The iconic Fairmont San Francisco hotel atop Nob Hill, known as the “White House of the West,” is famous for hosting of kings and every U.S. president since President Taft.
“The hotel has a very rich history and attracts visitors from all over the world,” said Melissa Farrar, public relations director at the Fairmont. “It’s a wonderful place to stay while you’re in the city. Though many of our local residents love come here to dine at our three restaurants, or enjoy tea in the afternoon.”
Built in 1907, the hotel encompasses a whole block. It offers 591 newly renovated guest rooms and suites with views of the Bay Area. In the front, is the 6-story original building and in the back is a newer high-rise tower. I stayed in a Tower room, a few steps from the beautiful rooftop garden that overlooks the city. My morning walks around the Nob Hill neighborhood was especially fun to hear the bells as the cable cars ride past. Because it’s centrally located, the Fairmont is a short taxi trip from the bustling downtown, Financial District, Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf. In fact, hotel is the only spot in San Francisco where each of the City’s cable car lines meet. After a long day, the hotel’s opulent lobby, decorated with cozy gold-hued sectional sofas, is a great place to unwind and relax with some hot chocolates or tea. In addition to its modern rooms, warm hospitality and conveniences– the Fairmont exudes a feeling of history and heritage that one cannot find at any other hotel.