the luxe Mark hopkins Intercontintental Hotel
Unique Quality: the views off course and one of my fave bars, Top of The Mark
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:
382 Guest Room(s)
298 Single-Bedded Room(s)
82 Double-Bedded Room(s)
353 Non-Smoking Room(s)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 Hotwire.com. 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!
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.
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!
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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Does anyone know if there are any outdoor roof top dining areas in San Francisco? If not roof top any other outdoor dining experiences would be appreciated.
Top of the Mark at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel in SF is on the 19th floor and very romantic. Not sure about the food but I hear the drinks are great. SF is not real big on outdoor dining as it gets very cold there at night. The Stinking Rose on Columbus Avenue might have some dining areas that are open to the stars. For late night outdoor dining on the street level, there's always Calzone's (also on Columbus). Palomino's (on Spear Street with a view of the Bay Bridge) also offers outdoor dining during lunch but they close down that area when night falls as the winds are chilly frigid at night. Food at the last 3 places are excellent.
There are hundreds of outdoor restaurants in San Francisco! www.yelp.com is a good place to start your search. Cafe Claude is one that stands out. They have great food and a romantic setting in a tiny alley, most tourists would never see.
SF is cold in the summer! Consequently, there isn't that much of the sidewalk cafe life here. But if you come @ the end of September, you'll find the most glorious weather in the world. It's why we pay the Big Bucks to live here.
One of my fave restaurants for dining outdoors is a place called "Savour" on 24th street in Noe Valley. You can reach it easily from any Muni Metro stop downtown: Take the J Church line, which will let you off at Church and 24th. You turn right on 24th and it's two blocks down. It has no view of Downtown, but a nice patio and great food for reasonable prices.
As for other places, if you come in summer, try Sausalito. It's warmer there, and it'll be like dining in Sorrento. But expect to pay--pretty pricey and touristy.
To answer your question specifically, try the Cheesecake Factory atop Macys in Union Square. They have heated terrace dining and are open for lunch and dinner. Check out their website at cheesecakefactory.com. As far as I know, this is the only open rooftop dining in San Francisco. For enclosed top floor dining you can't beat the Carnelian Room at the top of the Bank of America building. Pricy but good food and a view to die for. Enjoy your visit to our fabulous city and remember, DON'T CALL IT "FRISCO"!
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Address: Number One Nob Hill, 999 California Street, San Francisco, California, 94108, United States