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Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway

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1 room 2 adults 0 children
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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 February 2014

I almost always stay in this hotel when I visit SF for business. The location is very convenient - it is a short drive to financial district, to North Beach, SOMA and Castro. Recently, Zipcar added a location right in this hotel's garage, which makes it even more convenient if you don't want to rent a car and pay for...

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

Thanks for the great idea regarding Zipcar. Not only do we have that service, but also City Car Share which can be booked right in our Gift Shop. Either way, parking in our hotel is free when you use one of those services. We really appreciate your repeat business.

Tauranga New Zealand
Reviewed 1 February 2014

I stayed for a couple nights en route to London. Just for business so did not do the Tourist thing. Check in was efficient. Staff very friendly. Not too much expected being a family hotel. The place is a little tired but very clean. Rooms quite big compared with other Holiday Inns I have stayed in. Buffet breakfast not up...

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

Thank you for mentioning two of the big factors in a positive hotel experience; friendly staff and good value. We look forward to your return trip.

Toronto
Reviewed 31 January 2014

Stayed in the Holiday Inn for one night. The bedding is great but the room I stayed in could use some updates (heater and curtains aren't that nice). The Staff were great! They gave me early check-in which was awesome. Next, I returned to my room around 11pm, I was right beside the elevator (try not to book there) and...

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

It's always fantastic to hear about quality service. I'm happy to hear that the Front Desk helped you with an early check-in and changed your room during your stay. You'll be happy to hear that we are replacing all of our A/C units. Next time you stay with us, look for the roll down blackout shade behind the linen curtains....

Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Hotel is located at the end of the tram line which is very convenient for getting downtown and other connecting trams/transportation. easy to find from the airport. Parking was expensive but is anywhere in SF, if you dont mind a short walk ask for off site parking this will save a few dollars if you on a budget. The rooms...

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Gavin W, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. It is unfortunate the room conditions prevented you from fully enjoying your time at the hotel. We are confident the necessary adjustments will be made, in order to achieve complete guest satisfaction. Thank you again for your comments, we look forward to serving you in...

Grand Rapids
Reviewed 27 January 2014

This was a pretty nice and clean holiday inn. It was nothing special in my opinion beyond the normal Holiday Inn experience. But, it was consistent with my experience of other Holiday Inns. Which is to say that the room was appropriately furnished, comfortable, and clean. I liked the more centralized location from other Hotels I have stayed at in...

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

I agree that this is a central location to so many of the attractions in SF. Like you did, we have quite a few guests staying with us this week who are attending a convention at the Moscone Center. Thank you for choosing us.

Brisbane
Reviewed 26 January 2014

This was our second city for our USA honeymoon trip. It is a lovely city, and I love the Golden State Warriors. The hotel was quite close to everything (resturants, groccery shopping, transport, gas station). Not all staff at the front desk are nice (especially the eldly Asian lady at the front desk, she was horrible). It was our honeymoon...

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

He might just be the best manager in the city, if I do say so myself! It was an honor to help make your honeymoon just a little bit more special. Hopefully, this type of event doesn't come around too often so it's worth a celebration! Thank you.

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Had 3 nights in a corner room on 22nd floor. Amazing views watching Alcatraz with the sun setting and rising. Good room facilities including safe and fridge. Enjoyed the local restaurants, free wifi and location. Clean and a lovely ending to our stay in San Fran.

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

We sure appreciate your comments here. You are right out the local restaurants. Polk Street gives us so many great choices within walking distance. Please choose our hotel again on your next visit. Thank you.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2014

I stayed here on a tour with 45 other people and we all liked it a lot. PROS: - Close to restaurants, public transport. - Lovely staff and very, very helpful. - Clean rooms with comfortable beds. CONS: - They only had one 1 washing machine and 1 dryer which made it quite difficult to wash clothes when your sharing...

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

Helpful staff and clean, comfortable rooms make such a big difference. I'm a little surprised with the key issue. We can make as many keys as you need and should have provided 2 upon checkin. I will be sure to follow up on this. Thank you.

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 21 January 2014

The lobby was cold and lighting was dim. The restaurant was in a meeting room, the servers were not friendly, overpriced Buffett. The rooms were nice, even on the 9th floor you could hear traffic. Beds were ok, pillows stunk. They had a lot of renovations in progress.

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

While not the ideal location, our meeting room is being used until we finish with the new restaurant. It promises to be so much better that our old one. I'm very excited for this transition. Thank you for giving us a chance. I hope our improvements earn a second visit.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 17 January 2014

Nice location for walks around San Francisco. The rest is fairly bad.....rooms outdated....breakfast staff jaded and complaining about hotel management ...menu overpriced. it was my daughters birthday and we were promised a cake ......it never arrived and when I emailed the manager I havent heard back to date!! You should rather choose the HI at Fisherman's Wharf

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

Clearly issues among staff should be handled behind the scenes. Although I don't understand the concerns with the rooms since we just finished a full renovation on them. I will most certainly follow up with the managers to find out why you haven't heard back. Thank you for taking the time to write this review.

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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: ₹ 12,530 - ₹ 24,995 (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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“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.”
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“Van Ness facing rooms would have the best views.”
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“Corner rooms have amazing views”
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