My day began with a stay at the Cornell Hotel de France, which, if you’re a Francophile like I am, you will thoroughly enjoy. It’s like a taste of France in the heart of San Francisco.
The hotel’s theme is Jean D’Arc in 15th century France, and we all know what a bad**s she was. Did you know she was canonized as a saint? You go, girl! But I digress. In the entrance hallway, there is a helmet, gloves, and chainmail, depicting, I’m sure, what she wore in battle. She was burned at the stake in 1431 at the ripe old age of 19. There’s also a statue of her in the hallway.
Upon entering my room, I had a bottle of wine on ice waiting, which was a lovely touch after a long day. The room was beautiful, and Franck, the concierge, was the perfect host.
He spoke to everyone in detail about their needs and things to do in the area. The best part was hearing his French accent. French is such a beautiful language. He also imparted the history of the building, which is over 100 years old. The elevator was imported from Europe and installed in the hotel.
After a restful night’s sleep in a very comfy bed, I was off to explore the City by the Bay in more detail. Everyone should stay here, particularly if you’re interested in French history. Go. You know you want to.