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Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway

1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109-4606
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  • 3 star hotel
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Nice location & Nice service
Stayed here on Mid Jan 2017 for one night as a part of a... more
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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here on Mid Jan 2017 for one night as a part of a business trip. Location : Nice location and beautiful city view from the rooms (checkout the pictures). Not far from major San Francisco attractions & lots of restaurants/shops/bars in the nearby streets. Room : Clean and well equipped with basic needs like comfort chairs, tables & chair,...

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Benidorm
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Arrived Boxing Day after along flight. Check in was quick and efficient. Staff were very friendly. Rooms were of decent decor and size for our family of two young children. Breakfast was good but was not included with our stay. It was however reasonably price inline with San Francisco prices. Fifteen minutes walk to Union Square. We used Uber to...

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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice hotel in San Francisco. Wonderful location near Polk street bars. No more than $11 uber from just about every major attraction. As a spire elite member I was put in an awesome room on the 25th floor with stunning city views. Parking was $40 a night which is high but lower than other nearby hotels. Staff was friendly...

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David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

I am happy we were able to offer an upgraded room on the 25th floor, the view from there is amazing!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just finished a four night stay at this hotel during a conference and was very impressed. The room was recently renovated and had lovely views of the city. It also had nice touches like a hygiene bag for the TV remote and a Keurig with a selection of drinks. More importantly, the amenities and service made the stay convenient...

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David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us while visiting San Francisco and I we can't wait to welcome you back!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I returned to this hotel after not staying there for many years and was pleasantly surprised that it has been tastefully redone and is nice and comfortable. As I am an IHG member I called and spoke to Juan the day before my stay and asked for a quiet room on a high floor. He was very understanding and I...

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David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

We all do our very best to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible and it sounds like Hwan was able to do that! I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back!

Nowra, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are currently staying at the Holiday Inn. Everything has been perfect - the bed is amazing, clean and a great size. The bathroom is clean, fresh and a good size. We have breakfast included - also wonderful! Staff are great, would highly recommend. We are staying on the 25th floor - the view is incredible too.

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I am very happy to hear you have been enjoying your time with us! We do our best to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible!

FRANKFURT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed two nights here and have to say that the hotel offers spacious rooms, which are nicely equipped and have a great nice view of San Francisco. The location is also workable and lets you plan your trip in all directions. Definitely a good place to stay!

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David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back!

Tehachapi, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel had the best price for a 3 star in the area. The room was nice with a comfy bed. We were on the 11th floor and had a nice city view. The pool is outside on the 6th floor and also has a city view. There was complimentary wine tasting on Tuesday and Wednesday. For breakfast one day...

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David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back!

Detroit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights and liked the convenient location. Rooms were clean and the very nice view from the wide windows. Parking at $45/night (including taxes) is steep but with privileges to check out and park back in made it worth it.

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David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

Parking does seem pretty steep but luckily our guests have in and out privileges and have access to the lot 24 hours- a benefit that other garages do not have within the area.

Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for five nights and found it clean and welcoming. The location is great, relatively easy walk, if you can handle the hills, to everything. We walked to Fisherman's Wharf, Russian Hill, Pacific Heights, Japan Town, China Town and Union Square. Easy public transportation to the Castro and Mission District. The hotel staff were very helpful with suggestions...

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I am happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back!

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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Take a video tour.The Holiday Inn Hotel San Francisco Golden Gateway is located in the center of San Francisco, just steps away from the historic California Cable Car turnaround. Located in lower Nob Hill, the Holiday Inn Hotel San Francisco Golden Gateway is near all major attractions: Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf , a few blocks from Union Square and Chinatown, and the hotel is less than 10 minutes from Moscone Convention Center and a couple blocks north of City Hall/Civic Center. The 26-story, 499 room Holiday Inn Hotel San Francisco Golden Gateway offers fantastic city and bay views. Our tastefully appointed guest rooms begin on the 6th floor of the hotel and all offer flat panel TVs and free wireless Internet access. Cafe' Marlette offers a daily buffet breakfast for quick and easy service, as well as a delicious a la carte menu. Interlude Bar & Grill is a casual bistro and sports bar, with pool tables, and large screen TVs. The Holiday Inn Hotel San Francisco Golden Gateway is the perfect location for business or pleasure in thecity by the bay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway

Address: 1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109-4606
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Nob Hill
Price Range: $224 - $581 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway 3.5*
Number of rooms: 499
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Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway Hotel San Francisco
San Francisco Holiday Inn
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#77 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
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“Go for a high floor - to have a nice city view.”
 of 5 bubbles ArunB1985, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“West facing rooms have view of Golden Gate bridge and the Bay if you are high enough.”
 of 5 bubbles t4man1, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The higher the room, the better! Even at 16th floor, we could still hear sirens throughout the night.”
 of 5 bubbles chika404, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles HSV12, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the East side should have a nice view of downtown, but form the West side the view is also pretty nice.”
 of 5 bubbles EranG770, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
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