InterContinental San Francisco is located in central San Francisco, close to Zeum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Union Square. Nearby points of interest also include Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and AT&T Park.
Dining options at InterContinental San Francisco include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna. There is a full-service health spa on site. This 4.5-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and limo/town car service. Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). This San Francisco property has event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. ;Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include valet parking, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff. This is a smoke-free property.
There are 550 guestrooms at InterContinental San Francisco. Beds come with premium bedding. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature bathrobes, scales, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In addition to complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer multi-line phones with voice mail. 42-inch plasma televisions have video-game consoles and pay movies. Air-conditioned rooms also include desks, electronic check-out, electronic/magnetic keys, and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered and guests may request wake-up calls. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.
"Beautiful view! Great location."
This hotel is your standard higher end hotel with modern furnishings, comfortable bed and spectacular view. The hotel is within walking distance of the Powell St. BART location (which goes back and forth to the airport, but otherwise seems to be mainly a commuter transport going no where special). The hotel is also within distance of the cable car beginning (which goes close to Pier 33 where you get the boat to Alcatraz, Pier 39 where the sea lions hang out and many other tourist type locations). There are bikes outside the hotel to rent (off to the side, across from the Irish Restaurant) so you can also get around on that as well. I had originally booked a standard view, but they upgraded me to a classic view room. If I had known how great the view would be, I would have gotten that from the start -- the pictures really don't do the view justice. Beautiful hotel. Great location. Pleasant staff.
"Fantastic staff and wonderful views & amenities"
We stayed here for 4 nights and was very impressed with the service level and amenities the hotel had to offer. We had a hire car with us that we needed to drop back to Europcar, as soon as we mentioned this the concierge arranged for one of his team to do that for us! Super helpful! We had requested a high room and when we got to the room we were impressed with the views right across the city. My partner used the gym each day and we both used the pool. One thing is there is no changing facility at the pool (strange') so you can get changed in your room or there is a large toilet facility at the gym where you can get changed which is what we used. We loved the main bar in the hotel, the staff were very quick and kept your glass filled! One night we decided to eat in the Luce restaurant inside the hotel. Not knowing anything about the restaurant we were very pleasantly surprised with the amazing food and the service. The sommelier came over (her is an asset to the hotel!!) he advised us on a fantastic bottle of red which wasn't on the wine list. His passion and knowledge shone through and we both enjoyed speaking with him. The day before checking out we asked the hotel for advice as we had bottle of wine that we had bought previously on the trip and we needed to catch a plane for the next leg of the trip. The concierge arranged for bubble wrap/tape and scissors to be sent up to the room for us to use. Super helpful once again, and the wine made it from SF to Vegas, Vegas to LA, LA to London! The hotel is in a great location with regards to Market Street and all the shopping on offer or the start of the cable car that can take you all the way to Fishermans Wharf. Make sure you know where you are going as some of the roads in SF are not appealing and there are a lot of homeless people begging or drunk in the street (avoid Tenderloin area)
Obama was staying there same time we were. Security was extremely tight, with a few layers to get through, but highlights the caliber of the hotel. Stayed here for a meeting. Check in smooth, with the desk clerk generous (without being over the top) with helpful information. We had tried to book an extra night before our arrival, but were told no rooms were available. However, when we arrived were told we had the extra night. Unfortunately, we'd already booked at another hotel that would not cancel our reservation without a charge. The Intercontinental kindly cancelled our second night without penalty. 15th floor Corner room (1521): huge, bright, comfy, quiet with a great view via floor to ceiling windows on two sides. Bath with separate soaking tub and shower. The 6th floor Intercontinental club room offers the best breakfast I've ever experienced in this setting' yes to hot eggs, meats and the like, with beautiful berries and fruits and large variety of breakfast items. Also serve lunch, high tea and happy hour of which we were unable to sample. The Grappa bar on site intrigued us, but at 11:50 pm were told we missed last call and could only serve us wine 'red or white'' They promptly comped us the wine (without us asking), with an extra tasting as an apology for not being able to serve us anything else since construction in the neighborhood made for an interminable and late ride in from SFO. There's a Michelin star restaurant onsite, but kitchen was closed when we arrived. Never got to try it. Near many points of interest.: 2.5 blocks from the Bart, Muni and Cable cars. Ferry Building and Union Square within walkable distance. But the construction surrounding the hotel makes getting there by car or taxi challenging and extremely time consuming. Probably be better taking the BART from SFO until street construction complete.
"Lovely hotel and pleasant amenities"
I stayed four nights for a meeting and found the hotel to be consistent with Intercontinental Hotels around the country in that it was clean and modern. Considering the location in downtown San Francisco, it was remarkably quiet in my room. My room had a lovely view of the city. The concierge was very helpful with transportation, restaurant and touring recommendations. The fitness center was very clean with a reasonable selection of equipment, all in good working order. The location is an easy walk to Union Square and a slightly longer walk to China Town and Giants stadium. It was very easy to catch a tour bus by taking the short walk to Union Square.
Dropped off my bag a day early with Orlando at the Bell Staff, checked in today with Mika and the front desk. Super courteous, super efficient. Excellent room. Feeling grateful to be at such a wonderful hotel.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM