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

Situated near a cinema, restaurants and entertainment venues, the 3-star Holiday Inn Golden Gateway comprises 499 rooms with a view over the bay. Renovated in 2005, the comfortable hotel has welcomed guests since 1974.

This hotel is located in a shopping area, just 1450 meters from San Francisco Cable Car System. The distance between San Francisco city center and the property is 2 km.

This hotel is placed in Van Ness district, known for a cathedral, a church and monuments.

Within a 15-minute walk guests will find BART - Civic Center subway station. Due to the hotel's convenient location, it will only take a 20-minute drive to get to San Francisco International airport.

Rooms

Guests of Holiday Inn Golden Gateway can make use of TV with satellite channels, central heating, individual climate control, cable TV with on-demand movies and a personal safe. They provide bathrooms with a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the bar. The 24-hour restaurant serves dishes of American cuisine. The hotel invites guests to the Casual Interlude bar to relax with a drink. Guests can dine at Ruth's Chris Steak House and Swan Oyster Depot, about 100 meters away from the property.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

There are car rentals available on site.

Relax

On-site children facilities feature cribs and video games. The hotel offers a gym and fitness classes to keep active guests fit.

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Hiking
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid city 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 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/ Baby cots
  • 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
  • Voice mail
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

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

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway photos Room
Guest Room
  • 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
  • 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
    • + More
  • 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
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway photos Room
Corner King Room
Bay view
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • 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
Holiday Home
Bay view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • 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
Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Check Prices
  • 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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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Mission District1000 ft

Popular areas

  • Nob Hill2700 ft

Places of interest

  • Grace Cathedral2700 ft
  • Japantown2700 ft

Convention centers

Sport related

Monuments and Landmarks

Museums

  • Euro Pacific Art Inc1000 ft
  • Foundation-San Francisco Hrtg1400 ft
  • Haas-Lilienthal House1400 ft
  • National Japanese Amer Hstrcl2700 ft
  • Asian Pacific Cultural Ctr2700 ft
  • California Assembly of Local3000 ft

Halls

  • California Club of California700 ft
  • Regency Building700 ft
  • Show Folks of America1400 ft
  • Post Street Pavilion2300 ft
  • Saint Mary's Cathedral-Assumption2300 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • Institute-Advanced Study-Human700 ft
  • San Francisco School of Psych700 ft
  • Korean Center Inc1400 ft
  • Alemany College2300 ft
  • Career Resources Development2300 ft
  • California Culinary Academy2700 ft

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Saint Francis Memorial Hosp1400 ft
  • California Pacific Med Center2700 ft

Local attractions

  • San Francisco Art Institute5100 ft
    800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
  • Alamo Square5300 ft
    Fulton St. at Steiner St., San Francisco
  • The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi1.0 mi
    610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco
  • Little Italy5200 ft
    San Francisco, CA
  • North Beach1.0 mi
    Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

Near the hotel

  • Haas - Lilienthal House1500 ft
    2007 Franklin Street at Washington Street, San Francisco
  • Nob Hill1900 ft
    San Francisco, CA 94109
  • Civic Center2200 ft
    Off Of Van Ness, San Francisco
  • Japan Center2500 ft
    Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, San Francisco
  • Sacramento Street1600 ft
    Between Broderick and Spruce Street, San Francisco
  • Lafayette Park2200 ft
    Washington, Sacramento, Gough and Laguna Streets, San Francisco
  • St. Mary's Cathedral2200 ft
    1111 Gough Street at Geary Street, San Francisco

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

  • The Grubsteak400 ft

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

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

  • Swan Oyster Depot600 ft

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

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

  • Crustacean500 ft

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

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

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • 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

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