Pretend you're San Francisco royalty (or an old timey railroad tycoon) at this elegant and sophisticated hotel in one of the city's most historic neighborhoods with gorgeous views of the bay.
This elegant Nob Hill hotel is a San Francisco classic thanks to its history (it was built on the site where railroad tycoon Mark Hopkins had his mansion) and charm. All of the elegant guestrooms face outwards, which means amazing views of the city, and in some cases, the Golden Gate Bridge. There are two dining options: The Nob Hill Club, an intimate restaurant serving farm-to-table California cuisine, and the famous Top of the Mark, known for its spectacular views of the city and the bay, signature martinis and Sunday champagne brunch.
Nob Hill has managed to keep its luxurious and majestic character centuries after the first California barons built their colossal mansions overlooking the bay. Cable cars continue to pack the streets while locals head to SF mainstays like Swan Oyster Depot for dinner and gorgeous Grace Cathedral for yoga on the labyrinth.
Time Out tip: Save money on cabs by using the complimentary weekday town car service.