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InterContinental San Francisco

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (SoMa)
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Ranked #32 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here last weekend with my boyfriend to attend the Giants game. Our first impression was the location, it was about a mile to the ball park, and very close to Union Square! Giants and shopping! Score!! As soon as we drove up, we were greeted by Nester (Bell), he was very engaging, offered immediate assistance, and was very... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel was great for easy walking in to the city but without being right in the centre of it all. Staff were pleasant and the room was clean and tidy. We booked a club room so had a separate lounge which was nice. The club lounge was adequately stocked with a variety of snacks throughout the day although some... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My first trip to this bustling city. Three nights at this modern hotel situated within walking distance of Union Square with an abundance of shops and access to the cable car to whisk you off to Fisherman's Wharf with all its touristy attractions. Huge bed and bath rooms spotlessly clean with all the amenities you'd expect. Very efficient bar staff.... More

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Where do we begin?!!!!! This is definitely the hotel to stay at when visiting San Francisco. In fact, the name should be the POLITE hotel instead!! Every staff member greeted us from beginning to the end of our stay. Checking in was a breeze and we were well taken care by lovely Kelly at the front desk! We were in... More

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Seattle, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My BF and I were on our way home from a trip to DC and decided to spend a couple nights in San Francisco to round out our trip. We chose this hotel because it was reasonably priced and in a decent location. Perhaps if we hadn't been coming from the Williard Intercontinental in DC we wouldn't have had such... More

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Monica D, Manager at InterContinental San Francisco, responded to this review

Dear Christine S, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your stay. I apologize for the frustrations you had during arrival and thank you for bringing that to our attention. We would like the opportunity to speak with you further about this stay and hope you will contact our Guest Service Manager, Nick Noble, at nick.noble@ihg.com.... More

4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stay from 7/26/14 to 7/29/14 to attend World Transplant Conference at Moscone Convention Center West--which is the next building over! The room was clean and spacious. Bathroom simple but clean with everything functioning. Excellent internet throughout hotel--room and common areas (included if a member). Lovely patio on the sixth floor shielded from the wind. Check-in and check-out were smooth. I... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being an Ambassador Gold member I was given the 26th floor and a lovely room with floor to ceiling windows when I stayed here for 5 nights. The highlights of my stay were: - Fantastic bathroom. Wallpaper in the bathroom? Sliding door! Loved it. - The view from the room. - The staff: Everyone made me feel at home. Concierge... More

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Clearwater, FL
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133 reviews 133 reviews
42 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I rarely give five stars, but this place really knocked my socks off! From the valet to the doorman to the front desk clerk, Siamak, and the rooms manager, Kyle, to the staff in the intercontinental club, we were treated like royalty throughout our stay. The concierge gave us helpful tips about places to visit - all within comfortable walking... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel falls short of Intercontinental standards on a number of fundamental fronts: service in general is average and at times, particularly in the bar, very poor with no staff present. The public areas are shabby, not well maintained and dirty in places. The pool area/spa is not clean grime around the surface of the spa and cloudy pool water.... More

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Monica D, Manager at InterContinental San Francisco, responded to this review

Dear Green_RJ, Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We are sorry you did not fully enjoy your stay with us and that we did not meet your expectations. Thank you for bringing the condition of the pool and service in the bar to our attention. I have passed your comments onto our Director of Housekeeping and... More

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My preferred hotel in SF when on business - comfortable clean rooms for a peaceful nite's sleep and good restaurant / fitness facilities - reliable establishment. Location is convenient for both business and leisure. Internet access could be cheaper..

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  • Union square(44)
  • Very nice(23)
  • Club lounge(19)
  • Moscone center(14)
  • Market street(13)
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Address: 888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — InterContinental San Francisco 4.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#7 Spa Hotel in San Francisco #16 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco #17 Business Hotel in San Francisco #33 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco #41 Family Hotel in San Francisco
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InterContinental San Francisco is the Bay Area s newest upscale hotel destination. The 32-story glass tower sparkles high above the city, standing sentry over the South of Market (SoMa) area. The smoke-free hotel is convenient to everything, including the Moscone Convention Center, Union Square, Chinatown and the Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround. ... more   less 
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