Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway

Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway

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1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
The Best in Quality, Service and Exceptional ValueEnjoy breathtaking views of the city and San Francisco Bay from every hotel room when you stay at the newly-renovated Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, a 26 ... Read more
story high-rise. Located in the heart of downtown between the neighborhoods of Nob Hill and Pacific Heights, our AAA Three-Diamond San Francisco CA hotel offers affordable lodging conveniently near everything this exciting city has to offer.The historic California Street cable car line is just steps away. The Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Union Square, Chinatown, Moscone Convention Center and a variety of San Francisco CA sightseeing tours are all within minutes of the hotel.


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Fitness Center
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Business Center
Airport Transfer
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms
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Staying here New Years Eve so we could go to the big #ImagineNYE party at the Palace of fine arts. Perfect place to stay in the city, lots of restaurants within walking distant. Our room was perfect with corner windows, pleasant staff. Follow our travel blog on

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Los Angeles

Great location!! Easily located to stores and mall. Room was spectacular and had plenty of room.

Staff was friendly, accommodating and helpful. This location will be my go to for work travel.

Local from San Francisco

When I was a kid, I didn't like this hotel. It was a symbol of how dark and gritty Van Ness seemed to me. This was 20 years ago.

Today, the hotel is new and Van Ness is bustling with activity (if it was like this before, I really can't recall). The Holiday Inn Golden Gate sits conveniently near the 49 and 47 lines which take travelers to the following: Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, Caltrain, AT&T Park, the Mission, Civic Center and more. Additionally, the hotel sits just a block away from Polk Street, where several of my favorite bars in the city sit.

The staff are really friendly. Several of them have worked here for over two decades. If you really want to know about San Francisco, talk to these folks.

Finally, the bed is wonderful. They include two types of pillows, labeled by firmness. Combined with the great views, it's wholly comforting.

Belo Horizonte

Great location! Convenient area with coffee shops, stores, drugstore and restaurants. Access to cable car line or a short walk to the Powell line.

Staff were very helpful, friendly and approachable. The room was confortable, cozy and clean. High floor rooms have a beautiful view of SF.

Just parking was way too expensive, that's my only complain.


We stayed in the holiday inn San Francisco, after a big mix up with our vouchers with best flights that organized our booking, and arriving in San Fran , only to find out that we were not booked in on that date, and left sitting in the foyer for many hours until afternoon shift came on , and after they got sick of us sitting on foyer waiting for Perth just flights to open up due to time difference, we were taken in to a room and told to fix problem up the next day, the hotel did turn out to be a very nice hotel too stay in even though I do give them four stars I feel on arrival the way we were treated was not even worth one star.

Los Angeles

Get a bottle of champagne, a blanket, some lovely hors d'ouvres. Take the elevator to the top floor. Head left. Get to the end of the hallway to the emergency exit. Open the door. Go up up up. Get to the roof. Once on the roof you will see a big square box (elevator shaft) with a ladder. Head up that ladder. Lay the blanket down, light a candle, and enjoy the view of the entire Bay Area. Tell the one you're with you love them. Rejoice.


A Holiday Inn is a no-nonsense hotel, no surprises but this is a pretty awesome place for any SF visitor. It's right on the Van Ness/California intersection which means that you can hop on a cable car right outside the hotel or take a bus down toward City Hall. The views of the city skyline are amazing and the wi-fi is free. On top of all that, if you need to a rent a car, a City-Rent-a-Car can be booked from the hotel gift shop and they've got awesome car rental rates. Moreover you can park that car at your hotel making it really handy. Getting around SF couldn't be any easier from this starting point.

Passo Fundo

Cheap and comfortable option.

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Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Pets allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Meeting rooms 13
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • 24-hour business center
  • ATM/banking
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Pillow menu
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Cable TV service
  • Premium TV channels
  • LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspaper
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 496
  • Number of floors - 26
  • Express check-out
Holiday Inn San Francisco - Golden Gateway

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