InterContinental Mark Hopkins

Number One Nob Hill, 999 California Street, San Francisco, California, 94108, United States
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Best (5.0 out of 5.0) 12 reviews
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Classic San Francisco atop Nob Hill

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 1, 2013

This hotel is both one of the oldest and best hotels in San Francisco, and has been purchased and revamped by the Intercontinental chain of luxury hotels. The location atop Nob Hill is outstanding and celebrated, and most of the rooms still have excellent views of the city, even though a number of high rise building compete for view space. Service is also outstanding. Although rooms could be dated given the age of the hotel, they certainly are not. My room on the sixth floor included a suite with flat screen TV and comfortable furniture, while the bedroom had it's own flat screen TV and a very comfortable bed. My view wasn't the greatest, but then it was paid for by an insurance company that needed my testimony in a deposition.

Unique Quality: This is old world charm at it's best. The service here is as good as it gets. Don't forget to eat the breakfast buffet at the top of the hotel, which has 360 degree views of the city. Don't park your car here. I'd park the car at the Stockton Garage, then take a taxi with the luggage, if you must have a car at all. During my stay, I came with only carry-on luggage via BART, then walked from the Embarcadero Station up California Street. Cable Cars won't permit tourists with luggage unless for some freak reason the Cable Car is empty.

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swank area of The City

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 6, 2010

the luxe Mark hopkins Intercontintental Hotel is almost as old as San Francisco Itself. This Famous and Historic Hotel along affluent Nob Hill was formerly a large mansion of the Owner of Pacific Railroad named Mark Hopkins, which was built in 1878. it was razed during the Great San Francisco fire of 1906 and was rebuilt in 1926 into a 19 floor hotel and is managed by the Intercontinental Hotel Chain. This Historic Hotel has 362 rooms and suites with wonderful views of the city and the best deal here is that is is located next to 3 Cable Car lines so that you can ride the historic cable car from here to other places and you can have a drink along the historic top of the mark lounge in the 19th floor.

a regular standard room here without breakfast (best available rate) will be about 225 US Dollars and the breakfast buffet at about $ 25 per person.

Unique Quality: the views off course and one of my fave bars, Top of The Mark.

they have your usual victorian style old rooms with a slightly musty fee, your usuall coffee and tea maker, complimentary bottled water service, breakfast buffet is with an additional fee, wifi here is paid (like in any luxe hotels in the City), ironing board in the cabinet, LED TV's and internaional channels.

Check in is 3:00 pm and check out is 12:00 pm

Directions: 999 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, United States

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Mark Hopkins Intercontinental San Francisco

by written on July 8, 2008

Mark Hopkins Intercontinental San Francisco is one of the city finest hotels. It is located along three the crossing of three cable car lines, and is minutes away from the Union Square, Chinatown, and Financial District. Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge, however, are short drives away.

Mark Hopkins Intercontinental San Francisco is considered to be the Historic Grandeur on the Crest of Nob Hill.

The hotel is under Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts. It is a Commercial Hotel, offering world-class services to its guests. 5-star classification

Unique Quality: The list of room facilities that the hotel has are as follows:
16 Floor(s)
382 Guest Room(s)
33 Suite(s)
298 Single-Bedded Room(s)
82 Double-Bedded Room(s)
353 Non-Smoking Room(s)
Executive Suites
Executive Floors

The hotel provides Wireless Internet Connection for an intial fee of $12.95 (USD)
Languages spoken by staff include 12 different international languages

* Daily Self Parking Fee: $51.30 (USD)
* Car parking available for $51.30 (USD) overnight (unlimited in/out)
* Valet Parking Available: $51.30 (USD)

The hotel provides different amenities and services such as 24-hr fitness centers, a spa, hotel shops, business services, travel services, housekeeping & laundry services, and daycare and children's activities.

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Best views of Frisco

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 28, 2008

Beautiful hotel. Excellent service, clean rooms, not a bad view anywhere.
Get the Brakfast package to save $$$. For $20 per night per room more you get 2 breakfast coupons. Breakfast with out these will cost you $30.00 per person so you save $40.00.

Unique Quality: Top of the Mark Lounge is a great place to wind down after a day of walking up and down china town.

The Town Car is hardly ever used so just ask for a ride and its Free!!

The California Street trolley stops at the front doors so its easy to jump on and get about anywhere in the heart of the city.

Directions: Top of China Town adjascent to Russian Hill.

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Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 5, 2007

Stayed here for 4 days and I regret not having stayed here in my previous 3 visits to San Francisco.

Mark Hopkins is just simply, "excellent".

First, the location. It is located on Nob Hill at California/Powell. So you can jump on the cable car right outside the hotel doors. Also, you can walk 3 blocks South to Union Square; or four blocks Northeast to Chinatown. View from the room is also great as Nob Hill area has nice buildings and streets. Depending on your room you might also get a view of the Financial District with the iconic Trans America pyramid.

Secondly, the room itself: wonderful! I booked a king deluxe and the room was about 350sqft, richly appointed and decorated. The bed, lazy chair and working chair were all super comfortable. The bathroom has marble bath, amenities were ample and there's enough space to move about even with a room service table in the room.

Thirdly, service. Top of the Mark, the famous martini jazz lounge sits on top of this hotel, and the in-room dining menu left nothing to complain: I had breakfast and tea, both were superb.

Fourth: atmosphere. Most of the customers were either business people, or 'older' couple on vacation. Hence, the hotel is pretty quiet (i.e. no college students partying).

Finally: rate. It ain't cheap, but at $200/night the deluxe king room is, in my opinion, a great deal!

The only little thing that one might complain is the hike back up Nob Hill to the hotel - but hey, you can always jump on the cable car!

Directions: California/Powell

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San Francisco's Best Views

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 13, 2007

Fantastic hotel. Higher floors get fantastic views over the city. Top of the Mark Martini lounge and restaurant has stunning views and a huge selection of Martinis and wines. The hotel is a little expensive, but nice to treat yourself. Location is a little out of the way for the main sights, but the cable car stops nearby and everything is walkable - downhill and get a taxi back.

Service was excellent. We have stayed twice and have not been disappointed.

Unique Quality: Great views. Great buffet breakfast - a little expensive. Great Martini Bar with music some nights.

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***** 5 stars excellent service

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 20, 2004

5 stars for this hotel. We stayed on 12th floor and the windows opened and looked out to the bay. They have fabric-covered wallpapers. Each night, while we were gone to dinner, the housekeeping staff would come in and turn down the bed, dim the lights and turn on the soft music on the radio. They would also fill up your ice bucket too.

Unique Quality: From our 12th floor window, on a Sunday afternoon, you can look out to the bay and see all the sailboat. It's beautiful!

great location at the top of the city!

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 29, 2004

The service at this hotel was wonderful. The room with classic decor was comfortable, clean, and elegant. The concierge was always helpful when we needed anything. I would highly recommend staying at this hotel.

Unique Quality: Visit the Top of the Mark (the bar upstairs). Since this hotel sits on top of Nob Hill, the bar offers amazing views of San Francisco. The live music and dancing are also very romantic and good for couples.

In addition, I loved the location of this hotel because it was very central, nestled between the "downtown" area and Chinatown. The trolleys were a short walk away, allowing access to all the major areas of the city.

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San Francisco's Finest Hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 11, 2004

My wife nd I stayed at the Mark Hopkins for 7 nights. We received excellent service from all of the hotel personnel even though our room had been booked through The rooms were slighty smaller than newer facilities but the service and decor made up for it. We received free local and 800 calls because of the length of our stay. The hotel also provides nightly turn down service and the attendant filled the ice bucket each night. The room was immaculate and kept exceptionally clean throughout our stay. The concierge was one of the best I have ever used. He secured a rental car for me at an excellent price, had it brought to the hotel, and secured an upgrade to a premium vehicle at no extra charge. He even offered to return the car for us if we returned to the hotel by 5 pm. If I were going to SF I would definitely stay at the Mark Hopkins!

Unique Quality: The MH has an exceptional fitness center (as if you needed one after walking the hills of SF). Towels, water, music, etc. were all provided in the fitness center. The business center was also exceptional.

Directions: Located on top of Nob Hill, one of the finer districts of SF. The Cal. cable car stops outside the main entrance. The Mason-Hyde & Mason-Powell cable car lines are 1 block down the hill. Easy going down but you have to work coming back up!

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by written on June 20, 2003

Holding pride of place at Number One Nob Hill, the Mark Hopkins is one of San Francisco's grandest hotels. Opulent decor and attentive service are reminiscent of a former elegant era as are the spacious guest rooms with stunning views.

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Top of the Mark!

by written on April 22, 2003

Luxurious, pleasant, lovely with a view! Mark Hopkins is a really nice hotel and the jazz-bar on top isn't bad either. Their red wines are excellent and even though the breakfast trays for room-service were quite ..plain, the service was excellent. If you book a room over the internet, you can get a pretty good deal too!

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The Mark Hopkins...

by written on August 24, 2002

The Mark Hopkins Intercontinental
Room prices range from US$350-$2,000/night.

Unique Quality: It is a historic hotel and is probably considered one of the finest hotels in the city. The picture of the city that is located on my main page is from my room at the Mark.

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Address: Number One Nob Hill, 999 California Street, San Francisco, California, 94108, United States

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