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Holiday Inn Golden Gateway - San Francisco

1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California, 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 services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

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

The classic Holiday Inn Golden Gateway is a 3-star property located in the center of San Francisco. Occupying a 26-story historic building, the hotel was remodeled in 2005.

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway is 20 minutes' walk from the center of San Francisco. The hotel is positioned in government district of San Francisco in proximity to a church, monuments and a cathedral nearby.

PIER 39 Fisherman's Wharf is 2.4 km from the hotel and Moscone Convention Center is 1.9 km away.

A 15-minute walk to BART - Civic Center subway station. The hotel is around 20 km from San Francisco International airport.

Rooms

The property comprises of contemporary rooms, including flat, holiday home and leisure king room appointed with individual climate control, central heating, high-speed internet, television with satellite channels and a personal safe. Rooms come with the bay view. Decorated in chic design with carpet floor, the rooms feature en suite bathrooms equipped with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the bar every morning. The onsite large restaurant entices with American dishes. Serving an array of dishes, Ruth's Chris Steak House and Swan Oyster Depot are 100 meters away.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The hotel offers cars for rent to explore the local sites.

Relax

A sunbathing terrace, an outdoor swimming pool and a ballroom are available for guests' enjoyment. Fitness classes and a gym are among the on-site facilities.

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
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • No wheelchair access
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Beauty salon
  • Vending machines
  • Lobby
  • Ice machine
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Hiking
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Video games

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace

Room view

  • Bay view

Room features

  • 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

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Voice mail
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 18 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of cots 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, California, United States, 94109

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Airports
Train
  • F Market Street Car
    1.6 mi
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.7 mi
Underground
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    4600 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House (cuisine: American)
    300 ft
  • Swan Oyster Depot
    500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of floors:
    26
  • Number of rooms:
    499

Rooms and availability

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway photos Room
Guest Room
Bay view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Stereo
  • Video games
  • Radio
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway photos Room
Leisure King Room
Bay view
  • Room size:

    305 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Stereo
  • Video games
Corner Room
Bay view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Stereo
  • Video games
Corner King Room
Bay view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Home Mobility accessible
Bay view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Stereo
  • Video games
City Home
Bay view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Stereo
  • Video games
Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Stereo
  • Video games

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Local attractions

  • Painted Ladies1.1 mi
    Alamo Square, Steiner and Hayes Sts.
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park1.3 mi
    499 Jefferson St
  • Mission Dolores 1.8 mi
    3321 16th St Mission District
  • Coit Tower 1.2 mi
    1 Telegraph Hill Blvd
  • Palace of Fine Arts1.7 mi
    3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco

Near the hotel

  • Grace Cathedral2700 ft
    1100 California St
  • Fillmore Street 3500 ft
    Between Jackson and Eddy Street Pacific Heights
  • Lombard Street4600 ft
    San Francisco, CA 94109
  • Nob Hill2900 ft
    San Francisco, CA 94109
  • San Francisco City Hall 4100 ft
    1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl
  • Chinatown4800 ft
    Grant Avenue

Restaurants nearby

  • Ruth's Chris Steak House300 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

  • House of Prime Rib1300 ft

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

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

  • Dolce Amore300 ft

    Address: 1477 Van Ness Ave

    96% likes this, based on 26 reviews

  • Swan Oyster Depot500 ft

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

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

  • The Grubsteak400 ft

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

    62% likes this, based on 68 reviews
    Cuisine: Portuguese

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of floors:
    26
  • Number of rooms:
    499

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Reviews

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

7.8
FabulousBased on667 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple
    7.4

    The staff was very accomodating.

    We switched rooms 2 times. First room was on the same level as the pool. We walked into our room while a guy was soaking in the sunlight right in front of our window. Second room was on the front side with only 1 queenbed ( and we're not really small.... ). Finally, the third room was perfect. And, even though the staff can't be blamed for this, because it apparantly was fully booked, it did suck.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    The ease of the check-in process and the cleanliness of our room. Also we were on the 24th floor and had a spectacular view of the city and skyline of San Francisco. The efficient work of the concierge in helping us with a couple of local day trips was also much appreciated.

  • Single
    7.8

    The hotel was in a great location for sightseeing. I used public transportation during my stay. Access is convenient. I had a room on a higher floor with a view of the city and partial view of bay.

    I noticed the front desk staff offered different levels of service to guests. Unfortunately I received a lower quality of service. The staff was never rude. However I was given a room next to the elevator. Thankfully it wasn't too loud. But I was told they would not consider moving my room unless the noise kept me awake my first nights stay. And the rooms next the elevator are smaller than the others. It would help if the hotel upgraded their windows because you can hear street noise even on high floors.

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    Very helpful staff. good beds.the location is good ... you can get everywhere although the area is not the nicest.. preferible fisherman wharf location

    the heater was very noisy and old.

  • Family with children
    9.6

    Front desk, housekeeping, and bell staff were very friendly and helpful. I needed my final bill adjusted and the gentleman who helped me with check out was polite and accommodating. Extremely customer- centered staff.

    I had a bit of difficulty navigating the room key and parking ticket, needing to go up steps and through two doors to get to the garage, having to get the room key out for the elevator to go to my floor. We did find the exit without stairs on our third day. While it was a bit of a hassle, I do appreciate the precautions taken for my safety/security.

  • Single
    10.0

    the staff were the best. Baker on reception was a great help

  • Single
    9.6

    well the first day i opened my curtains and had a panoramic view of the bay. it was an absolutely georgous view of the city and bay, it could not have been better.

  • Couple
    7.0

    The room itself as well as the bathroom were very spacious and comfortable, certainly value for money (although a bit old-fasioned styled).

    The staff at the hotel was very friendly, but not able to check previous charges on the credit card (already confirmed by my bank), "the system is down now" was the suspicious answer I got. This is probably just holiday inn's policy and may have nothing to do with the staff's skills, who were always very helpfull. The parking is extremely expensive compared to the public parkings around.

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    Hotel staff's is cads.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    We had a 20th floor end room with panoramic views of SF and surrounding hills, the Bay, Alcatraz Island, etc. It was quite beautiful. Our room was well appointed and up to date!

    No fan in the bathroom meant humid conditions as there was not central air conditioning. Although the view was beautiful the windows were very dirty and therefore the view obscured. We are Priority Club members but were not acknowledged for this and our daily newspaper was never delivered even though we requested it to be done.

  • Single
    3.8

    Run down old rooms. Very bad ventilation. Heater makes room very hot.turning it off makes room very cold they wouldn't count my membership points because I booked through Booked.net

  • Older travelers
    3.8

    Rooms are extremely small. 2 people could not stand up at the same time and this was in a corner suite. Buffet breakfast was not up standard.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Never got an answer when calling desk from room.

  • Single
    9.2

    Very clean, room with a nice view.

    I had my 'Do not disturb' sign and housekeeping kept on calling me to see when I would take it off so they could clean my room. Do not disturb means please, do not wake me up, I'm knackered. I hated the housekeeping staff.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    The view we had from our room on the 25th floor.

    The fact that parking your car in "their" garage is not included in the exorbitant price. For three nights I paid $1147 plus tax and on top of that an extra $40.00 per night plus tax to park my car. This will deter me from staying there next time. I also want to add that I am a Priority Club Member and think that as such, maybe I could at least get free parking or a reduced amount. Priority Club status gets you a newspaper (which everyone has access to in the lobby) and a bottle of water.

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, California, United States, 94109

Get directions
Airports
Train
  • F Market Street Car
    1.6 mi
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.7 mi
Underground
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    4600 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House (cuisine: American)
    300 ft
  • Swan Oyster Depot
    500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of floors:
    26
  • Number of rooms:
    499