Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway

Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway

1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
+1 415 441 4000

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Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway
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About Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway

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  • Enhanced cleaning
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  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

The Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway offers a full-service conference center and hotel located in the heart of downtown San Francisco. The hotel is situated between the Golden Gate Bridge, Nob Hill, and Fisherman’s Wharf, for a true city experience without having to go far at all.

This 26-story hotel offers 496 guest rooms that start on the 6th floor, which means all guests have a room with a view. Every room offers stunning views of the city or San Francisco Bay, with customized work desks, mini fridges and luxury, triple-sheeted bedding.

For business, this full-service conference hotel includes a variety of meeting and event spaces, event planning services, onsite catering, and more. There is over 18,000 square feet of meeting space, offering accommodations for events including up to 450 guests. Onsite audio/visual services are also provided.

Guests have access to a fitness center, heated outdoor pool, dry cleaning services, and evening room service from the onsite R-O-H Bar and Restaurant. There are also more than 100 restaurants within walking distance of the Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway.

The location of this hotel puts it within walking distance to all of the best attractions in and around San Francisco. Visitors can walk to cable cars, which connect to the financial district, Union Square, Chinatown, and Fisherman’s Wharf. Many of these locations can also be reached on foot. Also nearby is the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park, Alcatraz, Yerba Buena Gardens, and sports stadiums for easy exploration from the hotel.

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Property safety measures

Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway has implemented the following measures:
Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, increased availability of sanitation products.

Social distancing measures

Lobbies with safe social distancing.

Streamlined check-in and check-out.

Minimal contact with hotel personnel and other guests.

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Amenities at Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center
  • Flat-screen TV

Health and safety

  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Safe
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • ATM on-site
  • Ticket service
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Car rental
  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Mini-market on site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


  • Snack bar
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Coffee shop

Accessibility and suitability

  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Adapted bath
  • Allergy-free room
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area


  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Pool table


  • Seating area
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Tumble dryer


  • Rooftop pool
  • Heated pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool with a view

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle


  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Terrace/Patio


  • Fitness center

Reviews of Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway

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9.1 Excellent
Pros:The bed was comfortable, and the rooms were clean. It is also located next to Whole Foods, and local transit to get around town.
Cons:The rooms were slightly outdated, but still not too bad. They could use renovation. Also, the breakfast was expensive for what was offered (no omelet option).
9.4 Excellent
Pros:Breakfast was really good and great customer service
10.0 Excellent
Pros:The concierge at the motel was great. He’s answered all My questions and even explained how to take the bus to the warf. Outstanding service.
Cons:It was a great room and a great stay
9.4 Excellent
Pros:Easy parking, comfortable beds, helpful staff, great location, modern bathroom
Cons:Parking was expensive $45 for one night Room didn't have blackout curtains
10.0 Excellent
Pros:I loved this place!
Cons:I love the location the staff was friendly and the hotel was amazing! The best view of the bay!
6.8 Okay
Pros:View and street that hotel was in it , hotel was clean and Good stuff nice view and was very good hotel for family To visit San Francisco, good facility for going to city and taxi and bus was very nice and available. There was many restaurants of different countries near hotel so we could go there and use it Turkish and irannian restaurant named alborz Was very near to hotel Bus station also was very near to hotel,
Cons:Breakfast was not including , I was supposed to have breakfast included but it was not included for my reservation,so a little bit was bothering for me.!!!! There wasn't anything else that I can say negative about this hotel, We were comfortable in five nights That were staying in hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:I like the view and the complimentary wine tasting.. Our room at the 20th floor had a great view of the city at night.. Even tho it was a short stay on our 10th year aniversarie it was a great one..
10.0 Excellent
Pros:simple place for business. very clean, beautiful view of the city and part of the bay. staff was helpful. good for late checkins, as checkin is 3pm, so make sure to call or check in prior to arrival.
Cons:pool was closed for renovations, but that really isn't a complaint since they will be upgrading it which is great. maybe breakfast was kind of expensive, i payed $19 for the buffet when it was just me. so kind of high, $15 would have been more reasonable given the limited choice in food.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:One of the best business travel experiences ever
8.0 Great
Pros:Front desk was extremely helpful. I needed to cancel my reservation to relocate closer to the hospital where my family member was undergoing surgery for a brain tumor. However, I had booked the room through Expedia. The manager assured me that the hotel would not charge a cancellation fee, given that Expedia advertises no cancellation fees except as subject to the hotel. He was willing to be put on the phone with Expedia to explain the waiver. While on the phone with Expedia, I was put on hold for 30 minutes, then reprimanded by the Expedia representative that I would be charged a cancellation fee of the first night's stay. She refused to let me speak to the manager, and also refused to speak to the hotel manager who had happily obliged to discuss the matter with her. I was continually placed on hold, only to have her come back to the phone to reprimand me. I am grateful to the hotel manager for his hospitality which was in stark contrast to my telephone encounter with Expedia.
Cons:Expedia and the false advertising of no cancellation fees, as well as the rude telephone spokesperson.


1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109

What's nearby

  • Grace Cathedral0.5 mi
  • Cable Car Museum0.7 mi
  • Asian Art Museum0.7 mi
  • Lombard Street0.9 mi
  • Museum of Modern Art1.2 mi
  • Fisherman's Wharf1.3 mi
  • Musée Mécanique1.4 mi
  • Exploratorium1.5 mi
  • Pier 391.5 mi
  • Palace of Fine Arts1.7 mi
  • Walt Disney Family Museum2.2 mi
  • Crissy Field2.5 mi
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FAQs when booking at Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway

  • Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway is located at 1500 Van Ness Avenue in Nob Hill, 0.5 miles from the center of San Francisco. Grace Cathedral is the closest landmark to Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway.

  • Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway.

  • Yes, Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway is 11.9 miles from San Francisco. Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway is 12.3 miles from Oakland.

  • Yes, Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway has a pool onsite.

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0.5 mi

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Nearest Airport

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Distance to airport

11.9 mi