Travel >Cornell Hotel De France San Francisco Hotels
715 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410837.790032 -122.409240
Hotel is open 24 hours a day.
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Northeast
My partner and I stayed here in mid-September for two nights. Our room was located at the back of the hotel and was very clean, roomy and quiet. It was well appointed with toiletries, etc. The staff were very good and very accommodating particulary when we arrived and requested a second night (which we hadn't previously booked). I did struggle a little with understanding the breakfast staff but I put that down to being an Aussie. Overall we had a lovely stay and would definitely stay again.
This is the only hotel that we prebooked and took advantage of one of the package deals (we spent our final three nights here prior to returning home to Alaskla. We had stayed here a few years ago when still livijg in Calfiornia so knew what to expect. The "bellhop" was the owner, Mr Lambert, who brought us up to Room #300 which was right on Bush. The windows were double paned and shut out all street noise. Of couse, it also shut out the noise of the cables running in the street on Powell in addition to the passing cable cars. The morning breakfast was excellent and is brought to the table - no buffet stuff. The restaurant is also very good. As our flight to Anchorage didn't leave until early evening they provided a storage area for luggage.
Had excellent stay at Hotel Cornell de France in San Francisco. The location is perfect with two cable car lines right at the corner of Powell & Bush, just six blocks up from the Powell BART subway station (great airport connection), and also only 5 blocks from rental cars on O'Farrell. We flew into the airport, grabbed the BART / walked to the Hotel and stayed a few days to tour San Francisco. A one-day NAPA Valley wine tour even picked us up directly at the hotel. Then rented a car to tour Yosemite, stayed again at the hotel with car parked in garage just across the street ($22.50 a day thru hotel, with in/out privileges), and dropped the rental off at the airport before the flight home. The hotel is clean, and service very friendly. Breakfast included was nice, but our stay also included a free four-course dinner in the restaurant that was fantastic (regularly $42 per person, so a value of $84 for the two of us) . . . note: get the soufflé for dessert! The only draw-back for some may be street noise . . . but we left the windows open and slept fine. Had both a large and small room, (for two stays), and found both to be very good. We highly recommend this hotel to anyone / everyone. We definitely would stay here again and again, and wouldn't even consider anywhere else.
I have stayed in San Francisco many times on business, but never had the pleasure of staying at the Cornell Hotel de France. It is a wonderful Botique Hotel with Restaurant. Claude Lambert and family run this Hotel as if it were a castle. The art work and decor are charming and the people are even better. I plan to stay with them whenever I get to San Francisco. Make your reservations in advance because they have a great following. We met several people in the restaurant who only stay at the Cornell when they are in town. Moreover, it had a great location accessible to the Warf or North Beach.They also have a Parking agreement with a big parking lot. Easy access to go in an out no charge Five Stars inmy book .
We enjoyed our 3 night stay here, but we did have a large queen room (and I didn't see the small rooms). Our bed was comfortable , the room clean, and the cleaning staff friendly. We liked the quirkiness and charm of the place, which includes an old-fashioned, yet speedy, elevator. Reception service was good - not overly friendly, but efficient, and when we checked in we were given a map and helpful information about the city. A plus for us was the hotel has a great deal on parking right across the street for $20 per night. You can access your car whenever you want, but we just parked it and enjoyed San Francisco's public transit with a 3 day pass (which we bought at Union Square, a short walk away). The cable car stop is right on Powell St. and the #30 bus on Stockton, a block away. Starbucks and Walgreen's are a block away and downtown shopping is a few blocks down. Uncle Vito's Italian restaurant across the street is very reasonable and delicious. We also enjoyed the full breakfast each morning at the hotel - a great start to busy day touring this beautiful city.
The two evening package was a great value. It included dinner one night and breakfast both days. It also inlcuded parking right accross the street. Restaurant Jeanne d'Arc was amazing. I would stay there again on my next trip and definitely recommend it to others.
My husband and I had not been to San Francisco for many years and were looking for a B & B with a full breakfast, great location, clean, friendly and a little romantic. After all, he did propose to me in this great city. We found it all at the Cornell. They even gave us a detailed map of the local transit, which AAA did not give us. We will stay there again when visiting and definitely recommend it.
-Great location, near Powell St. cable car, 2 blocks from Union Square
-Comfortable, lovely room with ceiling fan and classic claw foot tub, great for a relaxing soak
-Staff is friendly and helpful
-Discount parking in neighboring garage
-Charming decor, each floor is devoted to a different French artist
-Included is a full, made to order, American breakfast
-Don't miss dinner at the fabulous French restaurant on site
-Special packages are good values
-We always enjoy this unique hotel
Love the food in the artful restaurant, Jeanne D'Arc. There was a violinist that played for us at our table, which was such a nice touch!
My wife and I have been staying at the Cornell Hotel at Bush & Powell Sts. for more than 18 years. During every visit we are instantly enchanted by the staff, the free breakfast in the Cornell's basement Joan of Arc dining room; the cleanliness of the rooms; the nightly French cuisine available; and first and foremost, the Lambert family, their pet dogs and their hospitality. With so many choices in the City, we always turn to the Cornell. We have no desire to go anywhere else, despite stays at Villa Florence, St. Francis, The Chancellor and several others that will remain nameless. Convenient and charming. That's the Cornell.
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