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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Just came back from San Francisco. Stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Had a room at floor 19 from which I had a wonderful view of the city. The room was very clean, and comfortable. Arrangement for shuttle back to the airport done very easily in the shop at the lobby of the...

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

We do hope you will return again. The Gift Shop certainly makes it easy to make shuttle arrangements, and less expensive than the service offered at the airport. Thank you for sharing your positive experiences.

Reviewed 25 October 2013 via mobile

After seeing how much lower the rate was here than other hotels, I was a bit nervous. But I was happily wrong. The rooms were really nice with a great view of the city. There are a ton of great restaurants/bars within the surrounding neighborhoods. Public transportation is often the best way to go in SF, and this Holiday Inn...

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

Yes, yes, yes! Those muni passes are the best way to see the city and save money at the same time. Great suggestion. I’m please to write that the workout room will be moved to the 6th floor overlooking the pool. It’s a part of our winter renovation and will be ready by spring. Thanks for staying here.

London
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Don't be put off by the exterior or the modest lobby, it is an excellent hotel. Fantastically appointed rooms. Especially if you have a high cornet room the views are spectacular. The push button black out blinds are perfect. Spotlessly clean. Very friendly and efficient front office staff. If you park your car though it costs your car as much...

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

First of all, it’s fantastic to hear that your room was spotless and the Front Desk was friendly and efficient. Our team here works quite hard and they truly want to please. I’m also just as big of a fan of those cool new electric blackout shades as you are. They came in with the recent room renovation. Thank you...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2013

We found the location of this hotel to be very good,if you want to walk to Pier 39 it will take you about 45 mins.and most of the rest is walkable too.The buses stop right outside the hotel so it is all very easy.Good clean rooms,very pleasant and helpful staff,and a coffee machine that delivers really hot water!!

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

That’s a great review of the staff and coffee maker. I also like how well those units work for both coffee and tea. Thank you for sharing how pleasant and helpful the team is here. They work hard and will appreciate your comments.

Bournemouth, England
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We stayed here as part of an organised tourgroup. We'd stayed in other Holiday Inns on this tour but this one is worth mentioning. Because it was a part of a pre-paid tour, we can't comment on pricing. Holiday Inns all offer similar amenities and are fairly universally structured. This hotel seems to have a more friendly atmosphere and be...

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

And that's why that restaurant is internationally famous! You provided so many great suggestions. I couldn't recommend those passes better than you did. They're great. Please come back and see us again.

Yorkshire, UK
Reviewed 15 October 2013

This was our first visit to the U.S. and it wont be our last. San Francisco is wonderful and this hotel is well located at a cable car terminus and not far from the main attractions. The gift shop sells the cable car tickets. The first room we were allocated was on the 12th floor but it was directly opposite...

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

It's always reassuring to hear that the Front Desk was receptive to your needs and helped you change rooms. You pointed out some important details about the rooms. We have a few different types of accessible rooms depending on the needs. Some, like yours, provide extra room in the bedroom space. Others have specially designed bathrooms. Each of the guest...

Fife, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights last month. We had a room on the 22nd floor with lovely views over the west of the city. The room was clean, large and had a nice en suite with lovely coconut smelling toileteries. There are coffee making facilities in the room. We had breakfast the first day but felt that $20 was a...

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

It makes my day to read your comments about the clean rooms and easy reception process. I especially like the honesty about the breakfast restaurant. It's perfectly reasonable to enjoy the food and service but chose other options for a variety of reasons. Thank you.

Norwich UK
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Stayed three nights here at the end of our package tour of western USA. Room was very comfortable, clean, excellent facilities and with an uninterupted view across San Francisco. We were on the twelfth floor so noise from the traffic. The restaurant was very good and the breakfast options not too expensive. There are a number of good eating houses...

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

We are truly lucky to have so many guests experience our hotel with a tour group. I've heard so much about the sites you visit that I'd like to join one myself. Thank you for both the positive comments about our restaurant as well as the surrounding options. You won't go hungry in this neighborhood!

Maldon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2013

Lovely view of city and a nice large room but very noisy air condition and refrigerator. Reported the air conditioning and was told it was sorted out but it could only be used for short periods of time and NOT at night. Sounded like a 40t truck in the room. Shame as the rest was reasonable.

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

The thought of you suffering through the night with a loud A/C unit is disturbing to me. We have replaced many of these units, but clearly not enough of them. I will be speaking with our Engineering team in order to address this issue. Attentive service and a restful visit are the pillars of a quality hotel. Thank you for...

North Yorkshire
Reviewed 10 October 2013

This hotel is great for visitors to the city - well placed for getting round by foot or cable car. Rooms have been updated recently, decor was beautiful. Clean rooms and really quiet on a night. Bar has great atmosphere and bar meals were great. Buffet breakfast is good at hotel, and there are lots of other choices for food...

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

Thank you for your positive feedback. Since the rooms were recently renovated, it’s great to hear how much you enjoyed them. I will be sharing your remarks with the restaurant and bar as well. You’re welcome here anytime.

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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 

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Address: 1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109-4606
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Nob Hill
Price Range: RM744 - RM2,220 (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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