Destination guide

Live the Nob Hill high life

From its tree-lined streets to its elegant Victorian homes, Nob Hill lives up to its reputation as San Francisco's most-coveted neighborhood. It was once home to North America's wealthiest railroad tycoons and has retained much of its old-world affluence. Spend your days shopping at high-end boutiques, exploring local day spas and wining and dining at world-class restaurants. While Nob Hill boasts some of the city's most-luxurious hotels, nothing beats having your own set of keys. From characterful Edwardian flats to luxury apartments, Nob Hill vacation rentals unlock access to a host of executive properties.

Things to do

Unique experiences in Nob Hill

With its grand Gothic facade, Grace Cathedral is a San Francisco icon. Venture inside and you can gaze up at the multicolored stained-glass windows and visit the moving AIDS Memorial Chapel. As well as daily services, the cathedral also offers candlelit meditation, spiritual yoga and other unique experiences. Want to know more about San Francisco's most-famous mode of transport? Head to the Cable Car Museum, which offers a fascinating insight into the historic trolleys that zip around the city's impossibly-steep streets.


Soak up the Nob Hill street scene

One of Nob Hill's best assets is its lively street scene. A stroll around the neighborhood will take you past sidewalk florists, exclusive day spas and sun-dappled sidewalk cafes. Want to stay local? Nob Hill vacation rentals put you in the heart of the neighborhood. When the sun sets, make a beeline for Polk Street, where you'll find the majority of Nob Hill's restaurants, bars and cocktail lounges. Venture east and you'll hit Chinatown. Fronted by the mighty Dragon's Gate, it's the largest Chinatown this side of Asia. Inside, you'll find a wonderland of dim sum restaurants, herbalists, Chinese bakeries, ethnic food stores and more.


Fall is a sweet spot in Nob Hill

Summer brings high season to the Bay Area, with warm temperatures and a lively line-up of seasonal events and festivals. San Francisco locals will reveal that fall is a sweet spot. You'll enjoy clear skies, mild temperatures and thinner crowds. Of course, the Bay Area has a rainy reputation so be prepared for drizzle and fog at any time of the year. Weather not co-operating? With Nob Hill vacation rentals, it's easy to swap a rainy day of sightseeing for a cozy night of wine, cheese and board games.

Natural features

Nob Hill is a gateway to Golden Gate Park

With sweeping views over San Francisco Bay, Nob Hill is one of the city's original "Seven Hills". While the neighborhood is highly urbanized, there's no shortage of green space. Nob Hill is anchored by Huntington Park. With grassy lawns and bubbling fountains, it's a great place to enjoy a picnic. Nob Hill is also an easy base for exploring San Francisco's top outdoor attractions. You can lose yourself in sprawling Golden Gate Park, hike the windswept Land's End Trail and venture up Coit Tower for panoramic views over the city.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Nob Hill

Fly into San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), the closest airport, located 12.3 mi (19.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), which is 12.4 mi (19.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Nob Hill?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 442 vacation rentals near Nob Hill. From 360 Condos/Apartments to 28 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Nob Hill for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Nob Hill?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Nob Hill:

  • Fisherman's Wharf: 728 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 617 vacation rentals
  • Marina District: 392 vacation rentals
  • Mission District: 584 vacation rentals
  • North Beach: 320 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Nob Hill?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Nob Hill. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cable Car Museum: 2,166 vacation rentals
  • Muir Woods National Monument: 1,918 vacation rentals
  • Pacifica State Beach: 1,399 vacation rentals
  • University of California, Berkeley: 2,042 vacation rentals
  • Mount Tamalpais State Park: 1,798 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Nob Hill listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Nob Hill?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 360 Condos/Apartments in Nob Hill. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Nob Hill include:

  • Houses: 28 rentals available
  • Studios: 294 rentals available
  • Hotels: 19 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bed & breakfasts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Nob Hill?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 54 vacation rentals with pool available in Nob Hill. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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