We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Cornell Hotel de France

Expedia.comUSD 199*
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 205*
USD 199*
USD 205*
USD 205*
USD 199*
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Professional photos
Cornell Hotel de France
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,608 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,401: English reviews
Start your review of Cornell Hotel de France
 Click to rate
San Francisco Bay Area
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I are still talking about our one-night stay at the Cornell. What a terrific experience. The location was right off of Powell. When you walked through the front door, you felt as if you were in France -- the decor was wonderful...medieval paintings, lovely furnishings, fresh flowers everywhere. Our room was small but very clean and quiet....

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank CalJerseygal
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed 3 nights in Room #403 at this hotel. The ambience is early 20th century French. The reception was warm and friendly and the lady in charge (Grace) guided us to our room after a fast and pleasant check-in procedure. The room was small but decorated with floral wallpaper, floral paintings on roofs and doors. The...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank RusiGovernor
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The love and passion that the owners and staff have all poured into this rare gem are in every corner of this magical place and found at every turn. We especially enjoyed the talented couple who provided music at brunch over the weekend. Really superb! Can't say enough.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our first taste of San Francisco was this lovely hotel. From the outside, you cannot tell how nice this hotel is. We got there early and Joan was a delight to work with as she checked us in and locked our bags in a store room until our room was ready. When we returned to the hotel, our bags were...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Peggy H
Vancouver
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good location near Union Square. Very nicely decorated - French boutique Breakfast included- room for improvement here. Two of the serving ladies rushed around frantically. We felt that they wanted us in and out asap although we arrived right in the middle of the breakfast hours. Hard to enjoy a nice, calm coffee! Restaurant in the lower level. Excellent! -...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank BrewsterVancouver
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is extremely well located, easy access to public transportation and nearby many landmarks. The room was spacious, very clean and cozy finished, the staff extremely helpful, kind and friendly. Breakfast included, not a big range of choice (it's à la cart) but good and served in a really nice space. Very good value for money considering the San...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sandra Z
Brasilia, DF
Reviewed 1 week ago

This seems more like a B&B than an hotel. The staff is friendly and very helpful, breakfast is included and it´s à la carte, not a buffet, and it´s good!. The rooms aren´t very big but are comfortable. The bathroom was modern, even though the rest of the building has a Belle Epoque feel to it. It is also in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank JujuBsb
Brooksville, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location and reasonable price for San Francisco. If you like a small European boutique feel this is the place for you. Rooms are charming, a full breakfast is included. Their dining room for dinner is terrific and a real bargain.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank _treagerd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really liked everything about this place, from the pleasant service to the central location to the pretty artwork everywhere to the breakfast to the comfy bed. The room was small, but clean and romantic. It was a little piece of paradise on the corner of Bush and Powell. The restaurant on the basement was probably the prettiest place we...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank planningnextrip
Davis, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a bit of France on Bush St, near the Powell cable car tracks. Solid breakfast, very helpful staff. My only real issue is the size of the rooms. Ours was so small that there was no chair in the room. But this is a good spot to base yourself for downtown San Francisco.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Islandbruin

711 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (463)
Viewed
Room/Suite (87)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (97)
Viewed
Dining (64)
Viewed
Bathroom (35)
Viewed
View from Room (10)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Other (167)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (232)
Viewed
Junior Suite (64)
Viewed
Premier Large Room (50)
Viewed
Dining (48)
Viewed
The Hotel (70)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (16)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (7)
14/05/2017 15/05/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these San Francisco hotels
Union Square
Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
#15 of 228 in San Francisco
5,062 reviews
Union Square
The Inn at Union Square
The Inn at Union Square
#5 of 228 in San Francisco
1,571 reviews
Union Square
The Orchard Hotel
The Orchard Hotel
#11 of 228 in San Francisco
2,704 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Union Square
Marines Memorial Club Hotel
Marines Memorial Club Hotel
#10 of 228 in San Francisco
671 reviews
Union Square
White Swan Inn
White Swan Inn
#8 of 228 in San Francisco
1,672 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Union Square

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Cornell Hotel de France

Address: 715 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108-3402
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $244 - $416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cornell Hotel de France 3.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotwire, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets, Priceline, getaroom.com, HotelQuickly and TripOnline SA so you can book your Cornell Hotel de France reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Cornell Hotel San Francisco
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#7 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#9 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#25 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Cornell Hotel de France staff and other travellers.
31 questions
Ask a question
8 months ago
2 months ago
Sydney, Australia

See all questions (31)

Questions? Get answers from Cornell Hotel de France staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms are small. Get the largest room that your budget allows”
CalJerseygal, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Loved the windows open, but the trolley did add its own ambience to our sleep.”
O816CAlisas, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We were on the first floor in the back, and it was nice and quiet. Elevator is a charming "old style" lift that takes one back in time.”
wayneamppeggyh, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Upgrade to premium queen”
wpglady, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms not fronting Bush Street would be quieter.”
Leeryde, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
Expedia.com
USD 199* /night
View Deal
Booking.comUSD 205
TravelocityUSD 199
TripAdvisorUSD 199
View all 11 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates