Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway

1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco Downtown, San Francisco (CA), United States, 94109 - See map
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8.0
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Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway

"Hotel was perfect, clean, comfort, location also in the city area, just around the corner have mini supermarket, have quiet a few restaurant nearby, r..."

gusti - November 13, 2018

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Popular landmarks
Lombard Street 1.39 km
Chinatown 1.47 km
Fisherman's Wharf 2.04 km
Pier 39 2.35 km
Ferry Building Marketplace 2.61 km
Oracle Park 3.04 km
Golden Gate Park 4.1 km
Alcatraz Island 4.12 km
Twin Peaks 4.55 km
Golden Gate Bridge 5.96 km
Nearby landmarks
Craft Gym 150 m
Lumiere Theater 180 m
City Discount 190 m
Exodus Trust 200 m
Audium 230 m
Red Devil Lounge 260 m
Hemlock Tavern 320 m
Cinch 330 m
Venus Superstar 330 m
Polk-A-Dot 340 m
8.0

Excellent

Location rating score

Inside city center
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Hand sanitizer
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First aid kit
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Very good cleanliness
7.9 rating for cleanliness
Very good service
7.6 rating for service
Very good facilities on premise
7.5 facilities on premise
Very good comfort
7.5 room quality and comfort

Rooms were very spacious by San Francisco standards, even enough space for a rollaway!

Florence | September 6, 2019

Lots of local bars and restaurants all within a block behind the hotel!

Florence | September 6, 2019

Love this hotel with its views and location.

Su | December 30, 2018

Overall it was a great stay

Betsy | July 12, 2019

Wonderful stay.

Su | December 30, 2018

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

  • Golf course [on-site]

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Value for money7.3
Distance to city center2.0 Km
Location rating8.0
Nearest airportSan Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Distance to airport19.1 km

Rooms available at Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway

7.5
Very good
Room comfort & quality
Grand View King Bed Non-Smoking
Grand View King Bed Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Room Non-Smoking
Standard Room Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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1 King Bed Corner Bay View Non-Smoking
1 King Bed Corner Bay View Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Bay view
  • 1 king bed
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Grand View Double Beds Non-Smoking
Grand View Double Beds Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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King Leisure Non-smoking
King Leisure Non-smoking
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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2 Double Beds Non-Smoking
2 Double Beds Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 double beds
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Hearing Accessible King Room with Roll-in Shower
Hearing Accessible King Room with Roll-in Shower
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  • Shower
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宏伟景观两张双人床房
宏伟景观两张双人床房
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宏伟景观特大床房
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for an additional charge. If you're looking for an easy way to get around San Francisco (CA) with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

What is the smoking policy at Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway?

Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Location

    "Located right on the corner of Van Ness & California the location provides easy access to buses & Cable cars."

    Elizabeth

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    November 27, 2018

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Location

    "location is good, not in the middle of downtown though, its quiet and easy access to any place in the city"

    JONGBAE

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    March 4, 2020

  • 8.0
    Very good
    Location

    "Excellent location in Vann Ness street, 10 mins from Union Square and 20 mins from Fiherman’s wharf."

    Haitham

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    May 12, 2018

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7.5/10
Room size
26 sqm.
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8.3/10
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Overall rating:
8.0
Excellent
1,538 reviews
Cleanliness
7.9
Facilities
7.5
Location
8.0
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More about Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway

More about Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway

Located in San Francisco’s quaint Nob Hill neighbourhood, this hotel near the Golden Gate Bridge and Union Square offers on-site dining. Guest rooms feature city or bay views and free WiFi. The Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway offers spacious accommodation featuring flat-screen TVs and compact refrigerators. The hotel also features a 24-hour fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool. R-O-H serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and features local and international craft draft beer, select Napa and Sonoma wines and a full selection of the finest spirits. Guests can enjoy beer and wine paired with small plates designed for sharing. San Francisco's famed cable car system is located only a short stroll from the San Francisco-Golden Gateway Holiday Inn and places Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square and Chinatown only minutes away.

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Housekeeping
14 mentions
Breakfast
5 mentions
Internet
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What they offer

7.6
Very good

"The amenities are as described and suitable for all types of..."

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

American

Restaurants on site

R-O-H Bar & Restaurant
Cuisine:American
Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

Nearby restaurants

American cuisine
American cuisine
Ruth's Chris Steak House
50 m American, Steakhouse
The Grubstake
120 m American, Portuguese
Spinnerie
120 m American, Vegetarian
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Gourmet Carousel
180 m Asian, Chinese
Kaka Udon Kitchen
190 m Asian
Eat24Hours.com
200 m Asian, Pizza
Cafe
Cafe
Dolce Amore
80 m Cafe
Leland Tea Company
190 m Cafe
Quetzal Internet Cafe
230 m Cafe

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Reviews of Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway from real guests

Overall rating
8.0
Excellent
From 1538 reviews
8.3Cleanliness
8.3Location
8.1Room comfort and quality
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Rating via Agoda7.6
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Cleanliness7.9
Facilities7.5
Location8.0
Room comfort and quality7.5
Service7.6
Value for money7.3
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9.6
Exceptional
Florence from United States
Group
King Leisure Non-smoking
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Great for girl's weekend”

Lots of local bars and restaurants all within a block behind the hotel! Clean and safe area, didn't notice any homeless in the block surrounding the hotel. $40 self park or free street parking from 6pm-9am worked out very nicely for us! We had a car, but were out all day and went to left before we needed to feed the meter. Stayed 2 nights with 3 girls in a king room. Rooms were very spacious by San Francisco standards, even enough space for a rollaway! Only complaint was that the bathroom had no fan or ventilation so it made it hard for the next person to get ready after someone showered!

Reviewed September 06, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Anthony from Philippines
Couple
Standard Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

Value for money and good location!”

For San Francisco price, this hotel is value for money for me. Late checkout fee was not too pricey too! The location was good too as hop on hop off buses picks tourists here in the morning. Room and hotel was clean and well maintained. Quiet also for a good night sleep since we are on a high floor, and view was great too. Walking distance to the city center too. Will highly consider staying again in my next visit to SFO.

Reviewed August 29, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Nicole
Family with young children
King Leisure Non-smoking
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Excellent”

The staff is incredibly friendly! The rooms are decent, your basic hotel room. Parking is $40 plus tax overnight, but apparently you have to pay to park anywhere in San Francisco! The pool is heated, and goes from 3.5 feet to a whopping 8 feet deep! I really appreciate that they have a line of blue tiles to indicate where it starts getting deep (super helpful for my 4 year old who’s just learning to swim!). There is NO free breakfast, but you can get the breakfast buffet for $17. A lady at the front desk said kids under 12 eat free, but we opted to walk to a local place for breakfast, then use some gift cards at the Starbucks a block away. We will definitely stay here again!

Reviewed April 19, 2019
9.0
Exceptional
Hendrik from Germany
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in May 2012

Great clean hotel in best location”

is close to dowtown the connection to public transportation

I really liked the hotel. The front desk was very friendly and helpful. I had an amazing view from my room over san francisco. The room was very clean and I would go back to that hotel.

Reviewed May 15, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
SHIH from Canada
Couple
King Leisure Non-smoking
Stayed 3 nights in February 2013

great location but old hotel”

right in the middle of dwntown

nice hotel very convenient to go anywhere in major places in san francisco.

Reviewed March 01, 2013
8.7
Excellent
GUOYING from China
Business traveler
King Leisure Non-smoking
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

best services”

nice staff, good room condition, good location

It is comfortable environment. If I went to San Francisco again, I would like to book this hotel.

Reviewed December 15, 2014
7.7
Very good
pattarajit from Thailand
Couple
Stayed 1 night in April 2010

Very nice Hotel, great location….”

Great service! Flat screen TV. Free in-room wifi. Good beds, linens, furniture, a/c etc.
a bit expensive ..

We were in San Fran for 9 days, stayed at the Golden Gate Holiday Inn on Van Ness. It was a lovely hotel.Great service! Flat screen TV. Free in-room wifi. Good beds, linens, furniture, a/c etc. It was nice to have the BART bus stops near the hotel and also the cable cars were only a block away if that. Made getting around town very easy.All in all it was a great selection and a great value. We will book it again no doubt.

Reviewed April 22, 2010
8.8
Excellent
Andrew from United Kingdom
Family with teens
2 Double Beds Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

Excellent”

Lovely clean room with large window overlooking San Fran so we had lots of natural daylight which was wonderful. Good coffee machine in room and buffet breakfast in Hotel Restaurant were great (We originally thought $20 per head was pricy but this turned out to be good value once you factor in the fruit and pastries we took with us for lunch). Staff polite and efficient.

Reviewed July 21, 2017
7.7
Very good
Kevin from United Kingdom
Group
Stayed 3 nights in February 2012

lovely hotel, polite and clean”

next to tram, pool, sight

we enjoyed our stay at the holiday inn golden gateway very much, polite staff, clean room, everything we needed. the hotel is on the block where the famous tram line runs so thats great.

Reviewed March 13, 2012
6.4
Good
Lance from United States
Couple
King Leisure Non-smoking
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Old and lacking amenities ”

The location is great if you are seeing a show at the Regency Ballroom just a few blocks away, however, this is just a basic hotel with borderline outdated furniture and a bit noisy from the street below. Bring your earplugs. Parking is expensive, but what isn't in San Francisco?

Reviewed June 19, 2018
5.7
Monika from Germany
Business traveler
Standard Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in March 2013

to see the city is very good located Hotel”

Cleannings room

The Hotel is Ok for San Francisco very good BUS Connection and also cable Car, the price is little bit high for this Hotel we book this hotel also with Shuttle transfer to airport the is shuttle Bus but cost extra 28USD,the breakfast with 17USD extra also!

Reviewed March 23, 2013
8.0
Excellent
TONY from Australia
Couple
King Leisure Non-smoking
Stayed 5 nights in November 2013

Great Value”

Location, Bigger room, good value

This was our second city for our USA honeymoon trip. It is a lovely city, and I love the Golden State Warriors. The hotel was quite close to everything (resturants, groccery shopping, transport, gas station). Not all staff at the front desk are nice (especially the eldly Asian lady at the front desk, she was horrible). It was our honeymoon trip, so the hotel actually gave us a huge room. However, it was so close to the elevator that you couldn't sleep at all at night time. The next day we ask for a quiter room, it was done within seconds (EXCELLENT SERVICE MANAGER). On the second last day of the stay "Ru Paster" the front office manager actually gave us complimentary platter with champgne as part of saying thanks for choosing them as part of our honeymoon. I got to say, the only hotel that actually did something for our 33 days USA honeymoon trip!! EXCELLENT again... The only cons side of this hotel is most of the front counter staff are the wrost one out of all the hotels that I stayed.

Reviewed January 27, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
Tsz from Hong Kong
Family with teens
2 Double Beds Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in June 2015

Modern and good location”

Clean, fast internet, nice staff

It is a good experience and much better than the Holiday Inn in Fisherman's Wharf

Reviewed June 29, 2015
9.2
Exceptional
Maris from Indonesia
Family with teens
2 Double Beds Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

The best city view from my room in SF”

I asked for the best room view, I got it and it’s amazing to have SF downtown night and day from my window! Love the higher floor in this hotel. The twin beds are very comfortable too... I would come back!

Reviewed January 11, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Sopchok from Thailand
Business traveler
King Leisure Non-smoking
Stayed 1 night in January 2018

Nice Hotel, Big Room, Near Downtown Center and many shops and restaurants”

The hotel is very nice. The room is very clean and big. Near Downtown, and Fishermanwharp. So many restaurants and shops around hotels. Definitely will come back.

Reviewed January 17, 2018
8.3
Excellent
Federico from Italy
Business traveler
Stayed 7 nights in December 2009

Good hotel, location and price”

Good-size rooms, good housekeeping, and friendly front desk. Quiet, but with good links to the rest of the city, and downtown is very walkable from the hotel.
Expensive food and drinks at the hotel bar; the decor is quite dark and outdated; the 'heated' swimming pool is pretty cold in the winter - it is kept at 73F and I never saw anyone in there in December!

The hotel was a good find - good price at a good location, and the facilities were generally of a good standard. The room was clean and spacious, as was the bathroom, and the housekeeping was also good and efficient. The front desk staff was always helpful and friendly, and the fitness facilities were also ok, but the fitness room and equipment could have been bigger and more numerous for a hotel this size. My one gripe was the cost of the food at the hotel, and also the temperature of the 'heated' pool - it was heated to 73F, which, on a cold December day, means that you do not want to enter the pool at all!

Reviewed December 30, 2009
6.3
Good
Mohd from Singapore
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

Basic amenities met; service could've been better”

An ok location; not too far away from city centre. But pretty near to Tenderloins where you really should stay away from. Not for the faint-hearted.

Stayed here for two nights. Room met our basic needs. Not too far from the main activities at Temple and Market streets (need to catch a cab ride though). Coffee/tea facilities, tv channels, etc. Stay away from the seedy Tenderloins district though. It's a rough neighbourhood. You wouldn't want to be walking there aimlessly past 7pm. Still, for the price that you pay, golden gate is ok. Nothing fantastic but nothing too oscenely wrng with it either...although I must commend the housekeeping; they were fast. The biz centre also provides the printng of air tics services foc.

Reviewed April 14, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
DaWeon from South Korea
Couple
Stayed 6 nights in March 2010

Golden Gate Holiday Inn”

good location friendly staff many restaurants nearby
slow wireless internet

The hotel is right next to the cable car(California cable car line), and there are several bus stops nearby. In fact, SF has an amazing bus transportation, and there was never a need to take a cab. The hotel is clean, and you get get a $14 van service to and from the hotel (Go Lorries). Overall, we had a very good experience at the hotel. The only thing we would complain about is its really slow wireless internet...

Reviewed March 29, 2010
8.0
Excellent
Haitham from United Arab Emirates
Couple
King Leisure Non-smoking
Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

Excellent location and value for money”

Excellent location in Vann Ness street, 10 mins from Union Square and 20 mins from Fiherman’s wharf. You are by the famous California street and just a couple of blocks away from Bob’s Donuts. The view from the room was awesome. The bar and restaurant are decent for the prices charged. Recommended

Reviewed May 12, 2018
7.0
Very good
peter from Australia
Couple
2 Double Beds Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in January 2013

Clean, comfortable hotel”

Conceirge in the Gift Shop

We had a comfortable stay with city views on the 19th floor. twin double beds were very comfortable and the room was clean and well serviced. Staff were helpful and friendly. Breakfast was Buffet and typical of most hotels, nothing special here, but quite nice and sufficient with a limited variety of hot food choices, Scrambled eggs, bacon, potato & sausages were the same for the 3 mornings that we stayed. Room service charged us $14.70 for bringing tea to the room as they only had a coffee machine, however tea was Lipton tea bags & hot water. Internet is $10.95 a day & even though there is "Guest Lobby" WiFi... it does not work. The Hilton Hotel Union Square has free WiFi in the foyer as do all Starbucks, Hotels need to come on board with this. The best part of the stay was the Concierge in the Gift Shop. These people were helpful, knowledgeable about all of Frisco & great rates for shuttles to & from the Airport. Hotel is in a good position uptown near Nob Hill & Russian Hill, some fun places for bars & shopping on Polk.. hope we helped

Reviewed January 12, 2013
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