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The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

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8.0
Excellent
3,730 reviews
+1 415-775-4700

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center
Child Care

Stay at the Upscale Clift on Your Next San Francisco Vacation

What Does a Clift Room Include?

The guest rooms and suites at this upscale hotel feature exquisitely crafted beds and wooden chairs shaped like wheelbarrows. Rest comfortably on 300-thread count bedding, down duvets, and Merino wool blankets. Watch in-room movies on the flat panel television while sipping on a drink from the mini bar.

What Amenities/Features are Available?

The Velvet Room has an extensive breakfast menu that is sure to get your day off to a great start. The 24-hour Clift gym has all the necessary equipment for an effective workout. Hop on a complimentary bike and explore the local area. Host your special event at the Clift with the assistance of experienced event planners. The business center offers basic services such as printing, copying, and faxing.

What are the Room Rates at Clift?

This is one of the cheapest hotels in San Francisco with rates starting as low as $303 per night of stay.

What’s There to Do Nearby?

Clift is within walking distance of Union Square and the Financial District, and Moscone Convention Center is just a bit further away. Walk or bike the span of the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy spectacular views of San Francisco. Take the kids to Aquarium of the Bay, home to more than 50 sharks and thousands of other sea animals. For a bit of culture, spend some time in the SoMA district, the location of several San Francisco museums.

What’s The Bottom Line?

If you are looking for a luxurious hotel that will not break the bank, the Clift is an excellent choice.

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Union Square
495 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102
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User Highlights
8.0
Excellent
Bar and Beverages
"Friendly bartender" "Amazing bartenders"
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 94%.
Lovely bar service, according to 82%.
Location
"Romantic night in the city" "Great bar scene"
99% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
95% liked the proximity to shopping.
Service
"Exceptional Hotel staff" "Staff was excellent and very helpful"
91% found the staff to be very friendly.
71% said the reception staff was great.
Vibe
"Excellent ambiance" "Well appointed mini bar"
85% said it was a stylish hotel.
72% criticized the unstylish hotel.
WiFi
"Free wi-fi" "Free WiFi access"
55% thought it was adequately priced.
71% said the wifi quality was bad.
Room
"AC worked great" "Well appointed mini bar"
Only 55% said rooms were big enough.
85% complained about the bathroom.
Cleanliness
"Dingy standard room" "Dirty carpet"
Only 53% said rooms were clean enough.
57% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average.
Breakfast
"Empty coffee cups" "No breakfast"
77% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Value for money
"Deceptive pricing" "Bar over priced"
77% said the breakfast was too expensive.
55% thought it was adequately priced.

Good to know...

Rooms in need of an update
Bathroom could be optimized
Pleasant entrance area
Rooms need regular maintenance
Expert Reviews
Afar Magazine
In 2001, hotelier Ian Schrager tapped French designer Philippe Starck to reconceptualize the Clift Hotel’s wildly modern interiors. A complete contrast to the building’s historic facade,...
Lonely Planet
While the Clift is deliciously notorious for its penthouse parties, tough design critics might find that some rooms are too cramped for sleigh beds, and some cabinets might've been bought at IKEA.
Fodor's
The entrance is so nondescript here, you could walk right past it without a hint of what's inside, and that's exactly how the clientle—a mix of hipsters, music-industry types, and celebrities—like it.
Some visitors have remarked on the thin walls and advise booking a room on an upper-level floor to avoid street noise.
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Activities
Child Care
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Restaurant
Details
Check-In
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
372
Fees
Required
  • Resort Fee: USD 28.00 per accommodation, per night
Add-ons
  • Parking Fee: USD 58.00 per night
  • Breakfast Fee: USD 26 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible