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Holiday Inn Golden Gateway

1500 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94109
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  • 74%
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    Lawrence Lam
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    A Holiday Inn is a no-nonsense hotel, no surprises but this is a pretty awesome place for any SF visitor. It's right on the Van Ness/California intersection which means that you can hop on a cable car right outside the hotel or take a bus down toward City Hall. The views of the city skyline are amazing and the wi-fi is free. On top of all that, if you need to a rent a car, a City-Rent-a-Car can be booked from the hotel gift shop and they've got awesome car rental rates. Moreover you can park that car at your hotel making it really handy. Getting around SF couldn't be any easier from this starting point.

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    Keane
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    4 Sep 12, 2012

    When I was a kid, I didn't like this hotel. It was a symbol of how dark and gritty Van Ness seemed to me. This was 20 years ago.

    Today, the hotel is new and Van Ness is bustling with activity (if it was like this before, I really can't recall). The Holiday Inn Golden Gate sits conveniently near the 49 and 47 lines which take travelers to the following: Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, Caltrain, AT&T Park, the Mission, Civic Center and more. Additionally, the hotel sits just a block away from Polk Street, where several of my favorite bars in the city sit.

    The staff are really friendly. Several of them have worked here for over two decades. If you really want to know about San Francisco, talk to these folks.

    Finally, the bed is wonderful. They include two types of pillows, labeled by firmness. Combined with the great views, it's wholly comforting.

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  • Holiday Inn Golden GatewayPro 2014
    Nanda Lacerda
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    4 Sep 13, 2012

    Great location! Convenient area with coffee shops, stores, drugstore and restaurants. Access to cable car line or a short walk to the Powell line.

    Staff were very helpful, friendly and approachable. The room was confortable, cozy and clean. High floor rooms have a beautiful view of SF.

    Just parking was way too expensive, that's my only complain.

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    Yvonne Connell
    4 Aug 08, 2012

    We stayed in the holiday inn San Francisco, after a big mix up with our vouchers with best flights that organized our booking, and arriving in San Fran , only to find out that we were not booked in on that date, and left sitting in the foyer for many hours until afternoon shift came on , and after they got sick of us sitting on foyer waiting for Perth just flights to open up due to time difference, we were taken in to a room and told to fix problem up the next day, the hotel did turn out to be a very nice hotel too stay in even though I do give them four stars I feel on arrival the way we were treated was not even worth one star.

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  • Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
    Derek F.
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Get a bottle of champagne, a blanket, some lovely hors d'ouvres. Take the elevator to the top floor. Head left. Get to the end of the hallway to the emergency exit. Open the door. Go up up up. Get to the roof. Once on the roof you will see a big square box (elevator shaft) with a ladder. Head up that ladder. Lay the blanket down, light a candle, and enjoy the view of the entire Bay Area. Tell the one you're with you love them. Rejoice.

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  • Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
    Nir Szilágyi
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    4 Jan 01, 2012
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Description

Located along Van Ness, a major avenue passing through San Francisco, Holiday Inn Golden Gate sits geographically between Nob Hill to the east and Pacific Heights to the west, and Civic Center to the south and Fisherman's Wharf to the north. The bars and restaurants of Polk Gulch are just a block away providing a multitude of nightlife options.

Features:
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway includes 499 ... read more
rooms across 26 floors. An observation area at the top floor offers views of the entire city. A restaurant and sports bar are located on premises. A business center and gym are located in the lower level. A gift shop by the lobby offers San Francisco items, including local sports merchandise.

Guestrooms:
Each of the rooms includes a coffeemaker, Bath & Body Works toiletries, an ironing board and complimentary wireless Internet. Flat-screen televisions include video games. Beds include pillows of various firmness, clearly labeled. Pet-friendly rooms are available as well.

Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pets Allowed

Reviews Summary

Good!1437 reviews across the web.

  • Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
  • Room
    97% thought the view was good.
  • Location
    94% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
  • Hotel
    91% thought it was clean.
  • Service
    86% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Hotel Building
    For 53%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard.
  • Food
    52% found the breakfast to be acceptable.

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