$169 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 25, 2015 Check-out: May 26, 2015

Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

3 stars
View map of 1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
146 out of 146
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4
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

3
5.01.0
King Louis
Business
San Francisco, CA
Jul 5, 2012

Worth staying at while in San Francisco.

Holiday Inn Van Ness - Great location. Transportation everywhere. Very clean - hotel staff know their job. If renting a car, best to do it at the sundry-shop in the hotel because this will allow you to park at the hotel for FREE - otherwise it cost $38 per night. Downside: no safety boxes either in the room or available at reception.

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

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lauren in Denver
Business
Denver, CO
Jun 11, 2012

Great location in Nob Hill

The Golden Gateway was a great spot right in the heart of Nob Hill. This location was perfect for exploring this fantastic neighborhood, as well as the surrounding neighborhoods of Chinatown, North Beach & the Financial District. The hotel itself is pretty typical Holiday Inn - three stars is about right. It's clean with pleasant service - and it's a high-rise, so the views are fantastic.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out Toast for breakfast (any day of the week) on Sacramento & Polk. Delicious!

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bail Bond Agent
Business
Riverside, CA
Jun 7, 2012

Overnight Business Trip

Adequate for the business trip. Parking is an extra $34!!!

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Cool spots on polk

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
aws123
Business
pa
May 4, 2012

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good place to stay in prime location of food and trolly

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

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
n.g.
Business
Madison, WI, USA
Apr 29, 2012

A very nice hotel

The staff was extremely helpful and the hotel was really nice. The rooms were large and very comfortable. It was easily accessible to all transportation -all you had to do was walk out the door to catch a bus or cable car to take you where you needed to go or to connect you to another form of transportation to get you someplace. It was well worth staying here.

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

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vanessa Ramirez
Business
El Paso, TX, USA
Apr 23, 2012

Great atmosphere

I love that they offer a restuarant that is open everyday for dinner and for breakfast. The staff is always nice and I enjoy staying at this hotel very much.

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

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nerra
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Icebunny
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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