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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful stay here. The cosy rooms were very tidy and clean with a Impressionist art theme thoughout the hotel. There was a full breakfast of choice of bacon and eggs, pancakes or french toast included with our rate. The staff was friendly and helpful but not invasive. it has an excellent location by Union square, close to cable...

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

Dear hurleyburly from sydney, Merci beaucoup for your good words about our small Cornell Hotel de France. If we had known when we came to San Francisco that we were going to stay fifty years it would have been named differently : Hotel d' Orleans or de Paris...! It is good to know that you liked your stay with us....

Surrey, Canada
Reviewed 28 July 2015

I was pleasantly surprised that this hotel was all I had hoped for. Price was great for the location, cleanliness and service. Complimentary breakfast was perfect and the staff was very friendly. Nice change from hotel chains. Would stay here again.

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

Dear Shannon, Good to know that you have been happily surprised and would come back again at our small establishment. Happy that your stay with us was enjoyable. Warm regards Claude Lambert - Owner

Reviewed 28 July 2015

Visited with myself and two teenagers. The Cornell Hotel de France is a cultural experience. Love the ambiance. Many unique features from the elevator to the dining area. The staff is very friendly and accommodating, even when we arrived after midnight. Absolutely would refer friends and family to stay here.

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

Dear Kathleen, So happy that you liked our small hotel and were sensitive to our abundant decors.. Merci beaucoup for you good reviews. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again. Warm regards Claude Lambert - Owner

Seattle, WA
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Cornell Hotel de France is small and welcoming though not luxurious. Staff is helpful and friendly.. Hand painted murals in bedrooms and throughout the hotel create a charming ambience. A complete breakfast with choices is offered in the restaurant downstairs. Our room was comfortable and quiet.The location is convenient for walking and to muni bus lines and BART. There are...

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

Dear 2nothome, We are happy that you enjoyed your stay in our small hotel .It is good to know that you would "definitely" come back. It is with pleasure that we would welcome you again. Thank you for your good comments. Bruce, our talented painter has been working in the place for the past fifteen years which explains the abundance...

Dundee, Oregon
Reviewed 27 July 2015

This is a lovely small hotel with a very European feel. I was in town for just one night and was encouraged by the positive reviews and reasonable pricing to try Cornell Hotel de France. If you have ever stayed in a small hotel in Paris you will feel right at home. The pancakes at breakfast were an added treat.

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

Dear Bill, We are happy that you enjoyed your stay in our small hotel discovered thanks to Trip Advisor. Come again and ask for the pancakes. Merci encore Warm regards Claude Lambert - Owner

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 23 July 2015

My work commonly sends us out to San Francisco and let me just say, this is the place to stay! Their staff is beyond exceptional and that alone would keep me coming back to this place. I have worked with both Joan and Jose and they are the best; friendly, attentive, and extremely helpful. On top of that, the hotel...

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

Dear Laura, It gave us great pleasure to see that you enjoyed your stay in our small hotel. How could we thank you enough for your generous comments.... We shall compliment Joan and Jose. We shall be delighted to welcome you again. Warm regards, Claude Lambert - Owner

Sunrise, Florida
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Whenever we come back to San Francisco we will definitely look to stay here again. From the gracious courtesy upon arrival with a personal escort to our room, to the warm and polite thank you as we left, this was a wonderful experience. The mid size room was small by US standards, but we still found it to be more...

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

Dear cltls, "Merci beaucoup" for your good comments about our small hotel that you posted on Trip Advisor. We see that our staff treated you well, they shall be complimented. We are delighted that " you' ll stay again".It will be a pleasure to have you again. Warm regards Claude Lambert - Owner

Redondo Beach, California
Reviewed 23 July 2015

How quaint. European style charm, gated elevator, French printed wall papers, claw foot tubs. Monet, Gauguin, Matisse, Manet, Toulouse, Picasso and other prints adorn the Victorian rooms. Great hospitality, and the French Fix Prix Cuisine, oh la la! A tea room off the reception, with mouthwatering chunk chip cookies too. If you are fortunate to meet Monsier Lampert you are...

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

Dear Janet, Thank you for posting these beautiful comments about our small Cornell Hotel de France. We are aware to be a " vestige of the past" reflecting a way of life which has almost disappeared . It was a pleasure to talk to you. We love America which ( after many years of hard work) has been so good...

seattle
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Made $400 reservation at orchard and when arrived said they had no room and they had transferred me to Cornell. It's horrible, crappy, mold smelling hole! I have meeting in an and my clothes are going to stink of mildew and no ac only open windows viewing pipes. Orchard screwed me royal!

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Stow, Ohio
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Pros: Pleasant staff that is not just friendly, they are helpful as well. Included breakfast was freshly cooked and wonderful. Small hotel feel at a reasonable price. Close to Chinatown, cable cars and more. Cons: Neighborhood is so-so, but not scary. You have to remember you are in San Francisco and be prepared for "stuff" you might not see elsewhere.

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

Dear Dale L, We are happy that you enjoyed your stay in our small hotel. Thank you for your good comments and your good words for our devoted staff. Sorry for our "neighbors" but to be fair we must add that we never had any problems with them. We would be happy to welcome you again. Best regards Claude Lambert...

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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: ₹ 11,993 - ₹ 19,966 (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
#9 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#25 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
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“Upgrade to premium queen”
wpglady, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms not fronting Bush Street would be quieter.”
Leeryde, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room 609. Loved the room.”
sierra876, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask if the mattress cover can be safely removed. I'd also ask for a higher room just for better ventilation, particularly in warm weather.”
GoMars, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had room 206 and it was at the back so no view but lovely and quiet”
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