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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Holiday Inn was fairly nice inside and the rooms appear to have been through a partial refit fairly recently. As such, they were well appointed to a high standard. The bed was comfy and there was a fridge, safe and coffee machine in the room. Our room on the 12th floor had good views although was pretty noisy as... More

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

We sure appreciate your visit and the recognition of the comfy beds and good views. While San Francisco in general has many people living on the streets, our area is quite safe. Some guests do prefer to stay near one of the main attractions in the city. We think this hotel is in a perfect spot, ideally situated between all... More

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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked one night here on a college tour with my daughter and two of her friends. Had a nice room with a great view on the 23rd floor. Clean and comfotable, but somewhat small. The bathroom was very small and we had to take turns getting ready with only enough space of one person. There is a mirror near an... More

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

Thank you picking us! I’m thrilled that you, your daughter, and her friends enjoyed San Francisco and staying in our hotel. See you again soon! More

Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is indeed a great location, centrally located and right around the corner from the cable car line. Although the outside of the hotel is somewhat dated, the inside has been completely redone and is very welcoming. Our room was spacious, comfortable, and quiet. But the best thing about our stay was the staff. They were so welcoming and friendly,... More

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

Now that’s good news. Thank you for sharing the great experience you had with our staff. I couldn’t agree with you more on this review. More

Kings Park, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very large hotel with a lot of traffic coming and going. Location was good for us it was in a relatively quiet area of the city with lots of mass transit available to get to all the tourist areas and sights we wanted to visit. Forget about bringing your bathing suits the pool is outdoor on the... More

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

Your comment on the mass transit nearby is spot on. The Tour and Travel desk even offer Muni Passes that cover cable cars, buses, and the old fashioned street cars on the Embarcadero. Since you mentioned the pool, we keep it at 82 degrees. Thank you for staying with us. More

Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed in room 713 three nights from July 11th.This is a top class hotel with everything in its favour.The rooms are clean and tidy with modern furniture and excellent bathing facilities,The staff are very professional and obliging.This hotel was the best I stayed in during my 17 days in western US.At the terminus of the cable cars with a convenience... More

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

We certainly appreciate your glowing recommendation. I’m particularly excited about how well the staff took care of you and your room. You’re welcome back anytime! More

York, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is on California Street and at the end of the Cable Car line linking the Hotel with the shopping areas and financial district. Large rooms and cleanliness good. Our room faced Van Ness Ave so did not have great view of the city which we had hoped for. Good whole food store a couple of blocks away where... More

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

Large, clean rooms can make a visit relaxing, especially when you don’t have far to go for great food and drink choices. Thank you for the recommendations and review. More

Whittier, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here 4th of July weekend, 25th floor grand view suite - with a fabulous view. Room furniture was VERY outdated something from the 60's "modern" look. Not warm and cozy chairs or couch like advertised. Old dingy carpet, felt like people walked barefoot with wet feet and it was only vacuumed and not cleaned. Very comfortable pillows, linens were... More

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

To be honest, I’m confused about the title of the review and your comments regarding your fabulous view. In any case, all 500 rooms will not have the same view and the marketing team always uses the ones from the best suites, don’t they? Thank you for giving us a chance. I hope to see you again. More

Wilmington, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 5 nights. POS: Centrally located (bus stop and cable car stop very close), clean room, good service. We got a 21th floor room facing Van Ness, although you can hear the street noise, the view is spectacular 6 quick elevators make your stay nicer, we never waited for it. Front desk is very friendly and helpful Nice breakfast... More

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

Thank you for listing both pros and cons for our hotel. It provides us a good balance of knowing what is going well and what needs improvement. I’m thrilled that we helped make your stay more enjoyable. More

Stockholm, Sweden
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean and centrally located Hotel in San Francisco. Helpful guest advisor who managed to fix tickets to Alcatraz with few Days notice (package with round trip bus. Good breakfast and nice view from room (we stayed at 18th floor).

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

We sure appreciate your visit. The Concierge (Guest Advisor) will be thrilled to hear that everything worked out well for you. Take care. More

Bursledon,Southampton
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for two nights as part of a tour. The location is good very easy to get on tram system to get around the city. The rooms are large and very clean. Wifi in all rooms but it could cut out at times. Large flat screen TV's in the room, hair dryer and very comfortable beds and pillows. Would... More

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

Thank you for your recommendation. Guest referrals are important to us. Hopefully your tour group will return soon. 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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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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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