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Holiday Inn Golden Gateway An Ihg Hotel

1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109 US near Exit 2c b on I-80 (~1.7mi)
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3.5 Star Property Near The Regency Ballroom
IHG launches IHG Way of Clean program: Reduced contact at check-in / reception services; Visible verification of sanitized items in guest rooms; Additional deep cleaning of high touch surfaces, social distancing in public spaces; New standards and service approach to buffets, banquets, room-service and catering.
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4.0/5

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  • Free WiFi
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Free WiFi (limited) time - 2
  • Free WiFi (limited) duration - per day
  • Smoke-free property
  • Fitness facilities
  • Pool sun loungers
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11/27/2021 - 11/28/2021
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"Excellent Value Hotel - Not your typical Holiday Inn!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
This Holiday Inn provides excellent value accommodations in a nice, residential part of the city. This property, while under the Holiday Inn flag, is NOT your typical Holiday Inn. Unlike the other, simple, two floor properties that are common of this brand, this Holiday Inn is a stylish, 26 floor hotel with a ton of meeting space and an outdoor rooftop pool. I was especially impressed with the sleeping rooms, which look like they could belong in a trendy 4 star hotel, rather than a Holiday Inn. The hotel's location is central, and accessible to all major tourist attractions, but it is not right in the thick of them. Instead, it is located in a nice neighborhood, right next to these local hotspots. So, the area immediately surrounding the hotel is a pleasant place to walk around and shop (not touristy like Union Square or edgy like downtown). You also have the benefit of excellent views from every room, since there are no other large buildings obstructing your view. The hotel also has several large, flexible spaces for events as well as an on-site restaurant. Currently, the spaces and restaurant are very basic, but should make a stylish transformation to match the sleeping rooms after the current renovations. I recommend this hotel as it provides excellent value for the price all year, and is an easy and spacious option for any group.
Aria T from US flag
12-Nov-2013 Verified Review

Verified Reviews of Holiday Inn Golden Gateway An Ihg Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Muy limpio y comodo."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Muy limpio y comodo. Excelente atencion x Mili.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
25-May-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Thu May 20 to Mon May 24 2021 at a $142.19 average nightly rate.
"Cleanliness and staff also location."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Rate very high on cleanliness of lobby areas and especially room. Staff helpful. Location close to medical facilities. Parking area felt safe.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
20-Aug-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Aug 18 to Wed Aug 19 2020 at a $139.00 average nightly rate.
"Met expectations. Cleanliness, courtesy of staff and location."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Met Cleanliness expectations as concern about virus very high. Staff courteous and helpful. Location to medical facilities a real plus.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
20-Aug-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Aug 18 to Wed Aug 19 2020 at a $139.00 average nightly rate.
"Great Location!"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
My teenage daughter and I stayed for five days during her Spring Break. We were able to walk a short distance to Starbucks, bus stops, cable car stops and restaurants. The room was on the 14th floor so no street noise however we could hear our neighbors convo at times. Staff was gracious and very helpful regarding our numerous questions about weather, directions, tour suggestions, etc. Will stay here again for our return in the future:).
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
10-Mar-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Mar 07 to Wed Mar 11 2020 at a $107.27 average nightly rate.
"Clean and well kept hotel room."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Staff were very helpful and professional during our stay in san Francisco.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
13-May-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri May 10 to Sun May 12 2019 at a $152.00 average nightly rate.
"Great location, lots of snafus."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Maybe I just caught this hotel during an off week, but I'm little embarrassed that I brought a group here. Check in took forever because the machine that makes key cards didn't work. They walked people up to let them into their rooms. Mine smelled badly of cigarettes and when I asked for a new one, they made me wait in the smelly room while they tried to find something else. The next morning, the WiFi wasn't working and when I called to inquire I was just told "we know." The fitness room was functional but a bit of a mess (towels on the floor, empty container of purell wipes). The location is great and the rooms are old, but clean and good sized for the city. Just a lot of inconveniences that made it more difficult to stay on schedule and get needed work done.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
13-Mar-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Mar 12 to Thu Mar 14 2019 at a $242.30 average nightly rate.

Summary of Verified Reviews

Rated 80/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good business hotel. Close to Starbucks. Close to restaurants and bars with nearby parking areas. Great rooms and fantastic service. Great pool."

Location

83/100
561 reviews

"Good location, close to public transport." Good car access, but so-so parking. Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping. Parking should be cheaper.

Service

77/100
556 reviews

"Mostly friendly and professional service, but bad restaurant service." Reception and management are fine. Great hotel security. Room service could have been improved. Booking process should be better organized.

Pool

74/100
58 reviews

"Great pool."

Room

74/100
844 reviews

"Great rooms, with comfortable beds and lovely views." Rooms are clean enough, but badly maintained and small with bad furnishing. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Rooms are older, with low rated A/C, TV's and kitchenettes. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

70/100
362 reviews

"Clean hotel facilities. Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms."

WiFi

65/100
21 reviews

"Regular internet service. Wifi quality could be improved."

Value

48/100
234 reviews

"Value for money could be better. Pricey breakfast and dining."

Breakfast

47/100
93 reviews

"Some complaints about quality and price of breakfast."

Rated 79/100 based on reviews from families.

"Beautiful architecture. Wonderful sightseeing."

Location

84/100
163 reviews

"Good location, close to public transport. Decent, but pricey, parking." Great sightseeing, restaurants and shopping nearby.

Service

77/100
140 reviews

"Friendly and professional service with decent reception and housekeeping." Great hotel security.

Pool

75/100
28 reviews

"Great pool."

Room

71/100
212 reviews

"Great rooms, with comfortable beds and lovely views." Rooms are moderately clean, but a bit small and poorly-maintained. Guests disliked the TVs and furnishing, as well as bathroom cleanliness. Outdated rooms with poor kitchenettes, minibars and A/C. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

65/100
98 reviews

"Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms. Clean hotel facilities."

Value

55/100
65 reviews

"Fairly good value for money. High priced breakfast."

Breakfast

46/100
35 reviews

"Some complaints about quality and price of breakfast."

WiFi

34/100
6 reviews

"Wifi quality could be improved."

Rated 76/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Location is great. Nice rooms."

Location

80/100
75 reviews

"Good location, close to public transport. Pricey, inconvenient parking." Good restaurants & bars in the area.

Room

75/100
111 reviews

"Great rooms, with comfortable beds and lovely views." Rooms are moderately clean, but a bit small and poorly-maintained. Older rooms with inadequate A/C, furniture, and bathrooms.

Cleanliness

73/100
36 reviews

"Relatively clean rooms."

Service

72/100
53 reviews

"Friendly service, and reception was okay."

Breakfast

44/100
14 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Value

42/100
31 reviews

"Value for money could be better."

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Professional service. Clean hotel facilities."

Location

87/100
20 reviews

"Great location."

Service

73/100
24 reviews

"Friendly service, and reception was okay."

Room

71/100
24 reviews

"Great rooms, with comfortable beds and lovely views." Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms.

Cleanliness

68/100
17 reviews

"Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms."

Food

64/100
6 reviews

"Food is all right."

Value

45/100
8 reviews

"Value for money could be better."

Rated 77/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Near city centre. Great room."

Location

85/100
18 reviews

"Great location."

Service

77/100
20 reviews

"Friendly service."

Food

74/100
5 reviews

"Delicious food."

Cleanliness

66/100
11 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Room

65/100
33 reviews

"Clean enough rooms and wonderful views, but the bathrooms are below average."

Value

50/100
8 reviews

"Fairly good value for money."

Breakfast

43/100
5 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 82/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good business hotel. Close to Starbucks. Close to restaurants and bars with nearby parking areas. Great rooms and fantastic service. Great pool."

Location

84/100
5 reviews

"Great location."

Room

71/100
9 reviews

"Lovely rooms with pleasant views."

Rated 88/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good business hotel. Close to Starbucks. Close to restaurants and bars with nearby parking areas. Great rooms and fantastic service. Great pool."

Location

87/100
10 reviews

"Great location."

Service

81/100
5 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Room

70/100
6 reviews

"Room is all right."

Comfort

61/100
6 reviews

"Comfortable."

Rated 78/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good business hotel. Close to Starbucks. Close to restaurants and bars with nearby parking areas. Great rooms and fantastic service. Great pool."

Location

83/100
9 reviews

"Great location."

Room

69/100
7 reviews

"Room is all right."

Rated 77/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good business hotel. Close to Starbucks. Close to restaurants and bars with nearby parking areas. Great rooms and fantastic service. Great pool."

Location

85/100
19 reviews

"Great location."

Service

75/100
23 reviews

"Service is professional and friendly."

Room

67/100
25 reviews

"Beds and views are impressive, but cleanliness just so-so."

Cleanliness

63/100
13 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Value

49/100
9 reviews

"Value for money could be better."

Rated 77/100 based on reviews from families.

"Great view. Fantastic service."

Location

86/100
10 reviews

"Great location."

Service

79/100
5 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Room

67/100
12 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Cleanliness

65/100
8 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Rated 77/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good business hotel. Close to Starbucks. Close to restaurants and bars with nearby parking areas. Great rooms and fantastic service. Great pool."

Location

83/100
507 reviews

"Good location, close to public transport." Good car access, but so-so parking. Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping. Parking should be cheaper.

Service

78/100
516 reviews

"Friendly service with adequate reception, housekeeping, and management." Great hotel security. Booking process should be better organized.

Pool

75/100
54 reviews

"Great pool."

Room

75/100
786 reviews

"Great rooms, with comfortable beds and lovely views." Rooms are moderately clean, but a bit small and poorly-maintained. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Outdated rooms with substandard TVs, kitchenettes and furnishings. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

71/100
336 reviews

"Clean hotel facilities. Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms."

WiFi

58/100
19 reviews

"Regular internet service. Wifi quality could be improved."

Value

47/100
216 reviews

"Value for money could be better. Pricey breakfast and dining."

Breakfast

46/100
84 reviews

"Some complaints about quality and price of breakfast."

Rated 78/100 based on reviews from families.

"Beautiful architecture. Wonderful sightseeing."

Location

83/100
147 reviews

"Good location, close to public transport. Decent, but pricey, parking." Great sightseeing, restaurants and shopping nearby.

Service

77/100
133 reviews

"Friendly and professional service with decent reception and housekeeping." Great hotel security.

Pool

75/100
25 reviews

"Great pool."

Room

72/100
195 reviews

"Great rooms, with comfortable beds and lovely views." Rooms are moderately clean, but a bit small and poorly-maintained. Guests disliked the TVs and furnishing, as well as bathroom cleanliness. Outdated rooms with poor kitchenettes, minibars and A/C. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

67/100
89 reviews

"Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms. Clean hotel facilities."

Value

55/100
61 reviews

"Fairly good value for money. High priced breakfast."

Breakfast

47/100
34 reviews

"Some complaints about quality and price of breakfast."

WiFi

35/100
5 reviews

"Complaints about WiFi."

Rated 74/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Great shopping."

Location

81/100
70 reviews

"Good location, close to public transport. Pricey, inconvenient parking." Good restaurants & bars in the area.

Room

75/100
100 reviews

"Great rooms, with comfortable beds and lovely views." Decent, if small, rooms with alright cleanliness. Rooms in need of maintenance, with poorly rated bathrooms and furniture.

Cleanliness

73/100
34 reviews

"Relatively clean rooms."

Service

72/100
49 reviews

"Friendly service, and reception was okay."

Wellness Area

52/100
5 reviews

"Sufficient wellness & sports facilities."

Breakfast

44/100
13 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Value

42/100
29 reviews

"Value for money could be better."

Rated 79/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Good restaurants & bars in the area. Comfortable beds."

Location

86/100
15 reviews

"Great location."

Service

76/100
20 reviews

"Friendly service, and reception was okay."

Room

71/100
22 reviews

"Great rooms, with comfortable beds and lovely views." Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms.

Cleanliness

69/100
15 reviews

"Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms."

Food

64/100
6 reviews

"Food is all right."

Value

45/100
7 reviews

"Value for money could be better."

Rated 67/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Great room."

Location

84/100
13 reviews

"Great location."

Service

76/100
19 reviews

"Friendly service."

Cleanliness

66/100
11 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Room

64/100
30 reviews

"Clean enough rooms and wonderful views, but the bathrooms are below average."

Value

51/100
6 reviews

"Fairly good value for money."

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Property Description

A stay at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, an IHG Hotel places you in the heart of San Francisco, steps from Van Ness Avenue and 3 minutes by foot from The Regency Ballroom. This hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Great American Music Hall and 0.6 mi (1 km) from Grace Cathedral.

Grab a bite from the snack bar/deli serving guests of Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, an IHG Hotel. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge.

Make yourself at home in one of the 496 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Van Ness Avenue - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
The Regency Ballroom - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Great American Music Hall - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Grace Cathedral - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Union Street - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
San Francisco City Hall - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
War Memorial Opera House - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Civic Center Plaza - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Cable Car Museum - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Fillmore Auditorium - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
555 California Street - 1.7 km / 1 mi
Orpheum Theater - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Lombard Street - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi

The nearest airports are:
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - 24.2 km / 15 mi
Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) - 31.8 km / 19.8 mi
Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 48.1 km / 29.9 mi

The preferred airport for Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, an IHG Hotel is San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in San Francisco? This hotel has facilities measuring 18000 square feet (1672 square meters), including conference space. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities including an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Amenities / Features

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 12:00 PM
  • Minimum age of oldest guest: 21
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Outdoor pool
  • Banquet hall
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Ballroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1672
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Roll-in shower
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Accessible bathroom
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Total number of rooms - 496
  • Number of floors - 26
  • Property follows sanitization practices of WELL Health-Safety Rating (IWBI)
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Free WiFi (limited) time - 2
  • Free WiFi (limited) duration - per day
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-out
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Multilingual staff
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar/lounge
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Smoke-free property
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Conference space
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • ATM/banking
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Conference space size (feet) - 18000
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour business center

Airport & Shuttle Information

SFO- 13 miles/25 minutes away.Taxi $50.00 o/w andShuttle $17.00 o/w.OAK- 22 miles/40 minutes away.Taxi $60.00 o/w and Shuttle $28.00 o/w.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

We have a full restaurant on-site that serves breakfast. Guests can either purchase a Continental Buffet, American Buffet, Grab-n-Go or a full a la carte menu. Prices vary based on breakfast selections.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Service animals are allowed

Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

Pets not allowed

A non-refundable pet policy applies.

Internet / WiFI

We offer complimentary WiFi in all guest rooms and public areas to guests.

Misc Fees / Policies

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 45.63 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Free WiFi in public areas is limited to 2 hours per day.
  • Parking height restrictions apply.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.
  • Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.
  • Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.
  • Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.
  • This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG).
  • This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA), Safe Travels (WTTC - Global), and WELL Health-Safety Rating (IWBI).
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Cleaning Policies

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Protective clothing is available to guests

Masks are available to guests

Gloves are available to guests

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Social distancing measures are in place

Contactless check-in is available

Individually-wrapped food options are available

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast

Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch

Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner

Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly

Temperature checks are available to guests

Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Contactless check-out is available

Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection

Cashless transactions are available

Masks are compulsory at the property

Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Clean Promise (IHG)

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

About Holiday Inn

  • Full-service hotel offering three different experiences: Holiday Inn Express ideal for the business traveler, Holiday Inn Resorts for family fun and relaxation, and the Holiday Inn Club Vacations, suitable for family and friends with spacious accommodations
  • Offering comfort and family-oriented service, children stay and eat free at Holiday Inn properties
  • Free high-speed internet access
  • Restaurants and bars on-site with good food and drinks for all ages
  • Indoor or Outdoor swimming pools based on location
  • Great exercise facilities
  • Based on select properties, Holiday Inn's The Hub is the perfect entertainment spot and gaming area with a media lounge, fire pits, etc.

The Holiday Inn highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Group vs. Individual Rates at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway San Francisco

Rate fluctuations of Holiday Inn Golden Gateway San Francisco

The graph above is trends of room rates for both group/meeting quotes and the lowest online individual prices our rate checker could find at the time the group/meeting offer was entered. The most competitive group or meeting displayed is 74.1% in the month of September 2022 and the highest average individual rate is $789 in the month of September 2022. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway San Francisco in a month when rates are lower.

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