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Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109 (Nob Hill)
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've been upgraded to a corner room, with great views of San Francisco, so this added to the quality of the stay. But overall, the hotel is good, and the service staff helpful. Even at the restaurant of the hotel, the staff did a great job, and my wife connected well with our waiter. The only minus is the business... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel is quite nice in a good location (near a lot of public transportation). Check in and check out was very quick. Room itself is quite small, but has a nice view (24th floor) and very comfortable bed and pillows (two to choose from - firm and soft). If you are a tea drinker (instead of coffee) - there is... More 

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Canon City, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent four nights at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway recently and were very pleased with our accommodations, Ryan & Douglas were so helpful in helping with tours, cabs and general questions about the area. We had a small glitch with a billing issue and Hwan at the Front Desk and Jeannie in Accounting were exceptional in their remedying the... More 

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Fort Irwin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a inexpensive, yet decent hotel to stay in during our visit to San Francisco. I came across the Holiday Inn, which seemed very nice and reasonably priced. The hotel is easy to find, easy to get to parking garage, friendly staff, and great bar staff. The hotel is very clean, rooms are on the small side... More 

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

It is wonderful to hear we exceeded your expectations. Providing a clean room and a friendly, comfortable atmosphere is important to us. I must agree with you, our breakfast is excellent, especially the variety of options on the breakfast buffet. Please visit us again soon. More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a good stay in this hotel had a room on the 19 th floor. The room was quiet and clean. The hotel isin a great safe location and has a good little bar shame last orders are at 11 and not 12. Concierge very helpful if you are booking with this hotel you can get a stay and park... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments. Providing a clean, comfortable and safe environment for our guests is important to us. Our location is definitely ideal for using public transit to see the city. We hope you have an opportunity to visit us again soon. More 

Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked this hotel - the rooms are clean though a bit small. The location is good to catch the cable car as the terminus is just around the corner. The check in & check out was smooth & the service was more than adequate for the price - this is a good value hotel.

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

I are happy to hear that you liked our hotel. Our associates make every effort to provide good service and a clean comfortable room. More 

Seattle, Washington
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I called at 9:15 PM after I arrived saying that my TV wasn't working (some cables were unplugged but the outlets were locked behind a box). The front desk said they would send someone right away. At 9:30 PM, I call back asking for an ETA. The front desk said she would check but never got back to me. By... More 

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

I can certainly understand your frustration and disappointment with our response. We normally provide better service and did not do so in your case. I sincerely apologize for that. Thank you for letting us know so we can work with our team to prevent this from happening. More 

Auburn, California
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143 reviews 143 reviews
22 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I give 3 Stars if it was what one would expect for a room - it is an average room in San Francisco, Comparable to some of the Marriotts, a bit of an upgrade from the Comfort Inn down the street on Van Ness lobby and restaurant wise - but the rooms about the same. Great location for the Symphony... More 

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

Each of our rooms comes equipped with refrigerators. They are hidden in the desk or bureau. Microwaves can be ordered from Housekeeping for a small fee. I was surprised to hear about the pillows since we provide both softer and harder pillows on all beds. Thank you for your visit. More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice and clean, but small by American standards, hotel rooms. But we mostly used the room for sleeping, so not a big deal. Parking is available, and there are taxis and public transportation available. One of the best things is that a cable car terminus is on the corner, so extremely easy to catch one and get a seat before... More 

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

You've noticed the secret, that this stop on the California Cable Car has no line! That Muni pass is a fantastic idea. It pays for the buses, cables cars, and street cars. Pay once and use it as much as you like. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

the maids are loud... All rooms are loud... The AC unit was humid and never reached below 70 degrees it also rattled all night ... Stay somewhere else... The beds aren't that comfortable ... Not impressed

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

I wish you had a better experience. Thank you for giving us a try. More 

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Address: 1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Nob Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway 3*
Number of rooms: 499
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#83 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
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