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Cornell Hotel de France


Originally built in 1910, Cornell Hotel de France has been owned and operated by the Lambert Family for fifty years. In that time the Lamberts have created, in San Francisco, the kind of small three star hotel that may be found on the rive gauche in Paris. For a moderate price, customers can have the personal comfort of a bed and breakfast.

Completely renovated, mixing the charm of the past and modern amenities, the Cornell Hotel is unique and distinctly European, easy going, and profuse with art and history.

Each hallway features fine prints of a single artist: Modigliani, Matisse, Chagall, Gauguin,Toulouse Lautrec...the first floor being devoted to Jeanne D’Arc.

Individually decorated, each room is equipped with cable television and telephone with private voice mail.

On the lower floor cold drinks are available, ice is at the patrons’ disposal and Restaurant Jeanne D’Arc offers authentic French cuisine in a romantic setting.

A full breakfast* is served there every morning to the guests of the Hotel (* additional charge)

Parking is offered in the vicinity of the hotel.

Our French Boutique hotel, built in 1910 by the architect A.W. Pattiani is registered at the National Register of Historic Places as part of the 'Lower Nob Hill Apartment Hotel District". Like many San Franciscan buildings from that era, our hotel is of Victorian architecture. We have done renovations over the years to provide greater accessibility and modern comfort to the hotel, while keeping intact the classic San Francisco architecture that defines the building. Some of these aspects that we had to keep intact in our hotel and restaurant are not technically feasible to update in order to entirely accommodate our prospective guests who use wheelchairs or are otherwise limited in their mobility. We deeply apologize to anyone who we are therefore unable to serve.

Images Copyright: Frank Wing

  • Nr. of rooms: 50
  • Nr. of floors: 6
  • Property type: Hotel
  • Hotel class: 3 ***
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