Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 275
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by eck0731 very good experience
Pros - spacious room, good coffee in room, friendly, efficient & helpful staff, Nice gift shop/convenience items, good prices. Location was close to Asian Art Museum, Tram stops, Hop-on bus tours. Pool was clean and orderly. Safe elevator required key card for all floors. I left an item in my room and they quickly returned it for me. Many outlets available for use. Nice view from elevator lobby on our floor, see picture here!
Cons - Bed was hard, tub wouldn't drain, no tissues provided 2nd night, restaurant severely overpriced as was room service, no view from room, TV remote very slow to respond, Refrigerator is extra nightly fee! Fitness center was a few treadmills, ellipticals, but no weights, shower nor sauna. Location sketchy at night, many homeless in the area. Pool area needs update/remodel. They charged FedEx to return the very small item to me, even though I am a Priority Club Member. No fan in bathroom for odor. Only 1 soft chair provided, should be 2.
I understand I've listed more cons than pros, but it's easier to see what is wrong, I did enjoy my stay and would return to this location.
October 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NancyE Great stay
Nice hotel... Clean, modern great location... Quiet.... Nice restaurant And Bar, nice lobby.
Had a great stay, just off Market st. Near Bart , Union square a few blocks away. Near theatre Dist .
Easy to get around to everything, bus, Bart and Taxi service just out your Door.
Only thing I wished for was a small refrig in room, I hate having to go get ice to keep drinks cold.
Would stay again, central location, for walking to everything.
October 19, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sara29 Great service
The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. Staff at front desk was very nice and helped us with questions on how to get around the city. I read previous reviews about the location and I didn't think the location was in a bad part of town, until I went to the nicer part of town and realized the hotel wasn't in the best part of town but it certainly wasn't bad. Close to the BART and bus/trolley system.
October 19, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mindguy Convenience and comfort
We chose this hotel because of it's central location and ease of access to get around without driving in San Francisco. It is a half a block to the BART or any other transit services so even getting to and from the airport is convenient and there are numerous places within a short walk and since Market Street is also half a block it is easy to go anywhere else.
The staff were all top notch, friendly and professional and could not do enough to ensure that we were happy and looked after at all times including housekeeping and door staff. The pool is heated and well maintained and very quiet considering it is outdoors. Even security is good in the hotel where a key is required to use the elevator to access your floor. We would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone to stay and it will be our hotel of choice when visiting San Francisco.
October 16, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JudyinVA Room smelled like smoke and was dingy
I booked an award night here, so thankfully I didn't have to pay, but wishing I had used my award points somewhere else. This was our last night in the area and we wanted to be downtown but with easy access to the airport. The first room assigned to us was next to the elevator and across from the noisy vending machines (I guess that's what you get for a free award night# and the balcony smelled like urine. I requested a room change and the Front Desk agent did move us a few rooms down #she was actually quite pleasant#. However, we noticed later in the evening how much the room smelled like smoke #perhaps it was from the guests next door#. The carpet was really dingy and needs replacing...looked like cigarette burns on the carpet.
We didn't eat a meal in the restaurant but had a drink and snack in the bar area. The table wasn't very clean and the bartender and waiter weren't very pleasant. Plus it was hot in the bar area. I had a glass of red wine and it was served much too warm #from being left on the counter). Overall, I would not stay at this hotel again.
October 9, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Phal Very helpful staff
Reception desk staff friendly, knowledgable and helpful
Room service excellent
Enjoyed the pool
September 30, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SeaBeSalty Comfortable bed and good location
The hotel was in a good location for where I wanted to be and mass transit options where right outside the door. The hotel was very clean and the lobby area was nicely updated. The bed was very comfortable.
September 30, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ITravel79 Most friendly experience ever!
I walked up to the front desk and the employee was the nicest and most welcoming front desk encounter I've ever met. She was warm and genuine. I couldn't have asked for a better check-in experience.
The rooms were nice, clean, renovated and adequate. Nothing to complain about. Everything was in working order.
The neighborhood could be better, but its only a few blocks from Union Square, so its very convenient.
September 29, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cash Three nights
We arrived early and Ana worked to get us in our two rooms.
Hotel is not in best area but the facility is above average. Staff was always available and helpfull.
September 24, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Nafez Do not recommend
Terrible and dangerous location, and poorly trained housekeeping staff. Housekeeping would wake us up and knock on the door every morning at 8 am. The only time we asked for something (an extra towel) it took 45 minutes.
Most importantly, the area is quite rundown and dangerous. As a Platinum member, I am extremely disappointed IHG even owns such a property.
September 12, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bogy pathetic
made booking online when arrived they did not honour the booking after many attempts to resolve issue still would not honour booking .would highly recommend to stay as far as possible away from them and holiday inn in general .competitors there have been no issues with and have travelled quite extensively never a problem elsewhere
September 10, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by EdBe Labor weekend in SF
I have to say the staff was really nice, and the lobby was beautiful, and gave me the impression, the room was going to be as nice as the lobby. Wrong. It was just an average room, and I received an upgrade! I can't imagine how a regular room would look like.
The plastics cups were completely a turn off, and the AC going on and off all night, kept us awake. I tried to open the window, and turn off the AC , but the outside noise, kept us also awake. So, at the end, we could not sleep properly on those 3 nights.
I think the room is overprice, but the location is very good.
As a priority member since 1989, I was disappointed. I won't go back
September 9, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Raymond1955 Excellent !
I enjoyed all accomodations however the service in the cocktail lounge is HORRIBLE..........My last 2 stays I could not get service as the bartender was too busy talking & washing glassware.....After 10 minutes we left.
September 1, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CBruce CONVENIENCE...CONVENIENCE...CONVENIENCE
Only suggestion is to request in advace for a refrigerator in the room if needed. Overall experience at this location was "SUPERB!"
August 29, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Papamick Good hotel in crummy surroundings.
The hotel itself was fine - what you would expect from this class of establishment - cleanliness, comfortable room, attentive staff etc. We were however surprised - if not dismayed, by the surrounding street life. Having read reviews of other San Francisco hotels whose customers spoke of being afraid to go out on the street at night, we deliberately spent more on what we imagined was a hotel in a safe, respectable area. The immediate surroundings were full of homeless down and outs pushing their possessions in supermarket carts, or pulling them in "wheely" suitcases. Many of these were obviously mentally deranged - shouting to imaginary companions - or to all the world, and some begged or were mildly aggressive. We suffered no real difficulties, but this atmosphere spoilt our stay. We were surprised by such a "Third World" aspect of San Francisco only a stone's throw from City Hall!
August 24, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jer593 great room
I stayed on my reward points had a great room and the area of town its not nob hill . but close to many entertainment venues will stay again.
August 6, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Alexander Hotelbewertung
Das Holiday-Inn entsprach unseren Vorstellung.Es bietet ein guites Preis-Leistungsverhaeltnis.Zimmer sauber,Badezimmer claen,Das Personal freundlich u.hilfsbereit.Priv.Parken schraeg visavis u.guenstig.Oeffentliche Vekehrsmittel in unmittelbarar Naehe,ca.100 mtr.Lediglich das Stadtviertel beherbergt viele Obdachlose.Aber harmlos ,es stoert halt den Gesamteindruck.
July 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kidsintow Perfect spot to see San Fran
Could only stay two nights, as a stop over with the kids (3 and 6), but the location, comfort and service made it so worthwhile.
Comfortable room with loads of room for 4, awesome breakfasts and attentive staff - who could ask for more.
July 16, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great Service from Front Desk to Housekeeping
Great Service from Front Desk to Housekeeping. Only complained was noise since you had construction but it wasn't a big deal. Still great hotel!
July 11, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MilLie Poor value for the cost of accomodation
Room was small , staff was indifferent. Was unsatisfied with accommodations; first time that I have been disappointed with a holiday inn.
July 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HonKel Holiday experience in SFO
The check-in staff did a good job to ensure our comfort & convenience during our family holiday by allocating all 3 rooms on the same floor & next to each other.
Well done & keep up the good service !
July 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ARNY Best location and staff!
This is the only hotel I book when I stay in SFO. Unbeatable location SOMA @ 8th, the first stop on Market St on BART from SFO International Airport. Some of the front desk staff has been with this hotel since my first booking back in 1999 when I joined Priority Club Rewards after they gave me an application. It's good to see familiar faces on staff each time I arrive and I appreciate their dedication and professionalism and attention.
July 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fab60 Great hotel and location
This was my third stay at this establishment and again I was pleased with the stay. The refurbishment to the hotel has implroved the look of the lobby and the comfort of the room is great. The location is also a bonus.
July 10, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 Here is my honest review
I've received a review request email from "Priority Club Rewards" on June 9, 2012 for the hotel I check out on March 8, 2012.
How can I accurately write a review on a place I visited only once 4 months ago?
This is a joke...
My review is based on very vague memory I have of the place, which isn't much at all. The place as I recall is very old, sub-par place with rough neighbors.
July 10, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by luisferlo very good stay
I would recommend this hotel to others:
it was a very relaxed stay, good service and facilities were fine
July 10, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Patb A Good Stay
Comfortable and Friendly, I already have my next trip booked there.
July 10, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bprasad hotel is very small. hotel does not offer food. hotel does not offer complimentry happy hour.rather does not have bar.p
same remark as stated in review title.breakfast is also not lavish and very items. not good
June 27, 2012