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Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We stayed for family vacation for my birthday and Christmas . The hotel was very clean and spacious . Very closed to the everything. We will go back to stay there again.one block is the tram station. It's nice area and safe. We were happy to picked that hotel to stay with my family.

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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

We love to help people celebrate, and we’re happy that you chose our hotel. Thank you for considering us in the future.

East Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 June 2014

My wife and I have just spent a week here - our first experience of American hotels. Staff very friendly and helpful. Good service all round. Room good size, clean and very comfortable. Fabulous view across the city from our room. Location handy for the cable car stop, and easy to get into the centre by taxi. Had a fabulous...

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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

It makes our day to hear that the staff were so gracious to you and you wife. Thank you for choosing our hotel. We look forward to your return visit.

berks
Reviewed 9 June 2014

I just stayed ten days at the hotel , the location is great, plenty of nice restaurants walking distance, you can get to fisher mans wharf in about thirty mins walk, my room was really nice, staff helpful. Laundry facilities were good, cost me 5$ to wash and dry my clothes, gym is adequate and pool looked nice! Weather wasn't...

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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

It sure sounds like you had a wonderful visit. I am pleased that we were a small part of your great experience. Thank you.

Reviewed 6 June 2014

We arrived off a 13 hour flight to be told to go away and come back at three which was check in time, that's ok, we did and then were told to come back at 5. Not good enough!!!!! Complained to manager and we had our room in 5 minutes. Reception desk was so unhelpful and didn't care, manager was...

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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

We are lucky that the cable car and buses pickup next to the hotel, making it easy to get around. Although I prefer to walk like you did. I’m concerned about the room situation you experienced. It sounds like we were struggling to get the type of room you requested. Clean rooms are often available, but matching those to the...

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Very nice hotel in good location, on bus route, with easy access to Fishermans Wharf and the Piers, and close to the Tram Station. Very nice room, with 2 beds, and a fridge and safe in the room, always useful.

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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your memory of the visit. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay, and that transportation made access easy for the major attractions.

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 3 June 2014

This hotel is currently undergoing a renovation, but the accommodations they have made to make their guest's stay seamless are incredible. I would suggest if you are staying at this hotel request a room on a high floor even numbered that way you get the best view! Julia, the receptionist that checked us in was great, not really a talker,...

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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing the name of someone who made a positive impact on your visit. She works hard and will be thrilled to hear that you remembered her efforts. Please come back and see us again.

Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 2 June 2014

It was a nice stay in this hotel, the rooms are clean and comfortable. The cable car is down the corner. You can walk to union square, it's like 15 minutes walk. There is a street full of bar that is back in the hotel , so you can go there too.

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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

The local Polk Street is indeed a great recommendation for restaurants and bars. We even a have a Whole Foods and Trader Joes nearby! Thank you for staying with us.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Positive: staff, very friendly and helpful. Negative: walls are paper thin, every step from the guy in the room above me I could hear. Not ideal for a hotel. Old aircon unit sounded like an industrial refrigerator. No room service after hours. No I would not stay here again.

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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

We have created a list of late night dining suggestions for that very reason. For both delivery and takeout, the Front Desk has a handout that includes cuisine, phone number, and hours. Restaurants that close early did not make the list. Thank you for the feedback.

California
Reviewed 30 May 2014

There are lots of can passing noises and people talking or laughing from outside of the roads that you will hear in the room even though I stayed in 12 floor. So if you have shallow sleep, it's highly possible that you will be annoyed by all those sounds. However, staff is nice helpful. There are buses stop near by...

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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

A helpful and friendly staff is critical in my opinion. We appreciate your business and your comments. Thank you.

Fort Mcmurray
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We stayed here for six nights in May. The room was a little small but very clean and well equipped. The location was terrific as there was a cable car stop almost right at the door. Staff was knowledgable and helpful. All in all a great choice. We didn't find any inconvenience due to the renos , they were operating...

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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

Thank you for the tremendous review. I agree with your comments about the local restaurants, cable car, and especially, the staff! Your welcome back here any time.

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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: RM810 - RM1,650 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“East facing as high up as possible”
CaravannersDandK, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a higher floor. Our room was relatively quiet.”
  • Overall room was clean however: before of dirty bathroom light switch
  • After I used one of my Clorox disinfecting wipes
FlyTiger, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The corner room, high up, had a great view, and was beyond the traffic noise of Van Ness.”
TerribleIvan, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Van Ness facing rooms would have the best views.”
Bliss_Blister, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Corner rooms have amazing views”
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