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Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway
Ranked #76 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
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“Good location good value for SFO”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

got a great rate on line. Hotel its located 1/2 a block from the California cable car line.... if you have a rental car and willing to take a chance park on Pine Street for free after 8 or 9 pm ( verify pls) except for cleaning days Tue-Thus - also verify- pick up your car before 9 am. Hotel parking fee its $40.00. avoid rooms close the ice dispenser.. too much noise. buy your passes at the store/convenience store - 2 lovely helpful ladies. Hotel room is basic but comfortable. I think the hotel needs some updating but ok for just a few days in this busy, fascinating city.

Room Tip: higher floor away for ice machine
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear martytoronto,

Thank you for your comments about the hotel. The two ladies in the gift shop have been here for over 30 years and as you mentioned, they are extremely helpful to our guests. Their intimate knowledge about the city and activities is invaluable. It is also important to note that the hotel will be getting updated beginning December of this year. Hopefully you will have an opportunity to visit us again to see the transformation.
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We stayed just one night here at the end of a two week road trip in order to catch our flight from SFO the next morning. This is a great location downtown, away from the more tourist-overrun areas, but still walking distance to Union Square. The streetcars are nearby, too. The rooms are typical Holiday Inn...nothing spectacular but clean. The staff was friendly, too.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on a higher floor to get the views. And ask for a room where the windows were recentl...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear kyhoma,

It is great to hear you enjoy your stay at the Holiday Inn. We will share you comments with the staff. They strive to offer quality service and cleanliness so it is always good for them to hear that their efforts are being recognized.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

This hotel really has all you need for a comfortable stay, ranging from bed quality, good service, good property maintenance, free internet etc.
The only thing one could desire is the addition of a free basic continental breakfast for the same price

Room Tip: Corner rooms look great... when you can get one!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Luc V
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David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Dear Luc V,

Thank you for all your positive comments. The entire staff make every effort to ensure our guests have a enjoyable and memorable stay. We hope you have an opportunity to visit San Francisco again soon.
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Collingswood, New Jersey
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

I stayed here for 2 nights prior to a conference I was attending. Location is ok- on the corner of Van Ness and California, so MUNI buses and Cable Car are readily available. The room was good-sized but kind of tired. Still it was clean and the bathroom had a good shower. The major problem was I was right next to the elevator banks and it took a while for me to fall asleep due to the noise. The view from my window of Nob Hill was spectacular and it is just around the corner from Polk St, if bar-hopping is your thing. It was a decent place to stay but not especially memorable.

Room Tip: Stay away from the elevators
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Dear kt3,

We truly appreciate your comments. It is great to hear the room was cleaned well, we will let the housekeeper know you thought so. We have had some feedback that the rooms need to be updated. I am excited to mentioned that we will begin renovating in December. If your conference is in the city next year, please stay with us. You will be happy with the result.
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

I was surprised, at the check-out, as they do not give me the final invoice; they told me that the invoice will be sent by "easy to book"; could you explain thay to me. It is the first time that happens in a hotel booked by this system.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Antonio S
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David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Dear Antonio S,

I hope you enjoyed your stay with us. Regarding your final invoice, I believe you made the reservation through Expedia.com. When doing so, you pay them for the room and not the hotel directly. Since they collected the payment from you, only Expedia can supply you with an invoice. The rate is confidential at this end and does not even show up on a guests folio.
I hope this answer helps. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Room service was prompt and extra-courteous; food was fresh, excellent, and prepared exactly as ordered. A wonderful experience. Condition and appearance of room and public areas was fine, with the exception that the a/c unit is programmed so that the blower CANNOT be left on to provide a constant white noise. At the front desk, I explained my desire for white noise in order to assure good sleep quality, and asked whether a portable fan was available that I could use. They checked with housekeeping and engineering, and very cheerfully told me that I was out of luck - basically that they had no interest at all in fulfilling this simple request for a Gold Holiday Inn member paying $700 for a several-night stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Dear RoadWearier,

We are pleased to hear your positive comments regarding the hotel, the excellent quality of our food and the courteous service provided by the room service waiter. He will be happy to read your comment. I am sorry we were unable to supply a white noise machine for your use. This is an interesting request and a great idea.
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights using Priority Club points. It is well situated for the cable car and the room was comfortable. The hotel is a 70s relic and feels like it has not been refurbished since then! The gym was an antique, but it seemed as the hotel was not short of guests. I'm just pleased we didn't have to pay for it. Didn't dare eat anything from there so can't comment on the standard.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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David K, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Dear Youngklaus,

We are happy to hear the room was comfortable and the location of the hotel helped you enjoy your stay in the city. We are pleased to announce that beginning in December of this year, the hotel will begin going through a renovation. We are all very excited about this and how beautiful the hotel will look. If you travel to the city in the future, I am certain you will be impressed with the result.
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Property: Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway
Address: 1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109-4606
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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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#77 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway 3.5*
Number of rooms: 499
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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