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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: 415-392-3434
6:30 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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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Great Views. Bad food.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank andocsaszar
Rugby, Warwickshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 

2 Thank Kipp7272
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the nearby Scarlet Huntington (2 minute walk, next block) and stopped here for a nightcap. Thought we may be underdressed, but on arrival realised we needn't have worried! It was all very relaxed. The decor though, could do with some work/ over haul. It does detract a bit from the overall feel of the place. However... More 

Thank Vasco80
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a recommendation and I have to say that you will be hard pressed to get as good a 360 degree view of SF from anywhere else in this truly beautiful city. We shared a bottle of champagne which was not overly expensive. Lovely surroundings-as you would expect- and first class service. Would have been good if we... More 

1 Thank Craig I
Palo Alto, California
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very busy restaurant with panoramic views of SF. Cocktails were good as were the appetizers. The decor can be described as beige at best, but the draw is the view from being so high up and windows all around.

Thank Gregory K
Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there the Sunday evening of Labor Day. There was a 30 minute wait for a table that turned out to be a blessing as we ended up being there for a beautiful SF sunset. We shared the Kobe sliders which were excellent.

Thank Norris C
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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364 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Fortunately for us they had relaxed the dress code about a year ago. We were given a lovely table by the window and our waiter, Jose was very polite. The views across the city are great. I was less impressed by the room itself which was pretty Spartan. I had expected more. Also our tapas dishes arrived slowly and we... More 

Thank Cairokid
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

The view is pretty good. The decore is ordinary and dated. The service is at best ok. The drinks are too expensive for the experience.

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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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