Andrew Smith Hallidie invented the first cable car which began public service on September 1st, 1873 with The Clay Street Hill Company Railroad. In 1878 Leland Stanford and Mark Hopkins introduced the California Street Cable Railroad taking over 11,000 passengers down California Street to downtown and over Nob Hill to the Western Edition. The California Street cable car is the oldest cable car line in operation. There was a time when the singing cables of of the California Street line ended in the basement of the Cable Car Court.
Experience a piece of San Francisco by staying at the Cable Car Court located in Nob Hill. The Cable Car Court originally built in Victorian Style is steeped in history. An enormous wheel threaded the cable to a slot that returned the cable cars back down California Street. The building's façade still retains the charm of yesteryear, while the inside touts modern amenities such as new furnishings, microwaves, refrigerators, cable television, granite countertops, on-site laundry facility and free wireless internet in the lobby.
The Cable Car Court offers long and short-term rates and is great for either the leisure or corporate traveler.