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Safety index

84 out of 100

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Eco-certified

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Spa

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Romantic

City

Fairmont San Francisco

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8.9

Good (13,155 ratings)

San Francisco, United States - 

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1 km Lombard Street

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1.5 km Moscone Convention Center

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1.5 km Oracle Park

Hotel Overview

The Fairmont San Francisco is a hotel that has garnered a mix of feedback from its guests. Leveraging user reviews, we've distilled both the positive and negative aspects of staying at this hotel. This holistic overview aims to provide a balanced perspective on what one can expect.

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Hotel highlights

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  1. Iconic Architecture: Guests are consistently wowed by the hotel's stunning design and historical significance.
  2. Stunning Views: Many reviewers praise the breathtaking views of the city and bay available from various parts of the hotel.
  3. Luxurious Rooms: The comfortable and well-appointed guest rooms receive high marks for luxury and comfort.
  4. Prime Location: Its central location is highly convenient for sightseeing, shopping, and dining out.
  5. Attentive Staff: The hotel staff's attentiveness and professionalism are frequently mentioned by satisfied guests.
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Area for improvement

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  1. Pricey: A common criticism is the high cost of both the rooms and the onsite services.
  2. Old Facilities: Some reviewers note that certain areas of the hotel appear dated and could benefit from renovation.
  3. Noisy Environment: Due to its central location, noise from the outside can sometimes be an issue, disturbing the peace of guests.
  4. Long Waits: During peak times, guests have reported long waits for check-in, elevators, and concierge services.
  5. Limited Amenities: A few guests were disappointed with the available amenities compared to other hotels in the same category.

Amenities

Microwave

Babysitting

Babysitting

Extra beds/cribs

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Parking available

Parking available

Spa

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Free WiFi

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Score icon8.9

RateScore

Total 13,155 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.6

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8.0

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8.8

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4.5/5

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4.5/5

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agoda

263 Reviews

8.6 / 10

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booking

889 Reviews

8.0 / 10

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expedia

1,002 Reviews

8.8 / 10

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google

5,993 Reviews

4.5 / 5

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tripadvisor

5,008 Reviews

4.5 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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5,993+ People Are Talking

Property

Service

Bar

Food

Amenities

Location

Atmosphere

Cleanliness

Sleep

Breakfast

Bathroom

Nightlife

Parking

Nature

Business

Wi-Fi

Family

Fitness

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Accessibility

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Gym

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Entertainment

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Pool

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Transit

Wellness

Spa

Property was mentioned 1635 times

7% Negative86% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Brandy B1 month ago

Good service, spacious and clean rooms, beautiful property, and centrally located! The hotels offers shopping and food experiences. The concierge was extremely helpful! The trolley/cable cars is very close by. Beware parking is $88 for valet but your car will be safe!

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Beck Mankowski5 months ago
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The main reason I stayed at the Fairmont was because it is historic and iconic, so when my company had a conference in SF I jumped at the chance to stay there. Unfortunately, I was not aware that there are rooms in the main, historic Fairmont, and tower rooms. I was in the tower as the main building was not available for the length of my stay when I checked in, which meant a long walk through the conference room area to get to the tower elevators, and I was not actually in the historic or iconic part of the hotel. Granted, there are better views and larger bathrooms in the tower rooms, but I booked for the experience of staying in a part of SF history. Guests should be able to choose tower versus main building on booking (or at least informed that there is a difference). One other nit was that the lobby bar is very small, so there were usually not seats available unless you were seated at a table, which is less than ideal when you just want to stop in for a drink by yourself. All that said, the rooms are well appointed, room service is high quality and surprisingly fast, and the staff is top notch. While the stay was not everything I had hoped from a history perspective, it was quite wonderful.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 606

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Number of floors 23

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Number of buildings/towers 2

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Year Built 1907

WiFi Quality

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Idle

13

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229

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57

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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4K online movies

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What's nearby

Lombard Street

1 km

Moscone Convention Center

1.5 km

Oracle Park

1.5 km

Pier 39

2 km

Presidio of San Francisco

2.5 km

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Getting around

California St & Mason St Stop

Nearby

San Francisco Station

1.5 km

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Airports Nearby

San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO)

13.5 km

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Restaurants

Top of the Mark

Nearby

The Masonic

210 m

The Coffee Movement

280 m

Back To Back

350 m

New Fortune Dim Sum & Coffee Shop

280 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

64 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

33 out of 100

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San Francisco safety index

Safety

Crime

84

Overall Safety Index

Very Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

84 out of 100

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Women safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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94

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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100

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Property safety

Risky

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Likelihood of theft.

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59

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Political safety

Very Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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90

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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100

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Medical safety

Risky

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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58

62

Overall Crime index

High

An average rating of the crime categories

62 out of 100

Property crime severity

High

77

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Mugging or robbery  57/100

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Car theft  56/100

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Car break-ins  78/100

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Home break-ins  54/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

59

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Physical attacks  56/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  36/100

Other crime severity

High

69

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Insult or harassment in public  65/100

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Corruption or bribery  48/100

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Drug problem  79/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.9 - $2.8

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Coffee

$3.8 - $6.9

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $3.1

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$14.1 - $37.7

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.4 - $3.3

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.6 - $2.6

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$66 - $188.6

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$11.3 - $28.3

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McMeal at McDonalds

$9.4 - $14.1

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.9 - $3.8

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Public transport, monthly pass

$76.4 - $94.3

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.1 - $1.7

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$28.3 - $66

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$47.2 - $169.8

Weather In San Francisco

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Precipitation In San Francisco

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.58

PM1016

44

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Heavy

Potential slowdowns and congestion, expect delays during peak travel times.

House Rules

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Check in after 16:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome

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