$104 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 6, 2015 Check-out: Jan 9, 2015

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 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.

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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
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

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.

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 (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

4
5.01.0
yankeefan1
Business
newark,nj
Nov 15, 2009

great getaway

great trip !!! alot of sight seeing and great dining

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

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Phoenix AZ
Sep 28, 2009

Highly Recommended

Stayed here 3 nights. Hotel and rooms are in very good quality - quiet and clean. No complaints whatsoever. Courteous staff. Location worked out excellent for me. Bus and Tram lines are within 1-2 blocks away.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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
go dodgers
Business
los angeles,ca
Sep 14, 2009

san francisco

slept showered and hit the town 15 min to fishermans wharf 20 min to golden gate bridge on public transportaion. right down the street from the strip of bars and restaurants.good times

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

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sleepless in San Fran
Business
Utah
Sep 14, 2009

Centrally Located

The location is great! You are right in the middle of a lot of the tourist attractions so its only a $10 cab ride anywhere you want to go. Without buying a 3 day pass for trolley, the cab was the best form a transportation. The only negative thing about this hotel was the fact that it is 2 blocks away from a hospital so you would hear sirens 24/7 day or night. But I guess that gives you the downtown city atmosphere...

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

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mark- experience world traveler.
Business
Azusa, CA
Sep 10, 2009

Fun San Francisco Getaway

Great location to cable cars and public busses. Clean rooms and friendly staff. Did not like that you had to pay extra to obtain a key card for pedestrian entry to garage (even if you do not plan to drive your vehicle).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Just cross the street to catch the cable cars and you have access to everything.

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
latitudes
Business
Columbus, OH
Sep 5, 2009

Nice

Great location. Perfect stop. Wasn't there long so I can't say much, but liked what we saw.

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

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SBH
Business
Seattle, WA
Sep 4, 2009

Great Value

Very inexpensive hotel in great location. The SF cable cars stop right next door to the hotel (there are also a number of bus lines around the corner) and provide cheap and fast transport to all the interesting tourist parts of the city (e.g. Fishermans Warf, Union Square, Peer 39 etc.). Perfectly located between the shopping part of down town and the beauty of the Golden Gate Park.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

One to two blocks away are a number of great small ethnic restaurants that don't cost a lot, but offer wonderfull food.

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Minneapolis
Sep 3, 2009

Not Good Hotel

What did you do while you were there? Travel/Sightseeing Was there something missing that would have made your stay more enjoyable? internet access -- we are excited to upload the pictures but the connection really sucks --it is very slow.

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Fishermans Wharf

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SuperSoozie
Business
Laguna Beach, CA
Aug 31, 2009

The good and the ugly

We had a problem with Orbitz and the hotel reservation. When we arrived @ hotel, they DIDN'T HAVE OUR RESERVATION! they said it's because their data showed us arriving 1 day earlier! so they had cancelled our reservation! Bummer.thank goodness they had room 4 us, but because of the mix-up, WE HAD TO PAY $180.00 FOR AN EXTRA unexpected NIGHT when we didn't even spend the night at the hotel that night.Bummer! Wish Orbitz could do something about this unfortunate situation for us. The hotel said they could do nothing for us--it was up to Orbitz.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The hotel has several good restaurants for Vegetarians within 2 - 3 blocks.

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Review of Holiday Inn SAN FRANCISCO-GOLDEN GATEWAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Paramount, CA
Aug 30, 2009

Nice place

The location was fabulous for hoping on and off all city transportation to almost anywhere in the City. A major setback was hearing all the traffic noise, sirens day and night and the amount of homeless in the City. Even with all the homeless, the City is very clean and the people were extremely friendly. the hotel staff were extremely helpful and friendly. My room was kept very clean.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

The location of the hotel was right next to the cable car pick up, and the bus pick up was directly in front of the hotel. City transportation is definitely the best way to get around San Francisco!

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