Nob Hill

San Francisco
Nob Hill showing street scenes and a city
Examine architecturally significant buildings, visit the Cable Car Museum and enjoy magnificent views of greater San Francisco in this affluent district.

Admire the homes of San Francisco’s rich and famous at Nob Hill. This neighborhood is known for its wonderful architecture and history. Wander along the hilly streets and explore one of San Francisco’s wealthiest communities. Inspect antique cable cars at the Cable Car Museum.

Nob Hill was settled in the late 19th century. Its stunning views and central location helped secure its status as an elite, upscale district. Join a walking tour around this historic area and admire the elegant mansions that belong to its wealthy residents. Look for high-end luxury hotels, such as the Fairmont and the 1920s Mark Hopkins Hotel, as you stroll through this pretty part of town.

Relax in Huntington Park, a small public park with grassy areas and fountains. The park is particularly popular among local joggers and dog walkers.

Bordering the park to the west is the ornately decorated Grace Cathedral, which dates back to 1964. Sign up for a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the interior of the Chapel of Grace and other rarely seen areas. This beautiful cathedral contains work by renowned Polish painter Jan Henryk De Rosen as well as a chapel altarpiece designed by American artist and social activist Keith Haring.

Transit enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Cable Car Museum. Learn about San Francisco’s cable car heritage and browse a collection of vintage cable cars and old photographs. This unique museum also features a gift shop selling museum merchandise and collectables.

Dine in one of Nob Hill’s restaurants or bars. Alternatively, ride a cable car to the Ferry Building Marketplace from Nob Hill in less than 20 minutes. Try international cuisine in one of the market’s many award-winning restaurants.

Nob Hill is located west of San Francisco’s Financial District, about 14 miles (23 kilometers) from San Francisco International Airport.

Appreciate some of San Francisco’s finest architecture and enjoy the exclusive atmosphere of this prosperous neighborhood.


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Top hotels in Nob Hill

Calista Organic Hotel
Calista Organic Hotel
3 out of 5
1485 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA, 94109
The price is £111 per night from 22 Aug to 23 Aug
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in San Francisco. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Lombard Street ...
2.7/5 (167 reviews)
"Enjoyed my stay"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2022

Calista Organic Hotel
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA, 94109
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £152 per night from 5 Sep to 6 Sep
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in San Francisco. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,547 reviews)
"Good location. Older building. Parking tight. Overall pretty good."

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2022

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, an IHG Hotel
Fairmont San Francisco
Fairmont San Francisco
5 out of 5
950 Mason Street Atop Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA, 94108
The price is £253 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in San Francisco. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)
"The fairmont is always a wonderful place to come home to. This was my second stay in 2 months."

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2022

Fairmont San Francisco
InterContinental Mark Hopkins, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Mark Hopkins, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
999 California Street, San Francisco, CA, 94108
The price is £229 per night from 26 Aug to 27 Aug
Stay at this 4-star historic hotel in San Francisco. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)
"Loved top of the mark for snacks & drinks. Didn’t love the lobby restaurant."

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2022

InterContinental Mark Hopkins, an IHG Hotel
Stanford Court San Francisco
Stanford Court San Francisco
4 out of 5
905 California Street, San Francisco, CA, 94108
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £224 per night from 5 Sep to 6 Sep
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in San Francisco. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"Location was great"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2022

Stanford Court San Francisco
Castle Inn
Castle Inn
2 out of 5
1565 Broadway, San Francisco, CA, 94109
The price is £152 per night from 24 Aug to 25 Aug
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in San Francisco. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)
"Very well situated in a safe area. Walking distance to Fisherman's Warf and several buses passing near the hotel. Bars and restaurants nearby in Polk Street. Spacious and clean room with fridge, microwave and coffee facilities. Perfect darkness during the night in the room. Recommended for a stay ..."

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2022

Castle Inn
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