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“A neighbourhood offering great views of the Bay, but accommodation can be expensive”
Review of Nob Hill

Nob Hill
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Owner description: One of the most upscale areas of San Francisco, this is the site of two landmarks: The Fairmont Hotel and The Mark Hopkins.
London, United Kingdom
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“A neighbourhood offering great views of the Bay, but accommodation can be expensive”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Nob Hill is the second highest hill in San Francisco so it offers great views of the bay and Bay bridge down California Street. Travel to and from Nob Hill is also easy using the California or Powell Street cable cars which run regularly throughout the day and into the night. Nob Hill, however, is a very desirable neighbourhood to live in. Consequently, accommodation in this part of the city can be expensive. It is, however, a safe neighbourhood which I felt comfortable walking around in late at night.

Visited March 2013
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Mackay, Australia
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“Convenient but over rated”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Handy to get around using Cable car. We bought the 3-7 day pass and just hopped on and off. But the accomodation with grand name was disappointing.

Visited February 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Fabulous vistas ... great hotels”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

There are not many other locations in San Francisco that offer the stunning vistas you get from atop Nob Hill. In particular, the views down California Street towards the Bay Bridge are unbeatable. Another reason this is a desirable location to stay isthe top notch hotels found here including the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins and the Fairmont. There are gorgeous small parks in the area together with the Grace Cathedral. Because Nob Hill is a little out of the way it is very quiet - a plus if you're looking for more of an escape when in town. Don't stay here if you just want to shop.

Visited March 2013
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Hartsville, South Carolina
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“Nice area...”
Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

This was such a nice area to stay in...our hotel was located in one of the older buildings here and it was very nice. This is an area high upon a hill, so be ready to climb the hills!

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San Francisco, CA
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“It's all down from here.”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

Top of the close in hills of SF, site of a few old mansions and some big hotels, and a looker of a church. Stroll up from the Cable Car stop on California Street and have a look around. Great views.

Visited September 2012
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