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Nob Hill

San Francisco, CA 94109
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One of the most upscale areas of San Francisco, this is the site of two landmarks: The Fairmont Hotel and The Mark Hopkins.
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  • Average11%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This part of town has gorgeous buildings from when the big 4 railroad barrons ruled. It is a definite must see. The most historic place in San Francisco.

1  Thank Tl D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh the hills! Be in shape or have a good strong arm on which to hang! Take a break from the walk and visit the free Cable Car Museum in the area.

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's worth your time to walk up, take a cab, or a cable car to Nob Hill. Hard to imagine a more elegant hotel in the Fairmont, the top of the Mark Hopkins hotel is spectacular have a drink. The elegant Huntington Hotel has a...More

1  Thank Kerry D
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The square, surrounded by the magnificent Grace Cathedral, standing opposite the old Fairmont Hotel, the old Flood Mansion should not be missed. Have a drink at the top of the Mark Hotel, and make sure you examine the ancient Florentine grand door of the Grace...More

Thank Charles P
Reviewed 11 May 2017

If you want to wait you can get a cable car up here. But we walked up the steep hill with regular stops to admire the amazing views, and I honestly think we appreciated it more. There is a real mix of old and new...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Hike up Nob Hill! Walk all the way up! Don't wimp out and take a cable car or a taxi. Walk up. It'll take some leg power and your muscles will hurt but it will make the beautiful view all the more worth it! After...More

1  Thank Zachary H
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We walked this area during our SF tour group after a cable car ride to the top of the hill. This was an interesting area with the unique architecture and SF History of their famous beginnings. You had some nice selfie or picture opportunities of...More

1  Thank LifeisTooShort69
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely part of the city and we'll worth a visit. Very residential and leafy with beautiful houses and nice parks. Plenty of good eateries, it's a pretty wealthy and stylish part of town. Amazing views of San Francisco Bay and the city itself, the best...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Nob Hill is one of the signature locations in San Francisco. Drive, walk (seriously uphill) or take a cable car up there and walk around the neighborhood. Enjoy the architecture, stroll through the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel, have a drink at the Top of...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 13 March 2017

You can reach the top by riding the California Street Cable Car or the Sacramento Street bus, or you can get your day's exercise with a strenuous walk. You will be rewarded with a couple of San Francisco's monuments, Grace Cathedral, the Fairmount Hotel (with...More

1  Thank Thomas V
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
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29 October 2016|
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Response from melanie768 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, cable car is close to Cathedral. Think its the Powell Mason line. Have a good time.