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Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We would stay here again.Clean rooms, and a friendly staff. Beautiful views of the city. Easy to walk to where you need to go. Easy access to the bus line or cable car. The hotel parking was easy to access. We used the outdoor pool in December. Restaurant in lobby was convenient. Whole foods just a couple of blocks away.... More 

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San Francisco
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for two days and loved the fact that we could walk everywhere. The buzz of the city and the restaurants were wonderful. We found live music and great bars. Union Street has so many wonderful shops.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the hotel. It was clean, modern and quiet. I would recommend this hotel to others. Close by restaurants and shopping areas. The staff was friendly and helpful. Didn't like to pay for parking, but we could leave the car after we checked out for a limited amount of time.

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

Public transportation is easily accessible from the hotel, bus lines and the California Cable car line are right around the corner! More 

New York City, New York
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an upgraded Holiday Inn, feels more like a Marriott property and that's a good thing! Good location for walking, even easy to walk 2 miles to places. Lots of food and drink options around, plus public transportation. Comfortable bed, good shower...what else do you need?

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

It's always a good thing when one is surprised and satisfied with their stay, we hope you visit again! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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43 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for a business meeting. It's a little off the path from the major tourist attractions but still in a good location. Overall, it's a little outdated, but it's a good hotel with a large, spacious room. Decent breakfast buffet.

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

Local attractions are easily accessible thru bus lines and the California Cable Car line right around the corner. More 

Athens, Greece
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38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is very good, the are several nice bars and restaurants located close by as well as the town hall which is beautiful! Apart from that the room was ok the gym was well equipped and the level of service was not bad either. The internet was a bit off and the plumbing could use a renovation. It also... More 

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

Polk St. has a variety of restaurants and bars our guests have enjoyed, definitely worth checking out . More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here while working a local music festival. I was totally surprised at how nice it was. Having never stayed in a Holiday Inn before I had only preconceived notions that it was a budget hotel. I was totally surprised when I found a nice modern lobby, gracious and helpful staff and a modest but totally modern room. The room... More 

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

I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, we do hope to have you again! More 

Melbourne
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73 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed there for 2 nights. Overall not bad. Staff is nice for the most part. Rooms are spacious and clean. View from the room is good and location is quite convenient too. It was a short stay and I could not explore swimming pool etc. Overall highly recommended.

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

The location of our hotel is near to most of the local tourist attractions and having local transportation around the corner makes it easy to reach your destination. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good location and friendly staff. Hotel is older but fairly clean. A facelift would be nice. Lobby is often very crowded and loud. Many conventions are here. Quite a few restaurants in the area both eat-in and delivery. Location is it's redeeming quality.

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

Polk St. has a variety of restaurants that many of our guests have enjoyed. The California Cable Car line is right on the corner of the hotel, making it easy to get around. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time visiting San Francisco and this location was a great choice. We did not want to drive around the city since parking is a hassle so we decided to experience using their public transportation. It was such a great experience and this hotel has convenient access to public transportation specially the Cable Car. Also, the rooms are clean and... More 

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

Driving around can be a hassle and parking prices do add up, so having public transportation easily accessible can help make your trip stress free. The California Cable car line is right at the corner of the hotel and bus (Muni) lines run near as well. More 

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