Built in 1926 on the spot where railroad millionaire Mark Hopkins's turreted mansion once stood, the 19-story Mark Hopkins gained global fame during World War II when it was de rigueur for Pacific-bound servicemen to toast their goodbye to the States in the Top of the Mark cocktail lounge. Nowadays, this grand hotel caters mostly to convention-bound corporate executives, since its prices often require corporate charge accounts. Each neoclassical room is exceedingly comfortable and comes with all the fancy amenities you'd expect from a world-class hotel, including custom furniture, plush fabrics, sumptuous bathrooms, Frette bathrobes, and extraordinary views of the city. The luxury suites are twice the size of most San Francisco apartments and cost close to a month's rent per night. A minor caveat: The hotel has only three guest elevators, making a quick trip to your room difficult during busy periods.
The Top of the Mark, a fantastic bar/lounge (open daily), offers dancing to live jazz or swing, Sunday brunch, and cocktails in swank, old-fashioned style. (Romantics, this place is for you, but keep in mind that there's a $10 cover fee Fri-Sat after 8:30pm for the live nightly entertainment.) The Nob Hill Restaurant offers California cuisine nightly and breakfast on Sunday.
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User Reviews for InterContinental Mark Hopkins
The best service and room
I have not had a vacation for about two years. What a great choice I made. My vacation was great. I love the location of the hotel for I could walk to shops and dinning in just a...
- posted on 11.27.12
- by Nancy N
Super locale, great service, fab-o hotel and the staff goes out of their way to be helpful. Rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable. While there, I used the small meeting rooms as...
- posted on 11.26.12
- by BookCentsBabe
Top of the Mark
Great view, wonderful service, large renovated rooms, and super location. Breakfast was delicious, and the cold buffet sufficed, with numerous choices. From the moment I pulled into...
- posted on 11.24.12
- by FHANDS
Very bad sound insulation!
Rooms are different from the pictures shown on their website and the hotel has very very bad sound insulation! Never going to stay here again! I hate it!
- posted on 02.08.13
- Hotel View 2007 – Audience Winner
- Luxury Hotel 2007 – Audience Winner
- Very Highly Recommended 2010
Guest rooms feature in-room movies and bathrobes in addition to standard amenities. There is also complimentary limousine service to the Financial District, and a Japanese-speaking services department for international guests.
Message from InterContinental Mark Hopkins
As splendid now as when it opened to great fanfare in 1926, InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco is one of the city s finest hotels. Located at the crossing of three cable car lines, the venerable landmark is minutes from Union Square, Chinatown and the Financial District. Fisherman s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge are short drives away.
- 4 Star Luxury Hotel
- Fitness Center and Pool
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- tel: 800/972-3124
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- 1 Nob Hill
- At California and Mason Sts
- San Francisco, CA 94108
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- breakfast included
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