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Holiday Inn Civic Center (San Francisco)

3.5 of 5 50 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Victoria
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our stay here was very comfortable. Our room had a nice view and we loved the sunny pool! The staff were so friendly and helpful, and took great care of us. The restaurant is limited and pricey so we ate elsewhere. Slightly sketchy neighborhood but easy to take transit anywhere, including the airport. Would definitely stay here again.

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HolidayInn_SFCC, Assistant to the General Manager at Holiday Inn Civic Center (San Francisco), responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. We’re pleased to know that you were comfortable and taken care of during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back when your travels next bring you to San Francisco. Warm regards, Holiday Inn Civic Center San Francisco More 

London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a massive homeless problem around this area but I don't think you can really blame the hotel for that. Although this in one particular problem with the location, at least it is near to the subway and also the Moscone - so if you are coming for conference reasons then it is pretty good. The rooms were OK... More 

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HolidayInn_SFCC, Assistant to the General Manager at Holiday Inn Civic Center (San Francisco), responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear of your experience. Our associates’ service is of the utmost importance to us. Your feedback is appreciated and we will share your comments with our Guest Service Manager as we are constantly learning and striving to provide first class service. We hope to earn your business again someday. Warm regards, Holiday Inn Civic Center More 

new york
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read the reviews and thought this was going to be a 2nd rate Holiday Inn and was pleasantly surprised. The room was large, clean, and well maintained. The hotel has a great location, and always has someone cleaning the lobby. Absolutely no complaints. Regarding the homeless. Yes they are there. But coming from NYC, I have had no problems... More 

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HolidayInn_SFCC, Assistant to the General Manager at Holiday Inn Civic Center (San Francisco), responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We’re pleased to know that our presentation was over your expectations. Every member of the team works very hard to maintain a clean, welcoming property. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again when you next visit San Francisco. Warm regards, Holiday Inn Civic Center San Francisco More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Give a 3 cause the bar service it's not great they need to get a real bartender restaurant in the hotel is ok...the other thing there is a lot homeless people around but seems is a problem all around downtown San Francisco. One thing I love you can jump in the muni and the Bart or take the cable car... More 

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HolidayInn_SFCC, Assistant to the General Manager at Holiday Inn Civic Center (San Francisco), responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. We’re glad to know that our location was convenient for your needs. You are very correct that public transit is right out the door and it can take you anywhere. Your feedback is appreciated as we are constantly looking to improve our offerings. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again when... More 

Townsville, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up here late in the evening after driving from Vegas and programming the gps to take us to a hotel. It seemed ok then in the morning we realised the area was a bit sketchy, thankfully the hotel was close to bus and tram stops otherwise we wouldn't hang around the area.

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HolidayInn_SFCC, Assistant to the General Manager at Holiday Inn Civic Center (San Francisco), responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing our hotel. We’re pleased to know that your GPS brought you to us. Our neighborhood is in the middle of quite a few large changes. The ongoing technology boom in SF is bringing companies to our doorstep every day. We’re very excited about it. We would love to welcome you again the next time your travels bring... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was harassed over the phone at 2am by a scam artist who tried to get my credit card number. When I told the front desk they were indifferent and refused to see if they could trace the call. Unsafe, sketchy, never stay here!!!!!

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HolidayInn_SFCC, Assistant to the General Manager at Holiday Inn Civic Center (San Francisco), responded to this review

We are very sorry and concerned to hear of your experience. This has been a scam occurring in hotels of all brands and levels across the country for over a year now. Sharing your experience is important so all travelers can be aware of this. Rest assured our guests credit security is of utmost importance and no hotel would call... More 

england
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So the first time I stayed here 2 years ago the area was really rather rough. One could describe the area as "a little uneasy". Last year the area was much improved and there was just the iffy 30 meters or so between the bus/tram stops on Market and the hotel that were a little intimidating. This year, all that... More 

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HolidayInn_SFCC, Assistant to the General Manager at Holiday Inn Civic Center (San Francisco), responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our hotel AND for all five stars!! We’re pleased that our staff took care of you and provided friendly, helpful service. The neighborhood is undergoing some exciting changes, as you noticed. We hope to welcome you back when you next visit SF. Warm regards, Holiday Inn Civic Center San Francisco More 

Hong Kong
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location in the middle of commercial district with easy access to eateries, shopping ang sight seeing. Neat and clean, and environmentally friendly hotel with free WiFi and an outdoor swimming pool which would be relaxing for those who wanted to swim if the weather permitting. The buffet breakfast was a bit disappointing with the choice of egg limited to... More 

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HolidayInn_SFCC, Assistant to the General Manager at Holiday Inn Civic Center (San Francisco), responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. We’re pleased to know that the location worked for your needs. Even better is to hear that our staff was courteous and helpful. We also appreciate your feedback about the breakfast buffet. We hope to welcome you again when you next visit San Francisco. Warm regards, Holiday Inn Civic Center San Francisco More 

Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is close to the Civic Centre and UN Plaza and major exhibitions at the Library la but far from Union Square and the Fisherman's Wharf and other tourist interest areas - however it is very close to tram and bus stops that will get you there. Regarding the hotel - it is clean, front desk staff are very... More 

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HolidayInn_SFCC, Assistant to the General Manager at Holiday Inn Civic Center (San Francisco), responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We’re pleased to know that our central location and proximity to public transit was convenient for your needs. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our guests’ experiences so your feedback is appreciated. Our neighborhood is undergoing quite a bit of change right now. We are very optimistic for... More 

Sacramento, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here several times especially the week between Christmas and the new year because it's very close to the War Memorial where we see the Nutcracker almost every year. The staff here is super friendly and helpful. The restaurant has good food and service (a bit pricey) the business center is adequate and the rooms are clean. The... More 

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HolidayInn_SFCC, Assistant to the General Manager at Holiday Inn Civic Center (San Francisco), responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We’re thrilled to know that you are a return guest! We strive to provide excellent service at a reasonable price so hearing from a return guest means we’re doing something right. We’re glad to know that our location works for your visit to SF to see the Nutcracker. We’ll look... More 

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Address: 50 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Civic Center (San Francisco) 3.5*
Number of rooms: 388
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