Fairmont San Francisco
The grand dame of San Francisco’s hotel scene, the Fairmont reigns supreme high on Nob Hill, boasting 360 degree views of the city skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge harbour and the rolling Californian hills beyond. Built in the early 20th century as the first hotel in the Fairmont group, the hotel structure survived the 1906 earthquake and subsequent fires, but with considerable damage and so its opening was delayed until 1907, and the hotel has remained a focal point of the city’s community and heritage ever since.
Fairmont San Francisco
The impressive grandeur of the hotel’s lobby welcomes guests into a world of marble pillars, saloon style bars and restaurants amongst an array of boutique shops, concierge desks and corridors, steeped in the hotel’s fascinating history. Memorabilia of the countless famous faces that have passed through its doors lines the corridors and make for an interesting read! Despite having a large number of rooms, the hotel is split between the ‘Tower’ building and the ‘Historic’ building giving guests an intimate feeling of privacy beyond the walls of the main hotel hub. Hues of navy and grey give the guestrooms a relaxing and stylish feel, each finished with luxury touches including tablet devices, Le Labo amenities and Keurig coffee machines. Arguably boasting the best views in the city, the Signature Rooms in the Tower Building get the Turquoise top room tick, and they are definitely worth the price tag for those looking for wow factor view during their San Fran sojourn.
Three fabulous restaurants are housed within the grand walls of this city landmark, with the most unique being the legendary Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar complete with a floating orchestra platform and tropical thunderstorms! Entertaining its guests since 1945, the Tonga Room makes for essential viewing, and the Pacific Rim Asian dishes are popular with locals and guests alike. Slightly more in keeping with the grand style of the Fairmont, the Laurel Court Restaurant and Bar features fine dining using seasonal ingredients and plenty of fresh local produce. For lighter bites, great coffee and delicious produce from local chocolatiers, Ghirardelli, head to Caffé Cento and watch the cable cars passing by along California and Powell Streets.
The hotel’s Nob Hill location is within striking distance of both Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf, making this a great central choice for those looking for impeccable service and luxurious surroundings. Right outside the hotel, you’ll find the only spot in San Francisco where the city's cable car lines meet – California and Powell – ensuring getting around San Fran is a breeze. Located opposite picturesque Huntington Park in a residential neighbourhood, the Fairmont provides a peaceful sanctuary away from the city’s hustle and bustle, and we highly recommend heading to the hotel’s pretty rooftop for a tranquil view of the city skyline. If you’ve indulged a little too much in the wonderful restaurants on offer in this cosmopolitan city, the fitness classes and gym facilities at the hotel’s Active Sports Club at Nob Hill on the Terrace level are state-of-the-art. Or book a treatment at the Spa and succumb to total relaxation.
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