Mark Hopkins San Francisco, California – Hotel Review

The InterContinental Mark Hopkins in San Francisco

By Jonathan Spira on 25 August 2014
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There are some hotels that, upon arrival, immediately make the guest feel at home. One of these is the Mark Hopkins in San Francisco, an InterContinental property I like to visit whenever possible. Over the past decade I’ve stayed here many times and the three main attractions for me are the view from the Top of the Mark, the view from the rooms, and the executive lounge on the ground floor.

After a quick and pleasant transcontinental flight from New York, I arrived at the Mark, albeit with some concerns. In April, the hotel had announced it had made significant changes to one of my favorite parts of the hotel, the executive lounge.


My Corner Suite was comprised of a small bedroom and a rather large living room.


The author’s room

The bedroom had a very comfortable king-sized bed flanked by two nightstands, a chest of drawers with a television, and an excellent view.

The living room had a seating area with a large sofa and several chairs, an inviting place for an informal meeting or for entertaining. Beyond was a table serving both as a desk and dining area for four, making it suitable for a more formal gathering.

The bath area had a separate tub and shower, a single sink with abundant counter space, and shampoo, conditioner, and bath and shower gel from Agraria, a San Francisco-based supplier of bath amenities. The company’s Lemon Verbena, which is one of its four original fragrances, is found in InterContinentals across the globe. I have always liked Agraria’s products and, after this visit, I ended up ordering larger bottles directly from the company.

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