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Manassas, Virginia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was traveling for business. It was quiet and the beds were comfortable. The concierge was knowledgeable and told me how to take public transportation. It was close to food and shopping needs and the cable car! I reallt can't say anything at all bad about this trip. If I were to come back to San Fran I would have...

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Tehachapi
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for two nights. Great location next to California cable car and most attractions. The staff was welcoming and upgraded our room to the 25th floor which thrilled my grandson. We had a great view of the city and even scoped out nearby restaurants from our room. It rained so much on one of our sightseeing days that we...

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David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

I hope you have the chance to visit us again while it's not raining so you can see how beautiful this city really is!

Desert Hills, AZ
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

My sister, her husband, my wife and I spent five days vacationing in SF. I was charged with the plans and used Trip Advisor for advice and some tour reservations. I've become somewhat adept at recognizing bad reviews that are exagerated. Still, ya never know until you try it! (Read my review of Holiday Inn Diamond Ranch from our trip...

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David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

I am so happy you all enjoyed your time with us, we really do try to make your stay as memorable as possible and I'm glad our staff here made you feel at home! Now you all have a reason to come back and enjoy San Francisco with clear skies!

Amsterdam
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel for new year's eve. As we knew it would be cold outside, we requested a hotel room with a view of the fireworks on Bay Bridge. Online I was able to request this, and I never heard back. I made sure to call them the week before our stay, and asked about our view. I...

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David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

We do our best to accommodate any requests made but unfortunately we are not always able to meet them. I am glad to hear that you still had a nice view of the city since it is a beautiful one to see!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel was in a fairly good location . It is pretty centrally located to all sight seeing destinations Clean and very comfortable . Beds are super comfortable . Staff is excellent . They are very kind and super helpful .

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David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

Our staff wants to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible!

travelpiot65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel has a very good location and it's right down the street from Polk St which has lots of places to eat. The rooms are clean and very nicely appointed. Nice lobby area with place to have snacks and a drink.

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David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. There is also a Whole Foods a block away and a Trader Joe's about 3 blocks away that are convenient for our guest to stock up on food since our rooms are equipped with refrigerators!

Medford, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Holiday Inn has been recently updated, so it looks good. Try for a corner room (like I had) for great views of the city. Business center is bare bones, printer didn't work so I wasted $10 trying to print a few pages for a meeting. Staff was pleasant & very accommodating.

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David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

Our Corner King rooms have amazing view and I'm pleased you enjoyed it! Our apologies for your experience with our business center and thank you for bringing it to our attention.

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of this property is good - near enough to the many sights...with buses, cable car (California Line) and plenty of cabs/Uber available. Polk Street has plenty of restaurants and you're close to Russian Hill and a short walk to so very much. My room was adequate - not in the best of condition and a little worn (especially...

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David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

Getting around San Francisco from our location is really easy and our Concierge Desk is great at helping guests plan out their trips. Thank you for bringing your experience up to our attention as we will use it in order to monitor that open area more for smoking as we are a non-smoking hotel.

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to get a corner room on the 24th floor and could see everything from a corner of the Golden Gate Bridge to the Pacific Ocean, with a fantastic view of Alcatraz, Coit Tower, and the Transamerica Pyramid building. Location was perfect for me personally, and the room was very comfortable and affordable. A great value for...

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David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

Sounds like you were upgraded for being a Gold Elite Member! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the view and we hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back!

Sunset, South Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been at this hotel 25 years ago, they remodeled but never fixed the problems. All rooms near elevator shafts are unbearable 06,07,08,09....lower floors loud. Surely front desk staff. Unaccommodating 100%. Do not stay here.

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David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear your experience was not a pleasant one as we do strive to provide great customer service. I understand how frustrating it can be to not have a pleasant nights rest.

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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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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $182 - $503 (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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“ask for a corner room for a great view”
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 of 5 bubbles mccannbag, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Upper floors, with no adjoining room - unless you're in a group. Avoid 6th floor pool area.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelcF244XD, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Corner room, high floor.”
 of 5 bubbles JanetS912, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go for a high floor - to have a nice city view.”
 of 5 bubbles ArunB1985, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“West facing rooms have view of Golden Gate bridge and the Bay if you are high enough.”
 of 5 bubbles t4man1, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
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