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Address: San Francisco, CA 94109
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One of the most upscale areas of San Francisco, this is the site of two...

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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Smanchyier Part of SF

Come and hob-nob with the snobs. Well we didn't see any snobs but we saw a lot of great architecture and interesting places. Been to SF many times but first time here. Glad we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2015
Seattle, Washington

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a tough walk uphill to get here (at least from the Financial District), but well worth the walk to see some amazing architecture (Fairmont, gentlemens club, etc) and, of course, Grace Cathedral with its melodic bells. Adjacent to the cathedral is Huntington Park where you can relax in a green space with fountains and there were artists displaying... More 

Thank StanleyandMarie
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Put your Fit Bit on, head out early and walk this beautiful part of the City; if you get tired you can jump on a cable car as Nob Hill is one of the few remaining areas of the City that have them. The architecture is amazing as are the views. We felt very safe and the locals were doing... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We found it had lots and lots of houses there very big and looks very grand so I can see why all the rich lived there! You will find you can see excellent views of San Francico from this location

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

For visitors and residents of the city this is a lovely thing to do during the holiday season. We parked at the Sutter Stockton Garage and made our way up to Nob Hill and the Fairmont Hotel where the lobby is brimming with holiday cheer. It features a magnificent tree in the center of the lobby and a two story... More 

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San Angelo, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We stayed in Nob Hill on our SF trip in April, and we loved it! excellent location, very close to Chinatown and close to Union Square. Hop on a cable car and you're just a few minutes away from everything that SF has to offer.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Come and hob-nob with the snobs. Well we didn't see any snobs but we saw a lot of great architecture and interesting places. Been to SF many times but first time here. Glad we did. It is interesting as is the whole city, just another pocket of different interesting. We came to see church which was great.

Thank ebcnaz
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

You'll likely pass by Nob hill in your taxi or from the cable car as it isn't a top destination with lots of attractions, except the graceful cathedral. It's flanked with top notch hotels, bars and restaurants and that alone is reason enough to visit. ...

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

There is really nothing special about this attraction (except at Christmas.) The rest of the year you can just take the tour bus and wave as you pass by.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This part of the CITY is wonderful. Take the cable car ride to NOB hill.. Get out and walk around. Some of the world finest hotels and restaurants are here.

Thank Ike2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

One of the hills in the city of San Francisco that deserves a visit. Though not the highest there is a lot to see. Walking up and down that neigbourhood and enjoying the views and typical local housestyles is already worth it. And there are other things like the Cable Car museum for example

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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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