Best InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in San Francisco

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Pan American World Airways opened the first InterContinental hotel back in 1946, making it the world's oldest international hotel brand. Celebrities and dignitaries, such as Ava Gardener, Louis Armstrong, President Ronald Reagan and Britain's Prince William, have all been guests of InterContinental hotels. Because InterContinental properties (there are more than 180 of them across more than 60 countries) are individually owned, each exhibits its own distinct personality reflective of its location. What's more, many InterContinental hotels – such as The Willard InterContinental in Washington, D.C., and the InterContinental London Park Lane – are housed in historically significant buildings, which only adds to the ambiance. However, every InterContinental hotel adheres to the brand's standards, touting high-end amenities and fine dining establishments. Guests who frequently stay at InterContinental Hotels Group properties can sign up to earn free stays, transportation discounts and even guided tours through the IHG Rewards Club program. Many InterContinental properties have earned spots on our Best Hotels in the USA, Best Hotels in Mexico, Best Hotels in Europe and Best Hotels in Canada rankings. U.S. News-ranked InterContinental properties are listed below.

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    InterContinental San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3263 reviewsTripAdvisor (3263)

    Like its sister property – the InterContinental Mark Hopkins  the InterContinental San Francisco is geared mostly toward corporate travelers. But that doesn't mean that it's all about business: After all, it's located in San Francisco's hip South of Market neighborhood. Guest rooms cater to business and leisure travelers alike with high-speed internet access (for a fee), LCD TVs, iPod docking stations and minibars. Recent guests said that the decor is nothing to write home about, but that the views from the floor-to-ceiling windows were breathtaking  request a room on a higher floor to truly take advantage of the scenery. Meanwhile, the contemporary American cuisine served at the hotel's Michelin-star rated restaurant garners praise as well. If you're only looking for a drink, the hotel's on-site Bar 888 keeps the grappa (its specialty) flowing.What's more, if you're a member of the IHG rewards program, you can earn or redeem points for staying here.

    San Francisco, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3263 reviewsTripAdvisor (3263)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
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    InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2811 reviewsTripAdvisor (2811)

    Named after one of the big players that helped form the Central Pacific Railroad, this hotel was bought by InterContinental in 1973. Despite its history, some say 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, this hotel is especially popular among business travelers, who can use the multiple 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 San Francisco also offers pillow menus and Keurig coffee makers in all of its rooms and an on-site fitness center. Plus, members of the IHG Rewards Club program can use or accrue points for choosing to stay here.

    San Francisco, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2811 reviewsTripAdvisor (2811)
    4.0-star Hotel Class