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Address: San Francisco, CA 94109

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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Beautiful the first two times

Everyone must go to Nob Hill at least twice just to say they've been there. After that, it isn't too exciting.

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Vienna, Virginia
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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everyone must go to Nob Hill at least twice just to say they've been there. After that, it isn't too exciting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Took a walking tour of the area and added greatly to my appreciation and undertanding of the area. There is some fairly steep hills to walk up but the area has some beautiful hotels and houses that are worth looking at. The cable car heads up to nob hill so easy to get to. Would recommend going in to the... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Beware those who have shortness of breath and weak heart. This walk entails steep climb even with the help of steps. It's a beautiful part of town where you see the more upscale hotels. Once you reach the top of the hill though, don't forget to visit Huntington Park and the Grace Cathedral. Most people I met who reached uphill... More 

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Metairie, LA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The square is lovely and the surrounding area is beautiful. Would have loved to stay in hotel there on square. Maybe on next visit.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Nob Hill is worth the walk through. You climb up the steep hill (classic San Francisco, get to see how the buildings just cut right into the street) to the top where there are famous and fancy hotels and a public square.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Nob Hill is one of my favorite areas of the city. The views alone are worth a detour. During this most recent visit I was particularly interested in sites used for filming about a half-dozen movies, including Bullitt, Vertigo and The Rock.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We ended up in this area as it's where our car hire was based. Got great views as it's an obvious hill. It's definitely worth walking around seeing the lovely buildings and cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is a good area for access to San Fransisco's attractions.Near to the Wharf and on the cable car route

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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Absolutely a must when you're in San Francisco. The views from the Mark are still among the best of the city, the bridge and the Bay. And after you've selected your hotel, you have great places to walk, the trolleys coming up to see, the beautiful Cathedral and the Masonic Temple across the street, the homes. San Francisco history here... More 

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Bountiful, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Nob Hill is a place that can't be missed if traveling to the city. You will see Tai Chi classes on the lawn in front of the church on the weekends and if you remember the movie Dirty Harry this is where he was suppose to be a priest on the steps of it. If your not up for the... 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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