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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Another large hotel in the middle of the city, but we loved how accesible it was to the main trolley line that takes you to all the tourist spots downtown. Our room was on the 16th floor, and we had an excellent view of the city lights & skyline! The room was clean, modern, and updated, but wasn't very spacious....

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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'm happy to hear you enjoyed the beautiful view of San Francisco and I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back!

Bunbury, Australia
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This hotel is in a good location to explore San Fran. The price was very good on booking.com but expensive direct. You can easily get transport to union Square and fishermans wharf. The hotel has a restaurant which has horrible food , I would give this a miss. The front counter staff are rude, miserable and not happy in their...

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

Getting around San Francisco is very easy and our Concierge Desk is great at helping guests plan out their days!

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Location is not the best but OK. Check in was not really that great compared to the other Holiday Inns especially in Asia. I spent almost a month in the West Coast on a self drive holiday with Family and stayed in Holiday Inns for all my lodging. SFO > Monteray > Anaheim > Barstow > Grand Canyon > Las...

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

Unfortunately, parking is overall expensive in San Francisco. And although we do charge $40+tax a night, our guests have in and out privileges as well as having access to our garage 24 hours a day- a benefit that other garages do not offer.

Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Good hotel in a quite central position. Within walking distance (15 min) from Fisherman's Wharf and Embarcadero. Room are wide, but those on the Van Ness Avenue side are noisy. Restaurant is nice but it's nothing special. Hotel has a swimming pool but it is outdoor and it can not be used for many months as it is too cold.

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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 easy as public transportation is accessible and our Concierge Desk is great at helping our guests with directions and advice!

Ringwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Corporate, busy and full. Approaches to concierge were well met and answers/responses given. Confusion with differing advice being given eg ordering taxis. Locally many eating joints to explore and less expensive than the hotel. Rooms were well appointed with good quality toiletries

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I am happy to hear you enjoyed your time here at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway and I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back!

Hod Hasharon
Reviewed 18 December 2016

The location of the hotel is ok, but it is a bit far from the BART, and so you need some bus or other service to reach it (or to walk up the hill with the luggage). There are many restaurants nearby, and the hotel restaurant is pretty good also. It is a walking distance from Lombard street, and there...

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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 that our guests enjoy trying and aren't far of a walk!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Recommendation We recommend this hotel and if possible ask for a higher room. Tip There's a good cold filtered water dispenser in the gym for those that don't like the tap water here. Bring bottles and refill on level 6. The pressure is strong so it wont take long to refill them. Use Uber! Try Alborv restaurant down the road...

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I am happy to hear you had a great time visiting San Francisco and I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back!

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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We were greeted at check in by Baker, who was awesome - friendly and engaging. He gave us tips on parking, restaurants, and getting around. He even found us adjoining rooms which was a huge help for our family. The next room over was playing super loud music late that night and the front desk took care of it quickly....

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Baker is such an amazing agent and always does his best to help out each guest he encounters! I will pass your kind words to him!

Frankfort, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 9 December 2016

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...

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We do our best to make sure your experience is as comfortable as possible and I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back!

Henderson, Nevada
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via 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.

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I am very happy to hear you have a great experience each time you visit us and I hope we have more opportunities to welcome you back!

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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: $200 - $557 (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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