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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I really want to keep this positive but find it hard after one incident. We had been allocated a room next to the lift shaft (which should be avoided at all cost due to the sound of the lift) so after the first night asked if we could be moved rooms. The staff being very understanding said they could arrange... More 

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

I am sorry to hear about your experience and will ask our housekeeping department to look into it as we do our best to make sure every item left behind is accounted for. If you could please reach out to the Front Desk Manager and give us information about your room so we can investigate, we would love to do... More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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111 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The definition of a hotel in India of the same Holiday Inn Chain means a 24 hr coffee shop, 24 hr room service, a very courteous reception etc. Here one has to q up for long time to get your turn to check inn. There is just a tiny coffee shop. There is no restaurant where one can have a... More 

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

Our hotel does offer room service but unfortunately it's not 24 hours, but we do have a restaurant that is open until 11pm for our guests. I am saddened to hear you did not enjoy your stay but we do our best to accommodate all of our guests. More 

West Hollywood, California
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75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

My go-to hotel in San Francisco. Not because it is awesome, but because it is a reliable choice at a generally decent price. The restaurant in the lobby, ROH, is a disappointment--terribly slow, unorganized service, and a lackluster menu. A pity, as it could be something nice. But e hotel itself has been relatively recently renovated, and it shows. AC... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay, I will pass this onto our Food and Beverage Director in hopes to have a better experience. More 

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65 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stayed 4 days in this hotel and were quite happy with the stay. The service in reception and breakfast area was good. Training facilities were open early in the morning which is a big plus. The best thing however is the location which is central when you want to get around in SF. The breakfast is a bit lackluster... More 

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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 time here with us and I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back! More 

NEWCASTLE
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Spent one night at this hotel as part of a 14 day tour of the Golden West (Newmarket Holidays) and really enjoyed our short stay. It had all the amenities one would expect from a first class hotel (free WiFi, safe, fridge & tea/coffee facilities). Room was very comfortable with 2 large double beds. Location is excellent with many bars... More 

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

San Francisco is a great city to visit and after touring around, it's nice to return to a comfortable room! We do hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was pleasantly surprised when we stayed at this hotel recently. The hotel has been renovated and appeared much improved in terms of comfort since our last stay a few years ago. The room was clean, quiet and comfortable. Our room faced east and provided us with an awesome view. The staff are pleasant and professional as well. We loved... More 

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

The renovation we had definitely made a difference and we love the new look- and we're happy you enjoyed it as well! More 

Los Angeles, California
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125 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Very Nice hotel; very close to shopping, restaurants and sightseeing. The restaurant was excellent, great service, nice portion sizes, reasonable prices. Room very nice, great sleep quality. Wifi available, but was slow.. Front desk reception and restaurant staff very pleasant, helpful and friendly.

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

I am very happy you had a great stay and I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back! More 

San Diego, CA
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Staff were friendly and very accommodating. As a Club member, got ungraded to a room on the 24th floor with a spectacular view on downtown, Bay Bridge, Coit Tower and more. Room was well equipped and very comfortable. Hotel price is one of the lower ones for a San Francisco hotel. Parking on site is a convenient benefit.

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

I am very pleased to hear you were given an upgraded room and that you enjoyed the view! I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Easy access in to Fisherman's Wharf with some great restaurants in the vicinity. Bus and cable car within walking distance. Rooms very clean. Service excellent. Very friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommended.

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

Polk St. has a variety of restaurants our guests have enjoyed and our Front Desk is more than happy to provide a list of them for you to try! More 

Harrow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Very well located - less than 3 miles walk from Fisherman's Wharf along the Van Ness Ave - terminus of the California cable car and served by local buses. Comfy beds, clear TV, vg wifi too. But no GOLF tv channel. Very good shower but air con can be very noisy - hence might have to switch off.

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

I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and I apologize about not having GOLF TV. I do hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back! More 

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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: $195 - $481 (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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San Francisco Holiday Inn
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#77 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
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“We paid a little extra for a high room and the view was amazing!”
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