Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

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

The five-star Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel, boasting its premier location downtown San Francisco, is close to numerous public routes and countless attractions, including The Museum of Modern Art and Yerba Buena Gardens.

Newly-built and contemporary designed, this non-smoking hotel comprises a free fitness center and a full-service spa center.

The hotel features 550 rooms, available on 32 floors. Each room comes with a plasma TV and internet access.

The Luce restaurant possess many awards and is very famous among tourists and local people. American cuisine inspired by modern touches is served there.

The Powell underground station is located within only 300m from the hotel, ideally linking it with the rest of the city.

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

Number of floors   32.  Number of rooms   550.

Rooms

Well-appointed guest rooms feature plasma TVs, stocked mini bars, safes, tea/coffee making facilities, irons and ironing boards and modern functional furniture. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom.

Dining options

An American breakfast is offered at the hotel for surcharge.

The Luce restaurant has two Michelin stars and will pamper its guests with exclusively-cooked dishes, served together with refined drinks. The restaurant also was included into "7 Best of the Best restaurants" list in Robb Report Magazine and in the"Top 5 Power Lunch Spots in San Francisco", listed by The Haute Living Magazine.

The Bar 888 welcomes everyone on the lobby level and offers snacks and drinks to its guests.

A 24-hour in-room dining can be requested at the hotel.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The hotel comprises 21 meeting rooms for small and big gatherings. All needed conference and meeting facilities, including ISDN lines, climate controls and fax/printers are presented there.

Grand Ballroom and Intercontinental Ballroom are large conference spaces, which can be rearranged into three smaller rooms.

Wi-Fi provided throughout the hotel at additional cost.

Wired internet is available in the entire venue for surcharge.

Leisure

The Spa center is open at the hotel, where guests can experience the whole list of treatments for body and soul.

The fitness center is available for 24 hours and is appointed with cardiovascular equipment.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Lobby
  • Souvenir shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Fireplace
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Ice machine

Guest Parking

  • Paid private parking is possible on site.

Activities

  • Tennis

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Video games

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Sun terrace

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free 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/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

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

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  1 am

Check-Out

  • until  1 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • 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
    1.6km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.1km
  • F Market Street Car
    1.8km
Underground stations
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    400 m
  • BART - Montgomery St. Station
    800 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Luce
    40 m
  • THE CHIEFTAIN IRISH RESTAURANT & PUB (cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Pub)
    40 m
Parks
  • Yerba Buena Gardens
    330 m
Beaches
  • North Beach
    1.8km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  1 am
  • Check-Out:
    until  1 am
  • Number of floors:
    32
  • Number of rooms:
    550

Rooms and availability

Well-appointed guest rooms feature plasma TVs, stocked mini bars, safes, tea/coffee making facilities, irons and ironing boards and modern functional furniture. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom.

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Club Intercontinental Double Room
Bed type: King Size bed
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    Bed type: King Size bed or Double beds
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      Bed type: King Size bed
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        Standard Double Room
        Bed type: King Size bed or 2 Queen Size beds
        Size: 28m2
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          Wheelchair Accessible Room
          Size: 41m2
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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
                      1.6km
                    Airports
                    Train Stations
                    • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
                      1.1km
                    • F Market Street Car
                      1.8km
                    Underground stations
                    • BART - Powell St. Station
                      400 m
                    • BART - Montgomery St. Station
                      800 m
                    • Bus stop
                      100 m
                    Restaurants
                    • Luce
                      40 m
                    • THE CHIEFTAIN IRISH RESTAURANT & PUB (cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Pub)
                      40 m
                    Parks
                    • Yerba Buena Gardens
                      330 m
                    Beaches
                    • North Beach
                      1.8km
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-In:
                      from  1 am
                    • Check-Out:
                      until  1 am
                    • Number of floors:
                      32
                    • Number of rooms:
                      550

                    Intercontinental San Francisco Location

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                    What's nearby

                    What's nearby.

                    The Museum of Modern Art, hosting works of contemporary masters, is situated nearly 4km from the hotel.

                    Yerba Buena Gardens comprises lots of attractions for the whole family and is only 3km away.

                    Fisherman's Wharf is a beautiful pier, where guests can practice fishing and is located 3km far.

                    Alcatraz is an island full of touristic sites, located approximately 3km away.

                    Chinatown, where you can experience the life of Chinese as it is, can be found only 2km away from the hotel.

                    Convention centers

                    Shopping areas

                    • Metreon - 200 m
                    • Westfield San Francisco Centre - 300 m
                    • Stockton Street - 400 m

                    Amusement

                    • Metreon A Sony Entertainment - 200 m

                    Museums

                    Universities, Institutes

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

                    Theaters

                    Underground stations

                    College Campuses

                    Local Attractions

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

                    Near the hotel

                    • Children's Creativity Museum - 230 m
                      221 Fourth St, San Francisco
                    • Yerba Buena Gardens - 330 m
                      701 Mission Street, San Francisco
                    • Contemporary Jewish Museum - 450 m
                      736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets), San Francisco
                    • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 510 m
                      151 Third Street, San Francisco
                    • Metreon Sony Entertainment Center - 290 m
                      101 Fourth Street, San Francisco
                    • Museum of Craft and Folk Art - 420 m
                      51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
                    • California Historical Society - 450 m
                      678 Mission Street, San Francisco

                    Restaurants Nearby

                    • Luce - 40 m

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

                      74% likes this, based on 132 reviews
                      Price Range: GBP 17 - GBP 69

                    • Buca di Beppo - 70 m

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

                      51% likes this, based on 122 reviews
                      Cuisine: Italian
                      Price Range: GBP 15 - GBP 21

                    • Mel's Drive-In - Mission St. - 270 m

                      Address: 801 Mission St
                      Phone: (415) 227-4477

                      70% likes this, based on 331 reviews
                      Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

                    • THE CHIEFTAIN IRISH RESTAURANT & PUB - 40 m

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

                      61% likes this, based on 80 reviews
                      Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Pub, Irish
                      Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 13

                    • Continental Cafe and Deli - 70 m

                      Phone: (415) 357-1060

                      70% likes this, based on 7 reviews
                      Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Fast Food

                    Getting there.

                    San Francisco International Airport is located within 20km far from the hotel.

                    Oakland International Airport is situated 30km away.

                    Getting around.

                    The underground station Powell is situated 300m far from the hotel.

                    The Civic Center underground station can be reached within 800m far.

                    Private parking at additional cost is offered to the hotel's guests with no reservation needed in advance.

                    Hotel information
                    • Check-In:
                      from  1 am
                    • Check-Out:
                      until  1 am
                    • Number of floors:
                      32
                    • Number of rooms:
                      550

                    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
                    Excellent
                    Based on 49 reviews

                    Rating by category:

                    Location
                    8.3
                    Service
                    6.0
                    Value
                    6.2
                    Rooms
                    10.0
                    Dining
                    8.0

                    Individual 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
                      1.6km
                    Airports
                    Train Stations
                    • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
                      1.1km
                    • F Market Street Car
                      1.8km
                    Underground stations
                    • BART - Powell St. Station
                      400 m
                    • BART - Montgomery St. Station
                      800 m
                    • Bus stop
                      100 m
                    Restaurants
                    • Luce
                      40 m
                    • THE CHIEFTAIN IRISH RESTAURANT & PUB (cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Pub)
                      40 m
                    Parks
                    • Yerba Buena Gardens
                      330 m
                    Beaches
                    • North Beach
                      1.8km
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-In:
                      from  1 am
                    • Check-Out:
                      until  1 am
                    • Number of floors:
                      32
                    • Number of rooms:
                      550
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