InterContinental San Francisco SoMa Luxury Hotel

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 now, with a massive, multi-million dollar renovation. What’s more, the InterContinental San Francisco is widely acclaimed for top flight service, sophistication and hospitality. That’s not to mention …

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Presidential Suite at InterContinental San Francisco hotel

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 now, with a massive, multi-million dollar renovation. What’s more, the InterContinental San Francisco is widely acclaimed for top flight service, sophistication and hospitality. That’s not to mention its stylish furnishings and Michelin-starred dining. Coupled with competitive pricing and convenient access, InterContinental San Francisco clearly deserves a much closer look.

About The InterContinental San Francisco

InterContinental San Francisco

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

The towering InterContinental San Francisco offers 550 guest rooms across 32 floors. Additionally, it features a two-level underground parking garage. Completely smoke free, the SoMa hotel also has a fitness center and pool, bar and the Michelin-starred Luce Restaurant. Moreover, the luxury hotel is pet friendly and 43,000 square feet of meeting space.

Nearby Landmarks

Its convenient spot in SoMa makes it easy to walk to notable nearby landmarks. For instance, the Metreon and Moscone Center area just a few blocks away. Also nearby is Market Street, Salesforce Tower and Oracle Park. Equally convenient are the multiple transportation options for the InterContinental San Francisco. This will allow you to reach any local attraction, like the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf. Lastly, the Chase Center can easily be reached by rideshare or Muni light rail.

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Presidential Suite with floor to ceiling windows providing excellent views of San Francisco
Presidential Suite (credit: Randy Yagi)


Each of the 550 guest rooms including 14 suites, have several new additions and enhancements. In more detail, rooms have elegantly appointed furnishings, large flat screen TV, contemporary artwork from local artists. Additional amenities are individually controlled heating and air conditioning, motorized curtains. Complimenting the rooms are floor to ceiling windows with gorgeous views of the City.

Room Categories

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 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.

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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.

Executive Chef of Luce Restaurant Chef Daniel Corey

A graduate of the California Culinary Academy, Chef Corey first worked at Luce with Michelin three-star Chef Dominique Crenn. His impressive resume further features with with Daniel Humm at Michelin starred Campton Place and Anna Bautista at Madera in Menlo Park.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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/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. If you’re interested in booking your special event, you can contact the hotel directly or email the sales department.

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About The Author

Randy Yagi is an award-winning freelance writer who served as the National Travel Writer for CBS from 2012-2019. More than 900 of his stories still appear in syndication across 23 CBS websites, including CBS New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. During his peak years with CBS, Randy had a reported digital audience reach of 489 million and 5.5 million monthly visitors. Additionally, his stories have appeared in the Daily Meal, CBS News, CBS Radio, Engadget and He earned a media fellowship from Stanford University in 2012.

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