Whether you’re in the city for business or leisure, the InterContinental San Francisco is consistently a smart choice for luxury accommodations. In fact, it’s an even better choice than just a year ago, now that this spectacular high-rise recently unveiled its massive, multi-million dollar renovation.

Located adjacent to Moscone Center in the heart of San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa district, the InterContinental San Francisco is widely acclaimed for its top flight service, sophistication and hospitality, stylish furnishings and world-class fine dining. Coupled with competitive pricing, ongoing specials and convenient access, the newly revitalized InterContinental San Francisco clearly deserves a much closer look.

InterContinental San Francisco Entrance
InterContinental San Francisco (credit: Randy Yagi)

About The InterContinental San Francisco

InterContinental San Francisco
888 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 616-6500

Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the towering InterContinental San Francisco soars 340 feet from ground level, with 32 floors, 550 guest rooms and a two-level underground parking garage. Graced with a completely smoke-free environment, the pet-friendly InterContinental San Francisco also features a fitness center and pool, 43,000 square feet of meeting space, reinvigorated bar and lounge and the celebrated Michelin-starred Luce Restaurant. Additionally, with breathtaking views of landmarks, like City Hall, Nob Hill, Oracle Park and Salesforce Tower, the InterContinental Hotel becomes even more dazzling in the evening hours, as its distinctive, aqua-blue exterior is completely illuminated. Moreover, with multiple transportation options, visitors can easily reach any local attraction, whether it’s the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf or Oracle Park and the new Chase Center.

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Presidential Suite
Presidential Suite (credit: Randy Yagi)


Each of the 550 guest rooms including 14 suites, have been completely renovated with several new important additions and enhancements. This includes elegantly appointed furnishings, large flat screen TV, contemporary artwork from local artists, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, motorized curtains and floor to ceiling windows with gorgeous views of the City.

Room categories range from spacious Standard King Rooms to the extraordinary 2,000 square foot Presidential Suite, with two outside terraces and lavish bedroom on the second level. There are no more than 22 guest rooms per floor.

Pet at InterContinental San Francisco (credit: Randy Yagi)

Pet Policy

The InterContinental San Francisco is a pet-friendly facility, allowing cats and dogs of up to 50 lbs. In addition to the nightly rate, guests are required to pay a non-refundable cleaning fee of $50 per night and sign a Pet Responsibility Agreement upon check in.

Heirloom Tomatoes, Luce Restaurant San Francisco
Heirloom Tomatoes, Luce Restaurant (credit: Randy Yagi)



The Michelin-starred Luce Restaurant led by Chef Daniel Corey, is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. The recipient of a Michelin star for 10 consecutive years Luce features inventive New American cuisine and has been the recipient of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence every year since 2015. Considered one of the more affordable Michelin-star restaurants in the City, Luce offers a wonderful Chef’s Tasting Menu, moderately priced at $125 with optional wine pairings at $95.

Chef Daniel Corey, Luce Restaurant
Chef Daniel Corey, Luce Restaurant (credit: Randy Yagi)

A graduate of San Francisco’s California Culinary Academy, Chef Daniel Corey first worked at Luce under Michelin three-star Chef Dominique Crenn. His impressive resume also includes work with celebrity chef Daniel Humm at Michelin starred Campton Place and Anna Bautista at Madera, the Michelin starred restaurant at Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park.

Luce is also available for private dining and special events.

Private Dining, Luce Restaurant
Private Dining, Luce Restaurant (credit: Randy Yagi)


Bar 888
Bar 888 (credit: Randy Yagi)

Bar 888

The InterContinental San Francisco’s Bar 888 is known as the premier grappa (grape-based Italian brandy) bar in the City. In addition to more than 100 grappa selections, Bar 888 offers fine wines, signature cocktails and gourmet bar bites. Bar 888 was one of the first grappa bars in the United States.

Breakfast Options at Club InterContinental
Breakfast Options at Club InterContinental (credit: Randy Yagi)

Club InterContinental

Located on the 6th floor, the Club InterContinental Lounge is inclusive to guests for an additional fee. The Club Lounge hosts a continental breakfast and afternoon tea service, along with pre-dinner hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and gourmet sweets in the evenings. Club guests can also receive complimentary Wi-Fi in their guest rooms and complimentary turn-down service with bottled water and additional treats. Leading newspapers are also available at the Club Lounge, such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and the San Francisco Chronicle.

24-Hour Room Service

In-room dining provided by friendly service attendants, is available 24 hours a day. An in-room dining menu and private in-room bar with fee-based selections are also provided.

Gift Shop

Located on the ground level, the gift shop sells snacks, sundries, candy, over-the-counter medications, clothing, gifts and other items.

Pool at the InterContinental San Francisco
Lap Pool (credit: Randy Yagi)

Fitness Center/Pool

The 24-hour fitness center, featuring state-of-art treadmills, weight machines and free weights, is located on the sixth floor. Also nearby is a separate facility with a 3-lane lap pool and hot tub and is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Each facility can be accessed via the guest room key. Lockers and towels are also available.

InterContinental San Francisco Lobby
InterContinental San Francisco Lobby (credit: Randy Yagi)

Guest Services

Concierge Service

Located across from the reception/check in desk on the ground level, the concierge can make recommendations for additional dining, activities, shopping, popular attractions and more. The concierge can also make dining reservations, arrange for car rentals, limo-town car services and airport transportation, babysitting services, purchase theater tickets and other special requests. Complimentary newspapers like the San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal are also available at the concierge desk.

Valet Parking

The InterContinental Hotel offers valet parking with unlimited in and out privileges.

Business Center

Located on the 3rd floor, the business center is open 24-hours. Services include copying, printing, fax, high speed internet and secretarial services. Office space, Apple iMac computers and office chairs are also available at the business center.

InterContinental San Francisco Main Entry
InterContinental San Francisco Main Entry (credit: Randy Yagi)

Additional Services

The InterContinental San Francisco offers several other guests services. This includes friendly doorman service, bell service, multilingual guest services, 24-hour security, pressing, laundry and dry cleaning services and maid services.

Meeting Space
Meeting Space (credit: Randy Yagi)

Meeting/Conference Space

InterContinental San Francisco offers 43,000 square feet of event facilities across three levels. There are two major ballrooms, the 6,800 square foot Grand Ballroom and 5,600 square foot InterContinental Ballroom, in addition to 21 smaller meeting rooms with San Francisco themes like Nob Hill and Russian Hill, and three adjoining outside terraces. The two ballrooms can be configured to meet any special event or occasion, such as a classroom environment, cocktail reception, banquet and theater style.

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About The Author:

Randy Yagi is an award-winning freelance writer who has covered national/international travel for CBS Local and all things San Francisco for CBS San Francisco. He is a Media Fellow of Stanford University and a member of the Freelance Council of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW).

He is a lifelong resident of Santa Cruz County, in California.








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