Holiday Inn Golden Gateway - San Francisco

1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, United States, 94109show map
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FabulousBased on  634 reviews
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
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

Cafe

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

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
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

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

Children

  • Cots
  • Video games

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Leisure/ TV room

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
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free 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
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 18 yearsExisting beddingFREEMaximum capacity of cots in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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Getting around
Airports
Train
F Market Street Car1.6 mi
Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station1.7 mi
Underground
BART - Civic Center Station4600 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  634  reviews
  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

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

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Hotel staff's is cads.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    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

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Never got an answer when calling desk from room.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

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FabulousBased on  634 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 18 yearsExisting beddingFREEMaximum capacity of cots in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Train
F Market Street Car1.6 mi
Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station1.7 mi
Underground
BART - Civic Center Station4600 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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