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Nob Hill itself is synonymous with luxury. After all, the name comes from the 19th-century wealthy businessmen — nobs — who first built mansions on this hilltop corner of San Francisco. Today, the neighborhood serves up every kind of chic: gourmet food, high fashion, historic treasures, so it's fitting that the AAA Four Diamond rated Fairmont San Francisco Hotel, often called the “Grand Dame of Nob Hill,” prides itself on offering opportunities to indulge. Try one of these or spoil yourself with all five for a truly luxe experience you won’t forget.
Time for Tea
A local tradition that’s a must when you’re in San Francisco, afternoon tea service at the hotel dates back to its opening in 1907. Guests can choose from a range of teas, including jasmine, oolong and chamomile and other seasonal varieties, but the real highlight are the tea sandwiches and desserts. Enjoy a decadent spread of sweet and savory confections — sandwiches, scones, pastries and more — artfully arranged on a tiered platter. The elegant Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar, from its mosaic tile floor to a three-domed ceiling hung with chandeliers, provides a striking backdrop for your culinary splurge.
Wellness Comes First
The Fairmont San Francisco wants you to pamper yourself, so they make it easy with the Live Fit Gym & Wellness Spa. While the gym is high-energy, the spa is a place of calm colors, soft music and fragrance so much so that you can practically feel the stress slip away as you unwind with an hour or two spent under the skillful hands of trained therapists. They do everything from facials to chiropractic care, but the deep tissue massage, especially with hot stones, will take you away from it all.
Rooms with the Ultimate View
San Francisco can give you an eyeful of splendid views, but there’s only one as iconic as the Golden Gate Bridge. There are 10 Signature Golden Gate Suites at the Fairmont San Francisco, and each one has been designed to maximize window space for panoramic vistas. From the comfort of your room, you can see not only the famous bridge but other city landmarks like Coit Tower, Alcatraz and the Transamerica Pyramid. There's even an in-suite telescope to offer citygazers a closer look.
A Rooftop Eden
Whether it’s an extravagant wedding or an intimate proposal, the rooftop garden is a popular place to celebrate love, You don't need any extra romance to enjoy the tranquil setting, though,, as the sparkling fountain, palm trees and lush flower beds make the courtyard feel like your own secret oasis. Step it up a notch by ordering a chef-made dish from the Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar to enjoy al fresco. The double chocolate s’mores strike just the right note when paired with a steaming espresso and views of the downtown skyline. We'll toast to that.
A Bath Fit for Kings
Two words: marble baths. Each guest room at this Fairmont Hotels property is tastefully appointed — flat-screen TVs, premium linens, plush terry cloth robes — but the bathroom is a regal retreat in its own right. After a day of sightseeing around the Golden City, you’ll be happy but ready to relax, so soak in the expansive marble bath and savor the summery rose scents of Le Labo soap. It's how every day should end.