Stanford Court Hotel
|Stanford Court San Francisco|
|Address||905 California Street
San Francisco, California
|Number of rooms||393|
|Number of suites||26|
|Number of restaurants||Aurea|
|Parking||US$8 hourly / US$50 daily|
The Stanford Court San Francisco is a full service four star independent hotel located at 905 California Street on Nob Hill in San Francisco, California. The hotel sits at the intersection of California & Powell St, where the city's famed cable car lines also intersect. The 393 room hotel has eight floors, the lobby has iMacs & iPads available for guest use, the rooms include air conditioning, cable TV, and telephone. Many rooms offer city skyline or bay views. With a location in the Nob Hill neighborhood, Stanford Court has been a hotel destination since 1972.
The history of the hotel dates back to 1876 when railroad tycoon and industrialist Leland Stanford built his mansion for the then-princely sum of $2 million. Leland Stanford spared little expense in the construction or decor, the mansion was legendary for its luxury and magnificent art collection. The two acre property was surrounded by a grand wall of basalt and granite, topped with a wrought iron fence. Part of that original wall and carefully restored fence can still be seen on the eastern side of the present day Stanford Court Hotel. The Stanford mansion, considered among the most elegant in the nation was destroyed in the fire after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The site was purchased by real estate investor Lucien H. Sly, and in 1912 the luxurious Stanford Court Apartments were established & quickly became among the city's most fashionable residences. The apartments were sold and after a complete and dramatic remodeling, the present-day hotel was opened in 1972. In 1997 the hotel became the Renaissance Stanford Court, a Marriott property. In November 2008, the hotel completed a US$35 million renovation. The hotel returned to the independent Stanford Court in 2013 and is currently managed by Highgate Hotels.