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Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco

3.5-star3.5 stars
1500 Van Ness AveSan FranciscoCA94109United States of America

3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Lombard Street
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Very Good8.2
Great location
Great room
Fantastic service
Ordinary pool
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From 2,089 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco

from $129
  • Standard Room, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (LEISURE)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, View, Corner
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking
  • Grand Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, View
  • Grand Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking, View
  • Grand Room, 1 King Bed, View

What’s around Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco


  • In Downtown San Francisco
  • Lombard Street - 25 min walk
  • Pier 39 - 40 min walk
  • Louise Davies Symphony Hall - 16 min walk
  • Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - 17 min walk
  • Westfield San Francisco Centre - 24 min walk
  • Ghirardelli Square - 24 min walk
  • TransAmerica Pyramid - 28 min walk

Getting around

  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 28 min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 35 min drive
  • San Carlos, CA (SQL) - 36 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 39 min drive
  • Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field) - 40 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 43 min drive
  • San Francisco 22nd Street Station - 17 min drive
  • San Francisco Bayshore Station - 19 min drive
  • San Francisco 4th and King Station - 19 min drive
  • Civic Center Station - 22 min walk
  • Powell St. Station - 24 min walk
  • Montgomery St. Station - 26 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)

About Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco

This San Francisco hotel is less than a block from the California Street cable-car terminus and 1 block from several bus stops. Japantown is about 4 blocks south. Union Square is 0.8 mile (1.3 kilometers) from the hotel, and Fisherman's Wharf is 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) north.

Hotel Features.
A heated outdoor pool and sundeck provide panoramic city views. The business and fitness centers are open 24 hours-a-day. The 24-hour front desk is staffed by employees who speak multiple languages. Café Marlette is open for breakfast and lunch. The casual Interlude Bar and Grill offers large flat-screen TVs, pool tables, a dinner menu, and a full bar for happy hour. Room service is available mornings and evenings. Self-parking is available (surcharge). Wireless Internet access are complimentary. Holiday Inn Golden Gateway is smoke-free.

In all 496 guestrooms, large windows frame city views. 37-inch LCD TVs come with HBO and pay movies. Rooms also offer complimentary wireless Internet access. Coffee/tea makers and compact refrigerators are provided. The hotel offers complimentary newspaper delivery. Pets up to 35 pounds (surcharge) are permitted in standard guestrooms. Connecting/adjoining rooms are also available on request.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 496 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 26 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed *

  • Up to 35 lb


  • Free WiFi in public areas (2 hours per day)

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) -
  • Conference space size (meters) -
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Filipino
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Cafe Marlette - This restaurant serves breakfast only.

Interlude Bar and Grill - This restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco’s small print

Also known as

  • Gateway Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Golden Gateway San Francisco
  • Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway Hotel San Francisco
  • San Francisco Holiday Inn
  • Golden Gateway
  • Golden Gateway Holiday Inn
  • Golden Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Gateway
  • Holiday Inn Golden
  • Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
  • Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Hotel San Francisco


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.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 45 per day

Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 per stay

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 20 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per pet, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 1,227 reviews

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco
Very Good8.0
Good location but noisy
Nice hotel with good location. Lots of street noise and I had the misfortune of a room next to the elevator which made things even worse.
Erik, us2 night trip
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco
Great place
Pretty place to enjoy yourself. Easy access to whole food, Starbucks, trader joe’s and cvs
Yueling, us5 night trip
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco
Very Good8.0
We liked the central location and the city view. Proximity to the cable car was a plus.
Charles, us2 night trip
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco
Very Good8.0
Beatiful hotel and friendly staff.
Raeneice, us1 night trip
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco
Overall a great hotel "hidden" in plain sight!
Great location, terrific views, as the hotel's relatively tall 26-story building sits near the top of one of San Francisco's many hills. The staff are extremely helpful, very polite - just top-notch! The bed was very comfortable with pillows and mattress that were very hard to let go of. The amenities are great on-site, and there are tons of shopping and dining options a short walk or a quick MUNI ride away (bus or cable car, which stops just around the corner from the hotel). While the area immediately around the hotel is fairly safe, be careful with where you go from there. Things are fine west and north of the hotel, but if you venture southeast, watch out! Driving or riding public transit are better options to get to the City Hall, the Asian Art Museum, Civic Center or the Union Square. Some great dining options on Polk Street one block east, but once again, be careful.
Viacheslav, us4 night trip

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