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From up here, look ahead. Historically, Nob Hill was a lookout point where merchants and sailors could spot an incoming ship before it arrived at port. More than a century later, our privileged perch is still the place to be in San Francisco—where you can see what’s on the horizon of a city on the edge of innovation. Stanford Court Hotel was aptly named after a forward-thinking railroad tycoon who helped lay the tracks for the first transcontinental railroad. Not coincidentally, the hotel sits at the only intersection of San Francisco’s legendary cable car lines.

A PROGRESSIVE
OUTLOOK

From up here, look ahead. Historically, Nob Hill was a lookout point where merchants and sailors could spot an incoming ship before it arrived at port. More than a century later, our privileged perch is still the place to be in San Francisco—where you can see what’s on the horizon of a city on the edge of innovation. Stanford Court Hotel was aptly named after a forward-thinking railroad tycoon who helped lay the tracks for the first transcontinental railroad. Not coincidentally, the hotel sits at the only intersection of San Francisco’s legendary cable car lines.

TRUE TO OUR ROOTS

Like our predecessors, we dare to dream big and connect people.

It all started with Leland Stanford, an industrial railroad tycoon who built the Central Pacific Railroad—a 19th century highway that catalyzed the exchange of new cultures and ideas. Stanford’s 1876 mansion became a relic of inspired luxury in the lush Nob Hill neighborhood until it was destroyed in a fire during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. In 1912, investor Lucien H. Sly transformed the vacant lot into the posh Stanford Court Apartments. 60 years and a dramatic debut later, Stanford’s legacy stands today at the Stanford Court Hotel.

Restored and relocated to the hotel’s arrival porte-cochère entrance is a 3-ton,10-foot tall penguin sculpture by Beniamino Bufano, which for 45 years was hidden in the landscape at the corner of Pine and Powell Streets. Bufano created many public art sculptures which can be found throughout the city and Bay Area. His free public art reflects the irreverent yet inclusive spirit of the city. Spanning the wall beneath the lobby dome is a mural based on photographer Eadweard Muybridge’s “Sallie Gardner at a Gallop”, an innovative photo series centered on a horse’s gait. Commissioned by Stanford in 1878, the series of 24 images shot in rapid succession not only enabled Stanford to win a bet, but also helped lay the groundwork for the motion-picture industry. Mounted on the ceiling of the hotel’s bar is a mural from the legendary car chase scene through the streets of San Francisco from the 1968 movie “Bullitt” starring Steve McQueen. The exhilarating scene, considered to be one of the best of its kind in movie history, features two heavily modified four-speed Mustangs burning rubber across the city from Fisherman’s Wharf to Guadalupe Canyon Parkway.

Marrying maverick discovery with artistic expression, the art embodies the singular ethos that has come to define our city. We continue to champion San Francisco’s “boom town” spirit—the tenacity instilled by the risk takers and visionaries of the California Gold (and Silicon) Rush. Stanford Court offers the perfect mix of character, culture, tech, and style, with all the comforts of a great boutique hotel.

  • “The Big Four” including Leland Stanford lay first rails of the Central Pacific Railroad

  • Ceremonial Driving of the “Last Spike”

  • Stanford Mansion completed atop Nob Hill

  • The Great San Francisco Earthquake

  • Mansion restored as one of SF’s most fashionable residences

  • Stanford Court Hotel opens following dramatic remodel

  • Newly Redesigned Stanford Court debuts

Amenities

We’re obsessed with giving you the sweetest experience possible, and for us, that means rounding up the best of SF and making it available to you. 

Influenced by the progressive tech culture on which San Francisco thrives, Stanford Court hotel amenities were thoughtfully developed to keep you efficient and feeling your best while on the road. 

Stanford Court is ADA compliant under the Department of Justice ADA Title III Regulation 28 CFR Part 36, 1991. For information about accessible features, please view our Accessibility Statement.

amenities

Enjoy the very latest in state-of-the-art amenities and unparalleled service during your stay with us in San Francisco’s Nob Hill.

The locally progressive tech culture that San Francisco and Silicon Valley thrives on inspires many Stanford Court amenities.

Reviews

Ranked Top 10 SF Hotel-Trip Advisor

5

Great hotel , nice staff , excellent location

2022-05-13T09:19:36.000Z GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) by ryan h

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Through whom I was in with spacious, well decorated, had a great view, one of the best rooms of actually rented last minute.

I would definitely come back and recommend this to anybody!

5

First visit plan to visit again

2022-04-23T09:15:48.000Z GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) by N C

We enjoyed our stay at the Stanford immensely. The hotel and it's staff seemed to genuinely care that you liked your visit. Super friendly people. I have to share a little story. We had a request because of our personal preference. We went to talk to the desk person (I am sorry I forgot his name. Started with an A, I believe) and Goose. We explained what we were hoping. They were so nice to us. Smiling and chatting the whole time Goose took care of our request promptly. It added that extra icing on the cake to start our vacation in style. Thank you very much.

4

Great hotel!

2020-02-03T10:02:10.000Z GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) by gkl2015850

We loved this hotel and will be back! The rooms are beautiful and spacious. The hotel is in a great location and the service is terrific. The lobby has lots of different areas for meeting people or working.

5

Wonderful!

2022-05-08T09:16:34.000Z GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) by kevin a

We love this hotel. Amazing location and the remodel is gorgeous. Stayed for two nights and arrived early at the hotel. Armando at the front desk was outstanding and took great care of us. Thank you for your amazing commitment to hospitality. And that view!! We will be back!

4

Amazing Views!

2020-02-19T00:57:00.000Z GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) by Blanca C

Amazing views! Friendly staff, quiet chilled scene and modern clean rooms. Been here several times before and plan on staying here plenty more times in the future! Their bar and restaurant downstairs is awesome! Definitely try their burgers and wings!

4

Great Property, Great People.

2020-02-05T11:29:41.000Z GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) by Companion 54710536521

Highly recommend this hotel. You'll love it, and their staff. It is convenient to the financial district. The rooms are clean. The staff are extremely helpful. The food and bar are terrific. The overall value is fantastic.

4

Excellent stay in beautiful hotel

2020-02-19T07:31:00.000Z GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) by Connector61801381485

Stanford Court is a lovely hotel with beautiful decor, spacious rooms, clean bathrooms and great views of the city. Great location for exploring Chinatown, Nob Hill and Union Square and only a short Uber ride away from all of the main sights and attractions. The staff were hugely attentive on arrival and throughout my stay, checking in regularly and going above and beyond the usual service. Overall, the hotel had a lovely vibe, with a nice bar & restaurant area to relax. Thanks for a great stay!

5

Top of San Francisco

2020-02-03T06:40:00.000Z GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) by Collin B

Great location in walking distance of Chinatown and great eateries! Excellent staff and top notch facilities. Really appreciated the recommendations for food and directions. Would definitely stay here again

5

I left my heart....... at the Stanford Court

2020-02-03T10:04:26.000Z GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) by cjcomu

Another great Hotel - great location to swing around town and even if you want to take a nice lone walk DOWN the hill and a great walk UP the hill - its awesome. Amazing good food - really for a Hotel - fabulous. Very nice staff and a super easy way for Uber/Lift to pick up and drop off. You will see me BACK!!!!!

5

Excellent service

2019-09-18T10:02:40.000Z GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) by Mithi G

Excellent service, comfortable bed and large bathroom. Beautiful view of San Francisco. Great location. Great value"

5

Great hotel in a great city!

2022-05-11T09:18:47.000Z GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) by Tricia B

Stanford Court is a great hotel in a beautiful city! I loved the overall decor of the hotel, the staff were friendly and helpful, and the room was clean and cozy overlooking a beautiful view. The location is ideal, if you don't mind a hill or two, it is walking distance to North Beach, China Town, Fisherman's Wharf, the Ferry Building, the Financial District and more. It was so fun to have so many city treasures in walking distance!

5

Best service

2022-05-09T09:18:07.000Z GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) by Carrie K

In particular, service from the Valet, Bobby, was outstanding. This hotel was outstanding and the staff is very friendly and welcoming. The accommodations are newly renovated and now the hotel is reopened.

5

Amazing!

2020-02-19T00:39:00.000Z GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) by Go28286239418

Our entire experience at this hotel was amazing! We were offered a room upgrade for a small extra charge, which we took advantage of and received a room with a fantastic view of the city. From check-in to check-out we had a wonderful time and look forward to staying here again.

5

Great spot

2022-05-08T09:17:27.000Z GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) by mometc

he location was nice, just a few blocks away from the very touristy Union Square area but still very accessible. We used the cable cars a lot as there is a stop right outside the entrance. The place was very clean, the staff very professional and friendly. The room was fairly basic but was well taken care of. We had a breakfast included deal which was a very good choice. It was a great selection of hot and fresh food. One of the best things was the water refill station. We'd definitely return.

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