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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for four nights on arrival from Uk at the start of North California tour. There is no wow factor on arrival, either in the public areas or in the room, which is dated. However, everything was well maintained and spotless. The room was good - we had paid for a city view, high room and the view... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
42 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelling as part of a tour group, we arrived here later than anticipated as the flight from the UK was delayed, as was the bus that was collecting us from the airport. Fortunately, the hotel staff were well prepared and so getting to our rooms was relatively easy, although the luggage took a long while to arrive. This hotel has... More

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

Thank you for your recommendation. You’re right about the renovation. Our rooms were completed last year. The fitness room overlooking the pool, as well as the lobby, restaurant and bar were completed just a few weeks ago. I can’t wait until you return to enjoy the new space. More

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the hotel 3 nights to see San Francisco and enjoy the America's Cup. The Holiday Inn is a classic 3-star hotel, our room was at the top 5 floor with an excellent view over the city. It was spacious, business-like with a clean, simple bathroom. Breakfast was okay, again in a simple American style. Measured against the... More

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

Good value and the America’s Cup? Now that’s a combination that can’t be beat. While the race is not returning to SF, I hope you will. Thank you for your review. More

Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and myself stayed three nights. Spacious, modern and clean rooms. Free wifi and mini refrigerator in the room. We stayed on the 10th floor and had a good view of the city. Comfortable hotel, had a good night sleep.

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

I love to hear when guests enjoy multiple nights with us because you get the chance to see how our entire staff takes care of you. We appreciate your kind remarks. Come back for another good night’s sleep! More

Winchester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am sure every one moans about the extortionate parking charges - but this is just part of being in the area. We had a high room, but as the windows were so dirty the view was obscured. The noise from the lifts all night was a major annoyance along with the noise from the adjoining rooms. The bathroom was... More

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

A friendly staff is certainly a great start. However, they were clearly not enough to make up for our shortcomings. I wish we had the opportunity to help you move rooms. Another hotel may meet your needs, I sincerely hope that we get another chance to welcome you to San Francisco. More

Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a family wedding, several of us booked rooms here as convenient to nuptials site: 6 separate sets of rooms, booked individually. The rooms are very roomy [for San Francisco], clean, very good beds, and the views from the upper rooms are terrific, especially at night. But location is the "selling point", as main public transit is almost at its... More

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

We enjoyed seeing your wedding party coming and going to the various festivities. It looked like a fun group. Thank you for mentioning so many of the great features of this location. See you for the anniversary! More

Augsburg, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 6 nights in this hotel. Good location. Bus stop in front of the house and Cable Car Station just around the corner. We had a stunning view from the 22nd floor. Staff was very friendly. Room clean and in good shape.

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

A 6-night stay is long enough to test our hotel in every aspect. I couldn’t be more pleased that we came out shining. Thank you for choosing us and I hope that we are your summering hotel of choice in the future. More

Baschurch, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff very friendly. We stayed in corner room #1900 on 19th floor. City view was amazing. Room very nice and light. In house food a bit pricey though. Best to eat local. Try the Grubstake round the corner! Nob Hill area Ok but do not stray down into Tender loin. Handy for the Tram service.

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

Ah the Grubstake, late-night dining at its finest. We benefit from having so many great restaurants nearby. Please come back and let our friendly staff serve you again. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stay at this hotel regularly for work. The hotel just went through lobby renovation so it look great, the location is convenient, many restaurants and supermarket in the area. However, the a/c heater unit is old and noisy. But overall is good and I especially love the refrigerator in the room.

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

Thank you for being a regular guest with us. Your opinion on our new lobby is important to us. The hotel is already well into our project of replacing the A/C units. I expect you will again be please on your next visit. More

Skørping, Denmark
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with my family for 3 days. We liked the room because it's sufficiently large with with four occupants and it has all the conveniences usually found in better hotels. We particularly liked also the concierge desk and the staff there as they were both very helpful and knowledgeable. Breakfast was not included, but the buffet in the restaurant... More

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

It’s reassuring to be compared to better hotels. By that I mean we want to be better than the competition, and outstanding for you. Thank you for mentioning the helpful and knowledgeable staff. Please come again. 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*
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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 
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