The historic Fairmont San Francisco has welcomed some of the city’s most prestigious visitors through its doors, even hosting Marilyn Monroe and JFK. Staying at the peak of Nob Hill, San Francisco’s most desirable neighbourhood, means that guests can truly live the high life while enjoying spectacular views of the city and the bay. The location is also notable as the only point at which all of San Francisco’s famous cable cars intersect, meaning guests have easy access to Union Square, the Financial District and Fisherman’s Wharf. If negotiating the hills of San Francisco isn’t enough for you, head to the hotel’s gym to work up a sweat (payable locally). The hotel also boasts a day spa popular with both guests and locals. There are 3 dining options at the hotel, from the casual bites and grab-n-go snacks of Caffe Cento to Fine Dining at Laurel Court Restaurant. Be sure to book a meal at the famous and unique Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar, where pan-Asian cuisine is served in a tropical rainforest setting. Fairmont Rooms are decorated in a traditional style but with modern flair and modern amenities. They look out onto the hotel’s lower roof so upgrade to a Fairmont Exterior Room for views of the neighbourhood. For the true Nob Hill experience book into a Signature Room. These are on higher floors and enjoy views over the city to the bay, Coit Tower and Alcatraz.