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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is very beautiful, like you jump to Paris. The service was amazing and on top on that the location is perfect . If you looking a good France restaurant don't forget to visit the hotel restaurant. For sure I will be back.

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed 4 nights here over New Years. The Cornell hotel is a little slice of France and for those who love all things French, this is certainly the spot. There are a number of reasons I gave 5 stars... 1. Location...Just two blocks from Union Square and all the action there. Close to shops/restaurants/transportation and only 3 blocks away...

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San Diego, CA
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

A cozy hotel with lots of character. Our room was nice, clean and comfortable, just perfect for my husband and I. Lots of hand painted touches. We were on a higher floor and it was nice and quiet. Breakfast was served in their restaurant. It was a perfect start to our day, it was simple and delicious. Just a tip,...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

This French themed hotel is conveniently located close to Union Square and Chinatown. My room was small but wonderfully decorated and very quiet. The whole hotel is an oasis with very original internal decoration and very helpful and friendly staff. It indeed feels like a classic family hotel in Paris.

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

Dear Stephan N, Glad that you found our small hotel to your convenience. Thank you for your complimenting words. It was nice for us to compare our establishment to an oasis. Best regards

Auckland
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a really lovely hotel, the location was great, the room was comfortable and roomy. We had a great breakfast with lots of choice and the staff were very accommodating. They had an old fashioned lift with the screen door, which was a nice touch. The Christmas decorations and the French theme throughout the hotel is very quirky and wonderful....

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

Dear shazzzalongley, What a beautiful review! Thank you so much. It is our pleasure to welcome appreciative customers like you. Sorry for the heating. Like many small hotel in San Francisco we have steam heat which is efficient, healthy but very difficult to control. We like to know that you would recommend our establishment with ...defiance Warm regards

Northern, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for a business meeting (JPM Healthcare Conf). It was super convenient to the Union Square area, staff was very helpful, rooms are clean and comfy. Breakfast is included and was fine. It has more of an Inn or BandB feel vs a hotel. And its a GREAT value. Only downside for me was the tub was an...

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

Dear Luke Traveler, Happy to know that you found our Cornell Hotel de France convenient. Merci beaucoup for the good words that you posted on Trip Advisor. Some customers like our old tubs however we are replacing them by new modern showers, so next time ask for a room with a renovated bath- room. Warm regards

NY, NY
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, great staff. Smallish rooms but tremendous value. Love the dog who hangs around the lobby. This is the only place that I stay when I'm in town. Two blocks down the hill to Union Square.

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

Dear edwsoh, We are very grateful for your kind words about our small hotel. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It is always with great pleasure that Michel the dog and us shall welcome you. Warm regards

Curitiba, PR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location. 200m to Union Square, the best (and expensive) shops. If you don't mind the room is really small. One first problem: We went in january (winter) an the room is too hot. You have to let the window open to help the fan in the ceiling with the air circulation. Second problem: the carpets are very dirty. We...

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

Dear Beabech, Thank you for your good review and rating in spite of some inconveniences. The inside room in which you stayed can be very hot. When you departed we closed the radiator and it improved the situation. We do not know what happened to the carpet of the room but be reassured cleanliness is one of our first concerns....

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small hotel owned an operated by one couple??? Quelle marvellieux! Seriously...the Cornell is an oasis. All of the staff are just so helpful. The hotel rooms are European small-but-acceptable and well sized. Each floor is themed with art from Gaugin and Lautrec...complementary coffee in the cozy lobby. Yes, this is an old property. It's clean enough and its location...

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

Dear Joepure, Thank you for your beautiful review. You observed well our small hotel and your well-thought comments were well appreciated. We loved your flattering title " An oasis of humanity". We shall use it. Happy to tell you that we are renovating our bath- rooms, half of our heavy tubs have already been replaced by modern showers that our...

Virginia USA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an older hotel building (I'd guess pre WW II) that has been updated with most modern conveniences but retaining what I would call the charm of the older building. I can imagine that this isn't a hotel that would appeal to everyone. I hate those soulless mega chain hotels and purposefully look for smaller quaint hotels. The hotel...

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

Dear LWT T, Thank you for taking the time to post a nice, long, much detailed comment about our small Cornell Hotel de France. We left our native country fifty years ago .. this small establishment reflects the story of our life. Sure we belong to the past in trying to keep old values and decors but our sophisticated clientele...

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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: €152 - €260 (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
#19 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#25 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
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“I had a room in the back. No view but no street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles LWThomason, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Our room size was small, although it was very homey.”
  • Room had a nice closet and and writing table.
 of 5 bubbles rlwill3922, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room to the rear away from the street”
 of 5 bubbles 2JenniferG, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“My room did not have a view, but I was rarely in it. You may want to ask.”
 of 5 bubbles Zara49, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on Bush street are noisy if you open the double windows for ventilation.”
 of 5 bubbles doubleea2, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
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