Fairmont San Francisco 

We made a last minute trip to California for The Husband’s birthday and we started off in San Francisco. We were lucky enough to find a fabulous deal at the Fairmont San Francisco. The five-star hotel, up on Nob Hill, has a beautiful view and surprises everywhere you look!


You can feel the luxuriousness as soon as you walk into the lobby. The architecture is spectacular and the every little detail is just right. My favorite part was the display of old keys behind the check in desk.


We had standard king room and it was quite lovely. There was plenty of space, an area for me to get ready, a full length mirror (pet peeve of mine: hotels without full length mirrors), a lovely bathroom, and a very comfortable bed. So comfortable, in fact, that we decided to lie down to take a quick nap and woke up hours later: slept through the alarm, missed the San Francisco Giant’s game we had tickets for.


The most surprising part of the Fairmont was the tiki bar, Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar in the basement. Yes, a tiki bar. Opened in 1945, when tiki bars were the big craze, and still open today. The best part? The storm that happened in the middle of the restaurant! The large pool becomes the main stage for the rain and thunder.


The Fairmont is located central to the places we wanted to try, but with all the Uber and Lyft drivers available, it doesn’t really matter where you stay. The trolley stop was right outside the hotel as well.

I highly recommend staying at the Fairmont San Francisco. Although we were only there for one night, we had a great stay.


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