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Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway

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Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Your average hotel as far as accommodations, rooms are clean and staff is helpful. Amazing views of the city are available depending on how high up you are and where you're facing. But the LOCATION IS GREAT!! Walking distance to the bay, Polk st, Lomberd St and Fisherman's warf. Short cab to the bridge, Battery spencer and Chinatown!

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed a week here during the first full week of March 2015. The view from the corner room on the 25th floor (room #2501) was amazing. The bay and the Golden Gate through the north window, California Street through Nob Hill before rolling down to Chinatown. Wow. On site breakfast buffet was serviceable, but you do... More 

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

The views are spectacular from this hotel. Thanks for mentioning the bed. We usually receive great comments on those so we will inspect the room you stayed in and change it out. More 

Pasadena
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel is well located in SF - the end/beginning of the cable car line is around the corner and there are lots of great eateries near by. Take a little walk and explore Spinnerie, Dunya, the Cheese Shop on Polk, Flour & Co on Hyde and for the best cookies in the world, walk one block to Cookie Love... More 

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

It is a great location for visiting the city and eating meals or snacks nearby. I'm glad you found the cookie shop, they are so yummy! More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large hotel, but well organised. Staff very helpful. Our room was average but had a good view of the City. Bus and cable car stop outside hotel. The area is OK but not particularly interesting. The hotel restaurant is actually quite good and not too expensive if you choose carefully. The pool and gym are fine. Room... More 

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

Our being organized and helpful is important to us, thank you for saying so. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Holiday Inn is in a great location. Near some good restaurants and bars. We arrived to the hotel a little early and were able to store our bags until we could check in. Irene was very sweet during the check-in process. Since our room wasn't ready we decided to grab a bite to eat then head to Alcatraz since... More 

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

I may be biased, but choosing San Francisco as the destination for your first trip to the west coast was an excellent idea! The city is so easy to see, particularly from this hotel with the cable car stop and various bus lines nearby. I hope your next trip our here will be soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is in a great location for the city, and the room I had was very clean. It was unfortunately next door to the elevator, which was very noisy. Also the staff were not very friendly, even though I arrived after check in time, my room was not ready (which I know can happen) but the receptionist acted put out... More 

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

I can understand your frustration with the room not being ready when you arrived. The front desk staff should have handled that better. I am very sorry about that. More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed 4 nights at this hotel when we visited in July. We had a beautiful 180-degree view of San Francisco from our 25th floor corner room. As always, San Francisco Golden Gate Holiday Inn provided good service and a gorgeous, friendly atmosphere.

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

Thank you for staying with us again. Guests returning is the best compliment we can receive. See you again soon. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second visit to the hotel. Reception and restaurant updated. Staff very efficient and helpful, particularly the concierge when trying to locate our missing luggage after our flight. Buses to Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge can be boarded close to the hotel. Restaurant has a great breakfast buffet and other meals, although not used by many people whilst we... More 

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

Sounds like you have a great stay even while waiting for the airline to find your luggage! I hope you visit us again soon. More 

Leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a bit of a walk from the Bart station at the Civic Centre and not through some of the best areas. However it was quite safe. This is not a centrally located Hotel, but because of a fantastic cable car terminus just yards away this becomes a plus. Just buy a TAP card and you are literally off anywhere... More 

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

It is true, with the cable car and bus stops just steps away, we are a great jumping off point for visiting the city. I will forward your comments about the room being spotless to housekeeping. They enjoy having their efforts appreciated. More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I found out I was staying at a Holiday Inn, I was sort of let down. Normally, I stay at higher end hotels when working. But this was a very nice hotel on par with the Marriotts and Sheratons I'm used to. 1st impression was strong. Nice, modern, sleek lobby with citrus water. In the room, there was a... More 

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

Thank you for your detailed comments. It is good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us even with us even though there were some issues. I have forwarded your comments to the appropriate personnel so those issues that can be addressed, will be. More 

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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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