Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel

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

 Internet

Wi-Fi in public areas

Wi-Fi in rooms

Paid Wi-Fi

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

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 is a 32-story hotel in the upscale district at a close proximity to Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf and Aquarium of the Bay offering contemporary rooms with a breathtaking view of San Francisco Bay. Since 2008, it has been hosting guests in the heart of San Francisco.

This excellent property is 5 minutes' walk to Union square, Moscone Center and Moscone Convention Center. The city center is 2 km away from the hotel.

Shoppers will enjoy perfect location close to boutiques, gift shops and department stores.

A 15-minute walk will take you to Transbay Terminal subway station. 20 minutes by car from Oakland International airport.

Rooms

Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel features rooms with a standard interior that come with a minibar, coffee/tea makers, flat-screen TV, heating and wireless internet for a pleasant stay in San Francisco. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with a Jacuzzi, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the lobby every morning. The modern restaurant serves fine Italian dishes. THE CHIEFTAIN IRISH RESTAURANT & PUB and Soma Restaurant & Bar are situated in a leisure area, about 50 meters from the venue.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel offers a business center, a meeting room and a photocopier to satisfy the needs of business guests.

Relax

Guests can benefit from steam baths, reflex massage and facials at the hotel. A gym and a fitness center are provided on-site.

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

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Souvenir shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Fireplace
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Carte blanche
  • Ice machine

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Tennis

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun terrace
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

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  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    32
  • Number of rooms:
    550

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: King-size bed
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    Standard Double Room
    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 30 m²
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    • Private bathroom
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      Wheelchair Accessible Room
      Size: 33 m²
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        Bed type: King-size bed
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel San Francisco location
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          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  12 pm
          • Number of floors:
            32
          • Number of rooms:
            550

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          What's nearby

          Places of interest

          Convention centers

          Shopping areas

          • Westfield San Francisco Centre - 200 m

          Amusement

          • Metreon A Sony Entertainment - 200 m

          Museums

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

          Universities, Institutes

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

          Business areas

          Underground stations

          • BART - Powell St. Station - 300 m

          College Campuses

          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: CAD 35 - CAD 137

          • Buca di Beppo - 90 m

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

            51% likes this, based on 122 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian
            Price Range: CAD 31 - CAD 43

          • 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: CAD 0 - CAD 27

          • 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  12 pm
          • 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  12 pm
          • Number of floors:
            32
          • Number of rooms:
            550