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Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, an IHG hotel

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1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109-4606
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 08/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#98 of 251 hotels in San Francisco
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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.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Car park
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Snack bar
Vending machine
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, Filipino and 1 more
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Grade: 96 out of 100
166Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
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alan s wrote a review Nov 2021
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Our room was modern, clean, comfortable and in very good shape. We had an incredible view from our 25th floor room of the entire Bay Area. The room was large and was reasonably priced for such a nice location in San Francisco. The hotel is conveniently located at the terminus of the California St. cable car line. The cable cars, while typically considered tourist attractions, are surprisingly utilitarian for getting around many locations. There is good night life walking distance from the hotel with many food and drink options. There is Whole Foods and Trader Joe within walking distance. Only disappointment was the limited hours in the hotel bar.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Inspire06829276436, General Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, an IHG hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Thanks for the wonderful review! We're delighted your time at Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago was so fantastic! We care deeply about the happiness of our guests so it's amazing we could share our beautiful views with you. We aim to please and your praise lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to seeing you again soon for another fantastic experience! Have a lovely day!
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BaldAndHappy wrote a review Apr 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia206 contributions95 helpful votes
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What a great deal. This hotel is very reasonably priced, it well located for easy access to many SF highlights and most importantly, the views from the hotel are impressive. We slept with the curtains open from our 21st floor room so that we could wake up to sunrise over the water. Wow, impressive. We found the rates to be reasonable, the staff to be friendly (in general) and the location is great. There is a Whole Foods two blocks away and the best donuts west of the Mississippi are also two blocks away (and open 24 hours).
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Inspire06829276436, General Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, an IHG hotel
Responded 14 Apr 2021
Thanks for the amazing review, BaldAndHappy! It's wonderful you enjoyed your time at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway so much! We're delighted you appreciate our convenient location with its stunning views. We love sharing our breathtaking sights with our guests and your praise lets us know we're succeeding! We look forward to hosting you again soon for another excellent experience! Have a lovely day!
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jfkson1 wrote a review Nov 2021
Pebble Beach, California181 contributions71 helpful votes
Lack of a full service breakfast and dinner lost the hotel one point. However the grab and go is unlike any hotel breakfast like this. The largest crossiants, cookies, muffins, fruit bowels, bear claws etc, are available. Pantry is well stocked with 15 types of beer homemade sandwiches, salad bowels, and pita bread sandwiches. You have lunch to go enjoying the sights of San Francisco. Close, on the main route to the Golden Gate Bridge, the views from the top floors are magnificent. The top four corner rooms sell out first. Hotel sells out on Saturday nights. Michael George, the General Manager I bumped into making his daily 26 flight of stairs inspection. George the director of rooms on a crutch I mistook for a guest on the 23rd floor. Wang, with his one of a kind with a complete maintence cart busy at his work. No one is lazy here. Rooms are spic and span clean, bathrooms well lite. Interior light switches simple to use. Plenty of wall sockets to recharge your devices. Round trash can makes it easier not to miss. Bathtub/shower has two soap dishes. Toilet paper had two rolls accessible on rollers. Powerful hair dryer, the most powerful of any used before. Elevators are fast with 8 at your disposal. Rest area in lobby nice to enjoy food. The driveway is almost three quarters of a block long. Enclosed parking is adjacent, safe and secured. Look next year to earn 5 points, as nothing else could be improved. Hats off to Matt Entells who heads the management company.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Inspire06829276436, General Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, an IHG hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for the nice rating, jfkson1! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We're happy that you loved our accommodations. We strive to provide our guests with warm hospitality, efficient service, and clean rooms. Regarding your concerns with our dining options, we will bring those to the attention of our team as we continue to improve for the future. We'd love to share a more positive experience with you next time. Have a beautiful day!
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Szh wrote a review Oct 2021
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We enjoyed our stay very much; our room had a great view from the 26th floor. We opted to get the room with the parking package and so glad that we did. We found it is very hard to find parking. The staff was great, and very helpful with places to eat, and tips about the area. The trolley line was by the side of the building. We would recommend you stay there when you are in San Francisco
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Inspire06829276436, General Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, an IHG hotel
Responded 24 Oct 2021
Thank you for the fantastic review! It's outstanding you had such a wonderful experience at The Holiday Inn! We're delighted you enjoyed our excellent location with its stunning and breathtaking views. That's what we like to see! We can't wait to see you again soon so we can share those beautiful scenes with you once more! Have a fantastic day!
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maxijet1 wrote a review Sep 2021
Dallas, Texas222 contributions66 helpful votes
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A pleasant surprise. Stayed here over 40 years ago and expected an outdated hotel. Not at all. Staff was very welcoming with an early check in. Restaurants nearby, easy access to cable car. About 15-20 minute walk to BART Civic Center station or possibly quicker on MUNI. Room clean and roomy with a great view. Area not as busy as other parts of town I’ve stayed in, fewer homeless as well. Will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 3 Oct 2021
Thank you for the great review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great stay at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway! It's wonderful that you loved our central location so much! We'd love to see you again soon so we can share an even more positive experience with you. Have a fantastic day!
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PRICE RANGE
US$129 - US$314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Polk Gulch / Lower Nob Hill
NUMBER OF ROOMS
496
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, an IHG hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, an IHG hotel?
Nearby attractions include Haas - Lilienthal House (0.5 km), Cinch Saloon (0.3 km), and Playland (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, an IHG hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, an IHG hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, an IHG hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, an IHG hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, an IHG hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bob's Donuts & Pastry Shop, Mymy, and Acquerello.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, an IHG hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, an IHG hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, an IHG hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, an IHG hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino.