Holiday Inn Golden Gateway - San Francisco

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

USD 46 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Shuttle

Paid city shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

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

Set in the center of San Francisco, the classic Holiday Inn Golden Gateway provides contemporary rooms. The hotel occupies 26 floors and was renovated in 2005.

Located in Van Ness district, close to BART - Civic Center subway station and Coit Tower, New Conservatory Theatre Center and Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall. Nestled in the government district and 2 km from the city center.

Business opportunities at convention centers and exhibition centers nearby as well as a business corner, a meeting room and printers on-site are available.

A 5-minute walk to California St & Polk St cable car station. San Francisco International airport is approximately 20 minutes' drive away.

Rooms

A fantastic view over the bay welcomes guests to leisure double room and corner double room with chic décor offering TV with satellite channels, central heating, individual climate control, cable TV with on-demand movies and an individual safe. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the bar each morning. At the 24-hour restaurant guests can enjoy American cuisine. Guests can dine at Swan Oyster Depot and Ruth's Chris Steak House, about 100 meters away from the property.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway provides guesets with 24-hour concierge, laundry and 24-hour front desk.

Relax

Barbeque grills, a golf course and a tennis court are also offered on the premises. Guests will take advantage of snow skiing, hiking and billiards available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

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

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

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

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Facilities

General

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

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Video games

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace

Room view

  • Bay view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1500 Van Ness Avenue, 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
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House (cuisine: American)
    300 ft
  • Swan Oyster Depot
    600 ft
Parks
  • Lafayette Park
    2200 ft
Beaches
  • North Beach
    1.0 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    26
  • Number of rooms:
    499

Rooms and availability

Corner Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 305 sq. feet
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Bed type: Double beds or Double bed or King-size bed
Size: 305 sq. feet
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  • Private bathroom
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    Leisure King Room
    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 305 sq. feet
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      Size: 305 sq. feet
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            How to reach hotel

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

            1500 Van Ness Avenue, 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
            • Bus stop
              400 ft
            Restaurants
            • Ruth's Chris Steak House (cuisine: American)
              300 ft
            • Swan Oyster Depot
              600 ft
            Parks
            • Lafayette Park
              2200 ft
            Beaches
            • North Beach
              1.0 mi
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Number of floors:
              26
            • Number of rooms:
              499

            Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Location

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            • Mission District - 1000 ft

            Popular areas

            • Nob Hill - 2700 ft

            Places of interest

            • Japantown - 2700 ft
            • Grace Cathedral - 2700 ft

            Convention centers

            Sport related

            Monuments and Landmarks

            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

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

            Universities, Institutes

            • San Francisco School of Psych - 700 ft
            • Institute-Advanced Study-Human - 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

            • Saint Francis Memorial Hosp - 1400 ft
            • California Pacific Med Center - 2700 ft

            Local attractions

            • Little Italy - 5200 ft
              San Francisco, CA
            • 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
            • San Francisco Art Institute - 5200 ft
              800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
            • North Beach - 1.0 mi
              Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

            Near the hotel

            • Haas - Lilienthal House - 1600 ft
              2007 Franklin Street at Washington Street, San Francisco
            • Nob Hill - 2000 ft
              San Francisco, CA 94109
            • St. Mary's Cathedral - 2200 ft
              1111 Gough Street at Geary Street, 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
            • Civic Center - 2300 ft
              Off Of Van Ness, 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
              Price Range: USD 42 - USD 81

            • Crustacean - 500 ft

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

              60% likes this, based on 154 reviews
              Cuisine: Vietnamese, Asian
              Price Range: USD 43 - USD 82

            • The Grubsteak - 400 ft

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

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

            • Swan Oyster Depot - 600 ft

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

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

            • House of Prime Rib - 1400 ft

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

              72% likes this, based on 637 reviews
              Cuisine: American
              Price Range: USD 31 - USD 40

            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Number of floors:
              26
            • Number of rooms:
              499
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            Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Reviews

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

            Average guest rating

            7.6out of 10
            Fabulous
            Based on 55 reviews

            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 Golden Gateway - San Francisco San Francisco location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            1500 Van Ness Avenue, 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
            • Bus stop
              400 ft
            Restaurants
            • Ruth's Chris Steak House (cuisine: American)
              300 ft
            • Swan Oyster Depot
              600 ft
            Parks
            • Lafayette Park
              2200 ft
            Beaches
            • North Beach
              1.0 mi
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Number of floors:
              26
            • Number of rooms:
              499