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
  • 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

hotel Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel San Francisco location
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Hotel Address:

888 Howard Street, San Francisco, United States

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    5000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    3700 ft
Underground stations
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    1400 ft
  • BART - Montgomery St. Station
    2700 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Luce
    100 ft
  • THE CHIEFTAIN IRISH RESTAURANT & PUB (cuisine: American, Irish)
    100 ft
Parks
  • Yerba Buena Gardens
    1200 ft
Beaches
  • North Beach
    1.1 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    32
  • Number of rooms:
    550

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: King-size bed
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  • Private bathroom
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    Corner Double Room
    Bed type: King-size bed
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      Guest Room
      Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
      Size: 400 sq. feet
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      • Private bathroom
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        Wheelchair Accessible Room
        Size: 400 sq. feet
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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
              5000 ft
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
              3700 ft
            Underground stations
            • BART - Powell St. Station
              1400 ft
            • BART - Montgomery St. Station
              2700 ft
            • Bus stop
              400 ft
            Restaurants
            • Luce
              100 ft
            • THE CHIEFTAIN IRISH RESTAURANT & PUB (cuisine: American, Irish)
              100 ft
            Parks
            • Yerba Buena Gardens
              1200 ft
            Beaches
            • North Beach
              1.1 mi
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of floors:
              32
            • Number of rooms:
              550

            Intercontinental San Francisco Location

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            What's nearby

            Places of interest

            Convention centers

            Shopping areas

            • Westfield San Francisco Centre - 700 ft

            Amusement

            • Metreon A Sony Entertainment - 700 ft
            • Fascination - 1400 ft

            Museums

            • California Academy of Sciences - 400 ft
            • Children's Creativity Museum - 700 ft
            • California Music Ctr - 700 ft
            • Zeum - 700 ft
            • Society of California Pioneers - 1000 ft
            • California Poets in the School - 1000 ft
            • Contemporary Jewish Museum - 1400 ft
            • Silent Film Festival - 1400 ft
            • Luggage Store - 1400 ft

            Universities, Institutes

            • San Francisco Renaissance - 400 ft
            • Asia Pacific Intl University - 700 ft
            • San Francisco Barber College - 1000 ft
            • Saint Patrick's Catholic Church - 1000 ft
            • Accent Study Abroad - 1000 ft
            • Trinity College - 1000 ft
            • Cal Dream Svc - 1400 ft
            • Brandon College - 1400 ft
            • Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts - 1400 ft

            Theaters

            Business areas

            Underground stations

            • BART - Powell St. Station - 1000 ft

            College Campuses

            Local attractions

            • Cable Car Museum - 5200 ft
              1201 Mason Street, San Francisco
            • War Memorial Opera House - 1.0 mi
              301 Van Ness Avenue at Grove Street, San Francisco
            • San Francisco Railway Museum - 1.0 mi
              77 Steuart Street, San Francisco
            • Jackson Square - 5000 ft
              Jackson Street between Battery and Kearny, San Francisco
            • San Francisco Bay Bridge - 1.0 mi
              Highway 80 West, San Francisco

            Near the hotel

            • Children's Creativity Museum - 900 ft
              221 Fourth St, San Francisco
            • Yerba Buena Gardens - 1200 ft
              701 Mission Street, San Francisco
            • Contemporary Jewish Museum - 1600 ft
              736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets), San Francisco
            • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 1800 ft
              151 Third Street, San Francisco
            • Metreon Sony Entertainment Center - 1000 ft
              101 Fourth Street, San Francisco
            • Museum of Craft and Folk Art - 1500 ft
              51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
            • California Historical Society - 1600 ft
              678 Mission Street, San Francisco

            Restaurants nearby

            • Luce - 100 ft

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

              74% likes this, based on 132 reviews
              Price Range: USD 26 - USD 101

            • Buca di Beppo - 300 ft

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

              51% likes this, based on 122 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian
              Price Range: USD 23 - USD 32

            • Tin - Vietnamese Cuisine - 500 ft

              Address: 937 Howard Street
              Phone: 415.882.7188

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

            • THE CHIEFTAIN IRISH RESTAURANT & PUB - 100 ft

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

              61% likes this, based on 80 reviews
              Cuisine: American, Irish
              Price Range: USD 0 - USD 20

            • Continental Cafe and Deli - 300 ft

              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
              5000 ft
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
              3700 ft
            Underground stations
            • BART - Powell St. Station
              1400 ft
            • BART - Montgomery St. Station
              2700 ft
            • Bus stop
              400 ft
            Restaurants
            • Luce
              100 ft
            • THE CHIEFTAIN IRISH RESTAURANT & PUB (cuisine: American, Irish)
              100 ft
            Parks
            • Yerba Buena Gardens
              1200 ft
            Beaches
            • North Beach
              1.1 mi
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of floors:
              32
            • Number of rooms:
              550