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This grand dame in trendy San Francisco sits atop Nob Hill, one of the highest points in the city, and so offers guests stunning views of the city and the bay below.
Continuing on the theme of heights, The Fairmont San Francisco lies at the confluence of the city's cable car lines, offering guests the chance to avoid the steep inclines of San Fran's iconic streets, and travel downtown in style.
Luxurious guestrooms and suites are located within the hotels historic main building, and contemporary Tower Building. All are classic in style, with a neutral colour palette, luxurious fabrics and panoramic windows from which to enjoy city views, whilst also offering a host of modern amenities including flat screen TV's, high speed internet and Keurig coffee machines.
The Fairmont offers two restaurants; the Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar offers a menu of Asian-influenced cuisine, along with the best Mai Tai in town, whilst the Laurel Court Restaurant offers a classic US menu, using local ingredients from San Francisco including freshly caught bay seafood, and paired with wines from boutique wineries in the surrounding regions.
After a day traversing the steep hills of San Fran, soothe weary muscles with a spa treatment at the Active Sports Club at Nob Hill, or for those who haven't had enough cardio, a daily membership rate is available to guests for the fitness facilities. With plenty to do in the city, the Fairmont's central location is a huge plus, whilst it offers a luxurious, and peaceful base to return to - particularly the rooftop garden, complete with bee hives.
Why we love it
An ideal location, luxurious and polished service, as expected of such renowned hoteliers. What is not expected is hotel bee hives in the roof garden, which produce honey for use in soups, salads and pastries served at the hotel, and also the Fairmont San Francisco's own Honey Saison Beer.
Will, Original Traveller