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No. 1 Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
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A short walk from the hustle and bustle of Fisherman's Wharf proper, the Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square offers sweeping views of San Francisco and Alcatraz. The waterfront hotel opened in 2008, and is set within a cluster of circa-1890’s buildings from the old Ghirardelli chocolate factory—one of the country’s first adaptive re-use projects in the 1960's. Today the site is an enclave of high-end eateries, food markets, boutiques and spas. All 53 light-filled one-, two- and three-bedroom suites are kitted out with fully appointed kitchens, limestone-clad baths, en suite laundry and stone fireplaces. The residential-style hotel provides complimentary chauffeured car service for local jaunts.