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8.1

Excellent

3,561 reviews

3,561 reviews

Housekeeping10
View6
Breakfast1
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8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Golden Veggie Market

120 m

Craft Gym

150 m

Lumiere Theater

180 m

Krav Maga

180 m

City Discount

190 m

Popular landmarks
Lombard Street

1.4 km

Chinatown

1.5 km

Fisherman's Wharf

2.0 km

Pier 39

2.4 km

Ferry Building Marketplace

2.6 km

Closest landmarks
USA Parking

150 m

West Coast Retina

190 m

Van Ness Family Dentist

200 m

Red Devil Lounge

260 m

Sutter Place Garage

290 m

Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway

1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco Downtown, San Francisco (CA), United States, 94109 - See map

Make your best journey to San Francisco (CA) with the promised standard of IHG Clean Promise, and enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in San Francisco Downtown, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Alcatraz Island. This 3.5-star property features outdoor pool to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

Highlights

Inside city center

Check-in [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Blackout curtains

IHG Clean Promise

When you’re ready to travel again, we’ll be ready to welcome you

Hygiene Plus

Wellness

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Fitness center

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Bicycles

Luggage storage

This property is in high demand!

10 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.5
Distance to city center2.0 Km
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportSan Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Distance to airport19.1 km

Rooms available at Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.5

Grand View King Bed Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Room Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Bay view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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2 Double Beds Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Bay view
  • 2 double beds
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King Leisure Non-smoking
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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1 King Bed Standard Mobility Access Tub
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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Grand View Double Beds Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 double bed
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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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Corner King Room with City View
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard King Room with Accessible Roll-In Shower
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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1 King Standard Comm Access Roll Shower
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  • Shower
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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 a fee of 45.63 USD per day. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. 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.

Is breakfast offered at Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 20 USD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway?

Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience.

Can special events be hosted at Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway?

Large events and gatherings such as weddings and private events can be hosted at Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway. Small or intimate events like birthday parties and graduation parties can also be accomodated. Wireless internet service is offered to help your event go smoothly.

Can business events be hosted at Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway?

On-site venues and convenient event services make Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway an ideal choice for hosting events such as corporate events and meetings.

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.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway?

Historic Streetcars is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 1.1 km away from Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway.

What restaurants are nearby Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway?

Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway is located in San Francisco Downtown, famous for good restaurants such as Brenda's French Soul Food, John’s Grill and House of Nanking.

What popular shopping places are close to Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway?

Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway is located in San Francisco Downtown area which features shopping places such as Union Square, Waxen Moon and Obiko.

What are popular attractions near Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway?

Guests at Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway can easily visit Lombard Street, Chinatown and Cable Car Museum located in the San Francisco Downtown area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway?

Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway is located in the San Francisco Downtown area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Scenic 49 Mile Drive, Russian Hill and Gold Country.

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What people love about Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Very clean and tidy room"

    Bee

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    January 24, 2023

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Cleanliness

    "The room is clean."

    naiza

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    May 22, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staffs are nice, good location, pretty large room."

    JIHYE

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    January 24, 2023

Overall rating:

8.1

Excellent
3,561 reviews
Cleanliness
8.1
Facilities
7.7
Location
8.2
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What travelers say they love:
Location feels safer compared to the ones near Union Square.
NURASYIKIN from Singapore
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More about Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway

More about Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway

Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway

You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in San Francisco (CA).
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Your explorations of San Francisco (CA) can be assisted with the car hire services available here. Parking is provided for guests by the hotel.
You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out and luggage storage. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundromat, dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway. You can also get small travel items and sundries at the convenience stores without having to leave the Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway. The hotel is entirely non-smoking.
Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning. The hotel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with daily newspaper, television, in-room video streaming and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms. You may be assured to know that a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker are available in some select rooms.
You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries and bathrobes provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway, where breakfast can be provided in house. What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hotel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun. Vending machines are on 24 hours a day, so you can grab a snack at any time of day or night.
Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway. While you're there, be sure to take some time to explore the easily accessible beach. The many offerings at Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway ensures you'll have plenty to do during your stay. No vacation is complete without a refreshing jump into the pool. With the hotel's fitness facility, you can either get in your daily workout, or just sweat out your jet lag.
Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the hotel's tennis court, golf course on site and hiking trails. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to all San Francisco (CA) has to offer. You're sure to want to visit Pier 39 located 2.3 km away, among the most sought-after photographs for anyone visiting San Francisco (CA).

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.7

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

14 mentions

Breakfast

5 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

View

2 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Filipino
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Outdoor
  • Bicycles
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pool with view
  • Pub crawl
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tennis court
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Kitchen
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Family room
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Access
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout curtains
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • LAN Internet in room [free]
  • On-demand movies
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • American
Restaurants on site
R-O-H Bar & Restaurant
  • Cuisine: American
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte

Location

1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco Downtown, San Francisco (CA), United States, 94109
Excellent
Location

8.2

Airports
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
    19.1 km
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK)
    20.2 km
Public transportation
  • Historic Streetcars
    1.1 km
  • Civic Center Subway Station
    1.4 km
Hospital or clinic
  • West Coast Retina
    190 m
Shopping
  • Ghirardelli Square
    1.8 km
Convenience store
  • On-site
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Lombard Street
    1.4 km
  • Chinatown
    1.5 km
  • Fisherman's Wharf
    2.0 km
  • Pier 39
    2.4 km
  • Ferry Building Marketplace
    2.6 km
  • Oracle Park
    3.0 km
  • Golden Gate Park
    4.1 km
  • Alcatraz Island
    4.1 km
  • Twin Peaks
    4.5 km
  • Golden Gate Bridge
    6.0 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Golden Veggie Market
    120 m
  • USA Parking
    150 m
  • Craft Gym
    150 m
  • Lumiere Theater
    180 m
  • Krav Maga
    180 m
  • West Coast Retina
    190 m
  • City Discount
    190 m
  • Van Ness Family Dentist
    200 m
  • Exodus Trust
    200 m
  • Audium
    230 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-1 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center2.0 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)5
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)20 USD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors29
  • Number of restaurants2
  • Number of rooms 496
Parking
  • Daily parking fee45.63 USD

Property announcements

***Please note: Please be advised that if you have breakfast included in the rate, this will only be for 2 people regardless of how many people are on the reservation.*** Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

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

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7.8
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Cleanliness8.1
Facilities7.7
Location8.2
Room comfort and quality7.5
Service7.8
Value for money7.5
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9+ Exceptional (29)
8-9 Excellent (35)
7-8 Very Good (49)
6-7 Good (18)
<6 Below Expectation (40)
Time of the year
Mar - May (48)
Jun - Aug (31)
Sep - Nov (39)
Dec - Feb (53)
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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

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10.0
Exceptional
siti from Malaysia
Solo traveler
King Leisure Non-smoking
Stayed 4 nights in May 2022

Best hotel and good value for money”

Staff is helpful and friendly. Great location easy access to city.

Reviewed May 25, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Nana from United States
Family with teens
2 Double Beds Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in July 2022

Perfect location ”

We had a seamless experience from start to finish and shall return for the next trip. Impressed !

Reviewed July 07, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Jane from United Kingdom
Couple
2 Double Beds Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in December 2021

Exceptional”

Good location Bars and restaurants just behind the hotel on Polk Street Tram service at end of the block takes you up to China Town.

Reviewed December 16, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
JOAB from Singapore
Couple
Grand View King Bed Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

Thanks for the good stay!”

Thanks for the good stay!

Reviewed June 07, 2022

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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

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10.0
Exceptional
GLORIA from United States
Solo traveler
King Leisure Non-smoking
Stayed 3 nights in July 2021

Excelente ubicación.”

Tiendas ,Restaurante.

Reviewed July 11, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Andrea from United States
Solo traveler
1 King Bed Corner Bay View Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in January 2022

Exceptional”

LOVED it 😅

Reviewed January 20, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Betsy from United States
Couple
Standard Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 5 nights in July 2019

Great ”

Overall it was a great stay

Reviewed July 12, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
JONGBAE from South Korea
Solo traveler
King Leisure Non-smoking
Stayed 4 nights in February 2020

Friendly staff and accessibility”

Staffs were really nice and friendly. They all were willing to help me on any issues even after I checked out. Also location is good, not in the middle of downtown though, its quiet and easy access to any place in the city

Reviewed March 04, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Charito from United States
Couple
Standard Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in June 2020

Excellent”

The front desk gentleman was super nice. I feel.bad for not getting his name . We arrived almost midnight and having a pleasant man like that made our stay very content.

Reviewed June 27, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
naiza from United States
Couple
2 Double Beds Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

Excellent”

The room is clean. They dont have water bottles in the room.

Reviewed May 22, 2021

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8.4
Excellent
wing from Hong Kong SAR, China
Family with teens
2 Double Beds Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Good location ”

There is a supermarket nearby. Takes about 10 mins to Westfield center and Fisherman's Wharf.

Reviewed June 02, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
wing from Hong Kong SAR, China
Family with teens
King Leisure Non-smoking
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Good location ”

There is a supermarket nearby. Takes about 10 mins to Westfield center and Fisherman's Wharf

Reviewed June 02, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Camille from Trinidad & Tobago
Business traveler
Standard Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 6 nights in August 2019

Expected quality and services of IHG chain”

The hotel is conveniently located near many transit lines with easy access to all points of interest in the city. The staff were professional and friendly. The amenities are as described and suitable for all types of travelers.

Reviewed August 31, 2019

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6.0
Jason from United States
Business traveler
Standard Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in September 2021

Id book again only if the price is competitive”

Wifi is honestly subpar...especially for San Francisco. Speeds are roughly 20mbps with slight drops every few hours. If you simply check your email, facebook, etc, then you will be perfectly happy. If you are an IT professional, you'll get by but you arent getting anything great here either. A/C is loud and the digital dial is shit. The unit is right next to the desk, making it very uncomfortable to work. The shower made very loud thumping noises when the dial is set in the higher heat range. I left my room unattended all day and no one made it up while I was gone. The Do not Disturb sign was NOT on the door. The attendant outside didn't even ask to help me with my bags when I got out of my Uber. He simply pointed to the door. Thanks... I guess. The man that checked me in at the desk was able to check me in an hour earlier than the posted time, so that was nice. The maintenance staff was very friendly. No one else really was. They did their jobs, but seem like it was burden

Reviewed September 18, 2021

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6.8
Good
Medwellyn from Philippines
Couple
King Leisure Non-smoking
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

It was okay”

Pillows stink (i hope they do change pillow cases) We were given a room near the elevator and we can hear the elevator noise from the room. It was very loud

Reviewed April 11, 2022

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7.2
Very good
Daphne from United States
Family with teens
2 Double Beds Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in January 2022

Very good”

perfect location & nice hotel for the price.

Reviewed January 15, 2022

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6.0
Rudy from Australia
Family with teens
2 Double Beds Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Above average”

Old hotel but clean

Reviewed January 31, 2019

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5.2
Yun from China
Business traveler
Standard Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 5 nights in January 2019

Not Good Maintenance”

The air conditioner is terribly noisy that I cannot sleep well. Bad experience!

Reviewed January 14, 2019

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