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InterContinental San Francisco

888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
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    The InterContinental is all around a fantastic hotel. The hotel is only 3 years old, so it feels pretty new, and the rooms are clean. Everyone I met who was part of the staff was highly courteous and attentive. At 2am one morning, I asked Housekeeping for a toothpaste and, expecting the usual 20+ minute wait at most huge hotels, I was shocked when I got a knock on my door 5 minutes later. I received the toothpaste, and the guy left quickly before I could tip him. Nitpicks are towels a little on the prickly side, and a shower I couldn't turn on without having to enter it first (which means I can't completely avoid the first spray of cold water, brr). One of the best things about the Intercontinental is the location. Crazy convenient. It's within walking distance to the Moscone Center and Union Square. Note that parking our car overnight cost $53 per night + tax :O So...the convenient location isn't without a price tag. But in my opinion, this is worth it.

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    This hotel is gorgeous. I came here for a work breakfast event in one of the conference rooms. As I was walking through the lobby, I was greeted and felt genuinely welcomed.

    The food in the conference room was very delicious for a catered/work event. I was pleasantly surprised. I would love to come here for a drink or even to stay one day -- it's super close to the Moscone Center and Union Square.

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    Got this as a conference package hotel. Nice architecture in the public areas and outside. Service was ok. Room was ok. Too many dollars for "ok" - would have expected more.

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    This hotel is beautiful and new and everything about its design is nice and chic. The rooms are pretty standard sized, with standard amenities. The one thing that kept me from giving 5 stars is that the staff is a little OVER vigilant about noise. Which - I guess could be good if you are "a family" or a "serious business person", but if you are younger and looking to socialize a little in your room - then this is not the place for you. The hotel staff knocked and told us we had to kick out our guests even though it was only 10:00pm and we weren't being THAT loud - no music just talking. Also, the location is JUST Inside the more seedier area of SOMA - a quick walk from nice areas but not technically on that nice of a block.

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    The InterContinental has one of San Francisco's newest and best hotel restaurants, Luce. If grappa's more your thing, Bar 888 has a huge collection with a line of gorgeous bottles. Located near San Francisco's convention center, Moscone Center, the hotel is also a quick taxi ride to many of the best unsung restaurants in San Francisco's SoMa (South of Market) district.

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    One of my favorite places to stay in SF... comfortable, nice staff, clean, and great views of the city. A little far from Union Square, but close to all the great SF nightlife.

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    It's interesting that my first experiences with InterContinentals were overseas and I always had this impression that they were high class overseas hotels. It was a nice surprise to find the InterContinental in San Francisco because I knew I could expect a high class experience so similar to what I had been in in other countries.

    One shocker about this place was getting a $50 over night parking bill on my check out. Oh my gosh?????

    If I had known, I probably would have tried to park elsewhere. I've been used to getting $26-30 parking bills, even once $35 in San Francisco, but $50?!

    No thanks. You're already paying an arm and a leg for the hotel, but this adds another leg!

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    If you are traveling to San Francisco, the InterContinental Hotel in Downtown is a great deal. The hotel is new and the rooms are very nice. If I wanted an economical upscale place to stay in one of the most expensive cities in the world. I would stay here.

    Due to its location, the rates offered here are cheaper. Located adjacent to the Moscone Center, the hotel isn't next to anything else. But a two block walk towards union square and you are at the Metreon or all the shopping in Union Square.

    For value and amenities, this place is a strong bang for your buck five star hotel.

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    My girlfriend and I had the pleasure of staying at the InterContinental over New Years Eve weekend. We both enjoyed the views of the city, the exceptional room service, and the modern design.

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    I really like this hotel. It's very elegant but also clean cut & modern.

    Their lobby area is very simple in terms of layout, and they have the restaurant Luce as well as bar situated on the same level.

    You can find some street parking, and luckily after 6PM or Sundays is free, otherwise you'll have to opt for the expensive $50/night parking...

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  • InterContinental San Francisco

    Just attended a wedding reception of a dear old friend here this past weekend. The InterContinental Hotel was an absolute LOVELY place to celebrate a new chapter in their lives---SWANKY!

    Noteworthy:
    - Service.....Dining Staff and Bartenders were absolutely ON TOP OF THEIR GAME! They made everything seamless and extremely fun!
    - Decor....Modern, clean lines....did I mention swanky?
    - Food....We all know wedding food is hit or miss. However, their Salmon may have been one of the best fish dishes I've had at a wedding--EVER! And the Filet was cooked to perfection. VERY hard to do with a large party of 350+

    Off Points:
    - At such a nice spot, one would imagine a "door person" would be there to assist with cabs, etc. Truth be told, I saw him inside several times but not assisting ppl, just leaning against the wall.
    - The groom needed some assistance with his hotel key at the end of the night. When we went downstairs to the front desk for assistance, they were a bit "uppety" about the whole affair--even when he showed his ID. Not very nice when you throw that much moola at a place.

    Overall....If you have a sizable budget, the InterContinental Hotel would be a fabulous place to throw a celebration. And don't forget to invite me :)

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    A great hotel. not the greatest location however. Not too much in walking distance.

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    Exceptional location and staff! No request is too absurd.

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Description

Set in the heart of San Francisco, this hotel is close to Zeum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, as well as Union Square. Additional attractions include Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

Features.
Dining options at InterContinental San Francisco include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna. There is a full service health spa on site. This 4.5 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and limo/town car service. Wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). This San Francisco property has event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include valet parking, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff. This is a smoke free property.

Guestrooms.
There are 550 guestrooms at InterContinental San Francisco. Beds come with premium bedding. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature bathrobes, scales, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In addition

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to complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail. 42 inch plasma televisions have video game consoles and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, electronic check out, electronic/magnetic keys, and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered and guests may request wake up calls. Guestrooms are all non smoking.



Notifications and Fees:

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Valet parking: US$ 60.42 per night
  • Pets: US$ 50 per night
  • Deposit: US$ 200 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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4.5 out of 5
18 members' reviews
2,674 people visited InterContinental San Francisco
Excellent! - 87% of guests recommend
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Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pets Allowed
  • Data Ports
  • TV In Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sauna
  • Voicemail
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • In-House Bar
  • Video Check Out
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Clothing Iron
  • In-House Dining
  • Wake Up Service
  • Coffee & Tea Maker
  • Safe
  • Mini Bar In Room

Reviews Summary

Excellent!2240 reviews across the web.

  • Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
  • Guests say it is the perfect hotel for a city trip.
  • Hotel
    97% thought it was clean.
  • Service
    92% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Room
    92% thought the view was good.
  • Location
    91% liked the proximity to shopping.
  • Hotel Building
    79% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
  • Wellness Area
    Very nice wellness & sports facilities.

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