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The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

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495 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-1222
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 01/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 01/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#115 of 250 hotels in San Francisco
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The All-New Clift Royal Sonesta Experience the reawakening of The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel’s original craftsmanship fused with modern day San Francisco. The Clift has revealed the past and accelerated the pace of the future – and we are ready to welcome you! With a nod to our storied past, The Clift offers newly renovated and dramatically updated guestrooms and a modern lobby experience. The iconic Redwood Room preserves the hotel's storied history and seductive ambiance. Other updates include the introduction of a new fitness center, meeting and event space as well as new eatery and café.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Parking
Paid wifi
Restaurant
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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VIP room facilities
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Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, Italian and 1 more

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Full view
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Grade: 100 out of 100
336Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
102Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Mike E wrote a review Yesterday
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When I stay at a hotel I look for cleanliness and how the employees of the hotel treat me. All I can say is WOW, WOW, WOW. The Clift SF has the most amazing employees I have ever come across in a hotel environment. They made me feel like part of the family and everywhere I looked was SO clean. What really made it for me was every elevator has a sanitizing/disinfectant station inside of it - INCREDIBLE! During these pandemic times it's these little things that really matter. Ted, Ivan, & Renny in the Redwood Room were wonderful and so friendly. Barbara at Front Desk, Steve at Concierge, and Todd at Bellman/Front were beyond incredible. They just were so professional and on top of their game when it came to knowing their jobs and treating the hotel's guests. It is because of the staff & cleanliness alone that I would stay at this hotel again. Just an absolute wonderful experience
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Jade H wrote a review Sep 8
Singapore, Singapore69 contributions15 helpful votes
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I'm so mad I didn't take pictures! We had a small suite with a pull out couch (kind of comfy To sleep on), small frig, complimenty on arrival water bottles, 2 closets (one walk in), two queen size beds, 2 tvs, super clean shower, and a very roomy living room. My son had so much room to crawl. We had a $100 Amex credit to use in their restaurant which was great for breakfast. Really nice portions, clean and friendly staff. Albert and Todd at the front and valet were so great. Listen to their suggestions and tip well- They deserve it. Covid has made everything super clean and everyone working here has their guests' best interest. Great location and some parking lots available, valet was easier with a baby. Walgreens and starbucks across the street, union Square 15 min walk away, 28 mins walking to the giants stadium. Can't wait to come back!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Gino Santistevan, Guest Services / Front Office at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Jade H., Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We're glad that you were very impressed with Albert and Todd's service and that they were able to provide you with his warm hospitality and attention to detail bellman service. Your kudos will certainly be passed on to both of them. Again, thank you so much for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Gino - Director of Rooms
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JWG wrote a review Yesterday
Denver, Colorado1 contribution
I recently attended a small conference hosted at this hotel. The facilities were great and the conference staff was professional and attentive to our needs. My guestroom was charming, spotless, and an amazing bed. The hotel is in a great location just 2 blocks from Union Square. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Jordan L wrote a review Yesterday
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We hosted a small meeting at the Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel last week and had a terrific experience. The hotel was clean, safe, well-organized and exceeded our expectations. From the accommodating bartenders in the Redwood room, to your F&B manager who was always “johnny on the spot”, to the setup crew….well done! We will be back to host many future events the Clift
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Amy S wrote a review Sep 19
Rancho Bernardo, California22 contributions2 helpful votes
The staff is incredibly. Steve, the concierge gave us great recommendation for restaurants and where to walk around and shop. Todd, at the Bell Desk was also extremely helpful. The bartenders, Ivan, at the hotel bar made amazing drinks and was so friendly.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Gino Santistevan, Guest Services / Front Office at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Dear amysS5841KT, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We're glad that you were very impressed with Steve, Todd, and Ivan's service and that they were able to provide you with their warm hospitality and attention to detail service. Your kudos will certainly be passed on to them all. Again, thank you so much for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Gino - Director of Rooms
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PRICE RANGE
$240 - $738 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
clift san francisco, clift hotel san francisco, san francisco clift hotel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Tenderloin / Downtown / Theater District / Union Square
NUMBER OF ROOMS
372
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel?
Nearby attractions include San Francisco Urban Adventures (0.2 miles), Marrakech Magic Theater (0.07 miles), and San Francisco Playhouse (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness center.
What food & drink options are available at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tacorea, Lapisara Eatery, and Liholiho Yacht Club.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of San Francisco.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Portuguese.