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Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway

3.5 of 5
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1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
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San Mateo, California
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location of this hotel is superb. Who wouldn't want to stay right in Fisherman's Warf? But, the place needs a SERIOUS makeover. Smelly, OLD, and worn out. Lumpy bed. Really, the price was just for the location. nuf said?

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

I am sorry the hotel did not meet your expectations. I believe you may have left this review for the wrong hotel. This is the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway on Van Ness Blvd in lower Nob Hill. There is the Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf and the Holiday Inn Express Fisherman's Wharf, possibly it was one of those two was where... More 

Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel has a good city view (from the higher floors). The layout atypical for a HI and that was a pleasant surprise. If using public transportation this location is great - right on the bus line and cable car too. Lots of restaurants in walking vicinity. We walked at night with our teenagers and felt very safe. I'd recommend this... More 

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

Thank you for recommending us. As you described, we are well located for visiting the city. Our recent renovation has turned the hotel into a very special Holiday Inn. More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with 3 friends. Picked this hotel because it's a short walk from Fisherman's Wharf and I wanted something central. The hotel itself is super clean and the staff is above average. Got here late on a Friday night because I drove up from Carmel so the hotel was booked. I didn't get the room I requested (2 double... More 

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

I am happy to hear you had a great stay with us. Our associates really do enjoy helping guests have a memorable stay. It sounds like we did so in your case. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location was okay a bit far from the centre ,great views from hotel room.The breakfast buffet was good but was not included in price.The only thing negative thing i would say was the parking,too expensive $120 for 3 nights !!!

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

I am please you had a nice stay. I can certainly understand your disappointment with the cost of parking. Even though the hotel has one of the lowest hotel parking rates in the city, it can come as quite a shock if you did not know about it beforehand. The greatest benefit is we offer secure indoor parking with 24... More 

San Francisco, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night. One of the less expensive options in the area. Very clean and comfortable. The staff are very friendly. Paid parking available. They have a restaurant and pool available which I did not have the opportunity to use, so I will not review those. The room was very clean with a comfortable bed and basic amenities. Small refrigerator... More 

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

Thank you for your positive review. I hope you stay with us again. I would like your next stay to be an excellent experience. David K Director of Rooms More 

orlando
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was on 23rd floor city views and a side view of the Bay. Convenient location bus line and trolly right down the street. Two double beds very comfortable and clean. Small refrigerator which came in handy to store our water for the week. Room service was excellent and fast. Restaurant was ok the pizza was great. Housekeeping did... More 

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

Thank you for the detailed and positive comments. Your patience with the construction is appreciated. It was necessary but we understand it can be disruptive. We did our best to minimize the impact. Please come back again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night passing through Front desk staff were great! Clean, nice rooms. New had 2 double beds which are noticeably smaller than queen size but comfortable. Enjoyed the outdoor pool which was very clean. Fitness room also nice. Would definitely stay again and got a corp rate less than $200 per night, plus $40 parking. AAA discount was $210.

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

Your positive comments regarding the front desk staff is very welcome. A stay in San Francisco in a great location and services at a great price is excellent. I am glad we you enjoyed your stay. More 

Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent our 50th Wedding Anniversary in the Golden Gateway, what a result. The room was perfect with a panoramic view over San Francisco. The outer wall of the room was all window giving the occupants the view of a lifetime. We lay on the bed enjoying the view whilst sipping the Champaign that was supplied by Titan Tours as a... More 

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

Enjoying such a special occasion while traveling can be difficult. I am happy that the hotel and Titan tours were able to help make that a memorable experience. Sipping champagne while enjoying the view sounds so perfect. More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was the perfect choice for our romantic getaway weekend. Great value. Modern furnishings. Helpful staff. Convenient location. Our room was on a corner of the building with views on two sides: of downtown skyline and the marina and bay to the north. We sat looking out for two hours upon arrival! The bed was extremely comfortable, and the... More 

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

I cannot imagine a better reason to visit San Francisco than for a romantic weekend. The corner king room is the perfect choice to enhance that experience. Thank you for choosing us for this special occasion. More 

Rosemere, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reception was very good, the room was confortable and clean, the location is good, there is a nice gym and the Wi-fi was free. The only negative thing is that you have to pay for the parking and the restaurants were not very interesting and they were expensive

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

It is good you had an opportunity to experience and enjoy many of our services. The city view from the health club is quite a pleasant surprise. Please visit us again soon. More 

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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