$274 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 23, 2014 Check-out: Jul 25, 2014

InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

4 stars
999 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
357 reviews
excellent!!!!

Perfect location. Walking distance to union square. Plenty of restaurants and bars around. Easy to... See full review

  • Janezo
  • Jun 30, 2014
Convenient lication

The hotel was very nice and comfortable. We loved it. the only draw back there are not any free... See full review

  • Solarray
  • Jun 3, 2014
Beautiful views of the city at historical, iconic Nob Hill hotel

The Intercontinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco opened in 1926 at the crest of Nob Hill and has been wowing visitors ever since. Visitors flock from all over the city to experience The Top of the Mark, a restaurant and lounge on the 19th floor of the hotel, which showcases breathtaking views of the entire city and bay. The lobby, with its ornate columns and marble accents, is a fitting welcome. Upstairs, rooms are intimate and modern in style and conveniences.

Highlights
  • Dine at Top of the Mark restaurant for views of the city
  • Located at the crest of Nob Hill
  • Relax in restored lobby with touches from yesteryear
Rooms

Accommodations -- 348 rooms and 32 suites -- have crown moldings and other subtle touches that capture the authentic turn-of-the-century feel, yet the rooms boast modern conveniences. Each room comes standard with a flat-screen television, granite-countertop bathrooms, spacious work desks and plush bedding. Members of the property's Lobby Club receive complimentary room upgrades, late check-out and daily food and beverage presentations. Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access are available in all rooms (fees apply).

Features

The hotel has received numerous awards, including the AAA Four-Diamond Award. It was named for Mark Hopkins, a founder of the Central Pacific Railroad, on whose land the hotel was built.

The property offers complimentary 24-hour access to cardio and free-weight machines in its on-site fitness center, as well as complimentary town car service into the Financial District on weekday mornings.

The real show-stopper at the Mark Hopkins is the Top of the Mark, a restaurant and lounge on the 19th floor. The hotel opened in 1926 and this eatery opened 13 years later, in 1939. Since then it has been a favorite spot for many of San Francisco's rich and famous. The menu is eclectic; a drink list boasts 100 different martinis.

Valet and self parking are available (fees apply).

Transportation
  • San Francisco International Airport (13 mi/21 km)
  • Oakland International Airport (16 mi/25.8 km)
  • Cable cars (1 blocks)
  • MUNI bus (1 block)
  • BART (4 blocks)
Attractions
  • Union Square
  • Theater District
  • Chinatown
  • North Beach
  • Financial District
  • Embarcadero
Business
  • 24-hour business center
  • 17,000 square feet of meeting space
  • 19 total meeting rooms, including two spacious ballrooms

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Ice machine
Activities
Live entertainment
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Tour desk
Porters
FAX
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
White board
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Cribs available
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

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Hotel Map

37.7916 -122.4107
Nearby airports
Pier 39, (OAK), 19.00, MI; One Hour: Coit Tower, (SFO), 15.00, MI; Half a Day: Muir Woods National Monument, (SJC), 56.10, MI;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • Grace Cathedral: 0.1 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Union Square: 0.3 mi
  • Nob Hill: 0.4 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.4 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.5 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.5 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.6 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.7 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.7 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.1 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Union Square: 0.3 mi
  • Nob Hill: 0.4 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.4 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.5 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.5 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.6 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.7 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.7 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.8 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.8 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.8 mi
  • Coit Tower: 0.8 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 0.9 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.9 mi
  • Ferry Building: 1 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 1 mi
  • SoMa: 1 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.1 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 1.1 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.1 mi
  • Japantown: 1.1 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.1 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.1 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.1 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 1.1 mi
  • Japan Center: 1.2 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.2 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.2 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.2 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.2 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.2 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.3 mi
  • ATT Park: 1.3 mi
  • Lands End: 1.6 mi
  • Alcatraz Island: 1.9 mi
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 2 mi

Dining

Acquerello
Tip: With elegant surroundings and excellent service, Acquerello is a real local gem. Be sure to meet GianCarlo, the owner. An upscale classic Italian restaurant. The look is spare, with gleaming silver and delicate crystal glasses contrasting with the b
Venticello
Tip: Ideal for a romantic dinner, Venticello will spoil you with its remarkable fare and friendly service. A roaring fireplace, cable cars passing by outside and great views of the bay make this intimate northern Italian restaurant the quintessential San
Asia SF
Tip: Slightly risque but a fantastic place with outrageous entertainment, tasty food and sweet cocktails. 'Gender illusionists' will serve you exotic cocktails and delicious food in a party atmosphere.
Bourbon & Branch
Tip; This venue is part of our Speakeasy Package at the hotel. Contact the Concierge team for more details. Bourbon and Branch is a glimpse back on the 1920's and the era of Prohibition. Experience the ambiance of that time in an actual speakeasy.
Farallon
Tip: Enjoy cocktails in the jellyfish lounge. A dazzling downtown underwater themed restaurant.
Fleur de Lys
Tip: If you buy one of chef Hubert Keller's 'Top Chef' cook books he will come out and autograph it for you. Exquisite French restaurant five blocks from the hotel. Decor includes an intimate 'tented' dining room and extensive wine list. The service is f
Fluid
Tip: Enjoy music from SF's top local DJ. Very exclusive but the concierge can get you in. One of a kind ultra cool disco lounge.
Supperclub
Tip: Only one seating available per day, so book early. Concierge can help with reservations. You lie on a bed and dine on your seven course meal while being entertained by jugglers, magicians, singers and fire eaters.
Bix
Tip: Serves up some of the best martinis in town. Supper club atmosphere with live jazz every night.
McCormick and Kuletos
Tip: A short cable car ride on the Hyde Street line. Try the signature crab cakes and oysters. Famous for its view, this is a must. But it can get very busy.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (357)

Ratings and reviews for InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
357 out of 357
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Norwalk, CT
Mar 31, 2011

Business Traveler

The Mark Hopkins is an exquisite hotel, reminiscent of the classic luxury hotels. It is wonderfully appointed and the rooms are quite comfortable. Perched a top Nob Hill, it is an ideal location to take a taxi or trolley down to the business district in a matter of minutes. The views from the Top of the Mark are superb. I highly recommend having cocktails and enjoying the night views of the city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

There are several resaurants in the vicinity and a quick ride by taxi or trolley down California street. Tadlich's is a San Francisco classic for great seafood and comfort food. A great place to have lunch...it's always packed.

Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Norwalk, CT
Mar 31, 2011

Business Traveler

The Mark Hopkins is an exquisite hotel, reminiscent of the classic luxury hotels. It is wonderfully appointed and the rooms are quite comfortable. Perched a top Nob Hill, it is an ideal location to take a taxi or trolley down to the business district in a matter of minutes. The views from the Top of the Mark are superb. I highly recommend having cocktails and enjoying the night views of the city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

There are several resaurants in the vicinity and a quick ride by taxi or trolley down California street. Tadlich's is a San Francisco classic for great seafood and comfort food. A great place to have lunch...it's always packed.

Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boston, MA
Mar 23, 2011

great

generally ok. very close to the siteseeing sites.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boston, MA
Mar 23, 2011

great

generally ok. very close to the siteseeing sites.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Old Chem Teacher
Business
Phoenix, AZ
Mar 15, 2011

When the shower leaks

The hotel is grand and old. The pipes rattle and my shower ceiling leaked. The maintenance man told me I should be happy it leaked in the tub as it was probably just overflow from the tub on the floor above. If it had been over the toilet it would have been raw sewage. Check to make sure the cable cars are running. The hill is a bear to walk up! Some front desk staff are amazing. Others remind you that it is not their job to be a desk clerk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Bring your own water. $6.50 for a bottle of Evian is a bit much.

Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Old Chem Teacher
Business
Phoenix, AZ
Mar 15, 2011

When the shower leaks

The hotel is grand and old. The pipes rattle and my shower ceiling leaked. The maintenance man told me I should be happy it leaked in the tub as it was probably just overflow from the tub on the floor above. If it had been over the toilet it would have been raw sewage. Check to make sure the cable cars are running. The hill is a bear to walk up! Some front desk staff are amazing. Others remind you that it is not their job to be a desk clerk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Bring your own water. $6.50 for a bottle of Evian is a bit much.

Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Boulder, CO
Mar 1, 2011

Great Location! Loved it!

I stayed there for two nights. Mark Hopkins was the best location for Union Square, North Beach, and China Town etc... I will definitely come back to the hotel. Only disappointment was the top floor bar, the top of the mark lounge. They said it was Jazz night. so we went there because we love Jazz. We heard the old dance music!!!! we could not pass the entrance and went back directly to our room to watch TV instead.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Good authentic Chinese restaurant- R and G Lounge. You must get their signature Crab with and pepper.(631 Kearny St.). Good seafood bar- Swan Oyster depot- it's worth to wait.

Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Boulder, CO
Mar 1, 2011

Great Location! Loved it!

I stayed there for two nights. Mark Hopkins was the best location for Union Square, North Beach, and China Town etc... I will definitely come back to the hotel. Only disappointment was the top floor bar, the top of the mark lounge. They said it was Jazz night. so we went there because we love Jazz. We heard the old dance music!!!! we could not pass the entrance and went back directly to our room to watch TV instead.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Good authentic Chinese restaurant- R and G Lounge. You must get their signature Crab with and pepper.(631 Kearny St.). Good seafood bar- Swan Oyster depot- it's worth to wait.

Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gilroy gal
Gilroy, CA.
Feb 27, 2011

unbeatable location for the price

The hotel and location is perfect for shopping and dining if you are in good shape to walk up the steep hill from Union Square. The hotel was beautiful however the front desk clerk was rude. He asked if we wanted double beds or a king and my comment was, "whichever room is the nicer room." He sarcastically said, "If you want a nicer room, you can have one if you pay more money." He ended up giving us a room on the 4th floor with a view of some rooftop with tarp on it. If that was the nicer room, I hate to see what the other looked like!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gilroy gal
Gilroy, CA.
Feb 27, 2011

unbeatable location for the price

The hotel and location is perfect for shopping and dining if you are in good shape to walk up the steep hill from Union Square. The hotel was beautiful however the front desk clerk was rude. He asked if we wanted double beds or a king and my comment was, "whichever room is the nicer room." He sarcastically said, "If you want a nicer room, you can have one if you pay more money." He ended up giving us a room on the 4th floor with a view of some rooftop with tarp on it. If that was the nicer room, I hate to see what the other looked like!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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