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Nob HillSan Francisco

Examine architecturally significant buildings, visit the Cable Car Museum and enjoy magnificent views of greater San Francisco in this affluent district.

Admire the homes of San Francisco’s rich and famous at Nob Hill. This neighborhood is known for its wonderful architecture and history. Wander along the hilly streets and explore one of San Francisco’s wealthiest communities. Inspect antique cable cars at the Cable Car Museum.

Nob Hill was settled in the late 19th century. Its stunning views and central location helped secure its status as an elite, upscale district. Join a walking tour around this historic area and admire the elegant mansions that belong to its wealthy residents. Look for high-end luxury hotels, such as the Fairmont and the 1920s Mark Hopkins Hotel, as you stroll through this pretty part of town.

Relax in Huntington Park, a small public park with grassy areas and fountains. The park is particularly popular among local joggers and dog walkers.

Bordering the park to the west is the ornately decorated Grace Cathedral, which dates back to 1964. Sign up for a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the interior of the Chapel of Grace and other rarely seen areas. This beautiful cathedral contains work by renowned Polish painter Jan Henryk De Rosen as well as a chapel altarpiece designed by American artist and social activist Keith Haring.

Transit enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Cable Car Museum. Learn about San Francisco’s cable car heritage and browse a collection of vintage cable cars and old photographs. This unique museum also features a gift shop selling museum merchandise and collectables.

Dine in one of Nob Hill’s restaurants or bars. Alternatively, ride a cable car to the Ferry Building Marketplace from Nob Hill in less than 20 minutes. Try international cuisine in one of the market’s many award-winning restaurants.

Nob Hill is located west of San Francisco’s Financial District, about 14 miles (23 kilometers) from San Francisco International Airport.

Appreciate some of San Francisco’s finest architecture and enjoy the exclusive atmosphere of this prosperous neighborhood.

Top Hotels in Nob Hill

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Fairmont San Francisco
Fairmont San Francisco
5 out of 5
950 Mason Street Atop Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
The price is CA $316 per night

This family-friendly San Francisco hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Grace Cathedral and SHN Curran Theatre. TransAmerica ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (4,876 reviews)

"Consistent with there top notch service and quality of rooms/restaurant and the property as a whole."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 20, 2020

Fairmont San Francisco
Huntington Hotel
Huntington Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1075 California St, San Francisco, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $279 per night

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grace Cathedral and Cable Car Museum. Pier 39 and Oracle Park are also within ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (2,000 reviews)

"I love everything, especially the staff!!! Maureen, James, Glenn and others are just great!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 31, 2020

Huntington Hotel
Stanford Court San Francisco
Stanford Court San Francisco
4 out of 5
905 California Street, San Francisco, CA
The price is CA $247 per night

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grace Cathedral and Cable Car Museum. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Coit ...

4.2/5Very Good! (4,640 reviews)

"All staff were very welcoming and helpful. Had a great time in San Francisco"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 9, 2020

Stanford Court San Francisco
White Swan Inn
White Swan Inn
3.5 out of 5
845 Bush St, San Francisco, CA
The price is CA $192 per night

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grace Cathedral and SHN Curran Theatre. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Westfield ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,133 reviews)

"General manager sincerely gave warm welcoming to guests. Happy experience staying White Swan Inn."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

White Swan Inn
Petite Auberge
Petite Auberge
3 out of 5
863 Bush St, San Francisco, CA
The price is CA $164 per night

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grace Cathedral and SHN Curran Theatre. Westfield San Francisco Centre and Warfield ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,115 reviews)

"Great location. Very helpful staff. Nice parlor with coffee/tea and cookies plus good breakfast and wine/snacks in the afternoon. I'd definitely stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 26, 2020

Petite Auberge
Nob Hill Motor Inn
Nob Hill Motor Inn
2 out of 5
1630 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA
The price is CA $78 per night

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Van Ness Avenue, Lombard Street and The Regency Ballroom. Ghirardelli Square and ...

3.8/5Good! (2,032 reviews)

"Very nice and relaxing ,staff were pleasant and the room was clean and roomy"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 23, 2020

Nob Hill Motor Inn

Popular places to visit in Nob Hill

Cable Car Museum
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Cable Car Museum

3.5/5(7 reviews)

Learn about the old-fashioned cable cars that have transported San Franciscans for generations as you tour around a historic powerhouse and working museum.

Golden Gate Bridge
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Golden Gate Bridge

4.5/5(771 reviews)

Cars trundle across it and ships sail under it, but the best way to experience this iconic bridge is on foot. 

Pier 39
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Pier 39

4.5/5(778 reviews)

This waterfront attraction offers thrilling rides, innovative street performers and colorful souvenir shops, but it’s the sea lions that win the day. 

Top things to do in Nob Hill

Golden Gate Bridge Guided Bike Tour
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Golden Gate Bridge Guided Bike Tour

94% of travellers recommend
CA $77
Per adult
San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour - See All of SF!
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San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour - See All of SF!

CA $82
Per adult
Fisherman's Wharf Bike Rental: Best views of Alcatraz!
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Fisherman's Wharf Bike Rental: Best views of Alcatraz!

92% of travellers recommend
CA $42
Per adult
Small-Group Half Day Wine Country Tour in Sonoma
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Small-Group Half Day Wine Country Tour in Sonoma

76% of travellers recommend
CA $126
Per adult
San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

82% of travellers recommend
CA $77
Per adult
Alcatraz Ticket with Roundtrip Ferry & Hop-On Hop-Off
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Alcatraz Ticket with Roundtrip Ferry & Hop-On Hop-Off

84% of travellers recommend
CA $209
Per adult

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