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Stanford Court San Francisco
Ranked #58 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
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“Great room, few options”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

This is a nice, clean, moderately upscale hotel. I love the location on Nob Hill as it is central to where I need to get in SF. The staff was friendly, the rooms are comfortable (albeit some are quite small), and the amenities are nice (towel warmers, Gloss toiletries, extremely comfortable beds, ample outlets).

The restaurant dining was limited and the area has many options if you are willing to walk a few city blocks. Your only off-site options within two blocks are also in hotels like the Fairmont or Mark Hopkins. Not a big deal for me, because I'd rather explore all the foodie sites SF has to offer than hotel food anyway.

We did have one minor billing issue upon checkout, but it was resolved promptly and courteously upon inspection.

Room Tip: If you are noise-sensitive, get an inner courtyard facing room. If you don't mind a little cable...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

This beautiful old hotel was just what we needed for two adults & a child. The brick indoor courtyard entry with its exquisite Tiffany stained glass dome sets the tone. The staff was efficient and friendly without being obsequious. The corner room on the top floor had two different and fabulous views of the city. The feather beds were yummy & cozy. Especially appreciated were the nice touches such as the mini fridge with room for our doggie bags, the towel heater in the bathroom, the free wifi, and the numerous outlets for recharging our multiple devices. The housekeepers even folded my jammies! The only downer was the lack of room service, but the restaurant was fabulous, with a wonderful wait staff who specially accomodated our kidlet, and a tableside large screen TV option which kept him happy throughout our meal so that we could chat. On one occasion, at our request, they prepared a meal for us which we were able to pick up and bring to our room. The Nob Hill location was ideal. All in all, our 3 day stay was a delightful experience, and very reasonably priced.

Room Tip: Choose a high floor if you need to avoid daytime cable car noise. The 8th floor is very quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Montville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

For a non chain hotel I was very impressed with the hotel. Room was clean staff was friendly. Very high rent area. Only negative was there are not a ton of restaurants. You are also on a big hill but that goes with the territory.

Room Tip: I was in the 6 floor facing an alley and heard the garbage pick up
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Michael B, General Manager at Stanford Court San Francisco, responded to this review, 20 November 2013
Thank you for your comments. I hope that during your next visit our knowledgeable concierge team is able to direct you to one of the great restaurants near by. I’m glad that you enjoyed your visit, and I hope that you will come visit us again soon!
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

The Charm of the Standford Court is slipping away! No more garden level restaurant. No more lemon ciffin pancakes with radpberry sauce and pine nuts. Little individualty is left. Aside from the Nob Hill location and drive-in courtyard, this could be any chain hotel anywhere. Bring back the Stanford Court we knew and loved!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

What a fantastic hotel! Centrally located to everything. I actually enjoyed just walking around from my central home base. Cable cars can be a little loud, so ask for a room away from the street if you like napping during the day.

Room Tip: Room away from street.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Michael B, General Manager at Stanford Court San Francisco, responded to this review, 20 November 2013
I am very pleased to know that your stay at the Stanford Court was a pleasant one, and I’m happy that enjoyed the area. I hope for the opportunity to welcome you back to San Francisco.
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Stanford Court for two days recently visiting my daughter and found it to be a great place at a good price. The location couldn't be better to explore the city. It's right on the 2 cable car lines heading to Fisherman's Wharf and the Embarcadero and up the (very steep!) street from Union Square and the Powell St. BART stop. The hotel staff was great. Audrey at the front desk greeted us and could not have been more pleasant or helpful when we checked in after a long day of traveling from the East Coast. The room was very nice, comfortable, quiet and clean. We went out for dinner both nights so we didn't try the restaurants or care about the lack of mini-bar. We walked all around the neighborhood at night and felt safe. I would definitely stay here again. Thanks.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Michael B, General Manager at Stanford Court San Francisco, responded to this review, 20 November 2013
Thank you for your review, Michael. I am happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time during your visit to San Francisco. I’m glad you were able to explore the amazing sights, food, and entertainment this great city has to offer. I can’t wait to welcome you back on your next trip!
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

The hotel is at Nob Hill in a very good location. Rooms are clean, staff is helpful. However with no room service and no restaurant (bar opens at 5 with pickup option for food), this 4 star hotel really won't make it fir a second stay.

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Property: Stanford Court San Francisco
Address: 905 California Street, Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94108-2201 (Formerly Renaissance San Francisco Stanford Court Hotel)
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Nob Hill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#26 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#33 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#35 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#40 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Stanford Court San Francisco 4*
Number of rooms: 393
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stanford Court San Francisco is fresh, fashionable and at the center of everything savvy visitors want to see and do. Enjoy sweeping views of the city, the bay and the majestic Golden Gate Bridge from our convenient location atop historic Nob Hill. Discover the best of San Francisco's charm and character while enjoying our contemporary boutique hotel as your home base.An ideal location, we are conveniently situated in Nob Hill close to premier shopping, dining, and attractions in Union Square. We are steps to the historic cable cars, a short walk to Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square and the Ferry Building.393 newly-renovated rooms and suites, offering cool, contemporary accommodations. Three cable car lines running directly in front of the hotel, waiting to whisk you to San Francisco’s hottest neighborhoods and landmarks ... more   less 
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