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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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Ranked #89 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have heard so many complaints about this hotel being noisy and being a pet hotel my friends said that you could hear dogs barking at night. One of my co-workers didn't even have curtains in his room! And one heard someone playing a flute. Today I'm brave enough to try out this hotel and yes it is noisy. I... More

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Karachi
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in San Francisco in March for vacations and chose to stay at Holiday Inn. Although quite a few hours I had spent finding the best option while I was planning my holidays but we found Holiday Inn to be one of the best choices that we had made. The hotel is centrally located with lots of eating out... More

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

You’re absolutely right about that manager, Ru, if I do say so myself. Thank you for sharing all of the wonderful elements that made this visit so special for you. I look forward to your next trip to S.F! More

West Sussex
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a review of the HOLIDAY INN GOLDEN GATEWAY HOTEL, located at VAN NESS AVENUE, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA USA. I booked a double room in this hotel for myself and my family who were travelling with me. The reservation was made via BOOKING.COM and we asked for and got a double room with two double beds in it. The... More

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

Tremendous explanation of every detail! Thank you for taking the time to mention your positive experience with Mr. Baker, the gift shop lady, and the manager. Your thoughtfulness is truly appreciated. More

Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thi hotel has a great location - you can go at any direction from here and find something interesting to observe. Also there is a big variety of restaraunts and cafe in different price range so everyone can find the option that fit for them. he staff was pretty friendly too. The room has a new equipment and was pretty... More

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

We also enjoy having so many great dining choices near the hotel. It’s one of the aspects that makes San Francisco so special. I understand the frustration with those keys. We intentionally use that system because it provides a measure of security that we could not otherwise offer. Only guests with keys can operate the elevators. Thank you for staying... More

Hanoi, Vietnam
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38 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You probably are familiar with the Holiday Inn chain if you've done any traveling in the U.S. Their San Francisco "Golden Gateway" hotel is definitely above average in terms of Holiday Inn's that I've stayed at. The rooms are standard, but clean and actually spacious (gasp). I found the hotel to be crowded when I was there (when is SF... More

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

Location, location, location. We are ideally suited for seeing so much of what the city has to offer. I am thrilled that it worked so well for you. Although I would have preferred to earn raving reviews, I suppose being better than 1,000 others will just have to do for now. Please give us another chance on your next visit. More

Perth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

had 1 night stay here. great location with plenty of eateries around the area. had some fantastic thai around the corner. room was very small, parking was expensive but I understand it was in the middle of san fran. staff were courteous and welcoming. would stay again for the right price.

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

You make a good point about the price. Although the location might be perfect and the staff courteous, it still takes a good deal to seal the deal. Thank you for giving us a chance. More

Cornwall, UK.
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel in May 2013, the hotel was clean but basic, but was in a good location with the cable cars right outside to hop on, and also a bus stop. It is a short walk down the hill to china town and fishermans wharf. The rooms were clean but they need to put in new windows... More

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

Thank you for your review about the location, room cleanliness, and windows. I hope the price meets your needs again in the future so that we may welcome you back again. More

London, England
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for 2 nights in April. I have stayed in better Holiday Inn's and was slightly disappointed with the services provided (or not). The decor is very dated and needs updating. Hotel staff were polite and friendly which is always a good thing. The only saving grace about the location of the hotel is the cable car on... More

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

It sounds like you enjoyed the polite staff, clean rooms, lovely views, and nearby cable car. Hopefully you will join us again in the near future as we open our new restaurant, bar, and lobby. Thank you. More

Johns Creek, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, clean and fresh room. Got a room for 170 which is great for the area. Nothing to complain about at all in the location. Public transport, restaurants and a great walk are all closed by.Very pleasantly surprised. Hotel was crowded but that is a reflection of the value I believe

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

Value is such an important element of a rewarding stay. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on our clean and fresh rooms. The staff is working hard for just this kind of review. More

Lorton, Virginia
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9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is undergoing renovation and I must have been in one of the renovated rooms. The room was nice, had a great view of the San Francisco skyline and was centrally located near a bunch of restaurant choices. Not to far to the wharf or golden gate park. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful.

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

It’s so rewarding on our end to hear that the staff were friendly and helpful. Thank you for mentioning the great location for restaurants and sightseeing. More

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway

Also Known As:
Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway Hotel
Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway Hotel San Francisco
Holiday Inn San Francisco
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
San Francisco Holiday Inn
Address: 1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Nob Hill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#81 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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