Rate based on Check-in: Nov 23, 2014 Check-out: Nov 25, 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

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

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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

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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Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
S.Spiff
Business
Orange County, CA
Jan 1, 2014

Tops for thr top

The Mark Hopkins is truly a first class hotel with all of the first lass perks: views, staff, food, and location. A stay here always adds to the San Francisco experience.

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

Business

Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Fun Little Girl
Business
Santa Cruz, Ca
Mar 10, 2014

It was great!

The staff at Mark Hopkins was extremely friendly, helpful and professional. The valets greeted myself and my friend in the parking lot immediately, the bell hop safely stored our luggage after checkout (we were in a class all day) people at the front desk were helpful, housekeepers always had a smile and acknowledged us each and every time we saw them in the hall. The food was good also. I don't have any complaints at all and I would highly recommend this place.

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

Business

Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pete from San Diego
Business
San Diego
Mar 24, 2014

Weekend getaway.

the hotel was very nice. Staff was accomidating. Location was central and close to cable cars, street cars and buses.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: In Hotel

Top of the Mark

Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pete from San Diego
Business
San Diego
Mar 25, 2014

sanfran trip

The staff was very accomidating. The hotel was great.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: In Hotel

Top of the Mark.....awesome.

Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AShipp36
Business
Sacramento, CA
Apr 7, 2014

Best Hotel

Friendliest staff from door to door. Sunday brunch at the Top was exquisite. We will be back, a lot!!

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

Business

Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
symphony fan
Business
San Carlos CA
Apr 14, 2014

Great overnight in San Francisco

This was a repeat visit to the Mark. Again we enjoyed our visit. The breakfast at the hotel was delicious and the staff very agreeable.

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: Short walk from hotel

15% service charge added to bill this is noted in red ink. You can add more for superior service.

Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York, NY
Dec 7, 2007

great service, beautiful views from dining room

I loved the Mark Hopkins. Great service, quiet rooms, friendly staff, incredible views from the rooftop dining room. Great price and fabulous location. A ++

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

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.

Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
brownsville texas
May 8, 2010

mark hopkins

location, clean, good price

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

Business

Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Valerie & Julio
Business
Arizona
Jan 30, 2011

3rd visit to San Francisco

My husband and I just got married January 22nd and thought of no other place to go than to San Francisco for our honeymoon! This was our 3rd stay at Mark Hopkins and every stay is just like the first! The staff is friendly, helpful and very welcoming. We were amazed at the view from our room and it made for a perfect honeymoon suite! Thanks for a memorable visit, we will most certainly be back soon to stay again!

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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