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Top of the Mark

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Nob Hill
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Address: 999 California St, Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94108-2250
Phone Number:
+1 415-392-3434
06:30 - 11:00
12:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 13:00
17:00 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 11:00
12:00 - 23:30

Sip drinks to piano music while taking in a panoramic city view at this...

Sip drinks to piano music while taking in a panoramic city view at this lofty and elegant Nob Hill hotel bar.

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Best views of San Francisco

Nice lounge with fabulous views of San Francisco. Service was quite good. The only drawback is it's very loud -- as in tire shop loud. It's a "one drink and a gawk" stop.

Reviewed 14 March 2017
John S
Vancouver, Canada
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Bakersfield, California
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333 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Top of the Mark is one of the iconic stops in the city. Go there and have a drink—be sure to check out their signature cocktails—and enjoy something to eat from their tapas menu, all while taking in the stunning views from the pinnacle of San Francisco. It is particularly impressive at night.

Thank Jon R
asheville, nc
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Mark Hopkins hotel for my wife's birthday and were looking forward to the Top of the Mark. I first read about this San Francisco icon in Herman Wouk's "The Caine Mutiny", set during WWII. The Top of the MArk has one of the best views of San Francisco, with windows in all directions. Expect to have... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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222 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Nice lounge with fabulous views of San Francisco. Service was quite good. The only drawback is it's very loud -- as in tire shop loud. It's a "one drink and a gawk" stop.

Thank John S
Edina, Minnesota
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156 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

A group of us came here after dinner for drinks and music. After reading some of the other reviews, I guess we were lucky we got a table. But we did. The band was great (R&B, high energy). The drinks also were great. The view would have been great, except for the fact that it was quite foggy and you... More 

1 Thank KriksPicks
Rochester, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

In attempt to join three of my friends waiting for me with a bottle of champagne to celebrate the holidays - I was told I had to wait in the lobby in the line which would take 40 minutes. After explaining friends were waiting for me there was zero empathy shown by two employees both managers/Directors at the hotel. Clearly... More 

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Chartres, France
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived on a Saturday night and arround 8pm the live band started playing...it was awesome! They have great artists...singers are amazing, not only for their talent singing but for the mood they put on the room.

Thank Nvpad
St. Albert, Canada
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to the Top of the Mark for a pre dinner drink. Cocktails were delicious but expect to shell out around 15 per drink. The lounge had a pianist providing some delightful background while the 360 degree windows provide a great view of the city. We went after dark and the lights of SF provided a wonderful backdrop to... More 

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Alamo, California
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60 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stYed at the mark at the top of nob hill sf. In our room we were advised to go to the top of the mark for a drink and view before sunset to get a table with limited wait. We arrived at about 5:40 and did not get seated until around 6:25. Sunset was 6:12 pm, The view was... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to the Top of the Mark after our anniversary dinner and it was a perfect way to end the evening!! The band was fantastic and we had so much fun dancing! The crowd of people there were a nice crowd....classy and fun. We had a window seat and enjoyed the view while sipping on our... More 

Thank 211jenniferz
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Very tired hotel. Needs updating. Service was ok, nothing exceptional for the price. Carpets and wallpaper need updating. Top of the Mark disappointing. Shower water pressure poor, hot water difficult to get. Odor in the room, old smelling. Would not stay here again. Not worth the price they charge.

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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