InterContinental San Francisco, an IHG Hotel

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Info Situated in the heart of San Francisco, the InterContinental San Francisco provides an exceptional experience for guests looking to immerse themselves in the city's culture and charm. Conveniently located near the Moscone Center and Union Square, the hotel offers easy access to premium shopping, dining and entertainment options. Elegant rooms with calming tones, modern furnishings and luxurious amenities ensure a comfortable and memorable stay. The InterContinental San Francisco also features the exclusive Club InterContinental, where guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast, evening drinks and light refreshments in a private lounge.

The hotel's versatile meeting rooms, ballrooms and unique outdoor terraces cater to a variety of events. Dining options include in-room service, modern Mediterranean cuisine at Luce or a refreshing drink at Bar 888. The hotel warmly welcomes four-legged guests, allowing up to two pets per room with a one-time non-refundable fee and adherence to specific room and weight restrictions. With its prime location, outstanding amenities and exceptional service, the InterContinental San Francisco is a top choice for travelers seeking an unforgettable stay in the City by the Bay.
Summary of reviewsThe InterContinental San Francisco, an IHG Hotel, is a luxurious and centrally located hotel that is perfect for both business and leisure travelers. Guests rave about its proximity to popular tourist attractions with easy access to public transportation. The hotel is situated right by a mall and high-end restaurants are recommended for dining options. The breakfast buffet is a treat for many guests who want to have a delicious breakfast meal at the hotel, although some find it expensive with limited options. The hotel boasts a classy restaurant, LUCE with delicious meals and fantastic wine selection, although some guests found it to be overpriced and overly fancy for families. The rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable with lovely views and the staff is welcoming, attentive and sure to make your stay an enjoyable one. The gym and pool are a great added value to the hotel, although some guests have noted minor issues. The parking situation is a mixed bag with high prices and occasional issues. Overall, guests agree that the InterContinental San Francisco is a wonderful hotel with high-class service and accommodations, making for a luxurious stay.
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On-site valet parking is available at a fee while the hotel also features controlled access gates to the light-equipped parking area.

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Experience a delightful blend of urban living and serene tranquility at the InterContinental San Francisco, an IHG Hotel. The hotel's highlight is its exquisite indoor pool, complete with lap lanes, providing the perfect ambiance for guests seeking relaxation or an invigorating swim. Maintained at a comfortable 81 degrees Fahrenheit, the pool invites all to enjoy a refreshing dip, accompanied by the modern aesthetics of its design, creating a unique, sublime environment.

Adjacent to the pool, one finds the enticing hot tub, maintained at a soothing 102 degrees. It stands as a testament to the hotel's dedication to providing luxurious amenities. Whether the aim is unwinding after a day of city exploration or starting the day with a rejuvenating soak, this hot tub is the quintessence of comfort and relaxation, redefining the boundaries of luxury in a city hotel.

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Room Types
Standard Room Located on floors 6 through 12, this room provides a 42" HD flat-screen satellite TV. Plush bathrobes, an iPod docking station and free toiletries are provided. A minibar is offered.

Deluxe Room Located on floors 6 through 12, this room provides a 42" HD flat-screen satellite TV. Plush bathrobes, an iPod docking station and free toiletries are provided. A minibar is offered.

Standard King Room Located on floors 6 through 12, this room provides a 42" HD flat-screen satellite TV. Plush bathrobes, an iPod docking station and free toiletries are provided. A minibar is offered.

Superior King Room Located on floors 7 through 30, this room provides a 42" HD flat-screen satellite TV. Plush bathrobes, an iPod docking station and free toiletries are provided. A minibar is offered.

Standard Double Room with Two Double Beds Located on floors 6 through 12, this room provides a 42" HD flat-screen satellite TV. Plush bathrobes, an iPod docking station and free toiletries are provided. A minibar is offered.

Classic Queen Room with City View Featuring a city view, this room is located on floors 6 through 12. A 42" HD flat-screen satellite TV, plush bathrobes, an iPod docking station and free toiletries are provided. A minibar is offered.

King Room with View Featuring a city view, this room is located on floors 6 through 12. A 42" HD flat-screen satellite TV, plush bathrobes, an iPod docking station and free toiletries are provided. A minibar is offered.

Classic Double Room This room is located on floors 6 through 12. A 42" HD flat-screen satellite TV, plush bathrobes, an iPod docking station and free toiletries are provided. A minibar is offered.

Premier Double Room with Two Double Beds and View The spacious double room features air conditioning, a minibar, as well as a private bathroom boasting a bath and a shower. The double room offers a tea and coffee maker, a wardrobe, a safe deposit box, a carpeted floor, as well as a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The unit has 2 beds.

Junior King Suite Featuring free toiletries and bathrobes, this suite includes a private bathroom with a bath, a shower and a hairdryer. The suite has carpeted floors, a seating area with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, air conditioning, a minibar, as well as a tea and coffee maker.

Premier King Room with View The spacious double room offers air conditioning, a minibar, as well as a private bathroom featuring a bath and a shower. The double room features a tea and coffee maker, a wardrobe, a safe deposit box, a carpeted floor and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The unit offers 1 bed.

Corner King Room The spacious double room features air conditioning, a minibar, as well as a private bathroom boasting a bath and a shower. The double room provides a tea and coffee maker, a wardrobe, a safe deposit box, a carpeted floor and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The unit has 1 bed.

One-Bedroom King Suite Featuring free toiletries and bathrobes, this suite includes a private bathroom with a bath, a shower and a hairdryer. The spacious air-conditioned suite features a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a minibar, a tea and coffee maker and executive lounge access.

King Club Room Featuring free toiletries and bathrobes, this double room includes a private bathroom with a bath, a shower and a hairdryer. The spacious double room features air conditioning, a minibar, a tea and coffee maker, executive lounge access and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The unit has 1 bed.

Classic Queen Room with Skyline View The unit has 1 bed.

About InterContinental San Francisco, an IHG HotelRight in the vibrant heart of San Francisco, the InterContinental San Francisco offers an exceptional experience for those seeking to immerse themselves in the city's culture and charm. With its prime location near the Moscone Center and Union Square, guests can easily explore the city's premium shopping, dining and entertainment options. The hotel features elegantly appointed rooms and luxurious amenities, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay for all.

Accommodations at the InterContinental San Francisco boast calming tones, refined modern furnishings and wood details, creating a relaxing haven away from the city's bustle. Guests can enjoy the convenience of a large working area, a 60-inch LCD TV and stunning skyline views from floor-to-ceiling windows. Club InterContinental offers an enhanced experience with access to the private Club InterContinental Lounge, where complimentary breakfast, evening drinks and canapés, and light refreshments throughout the day can be savored, all with the support of a dedicated Club InterContinental team.

The hotel's versatile meeting rooms and ballrooms can be customized to host a range of events, while the three outdoor terraces offer unique spaces for gatherings in San Francisco. Dining options include in-room service, modern Mediterranean cuisine at Luce or a refreshing drink at Bar 888. The InterContinental San Francisco also warmly welcomes four-legged guests, allowing up to two pets per room with a one-time non-refundable fee and adhering to specific room and weight restrictions. With its prime location, outstanding amenities and exceptional service, the InterContinental San Francisco is an ideal choice for travelers seeking an unforgettable stay in the City by the Bay.
Guest Reviews
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Location
The InterContinental San Francisco is a hotel in a perfect location for both business and leisure travelers. Guests rave about its proximity to popular tourist attractions with sights like Skytower and the Moscone Centre just walking distance away. With public transportation easily accessible, exploring the city is a breeze. The hotel is situated right by a mall and high-end restaurants are recommended for dining options. Additionally, the location is safe and secure and offers stunning views of the city. Transportation to and from the airport is also convenient and the hotel is located close to public transport hubs like the BART train and cable car stops. In summary, the InterContinental San Francisco is an excellent choice for guests who want a centrally located hotel with easy access to all the features that Downtown San Francisco has to offer.

Breakfast
Guests have mixed reviews about the breakfast at InterContinental San Francisco, an IHG Hotel. Many have praised the excellent breakfast buffet, which includes fresh fruits, cheese and orange juice. They appreciate the helpful staff who make dining a personal experience. However, some find it expensive with prices as high as $40 per adult and have criticized the limited options with some products being not so fresh. Some guests have appreciated the hotel's effort to accommodate additional people in the breakfast, while others have been disappointed by unclear communication or the limited number of people covered by vouchers. Despite mixed reviews, the breakfast buffet is a treat for many guests who want to have a delicious breakfast meal at the hotel.

Dinner
While the InterContinental San Francisco boasts a classy restaurant, LUCE, some guests were disappointed with the limited options on the lunch and dinner menus. Although LUCE received high praise for its delicious meals and fantastic wine selection, some guests found the restaurant to be overpriced and overly fancy for families. Unfortunately, there were no other food or drink options available as the restaurant and bar closed relatively early. While some guests found LUCE to be a great experience with wonderful waitstaff, others were disappointed with the food quality and quantity, finding it to be lackluster and not worth the high prices.

Rooms
InterContinental San Francisco, an IHG Hotel, provides great rooms with lovely views. The front desk check-in is smooth and guests can expect clean, spacious and comfortable rooms with quality accommodations. The beds are very comfortable and the bathrooms are of decent size. Rooms are well-equipped and some have big windows with good lighting. The hotel is generally clean and modern with exceptional clean and comfortable rooms. The hotel also has corner rooms for anniversaries but some rooms can have a funky smell. Guests appreciate the in-room conveniences, including a fridge and the hotel has a nice outdoor lounge. The hotel is conveniently located in the business area of San Francisco with excellent views. While the price may be steep, the rooms are of good quality and size, making it worth staying in again.

Beds
Guests at the InterContinental San Francisco, an IHG Hotel, have opinions on the beds! While some comments mention beds being too high for seniors, or too narrow for some guests, most travelers found the beds to be very comfortable and perfect for a good night's sleep. Reviews called the beds "luxurious," "super comfy," and "one of my best" with some highlighting excellent views from the bed. While a few comments mentioned issues with sunken mattresses or uncomfortable bedding, the overall consensus was positive with guests citing the "really comfortable" beds as one of the highlights of the hotel stay.

Cleanliness
Guests have reported a mixed experience with the cleanliness of the InterContinental San Francisco, an IHG Hotel. While many guests have rated the hotel as very clean and tidy, others have had notable issues with the cleanliness. Some guests have found the bathroom to be dirty with grout on the tiles and a yellow stain on the toilet seat. Others have reported that the exhaust fan above the bathtub was covered in dust and the tub appeared stained. On the other hand, many guests have found the hotel rooms and facilities to be expertly cleaned and very modern. Daily housekeeping was provided without having to request it. The hotel has been described as super clean with very lovely clean rooms, though some guests have reported less than impressive cleanliness in their specific rooms with carpets under bedskirts and towels and mats left lying everywhere. Overall, many guests have found the hotel to be clean, upscale and conveniently located, while some have had mixed experiences with the cleanliness.

Staff
The staff at InterContinental San Francisco is definitely a highlight of the hotel! From professional and friendly front desk receptionists to great service throughout the hotel, the staff are attentive and accommodating. While there were a few reviews mentioning rude and defensive staff, these were outweighed by numerous positive reviews about the helpful and friendly nature of the team. Valets, concierge staff and even breakfast servers were all commended for their professionalism and promptness. Some reviews even singled out specific staff members, such as Jaime at the reception and concierge Bill Sutton, for their exceptional service. While there were a few negative comments about slow service and some staff not meeting expectations, the majority of reviews praise the location and the friendly atmosphere created by the staff. All in all, the staff at InterContinental San Francisco are welcoming, attentive and sure to make your stay an enjoyable one.

Gym
The InterContinental San Francisco, an IHG Hotel offers a range of fitness facilities for its guests. The gym is good-sized and very well equipped with lots of equipment available. Guests have also enjoyed using the lovely hot tub, gym and pool during their stay. However, some guests have noted issues with towel and mat management in the gym and a broken water fountain. Some families have also commented that the gym staff were unfriendly towards younger guests. Despite these minor issues, the pool and gym have been a source of fun and exercise for many guests, although some have noted that they are smaller than expected. It is worth noting that the TVs in the gym area were not working during some stays, even after requesting assistance from staff. Overall, the hotel offers a great fitness experience for guests with a range of equipment and facilities available to use.

Pool
The InterContinental San Francisco is a lovely, clean hotel that boasts a hot tub, gym and a pool - making it the only hotel in the nearby area with this feature. However, the pool can be hit or miss, as some guests reported it being broken or under maintenance without clear information during booking. The indoor swimming pool and hot tub are a great added value to the hotel with some guests enjoying the pool's pleasant temperature and the super warm, relaxing hot tub. However, others found the pool to be very small and noted that there were no changing rooms near the swimming pool. Overall, guests agree that while the pool may have some downsides, it's a nice feature to have during your stay at the InterContinental San Francisco.

Parking
The parking situation at the InterContinental San Francisco, an IHG Hotel, is a mixed bag. While some guests found it convenient and easy, others had negative experiences. Unfortunately, for those looking to park at the hotel, the prices are generally very high with some guests reporting fees of up to $84 per night. A few guests had issues with being overcharged or ripped off by parking attendants. However, there are a few more affordable options in the area, such as a parking garage behind the building for $44 per night. Some guests also mentioned valet parking, which can be expensive but offers a quick and convenient option. Overall, while the on-site parking is handy, the high prices and occasional issues mean that guests should consider other options if available.

Luxury
Luxury and class are the words that come to mind when guests describe their stay at the InterContinental San Francisco, an IHG Hotel. This wonderful hotel is organized and impeccably clean with recent renovations providing a very beautiful experience. The high-class service and accommodations are what guests have come to expect from the Intercontinental brand, making for a luxurious stay. Guests rave about the LUCE restaurant on site, a fantastic and classy dining experience with a delicious menu and wine selection. Rooms are spacious and adorned with two kingsize beds, providing an opulent feel. Although some guests feel that the hotel is a Hilton Standard behaving like a 3-star hotel, the majority of guests agree that their stay has been nothing short of fantastic.


Yes, InterContinental San Francisco, an IHG Hotel has pool(s) that belong to one or more of the following categories: Indoor Pool, Pool Lap Lanes.

No, a spa isn't available at InterContinental San Francisco, an IHG Hotel.

Yes, InterContinental San Francisco, an IHG Hotel welcomes dogs.

Yes, parking facilities are available at InterContinental San Francisco, an IHG Hotel.

Yes, InterContinental San Francisco, an IHG Hotel has a gym.

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