$143 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 25, 2014 Check-out: Dec 26, 2014

InterContinental SAN FRANCISCO

4 stars
888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
97 reviews
Great Experience

Our visit in InterContinental San Francisco was short but truly brilliant. Next time I will choose... See full review

  • Friendy
  • Oct 21, 2014
Great modern hotel!

The design is sleek, the rooms are very spacious and have high ceilings, and the hotel is in... See full review

  • Maude Knows
  • Oct 8, 2014
Downtown hotel with an extensive grappa cocktail selection at Bar 888
The InterContinental San Francisco towers over the city, providing one of the newest upscale hotel destinations in the Bay Area. A Michelin-rated restaurant, chic bar, luxurious spa and spacious guest rooms and suites make the hotel a top choice for both business and vacation travel. Rising 32 stories over the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood, the InterContinental San Francisco hotel provides state-of-the-art meeting and event spaces, as well as convenient access to the Moscone Center and AT&T Park. 
Highlights

  • 24-hour fitness and wellness center
  • Michelin-rated restaurant focuses on seasonal, sustainable cuisine
  • Within walking distance of the Moscone Center
  • Rooms offer spectacular views of the city or the bay

Rooms
All 550 rooms and suites at the InterContinental San Francisco feature rich wood and marble furnishings, spacious work areas, flat-panel TVs, Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply) and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city or San Francisco Bay. Pets are welcome (fees apply). 
Features
The I-Spa at InterContinental San Francisco invites guests to pamper themselves. The signature I-Spa customized massage begins with a conversation between client and therapist to create a customized treatment protocol, and a blend of essential oil and sound therapies is created for each individual. 
Dining

The Michelin-rated Luce restaurant -- located in the lobby of the InterContinental San Francisco -- serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a sleek, urban setting. Seasonal, sustainable ingredients are sourced from the farms surrounding San Francisco for dishes such as the farmer's market omelet with goat cheese and baby tomato, and guinea hen with white asparagus. Luce has been recognized as one of the nation's top restaurants by Esquire magazine and Haute Living magazine.

 

Bar 888 at the InterContinental San Francisco offers one of the finest selections of grappa and grappa cocktails in the country. Try the Moscone Pear: Dimmi Herbal-infused Grappa liqueur shaken with fresh pear puree, freshly squeezed lime and lemon juice, and a grape garnish.
Transportation

  • BART stop (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • San Francisco International Airport (11.3 mi/18.2 km)

Attractions

  • Westfield San Francisco Centre (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Moscone Center (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • Yerba Buena Gardens (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum (0.3 mi/0.4 km)
  • AT&T Park (0.8 mi/1.3 km)

Business

  • Business center staffed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • 43,000 square feet of function space
  • 21 meeting rooms, two ballrooms and three outdoor terraces

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Executive level
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Tennis
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Porters
FAX
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
White board
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Cordless phone
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Turndown service
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Moscone Center: 0.2 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.3 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.3 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.4 mi
  • SoMa: 0.4 mi
  • Union Square: 0.4 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.8 mi
  • ATT Park: 0.8 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.8 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.8 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.2 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.3 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.3 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.4 mi
  • SoMa: 0.4 mi
  • Union Square: 0.4 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.8 mi
  • ATT Park: 0.8 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.8 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.8 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.9 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.9 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 1 mi
  • Chinatown: 1 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 1.1 mi
  • Ferry Building: 1.1 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 1.1 mi
  • Octagon House: 1.3 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1.4 mi
  • Japantown: 1.4 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1.4 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 1.4 mi
  • Japan Center: 1.4 mi
  • Coit Tower: 1.4 mi
  • Mission Cliffs Rock Climbing Center: 1.6 mi
  • Mission Delores: 1.6 mi
  • Mission Dolores: 1.7 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.7 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.8 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.8 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.8 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.9 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.9 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.9 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.9 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.9 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 2 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 2 mi
  • Lands End: 2.4 mi

Dining

Luce
This Michelin rated hotel restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a sleek, urban setting just off of the main lobby is the stage for artisanal California cuisine with world influences. Created with high end, sustainable and seasonal ingredients,
54 Mint
54 Mint is the type of restaurant that makes you feel like you've discovered a gem. A casual Italian restaurant tucked away in the Mint Plaza around the corner from the hotel, chef uses local fish, meat, and produce, but everything ealse comes from Italy.
Oola
Chef owned and operated, Ola Fendert describes his food as " San Francsico Cuisine", but everyone else just describes it as delicious. The roasted beet and watermelon salad, ginger soy glazed baby back ribs, and loaded hamburger are standouts on an alrea
LuLu
LuLu's offers a seasonal Provencal style menu featuring wood fired oven, rotisserie and grilled specialties. The 'family style' cuisine is served in an impressive warehouse dining space. LuLu features an award winning wine list and a wine bar offering ove
Fang
Peter Fang's eponymous restaurant is an "only in San Francisco" experience. Chef Fang works the front of the house tirelessly, asking patrons what type of meat they like, what type of sauce and vegetables they prefer, and then he goes into the kitchen and
Lark Creek Steak
San Francisco celebrity chef Bradley Ogden and partner Ismael Macias have created an American classic steak house that offers upscale dining in a casual atmosphere. Because they are chefs and not just butchers, everything on the menu is worth a try. There
Pazzia
Great Italian food served in a trattoria setting close to the hotel. Excellent pasta, meat and fish dishes made with fresh, local ingredients; and a Roman style pizza that will make your mouth water. A bottle of wine, tiramisu and an espresso later and y
BlueStem Brasserie
Hip, vibrant ambiance and fresh local ingrediants are just some of the highlights of this trendy California Bistro. Located just a few blocks from the hotel, this is a favorite of both locals and out of town guest alike. Finally a restaurant that tastes l

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.

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Guest Reviews (97)

Ratings and reviews for InterContinental SAN FRANCISCO

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
97 out of 97
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.1

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Seattle, Washington
Sep 24, 2012

Great location for a San Fran weekend getaway!

Staff service was great - tried to check in early (room not ready - so west shopping on Market St - only a few short blocks away) and staff called me as promised when room was ready. Very clean and well planned out room. Late check out was a breeze (negotiated a small fee for 6pm checkout - to grab a shower after Folsom St Fair before an 8:30pm flight). Nice sized gym - although couple of the machines need maintenance (hence the lower score for Amenities). Great bar and restaurant service - terriffic fish meal for dinner and breakfast buffet was exceptional.

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

5
5.01.0
Tonybagofdounuts
Business
Fairfield, CA, USA
Jan 9, 2012

Night in town

Awesome rooms, staff, and best of all the rates. TB

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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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
daltay2812
Business
San Francisco, CA, USA
Feb 21, 2012

A Perfect 25th Anniversary Stay

What a delight! This was our 4th stay at this hotel and it gets better each time. The hotel is in a perfect location for all of the sights of San Francisco. From the moment we stepped into the hotel the staff was so sincere and caring. They wanted our anniversary to be special. They upgraded our room to the 29th floor with spectacular views of the Bay. After we had settled in there came a knock at the door and surprise a bottle of Champane was delivered. We were delighted. The room was beautiful, clean, clean, and more clean. Thank you so much InterContinental.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Dotties True Blue Cafe on 6th Street is the best around for Breakfast. Get there early before the crowds.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mr. travelman
Business
Columbus, Oh
Jun 4, 2012

intercontinental - San Francisco

the hotel was very nice in most aspects. 2 negatives only: the pool is not great by any means, but its san fran so i didn't swim anyways; and the sounds of downtown san fran at night can be heard in the room at times. free shoe shines were very nice though. very close to Moscone Center for the conference and easily walked to Union Square and westfield mall for shopping and eating.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

take a 7 minute walk to the Levi's store. I'm tall and they custom made Levis to fit me. They even re-hemmed my old Levis. Roy's was also a very good seafood restaurant I happened upon. Its a bit pricey (but your staying at the intercontinental) but nice food and people. Always carry a wind breaker while walking San Fran!!!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
PH of Wilm.
Business
Wilmington, DE
Jul 5, 2012

Just awesome!

Took this trip for my wife's birthday. Picked the hotel based on the pictures and the reviews. Check-in was a breeze and the room was a gorgeous corner room with great views. Told the front desk we were celebrating a birthday. When we got back from dinner, there was a bottle of champagne and some sweets waiting for us!! Bill, the head concierge, was absolutely the best! We became instant friends and he helped us get anywhere and everywhere we wanted to go! Public transit was an easy 2 to 3 block walk. The workout room had all the amenities required and the lap pool was great (just get there in the off hours to avoid the mommies with small children). We have already decided that if we go again and don't want to try a different locale just for the change, we would stay here again. We've done our share of travel (Europe, Caribbean, South America, the Balkans) and this hotel (granted, it's American, so that definitely makes a difference) is the best of our travels -so far.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Not Applicable

Do your souvenir shopping in Chinatown - especially for your San Francisco t-shirts - you will find the best deals there!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NJDevs
Business
New Jersey
Aug 7, 2012

Great Hotel

I loved this place!! I was given and corner room on the 16th floor. Had a great view of San Fran. Room was spacious. Great towels, nice flat screen tv. Ice bucket was filled up every night when I got back to my room. Hotel Staff is the best!! They gave great walking directions to ATT Park, (about 1 mile away). Also very close to a BART Station. (2 1/2 blocks). Pool and hot tub were great. Only bad part of hotel is parking is $52 a night. I would stay here again!

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Shopping Mall on the next block. Lots of food choices in the food court. Better then the average food court

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jpl2139
Business
San Francisco
Aug 14, 2012

Perfect way to see the city

located right in the heart of SF, this hotel was perfect! it was beautiful and has everything a walking distance away

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

go to chinatown! its a 10 minute walk away

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sandra the visitor
Business
Miami, Florida
Sep 5, 2012

If you go to San Francisco...

Absolutely amazing! The hotel is magnificent! The staff is very courteous and helpful. I loved the room, the gym and the swimming pool! Thank you for an unforgettable experience!

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 InterContinental SAN FRANCISCO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Seattle, Washington
Sep 24, 2012

Great location for a San Fran weekend getaway!

Staff service was great - tried to check in early (room not ready - so west shopping on Market St - only a few short blocks away) and staff called me as promised when room was ready. Very clean and well planned out room. Late check out was a breeze (negotiated a small fee for 6pm checkout - to grab a shower after Folsom St Fair before an 8:30pm flight). Nice sized gym - although couple of the machines need maintenance (hence the lower score for Amenities). Great bar and restaurant service - terriffic fish meal for dinner and breakfast buffet was exceptional.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Daddy go lucky
Business
Fairfield
Feb 10, 2013

Amazing Night in the city

I loved it from now on I am staying here every time I go out to the city.

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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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Fatty McGhee
Business
Philadelphia, PA
May 8, 2013

Great stay for the price

Room was extremely clean, bed was comfy, bar had good drinks, restaurant was good, close to lots of stuff, extremely friendly staff, elevators were fast and gift shop was open late...

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

town hall, oola, caffe at SFMOMA

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