Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway Hotel
Reviews - Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway Hotel
- Age Group: 18 - 25
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Honeymooners
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway Hotel
great view, ugly roomfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The view in our room was outstanding. There was no discernable noise and we would have slept well had it not been for poor quality mattress and bedding.
A Gem of a Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
For $10 extra we upgraded to a "superior view" room, and man did it have it! It was a corner room with huge windows on both corner walls. One had a spectatular view of the Bay and the other looked out over the Presidio. We didn't spend a lot of time in the room, but it was quite comfortable with a nice sized bathroom. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. There wasn't a closet - it had a small wardrobe instead - but there was enough space to hang all our items. There was a coffemaker, iron and ironing board in the room, and the hotel has wireless internet so bring your wireless card, or you can get one at the front desk. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The Housekeepers always made a point to wish us good morning or good afternoon. The only thing I might complain about was that pillows were pretty flat, but other pillows were available and I never took the time to call housekeeping for different ones.
We didn't try any of the hotel resturants because there was so much great food in SF. Just 4 safe blocks away was Maharani where we had a fabulous Indian meal. A $7 cab ride away on Union St. is Night Monkey, tiny and upscale, were we had a perfect dinner with friends.
Overall, this hotel is a gem for the price! I would definately stay there again.
d Do It Again.from digitalq
Good Valuefrom tennismad
Great location...Serves the prupose...Wireless Internetfrom A TripAdvisor Member
s worthfrom Italtraveler
The room was cleaned and towels replaced.
Good location, but beware of some street people at nightfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel is secure though, it requires your room key to get up the elevator. Although my family said that they do not get screened at all when they phone me, I do not see it as a minus. I think that it's a small oversight, and I did not receive any weird phone calls. When I left, they waive a small phone charge I accidentally dialed for me, which I thought was definitely a nice gesture. (Some hotels do ask you to pay for a few cents, I know because I have been asked to do that!)
On average, I would say that this hotel is great for travelers who want to go around and see different places in the city. It's convenient, and that's what counts for me. I would not suggest walking alone on the streets there at night for girls though. There seems to be quite some number of street people. Just do your traveling during the day, and if you do need to return late, get a companion to walk with you.
Also, there are some convenience stores at the back, and a walgreen nearby as well.
AVG. HOTELfrom vegaslover73
This is a solid 2.5* property. The room was clean and quiet, but the ice maker was broken and the bathroom sink didn’t drain well. These are the little issues that one is more likely to experience at a Holiday Inn. Front desk staff was slow. Elevators had key-card entry, which was a nice safety feature. The area around the hotel is sketchy at best, but that is SF for ‘ya.
Self-parking is convenient and a bargain at $29/night compared to the high parking fees at Union Sq. hotels. Ingress and egress is also convenient via Van Ness. I would stay here again, but certainly for no more that $45 on a normal night – it was ok for $70 on New Year’s Eve considering that the hotel appeared to be sold out.
Absolutely fabulousfrom A TripAdvisor Member
I can't say anything bad about this hotel or staff. Top marks.
Well placed hotelfrom roomfinder
The hotel is 2mins from the California St cable car and the bus to Fisherman's Wharf stops right outside the hotel.
The rooms were always cleaned, towels replaced.
They allowed us to check-out late till 2pm which was helpful since we had an evening flight. Luggage was kept in the lobby.
I didn't have breakfast here so can't comment on that.
The only funny thing is that the lady at reception wasn't keen on adding my "Priority points" because she said I got a discount from the published rate! Anyway I got Holiday INN to add it for me.
Top Local Tips for San Francisco
Budget Rental Car, The Embarcadero Centre, San Fransisco We used this rental car agent to hire a car so we could travel down the cost and get out of the city. The staff were polite and helpful and the charge for the retail, all inclusive and very reasonable. The vehicle was brand new and had only done 9 miles when we picked it up. I would highly recommend using this company and this branch.
Buses You can get a bus pass in the gift shop. Be prepared to see the REAL life of San Fransico, but it is a great way to get around....and very thrifty.
Getting to and from the airport A shuttle van from the airport to your hotel is better value than a taxi for one or two people. It costs around $15 each. The return journey is slightly cheaper at $12 (and you'll find discount vouchers in a number of the tourist brochures, bringing it down to $11). You can book and pre-pay for your shuttle at the Holiday Inn. If there are three or four of you, a taxi may be cheaper.
Other names for Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway Hotel
- san francisco holiday inn
- holiday inn san francisco
- holiday inn golden gateway
- Address: 1500 Van Ness Avenue - San Francisco - California - 94109 - United States
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