We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway
Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway
Panoramas (8)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,691 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,306: English reviews
Frankfort, Illinois, United States
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here for business and enjoyed my stay. I ate with the room service once and enjoyed it and had wonderful service. Make sure you get a room on a high floor since it is a bit noisy. I am an honors member and no one acknowledged that as they do with Hilton with a free water bottle or...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Angela N
Henderson, Nevada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Convenient, friendly staff, great views. Good beer selection, plenty of parking and you can't beat the views. I try and stay here when I can because it's always a great experience. Can't say enough good things about it. Definitely one of my favorites.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Carol Sue G
Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I've stayed in this hotel at least 12 times in the last two years. The cardio equipment works but the tv's attached to three of the machines continually do not work! I've told the front desk at least three times to no avail!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mighty90
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel and rooms were well kept. The location was great for sightseeing, very convenient to almost anywhere. There is a restaurant that was convenient for breakfast or snacks. The staff was friendly and helpful.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank KSFyre
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great hotel, rooms very well kept with all the facilities you need. Staff were always welcoming nothing was to much trouble, great location 30 second walk to the tram stop to each all things touristy!!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank samwill2475
David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back!

Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

......hotel. Typical of the 'brand'. We stayed here as part of our 'Coast to Coast' trip across the USA and found it an ideal location. Especially good for transportation into the city - just around the corner you catch the cable car - look for Van Ness & California. Usual facilities with great staff and service.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank J0seyWhales
David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

Getting around San Francisco is easy and our Concierge Desk is great at helping our guests plan their day with exciting things to do!

San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Checked in today after a 24 hour flight and nothing but poor experience so far. To begin with, advance request for early check-in was ignored. Upon check in, realized that wifi connectivity is extremely choppy, but instead of resolving the problem front desk rep asked me to call tech support directly and figure it out myself. What's worse is that...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank anindianinmilkyway
David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

I can certainly understand where you're coming from, after a long flight all you want to do is relax and I apologize we were not able to meet your request of an early check in. We do our best to to accommodate any request and to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. I can see that we...

New York City
Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting: This centrally located hotel is a nice walk to almost anywhere you want to see and experience in San Francisco. The lobby is spacious but generic in feel and appearance. There is a bar/restaurant and snack bar off the lobby. The check in process was smooth and quick and it was nice to be situated in a room...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about your recent stay and I'm glad you enjoyed the comfort of your bed!

Orange County, CA
Reviewed 1 week ago

We don't normally stay at Holiday Inn's but chose to stay here based on the price and location. Both were right on the mark and we will definitely stay here again. The hotels rooms are clean (we had two), the overnight parking is "reasonable" (for San Francisco, anyway) and you can't beat the location. No need to stay in the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank RockeeRhode
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 hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back!

Redding, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in room 2500. It is a corner bay/city view room. WOW... WHAT A VIEW!!! There is a parking garage at the hotel that is convenient. The historic trolley runs right at the hotel so it makes getting to and from Fishermens Wharf and China Town fun and easy. The pool is on the 6th floor facing the city.....more...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tanya Jean P
David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

I am so happy to hear Baker helped in making your stay amazing! We can't wait to welcome you back!

785 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (482)
Viewed
View from Room (107)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (64)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (16)
Viewed
Room/Suite (117)
Viewed
Bathroom (31)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Other (140)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (230)
Viewed
Amenities (5)
Viewed
Corner King (Grand View) Room (30)
Viewed
Double Double (Grand View) Room (28)
Viewed
Double Double (Standard) Room (29)
Viewed
King (Grand View) Room (32)
Viewed
King (Standard) Room (30)
Viewed
Pool (22)
Viewed
Dining (19)
Viewed
The Hotel (35)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (73)
Viewed
Room/Suite (39)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (12)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Other (12)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these San Francisco hotels
Russian Hill
da Vinci Villa
da Vinci Villa
#89 of 230 in San Francisco
909 reviews
Fisherman’s Wharf
Holiday Inn San Francisco Fishermans Wharf
SoMa
Holiday Inn Civic Center (San Francisco)
Holiday Inn Civic Center (San Fr...
#126 of 230 in San Francisco
1,104 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Fisherman’s Wharf
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
Japantown
Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Nob Hill

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood

Amenities

Highlights
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $199 - $519 (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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, IHG, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Odigeo and Priceline so you can book your Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway Hotel San Francisco
San Francisco Holiday Inn
Hotel Style:
#77 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway staff and other travellers.
32 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (32)

Questions? Get answers from Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“We paid a little extra for a high room and the view was amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles JeffHeadLumberjack, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher the floor the better the view”
 of 5 bubbles 55terip, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pick a room facing away from Val Ness street for the best views.”
 of 5 bubbles LGrate, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Has an amazing view of the Bay from the upper rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Pamnjeromy, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the lift shaft rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 708martynb, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay