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The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

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#101 of 239 hotels in San Francisco
GreenLeaders Silver level
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel is a century-old timeless gem, combining contemporary architecture and glamour with old-world elegance and modern comfort. A 6-minute walk from Union Square and 4 minutes from the nearest Muni Metro station, the hotel draws inspiration from the city and boasts a decidedly artful and local décor. Designed by famed interior designer Philippe Starck, The Clift features one of the most eclectic furniture collections in California and includes chairs from Ray and Charles Eames, furniture by Salvador Dalí, and a surreal stool inspired by René Magritte and designed by Roberto Matta. The modern rooms, ranging from standard king guest rooms to private apartments, showcase a soothing palette of ivory and gray accented by strategic pops of lavender and orange – an ode to a striking California sunset. Hotel amenities include complimentary bicycles, a fitness center and three unique food and beverage experiences, including the art deco Redwood Room.
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Property amenities
Room service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Paid Wifi
Wheelchair access
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What a beautiful, lovely, hotel. The staff was amazing and helped us with destinations, dining recommendations, and our puppy who was traveling with us. Our room was lovely. They have an onsite club and their security was at the elevators making sure only guests were allowed
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Review collected in partnership with Sonesta
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We were greeted by the super friendly, Heather, at the front desk. The lobby decor and dark downstairs hallway is cool. The room was bright and airy. The beds were comfortable. The room next door was quite noisy on multiple nights but the staff was very responsive in getting
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Response from Hotel_Mgr_365, Manager at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Harris, It was an absolute pleasure to have you here with us and to find your glowing review of The Clift experience. Thank you for sharing! Heather and Seleste are two of our shining stars, and we will be certain that they’re recognized for taking such great care of you. It’s wonderful to know that you enjoyed the comfort of your accommodations, as well, and we are already looking forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to San Francisco! All the best, Anna Balta Director of Rooms
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The rooms are a little old and simple, but very clean. The staff is incredible. They all want to help. I was upgraded without even asking. The Velvet Room was great and so was the quality of the food. Great location to everything in San Francisco.
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Very nice hotel. Rooms are large and very clean. Staff is exceptional. Fitness center has a lot of machines and variety. Location is perfect and close to downtown. Food from in-room dining was excellent and arrived in less time than stated. Also great restaurants within walking
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I chose the hotel for its central location near Union Square, but it delivers in several other categories. The Philippe Starck interior design is interesting and prevents the decor from being drab. But it might not be to everyone's liking. While there is lots of closet space,
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$220 - $683 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San FranciscoTenderloinDowntownTheater DistrictUnion Square
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