$216 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Oct 3, 2014 Check-out: Oct 5, 2014

Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

3 stars
1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
129 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 Inn® 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.

Hotel Map

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

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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
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

Nearby points of interest

  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.3 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 0.3 mi
  • Nob Hill: 0.4 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
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.3 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 0.3 mi
  • Nob Hill: 0.4 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

Dining

Cafe Marlette
Full American Breakfast buffet and California cuisine for lunch and dinner. Fresh handmade pizza served in restaurant, room service and lounge.
Interlude Bar and Grille
American Cuisine. Opens from 4:30pm to 11:30pm

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 (129)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
129 out of 129
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

4
5.01.0
Nerra
Boston, MA, USA
Apr 13, 2012

Comfortable stay in San Fran

I was only in San Francisco for 2 1/2 days and this was a great spot to stay. It was on a direct bus route to the Wharf, direct access to the cable car and right down the street from the Herbst Theater where I was going for a show. Very nice staff and room was average but comfortable and I had a great view of the city.

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

5
5.01.0
Icebunny
Virginia
Mar 5, 2012

Great Location

A great location for cable cars and buses. A coffee shop right next door that opens at 5:30am. The area is very clean and feels pretty safe. A lot of homeless in SF but the hotel keeps them moving along at all hours. No benches/seating for smokers outside because of the homeless, but it is a very nice sheltered area. The gift shop has great hours, open till 10pm, they sell transport tickets and are very helpful with local events and locations. The front desk staff is VERY friendly and helpful. On our first trip the beds were SO comfy, our last trip, not so much. I guess it depends on the room. Try to get above the 7th floor because of traffic noise. All in all, I will return to this hotel and recommend everyone give it a try. Also, airport shuttle service is great for this location and there is usually a taxi waiting out front, if not, it will be by momentarily. East side views are great. There's a small grocery and nice italian house on the back side (block).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Cable Cars at the intersection of Cal. & Van Ness, goes to all points for cable car transfer. Buy tickets (3 or 1 day) in gift shop. HUGH savings.

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Drchito
Louisville, KY, USA
Jan 6, 2012

terrible internet service

Service at cafeteria (breakfast) was very slow, and didn't provide buffet as advertised. Wifi connection was terrible, extremely slow and stopped constantly. Parking in the hotel was very expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Muir beach and Muir woods were excellent places to visit.

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
clevermonkey
Dix Hills, NY, USA
Jan 2, 2012

regular ol' hotel

Nothing special. Had what you'd expect. Wifi was just a little bit flaky, but complimentary. Staff was sometimes curt, and refused to be flexible about an accidental $15 movie charge. No breakfast. I doubt my wife will go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mits
Syracuse, NY, USA
Jan 2, 2012

family vacation

The location of hotel is good. Staff is cooperative and agreed for early check-in. There was no microwave in the room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NYE 2011
San Jose, CA
Jan 2, 2012

New Year's Eve

Nice friendly staff and great location for its price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chefparty
Laguna Niguel, CA, USA
Jan 2, 2012

Nice NYE Vacation--Lousy Concierge

We came in for NYE weekend, and were very happy with the front desk, room, liked the parking being onsite. Beds very comfy and got a great night's sleep each night. One thumbs down aspect that I have to mention--the "concierge" in the gift shop...although very eager to help, had NO IDEA about nightlife for NYE. C'mon, folks, if you are going to be SOLD OUT for NYE, dontcha think you should have concierge services that are prepared? Spent WAYYYY too long over 2 days with them browsing Google with slow internet for ideas. One gal had lived in SF all her life and had never ever gone to a club, had to call her boss on her cellphone to ask what to look up on the internet. Gave us the wrong address to first club and we ended up in the bad part of town. Like I said, LOUSY concierge. What a joke. In the end, we did our own research and found our own way. Hotel room good overall.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

North Beach--Calzone's. Fisherman's Wharf--Nick's Seafood. Sausalito--Salsalito Taco Shop

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Joon Kiti
New York, NY, USA
Dec 7, 2011

Great service

Service was really good and great location. Great price

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Xaviashley
Newport Beach, CA, USA
Sep 6, 2011

Holiday Inn - SF Van Ness/101

Good location just next to the California line, so v easy access to China Town & financial district. Room was a decent size & clean etc. Been to SF lots of times and stayed in most of the perceived better hotels and this one stood up well against the ore expensive ones

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Redding, CA
Jun 24, 2011

Great Location

Good location and good price. Ask to be placed somewhere other than near the elevators. Beds are too soft but otherwise ok. Avoid breakfast buffet go to "Toast" one block away. Parking $38 plus tax - if you don't need in and out access you can park for $20 less than one block away. Outdoor pool is heated.

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