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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

Based on 3126 guest reviews

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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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01/23/2022 - 01/24/2022
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Our Hotel Planner Expert Reviews of Holiday Inn Golden Gateway San Francisco

Our expert hotel planners periodically visit and review the hotels we represent in person.
"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, a local HotelPlanner San Francisco expert 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 84/100 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."

Location

83/100
570 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.

WiFi

77/100
25 reviews

"Good internet service. Average wifi quality."

Service

74/100
579 reviews

"Friendly and professional service with lovely management and decent housekeeping." Reception is alright, but restaurant service is disappointing. Great hotel security. Room service could have been improved. Booking process should be better organized.

Room

73/100
879 reviews

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 Outdated rooms with substandard TVs, kitchenettes and furnishings.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

Cleanliness

68/100
400 reviews

"Bathrooms, dining area untidy; rooms relatively untidy." Clean hotel facilities.

Value

49/100
237 reviews

"Value for money could be better. Acceptable breakfast prices." Food is a bit overpriced.

Breakfast

40/100
92 reviews

"Breakfast is reasonably priced, but not exceptional."

Rated 80/100 based on reviews from families.

"Wonderful sightseeing."

Location

81/100
170 reviews

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

Room

70/100
224 reviews

"Great rooms, with comfortable beds and lovely views." Fine room size and cleanliness. Complaints about bathroom cleanliness in out-of-date, poorly-maintained rooms. Substandard furniture, A/C, TV's and kitchenettes. Shower can be a problem.

Service

68/100
157 reviews

"Reception and service are alright." Professional and warm service and acceptable housekeeping. Great hotel security.

Pool

66/100
29 reviews

"Ordinary pool."

Cleanliness

63/100
108 reviews

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

Value

52/100
67 reviews

"Fairly good value for money. Acceptable breakfast prices."

WiFi

48/100
7 reviews

"Wifi quality could be improved."

Breakfast

39/100
35 reviews

"Breakfast is reasonably priced, but not exceptional."

Rated 77/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Pleasant entrance area. Good fitness area."

Location

86/100
81 reviews

"Great location. Decent, but pricey, parking." Shopping, restaurants and bars in the area are great.

Service

71/100
55 reviews

"Friendly service, and reception was okay."

Room

70/100
121 reviews

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

Cleanliness

66/100
45 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable. Clean hotel facilities."

Value

48/100
32 reviews

"Value for money could be better. Acceptable breakfast prices."

Breakfast

40/100
12 reviews

"Breakfast is reasonably priced, but not exceptional."

Rated 80/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Clean hotel facilities. Professional service."

Location

86/100
21 reviews

"Great location."

Service

73/100
23 reviews

"Friendly service, and reception was okay."

Room

64/100
25 reviews

"Rooms are somewhat clean but have fantastic views." Bathroom needs cleaning.

Cleanliness

60/100
18 reviews

"Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms."

Food

58/100
5 reviews

"Food is all right."

Value

46/100
8 reviews

"Value for money could be better."

Rated 76/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Good management. Professional service."

Location

86/100
16 reviews

"Great location."

Service

75/100
16 reviews

"Friendly service."

Room

66/100
26 reviews

"Rooms are somewhat clean but have fantastic views."

Cleanliness

66/100
11 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Value

48/100
7 reviews

"Value for money could be better."

Vibe

48/100
5 reviews

"Vibe is not too good."

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."

Location

82/100
519 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.

WiFi

77/100
23 reviews

"Good internet service. Average wifi quality."

Room

75/100
815 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.

Service

74/100
532 reviews

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

Cleanliness

69/100
370 reviews

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

Value

50/100
210 reviews

"Value for money could be better. Acceptable breakfast prices." Food is a bit overpriced.

Breakfast

42/100
78 reviews

"Breakfast is reasonably priced, but not exceptional."

Rated 79/100 based on reviews from families.

"Wonderful sightseeing."

Location

80/100
153 reviews

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

Room

72/100
204 reviews

"Great rooms, with comfortable beds and lovely views." Fine room size and cleanliness. Rooms are poorly-furnished and cleaned, with insufficient A/C. Old, poorly maintained rooms with subpar TV's and minibars. Shower can be a problem.

Service

71/100
145 reviews

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

Pool

67/100
26 reviews

"Ordinary pool."

Cleanliness

65/100
97 reviews

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

Value

54/100
59 reviews

"Fairly good value for money. Acceptable breakfast prices."

WiFi

48/100
6 reviews

"Wifi quality could be improved."

Breakfast

42/100
30 reviews

"Breakfast is reasonably priced, but not exceptional."

Rated 75/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Pleasant entrance area. Great shopping."

Location

85/100
76 reviews

"Great location. Decent, but pricey, parking." Shopping, restaurants and bars in the area are great.

Room

72/100
107 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.

Service

71/100
50 reviews

"Friendly service, and reception was okay."

Cleanliness

68/100
42 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable. Clean hotel facilities."

Value

48/100
28 reviews

"Value for money could be better."

Breakfast

38/100
11 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 76/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Professional service. Clean hotel facilities."

Location

86/100
18 reviews

"Great location."

Service

74/100
20 reviews

"Friendly service."

Room

67/100
23 reviews

"Rooms are somewhat clean but have fantastic views." Bathroom needs cleaning.

Cleanliness

60/100
16 reviews

"Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms."

Food

58/100
5 reviews

"Food is all right."

Value

46/100
7 reviews

"Value for money could be better."

Rated 67/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Fantastic service. Friendly service."

Location

84/100
13 reviews

"Great location."

Service

72/100
14 reviews

"Friendly service."

Cleanliness

66/100
11 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Room

66/100
26 reviews

"Rooms are somewhat clean but have fantastic views."

Value

49/100
5 reviews

"Value for money could be better."

Vibe

48/100
5 reviews

"Vibe is not too good."

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."

Location

86/100
8 reviews

"Great location near lots of shopping."

Room

69/100
5 reviews

"Room is all right."

Rated 73/100 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."

Location

87/100
27 reviews

"Great location. Decent, but pricey, parking."

Service

73/100
34 reviews

"Reception is decent, with overall friendly and professional service."

Cleanliness

61/100
19 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Room

61/100
38 reviews

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

Vibe

51/100
5 reviews

"Decent vibe."

Value

46/100
15 reviews

"Value for money could be better."

Breakfast

39/100
7 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 78/100 based on reviews from families.

"Great view. Fantastic service."

Location

84/100
13 reviews

"Great location."

Service

67/100
10 reviews

"Service is average, but very friendly."

Room

66/100
15 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Cleanliness

64/100
10 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Value

45/100
7 reviews

"Value for money could be better."

Rated 63/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Great location."

Room

61/100
8 reviews

"Room is all right."

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Property Description

With a stay at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, an IHG Hotel, you'll be centrally located in San Francisco, just a 3-minute walk from The Regency Ballroom and 14 minutes by foot from San Francisco City Hall. This hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Lombard Street and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Ghirardelli Square.

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
SF Masonic Auditorium - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Grace Cathedral - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
California Pacific Medical Center: Pacific Campus - 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
SHN Curran Theatre - 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

The nearest airports are:
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - 25 km / 15.5 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
  • 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
  • Number of bars/lounges - 1
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • 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
  • Professional property host/manager
  • 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
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Smoke-free property
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Fitness facilities
  • Conference space
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Terrace
  • 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 Safe Travels (WTTC - Global), SafeStay (AHLA - USA), 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 85.7% in the month of November 2022 and the highest average individual rate is $899 in the month of November 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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