• The Fairmont San Francisco

The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel

Iconic San Francisco Hotel with the famous Tonga Room

The Fairmont San Francisco is an iconic period hotel, offering top-level luxury and a winning location. At the top of the hotel facilities has to be the Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar which serves Pacific Rim Pan Asian cuisine and exotic drinks with dancing, live entertainment and even a controlled rain storm to enhance the experience!  Various other dining options and a fitness centre ensure that this impressive historic hotel can cater for your luxury San Francisco break.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £1,719  per person
Hotel Category
Location Type
City centre
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 4611 Reviews
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Hotel highlights

  • On-site fitness centre for active guests
  • City-central location close to Grace Cathedral
  • Atmospheric dining options including renowned Tonga Room
  • Incredibly grand period exterior
  • Four-diamond award winner

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
  • Check-out Time:
  • 591 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx 30 mins from San Francisco International Airport.
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel

  • City centre
  • approx 30 mins from San Francisco International Airport.
  • Ride a cable car through the city streets
  • Hire a bike a cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Take a sunset cruise in the Bay
4611 Reviews 85% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2851
  • Very Good 976
  • Average 408
  • Poor 210
  • Terrible 166

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Mar 13, 2020

A Practical Review of the Fairmont Hotel (if that is possible!)

Chicago, Illinois

So, my wife and I spent several days at the Fairmont hotel for a little getaway from the Midwest. Let's start with the pros: 1) Wow Factor: The hotel is historic and is very elegant. What a landmark! 2) Cleanliness: There is a lot of TLC that goes into keeping this massive hotel so clean. Our room was spotless and every area we visited was well kept. Well done! 3) Tonga Room: What a unique gem. A floating band, specialty drinks, and a decor that will transport you to the islands. Wonderful! Now a couple of Cons: 1) Thin walls! You can literally hear every word of the conversation in the next room. We were awoken a couple times due to phone conversations. 2) Scaling the Hill: If you plan on walking around town (we definitely did...), Be prepared for a mighty climb up a very steep hill (Nob Hill). This is not the hotel's fault...but worth a call out. Lastly, we did enjoy the fitness center. Free weights, classes and cardio machines. Very nice for any hotel. Also, the staff were very pleasant. I wouldn't say over the top service, but there is a focus on keeping customers comfortable and happy. Thank you Fairmont Hotel!
Mar 03, 2020


London, United Kingdom

The building is striking, as is the entrance to the hotel. Unfortunately our room was quite dated, in particular the bathroom and rather small. Whilst there was nothing 'wrong' with our stay, it was not value for money and next time I would try elsewhere. We were also not told about the bar in the basement, which we only found out about from our Uber driver on the way back to the airport which was a shame.
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The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel


Spa Health Club

This centre features a state-of-the-art fitness centre combined with a full-service spa.

Valet Parking

This service is available for $56 plus taxes for 24-hour parking access.

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