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Marlboro, New Jersey
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Stayed there three nights on business. It is well located in downtown, little away for the the tourist areas, but close to all the important spots. Ideal place for business. Good and comfortable rooms. The only complaint was the quality of the food in the restaurant. There are plenty of places to eat near the hotel. There is also a...

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

We are quite fortunate to have so many great restaurant choices nearby. Be it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, all cuisines are just steps away. Unfortunately, that also means drinking too much eggnog latte’s next door! I will pass along your thoughts on our kitchen to the appropriate team. Thank you.

Chorley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2013

We visited in late October 2013 and boy was there lots to see. The Hotel was just about right for location. The Trams ran on the next street to the hotel. Great value. But hang on tight! We were on the 23rd floor but with the fast lifts was no problem. Room was very clean and tidy, room service was...

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

It sounds like you had a wonderful visit in San Francisco. A good walk, clean rooms, and friendly staff go a long way to a successful vacation. Thank you.

Sacramento, CA
Reviewed 16 November 2013

I had such a great stay at this hotel. No complaints. Just wish I had longer to hang out. Great location. Quiet , comfortable room and the staff are beyond friendly, pleasant and helpful. So nice to experience that type of friendliness and warmth in a place of business such as this. The only downside was the windows being sealed...

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

Well, we sure look forward to having you back. I appreciate your thorough reviews on multiple sites. Thank goodness the windows won't keep you away. For the time being, the A/C & Heat unit will have to suffice for bringing in fresh air. See you soon.

Cambridgeshire
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Located on Van Ness, this hotel is in a good area for exploring San Francisco. It's a fairly non-descript hotel, but the staff were all very friendly and the room a good size with good storage space. Wifi was free (but occasionally unreliable). The gym was quite basic but sufficient for a short stay. Van Ness is a very busy...

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

This hotel is indeed centrally located. A good walk or easy cable car ride will get you anywhere in the city. You’ll be happy to know that we are just about to update our exterior as well as renovate the restaurant and lobby to match the new rooms. Even the gym will get expanded and moved up to the pool...

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2013

The rooms always seemed a bit cramped here. However the recent refurb could have made the rooms a little more comfortable. I found this hotel a little to far from town however visit the hotel shop and buy a travel ticket that covers for all transport. Turn right out of the hotel to the next block and there's the tram...

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

You’re definitely right about the passes available in the gift shop. They make travelling by cable car or bus easy and inexpensive. Otherwise, the hills will make for a healthy walk! Thank you choosing our hotel and for taking the time to give us these thoughts.

Reviewed 9 November 2013

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 5 nights. It was quite ok. Room was clean and we had a wonderful city-wiew from 26th floor :) We felt it was a bit far from the city center, specially since this town is so hilly! But after all taxi is really cheap, so wasnt a big problem. I sent an email...

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

You’re definitely right about the passes available in the gift shop. They make travelling by cable car or bus easy and inexpensive. Otherwise, the hills will make for a healthy walk! Thank you choosing our hotel and for taking the time to give us these thoughts.

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2013

The rooms always seemed a bit cramped here. However the recent refurb and fitting of elegant ,sleek modern furniture has made them seem much more spacious. The surface in the bathroom behind the toilet is too deep to allow the seat to remain upright. A stupidly unnecessary error. The bellmen here are the best...

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

I agree with your assessment of the remodel, including the bathroom problem. You are also right about the bellmen. We are privileged to be working with them here. Thank you for taking the time to share your insights.

Sussex
Reviewed 4 November 2013

A hotel right in the middle of San Francisco that's well placed to allow easy access to all of the city. The rooms are surprisingly quiet. We stayed in one of the refurbished rooms which was comfortable and modern.

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

Thank you for staying with us. A quiet room is hard to come by in the city. I'm happy that you enjoyed the experience. Not only was your room recently renovated, but also the rest of rooms. Our restaurant and health club are next!

South Florida, Florida
Reviewed 3 November 2013

First trip to San Fran and I was very impressed with the quality and location of this hotel in one of the most expensive cities in the world. On check in, Baker was very friendly and helpful. Our view of the city and the Bay was amazing (we could have stared out the window for hours!), and steps away from...

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

Thank you for mentioning Baker and the service. He is an asset to the team. Not only is the internet wi-fi free in your room for the first 24 hours, but for the entire stay. Just log in again and world (wide web) is yours!

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2013

I've just had three great nights at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway in fabulous San Francisco. My room, 2400. What a view and what a joy to look out day or night at what has got to be one of the most fantastic vistas in the world ! Marvin (Baker) on reception. What a guy ! First class service, warm...

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

You are incredibly kind with your remarks. It’s a real pleasure for us to make a special occasion even more memorable. Marvin and George will most certainly hear about your experience. Thank you!

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $201 - $531 (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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“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.”
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