InterContinental Mark Hopkins
What We Love
- Sunset cocktails at rooftop lounge Top of the Mark, with panoramic views of the city
- The Triple Truffle Burger at the Nob Hill Club restaurant
- Rich history: The hotel has seen presidents, royals and boldface names like Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson check in over the years
What To Know
- The business and fitness centers are open 24/7
- The Top of the Mark shakes up over 100 kinds of martini
- Free car service on weekdays
- Read more about what to see and do in San Francisco and Big Sur in our magazine section
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Built in 1926 on the crest of San Francisco’s ritzy Nob Hill, the Mark Hopkins has seen presidents, royals and boldface names like Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson check in over the years. Its 19th-floor bar, Top of the Mark, is a destination in and of itself thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows that offer 360-degree views of the city and a cocktail menu with more than 100 martinis to choose from. Suites have a pale yellow, violet, red and taupe color scheme, as well as Frette linens, wood accents, Bose stereos and minibars. Keep up your workout regimen at the top-of-the-line gym, which is open 24/7, and when hunger strikes, head to the Nob Hill Club for farm-to-table fare from executive chef Nenad Stefanovic paired with California wines. Don’t miss the Triple Truffle Burger, named for its toppings of truffle aioli and truffle tremor, with a side of truffle fries.
In the Area
San Francisco’s Chinatown is just a short walk from the Mark Hopkins; explore the neighborhood’s winding alleys, which are dotted with temples, shops and restaurants, and go to lunch at Z & Y Restaurant, famous for its spicy Sichuan dishes (President Obama has even dropped in for takeout). Shop luxury brands like Chanel, Hermès and Prada on Union Square’s Maiden Lane or, if vintage finds are more your style, head to Haight-Ashbury to browse the racks at stalwarts like Held Over. Save an afternoon to explore Golden Gate Park, home to the de Young Museum of fine arts, the California Academy of Sciences and the San Francisco Botanical Garden, as well as one of the prettiest places in the city, the Japanese Tea Garden, where you can stop for tea and snacks.
How to Get There
What a fantastic hotel.....great location.....gorgeous opulent rooms.....bathroom spotless and lovely bath..staff very helpful and friendly couldn’t ask for better.....roof top bar has fabulous views of the city....
My wife and I stayed at the Mark Hopkins Hotel on November 27, 2019 to celebrate her birthday. From the greeting of the bellman to the front desk attendant to the housekeeper everyone projected the hospitality spirit and gracious service. The front desk attendant was so helpful and sensitive to our questions.
And the room! WOW! An amazing view of Nob Hill! We felt we were on top of the world! We had a drink at the Top of the Mark. Again, the excellent service was exemplary and our server provided some history of the classic room.
We had a wonderful experience at the Mark Hopkins Hotel We’ll stay again!
Held a business meeting here and was very impressed by the level of service- attention to detail, staff professionalism, attentiveness, polite manner. The meeting team was top notch--organized, friendly, accommodating and quick to respond. Abraham, Christie, Mario and full team--THANK YOU for your hospitality--very much appreciated from all our guests that came from across the globe!
The hotel is located centrally, rooms are well equipped and staff is SUPER!
Stayed a couple of years ago with my girlfriend and recently came back for a solo business trip. I'm glad to say that my 2nd experience was just as excellent as our 1st and I'm very glad that I came back.
Location is excellent, but be prepared to walk uphill/downhill from every direction. I enjoy walking so that didn't bother me and you'll be a short walk to Union Square, Polk St, Chinatown, Ferry Building, North Beach, Financial District...you get the point. It's all right there and if you don't want to walk, it's incredibly easy to find Uber or taxi. Powell St Bart station is just 10 minute walk away.
Check in/out was incredibly quick and easy. Service was just as friendly as my last visit and room cleanliness was great. Bed was super soft, nice amenities including a decent fitness center and wifi is reliable and fast. (Sign up as a member to get free wifi) It really is a fantastic hotel in San Francisco. I'll be back for a 3rd visit soon!
Admittedly, the rooms could use some sprucing up—at least ours, which was a club room on the 11th floor. The walls, were drab and could use a paint job to add some color, also the furniture wasn’t the greatest— and not enough storage drawers. The bathroom was average. Ok those are the negatives.
The positives— The room was bright, view was great, the TV large and the bed very comfortable. We ended up loving our stay. Incredibly friendly staff, wonderful breakfast buffet— even with Chinese food selections! Snacks available all day and alcohol in the late afternoon with small bites if you are a “club” guest—which I highly recommend. The exterior of the hotel is gorgeous, great location, and the lobby is lovely. Even though the hotel is at the top of Nob Hill, we were able to walk quite a bit without much trouble ( and we are not young). Bottom line—no, not a new “boutique” but if you get a good rate for a club room, definitely worth it. Very enjoyable stay.