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.

Hotel Reservations

Special Discounted Group Rate: $239 per night, single or double (excluding taxes).

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You will need to input your arrival and departure dates.  If you  wish to extend your stay outside of the blocked dates (October 23rd – October 29th, the meeting begins first thing in the morning on Friday, October 25th and ends around 2 PM on Sunday, October 27th) you will need to book a separate reservation through the hotel’s Web site or contact the hotel directly at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway (+1) (866) 272-7098.

We advise participants to make reservations as soon as possible. The rate will be valid only as long as there are rooms available in the room block.

Rates Include:

• 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


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

From San Francisco International Airport

Subway – B.A.R.T.—Bay Area Rapid Transit (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, a short taxi ride from the station to the hotel.

Depart from SFO BART Station on a Pittsburgh Bay Point train.
• Trains run every 15 minutes.

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

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.

By Car – Parking

There is a parking garage at the hotel for a cost of $45 per day (rate subject to change). There are at least three parking garages within a 2-5 minute walk from the hotel that offer Early-Bird specials for $12.00 per day. To find one, please go to: and put in the address: 1500 Van Ness Avenue.

Driving Directions to the Hotel:

Please visit the hotel’s transportation page for more information.

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.

Purchase your Passports and Cable Car tickets in advance on your smartphone using MuniMobile.

Muni 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).

VISITOR PASSPORT                           prices

Single Ride Cable Car Ticket                 $7.00

1-Day Visitor Passport – MuniMobile       $12.00

3-Day Visitor Passport – MuniMobile       $29.00

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 CarThe 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.