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Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway

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Bellevue, Washington
Reviewed 13 December 2013

In November I stayed at the Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway. My stay at the hotel could not have been better. Everyone on the staff (doorman, reception, housekeeping, and restaurant) was courteous, friendly and helpful. The management deserves high praise for the coaching and training of the staff. My room was comfortable and nicely appointed, the price competitive and in...

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

Thank you for specifically mentioning the doorman, reception, housekeeping, and restaurant. They deserve the praise for your outstanding visit. We certainly appreciate the positive public feedback.

Tibenham, Norwich
Reviewed 12 December 2013

San Francisco was the final spot in our three week trip across the USA. We had a mid-level room (15th floor), which was very comfortable and spacious enough for the two of us. Once again we had two huge beds, with a single bedside table and light in between. This happened in nearly all our hotel rooms which begs the...

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

You bring up an interesting point. I’m not sure how to do the research without being too intrusive! It was an honor to be your last hotel before leaving the states. Thank you for staying with us.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 12 December 2013

I recently stayed here mid November 2013. The staff were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. The rooms were clean and beds very comfortable. Nice and quiet. Had a great sleep. Location was good.

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

I love to hear about a good night’s sleep, especially when someone has travelled as far as you have. We get a surprising number of guests raving about the beds. We hope to see you the next time you’re in the states.

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 7 December 2013

Service at hotel is just about ok - took us a lot of time to both check-in and check out. There's a nice Starbucks around - so you can pick up a coffee on the go. The LA historic railway has a line starting right next door - so that's a boon. It’s a bit far from downtown - but...

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

The cable car next door does make it easy to get to the waterfront and downtown, especially with a cup of coffee from the nearby café’s. I’m not too happy that your check-in and check-out process was time consuming. This is an area where we should try to improve. Thank you.

Dorchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2013

We stayed 3 nights in this hotel before flying to Hawaii for the last leg of our american tour. They very kindly put our teenage daughters on the same floor as us, which did not happen everywhere we stayed. Although we were on one of the lower floors (somewhere around the 8th or 9th floor), the road noise was not...

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

Well, with reviews like this San Francisco is falling in love with you too. We appreciate your thoughtful comments. It’s a treat to be a small part of your experience. Next time, skip the tropical islands and stay with us longer! Thank you.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Took two rooms with my daughters in one and me in the other. This was cost effective and more comfortable compared to the fancy suites in the financial district and Nob Hill Hotels. We were lucky enough to get 2521 and 2523, with fantastic views to the west. Yes, we could occasionally hear other guests and the traffic hum but...

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

We try to be a good value. Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your memories with everyone else. The hotel is indeed close to many attractions, and the cable car makes it fun to travel to them as well. I appreciate that you tested our hotel’s restaurant as well as supported the local businesses. Take care.

York, England
Reviewed 3 December 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights after disembarking from a cruise ship and before we flew home. We had not visited San Francisco previously. We were very happy with the location, particularly as the streetcar stop is not more than 100m away and takes you straight into the CBD or you can hop off half-way and change for...

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

Those 3-day passes from the Gift Shop might be the best deal in town. They certainly make it an absolute joy to visit the city. Thank you trying our hotel for your first time in San Francisco. We hope to be your go-to stop whenever you return.

Santa Ana, California
Reviewed 2 December 2013

I stayed here for business. It had a west facing view which I thought was great because I could watch the fog roll in in the evening. The room was nice and quiet. The staff was friendly and helpful. Also this hotel is right next to the California Street Cable Car, which can take you directly into Chinatown.

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

The habits of our fog are probably the most unexpected treat in the city. It’s truly a beautiful thing to watch. Thank you for the review, and for choosing our hotel.

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 29 November 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights on the 23rd floor. The view was awesome, you can tell the hotel is older but must have renovated 90% of it. Rooms were setup nice, beds were comfy but the walls/doors were thin. We did have a room that could be joining if needed but we thought it was weird when we could...

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

You're right about the renovation. The guest rooms are finished, and now we begin on the restaurant, lobby, and gym. It will be an exciting upgrade. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on how easy it is to get to the major attractions. I would add that the Gift Shop sells the passes for the cable cars and buses, which...

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Reviewed 27 November 2013

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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: $226 - $456 (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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