Holiday Inn Golden Gateway

Nob Hill, San Francisco

The hotel

With a cable car stop just around the corner and chic guest rooms to rest in, the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway is a great base for your San Francisco stay. Head up to the heated outdoor pool and sundeck for great views over the city or pop in to the R-O-H bar for a selection of craft beers and wines on tap.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Centrally located in Downtown San Francisco, close to Nob Hill.

Hotel information

496 guest rooms and 5 suites over 26 floors in 1 building. All with satellite TV and pay-per-view movies, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-fridge, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms (located on the 6th to 20th floors) with either 2 double beds, 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Corner King Guest Rooms (located on the 18th to 25th floors) with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Grand View Guest Room (located on the 22nd to 26th floors) with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

R-O-H bar and restaurant. Heated outdoor swimming pool. 24-hour fitness centre. Room service*. Complimentary WiFi. Tours and transportation desk. 24-hour front desk and concierge. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Self parking $45 per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge. 

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Average hotel, location is not great

Nov 16, 2019 hammyhybrid Ireland

Stayed here for 4 nights attending a meeting. The room was adequate although it did not resemble the room as shown in the pictures on the website. The hotel amenities (pool, fitness centre) are ok. Breakfast was good but the restaurant/bar lacks any atmosphere - a wide open space without any comfortable seating which was disappointing,… Read more
Stayed here for 4 nights attending a meeting. The room was adequate although it did not resemble the room as shown in the pictures on the website. The hotel amenities (pool, fitness centre) are ok. Breakfast was good but the restaurant/bar lacks any atmosphere - a wide open space without any comfortable seating which was disappointing, particularly if looking for somewhere to relax in the evening. The surrounding area is not particularly interesting for a visitor to SF and the number of homeless people in the surrounding streets can be quite intimidating. Read less
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Nov 13, 2019 baaaaaaa Fountain Valley, California

Elevators are slow. Six elevators and one would think otherwise. Not. Requires use of room key to get to your floor. Must scan, wait till light turns green, then press your floor. May (does) require multiple attempts. Rooms feel small, as does bathroom. Room was quite, didn't hear traffic. Several conference rooms. Personnel was both friendly &… Read more
Elevators are slow. Six elevators and one would think otherwise. Not. Requires use of room key to get to your floor. Must scan, wait till light turns green, then press your floor. May (does) require multiple attempts. Rooms feel small, as does bathroom. Room was quite, didn't hear traffic. Several conference rooms. Personnel was both friendly & welcoming, without exception. Many restaurants and coffee shops nearby. Also, many homeless and tents on sidewalls too. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating No complaints, all good

Nov 13, 2019 PlaneJane123 Florida

My fiance and I stayed here for four nights and our experience was all positive. The room was very clean, sheets and towels were spotless. I've stayed at hotels before where linens were stained or had holes, but nothing like that here. We basically just slept there and would come back mid-afternoon for a quick break. It was perfect to meet our… Read more
My fiance and I stayed here for four nights and our experience was all positive. The room was very clean, sheets and towels were spotless. I've stayed at hotels before where linens were stained or had holes, but nothing like that here. We basically just slept there and would come back mid-afternoon for a quick break. It was perfect to meet our needs. We had a standard room with king sized bed and no frills, but it was honestly perfect for us. We had also considered a hotel closer to Pier 39, but are so glad we didn't choose that, as that area is basically a tourist trap. This hotel is near a few breakfast cafes and there are two Starbucks within walking distance. They also have a large CVS vending machine of sorts in the lobby in case you need something. The price is really great, consider we saw some seemingly-normal hotels (aka, not obviously luxury) charging $600 for a room. I'd def recommend if you want a solid place to stay at a decent price. Read less
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Nov 9, 2019 ostess Anna Bay, Australia

Stayed here with tour group. Room 1414 was spacious, roomy and modern with air con, fridge and coffee machine. Good size bathroom and shower. Great bed and soft or firm pillows. On check in original room was not ready and had to wait for another to be given. Bar was a bit pricey and selective drinks during happy hour. Location was good and handy… Read more
Stayed here with tour group. Room 1414 was spacious, roomy and modern with air con, fridge and coffee machine. Good size bathroom and shower. Great bed and soft or firm pillows. On check in original room was not ready and had to wait for another to be given. Bar was a bit pricey and selective drinks during happy hour. Location was good and handy to lots of restaurants. Some streets were a bit seedy. Read less
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Oct 31, 2019 Lex_v_Akkooi Nieuwegein, The Netherlands

Stayed here during a meeting in October 2019. The location is fine, close to some nice restaurants and bars. Reasonably close to bridge and fisherman’s wharf. The interior is a bit old fashioned and run down. It is clean. Bathroom/shower/gym/pool are okay. Staff too. Price is a bit high (probably location driven). So okay/average rating, nothing… Read more
Stayed here during a meeting in October 2019. The location is fine, close to some nice restaurants and bars. Reasonably close to bridge and fisherman’s wharf. The interior is a bit old fashioned and run down. It is clean. Bathroom/shower/gym/pool are okay. Staff too. Price is a bit high (probably location driven). So okay/average rating, nothing special. Read less