Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-CIVIC CENTER

3 stars
View map of 50 Eighth St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Hotel Overview

3.6/5

Overall score

82%

Would recommend

Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.6
Downtown San Francisco Hotel Close to Everything Positioned in the exciting SoMa district, Holiday InnĀ® San Francisco Civic Center is minutes away from the citys most popular attractions! Enjoy the convenience of this City by the Bay hotel! Whether in town for business or leisure, youll enjoy quick access to City Hall, the Moscone Convention Center, or visiting the Golden Gate Bridge, Fishermans Wharf or the Orpheum Theatre. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi access, an outdoor, heated pool and sundeck.

Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
General
Pet friendly
Executive level
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Tennis
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Porters
FAX
Overhead projector
White board
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Cribs available
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

Hotel Map

37.7775 -122.4145
Nearby airports
Oakland International Airport, (OAK), 23.00, MI; San Jose International Airport, (SJC), 45.00, MI; San Francisco International Airport, (SFO), 15.00, MI;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • SoMa: 0.3 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.3 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.3 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 0.5 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.7 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.8 mi
  • Union Square: 0.8 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.8 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.9 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.9 mi
  • Japantown: 1 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 1 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 1 mi
  • SoMa: 0.3 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.3 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.3 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 0.5 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.7 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.8 mi
  • Union Square: 0.8 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.8 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.9 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.9 mi
  • Japantown: 1 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 1 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 1 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 1 mi
  • Japan Center: 1 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 1.1 mi
  • Mission Delores: 1.1 mi
  • Mission Dolores: 1.1 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 1.2 mi
  • Mission Cliffs Rock Climbing Center: 1.2 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 1.2 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1.2 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 1.4 mi
  • ATT Park: 1.4 mi
  • Chinatown: 1.4 mi
  • Octagon House: 1.4 mi
  • Ferry Building: 1.7 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.8 mi
  • Haight Ashbury: 1.8 mi
  • Coit Tower: 1.8 mi
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 1.9 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 2 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 2.1 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 2.1 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 2.1 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 2.1 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 2.1 mi
  • Underwater World: 2.1 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 2.1 mi
  • Pier 39: 2.2 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 2.2 mi

Dining

50onEight Restaurant
Restaurant located in the hotel next to the lobby. Serves both breakfast buffett and menu items and dinner menu options. Does not serve lunch.
Sam's Diner
Classic diner honoring it's Theater District location by displaying artwork from famous musicals
Hayes Street Grill
Grilled fish dishes are the specialty at this seafood mainstay near the Symphony, Opera and Ballet
John's Grill
Classic menu in an old school setting with photos of famous past patrons on the wood walls
Ananda Fuara
Spiritual guru Sri Chinmoy is the driving force behind this celebrated vegetarian and vegan eatery

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.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (80)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-CIVIC CENTER

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
80 out of 80
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.6

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
wdean
Business
sacramento
Jan 9, 2015

staff was great--

stay was nice the staff very helpful and friendly---the view wasn`t much but we didnt spent much time in the room----love san fran

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

take muni to golden gate park ---so much to see --on a warm day just sit and poeple watch--don`t miss academy of sciences--worth a trip all by itself--

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
JBolanos
Business
Pittsburg, CA
Jun 30, 2014

No refunds, great homeless population

I accidentally booked the wrong night and could not get a refund even though I cancelled it within a couple of minutes and rebooked the correct room. Plus they charged me an addition $100 for no discernable reason when I checked in. The 1-night room cost me $447.98 (not including the $239 no-refund wrong night). There is also a very large homeless population you have to pass to get in or out of the room. There is a large security presence, but that just makes me dislike it more. Definitely a hotel of last resort.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bennyfresh
Business
San Diego
Jun 19, 2014

Pretty nice hotel but expensive parking.

Make sure to factor in the parking costs, $40 a day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-CIVIC CENTER

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
GeorgePM
Business
Sure York
Feb 4, 2014

Location location

Don't expect a fancy stay but this hotel offers a great location close to busy Market St and the Civic center with its cultural features. Overall a good Holiday Inn.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-CIVIC CENTER

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
catsj
Business
Orange County, CA
Jan 7, 2014

Best Value

The hotel is near the Civic Center Bart stop, which makes it convenient if coming from the SFO airport. The room was spacious and clean. Overall, no complaints!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

It's near Brenda's Soul Food, #1 on Yelp.

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-CIVIC CENTER

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Palm Springs Bear
Business
Palm Springs,CA
Dec 21, 2013

BUSINESS STAY

GREAT STAFF, NICE ROOM, AND CONVENIENT TO EVERYTHING.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
HellaErin
Business
Mendocino County
Dec 16, 2013

awesome night in the city

The hotel was very close to the venue we were going to. The room was clean and the staff were pleasant.It made for a pleasureable stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-CIVIC CENTER

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
That Joyce
Business
Los Angeles, California
Dec 14, 2013

Wouldn't stay there again

My only requirement was a king size bed and late check in which I was assured I would get. Wrong. They made up for it the next day but still disappointed. They didn't have enough hot water most of the time. 1 out of 4 showers/baths only gave 2 minutes of hot water. Restaurant/room service only available for breakfast and dinner. No off hours food available and nothing besides a Subway or Burger King in the vicinity. Not so nice neighborhood.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-CIVIC CENTER

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jemwatso
Business
Castro Valley, California
Dec 8, 2013

Good value

I stayed at this hotel the night before a final exam. While the hotel isn't in the best part of San Francisco, it isn't in the worst either. I walked alone to the hotel from the Muni/BART station that is around the corner in the afternoon, late at night and early in the morning and never felt uncomfortable. From the room, you only heard the normal sirens that you always hear in downtown San Francisco, but never heard any other street noise including the homeless. The elevator requires a key to operate so no one was randomly walking the halls. The hotel staff was friendly at check-in and check-out. Great bar and restaurant as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-CIVIC CENTER

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
jsred119
Business
San Francisco
Oct 31, 2013

Worthless Management. Worst experience of my life

I had booked and paid for my room in full, however, because I had lost my wallet I was denied entry to my hotel room. When I arrived for my reservation I had my booking number, but without my Drivers License I was denied my room. I did have a car rental agreement and a photo ID for "Techshop," a well known local business, but this was not efficient. The manager refused to even speak with me. The person helping me at the front desk kept going into a back room to see the manager but they refused to ever come speak to me. So, I had already paid for a room. I had a photo ID and many other ways to prove i am me. But I couldnt stay in my room. Oh yeah, remember? I lost my wallet! So how do you think I got a new room?! Oh, I COULDNT!!! I was forced to sleep in my rental car!!! worst experience of my life.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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