Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel

888 Howard Street, San Francisco, United States  show map
 4 stars
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Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel

Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid valet parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Editorial review:

The rooms with views are recommended at this great glass-encased hotel. The rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, large plasma TVs, iPod docks, mini bars, and spacious working areas.

Verified Reviews:

  • Rooms have incredible views - Good breakfast service - Cable car terminus just a couple of blocks away
  • Would definitely stay again - Bed was awesome - Flat screen tv is huge
  • Nice, plush robes - Walking distance to sfmoma - Excellent restaurant just a block away
  • Great location for shopping the union square/market area - Wireless internet costs ~$35/three days - Bed was very comfy
  • Staff was quick and efficent - Few blocks from the trolley - Rooms were large and comfortable

Overview

Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel is located in the heart of South of Market (SOMA) district next to Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF, Pioneer's Monument and The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi. Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel has been welcoming guests to its luxurious rooms since 2008.

Its location next to a cable car station allows to see a church, a theater and a museum in San Francisco. The center of San Francisco is 2 km away from the venue.

There are a shopping mall, department stores and trendy shops located nearby.

A 15-minute walk will take you to Transbay Terminal subway station. The hotel is set 20 minutes' drive from Oakland International airport.

Rooms

Rooms of Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel are appointed with heating, a sitting area, coffee/tea makers, high-speed internet and a laptop-size safe. Some rooms overlook the bay. For more comfort a Jacuzzi, a shower and a hairdryer are provided.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the lobby. Guests will taste light cuisine in the chic on-site restaurant. The hotel invites guests to the Sophisticated bar to relax with a drink. THE CHIEFTAIN IRISH RESTAURANT & PUB serves American and Irish dishes and lies just 5 minutes walk from the property.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Guests can take advantage of medical service, housekeeping and wedding services.

Relax

Leisure facilities, such as an indoor swimming pool, a golf course and a tennis court, are provided on site. On-site amenities for fitness include a gym and a fitness center.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for additional charge.

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for additional charge.

Guest Parking

Paid private parking is possible on site.

The hotel staff speaks English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, Hebrew, Hindi.

Number of floors:   32.  Number of rooms:   550.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Souvenir shop
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Fireplace
  • Carte blanche
  • Lobby
  • Ice machine
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • City shuttle service
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Video games

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Paid Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

888 Howard Street, San Francisco, United States

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    1.5 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.1 km
Underground stations
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    400 m
  • BART - Montgomery St. Station
    800 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Luce
    30 m
  • THE CHIEFTAIN IRISH RESTAURANT & PUB (cuisine: American, Irish)
    30 m
Parks
  • Yerba Buena Gardens
    340 m
Beaches
  • North Beach
    1.8 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    32
  • Number of rooms:
    550

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          Size: 33 m²
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                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel San Francisco location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  888 Howard Street, San Francisco, United States

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • San Francisco
                    1.5 km
                  Airports
                  Train Stations
                  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
                    1.1 km
                  Underground stations
                  • BART - Powell St. Station
                    400 m
                  • BART - Montgomery St. Station
                    800 m
                  • Bus stop
                    100 m
                  Restaurants
                  • Luce
                    30 m
                  • THE CHIEFTAIN IRISH RESTAURANT & PUB (cuisine: American, Irish)
                    30 m
                  Parks
                  • Yerba Buena Gardens
                    340 m
                  Beaches
                  • North Beach
                    1.8 km
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  3 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Number of floors:
                    32
                  • Number of rooms:
                    550

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                  What's nearby

                  Places of interest

                  • BART - Powell St. Station - 300 m
                  • St. Patrick's Catholic Church - 300 m

                  Convention centers

                  • Moscone Convention Center - 300 m
                  • Moscone Center - 400 m

                  Shopping areas

                  • Westfield San Francisco Centre - 200 m
                  • Metreon - 200 m
                  • Westfield San Francisco Centre - 300 m

                  Amusement

                  • Metreon A Sony Entertainment - 200 m
                  • Fascination - 400 m

                  Museums

                  • California Academy of Sciences - 100 m
                  • Children's Creativity Museum - 200 m
                  • California Music Ctr - 200 m
                  • Zeum - 200 m
                  • Society of California Pioneers - 300 m
                  • California Poets in the School - 300 m
                  • Contemporary Jewish Museum - 400 m
                  • Silent Film Festival - 400 m
                  • Luggage Store - 400 m

                  Universities, Institutes

                  • San Francisco Renaissance - 100 m
                  • Asia Pacific Intl University - 200 m
                  • San Francisco Barber College - 300 m
                  • Saint Patrick's Catholic Church - 300 m
                  • Accent Study Abroad - 300 m
                  • Trinity College - 300 m
                  • Cal Dream Svc - 400 m
                  • Brandon College - 400 m
                  • Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts - 400 m

                  Theaters

                  • Warfield Theater - 400 m

                  Underground stations

                  • BART - Powell St. Station - 300 m

                  College Campuses

                  • Olivet University - 200 m

                  Local attractions

                  • Cable Car Museum - 1.6 km
                    1201 Mason Street, San Francisco
                  • War Memorial Opera House - 1.6 km
                    301 Van Ness Avenue at Grove Street, San Francisco
                  • San Francisco Railway Museum - 1.6 km
                    77 Steuart Street, San Francisco
                  • Jackson Square - 1.5 km
                    Jackson Street between Battery and Kearny, San Francisco
                  • San Francisco Bay Bridge - 1.6 km
                    Highway 80 West, San Francisco

                  Near the hotel

                  • Children's Creativity Museum - 250 m
                    221 Fourth St, San Francisco
                  • Yerba Buena Gardens - 340 m
                    701 Mission Street, San Francisco
                  • Contemporary Jewish Museum - 460 m
                    736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets), San Francisco
                  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 520 m
                    151 Third Street, San Francisco
                  • Metreon Sony Entertainment Center - 300 m
                    101 Fourth Street, San Francisco
                  • Museum of Craft and Folk Art - 430 m
                    51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
                  • California Historical Society - 470 m
                    678 Mission Street, San Francisco

                  Restaurants nearby

                  • Luce - 30 m

                    Address: 888 Howard St
                    Phone: 415-616-6566

                    74% likes this, based on 132 reviews
                    Price Range: GBP 19 - GBP 77

                  • Buca di Beppo - 90 m

                    Address: 855 Howard St
                    Phone: 415-543-7673

                    51% likes this, based on 122 reviews
                    Cuisine: Italian
                    Price Range: GBP 17 - GBP 24

                  • Tin - Vietnamese Cuisine - 140 m

                    Address: 937 Howard Street
                    Phone: 415.882.7188

                    80% likes this, based on 33 reviews
                    Cuisine: Vietnamese

                  • THE CHIEFTAIN IRISH RESTAURANT & PUB - 30 m

                    Address: 198 5th St
                    Phone: 415-615-0916

                    61% likes this, based on 80 reviews
                    Cuisine: American, Irish
                    Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 15

                  • Continental Cafe and Deli - 90 m

                    Phone: (415) 357-1060

                    70% likes this, based on 7 reviews

                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  3 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Number of floors:
                    32
                  • Number of rooms:
                    550
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                  Intercontinental San Francisco Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Intercontinental San Francisco

                  Average guest rating

                  8.2out of 10
                  Fabulous
                  Based on 49 reviews

                  Rating by category:

                  Location
                  8.3
                  Service
                  6.0
                  Value
                  6.2
                  Rooms
                  10.0
                  Dining
                  8.0

                  Guest reviews

                  • Single
                    8.2

                    The room was new, clean, and well-appointed.....especially the bathroom. The floor to ceiling windows were a nice touch....allowing plenty of light into the room and affording a good view of the city. Flat screen tv was also of good quality. One of the reasons I chose this hotel was the spa services available in the same building. The concierge was very friendly and helpful.

                    The room was a bit on the small side....although the large floor-to-ceiling window helped to make the space seem bigger. Some of the staff (e.g. restaurant hostess/bellhops) were not very helpful and seemed ill-informed about hotel policy (e.g. regarding parking validation). They were dismissive of one's questions. The spa was nice but the spa reception area was too bare-boned and simplistic. Would've expected a more upscale design.

                  • Single
                    9.6

                    location to shopping and meetings

                  • Group of friends
                    10.0

                    The view and the room was so nice also the staf was very good

                  • Family with children
                    9.6

                    Close to my daughter's home. Walking distance to emabarkadero and city shoppig.

                    Bar cost very high even for San Francisco!

                  • Older travelers
                    8.8

                    we had 2 spa treatments and would highly recommend the spa to our friends.

                    no daily newspaper, street noise was excessive.

                  • Older travelers
                    7.8

                    The proxility to Union Square shopping.

                    The expensive parking, and the dinner menu was not versatile. We did not find anything appealing, and left.

                  • Group of friends
                    8.2

                    Modern hotel (fairly new), clean and professional staff.

                    Wirless internet access in-room is not included in the standard room rate

                  • Group of friends
                    7.0

                    Large rooms, comfortable beds, spotless and modern bathrooms. Comfortable bar area.

                    Parking was very expensive. Some of the staff were lovely, but others almost ruined our stay through constant daily demands to see our passports and being unclear about the policies of the hotel. This was unfortunate, as the hotel itself was excellent.

                  • Older travelers
                    7.0

                    Comfortable, clean, modern

                    Requested a king bed but received 2 doubles; restaurant overpriced and limited menu, outrageous parking fees

                  • Group of friends
                    8.4

                    No problems.

                    Very expensive internet! 10 usd for 20 minutes. Most hotels offer internet for free. This is the reason I will choose a different hotel if I ever go back to SF.

                  • Older travelers
                    9.6

                    Beautiful corner room with a view of the moutains and city. Extremely clean hotel, wonderful bed and great staff!

                    A little far from the Pier

                  • Older travelers
                    9.2

                    Location in the city center, within walking distance of shops, restaurants and public transport. (Cable car, bus, train) On arrival we got an upgrade and had a wonderful room on the 29th floor, overlooking the city.

                    In a hotel of this price range free wifi should be included!

                  • Single
                    10.0

                    A good gym and pool and spa area.

                  • Group of friends
                    6.2

                    Nice instalations and localization

                    Bad service at check in, 60 m to have breakfast, vallete workers not kind, rude service

                  • Single
                    6.6

                    Some modern features (like a button for regulation of thr room access (do not disturb, make up etc.)), the lobby restaurant

                    Hotel tried to charge amounts without explanation,the ceiling is pretty low, my room didn't have panoramic windows etc.

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel San Francisco location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  888 Howard Street, San Francisco, United States

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • San Francisco
                    1.5 km
                  Airports
                  Train Stations
                  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
                    1.1 km
                  Underground stations
                  • BART - Powell St. Station
                    400 m
                  • BART - Montgomery St. Station
                    800 m
                  • Bus stop
                    100 m
                  Restaurants
                  • Luce
                    30 m
                  • THE CHIEFTAIN IRISH RESTAURANT & PUB (cuisine: American, Irish)
                    30 m
                  Parks
                  • Yerba Buena Gardens
                    340 m
                  Beaches
                  • North Beach
                    1.8 km
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  3 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Number of floors:
                    32
                  • Number of rooms:
                    550