Rate based on Check-in: Apr 20, 2014 Check-out: Apr 21, 2014

InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

4 stars
999 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
214 reviews
Great overnight in San Francisco

This was a repeat visit to the Mark. Again we enjoyed our visit. The breakfast at the hotel was... See full review

  • symphony fan
  • Apr 14, 2014
Best Hotel

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

  • AShipp36
  • Apr 7, 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
San Francisco International Airport, (SFO), 15.00, MI; Oakland International Airport, (Oak), 19.00, MI; Mineta San Jose International Airport, (SJC), 56.10, MI;
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
  • Nob Hill: 0.4 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
  • 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
  • Nob Hill: 0.4 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

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 (214)

Ratings and reviews for InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Overall score

4.2 / 5
214 out of 214
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
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
Anonymous
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
Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Los Angeles
Jun 7, 2009

Hotel offers same price on their website

Very nice room. Spectacular views. Classic San Francisco location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

If you're going to walk in Frisco, you'd better wear comfortable shoes. The value the room was great. Value of Orbitz was negligible.

Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Savannah, GA
Jun 24, 2009

Fantastic!

When I checked in I was upgraded to a "club" room. It was on the 14th floor and had wonderful views of the city. The room was very nice - comfortable bed, large flat panel TV, nice desk and chair, wonderful bathroom, etc... The staff was very helpful with great restaurant suggestions and information on the cable cars. They held my bags after checkout until later in the day when I was ready to head to the airport. It is a first class hotel! I would definitely recommend it! Only negatives were that there was a wedding reception in their Top of the Mark Lounge (which is their only bar) so I had to change plans with friends and the valet / parking fee seemed very high.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
San Francisco
Jun 22, 2010

Outstanding

Location of hotel made sightseeing convenient. Outstanding mini getaway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

GiGi's in North Beach and R & G in Chinatown

Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 4, 2008

My review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Very good value for SF. The hotel is in an excellent location. You can catch the cable car half a block down from the hotel and then easily see all of the sites of SF. Just get a metro pass and use the cable, trolley and bus to take you all over the city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Take take the cable care to either China town for food and shopping, or go to Union square for some of the best shopping.

Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
SF weekender
Austin, Texas
Dec 5, 2012

Terrific Hotel

Quick, 3 night stay on a short outing to San Francisco at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins hotel. Very accomodating and fantistic hotel in a great location! Rooms have all the necessities and are quiet. Would stay there anytime.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
chicago based biz traveler
Business
Chicago, IL
May 10, 2010

Great hotel for my business travel

Great hotel for my business stay - easy internet hook up, nice bathroom - lots of counter space, great lighting, great bed - total comfort town. Like that you can open the window a bit - SF weather always nice to let in. Staff very helpful. Fun to have a drink at the top of the Mark! Wishes - wish they had ipod player and easier plugs to reach (hate digging around for plugs)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Suggest walking down the hill to the Bart after your stay, but take a cab up - it's a hike up a very steep hill with a suitcase -even a small one!

Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
Cathy&Frank
Colorado
May 20, 2009

First class hotel with great loaction.

The staff was friendly and professional;especially the conceirge who was very helpful.The location was a plus,convenient to most sights.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
Duane and Hector
Tallahassee, Fl
Aug 20, 2009

San Francisco in style

We stayed for five nights and had a great time. The hotel is top notch, very comfortable room, nice views of the city and excellent central location. I stayed at the hotel once before around 1990 and was looking forward to staying there again. The place had only improved upon itself which I had not thought possible. We highly recommend this hotel. Awesome prices while the California economy is suffering. Help them out and take advantage of getting an outstanding stay in an amazing city. Make your trip even more pleasant and memorable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great Chinese restaurant - Kathay just down California street, a few blocks.

Review of InterContinental MARK HOPKINS SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
LhynAyee
Burbank, CA, USA
Jan 1, 2012

Great Hotel

Had 4 rooms total at this hotel and it was all we expected it to be. We will definitely stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Cafe Cento Corner of Powell and California has the best croissants; Fairmont scone; and Hot chocolate for breakfast if you don't feel like paying 40dollars for a continental breakfast (room service).

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