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Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

I have heard so many complaints about this hotel being noisy and being a pet hotel my friends said that you could hear dogs barking at night. One of my co-workers didn't even have curtains in his room! And one heard someone playing a flute. Today I'm brave enough to try out this hotel and yes it is noisy. I...

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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

I was disappointed to hear that your friend couldn’t find the blackout shades. We have 2 sets of curtains in all of our rooms, light sheers in front and dark shades behind on a roller. I am also unhappy with the condition of those A/C units as well. Our renovation has made so many amazing improvements, but the new covers...

Karachi
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We were in San Francisco in March for vacations and chose to stay at Holiday Inn. Although quite a few hours I had spent finding the best option while I was planning my holidays but we found Holiday Inn to be one of the best choices that we had made. The hotel is centrally located with lots of eating out...

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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

You’re absolutely right about that manager, Ru, if I do say so myself. Thank you for sharing all of the wonderful elements that made this visit so special for you. I look forward to your next trip to S.F!

West Sussex
Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is a review of the HOLIDAY INN GOLDEN GATEWAY HOTEL, located at VAN NESS AVENUE, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA USA. I booked a double room in this hotel for myself and my family who were travelling with me. The reservation was made via BOOKING.COM and we asked for and got a double room with two double beds in it. The...

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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

Tremendous explanation of every detail! Thank you for taking the time to mention your positive experience with Mr. Baker, the gift shop lady, and the manager. Your thoughtfulness is truly appreciated.

Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Thi hotel has a great location - you can go at any direction from here and find something interesting to observe. Also there is a big variety of restaraunts and cafe in different price range so everyone can find the option that fit for them. he staff was pretty friendly too. The room has a new equipment and was pretty...

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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

We also enjoy having so many great dining choices near the hotel. It’s one of the aspects that makes San Francisco so special. I understand the frustration with those keys. We intentionally use that system because it provides a measure of security that we could not otherwise offer. Only guests with keys can operate the elevators. Thank you for staying...

Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 16 April 2014

You probably are familiar with the Holiday Inn chain if you've done any traveling in the U.S. Their San Francisco "Golden Gateway" hotel is definitely above average in terms of Holiday Inn's that I've stayed at. The rooms are standard, but clean and actually spacious (gasp). I found the hotel to be crowded when I was there (when is SF...

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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

Location, location, location. We are ideally suited for seeing so much of what the city has to offer. I am thrilled that it worked so well for you. Although I would have preferred to earn raving reviews, I suppose being better than 1,000 others will just have to do for now. Please give us another chance on your next visit.

Perth
Reviewed 9 April 2014

had 1 night stay here. great location with plenty of eateries around the area. had some fantastic thai around the corner. room was very small, parking was expensive but I understand it was in the middle of san fran. staff were courteous and welcoming. would stay again for the right price.

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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

You make a good point about the price. Although the location might be perfect and the staff courteous, it still takes a good deal to seal the deal. Thank you for giving us a chance.

Cornwall, UK.
Reviewed 7 April 2014

I stayed at this hotel in May 2013, the hotel was clean but basic, but was in a good location with the cable cars right outside to hop on, and also a bus stop. It is a short walk down the hill to china town and fishermans wharf. The rooms were clean but they need to put in new windows...

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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about the location, room cleanliness, and windows. I hope the price meets your needs again in the future so that we may welcome you back again.

London, England
Reviewed 7 April 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights in April. I have stayed in better Holiday Inn's and was slightly disappointed with the services provided (or not). The decor is very dated and needs updating. Hotel staff were polite and friendly which is always a good thing. The only saving grace about the location of the hotel is the cable car on...

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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

It sounds like you enjoyed the polite staff, clean rooms, lovely views, and nearby cable car. Hopefully you will join us again in the near future as we open our new restaurant, bar, and lobby. Thank you.

Johns Creek, Georgia
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Great location, clean and fresh room. Got a room for 170 which is great for the area. Nothing to complain about at all in the location. Public transport, restaurants and a great walk are all closed by.Very pleasantly surprised. Hotel was crowded but that is a reflection of the value I believe

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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

Value is such an important element of a rewarding stay. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on our clean and fresh rooms. The staff is working hard for just this kind of review.

Lorton, Virginia
Reviewed 3 April 2014

The hotel is undergoing renovation and I must have been in one of the renovated rooms. The room was nice, had a great view of the San Francisco skyline and was centrally located near a bunch of restaurant choices. Not to far to the wharf or golden gate park. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful.

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Ru P, Manager at Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway, responded to this review

It’s so rewarding on our end to hear that the staff were friendly and helpful. Thank you for mentioning the great location for restaurants and sightseeing.

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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Take a video tour.The Holiday Inn Hotel San Francisco Golden Gateway is located in the center of San Francisco, just steps away from the historic California Cable Car turnaround. Located in lower Nob Hill, the Holiday Inn Hotel San Francisco Golden Gateway is near all major attractions: Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf , a few blocks from Union Square and Chinatown, and the hotel is less than 10 minutes from Moscone Convention Center and a couple blocks north of City Hall/Civic Center. The 26-story, 499 room Holiday Inn Hotel San Francisco Golden Gateway offers fantastic city and bay views. Our tastefully appointed guest rooms begin on the 6th floor of the hotel and all offer flat panel TVs and free wireless Internet access. Cafe' Marlette offers a daily buffet breakfast for quick and easy service, as well as a delicious a la carte menu. Interlude Bar & Grill is a casual bistro and sports bar, with pool tables, and large screen TVs. The Holiday Inn Hotel San Francisco Golden Gateway is the perfect location for business or pleasure in thecity by the bay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway

Address: 1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109-4606
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Nob Hill
Price Range: €166 - €342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway 3.5*
Number of rooms: 499
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Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway Hotel San Francisco
San Francisco Holiday Inn
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#77 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
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“Ask for a higher floor. Our room was relatively quiet.”
  • Overall room was clean however: before of dirty bathroom light switch
  • After I used one of my Clorox disinfecting wipes
FlyTiger, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The corner room, high up, had a great view, and was beyond the traffic noise of Van Ness.”
TerribleIvan, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Van Ness facing rooms would have the best views.”
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“Corner rooms have amazing views”
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“Higher floors are quieter. Many elevators to access rooms so, you aren't waiting in long lines.”
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