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“Energy Star Hotel Great Views at Higher floors, close to mall area” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of InterContinental San Francisco

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InterContinental San Francisco
Ranked #31 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
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“Energy Star Hotel Great Views at Higher floors, close to mall area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

The rooms are clean and modern, flat screen tv, great surround view in corner rooms, the higher you go the view gets better. There is a mall Westfield that is about 5 minutes away walking, all kinds of food and really cool escalator.

Room Tip: Corner rooms have the best views, very quite hotel
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

I stayed at the Intercontinental with my 2 children for part of our spring break. The hotel is easy to get to and close to the Moscone center (I may come back next year for a conf!). I didn't use public transportation while at this hotel (I rented, parked, and paid the nutty parking fees!). I'm glad I rented a car since it rained hard for this leg of the trip. We ate breakfast buffet both mornings - very good. Staff were nice and helpful. The room clean. The view was nice - would have been better if it hadn't been raining so much! I enjoyed the hotel. Kids liked it too (and they are picky). I'd say it's really designed more as a conf hotel with its proximity to Moscone. It has a bar that I would have gone to if I had been meeting friends for drinks (instead of shuttling kids to various locations around town). I also stayed at the Westin SF on Market - and the Intercontinental is nicer.

Room Tip: Ask for a high room...although it rained, view was nice!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

Great location. Not far from the shopping mall and attractions in San Fran. Food was a bit pricey, but it's America - eat out!

Room Tip: Higher floor.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

nothing new , it is intercontinental standards. no special experience but clean and decent

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

I stayed at the Intercontinental on Howard street at the beginning of April.

I was in for an internet conference that was hosted in Moscone West Center. It must have been no more than 150 ft from door to door. It was simply as convenient possible. Also the westfield mall is also only a 5 min walk away in case you need to get something.

The bed and willows were great, so was the shower. I asked for a high floor and got a room on the 23rd. That made for some great views of the SF bay. I did not spend too much time in the room, but the floor to ceiling windows did allot for some eye soothing images.

Check in was very smooth. The rate was also reasonable in comparison to the other hotels there. I paid $220 a night before tax. They do charge you $15/day on wi-fi which i think is a joke now a days.

On check out i was surprised to find some bogus charges. There was a meal charge for an entire lunch for two or three people on me when i visited the restaurant once and had 2 coffees. There were also some false mini bar charges that i believe resulted from moving some bottles around to place a beverage of my own. In any case, the rep at concierge just had me look the charges over and anything that was not familiar was immediately canceled no questions asked.

Elevator was always quick and never had to wait for a lift.

The only frustrating issue with my stay had nothing to do with the hotel. There are no cabs in SF. Its nuts. I had to wait 45 minutes for a cab at 7:30 at night on the way to dinner. The street were empty, so it was not a traffic issue.

All in all, great stay.

Sagee

Room Tip: I asked for a high floor and got the 23rd. I had a wonderful view.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about InterContinental San Francisco

Property: InterContinental San Francisco
Address: 888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-3011
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in San Francisco
#15 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#15 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#20 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#22 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#25 Green Hotel in San Francisco
Price range (per night): ₹ 13,399 - ₹ 36,471
Hotel Class:4.5 star — InterContinental San Francisco 4.5*
Number of rooms: 550
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
InterContinental San Francisco is the Bay Area s newest upscale hotel destination. The 32-story glass tower sparkles high above the city, standing sentry over the South of Market (SoMa) area. The smoke-free hotel is convenient to everything, including the Moscone Convention Center, Union Square, Chinatown and the Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround. ... more   less 
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