The hotel made us smile when we walked in, we loved the painted decoration everywhere. We had one of the smallest rooms, on 4th floor, but it was perfectly OK, with plenty of storage space for us, and what you expect in a central city location. (we had a MUCH smaller room in Hong Kong!) Don't know what you call the bed in US but it was much bigger than ours at home in UK. The toilet/shower room was compact but all you need, shower was excellent. Air conditioning was not necessary in June, we had a ceiling fan, and a window that opened onto a central air shaft so there was some daylight and sky view, and it was very quiet and we slept well. We choose to stay here because of the excellent location - but be aware that the streets are VERY steep if you are wheeling a suitcase (to lots of other hotels nearby as well.) The old lift adds to the character and is big enough for 4 plus suitcases.
Breakfast was unexciting but adequate to start the day. There is a nice lounge downstairs and a coffee/tea room with free drinks always available and cookies to buy. There was a coffee machine in our room but it takes a bit of improvisation to make a cup of tea! Staff were courteous and helpful and you can print boarding passes if the computer is willing (it wouldn't load ours) but it is rather slow. Wifi was excellent in the room.
Altogether this was a good choice for us and we thought the hotel and dining room were very pretty. The Pizza/pasta room over the road (Uncle Vito's) had delicious cheap food and an affordable half carafe of house wine, and the nearest Japanese down Powell Street (Maru) was very nice too with good combination meals.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 free 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cornell Hotel San Francisco