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Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway
Ranked #76 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
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114 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

I just stayed ten days at the hotel , the location is great, plenty of nice restaurants walking distance, you can get to fisher mans wharf in about thirty mins walk, my room was really nice, staff helpful. Laundry facilities were good, cost me 5$ to wash and dry my clothes, gym is adequate and pool looked nice! Weather wasn't warm enough to venture out. There is a lovely park ten mins away where I watched humming birds in the morning .

Room Tip: Room 2020 is great, away from elevator and not facing van ness, so quiet most of the time and a gene...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
It sure sounds like you had a wonderful visit. I am pleased that we were a small part of your great experience. Thank you.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2014

We arrived off a 13 hour flight to be told to go away and come back at three which was check in time, that's ok, we did and then were told to come back at 5. Not good enough!!!!! Complained to manager and we had our room in 5 minutes. Reception desk was so unhelpful and didn't care, manager was lovely. Hotel clean and rooms bright but you have to take transport everywhere. We walked to fisher,and wharf first day then back... Big walk!!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank VICKIGGs
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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
We are lucky that the cable car and buses pickup next to the hotel, making it easy to get around. Although I prefer to walk like you did. I’m concerned about the room situation you experienced. It sounds like we were struggling to get the type of room you requested. Clean rooms are often available, but matching those to the guest needs is the challenging part. I’m sorry that were kept waiting longer than you expected.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2014

Very nice hotel in good location, on bus route, with easy access to Fishermans Wharf and the Piers, and close to the Tram Station. Very nice room, with 2 beds, and a fridge and safe in the room, always useful.

Room Tip: We were on the 11th floor with choice of 5 lifts
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Linda S
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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your memory of the visit. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay, and that transportation made access easy for the major attractions.
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2014

This hotel is currently undergoing a renovation, but the accommodations they have made to make their guest's stay seamless are incredible. I would suggest if you are staying at this hotel request a room on a high floor even numbered that way you get the best view! Julia, the receptionist that checked us in was great, not really a talker, but she got us checked in quickly and efficiently. There was also a huge bus load of people checking in in front of us and all of the agents were moving as swift as gazelles! We will definitely return to this hotel the next time we visit San Fran!

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor and an even room number for the best view of the city!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Thank you for sharing the name of someone who made a positive impact on your visit. She works hard and will be thrilled to hear that you remembered her efforts. Please come back and see us again.
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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2014

It was a nice stay in this hotel, the rooms are clean and comfortable. The cable car is down the corner. You can walk to union square, it's like 15 minutes walk. There is a street full of bar that is back in the hotel , so you can go there too.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
The local Polk Street is indeed a great recommendation for restaurants and bars. We even a have a Whole Foods and Trader Joes nearby! Thank you for staying with us.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Positive: staff, very friendly and helpful.
Negative: walls are paper thin, every step from the guy in the room above me I could hear. Not ideal for a hotel. Old aircon unit sounded like an industrial refrigerator. No room service after hours.

No I would not stay here again.

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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1 Thank Mishmash010
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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
We have created a list of late night dining suggestions for that very reason. For both delivery and takeout, the Front Desk has a handout that includes cuisine, phone number, and hours. Restaurants that close early did not make the list. Thank you for the feedback.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2014

There are lots of can passing noises and people talking or laughing from outside of the roads that you will hear in the room even though I stayed in 12 floor. So if you have shallow sleep, it's highly possible that you will be annoyed by all those sounds. However, staff is nice helpful. There are buses stop near by and couples of restaurants just around the corner. The neighbourhood is quite safe. Wholefood and Trader Joe's are just few minutes walk.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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2 Thank Joyce S
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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
A helpful and friendly staff is critical in my opinion. We appreciate your business and your comments. Thank you.
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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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