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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
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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
John S
Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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221 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Edina, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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.

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St. Albert, Canada
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 

Thank Patrick S
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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Rugby, Warwickshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were guests of friends for our cocktails at Top of the Mark. I caught a glimpse of the bill and was glad I wasn't covering it. That said, it is a smart, up market hotel in the centre of San Francisco. The cocktails were delicious, elegantly served and special. There was live music for which a hefty surcharge per... More 

Thank CathyM1957
Boston, Massachusetts
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636 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This rating is for the views and the value. The Top of the Mark is definitely worth a visit. The ambiance feels upscale and sophisticated. Come up here at night for a 360 degree view of the city lights. There was a jazz band was playing when we were here and the atmosphere was lively. The food was very bad.... More 

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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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