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“Good location to most everything...” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Clift Hotel San Francisco
Ranked #70 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Good location to most everything...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

We randomly got this hotel on a hotwire deal. Overall I am happy with it. The location is very good. We originally rented a car at the airport for part of our trip up north, but returned it downtown prior to seeing the city since we didn't want a car in SF. The car return was basically one block from this place- so it was very convienient to return the car and walk to the hotel. You are in downtown here, so if you are shopping you couldn't ask for a better location. Also this hotel is very near to theaters, so if you are seeing a show and need a place to stay, this would be a good pick. Easy walk to China Town from this hotel as well. Other areas can be easily accessed by the good bus/train/streetcar/ BART system in the city. I always felt very safe in this location. Staff at the hotel was very helpful. Check in was easy. Our room was nice, the bed was very large, which was great. Bathroom- this is my one problem. you can see mold/mildew on some of the tiles/ walls. It could be cleaned with a little elbow grease. However, for the price of this hotel, you should be seeing no mold/mildew at all. Also the shower did not drain well. I was in standing water for the duration of my first shower. When told, staff did send someone to fix it. However, I had the same problem the next day. I forgot to mention it to staff this time. On the third day the shower seemed to be working better at draining- so I'm not sure what happened between day 2 and 3. Besides that, I am happy with this hotel and I feel comfortable recommending it to others.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

The place is very funky and has a cool vibe. The staff seemed eager to help and were friendly. On the small negative our room was a little tired, and one more thing that could have improved our experience would have been a wine list for room service, so we didn't have to to bar and buy on to bring up. The location is great.

Stayed July 2014
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Clift_Manager, Manager at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
It is our goal to set and maintain a specific atmosphere for our guests during the duration of their stay. We are pleased to see you enjoyed your time with us and were able to fully appreciate the "cool vibe" we hope to exude in our decor throughout the hotel. The design of the room is intended to emphasize the historic aspects of our property along with pull together many notable features of San Francisco.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

The other reviews are pretty much spot on. The hotel is conveniently located, trendy, has very modern appointments. I honestly did not perceive the bathrooms as small though. Our first room actually flooded due to a problem with the walk-in shower. Sleep in our second room on the 7 th floor was not as easy due to street noise. The staff however were the mist noticeable part of our visit. From being greeted at the front door, to the courteous desk staff, and particularly the very impressive concierge staff - this team has guest services well honed. I recommend this hotel.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Clift_Manager, Manager at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us at Clift. Despite the unforeseen flooding and San Francisco street noise, we as a staff are so pleased to hear the positive effect we were able to have on your stay. It is our pleasure to provide an exceptional lodging experience and look forward to seeing you during your next visit.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

check-in was easy. We were on the 11th floor, no noise to bother us at all. But we were the last room on the floor. Others complained about hearing their neighbors. 4 blocks from Union Square. Clean rooms and bathrooms. Nice large walk-in closets. Coffee and hot tea in he lobby each morning was a nice touch. We enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: Ask for end of the hall so you only share one wall with other guests. Also, if you need a taxi door...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Clift_Manager, Manager at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
We are so glad to see that your time at Clift was both easy and enjoyable. From the walk-in closet to the morning coffee and tea, we strive to continuously go above and beyond the expectations of our guests. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and we all look forward to seeing you again soon.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Very funky hotel with a cool bar downstairs. My room was spacious and well appointed. The hotel service was good.
It is well located only a couple of 100 metres from Union Sqaure.
It is pricey but good value.

Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Takoma Park, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for a quick one night stay in San Fran. We were centrally located and used cabs to get around. Nice room, not too small. We had the basic room, not a suite or anything but the king bed was ample and the closet large. Bathroom a little small but that is to be expected. Tub did not drain fast enough so the water puddled in the tub during a shower.
We arrived half a day earlier then expected bc I changed our flights but they graciously held our bags so we could explore the city. Then we headed to Sonoma for the weekend and they held our bags on Sunday until it was time to head to the airport.
Very accommodating staff.
The bar was thumping at 11pm on a Thursday but we didn't hear a peep in our room on the 4th floor when we headed upstairs. Beds were very comfortable and I slept like a baby. Street noise didn't bother me, but it was our first night over from the east coast so, i probably could have slept on the expressway.
Hotel does have ac which was nice for air circulation, didn't need it for temp control. Doesn't look like the windows open.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

We recently stayed here with our daughter and her family for a quick getaway. Very pleased with hotel. Towels and bedding were the best we've had in a while, better then Fairmont and Palace which we have also stayed! Perfect location, convenient walking distance to Union Square and Market Street. WE caught the Muni which brought us directly to AT&T for a giants game and back again all for a couple dollars each way, What fun. Friendly staff at the hotel also.

Room Tip: Nice city view from top floors.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Clift_Manager, Manager at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Thank you for choosing Clift as the hotel for your family getaway to lovely San Francisco. Our close proximity to major attractions like Union Square and AT&T Park is just one of the many ways we are able to enhance any Bay Area vacation. Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us, we greatly appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Property: Clift Hotel San Francisco
Address: 495 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-1222
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#41 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#41 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#49 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#64 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Clift Hotel San Francisco 4*
Number of rooms: 372
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 
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