- Fisherman's Wharf location means plenty of dining and shopping access
- Modern one-, two-, and three-bedroom units with top-end appliances
- Living rooms have gas fireplaces and full kitchens with wine fridges and dishwashers
- Free, generous continental breakfast daily
- Free wine and cheese receptions daily
- 24-hour butler and concierge services
- Car service within two miles
- Large rooftop terrace with fire pits and great views over the bay
- Fitness room has modern Technogym machines
- Lovely San Francisco Bay views from some units
- Business center and free Wi-Fi
- No spa, pool, or restaurant
- Far from downtown
Luxury vacation rental meets upscale hotel at the city's best, if most expensive, residence-style lodging. The Ghirardelli Square factory setting has plenty of character, and 53 modern one-, two-, and three-bedroom units feel like designer model homes with fireplaces, full kitchens, and top-of-the-line amenities. Personal grocery shopping, 24-hour butlers, and free breakfasts are among service highlights, though there's not much here in terms of features save for a fitness room and large terrace with fire pits and great views over the bay. Travelers searching for a similarly luxurious hotel with more facilities could look into the St. Regis San Francisco, which has two restaurants, a pool, and a spa, plus it's close to Union Square -- but rooms don't have kitchens.
Hotel & Amenities Photos
- Fitness Center
- Kids Club
- Pets Allowed
This Hotel Also Featured In
As February comes to a close, we creep closer and closer to spring break, which usually falls between March and April in the U.S. Not sure where to go? We tapped travel sites Expedia and Hipmunk, who gave us the lowdown on the most popular spring break destinations in the U.S. this year. While some…
Packed with rugged good looks and natural elegance that extends far beyond the celebs of Hollywood, California is one of the most geographically diverse states in the United States. From the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and stunning redwood trees to the picturesque beaches and rugged desert, there’s beauty to be found everywhere in the Golden…
For some, that first cold snap is greeted with a rousing cheer, “Hooray for sweater weather!” But for the rest of us, the sinking temperatures echo our sinking spirits as we picture chipping away at frozen windshields and bracing ourselves against chilling winds. Our strategy to make it through the colder months? Find a warm,…
Summer is (unofficially) here, and tons of travelers will be heading coast to coast to visit some of the most iconic city spots in the country. From the Brooklyn Bridge to the Golden Gate Bridge, from the Santa Monica Pier to the Atlantic City Boardwalk, we’ll give you the dish on our favorite landmarks (and…
We’ll admit it: We are name-droppers here at Oyster. We love us some some soft Frette and Sferra sheets. So what exactly makes for soft, plush, feels-like-you’re-sleeping-on-a-cloud linens? As we learned from the hilarious Aziz Ansari, thread count isn’t everything. Hotels love to brag about it, but other factors like fiber quality, yarn size, and…
You were always a good kid — especially around Christmas time — so Santa rewarded you with gifts from your wish list: the coveted doll, the electric train, the drum set, you name it! But what of those items you asked for that didn’t make it under the tree? Your parents had promised that Santa…
If every Friday is set aside for the same ho-hum dinner-and-a-movie, “date night” will repeat like Groundhog Day and eventually become a grind. That kind of drudgery can derail even the most starry-eyed-in-love couple (think Prince William and Kate Middleton). The good news: It’s not that difficult to turn up the heat. The trick, experts…
While vacation is a time to relax and let loose, keep your healthy goals in mind without throwing them in the gutter. A simple morning walk, leisurely bike ride, or a personal trainer are all fair game when it comes to getting away. Remember, exercising releases endorphins, and endorphins make us happy (as said by…
Private Pool at the One Bedroom Cottage at the Jamaica Inn
The 24-layer crepe cake at Cafe de Amis
Things You Should Know About Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
Also Known As
- Fairmont Hotel San Francisco
- Fairmont San Francisco
- One Bedroom Residence Bay View
- One Bedroom Residence City View
- Three Bedroom Residence City View
- Two Bedroom Residence Bay View
- Two Bedroom Residence City View
900 North Point Street, Suite D100, San Francisco, California 94109-1192, United States
Oyster Hotel Review
Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
Private resident club and luxury hotel in an historic setting
Both a hotel and private residence club, Fairmont Heritage Place is housed on the corner of Ghirardelli Square. It's so discreetly built into the historic factory that it could easily be overlooked if you didn't know about it. Opened in 2008, this property is a polished gem in one of the city's oldest landmarks -- a former chocolate factory built in 1893 and placed on the National Historic Register in 1982. It stopped operating as a factory long ago, but it's still best known for its chocolate and ice cream shops, and is marked by huge, lit Ghirardelli signs.
The chic interiors are what you might expect from the Fairmont brand. Sleek furnishings in the lobby include yellow velvet chairs, orchids topping coffee tables, and elegant black-and-white framed prints on the walls. There's not much in terms of common spaces to congregate in, but the large rooftop terrace is a highlight. It has stunning bay views and two fire pits that make for some cozy alfresco lounging. Despite the lack of features (no restaurant, pool, or spa), the property still comes off as a wonderful combination of the best of both worlds: a fully furnished apartment with the kind of pampering service you usually only find at luxury hotels.
Located on the cornerstone of Ghirardelli Square near Fisherman's Wharf
The Fairmont Heritage Place is a beacon of luxury on the fringes of the otherwise kitschy Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco's most infamous tourist trap. It's built into Ghirardelli Square, full of highbrow shops and restaurants, and, though the Ghirardelli factory has long since changed addresses, there's no shortage of chocolates in the city's flagship store and ice cream shop. The Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood is loaded with cheap souvenir shops, seafood stands, street performers, and aggressive salesmen pitching boat tours to overwhelmed crowds of tourists, but Ghirardelli Square is generally out of the way of the area's most trying crowds. It's also conveniently located near the docks where ferries leave for Alcatraz, Sausalito, and Tiburon, and about two blocks from the terminus of the Powell-Mason cable car line, which connects to the farther reaches of the city, like Union Square and Nob Hill.
- Located in historic Ghirardelli Square, a chocolate factory in 1893, now full of high-end restaurants, cafes, and shops
- Near the Cannery at Fisherman's Wharf, an outdoor shopping and dining complex
- Lombard Street is a 12-minute walk (uphill)
- A 30-minute stroll on the boardwalk or a quick ride on the F-line streetcar (one block from the hotel) to fancy waterside restaurants at the Embarcadero
- Golden Gate Bridge is about a 10- to 15-minute drive or 20 minutes by public transportation
- San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is about a 30-minute drive or an hour via public transit
Huge, modern, residential-style units feature full kitchens and high-end amenities
The Fairmont Heritage's one-, two-, and three-bedroom units are right up there with some of the best luxury rooms in San Francisco. They feel more like apartments -- with full kitchens, dining tables, and fully furnished living rooms featuring gas fireplaces -- and are impeccably styled. The modern amenities and decor avoid a cookie-cutter effect thanks to the building's beautiful exposed brick walls and hardwood floors. Views of the city or bay provide excellent light and atmosphere -- plus some rooms have private terraces.
The units are spacious at an entry-level 850 square feet, with three-bedroom units measuring up 1900 square feet, and high ceilings make them feel even larger. Full kitchens have near-professional quality appliances, including wine refrigerators, laundry machines, J.A. Henckels knives, and Wolf gas ranges, plus dishwashers, microwaves, coffeemakers, and full sets of cookware and dishes. All units have large living rooms with 42-inch flat-screen TVs with DVD players, while the bedrooms have super high-end beds and linens. Large master bathrooms feature soaking tubs and separate rainfall showers, plus there are separate rooms for toilets and large vanity areas. Molton Brown toiletries are supplied.
Lots of perks and services, but minimal facilities
Though there aren't many features here, especially for a luxury hotel (no restaurant, pool, or spa -- though massage services can be booked), a slew of free services and perks are offered that enhance the experience. The continental breakfast is free and impressive, it's served daily in the inviting lounge. There's also a late afternoon wine and cheese reception that's a nice touch, encouraging camaraderie among guests. Guests get 24-hour butler and concierge services, as well as luxury house car service. Pre-arrival grocery shopping is available for a fee, and room service from a couple of nearby restaurants can also be ordered. The hotel does have a fitness room that offers a good selection of Technogym cardio and strength-training machines, as well as a business center with computer and printer. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property.
Hotel & Amenities Photos
Balcony / Terrace / Patio
Meeting / Conference Rooms
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
Supervised Kids Activities
Disclaimer: This content was accurate at the time the hotel was reviewed. Please check our partner sites when booking to verify that details are still correct.