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Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway
Ranked #78 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Value for money”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the hotel 3 nights to see San Francisco and enjoy the America's Cup.

The Holiday Inn is a classic 3-star hotel, our room was at the top 5 floor with an excellent view over the city. It was spacious, business-like with a clean, simple bathroom. Breakfast was okay, again in a simple American style. Measured against the high average hotel room prices in September, the Holiday Inn offered good value for money.

All in all a good, centrally located hotel to see all the sights, hop on the nice old trams and enjoy a couple of days in a beautiful city.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Good value and the America’s Cup? Now that’s a combination that can’t be beat. While the race is not returning to SF, I hope you will. Thank you for your review.
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

My wife and myself stayed three nights.
Spacious, modern and clean rooms. Free wifi and mini refrigerator in the room.
We stayed on the 10th floor and had a good view of the city.
Comfortable hotel, had a good night sleep.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
I love to hear when guests enjoy multiple nights with us because you get the chance to see how our entire staff takes care of you. We appreciate your kind remarks. Come back for another good night’s sleep!
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

I am sure every one moans about the extortionate parking charges - but this is just part of being in the area.

We had a high room, but as the windows were so dirty the view was obscured. The noise from the lifts all night was a major annoyance along with the noise from the adjoining rooms. The bathroom was ok along with a good shower - but the noise and windows over shadowed the stay.

The staff we met were generally friendly, but overall it is a very impersonal hotel.

Usually a big fan of Holiday Inn but would not recommend or stay again - they need to up there game on this one.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
A friendly staff is certainly a great start. However, they were clearly not enough to make up for our shortcomings. I wish we had the opportunity to help you move rooms. Another hotel may meet your needs, I sincerely hope that we get another chance to welcome you to San Francisco.
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Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

For a family wedding, several of us booked rooms here as convenient to nuptials site: 6 separate sets of rooms, booked individually. The rooms are very roomy [for San Francisco], clean, very good beds, and the views from the upper rooms are terrific, especially at night. But location is the "selling point", as main public transit is almost at its front door, other stops just up or down the block, and so convenient to many very good eateries within walking distance [see hotel's informal map] as well as Whole Foods and CVS. With refrig in room, extra drinks & snacks were easy to have in room, and avoided rather high priced bar [also very noisy with lobby traffic]. Prices of room & parking were high but for this time of year and location is tolerable [I myself get to SF 3-4x year].

Room Tip: Was told after my stay, that upper rooms ending in 00 had the corner/best views.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
We enjoyed seeing your wedding party coming and going to the various festivities. It looked like a fun group. Thank you for mentioning so many of the great features of this location. See you for the anniversary!
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Augsburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Stayed for 6 nights in this hotel. Good location. Bus stop in front of the house and Cable Car Station just around the corner. We had a stunning view from the 22nd floor.
Staff was very friendly. Room clean and in good shape.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
A 6-night stay is long enough to test our hotel in every aspect. I couldn’t be more pleased that we came out shining. Thank you for choosing us and I hope that we are your summering hotel of choice in the future.
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Baschurch, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Staff very friendly. We stayed in corner room #1900 on 19th floor. City view was amazing. Room very nice and light. In house food a bit pricey though. Best to eat local. Try the Grubstake round the corner!
Nob Hill area Ok but do not stray down into Tender loin. Handy for the Tram service.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Ah the Grubstake, late-night dining at its finest. We benefit from having so many great restaurants nearby. Please come back and let our friendly staff serve you again.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

I stay at this hotel regularly for work. The hotel just went through lobby renovation so it look great, the location is convenient, many restaurants and supermarket in the area. However, the a/c heater unit is old and noisy. But overall is good and I especially love the refrigerator in the room.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Thank you for being a regular guest with us. Your opinion on our new lobby is important to us. The hotel is already well into our project of replacing the A/C units. I expect you will again be please on your next visit.
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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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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Nob Hill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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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