$152 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 8, 2015 Check-out: Mar 9, 2015

InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

4 stars
View map of 999 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
230 reviews
Nob Hill Best Value

The bathroom is small but tastefully upscale, cozy and clean. The bed luxurious and comfortable. In... See full review

  • Travel happy single
  • Feb 19, 2015
Gorgeous

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  • Mayor1
  • Nov 25, 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

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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

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mission Dolores: 2.1 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 (230)

Ratings and reviews for InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
230 out of 230
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.1

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Pismo Beach, CA
Jun 16, 2011

A perfect stay at the Mark!

Stayed for only one nite, and it had everything: best room, the Top of the Mark was breathtaking and served excellent appetizers...AND there was LIVE music & dancing - not to mention the VIEWS! And just a hop skip and a jump (on the trolley or cab) to the best restaurant in town - our favorite, "tadich grill".

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Restaurant, The Tadich Grill...always the best food!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
White Lake, MI
Jun 7, 2011

True San Francisco

Loved the hotel. Didn't realize til we got home that it was the hotel at the beginning of the movie Bullett with Steve McQueen. The staff was very friendly, room was very clean, bathroom was huge, and bed was very comfortable. Pricey, but worth it. It was definitely what I expected from San Francisco and in a great location!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Go up to the restaurant/bar at the "Top of the Mark" just for a drink and the view, but don't plan on dinner. Service was terrible and it is way too expensive for the quality. But its worth going up for the 360 degree view of the city and the history of the place.

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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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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.

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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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
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.

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Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gilroy gal
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
CHICAGO, IL
Feb 22, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO WRITERS CONFERENCE

THE HOTEL WAS WONDERFUL. VERY EXPENSIVE BUT OTHERWISE VERY COMFORTABLE AND NEAR MOST OF THE ATTRACTIONS THAT A VISITOR WOULD WANT TO VISIT.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

GETTING AN ALL DAY TICKET FOR THE TROLLY WAS WORTH EVERY PENNY. IT SAVES MONEY BY ALLOWING THE RIDER TO GET OFF AND GET BACK ON WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY AGAIN. BESIDES, IT GOES TO ALL OF THE INTERESTING PLACES, ESPECIALLY FISHERMEN'S WHARF

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Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
T&N
Business
Portland, OR
Feb 15, 2011

Wonderful Stay

All the staff were very professional and friendly. We asked for suggestions on local bars and dining and everyone gave us great places to go to. The Top of the Mark was very romantic watching the sunset go down our first night visiting. We had a wonderful time in San Francisco and will definitely be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Definitley bring comfortable walking shoes, there really is a lot to see and walking around made for a very neat experience. We found some really cute bars just about every couple of blocks.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Parkland, Florida
Jan 31, 2011

Great Experience!

As frequent visitors to San Francisco, we were pleasantly surprised with our stay at the Mark Hopkins. AWESOME location atop Nob Hill. Just a few short blocks from practically everything, yet far enough away from the craziness of the city. If you are looking for a sophisticated environment in a quiet location, definitely consider the Mark Hopkins. Entire staff was very accomodating and professional. Wonderful experience at check in, when we asked for a room with a view she gave us a corner room. Even further, she suggested that we can check with the front desk the next morning if the room was not suitable. (It was great!). Would definitely return, [...]

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

For every shopping venue imaginable, walk down the hill approx 2 blocks to Union Square. Everything from Saks, Neimans, Bloomies, Nordstrom, Prada, etc. Consider taking a cable car back up the hill cause the hills are rather deceiving going upward (walking down is not an issue).

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