The Fairmont Hotel is perhaps one of the most famous hotels in San Francisco. It has 591 guestrooms, two restaurants, two lounges and 55,000 square feet of available room all to cater to your comfort.
Of course, all of these luxuries do not come at a cheap price. With a “Holiday Room with Vroom package” (the cheapest package) the cost starts at $199 per night to stay. With the “Live the Legend Package” the cost starts at $599 for two nights to stay.
The Fairmont Hotel also services
weddings, meetings and other celebrations. The Hotel proudly
advertises its location; it’s the only Hotel where all of the City’s
cable car lines meet. So with a fantastic view of the city and grand
it is no wonder that the Fairmont Hotel has been alive for so many
A great place in the Nob Hill area is the Grace Cathedral. The Grace Cathedral
was established in 1849 during the gold rush in California. The Grace Cathedral
is a very nice and quiet place to pray. You can even walk on the famous
medieval labyrinth. The labyrinth is huge place to be in. Some say that
if a person walks the labyrinth, it will bring them into a meditative state.
Just take off your shoes and walk along the path toward the center and
perhaps you will find your enlightenment. The Grace Cathedral also has
a second labyrinth located outside in the courtyard.
Not far from Grace Cathedral and Huntington Park is the Masonic Center, located in Nob Hill. The Masonic Center is a grand auditorium located on California and Taylor Street. In fact, the cable car happens to pass right by it.
The building is also near a number
of famous luxury hotels, such
as the Fairmont Hotel, Huntington Hotel, and the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental.
Plenty of exceptional restaurants and cafés are near here as well,
such as the Nob Hill Cafè and the Rue Saint Jacques restaurant.
There is a parking lot that is a part of the building, making it
more convenient for people who are using the auditorium. Because
the building sits right
on top of the hill, there is a magnificent view of the city.
Taking a Cable car is a great way to get around tourist areas in San Francisco.
It takes you around the best landmarks in Nob Hill quickly and safely.
But how did cable cars get started in the first place? In the late 1800s
a man named Andrew Smith Hallide saw a horse drawn streetcar slide backwards
from heavy loading. The slope was so steep that it slid down and the horses
died from being crushed by the load. Then Andrew thought of a way to get
around the steep slopes more easily. And that was when he invented the
There is also the cable car museum where it all started. Inside you can see what the mechanical devices are and how they work. Admission is free so don’t forget to stop by there to take a look.
Cable cars symbolize San Francisco because they represent the history and geological features of San Francisco. Cable cars are so magnificent that you can’t miss them when you’re at Nob Hill. So don’t feel shy to hop on a Cable Car when you ’re at Nob Hill!!!