I stayed at the Nob Hill for one night in early April 2013. Pretty last-minute; booked it through Travelocity. Looked like a good deal in a nice part of town.
It is. But the rooms (at least the one I had, #500) are terribly small. Old-fashioned, sink in the bedroom, but really just a couple of feet on either side of the bed to maneuver. I didn't mind the funky ancient elevator, although I did beg them for a quiet room and 500 shares a wall with this relic of engineering. I couldn't get the door to open when I checked in, so someone from the front desk came up and let me in. A mite worrisome, I thought, but once I learned the trick, I got in without problem.
Parking, of course, is impossible, so I spent the $32 and had Rock Star Parking take my rental car away somewhere. The loading zone in front of the hotel was always vacant when I needed it, so I can't complain.
But it was just too small and cramped. When everybody and his dog appeared for breakfast at the same moment, the minuscule breakfast room became a scrum real fast.
So the people at the front desk were nice, and the price was reasonable. I may be asking too much of a downtown hotel. But I'll go to the Marriott next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historic Nob Hill Hotel was established in 1906 and fully restored to its original grandeur in 1998. Each guest room is beautifully appointed in Victorian antiques and exquisite velvet and satin bedding. The Nob Hill Hotel is ideally located in the serene Nob Hill district of San Francisco. The hotel is minutes from Union Square, Chinatown, and Moscone Center. Cable Car is located two blocks from the hotel's door leading you to Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, Crooked Street, and Embarcadero. Experience the warmth and charm of the Nob Hill Hotel and discover your second home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Nob Hill
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