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The Best Hotels in Nob Hill, San Francisco

Nob Hill is home to many of San Francisco's most luxurious and historic hotels. Find where to stay in Nob Hill, from luxury digs to trendy boutique hotels.

Centrally located and equipped with stunning views of San Francisco, Nob Hill is a fantastic neighborhood to stay in while visiting the city. Once home to the mansions of famed railroad barons, Nob Hill still exudes a sense of luxury and is a destination for Michelin-starred restaurants, art galleries, and boutique shopping. Visitors are just a short walk from Chinatown, North Beach, the Financial District, and Fisherman's Wharf and can take advantage of the historic cable car lines that run through the area. Visitors can also find iconic sites, like Grace Cathedral, Huntington Park, and the Cable Car Museum nearby. 

Petit Auberge

863 Bush St.
(415) 928-6000

This bed-and-breakfast-style hotel feels like a retreat in the middle of San Francisco. Adorned in French-country-style furnishings, Petit Auberge's 26 rooms are beautifully decorated and are equipped with fireplaces for the ultimate coziness factor. In the morning, guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast, as well as wine tastings and hors d'oeuvres in the afternoon. For dinner service, Petit Auberge partners with their neighbor, Del Popolo Pizza, a former food truck that became so popular that the owners were able to build a brick-and-mortar location to satisfy hotel guests. 

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InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco

999 California St.
(415) 392-3434

Listed as a San Francisco Designated Landmark, The InterContinental Mark Hopkins is a piece of San Francisco History. The InterContinental's Top of The Mark Lounge, still popular today for its 360-degree views and delicious martinis, was a favored place for Pacific-bound service members and their sweethearts to meet before deployment during the Second World War. The rooms are upscale and highly comfortable, offering even more incredible city views. Their restaurant, Nob Hill Club, serves farm-to-table cuisine seven nights a week. Four-legged guests are also warmly welcomed with no extra fees.

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The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

600 Stockton St.
(415) 296-7465

This 1909 neo-Classical giant on Nob Hill dazzles with a striking exterior of white friezes and columns and a marble-floored interior adorned with crystal chandeliers. Described as the "Temple of Commerce," luxury is the name of the game in this iconic hotel, from 400-thread count Frette linens in each room to limited-edition wines in their JCB Tasting Lounge. The ground floor is also home to Spa L'Occitane, a great choice if you need to relax and unwind. If you want to experience a cable car ride on your San Francisco vacation, the California line stops right in front of the hotel. 

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Fairmont San Francisco

950 Mason St.
(415) 772-5000

Situated on the very top of Nob Hill, the Fairmont is a swanky, San Francisco classic with a celebrity-studded history. Elton John, John F. Kennedy, the Rolling Stones, and even the Kardashian sisters have graced the lavish top-floor penthouse. The Hotel's famed tiki bar, The Tonga Room, is truly an experience, with tropical decor surrounding a central "lagoon," once utilized as the hotel's indoor swimming pool. As far as rooms go, the decor is elegant and comfortable; and as a partner of French perfume house Le Labo, the bathrooms offer an exclusive line of products with their Rose 31 fragrance. Make sure to check out their rooftop, with its own beehives, garden, and incredible views of San Francisco. 

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Breakfast in bed at the Fairmont Hotel

Stanford Court Hotel

905 California St.
(415) 989-3500

Sleek and Modern, the Stanford Court Hotel offers a comfortable stay and tech-focused amenities. Their "destination fee," priced at $36 a night, grants you access to their fitness center, an app-based walking guide to Nob Hill, and their bikes and e-bikes. The rooms are stylishly minimalist, with clean lines and custom furniture, and also offer Chromecast in-room streaming. Stanford Court even has a music room equipped with plenty of vinyl to choose from. 

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Maddie Pratt is the Sr. Associate of Design & Content at San Francisco Travel. She grew up in nearby Marin County, just a bridge away from the City. After moving to San Francisco in 2020, she knew she'd found her home base. Maddie enjoys walks in Golden Gate Park, chowing down on dim sum and sunsets at Baker Beach.