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Cornell Hotel de France

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Stay in the Heart of San Francisco Discover the charm and elegance of France in the heart of downtown San Francisco at this family-owned and operated hotel, ideally placed within walking distance of vibrant Union Square. Cornell Hotel de France boasts an exceptional location close to many of the city's main points of interest. The theater district as well as the legendary Chinatown can be found only minutes from the hotel. The city's historic cable car system is also easily accessible and provides service to many areas of the city. Originally built in 1910, the Cornell combines old-world charm with today's modern amenities such as wireless internet access. Start the day with a breakfast at the hotel's on-site renowned restaurant, Jeanne d'Arc. Admire prints of masterpieces from famous artists throughout the hotel. Union Square is a great choice for travelers interested in shopping, restaurants and city trip.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Non-smoking rooms
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Special Deal:Free breakfast with your stay


Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
265Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
140Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
715 Bush Street Bush Street/Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108-3402
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Getting there
SFO Intl Airport12 mi
Metropolitan Oakland Intl Airport11 mi
Powell St8 min
Powell St8 min
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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Thoroughly enjoyed everything about this charmingly authentic gem tucked away in lovely San Francisco. What a great value too. The attention to detail with the clean rooms and excellent food will send us back again!
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This obviously isn't a 5-star hotel, but for a 3-star hotel, I'd like to give it 10 stars. It is in a perfect location just up the hill from Union Square. The staff was SO friendly every time we entered or exited and there was even a chill golden retriever in the lobby. The
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Response from Claude L, Owner at Cornell Hotel de France
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear laureen, So glad you enjoyed your stay in our small Cornell Hotel de France. The praising review and description of our establishment is rewarding for all of us. Thank you so much. Visit us again, we would be happy to welcome you again; Warm regards
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We wanted to spend our anniversary with a bit of a change of scenery, and an excuse to visit places in the area that we hadn't been too. We also wanted to find a quaint, cute place instead of your typical luxury or ritzy modern hotels. We loved our stay here! The staff was
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Not at all the cookie-cutter business hotel. The obsessive Francefulness of all of the decor was quite fun; the room was small but comfortable, clean, inviting, uncluttered, and functional. The older building is well-maintained and full of hospitable touches. I enjoyed the
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This hotel is a beautifully decorated, meticulously maintained, charming old hotel. Even the vintage 1910 elevator is a great experience and the restaurant in the lower level is outstanding. The hotel location is excellent for sightseeing San Francisco & the entire staff
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Hi Thank you for your question. We have an arrangement with the parking located 750 Bush Street. Please check our website for package deal including parking. Thanks
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Is the Cornell hotel up a hill between hotel & Union Sq. We have knee problems with hills. THANKS
Yes you will find this problem anywhere unless you stay at the square
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The triple we used had room for 3 bedding only
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We didn’t have breakfast at the hotel. As for the weather it can be cold at night I suggest you to bring worm clothes
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Yes, the hotel allows for bags to be dropped off and stored if you arrive before check-in time.
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"Great value for San Francisco but with a steeper climb."
"Rooms on the top floors offer nice views of the San Francisco skyline."
"If you want a larger room, select the deluxe options"
"6th floor away from the front."
"Each floor was dedicated to a different French artist. Our floor was Henri Matisse."
US$152 - US$417 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
cornell hotel san francisco
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San FranciscoDowntownUnion Square
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