San Francisco’s upscale neighborhood of Nob Hill has long been home to the city’s swankiest accommodations, renowned restaurants and most expensive real estate. Explore Grace Cathedral, stroll through Huntington Park and take in some of the most spectacular views in the city while staying at any of these perfectly located hotels. Here is our pick of the best hotels in Nob Hill, San Francisco.
Hotel Carlton, San Francisco
Hotel Carlton, San Francisco | Courtesy of Hotel Carlton / Hotels.com
Colorful decor from around the globe and thoughtful international accents add character to this charming, eco-friendly Nob Hill hotel. Complimentary wine is served nightly in the lobby, accompanied by live music from local musicians. The on-site restaurant, Saha, serves Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, and each guest gets a daily $5 food and beverage credit. The rooms are small but they offer spectacular city views, Lather bath products and iHome docking stations.
Located atop Nob Hill and built in 1926, this landmark hotel has a rich history. Perhaps one of the biggest draws of the InterContinental Mark Hopkins is Top of the Mark, its penthouse-level restaurant and cocktail lounge that offers 360-degree views of the city below. The hotel is a sophisticated choice for those wanting to experience the posh area – and be sure to pick a martini from Top of the Mark’s 100-Martini menu.
The Fairmont San Francisco is the crown jewel of Nob Hill. Marble, mahogany and velvet abound in this 606-room hotel and the ambiance matches its storied history. Rooftop gardens house bee hives that provide honey for its lobby restaurant, The Laurel Court, and its artisanal beer, Honey Beer Series. The hotel’s other restaurant, The Tonga and Hurricane Room, is a lively scene with Polynesian-inspired cuisine, live music and a simulated tropical thunderstorm.
A boutique, modern option in an otherwise old-school neighborhood, Stanford Court features sleek rooms, contemporary accents, and tech-focused amenities. Each room has refillable water bottles and unlimited Chromecast streaming, and the “Nod Hill” sleep program allows guests to choose their pillow and lullaby tunes via Jambox. A $25 nightly “urban fee” gets you an app-based walking tour of Nob Hill, access to the state of the art fitness center, and day use of bikes and e-bikes.
1920s classic luxury is at the core of The Huntington Hotel, one of San Francisco’s most iconic establishments. In addition to the elegant and spacious hotel rooms, the hotel’s renowned spa and pool provide sweeping views of the city below. Its restaurant, Big 4, retains some old-school glamour with live piano entertainment, dark wood accents, and railroad memorabilia lining the walls. For an elegant yet comfortable stay in a prime location, book a room at The Huntington Hotel.