$152 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 23, 2014 Check-out: Nov 26, 2014

InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

4 stars
999 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
225 reviews
Wonderful.

It was beautiful and perfect. We had a scenic view. See full review

  • Shannon Papa
  • Sep 8, 2014
SF's Finest

Not only is this a landmark in and of itself, but the service and the rooms are incredible. I have... See full review

  • RobMark
  • Aug 20, 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

Hotel Map

37.7916 -122.4107
Nearby airports
Oakland International Airport, (OAK), 19.00, MI, NW; San Francisco International Airport, (SFO), 15.00, MI, N; Mineta San Jose International Airport, (SJC), 56.10, MI, N;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

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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 (225)

Ratings and reviews for InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
225 out of 225
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.1

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Santa Fe, NM
Jun 24, 2009

Disappointing stay.....

While visiting our daughter in San Fransisco, we thought it would be a treat to stay at the Mark Hopkins Hotel. The Orbitz price seemed a great deal, but the hotel offered no amenities whatsoever. Extremely pricey breakfasts at the "Top of the Mark", no coffee in the lobby, no cushy bathrobes in Orbitz rooms (we saw them being placed in other rooms). We really felt second class. The Nob Hill location offers few alternatives for breakfast, and is not near public transportation (except for $5 per ride cable cars), and I think the Mark Hopkins could make more effort to be hospitable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sacramento, CA
Jun 22, 2009

Nob Hill Splurge

Great Location on Nob Hill. Easy access to Cable Car. Nice downhill walk to Union Square. Very comfortable room.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
call me papi
Business
505
Jun 22, 2009

Wonderful Stay

Friendly staff, excellent service, just perfect no problems at all.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

buy the all day pass for 11 bucks for the trolly its way worth it

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Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kellydeleo
Business
Boston, MA
Jun 14, 2009

Beautiful Hotel for an unbelievable deal

This hotel is gorgeous and located right on top of nob hill in san fran. The only downside is unless you are in great shape you probably won't do a lot of walking to and from the hotel. The hills surrounding it are insanely steep! But you can't ask for a nicer place from the bar to the rooms to the exterior. Staff is extremely friendly and you can't beat the town car drivers that will take you too and from wherever for free!! But be kind when you tip!

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

Business

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Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New Bern NC
Jun 12, 2009

Great location-great stay

We took our son and daughter-in -law to the Top of the Mark for champaigne and celebration of anniversary.

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

Business

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Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles
Jun 7, 2009

Hotel offers same price on their website

Very nice room. Spectacular views. Classic San Francisco location.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

If you're going to walk in Frisco, you'd better wear comfortable shoes. The value the room was great. Value of Orbitz was negligible.

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Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Cathy Hard To Impress
Business
New York,NY
Jun 2, 2009

Too good can be true

From the moment we arrived we all felt welcomed...the staff from vallet parker to the wait staff and hosts at Top of The Mark were kind and efficient. All staff smiled and greeted us everyday of the five night stay. The location is perfect...a lot of hills for that true San Francisco vibe not to worry the California line on the cable cars stops right outside. The room and veiw were perfect. We traveled with a group of seven and we all felt the same. As New Yorkers we are hard to impress, we were wowed by the service and the polite and friendly people of this city.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk down the Powell Street hill to Walgreens and buy the muni passes. They are unlimited and valid for all public transport and cable cars

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Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Trolly hopper
Business
Springfield, IL
Jun 1, 2009

Top notch style and comfort

The hotel was gorgeous and the service was always speedy and so polite. The view was unbeatable from the 19th floor. We loved that there was nightly entertainment and the location gave us so many options. The hotel is at the top of a steep hill, so walking can be very tiresome, but the public transportation is very user friendly and reasonable. $8.00 to get to Fisherman's Wharf, or catch a trolly car outside the hotel. We had a great stay and loved the hotel beds!!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Fisherman's Wharf where you can catch the trolly, get to Ghirardelli square, Russian Hill, Pier 39, entertainment and shopping!

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Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
St. Louis
Jun 1, 2009

Great Hotel and location

Super hotel for the price. Room was very nice. Older hotel but not out dated. If you stay make sure you bring your walking shoes as you are at the top of historic Knob Hill. Super views of the city from the Top Of the Mark. We had friends staying at the Ritz and the Mark Hopkins was just as nice. Would recomend it to anyone and stay again for sure. Also street cars pass right in front. Staff was as frindly as any I have ever met.

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Either be ready to walk up some serious hills or take a taxi because being on the top of the hill the walking is a bit tough. The views make it all worth it though.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Greenville, SC
May 31, 2009

Fabulous Historic Hotel

An incredible hotel at the top of world famous Nob Hill. Immaculate rooms, extremely helpful concierge & doorman arranged our rental car, Giants game tickets,theater tickets,& take-out from a small local eatery. Also saw them arrange a massage for someone who had just arrived with a bad neck & shoulder. The masseuse quickly arrived at the hotel with her massage table that evening.The location was fantastic! It was centrally located to everything. Grace Cathedral was across the street,Union Sq was just down the hill, Chinatown a few blocks the other way, a cable car went by in front & down on the corner so you had access in two directions, the corner cable car went straight to Fisherman's Wharf, the streetcar also stopped right on the corner. The maid service was extremely good. Top of the Mark offered free entertainment & views to us each night, too. Many town people come there for drinks and have to pay a cover chg, but hotel guests do not pay the cover chg. the workout room was fantastic & state of the art equipment. It was an extremely safe area as well. It was a wonderful hotel & experience!! Couldn't have been better!

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

In a booth in the park area of Union Sq, half price theater tickets can be bought. Another hint: The doorman or concierge can give you a menu for 2 very inexpensive ($5-$10) restaurants nearby that will deliver. If you have been out all day, get back, & are tired, just ask the doorman & he'll show you a menu for takeout (salads, pizza, sandwiches, & more). We did not know this until late on the last night, but we would have definitely used it several nights had we known about it earlier.

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