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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
  • Free WiFi
Very Good8.2
Great location
Great room
Fantastic service
Ordinary pool
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From 1,995 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco

from $153
  • 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, View
  • Grand Room, 1 Double Bed, View
  • Grand Room, 1 King Bed, View

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 and wired 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 and wired 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 and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access 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 13
  • Conference space size (feet) - 18000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1672
  • 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 - 1
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

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.

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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco


  • In Downtown San Francisco
  • Lombard Street - 25 min walk
  • Pier 39 - 38 min walk
  • Louise Davies Symphony Hall - 16 min walk
  • Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - 17 min walk
  • Westfield San Francisco Centre - 23 min walk
  • Ghirardelli Square - 23 min walk
  • TransAmerica Pyramid - 26 min walk

Getting around

  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 27 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 35 min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 36 min drive
  • Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field) - 40 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 41 min drive
  • San Francisco 4th and King Station - 12 min drive
  • San Francisco 22nd Street Station - 15 min drive
  • San Francisco Bayshore Station - 18 min drive
  • Civic Center Station - 21 min walk
  • Powell St. Station - 23 min walk
  • Montgomery St. Station - 26 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 1,122 reviews

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco
Can’t wait to go back
Will definitely stay here again. Service was good. The food was good and the room was nice and comfortable with a good view. My kids and I loved it.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco
Very Good8.0
One night in SF!
The city was completely booked out again due to conferences so I find it had to pay what we did for this hotel and NOT get a free breakfast. However it has a good location, the staff are friendly and will help you on anything and the rooms are quiet and very clean.
Lisa, us1 night trip
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco
Very Good8.0
A Friendly Place
Alan, us4 night trip
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco
Very Good8.0
Room was nice, especially since it was next to the elevators. Elevators were jerky when stopping. Customer service at check-in was kind and helpful about where to get food nearby. I just wish construction wasn’t going on every other street.
Christina, us1 night trip
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco
Very Good8.0
A Night at Holiday Inn
The hotel was clean, my room view was nice. I would like the mattress to be more soft, my back was hurting a bit. There should be a microwave in the room. The front desk clerks were slow and there should be more than 4 clerks. If wanting to know more about your hotel services, frequently check your hotel reviews on Yelp. Parking is too expensive, I had to find somewhere else cheaper to park and walk to the hotel. The breakfast is too expensive as well.
A Traveler, us1 night trip with friends

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