InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel

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The InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco opened to great fanfare in 1926. Its ownership had built the hotel upon the site of the former mansion of Mark Hopkins, one of San Francisco’s “Big Four” who founded what became the Southern Pacific Railroad. Originally built in 1878, the estate was later destroyed by the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 and rebuilt by the San Francisco Art Institute. In 1925, mining engineer George D. Smith bought the location and built a luxury hotel, which he opened on December 4, 1926. Upon completion, San Franciscans declared it to be “architecturally perfect.” The Mark Hopkins became an immediate part of San Francisco’s rich and colorful history, hosting the likes of American presidents, international heads of state, and even royalty.

The InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel has been named to these Historic Hotels of America Top 25 Lists

The 2022 Top 25 Historic Hotels of America Most Unique Culinary Heritage and Culinary Traditions
The 2022 Top 25 Historic Hotels of America for a Romantic Proposal
The 2022 Top 25 Historic Hotels of America Most Magnificent Art Collections

Image of Exterior at Night, InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco, California, 1926, Member of Historic Hotels of America, Overview

Just Another Day in the Life of the Mark Hopkins

A glimpse into a day at the luxurious InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco, a heritage hotel situated at the crest of illustrious Nob Hill.


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Experience Chinatown, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Union Square, and The Masonic within walking distance of the hotel.


Discover the French château and Spanish Renaissance-style architecture of the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel.


Explore California Street and admire the grand Nob Hill residences.


Experience all that San Francisco has to offer by cable car, as three cable car lines cross in front of the InterContinental Mark Hopkins.


Taste local California cuisine sourced from Bay Area and Northern California growers and purveyors at the hotel's Nob Hill Club.

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