Holiday Inn Golden Gateway

All meetings will take place at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, located in the heart of downtown between the neighborhoods of Nob Hill and Pacific Heights, at the end of the California Street Cable Car Line which is the least crowded and easiest to board. The Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, Union Square, Chinatown, Moscone Convention Center and a variety of San Francisco sightseeing tours are all within minutes of this AAA three-Diamond San Francisco hotel. Special Discounted Group Rate: $179 per night, single or double (excluding taxes) is available for registered conference attendees on a space available basis. Rooms at this rate are only for registered attendees of Cancer Metastasis 2017.

PLEASE RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM ASAP as the room block is LIMITED and will fill up SOON:
Click this link Please note that the Hotel’s Online System is not compatible on a smart phone or tablet, please open the link on a desktop or laptop computer only.

You must first put in your Check-in and Check-out DATES IN APRIL 2017 by scrolling through the calendar before the group rate of $179 per night will be applied. The group rates are available for Wednesday, April 19, 2017 through departure on Saturday, April 22, 2017 for three nights, with limited availability outside of these dates. If you have any problems please email Joan Oefner.

The group rate includes:

• Free high-speed Internet access
• 24-hour business and fitness centers
• Within walking distance to 100 restaurants, shopping centers & tourist attractions
• Outdoor roof-top heated pool with breathtaking views of the city

Enjoy breathtaking views of the city and San Francisco Bay from every hotel room when you stay at the newly-renovated Holiday Inn Golden Gateway.

Standard hotel room ($179 group rate), at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway

Hotel Reservations

A discounted room rate at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway is available for registered conference attendees on a space available basis. Once registered, attendees will receive a link to reserve a room at the $179 +tax rate in a confirmation email. The discounted rate is available three days before and after the conference subject to availability. There are only a limited number of rooms reserved at this rate, please register and book your reservations well in advance of the deadline of March 31, 2017.


Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Avenue,
San Francisco, CA 94109 USA

The Holiday Inn in Downtown San Francisco

Hotel’s Transportation Guide to Cable Cars, Taxis, and BART

3-Day Visitor Passport for $32 includes unlimited use of the famous SF Cablecars, with the California Street Cablecar stopping just steps from the hotel, this is a great deal!!!

Located on Van Ness Avenue, amid the hustle and bustle of downtown San Francisco, the location of the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Hotel is beyond compare. When you stay at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, you’ll experience the real San Francisco! Book your stay with us today.

If you need assistance with transportation or ideas for where to go and what to see, please contact the Hotel’s Tours and Transportation desk directly at 415.447.3024 or by email. There are many San Francisco area tours available. Download a sample list here.

If you’re looking for hotels near the cable cars in San Francisco, the Holiday Inn is literally just steps from California Street, where cable cars offer easy access the all the sites and sounds of SF. Hop onboard and see San Francisco on the city’s most famous form of transportation! For more details and tips, view our Cable Car page here.

BART From San Francisco International Airport

Depart from SFO BART Station on a Pittsburgh Bay Point train.

  • Trains run every 15 minutes.
  • Cost is currently $8.95 or $3.35 youth, senior

The Bay Area Rapid Transport (BART) is San Francisco’s popular subway system. If you’re traveling on BART to the hotel, exit Civic Center South (1150 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102), which is 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the hotel, or a short taxi ride from the Civic Center South BART station to the hotel.

To get to the Holiday Inn from the Civic Center Station: (1) Start out going southwest on Market St toward Hyde Street, (2) Turn right onto Hayes Street, (3) Turn right onto Van Ness Avenue

To get to the Civic Center Station from the Holiday Inn: (1) Start going north on Van Ness Avenue, (2) Take the 1st right onto California Street, (3) Turn right onto Hyde Street, (4) Turn left onto Market Street.

Alternatively, you can take the BART to the Embarcadero Station in SF and then take the California Street Cable Car (requires an extra ticket or Muni Visitor Passport), to the hotel as follows:

• Exit at Embarcadero station.
• Take the California / Van Ness Street Cable car west bound to Van Ness.
• Hotel is at the Corner of California & Van Ness.
For more information go to:

Shuttlefare Airport Shuttle—Telephone: 1-415-334-9000 Website:

  • Today’s prices are $16 – $17 (subject to change)
  • Board at level two ground transportation.
  • Shuttle Vans make multiple stops at hotels in the Downtown area.
  • Shuttles depart continuously and no reservation is necessary from the Airport.
  • Shared Ride Van Service

By Taxi

The Holiday Inn Golden Gateway is approximately 14 miles from the San Francisco International Airport and 20 miles from Oakland International Airport. Estimated taxi fare from San Francisco International is $45 one way and from Oakland International $60 one way.

Getting Around

The venue is located in the heart of the City is accessible by cable car, shuttle, bus, car & taxi.

The only vehicles of their kind in the world today, the California Street cable cars are more than 140 years old. This nationally designated moving landmark climbs Nob Hill at 9.5 mph, pulled by underground cables. The silver tower of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge looms in the background. Photo Credit: San Francisco Travel Association/Scott Chernis

Whether you’re going to be in San Francisco for a day or for several weeks, SFMTA makes it simple for visitors to get around the city with ease. A Visitor Passport can be purchased for 1, 3, or 7 consecutive days of unlimited rides on Muni, Muni Metro, historic streetcars, and cable cars (not including the BART). Single ride Cable Car tickets are also available.

Single Ride Cable Car Ticket $7.00
1-Day Visitor Passport $21.00
3-Day Visitor Passport $32.00
7-Day Visitor Passport $40.00

Muni Visitor Passports are good on Muni only. They are not valid on BART, other transit systems, tour buses, or for transportation to or from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Passports are available at a number of sales locations throughout the City or can be purchased upon arrival at the SF International Airport Information Booth (Baggage Claims). For more information, please click here.

By Cable Car The famous California Street Cable Car Line, which is the least crowded and easiest to board, stops at California Sreet & Van Ness Avenue – just one block from the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, providing easy access to Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, Embarcadero, Financial District and Chinatown.

By Car

There is a parking garage at the hotel for a cost of $40 per day (rate subject to change). There are additional parking garages close to the hotel, which is between Nob Hill and Pacific Heights. Within 1 & 1/2 blocks from the hotel, there are 2 parking garages which offer $15-16 full day valet garage parking (rates subject to change). To find one, please go to:

Driving Directions to the Hotel:

Please use the Google Map above to customize your driving directions. Please visit the hotel’s transportation page for more information.

See San Francisco on Foot

The Holiday Inn Hotel in San Francisco is also within walking distance to more than 60 restaurants that will please any appetite, from Japanese to Italian to American. In addition, local corporations, the Civic Center, the Financial District, museums, attractions, parks, and shopping are just minutes away, making us the ideal choice for traveling on foot!


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