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Clift Hotel San Francisco

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Stayed 3 nights in one of the Deluxe King rooms. Hotel was nice, the room was fairly dated though. Staff was extremely nice and we enjoyed getting drinks down in the Redwood Room. Nothing really bad about this place...the hotel is in a great location (Union Square) and it is comparable to the Westin across the street. If you prefer... More 

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Petaluma, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We have been wanting to stay here for ages and have been in the bar many times, so were excited about this stay. Check in was smooth and the lobby itself is really cool, very chic. Then we reached the room and were immediately disappointed - yes, it was only a standard room, but for the price and the expectation,... More 

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CliftFOM, Front Office Manager at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review

Hello Tonitone, I am so disappointed about the review. I am happy you enjoy the Redwood Room and you love the lobby, but I am terribly sorry about your room. Did you happen to mention this to anyone during your stay? We would have loved the opportunity to go above and beyond to make sure you felt comfortable. Please visit... More 

Melbourne
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

We stayed here for two nights in late July 2012 and checking in late (10pm) on a Saturday night found ourselves on the 2nd floor right above the cool bar/club beneath, which is like having a subwoofer strapped under your bed. We are a young-ish couple so we partied down stairs for a while but after a long drive it... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

My partner and I had the pleasure of staying at the Clift Hotel from the 22nd June for 6 nights. We arrived late after a 22 hrs trip from Australia and it was so nice to be greeted by pleasant staff. Our room was on a high floor as I had requested and whilst not huge it was more than... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

The hotel had a very modern, chic decor that was fun to explore. The rooms were equally trendy. Great bar scene at night, but the room was still quiet when you were ready to sleep. Good location if you are planning some shopping. We parked on the street and staff was able to give suggestions on cheaper parking nearby than... More 

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Cobb, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Terrible customer service, $50 parking, noisy, little rooms!!! We went on Valentines Day and did not have a nice romantic exoerience, In fact it was anything but. It was situated in a convenient location but we couldn't get any sleep because this is a party hotel for twenty-somethings and not geared toward anyone else's comfort. We did not expect this... More 

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CliftFOM, Front Office Manager at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review

Chamilton12, I am so sorry about the experience you had at the hotel. I am sure you were looking forward to a great valentines day. I am a bit confused, especially when it comes to your review saying the service was terrible. I am shocked, we are renowned for our customer service and go to great lengths to ensure a... More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

I would recommend this hotel for couples or singles who are looking to enjoy SF. The hotel is conveniently located right near Union Square shopping, restaurants, theater and music venues. You can walk almost anywhere, or conveniently hop a cable car. Concierge, bellmen and front desk people are all very accomodating. Sometimes there can be a wait to check in... More 

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john f, Front Office Manager at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review

bloggy99, Thank you for the great review and advice you gave fellow TripAdvisor readers. We have a fantastic staff and always are willing to to help upgrade rooms whenever possible. Let me know next time you are coming to Clift so we can book you into another fabulous room. I look forward to hearing from you! Best, John More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Well... at least the weather was perfect. This is a super trendy, different color lights in the elevator, $15 for a glass of wine type joint. The nightlife is bumping. This hotel is not suited for families or kids. If you are sub-30, good looking (or 45+ & balding with $$$) you are in the right spot. Valet parking $50... More 

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john f, Front Office Manager at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review

Howboutsomeservice, First I would like to thank you for taking the time to write this review, I have to admit it was a tough read. Especially considering traveling with a family leaves you many other things to be concerned with, I can completely understand your frustration with the various noise and rooming issues. This is not the quality of stay... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

I stayed here for business. I didn't find it business friendly. No coffee maker in room which was inconvenient. No free wi fi anywhere in hotel. I didnt bother to ask how much it was. Bar wasn't open until evening but you could get a drink in the sitting lounge if you flagged someone down. No rooftop bar that I... More 

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john f, Front Office Manager at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review

travel280, Thank you for your review, we host hundreds of business travelers everyday, and your insight is greatly appreciated. While we don't have in room coffee makers, we do offer complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby each morning, and in response to great feedback from guests like you we have even recently extended this service until 10 am. Regarding... More 

Santa Clara, California
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Purple purple purple everywhere ~ if you have kids and like Barney perhaps this works for you! The lobby bar has an uber chic feel with high prices to go with it. The age, regality of this hotel that made Herb Caen's columns with updates of whose who staying there on a regular basis have long since passed. Find it... More 

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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An inspired fusion of old-world hotel elegance with distinctly contemporary energy and glamour, the nearly century-old CLIFT’s modern and daring sense of diversity perfectly captures the city’s spirit. Steps from Union Square shopping and the legendary Nob Hill, CLIFT is perfectly located for sightseeing, shopping and socializing. Designed by Philippe Starck, the soaring lobby contains one of the most eclectic furniture collections in all of California ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clift Hotel San Francisco

Address: 495 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $251 - $547 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Clift Hotel San Francisco 4*
Number of rooms: 372
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Also Known As:
Clift San Francisco
San Francisco Clift Hotel
Hotel Style:
#27 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#37 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#49 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#52 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#64 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
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