Rate based on Check-in: Nov 23, 2014 Check-out: Nov 26, 2014

Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

3 stars
1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
130 reviews
Bang for your buck.

The Golden Gate Holiday Inn far surpassed my expectations. The hotel manager upgraded me to a grand... See full review

  • krystleanne
  • Mar 19, 2014
family get away

we booked two rooms for 4 of us on Nov 11,12,13, 2013. The rooms were great. Very clean.... See full review

  • kikki's mom
  • Nov 18, 2013
Enjoy Staying at San Francisco Hotel's Ideal Location Holiday InnĀ® Golden Gateway is a full-service conference hotel in downtown San Francisco centered between Nob Hill, Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge and Pacific Heights, an oasis for corporate and leisure travelers offering the "True San Francisco Experience." Rising 26 stories with 496 guestrooms starting on the 6th floor, each offers outstanding city or bay views. On-site heated outdoor pool, 24-hour business center and fitness center, guest laundry, dry-cleaning services, R-O-H Bar and Restaurant including room service starting at 5pm. Over 100 restaurants within walking distance as well. Historic cable cars are located on California Street, just steps from the hotel, providing easy access to Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, Embarcadero, Financial District and Chinatown. Attractions minutes from the hotel include Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, beautiful Golden Gate Park, Moscone Convention Center and Yerba Buena Gardens. Depending on the season, you can also plan to take in a 49ers or Giants game at AT&T park. Our conference hotel features more than 18,000 sq ft of flexible meeting space including our two Ballrooms. We can accommodate groups and meetings from 10 to 450 people for business or social events. On-site audio/visual and conference services are available.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Executive level
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Porters
FAX
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
White board
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
In room movies
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

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Hotel Map

37.7894 -122.4221
Nearby airports
Oakland International, (OAK), 20.00, MI; San Francisco International, (SFO), 13.00, MI;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.3 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 0.3 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.4 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 0.4 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Japantown: 0.5 mi
  • Japan Center: 0.5 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.7 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 0.7 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.8 mi
  • Union Square: 0.8 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.3 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 0.3 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.4 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 0.4 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Japantown: 0.5 mi
  • Japan Center: 0.5 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.7 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 0.7 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.8 mi
  • Union Square: 0.8 mi
  • Lombard Street: 0.8 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.9 mi
  • Chinatown: 1 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 1 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 1.1 mi
  • SoMa: 1.1 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 1.1 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 1.1 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.1 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 1.2 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 1.2 mi
  • Moscone Center: 1.2 mi
  • Coit Tower: 1.3 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.3 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 1.3 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.4 mi
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 1.4 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.4 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.4 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.5 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.5 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.5 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.5 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.5 mi
  • Ferry Building: 1.6 mi
  • Palace of Fine Arts: 1.7 mi
  • Lands End: 1.7 mi
  • Mission Dolores: 1.7 mi
  • Exploratorium: 1.8 mi

Dining

R.O.H
R.O.H features the best local and international craft draft beer, cutting edge wine on tap from Napa and Sonoma and a full selection of the finest spirits. Enjoy beer and wine flights paired with small plates designed for sharing. The menu will also feat
The Pour House
Wine Bar

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Guest Reviews (130)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
130 out of 130
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.7

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Steve1400
Business
Clearwater, Florida
Oct 19, 2014

needs attention

stayed two nights. Checked in, girl did not welcome me but asked for my drivers license and credit card. Did not clean my room even though I left for the day by 10 AM. Hotel is in need of a facelift.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Working hard travel dad
Business
Orange County, California
Jul 27, 2014

No special treatment

Very small room, at the end of a long hall. Not very friendly welcome. Very expansive. Will not go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
krystleanne
Business
Tahoe City, CA
Mar 19, 2014

Bang for your buck.

The Golden Gate Holiday Inn far surpassed my expectations. The hotel manager upgraded me to a grand view room on the 25th floor for free as a birthday gift. We received excellent treatment by staff the entire stay. The room was clean and comfortable, with stunning views of the city. The 6th floor outdoor pool has great views as well. There are many great restaurants with in walking distance as well as public transportation stops to take you where you need to go. I will be staying here on all future SF trips. Parking is a bit pricey (45/day) but in a secure garage attached to the hotel with in/out privileges, it was worth it in our opinion. There are cheaper garages in the area as well. Highly recommended this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
New Parents 2013
Business
Pleasant Hill, California
Feb 13, 2014

7th Floor overlooking the nasty top of another building

I planned a one-day romantic getaway for my wife and I. My wife's mom had agreed to watch our our 5 month old baby over night so we could get away to the city to celebrate our anniversary / Valentine's day. It was our first time to be together, just the two of us, in a while. We arrived at the hotel which seemed very nice and what I would expect from a Holiday Inn. We had picked this hotel above a boutique hotel just for the security of knowing what we were getting and since the photos provided depicted large windows and stellar views, we felt excited! The room was on the 7th floor of a 20 something floor hotel and I assumed I might get a view of the street or maybe some other buildings surrounding the hotel but I was stuck with a view of the top of another building that was seemed dirty and nasty. Not the romantic getaway I had planned but it served its purpose I suppose. I don't think I will stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

It is easy to get to this hotel by cable car. You can use the cable car line to travel from the hotel to Pier 39 and Fisherman's wharf as well.

Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JTAS
Business
New York
Feb 6, 2014

Vacation

Clean. High Floor not too noisy, straightforward. Location is good nearby a tram.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Mr. Jeoung
Business
Korea
Jan 15, 2014

Parking $42, Call to Canada 3min $21

everything too expensive $42 Parking for one day. 3Min call to Canada - $21

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tim LA SF
Business
Los Angeles
Dec 2, 2013

Good Hotel, Good Location

This hotel is centrally located to all parts of San Francisco. Clean, nice staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Visit the districts of SF, not just Fisherman's Wharf.

Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
kikki's mom
Business
Amherstburg, Ontario
Nov 18, 2013

family get away

we booked two rooms for 4 of us on Nov 11,12,13, 2013. The rooms were great. Very clean. Housekeeping was great. Concierge helped us book tickets to attractions. Cabs were always waiting out front. The only thing was no breakfast included with the room like at most other Holiday Inns I've stayed at. Breakfast buffet in dining room was fairly expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

Bennihannah's in Japan town was entertaining and delicious . About a 10-15 minute walk from hotel

Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
country teacher
Business
Wyoming
Nov 17, 2013

Perfect location for downtown business

The staff was courteous, friendly and helpful. The room was good-sized with large windows with a beautiful view of the city. I could see the Bay. In room safes were large enough to store a computer or two and other valuables. I arrived a few hours early and they allowed an early check in at no cost. If I come to San Fran again I will definitely consider reservations here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

There are grocery stores within a block or two and a Walgreens a block and 1/2 away. Anything you need is within walking distance. Just be aware of surroundings.

Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Babesheng
Business
Toms River,NJ
Nov 16, 2013

"Vacation getaway"

Julie from the front desk very helpful... When we arrived @ the hotel our room wasn't ready yet but she gave us another room w/ a great view of the city. The hotel is clean and accessible to everything ( cable cars, bus stops, etc.) Will definitely recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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