InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco

1 Nob Hill | San Francisco, CA 94108 [See Map]
#17 in Best San Francisco Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 1661 reviews
Property Type Hotel with 380 rooms, 19 floors
Primary View(s) City center, Bay
Style Historic
Best For Business travelers, Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

Named after the co-founder of the Central Pacific Railroad, this hotel was bought by InterContinental in 1973. And some say that through the acquisition, the hotel lost a bit of its character, with the decor looking more dated than charming. Still, many enjoy this Nob Hill hotel and the great views of San Francisco from its in-house restaurant, Top of the Mark. Not to be confused with its sister property, the InterContinental San Francisco in SoMA, this hotel is especially popular among business travelers, who can use the 21 meeting rooms and take advantage of the property's business center and high-speed Internet connection. Leisure travelers will appreciate the hotel's proximity to popular San Fran neighborhoods like Fisherman's Wharf and Chinatown, as well as the city's famed cable cars. The InterContinental Mark Hopkins also offers pillow menus and Keurig coffee makers in all of its rooms and an on-site fitness center.

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Critic Reviews


“The hotel oozes with history, from the nearly century-old mural in the Room of the Dons, to the mini-museum off the lobby and the art installations by local Academy of Art students.”


“One of the city's grandest dames, the Mark Hopkins sits regally on top of Nob Hill with dazzling views and the famous 19th-floor Top of the Mark bar. Though its elegant style and grand past earn cachet, in substance, this hotel is less impressive (and usually less expensive) than its Nob Hill neighbors”


“The lobby is part French chateau, part Italian renaissance with high ceilings, light-drenched sitting areas, and ornate chandeliers. The rooms and suites, all with city views, feature rich woods and fine fabrics, though they are on the smaller side thanks to the Victorian architecture style.”
Award: Frommer's Exceptional

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1661 guests have reviewed the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.0 (based on 1661 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center

Location & Parking

Sitting on top of Nob Hill, the InterContinental Mark Hopkins allows guests to easily explore all San Francisco has to offer. The hotel is four blocks north of Union Square, two blocks west of Chinatown and five blocks west of the city's Financial District. The Powell-Mason cable car is also available for trips to Fisherman's Wharf and beyond.

  • San Francisco International Airport about 15 miles south
  • Cable Car Museum three blocks north

  • 24-hour valet parking ($54)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

The accommodations at Mark Hopkins are elegantly outfitted, and each room has its own unique charm: From dark wood furnishings and black and beige accents to yellow walls and purple bedding, guest rooms feature varied decor. Standard amenities include bathrobes, blackout drapes, coffee makers and minibars.

  • The hotel's suites offer views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Nob Hill neighborhood and the San Francisco skyline
  • Wi-Fi is $14.95 a night; free for IHG Rewards members

Standard room size:

312 square feet
  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available


At Top of the Mark on the 19th floor, hotel guests are treated to 360-degree views of the San Francisco skyline, the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. The restaurant also has live entertainment and a signature martini menu. It is open for Sunday Champagne brunch and at night for cocktails and light dinner. At the hotel's other eatery, The Nob Hill Club, guests can enjoy farm-to-table dining and an all-day dining menu.

  • Nob Hill Club offers two breakfast buffets
  • Top of the Mark is open for dinner and drinks nightly

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast





The fitness center at the hotel is open 24 hours a day and offers ellipticals, treadmills, stationary bikes and more. Flat-screen TVs provide entertainment while guests are working out.

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


From ballrooms to meeting breakout rooms, the hotel is able to cater to events big and small. The Top of the Mark restaurant can be reserved for those that want to hold their event in a rooftop lounge.

  • DVD player, LCD projector and white board among meeting amenities
  • Group and event packages

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Pets up to 25 pounds are allowed at the hotel with a nonrefundable fee of $50 per night.

  • Pets cannot be left unattended in the guest rooms
  • Specific rooms or floors only

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting



The event planning staff can cater to couples' needs, from cocktail hour at Top of the Mark to a reception for up to 350 people in one of the hotel's two ballrooms.

  • Wedding packages including Sunday Champagne brunch available

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco

1 Nob Hill | San Francisco, CA 94108 [See Full Map]