bed

Fairmont Rooms with Sofa Beds are spacious rooms and can accommodate up to 6 adults. Located in the Main Building, these recently renovate rooms offer luxurious accommodations, featuring either 1 King, 2 Queens or 2 Double beds, with a sitting area and sofa bed. Rooms have been updated with flat-panel TVs, luxury linen ensembles, pillow top beds and Keurig coffee makers. Fairmont Rooms with Sofa Beds also feature windows that open boasting views of the Nob Hill Neighborhood.

  • Room Size: 425 sq.ft. to 550 sq.ft. / 39 sq.m to sq.m
  • Bed Type: One King or Two Queen Beds or Two Double Beds, One Double Sofa Bed
  • Location: Main building
  • View: Nob Hill Neighborhood

Signature Golden Gate Suite

Signature Golden Gate Suites offer spectacular panoramic views of the City and Bay including landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Coit Tower and the TransAmerica Pyramid. All are equipped with telescopes in the living room which is separated from the bedroom by double doors. Situated on the corner of the Tower Building, these suites are located on floors 12-21 and offer an abundance of natural light. Luxuriously appointed, our Signature Golden Gate Suites features spectacular marble bathroom with separate bath and shower, flat-panel TVs, pillow top beds, Nespresso coffee machines and Bose sound systems. These suites also can be connected to a second bedroom with either one King bed or two Queen beds, based on availability.

  • Room Size: 640 square feet / 59 square meters
  • Bed Type: One king bed, Queen size sofa bed
  • Location: Tower building
  • View: Sweeping views of San Francisco bay and city skyline including the Golden Gate Bridge

Napoleon Two-Bedroom Suite

With décor inspired by the story of Napoleon Bonaparte and his beloved Josephine, the Napoleon Two-Bedroom Suite, located on the 2nd floor of the Main Building, has been transformed into a refined two-bedroom suite, complete with a wet bar and living room. This spacious suite is ideal for families and sleeps 6 with a King bed in the master bedroom, 2 Queen beds in the second bedroom and 2.5 bathrooms. The master bedroom and bathroom boast views of San Francisco's city skyline. The master bathroom has been completely renovated with new Carrera marble and large shower. Equally well suited for an unforgettable romantic getaway or family vacation, the Napoleon Two-Bedroom Suite is particularly perfect as a bridal suite option for wedding day preparation with many beautiful photo opportunities to capture special memories.

  • Room Size: 1500 square feet / 139 square meters
  • Bed Type: One King bed (master bedroom); Two Queen beds (second bedroom)
  • Location: Corner suite in the main building on the 2nd floor.
  • View: Rooftop garden view

Main Building Balcony Suite

Main Building Balcony Suites at Fairmont San Francisco feature an ornately filigreed terrace, an elegant parlor, bedroom and marble bath. The bedroom and living room are separated by a door for privacy. Each of these graceful San Francisco suites are unique in decor, layout and size, but all feature updated with flat-panel TVs, luxury linen ensembles, pillow top beds and Nespresso coffee machines. An additional bedroom can be added to form a Two-Bedroom Suite. Suites can also easily accommodate a rollaway bed.

  • Room Size: 750 sq.ft. / 70 sq.m
  • Bed Type: One Queen
  • Location: Main Building
  • View: City view

Buckingham Balcony Suite

The Buckingham Balcony Suite, located in the hotel's historic Main Building, has been restored to its early 1900s prestige and character. The stately suite, believed to have been the original presidential accommodation of the hotel, features built-in bookcases, wood paneling and a fireplace. Its design was heavily inspired by a 1930s cigar room, and features rich chocolate and sable colored leather, brushed bronze and copper metals, and ember orange accents. The distinctive suite also boasts two unique features; a spacious enclosed glass balcony overlooking the San Francisco skyline, and a dry bar hidden behind a "secret" door. The suite lends itself perfectly to both business meetings and high-end events. This suite can connect to Main Building Suite, based on availability.

  • Bed Type: One King bed
  • Size: 650 square feet / 59 Sq. m
  • View: San Francisco skyline

The Cambridge Suite

The elegance of the Cambridge Suite is as classic as Fairmont San Francisco itself with views of nearby Grace Cathedral, the Pacific Union Building (formerly the Flood Mansion) and the hotel's iconic flags. In tones of deep aubergine, pearl, lavender and silver, the elegant suite's gracefully understated decor is inspired by the nature and flowers of the English countryside. Its living room boasts a decorative fireplace and a roomy seating area perfect for an afternoon tea party or evening cocktails. The dazzling bedroom features a large walk-in closet complete with dressing table and ottoman. This suite's spacious living room and two full bathrooms.The Cambridge Suite may also be connected to the adjoining bedroom (one King bed) to create a two-bedroom suite, based on availability.

  • Bed Type: one King bed
  • Size: 1,100 square feet
  • View: Grace Cathedral and Huntington Park

Diplomat Tony Bennett Suite

The Diplomat Tony Bennett Suite pays homage to the artist who left his heart in San Francisco, and first performed the signature tune in the hotel in 1961. Located on the 22nd floor of the Tower Building, the suite features the original artwork of Tony Bennett and celebrates incredible panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz, Coit Tower and beyond. A beautiful foyer separates a chic bedroom and bathroom from a spacious living room and dining area with ample seating. This elegant San Francisco suite may be connected to a second bedroom with King bed to create a two-bedroom suite, based on availability.

  • Bed Type: one King bed
  • Size: 1,125 square feet
  • View: 180-degree view from Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz Island, the Financial District, the East Bay, Downtown San Francisco and Twin Peaks

Fairmont Suite

Situated on the highest floor of the Tower building, 23 stories above Nob Hill, the Fairmont Suite grants the most astonishing, wrap around views of the City and Bay. The suite dazzles with gold, copper, and granite tones, inspired by the mines that brought so many to the region. The expansive suite boasts a newly constructed master bathroom, which encompasses a double vanity, glass shower, an infinity bathtub that overlooks the city, and a dressing table. The suite's spacious living room includes a dining table and a large lounging sectional perfect for a sophisticated cocktail gathering with clients or an intimate dinner for two. The suite may be connected to a second bedroom with a King bed, based on availability.

  • Bed Type: one King bed
  • Size: 1,450 square feet
  • View: 180-degree view from Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz Island, the Financial District, the East Bay, Downtown San Francisco and Twin Peaks

Penthouse Suite

The extraordinary Penthouse Suite at Fairmont San Francisco features three large bedrooms; four bathrooms; living room with fireplace, stereo system and plasma screen television; formal dining room; spectacular library; billiard room and an outside terrace overlooking the City and Bay.

  • Bed Type: one King bed (master bedroom), one King bed (guestroom), one Queen bed (children's bedroom)
  • Size: 6,000 square feet
  • View: San Francisco skyline and bay view

Guest Services

24-Hour Room Service

Baby Sitting

The Fairmont San Francisco uses the services of the Bay Area Child-Care Agency, a well-known babysitting company in San Francisco. Bay Area Child-Care Agency will provide your family with childcare support during the day, for those special evenings away, weekends and holidays. For information and reservations, please contact the hotel's Concierge, or call owner Gordon Fong at: (415) 309-5662.

Concierge

The Concierge is available 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. daily in the Main Lobby of the hotel. The Concierge is available for assistance with dinner reservations; tickets for the theatre, opera, symphony or other major attractions; directions to sites in San Francisco and throughout Northern California; or any other request that will ensure a pleasant and enjoyable visit.

In-House Florist

Ornamento

Gift Shop

The following boutiques and salons are located in the hotel:

  • Christine Foley Knitwear
  • Kashmir
  • Fairmont Logo Shop
  • Ornamento Flowers
  • S. Bernstein & Co. Jade and Oriental Art
  • Vendetta Men's Apparel Vintage Cuban Cigars Fumo Blu Cigar Smoking Room
  • W.H. Smith Gift Shop

Laundry and Valet Service

In order to guarantee same-day laundry services, items must be received by 9:00 a.m. Pressing services and 24-hour shoe shine are also available.

Multilingual Staff

Safe-Deposit Boxes

Safe deposit boxes are available at the Front Desk at no extra charge.

Self-parking

The Fairmont Hotel Garage is located on the corner of Powell and California Streets.

  • Valet parking for guests is $71 per night including unlimited access.
  • Parking for visitors is $6 for every twenty minutes or $15 per hour with a daily maximum of $71.
  • Parking fees are subject to a 14% cty tax & a 1.5% Turism Improvement District Assessment

Valet Parking

The Fairmont Hotel Garage is located on the corner of Powell and California Streets.

  • Valet parking for guests is $71 per night including unlimited access.
  • Parking for visitors is $6 for every twenty minutes or $15 per hour with a daily maximum of $71.
  • Parking fees are subject to a 14% cty tax & a 1.5% Turism Improvement District Assessment.

Express Check-Out

Guests may verify their account and check-out directly through the television in the guest rooms. A receipt will be mailed out to the address provided by the guest at the time of reservation or check-in.

Pet Policy

Pets under 20 pounds are permitted in the hotel. The animal must be on a leash at all times and must not be left unattended in the room. Seeing-eye dogs are always welcome and exempt of restrictions.

Bell Staff

Bellmen are located at the Porte Cochere and in the Main Lobby of the hotel. They will be happy to assist you with porterage and luggage storage.

Facilities

Business Center

Location:
Terrace Level

Hours:
Monday to Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Services:

  • Binding
  • Computer
  • Fax machine
  • Laser printing
  • Office supplies
  • Photocopying
  • Printing
  • Word processing

Audio-Visual Services:

  • Audio-visual rental equipment
  • Cassette duplication
  • Full staging, lighting and production capabilities
  • Multimedia modules
  • Original artwork/slide production
  • 24-hour delivery and set-up

Fitness Center

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Located conveniently on the Terrace Level of San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel, Active Fitness at Nob Hill offers a luxurious, comfortable environment for exercise. Active Fitness features state-of-the-art Techno gym cardio and strength training equipment.

Facility:

  • Private Men's and Women's Whirlpool, Steam and Sauna
  • Fitness Center with:
    • Stairclimbers
    • Stationary bikes
    • Treadmills
    • Eliptical Trainers

Other Services:

  • Daily class schedule includes:
    • Aerobics
    • Cardio
    • Pilates
    • Stretch and tone
    • Yoga
    • Spinning
  • Health food bar
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Personal trainers

High-Speed Internet Access

$13.95 for 24 hours unless a Fairmont President's Club member.https://www.fairmont.com/fpc/

Meeting & Conference Facilities

Since 1907, the Fairmont Hotel has been host to the most important meetings and events held in San Francisco. So it was natural that in 1945, delegates from 40 countries around the World met in the historic Garden Room to draft the Charter for the United Nations.

Our expert staff and state-of-the-art facilities help create the perfect venue for events ranging from a Board of Directors Meeting to the Grandest of Galas. San Francisco is well known for its World-class shopping; fabulous restaurants and incredible architecture. And the Fairmont Hotel is set right in the middle of it all.

Handicap-accessible Rooms & Facilities

The hotel is wheelchair accessible, and has a variety of wheelchair accessible rooms. In order to better service the guest, Reservation/Front Desk Agents must be aware of the nature of the guest's needs. From there, necessary steps will be taken to ensure that every need is attended to.

Wedding Facilities

Our dedicated and experienced wedding and event professionals provide warm and intuitive service throughout the planning experience. Your personal wedding and event specialist will expertly coordinate every aspect of your very special occasion. No detail is too small or outside the realm of their expertise, allowing you the ability to enjoy your event with confidence and comfort.

Afternoon Tea

Ballroom

Banquet Facilities

Garden

Gift Shop

Hospitality Desk

Parking

Restaurant

Rooftop Terrace

Spa Nearby

Valet Parking

Fitness Classes

ADA Compliant

Bar

Coffee Shop

Connecting Rooms

Gym

DINING

Laurel Court Restaurant and Bar

Laurel Court Restaurant in San Francisco showcases seasonal menus that are authentically local, traditional and innovative. Our Executive Chef has partnered with local farmers for the freshest, seasonal organic produce and free range poultry and eggs, with the finest of ranchers for natural and dry-aged beef, and with Monterey's Seafood Watch in purchasing from sustainable sources. The Culinary Team produces much of its charcuterie in-house, using traditional cold curing techniques, and handcrafting small batches of such items as sausage, pancetta, and pastrami. Laurel Court features Farm Fresh Salads, Hand-Cut Organic, Dry-Aged Steaks, and Market-Driven Seafood. .

 Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont:

Afternoon Tea has been a tradition for San Franciscans and the guests of our hotel since the opening of the Fairmont San Francisco in 1907. During its tenure, San Francisco Afternoon Tea Service has been offered at numerous venues throughout the hotel. Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar was returned to its original grandeur as the centerpiece of our beautiful lobby and we are proud to offer traditional Afternoon Tea Service in the same style it was served in the Laurel Court 100 years ago. It is our pleasure to serve you as we continue this grand tradition of impeccable service and delectable treats! Our culinary team prepare house-made signature scones, delectable pastries and tea sweets daily, reflecting locally sourced ingredients to ensure an authentically memorable experience. Afternoon Tea is an absolute 'must do' for all who visit San Francisco. Don't miss the most beloved ritual of Afternoon Tea in San Francisco at Fairmont San Francisco.

Hours of Operation:

The Laurel Court Bar:

  • Weekdays: Bar opens at 11:30 a.m. for beverage service. Lounge last call Sunday to Thursday 11:30 p.m. Limited a la carte menu served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m
  • Weekends - Bar opens at 11:30 a.m. for beverage service. Lounge last call Friday and Saturday 12:30 a.m. Limited a la carte menu served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The Laurel Court Restaurant:

  • Breakfast: Weekdays 6:30am to 11:30am, Weekends 7am - 1:30pm
  • Lunch: Daily 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Afternoon Tea: Weekends 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: Daily 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Reservations:

Reservations are suggested

Dress Code:

Smart casual

Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar

Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar is the ideal spot to celebrate memorable occasions such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, graduations and other special events. Rainstorms, thunder and lightning enhance your group dining experience and will turn moments into memories for your guests. The staff at Tonga Room will work with you to create a memorable and unique event. For more details, please contact the Food & Beverage Office (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) at (415) 772-5204!

Hours Of Operation:

THE TONGA ROOM RESTAURANT (featuring Pacific Rim cuisine) Dinner (Open 5 days a week) Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 6:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m.

THE HURRICANE BAR Open 5 days a week: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Sunday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 5:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 5:00 p.m to 12:30 a.m

Tonga's Award Winning Happy Hour: 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights our Happy Hour includes an extensive buffet of Pacific Rim delicacies with items such as mini shiitake egg rolls with Tonga's secret sauce, chicken wontons with chili sauce, Kahlua pork garlic noodles, king prawn crackers with Portuguese sausage dip, macadamia nut pineapple rice, Big Island orzo & assorted tropical fruit with piña colada dip.

Attractions

Movies & Television Shows Filmed at The Fairmont San Francisco

Like many of its celebrity guests, the world-famous Fairmont San Francisco atop Nob Hill has garnered a long list of starring roles to its credit.

The opulent décor of the hotel lobby provided an ideal setting for the television series ''Hotel'', one of the many major motion pictures and television shows to have been filmed at The Fairmont San Francisco.

The classic Hitchcock thriller ''Vertigo'' established the hotel's appeal as a film location in 1958. The hotel's impressive list of motion picture and television roles is listed below:

Vertigo
1958 movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock
starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak

Midnight Lace
1960 movie starring Doris Day, Rex Harrison, Roddy McDowell and Myrna Loy

Petulia
1968 movie starring Julie Christie, George C. Scott and Richard Chamberlain

Towering Inferno
1974 movie starring Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Fred Astaire, William Holden, Faye Dunaway and O.J. Simpson

A Night Full of Rain
1978 movie directed by Lina Wertmuller starring Candice Bergen and Giancarlo Giannini

Hart to Hart
1979 television starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers

The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story
1980 movie starring Stephanie Zimbalist, James Earl Jones, Jack Palance, O.J. Simpson and Bruce Jenner

Chu Chu and The Philly Flash
1981 movie starring Carol Burnett, Alan Arkin, Danny Glover, Ruth Buzzi and Danny Aiello

Shoot the Moon
1982 movie starring Albert Finney and Diane Keaton

Sudden Impact
1983 movie starring Clint Eastwood

Hotel
1983 television starring James Brolin and Connie Sellecca

Hard to Hold
1984 movie starring Rick Springfield

Partners in Crime
1984 television starring Loni Anderson and Lynda Carter

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
1986 television

Christine Cromwell
1989 television starring Jaclyn Smith and Ralph Bellamy

Over My Dead Body
1990 television starring Edward Woodward

Murder She Wrote
1990 television starring Angela Lansbury

Junior
1994 movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito and Emma Thompson

Jade
1995 movie directed by William Friedkin starring David Caruso, Chazz Palminteri and Linda Fiorentino

The Rock
1996 movie starring Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris

Nash Bridges
1997 television starring Don Johnson and Cheech Marin

The Grand Tour
1997 television
A&E

Secrets of San Francisco
2000 television
The Travel Channel

Great Hotels
2001 television
The Travel Channel

Famous Homes & Hideaways
2002 television
Hearst Entertainment

Culinary Travels with Dave Eckert
2002 television
PBS

The Bachelor
2002 television
ABC

The Real World: Battle of the Sexes
2002 television MTV

America's Top 10 Hotels
2003 television
The Travel Channel

America’s Top 10 Penthouses
2003 television
The Travel Channel
 
TV Road Trip
2003 television
The Travel Channel
 
World’s Richest Penthouses
2003 television
The Travel Channel
 
Food Fight
2003 television
The Food Network
 
What not to Wear
2004 television
The Learning Channel
 
The Ultimate Love Test
2004 television
ABC
 
The Best of…Happy Hour
2004 television
The Food Network
 
Perfect Proposal
2004 television
The Learning Channel
 
The Insider’s List
2004 television
Fine Living Network
 
How to get the Guy
2006 television
ABC
 
World’s Funniest Commericals
2008 television
TBS
 
Extreme
2009 television
The Travel Channel
 

Cable Cars

The Fairmont San Francisco is located in the only spot in San Francisco where each of the cable car lines meet. Riding on the only moving historic landmark is a great way to see the sights. Be sure to visit the Cable Car Museum right around the corner from hotel.

Golden Gate Bridge

Easily one of the most famous landmarks in San Francisco - you may enjoy a view of this beautiful span from many of the hotel's guestrooms. Or indulge is spectacular views of San Francisco with a leisurely stroll across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Golden Gate Park

San Francisco's Golden Gate Park is one of the largest man-made parks in the world. It offers numerous activities for the entire family, including running, rollerblading, biking, pedal-boating, fly-fishing, handball, tennis, museums, botanical gardens and more.

San Francisco Zoo

Located 7 miles from The Fairmont San Francisco

Walking Tours

Walking Tours are offered throughout San Francisco. You may visit San Francisco's 'Painted Ladies' to learn the history of these Victorian Homes, or do the same on Nob Hill, Chinatown or Fisherman's Wharf. A walking tour is great way to experience the culture and heritage of this remarkable city.

Alcatraz Island

San Francisco's most popular attraction. Take a step back in time and visit Alcatraz Island and it's infamous prison. Experience life as an inmate during the self guided tour. Eerie and fascinating!

Napa and Sonoma Valleys

Located 46 miles north of San Francisco is the beautiful and breathtaking Wine Country. Visit one of the 400 wineries located in this region, some of which date back to the early 19th century. Or, visit The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa.


Itineraries

Explore the most exciting things to do in Sonoma, CA The hotel staff has compiled a list of suggested itineraries to help you experience the cities most popular attractions and hidden treasures


Interactive Guides

To view more information about the ten best Sonoma recreation opportunities, including events, attractions, restaurants, and nightlife, please click Destination Guide below. For additional excursions and information on things to do in Sonoma County, click on Book Tours & Shows.

Chinatown

Located within two blocks of The Fairmont San Francisco, Chinatown is home to the largest Chinese community outside of China. This area is filled with exotic shops, restaurants, produce markets, herbalists and temples in its 24 square blocks of teeming activity in the midst of downtown.

Fisherman's Wharf

The most popular tourist destination in the City, Fisherman's Wharf is still a working fishing pier, bringing in thousands of tons of fresh fish and crabs annually. Enjoy the shops, restaurants and bay cruises. Fisherman's Wharf is located just a short cable car ride from The Fairmont San Francisco.

Alamo Square

Visit the famous Victorian homes known as the 'painted ladies.' These fabulous residences are easily recognizable from the many appearances on television and in movies.

AT&T Park

Visit the home of the San Francisco Giants. AT&T Park, with its breathtaking views and classic design, was chosen as the 2008 Sports Facility of the Year by Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily as part of the inaugural Sports Business Awards program. The first privately financed ballpark in Major League Baseball since 1962, the Giants' home has many incredible features.The Giants season extends from April through September, not including the playoffs and World Series.

Shopping

San Francisco Centre

The San Francisco Centre is home to over 65 stores, including Nordstrom. This shopping mall is about 10 blocks away from The Fairmont San Francisco, and boasts the World's only spiral escalator. Following are some of the stores available:

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Enzo Angelini
  • JCrew
  • Kenneth Cole
  • Nordstrom
  • Nine West
  • Tourneau

Union Square

Located a few short blocks from The Fairmont San Francisco is one of the finest shopping areas west of Fifth Avenue. Every store imaginable from Neiman Marcus and Saks to Macy's and Gump's is steps from our front door. In addition, there are literally hundreds of smaller boutiques in which one-of-a-kind treasures may be found. The shopping on Union Square features:

  • Brooks Brothers
  • Cartier
  • Celine
  • Chanel
  • Coach
  • Cole-Haan
  • Crate & Barrell
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Gucci
  • Gump's
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Macy's
  • Nike Town
  • Nieman Marcus
  • Nine West
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Victoria's Secret
  • Williams - Sonoma
  • And so much more!

Union Street Shops

Not to be confused with Union Square, here you will find dozens of boutiques and galleries along with a variety of dining options. Union Street is also one of the best areas to experience San Francisco's rich nightlife.

Map / Location

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From San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

  • Take Highway 101 North into the city. 101 North can be accessed from Highway 280 North
  • Stay in the left lane and follow the signs for Highway 101 North, Golden Gate Bridge
  • Take the 9th Street, Civic Center exit. Make a half left onto 9th Street
  • Go 5 blocks to Market Street
  • When you cross over Market Street, 9th Street becomes Larkin Street
  • Go 14 blocks on Larkin Street and turn right onto California Street
  • Go 5 blocks on California Street and turn left onto Mason Street.

From The Fairmont San Francisco to the Airport (SFO)
  • Turn right on California Street, from our front door
  • Go 8 blocks. Turn left onto Van Ness Avenue
  • When you cross Market Street, Van Ness Avenue becomes South Van Ness
  • Follow South Van Ness to Howard
  • Turn right on Howard
  • The airport's 101 South entrance is on other side of the intersection.

From East Bay to the hotel
  • Toll: $6.00: Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m.to 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,$5.00: weekend, $4.00: all other times
  • Take Hwy80 over the Bay Bridge
  • Take the Fremont Street exit off the Bay Bridge. The Fremont Street is the first S.F. exit on the right
  • Turn left at the bottom of the exit onto Fremont Street
  • Get into the right lane and go two blocks until Market Street
  • When you cross over Market Street, Fremont Street becomes Front Street
  • Go two blocks on Front, an turn left onto California Street
  • Go 8 block up California, and turn right onto Mason Street

From South Bay to the hotel
  • Take Hwy. 101 North into the city. 101 North can be accessed from Hwy. 280 NorthStay in the left lane and follow the signs for Hwy. 101 North, Golden Gate Bridge
  • Take the 9th Street/Civic Center exit. Make a half left onto 9th Street
  • Go 5 blocks to Market Street. Stay in the right lane.
  • When you cross over Market Street, 9th becomes Larkin Street
  • Go 14 blocks on Larkin, and turn right onto California Street
  • Go 5 blocks on California, and turn left onto Mason Street.

From North Bay to the hotel
  • Take Highway 101 South over the Golden Gate Bridge ($7.50 toll)
  • Take Lombard Street Exit
  • Go 11 blocks on Lombard Street and turn right onto Gough Street
  • Go 12 block on Gough Street and turn left onto California Street
  • Go 9 blocks on California Street and turn left onto Mason Street.
  • Hotel is on corner of California and Mason Street.

 

Nearby airports: San Francisco (SFO)
Distance: 15 miles

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From San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

  • Take Highway 101 North into the city. 101 North can be accessed from Highway 280 North
  • Stay in the left lane and follow the signs for Highway 101 North, Golden Gate Bridge
  • Take the 9th Street, Civic Center exit. Make a half left onto 9th Street
  • Go 5 blocks to Market Street
  • When you cross over Market Street, 9th Street becomes Larkin Street
  • Go 14 blocks on Larkin Street and turn right onto California Street
  • Go 5 blocks on California Street and turn left onto Mason Street.

From The Fairmont San Francisco to the Airport (SFO)
  • Turn right on California Street, from our front door
  • Go 8 blocks. Turn left onto Van Ness Avenue
  • When you cross Market Street, Van Ness Avenue becomes South Van Ness
  • Follow South Van Ness to Howard
  • Turn right on Howard
  • The airport's 101 South entrance is on other side of the intersection.

From East Bay to the hotel
  • Toll: $6.00: Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m.to 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,$5.00: weekend, $4.00: all other times
  • Take Hwy80 over the Bay Bridge
  • Take the Fremont Street exit off the Bay Bridge. The Fremont Street is the first S.F. exit on the right
  • Turn left at the bottom of the exit onto Fremont Street
  • Get into the right lane and go two blocks until Market Street
  • When you cross over Market Street, Fremont Street becomes Front Street
  • Go two blocks on Front, an turn left onto California Street
  • Go 8 block up California, and turn right onto Mason Street

From South Bay to the hotel
  • Take Hwy. 101 North into the city. 101 North can be accessed from Hwy. 280 NorthStay in the left lane and follow the signs for Hwy. 101 North, Golden Gate Bridge
  • Take the 9th Street/Civic Center exit. Make a half left onto 9th Street
  • Go 5 blocks to Market Street. Stay in the right lane.
  • When you cross over Market Street, 9th becomes Larkin Street
  • Go 14 blocks on Larkin, and turn right onto California Street
  • Go 5 blocks on California, and turn left onto Mason Street.

From North Bay to the hotel
  • Take Highway 101 South over the Golden Gate Bridge ($7.50 toll)
  • Take Lombard Street Exit
  • Go 11 blocks on Lombard Street and turn right onto Gough Street
  • Go 12 block on Gough Street and turn left onto California Street
  • Go 9 blocks on California Street and turn left onto Mason Street.
  • Hotel is on corner of California and Mason Street.

 

Nearby airports: Oakland, CA (OAK)
Distance: 19 miles

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From San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

  • Take Highway 101 North into the city. 101 North can be accessed from Highway 280 North
  • Stay in the left lane and follow the signs for Highway 101 North, Golden Gate Bridge
  • Take the 9th Street, Civic Center exit. Make a half left onto 9th Street
  • Go 5 blocks to Market Street
  • When you cross over Market Street, 9th Street becomes Larkin Street
  • Go 14 blocks on Larkin Street and turn right onto California Street
  • Go 5 blocks on California Street and turn left onto Mason Street.

From The Fairmont San Francisco to the Airport (SFO)
  • Turn right on California Street, from our front door
  • Go 8 blocks. Turn left onto Van Ness Avenue
  • When you cross Market Street, Van Ness Avenue becomes South Van Ness
  • Follow South Van Ness to Howard
  • Turn right on Howard
  • The airport's 101 South entrance is on other side of the intersection.

From East Bay to the hotel
  • Toll: $6.00: Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m.to 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,$5.00: weekend, $4.00: all other times
  • Take Hwy80 over the Bay Bridge
  • Take the Fremont Street exit off the Bay Bridge. The Fremont Street is the first S.F. exit on the right
  • Turn left at the bottom of the exit onto Fremont Street
  • Get into the right lane and go two blocks until Market Street
  • When you cross over Market Street, Fremont Street becomes Front Street
  • Go two blocks on Front, an turn left onto California Street
  • Go 8 block up California, and turn right onto Mason Street

From South Bay to the hotel
  • Take Hwy. 101 North into the city. 101 North can be accessed from Hwy. 280 NorthStay in the left lane and follow the signs for Hwy. 101 North, Golden Gate Bridge
  • Take the 9th Street/Civic Center exit. Make a half left onto 9th Street
  • Go 5 blocks to Market Street. Stay in the right lane.
  • When you cross over Market Street, 9th becomes Larkin Street
  • Go 14 blocks on Larkin, and turn right onto California Street
  • Go 5 blocks on California, and turn left onto Mason Street.

From North Bay to the hotel
  • Take Highway 101 South over the Golden Gate Bridge ($7.50 toll)
  • Take Lombard Street Exit
  • Go 11 blocks on Lombard Street and turn right onto Gough Street
  • Go 12 block on Gough Street and turn left onto California Street
  • Go 9 blocks on California Street and turn left onto Mason Street.
  • Hotel is on corner of California and Mason Street.

 

Nearby airports: San Jose, CA (SJC)
Distance: 46 miles