San Francisco Family Vacation & Travel Information - The Fairmont

Family Travel

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Accommodations

Our new Fairmont King Rooms with Sofa bed and Queen/Queen Rooms with Sofa bed offer the extra room needed to accommodate the whole family. Each of these rooms types includes either one King Bed and one Queen size sofa sleeper or two Queen Beds and one Double size sofa sleeper.

Just in time for your family vacation our "Fairmont Family Package" is perfect for family vacations. This package includes daily breakfast for the whole family* and an extra $75 food and beverage credit per stay.

Activities

San Francisco is truly a haven for the young and curious, nowhere else can you find a kid accessible mix of history, culture, museums, parks, sights and sounds that “the City” provides.

Alcatraz: offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public which was immortalized in the film “The Rock”. Rich in history, there is also a natural side to the Rock—gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views which are beyond comparison. 

Museums:  San Francisco’s family-oriented museums are free at least one day each month and in many cases, are complimentary for children 12 and under. The Asian Art Museum has created special Sunday family programming. The free admission on the first Sunday of each month features storytelling and family oriented yoga sessions. In addition the museum often presents films and performances related to the cultural background of the artworks on view.  

San Francisco Zoo:  Located in the southwestern corner of San Francisco and is boarding the Pacific Ocean is the 100-acre SF Zoo.  Home to 693 individual animals representing 197 species and known as the birthplace of Koko the Gorilla.  The San Francisco Zoo houses some of the rarest animals in the world.  The San Francisco Zoo is easily accessible by the “L” line street cars on Market Street.

Bicycle Rental:  With San Francisco’s 44 hills you wouldn’t expect it to be one of the most bike friendly cities in America.  There are numerous bicycle rental agencies conveniently available, offering single and multi-day rentals allowing families to explore.  Some of the more popular rides include from Fisherman’s Wharf and across the Golden Gate Bridge and riding through the 1,000 acre Golden Gate Park to Ocean Beach on the Pacific Ocean.

Fairmont Scavenger Hunt: Ask about our child-centric scavenger hunt at check-in. Geared towards educating children about The Fairmont San Francisco as a historical and iconic hotel. Upon completion of the scavenger hunt, children will receive a Fairmont Honey Bee plush toy.

Honeybees:  In partnership with Marshall’s Farm, The Fairmont San Francisco has installed honey beehives in the hotel’s new culinary garden in order to help support the bee population, which has decreased in number by 90 percent since the 1980s. 

Learn more about Honeybees & Herb Garden

Afternoon Tea:  Afternoon Tea has been a tradition for San Franciscans and the guests of our hotel since the opening of the Fairmont San Francisco in 1907. 

Afternoon Tea Menu

San Francisco City Guides: Walking Tours:  Fairmont Hotel: The Elegant "Grand Dame" of Nob Hill: (Check the City Guides website for dates, times and location) Experience the hotel of presidents, dignitaries, kings and queens, the rich and famous. Visit the hidden garden, listen for the Fairmont bees, and you will leave your heart in San Francisco at the breathtaking hotel.

Click Here to view a complete list of family activities available in San Francisco.

Amenities

Please contact our Housekeeping Department for a selection of family focused amenities: 

  • Children's bathrobes 
  • Cribs 
  • Diaper Genies and potties 
  • Highchairs 
  • Children's shampoo and soap 
  • Socket protectors
  • Connecting rooms available

Amenity Kits: (North American Hotels where available)

Complimentary amenity kits for Babies & Tots include a Sammy the Seal stuffed animal, no-tears hair wash, cleansing soap, toothbrush & paste, bubble bath and gentle lotion. 

Child Care

The Fairmont San Francisco uses the services of the Bay Area Child-Care Agency, a well-known babysitting company in San Francisco. Bay Area Child-Care Agency will provide your family with childcare support during the day, for those special evenings away, weekends and holidays. For information and reservations, please contact the hotel's Concierge, or call owner Gordon Fong at: (415) 309-5662.

Rates:  $25 USD per hour for one or two children with a four hour minimum. Four children or more requires an additional babysitter. (Prices subject to change)

Dining

At all Fairmont hotels, kids aged five and under eat free off the children’s menu while kids aged six to eleven eat for half price off the regular menu. New this year: The expansion of the brand’s Lifestyle Cuisine program to children’s menus - offering a healthy twist on the usual kid-friendly favorites such as chicken strips, pizza, spaghetti with meatballs and even chocolate mousse. Chefs are in the process of swapping out refined flour for whole wheat, incorporating fruits and vegetables into recipes to help meet the recommended daily fiber allowance, and employing alternative cooking methods to help ensure healthier choices are made available to young diners.

Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar 

Tonga Room offers a tropical and festive atmosphere with live entertainment, dancing and a rain storm.  Tonga Room serves exceptional Pacific Rim Asian Cuisine in a tropical setting.  

View Kid-Friendly Menu

Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar 

This restaurant’s menu features a “Kids-Only” section. 

View Kid-Friendly Menu

Other Services

  • Check-in/Check-out options 
  • Alcohol Removal Services
  • Scavenger Hunt

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