I recently stayed at the Mark Hopkins for three days and it was a very enjoyable visit. I had a great one-room suite with wonderful views. I particularly liked the miniature chocolate version of the hotel that was delivered to me after check-in (along with a superb cheese platter which pretty much made dinner unnecessary that night). On a tour around the hotel, I saw the mural with Queen Califa (very cool) in the Room of the Dons. The ground-floor lounge was without question one of the better lounges I've frequented and the lounge attendant addressed me by name even the first time I was there. Service was generally excellent with one exception: I was somewhat disappointed with breakfast in the Top of the Mark (I thought it would be great for the views even though I could have just breakfasted in the lounge) but the food was so-so as was the service. A longer report with a few dozen photos (on the 2nd page of the review) is online here.