Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway

1500 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, United States, 94109  show map
 3 stars
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Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

Hiking

 Breakfast

Verified Reviews:

  • Nice bathroom - Room has plenty of space - Nice restaurants
  • Fantastic a/c - Quick elevators - Staff is rude
  • Service is poor - Staff was friendly - Clean bed
  • Free parking - Modern rooms - Facilities look good
  • Breakfast was reasonable - Free wifi - Good central location

Overview

Numerous popular attractions, financial establishments and cultural sites can be reached within walking distance from Holiday Inn San Francisco Hotel, the three-star property, which is often visited by leisure makers and business guests alike.

This 26-storey building comprises a heated outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and free Wi-Fi connection.

All of 499 including suites are smartly appointed and feature coffee makers, private bathrooms and plasma TVs.

The hotel includes two restaurants on-site, serving international delights apart from traditional local cuisine.

California Cable Car Line is a few steps from the hotel by foot.

The hotel personnel speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Polish, Russian, Arabic, Korean, Tagalog / Filipino.

Number of floors:   26.  Number of rooms:   499.

Rooms

Modern yet elegant rooms are all equipped with satellite TVs, in-room movies and video games, working desks, Wi-Fi connection, telephones, private bathrooms with bathtubs and hair dryers, comfortable beds and rich linens. In addition, coffee makers and mini-fridges are also available in each room.

Dining options

A full breakfast is served daily from 6.30am till 11.30am at Cafe Marlette at extra price.

The Cafe Marlette is the on-site restaurant, serving California cuisine for breakfast and lunch.

Interlude Bar & Grill, offering to try Juliana's pizzas, is open for dinner every day from 4.30pm till 10pm.

Interlude Bar & Grill also treats to drinks, beers and wines every evening.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Seven meeting rooms with all business facilities are aimed at ensuring comfortable work away from home. The largest meeting room can host up to 600 guests.

Business center is appointed with a printer, a copier, PCs, faxes etc.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and in the hotel rooms.

Leisure

The fitness center features free weights, stair-steppers, elliptical machine and exercise bicycles. There is a heated outdoor swimming pool at your total disposal.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed for a fee
  • Lobby
  • Vending machines
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Ice machine

Guest Parking

  • private parking is possible on site at USD 46 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Video games

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Leisure/TV room

Room view

  • City view
  • Bay view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Kitchen facilities

  • Mini-fridge

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  1 am

Check-Out

  • until  1 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway San Francisco location
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Hotel Address:

1500 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, United States, 94109

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    1.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • F Market Street Car
    1.6 mi
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.7 mi
Underground stations
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    4600 ft
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    4600 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House (cuisine: American, Steakhouse)
    300 ft
  • Swan Oyster Depot (cuisine: Seafood, Chowder)
    600 ft
Parks
  • Lafayette Park
    2200 ft
Beaches
  • North Beach
    1.0 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  1 am
  • Check-Out:
    until  1 am
  • Number of floors:
    26
  • Number of rooms:
    499

Rooms and availability

Modern yet elegant rooms are all equipped with satellite TVs, in-room movies and video games, working desks, Wi-Fi connection, telephones, private bathrooms with bathtubs and hair dryers, comfortable beds and rich linens. In addition, coffee makers and mini-fridges are also available in each room.

Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway Standard RoomHoliday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway Standard Room
Standard Room
Bed type: King Size bed or Double beds or Double Bed
Size: 305 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Spacious light room includes a comfortable work desk area, a small sitting area and a convenient bathroom.

Room facilities
    Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway Suite
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    Contemporary spacious Suite consists of a cozy bedroom, a comfortable well-furnished living room and a convenient bathroom.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway San Francisco location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    1500 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, United States, 94109

    Get directions
    City Center
    • San Francisco
      1.1 mi
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • F Market Street Car
      1.6 mi
    • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
      1.7 mi
    Underground stations
    • BART - Civic Center Station
      4600 ft
    • BART - Powell St. Station
      4600 ft
    • Bus stop
      400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Ruth's Chris Steak House (cuisine: American, Steakhouse)
      300 ft
    • Swan Oyster Depot (cuisine: Seafood, Chowder)
      600 ft
    Parks
    • Lafayette Park
      2200 ft
    Beaches
    • North Beach
      1.0 mi
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  1 am
    • Check-Out:
      until  1 am
    • Number of floors:
      26
    • Number of rooms:
      499

    Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway Location

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    What's nearby

    What's nearby.

    Chinatown, the largest Chinese community in USA, is situated 1.6km away.

    Ghirardelli Square, full of attractions and tourist acrivities, is only 1km from the hotel.

    Golden Gate Bridge, offering stunning views, is situated nearly 3km fromt he hotel's doorstep.

    Moscone Convention Center, which is largest convention and exhibition complex, is 2km from the hotel.

    Yuerba Muena Gardens, a perfect family destination, can be reached within a small drive from the Holiday Inn San Francisco.

    Tourist attractions

    Popular areas

    • Nob Hill - 2700 ft

    Places of interest

    • Grace Cathedral - 2700 ft
    • Japantown - 2700 ft

    Convention centers

    Sport related

    Museums

    • Euro Pacific Art Inc - 1000 ft
    • Foundation-San Francisco Hrtg - 1400 ft
    • Haas-Lilienthal House - 1400 ft
    • National Japanese Amer Hstrcl - 2700 ft
    • Asian Pacific Cultural Ctr - 2700 ft
    • California Assembly of Local - 3000 ft

    Parks

    Halls

    • California Club of California - 700 ft
    • Regency Building - 700 ft
    • Show Folks of America - 1400 ft
    • Post Street Pavilion - 2300 ft
    • Saint Mary's Cathedral-Assumption - 2300 ft

    Universities, Institutes

    • Institute-Advanced Study-Human - 700 ft
    • San Francisco School of Psych - 700 ft
    • Korean Center Inc - 1400 ft
    • Alemany College - 2300 ft
    • Career Resources Development - 2300 ft
    • California Culinary Academy - 2700 ft

    Medical care and Hospitals

    Local Attractions

    • San Francisco Art Institute - 5100 ft
      800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
    • Alamo Square - 5300 ft
      Fulton St. at Steiner St., San Francisco
    • The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi - 1.0 mi
      610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco
    • Little Italy - 5200 ft
      San Francisco, CA
    • North Beach - 1.0 mi
      Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

    Near the hotelNear the hotel

    • Haas - Lilienthal House - 1500 ft
      2007 Franklin Street at Washington Street, San Francisco
    • Nob Hill - 1900 ft
      San Francisco, CA 94109
    • Civic Center - 2200 ft
      Off Of Van Ness, San Francisco
    • Japan Center - 2500 ft
      Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, San Francisco
    • Sacramento Street - 1600 ft
      Between Broderick and Spruce Street, San Francisco
    • Lafayette Park - 2200 ft
      Washington, Sacramento, Gough and Laguna Streets, San Francisco
    • St. Mary's Cathedral - 2200 ft
      1111 Gough Street at Geary Street, San Francisco

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Ruth's Chris Steak House - 300 ft

      Address: 1601 Van Ness Avenue
      Phone: (415) 673 - 0557

      85% likes this, based on 193 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
      Price Range: USD 42 - USD 81

    • House of Prime Rib - 1300 ft

      Address: 1906 Van Ness Ave
      Phone: 415-885-4605

      70% likes this, based on 647 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
      Price Range: USD 33 - USD 42

    • The Grubsteak - 400 ft

      Address: 1525 Pine St
      Phone: 415-673-8268

      60% likes this, based on 75 reviews
      Cuisine: Hamburgers, Portuguese

    • Swan Oyster Depot - 600 ft

      Address: 1517 Polk St
      Phone: 415-673-1101

      71% likes this, based on 317 reviews
      Cuisine: Seafood, Chowder
      Price Range: USD 21 - USD 30

    • Crustacean - 500 ft

      Address: 1475 Polk Street
      Phone: (415) 776-2722

      62% likes this, based on 144 reviews
      Cuisine: Seafood, Vietnamese, Asian, Pacific Rim
      Price Range: USD 41 - USD 80

    Getting there.

    San Francisco International Airport is almost 21km away.

    Take 101 North, exit Mission St. Turn Right on Mission St. 1 block to Van Ness Avenue, turn Left. Hotel is 2.5km North on Van Ness Avenue on right side. Oakland International Airport is 32km far. 880 North to 80 West across Bay Bridge ($6 Toll). Exit Fremont St. Turn Left on Pine. Follow Pine for 1.6km, turn Right on Van Ness Ave. The hotel is on corner of Pine St. and Van Ness Avenue.

    Getting around.

    California Cable Car Line is next to the hotel.

    Civic Center Subway Station is nearly 1.6km away (three blocks only).

    Private parking offers 300 parking places and costs USD38 per day.

    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  1 am
    • Check-Out:
      until  1 am
    • Number of floors:
      26
    • Number of rooms:
      499
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    Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway

    Individual guest reviews

    • Family with children
      6.2

      They shoudnt charge for parking for hotel guest. I rent a 80$ car and i had to pay 43$ for 1 day parking, it means that next time i will find another hotel with freebsd parking for next time(november)

    • Single
      8.8

      Location - bar had good drinks . Front desk staff when I checked in was excellent.

      Expensive as is everything in San Francisco

    • Older travelers
      4.6

      A comfortable bed is really the only positive thing to mention about this hotel.

      Awful, incompetent, unhelpful staff. Lousy check-in and check-out procedures. Check-in was at 3pm. We arrived at 8pm and our room wasn't ready! We had to wait 45 minutes with our luggage in the lobby. We were offered a compensation drink in the bar... well, we don't really drink so what's the point? we had traveled for hours and had to wait for a room. Also, the hotel description on your website is not accurate or current. It is an old, rundown hotel. The pool was closed. The views are not what the hotel name suggests (no Golden Gate view at all). We have been travelers for many many years and this was probably our biggest disappointment ever. A shame because San Francisco is so well worth a visit!

    • Couple
      9.6

      close to some great restaurants, downtown SF, and public transportation

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      The location suited well. Van Ness is a central street and Fisherman's Wharf Was a nice walk as well as Union Square.

      Dinning options in the hotel were not the best.

    • Single
      5.4

      The first day I stayed there I left the room at 07.30 in the morning. I came back at 1.30pm and the room was not yet cleaned. I had to call someone to clean the room. It is just unacceptable for this kind of hotel....

    • Group of friends
      5.8

      The room service was good and the beds were comfy

      We booked it becuase of the pool but when we got there we found the pool was closed for the whole of our stay. The location wasn't particularly good for sightseeing.

    • Family with children
      4.2

      If you reserve with Booking they give you the room next to the elevator which is very noisy during all the day. The staff is not very professional; I asked to change the room and they told me that in that day the were complete and the move to the other room was possible only the day after. These was completely false because a friend of mine reserved a room for the same day 30 min. after. Parking very expensive, in the nearby street you can find easy parking for the half price. The zone is not very beautiful, the only nice thing is the cable car stop next to the exit.

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      Hotel charged for the room in advance (no indication of this on the booking confirmation) and charged 120$ more than the amount on the booking confirmation from Booked.net $ 758 instead of $636

    • Couple
      8.8

      Quiet comfortable convient reasonable price. Hotel staff was great we were there for our 10yr anniversary and I must say I enjoyed this honeymoon better then our first. Breakfast at the hotel was a little over priced and needs more of a variety. Nut what we had was good.

      The bed was a bit.too soft. And the restaurant staff was not great. We were sat bit never given a menu until.after our drinks were brought. Took a bit long too.

    • Single
      8.8

      The location is excellent, near the corner of Van Ness and California Sts. Puts you in a good position to access public transportation to wherever you need to go in the city. I just park my car in the garage and forget about it until I check out. No hassles with finding parking, paying for additional parking, etc.

      The rooms are on the small side, and the windows need some cleaning, but the views of the San Francisco skyline and the sf Bay are outstanding.

    • Family with children
      7.8

      Great location, rooms and bath very nice and clean, great view, chambermaids very helpful, extras for our 9 family members, sunny room, nice french linen, good shower, entrance convenient - drive right up - Starbucks next door

      The ladies at the reception were very nice and professional. On the 2nd last night the 2 men at the reception told me that we had to check out as the room was just for 4 nights. I had to contact e-bookers for them to prove that we reserved for 5 nights, but the men at the reception were very loud, rude and arrogant. In the end we were right but lost over an hour and ruined our plans as a family together after a very sad family funeral. Also we did not receive our telephone messages that our family members left for us.

    • Group of friends
      5.8

      Location is good near the fishman pier and could walk to the Union Square.

      Service is not good especially for the parking where could not find anyone to help for luggages.and the parking is too expensive without service.

    • Single
      8.8

      Location and price. My room had a nice view of sf.

      Very noisy room both from hall and adjacent elevator

    • Single
      7.8

      I like the corner rooms with the spectacular views. Also, I like that breakfast is included in the cost of the room. I also like the international flavor of the hotel--lots of guests traveling from other countries.

      I do think parking is too expensive, though. I'd like to see some sort of package where parking is included.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway San Francisco location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    1500 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, United States, 94109

    Get directions
    City Center
    • San Francisco
      1.1 mi
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • F Market Street Car
      1.6 mi
    • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
      1.7 mi
    Underground stations
    • BART - Civic Center Station
      4600 ft
    • BART - Powell St. Station
      4600 ft
    • Bus stop
      400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Ruth's Chris Steak House (cuisine: American, Steakhouse)
      300 ft
    • Swan Oyster Depot (cuisine: Seafood, Chowder)
      600 ft
    Parks
    • Lafayette Park
      2200 ft
    Beaches
    • North Beach
      1.0 mi
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  1 am
    • Check-Out:
      until  1 am
    • Number of floors:
      26
    • Number of rooms:
      499