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Richmond, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an adorable hotel! The people are nice and I felt like I was staying in a hotel in France! The restaurant is really cute too. You get a complimentary breakfast! Great location, centrally located. Michele, the Golden Retriever, greets you in the lobby when you arrive. Our room wasn't quite ready, we were early, so we went to the...

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Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a charming hotel, very reminiscent of hotels in Europe. Yes, the rooms are compact & cozy, but comfortable. Each is uniquely decorated. The breakfast is included with several delicious options. I would definitely stay again and would recommend for a brief, romantic getaway.

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well decorated. My room was small (just like Europe) but the quality of the room (well appointed, excellent artwork, outstanding staff) more than made up for it. Everything was super- Highly recommended.So close to everything. Can drop rental car across the street. Restaurant was superb. Wonderful breakfast.

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Sacramento, California, United States
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We love this hotel. The location near Union Square, the parade route for the Chinese New Year, the fun French flavor, the reasonable prices and the Jeanne D'Arc restaurant that serves a very nice continental breakfast are great. The cozy rooms are truly cozy, but it was an inside room that was very quiet and clean. The restaurant unfortunately has...

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not all rooms are glamorous and nice as the ones in the pictures (in fact, I think those pictures are actually deceiving). The building is, indeed, very old and creaks with every step you take. When I first entered my room, I had a very good impression about cleaning, which did not repeat after the check in day. I put...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was INSANELY hot (in February). They have a MAJOR heating issue. We barely slept for 3 nights. We explained the problem after the first night. They told us to leave the window open - it's a central heating, you can't control the temperature. Didn't help. After the second terrible night they gave us a fan - wasn't enough....

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I stayed three nights at Cornell Hotel. I chose this hotel based on TA's reviews and hotel's website. The old Victorian building conveys it a quaint, peculiar air, which we generally like of European-style hotels like this one. However, I expected more of our rooms, based on the photos on the hotel's website. We had a triple...

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Claude L, Owner at Cornell Hotel de France, responded to this review

Thank you for posting this detailed review about our establishment. Our small Victorian hotel, like many of the kind in San Francisco cannot compete in size with the big chain and being located downtown you cannot expect to have garden view from your windows .. bath- rooms generally have none. Cleanliness is our priority and you should have told us...

Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Positioned just north of Union Square with easy access to central San Francisco. Hotel management French and very helpful. Staff mainly Vietnamese and charming. Very good breakfasts with the phrase of the day 'coffee, coffee'. Our room was a bit small but that was what we choose price wise. Rooms comfortable and goood value. The cable car goes right past...

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Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband has stayed at the Cornell more times than we can count; sometimes I come with him to San Francisco, and we always stay here. The location is perfect; the staff friendly and welcoming. We especially like the sit down breakfast in the restaurant. The rooms are small, but clean and comfortable. Above all, the hotel has lots of...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our first time in San Fran. We retired a year ago and have been traveling ever since. Having spent 5 months in Europe, we are now on the west coast of the US. We do have to live within a budget. Cornell Hotel de France was slightly above budget but it was San Fransisco. It did include a...

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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 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: $230 - $397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cornell Hotel de France 3.5*
Number of rooms: 58
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Cornell Hotel San Francisco
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#6 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#7 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#18 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#25 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
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“Be sure to learn how to turn down heaters, if not, expect excessive heat...”
 of 5 bubbles LaHormiguitaViajera0, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Reserve early if you wish to stay in one of the larger street-side rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 314paulh, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors have less street noise but elevator is quite slow.”
 of 5 bubbles Murray_1066, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We traveled as a group and we each had internal rooms away from the street. Very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles happyfugitive, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“quiet, friendly...so comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles kzbonham, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
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