Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

Hiking

 Breakfast

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

Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway is located in the center of Van Ness district and offers views of Nob Hill and Golden Gate Park. Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway has been welcoming guests to its cozy rooms since 1974.

The property lies within 1.9 km from Golden Gate Park, Yerba Buena Gardens and Fisherman's Wharf. Set within a 20-minute walking distance from San Francisco city center.

The hotel is surrounded by entertainment venues and restaurants.

The property enjoys central location within a 20-minute drive to San Francisco International airport.

Rooms

For a comfortable stay Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway offers 499 rooms on 26 floors featuring cable TV with on-demand movies, individual climate control, free Wi-Fi, a private safe and an ergonomic chair. Some rooms feature a fantastic view over the bay. All rooms have carpet floor and contemporary furniture.

Eat & Drink

A delicious breakfast is served at the bar. Guests can try fresh meals of American cuisine in the small restaurant onsite. The coffee shop House of Prime Rib is around 5 minutes’ walk away.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The hotel offers car rental services on site.

Relax

On-site children facilities feature cribs and video games. A gym and fitness classes as well as snow skiing, hiking and billiards are available on the premises.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed for a fee
  • Lobby
  • Vending machines
  • Souvenir shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Ice machine

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Video games

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • City view
  • Bay view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Voice mail
  • 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. 

How to reach hotel

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

1500 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, United States, 94109

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    1.7 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • F Market Street Car
    2.6 km
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    2.8 km
Underground stations
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    1.4 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House (cuisine: American)
    70 m
  • Swan Oyster Depot
    160 m
Parks
  • Lafayette Park
    650 m
Beaches
  • North Beach
    1.6 km
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 San Francisco-Golden Gateway photos Room Standard Room
Standard Room
Bed type: King-size bed or Double beds or Double bed
Size: 28 m²
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Spacious light room includes a comfortable work desk area, a small sitting area and a convenient bathroom.

Room facilities
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    Contemporary spacious Suite consists of a cozy bedroom, a comfortable well-furnished living room and a convenient bathroom.

    How to reach hotel

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

    1500 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, United States, 94109

    Get directions
    City Center
    • San Francisco
      1.7 km
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • F Market Street Car
      2.6 km
    • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
      2.8 km
    Underground stations
    • BART - Civic Center Station
      1.4 km
    • Bus stop
      100 m
    Restaurants
    • Ruth's Chris Steak House (cuisine: American)
      70 m
    • Swan Oyster Depot
      160 m
    Parks
    • Lafayette Park
      650 m
    Beaches
    • North Beach
      1.6 km
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of floors:
      26
    • Number of rooms:
      499

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Mission District - 300 m

    Popular areas

    • Nob Hill - 800 m

    Places of interest

    • Grace Cathedral - 800 m
    • Japantown - 800 m

    Convention centers

    Sport related

    Monuments and Landmarks

    Museums

    • Euro Pacific Art Inc - 300 m
    • Foundation-San Francisco Hrtg - 400 m
    • Haas-Lilienthal House - 400 m
    • National Japanese Amer Hstrcl - 700 m
    • Asian Pacific Cultural Ctr - 800 m
    • City Arts and Lectures Inc - 900 m

    Parks

    • San Francisco City Park - 800 m

    Halls

    • Regency Building - 200 m
    • California Club of California - 200 m
    • Show Folks of America - 400 m
    • Post Street Pavilion - 700 m
    • Saint Mary's Cathedral-Assumption - 700 m

    Universities, Institutes

    • Institute-Advanced Study-Human - 100 m
    • San Francisco School of Psych - 200 m
    • Korean Center Inc - 400 m
    • Career Resources Development - 700 m
    • Alemany College - 700 m
    • California Culinary Academy - 800 m

    Medical care and Hospitals

    • Saint Francis Memorial Hosp - 400 m
    • California Pacific Med Center - 800 m

    Local attractions

    • San Francisco Art Institute - 1.6 km
      800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
    • Alamo Square - 1.6 km
      Fulton St. at Steiner St., San Francisco
    • The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi - 1.6 km
      610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco
    • Little Italy - 1.6 km
      San Francisco, CA
    • North Beach - 1.6 km
      Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

    Near the hotel

    • Haas - Lilienthal House - 440 m
      2007 Franklin Street at Washington Street, San Francisco
    • Nob Hill - 570 m
      San Francisco, CA 94109
    • Civic Center - 660 m
      Off Of Van Ness, San Francisco
    • Japan Center - 740 m
      Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, San Francisco
    • Sacramento Street - 460 m
      Between Broderick and Spruce Street, San Francisco
    • Lafayette Park - 650 m
      Washington, Sacramento, Gough and Laguna Streets, San Francisco
    • St. Mary's Cathedral - 670 m
      1111 Gough Street at Geary Street, San Francisco

    Restaurants nearby

    • Ruth's Chris Steak House - 70 m

      Address: 1601 Van Ness Avenue
      Phone: (415) 673 - 0557

      85% likes this, based on 193 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: CAD 57 - CAD 110

    • House of Prime Rib - 380 m

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

      70% likes this, based on 647 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: CAD 44 - CAD 57

    • The Grubsteak - 110 m

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

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

    • Swan Oyster Depot - 160 m

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

      71% likes this, based on 317 reviews
      Price Range: CAD 28 - CAD 40

    • Crustacean - 130 m

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

      62% likes this, based on 144 reviews
      Cuisine: Vietnamese, Asian
      Price Range: CAD 55 - CAD 108

    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 San Francisco-Golden Gateway Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn San Francisco-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 San Francisco-Golden Gateway San Francisco location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    1500 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, United States, 94109

    Get directions
    City Center
    • San Francisco
      1.7 km
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • F Market Street Car
      2.6 km
    • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
      2.8 km
    Underground stations
    • BART - Civic Center Station
      1.4 km
    • Bus stop
      100 m
    Restaurants
    • Ruth's Chris Steak House (cuisine: American)
      70 m
    • Swan Oyster Depot
      160 m
    Parks
    • Lafayette Park
      650 m
    Beaches
    • North Beach
      1.6 km
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of floors:
      26
    • Number of rooms:
      499