The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

495 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
+1 415 775 4700

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8.1

Excellent
based on 4,216 reviews
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel - San Francisco, CA
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Good to know

Distance to city center 0.2 mi
Location rating 9.0
Nearest Airport San Francisco
Distance to airport 11.6 mi

Rooms

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King Rooms

$497+

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$497 per night

Double Rooms

$219+

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Double bed
$219 per night
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Unknown
$229 per night
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Double bed
$230 per night
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Double bed
$231 per night
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Double bed
$238 per night
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Unknown
$243 per night
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Double bed
$251 per night
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Double bed
$260 per night
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Unknown
$260 per night
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Double bed
$275 per night
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$275 per night
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Double bed
$296 per night
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Unknown
$298 per night
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Unknown
$314 per night
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Double bed
$476 per night
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Double bed
$476 per night

Standard Rooms

$199+

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King bed
$199 per night
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$200 per night
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$200 per night
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King bed
$212 per night
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King bed
$214 per night
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$214 per night
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King bed
$217 per night
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$217 per night
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$217 per night
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Unknown
$227 per night
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King bed
$231 per night
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King bed
$239 per night
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$241 per night
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$241 per night
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King bed
$244 per night
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$255 per night
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$260 per night
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$280 per night
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King bed
$290 per night
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Unknown
$427 per night

Deluxe Rooms

$230+

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$230 per night
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$230 per night
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$230 per night
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King bed
$237 per night
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Unknown
$251 per night
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King bed
$279 per night
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Double bed
$290 per night
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King bed
$297 per night
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Unknown
$358 per night
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$433 per night

Reviews

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civic center in 4 reviews
comfortable bed in 54 reviews
free tea and coffee in 62 reviews
friendly staff in 217 reviews
great location in 345 reviews
hotel with great in 185 reviews
interior design in 5 reviews
lobby and bar in 52 reviews
need of renovation in 35 reviews
night club in 62 reviews
pay for wifi in 28 reviews
resort fee in 32 reviews
room service in 87 reviews
room was good in 30 reviews
small bathroom in 51 reviews
staff was very helpful in 245 reviews
union square in 136 reviews
valet parking in 67 reviews
walking distance in 15 reviews
  • Excellent
    Feb 2019
    9.4

    Very accomodating and lovely hotel.

  • Good
    Feb 2018
    7.1

    Needs an update!

  • Mediocre
    Feb 2018
    4.0

    It’s just not very nice really at all, room wise.

  • Okay
    May 2017
    6.0

    Watch out for floors 16 and 17

    Our room on the 16th floor which had a great view was right next to the elevator motors. One or more of the elevator motors had bad bearings or a worn armature as there were a constant hum and winding sound similar to a low police siren. We could not move due to the Hotel being full.

  • Excellent
    Sep 2015
    10.0

    Great food, staff and service.

    Valet took a little long.

  • Excellent
    Jul 2015
    9.7

    I loved the large room! The space was great. Loved the airy feel.

  • Okay
    Jul 2015
    6.0

    Night out in SF

    The location was very convienent. I chose to park down the street and save $30 for over night parking. Nice pillows and comfy bed.

    This hotel is really small the room was giving me an allegric reactions I could not breath, until we forced the window open. The shower curtain and shower smelled really bad. That was gross. I will not be staying here again.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2015
    10.0

    Expensive mini bar, breakfast etc

  • Good
    Dec 2014
    7.4

    Needs updating

    The staff and location were both excellent, the bar is also fun (and the reason I knew about the hotel to begin with). There sure are a lot of interesting chairs around! Room service was prompt and the food was tasty. The bed is comfortable and the rooms have pretty good noise control.

    The rooms are in dire need of updating. We stayed in a studio so the size was good, but things just seemed old. The walls needed touch up paint, the bathtub was peeling (about a 10'' section was missing plaster), the grout was stained, the hair dryer must be from 1985, the thermostat is old making it hard to control room temperature, the faucet was probably really awesome 20 years ago, but now it is difficult to get it in the "off" position, not good in a state experiencing a drought.

  • Good
    Oct 2014
    6.6

    Classy Good room service food

    Hidden cost for valet parking - $52 a night Hidden cost for a 50 cent aux cord - $100 deposit Hidden cost for more than 5 glasses ordered for guests House keeping failed to clean my room one day when I called them before leaving for the day specifically asking them to tidy up No Hot tub or pool

  • Good
    Oct 2014
    7.0

    The room and hallways where dark, the bathrooms are in bad shape (old and rusty), the tv was small and didn't have on demand. It used to be THE PLACE TO STAY in SF... Not anymore...needs a remodel urgently.

  • Okay
    Oct 2014
    6.0

    The bed was very comfortable. The room was dark with the curtains pulled closed.

    I stayed at the Clift this past weekend with my wife for a "staycation" away from the Oakland grind we call our normal lives. A few concerns with the Clift Hotel. When we arrived we were unsure about how the valet worked since there are no signs or "red jackets" (they wear black). We had to circle the block and call to find out what the deal was. It's also expensive, $52+ tax per night. Once we were in the Hotel we were told that our room wasn't ready, which was completely fine since we arrived 3 hours prior to check in time. We happily checked our bag and went for a stroll around union square. The problem is that the woman at the counter said we should expect a phone call with in the hour when our room was ready. We waited the hour and then another hour. No call. We then returned to the Hotel at 3pm and were told by the same women that it "should be ready within the hour."This would take us up to check in time...Finally at 4pm we complained and a manager upgraded us to a Jr. Suite and promptly gave us the keys. Sales Training: under promise and over deliver, not the other way around. Finally we arrive in our room and its pretty nice. It was on the 15th floor and the view was pretty urban SF high life. We were happy. The tub and painted surfaces were chipping and sup par. apparently this room costs $450+ per night, If I paid that I expect a little more attention to detail and quality. We dined at the Velvet Room, the Hotel's restaurant. We were offered a cold and breezy table next to the hallway leading to the bar but were happily seated in a lovely booth when we requested that. Dinner was delicious. The Redwood Room, their high shelf bar, is always crowded and all seating is reserved for $350+ bottle service. The common areas are nice, warm, and cozy. The room is three star. The overall experience is ok, we'll try another place next month and report back.

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About

Overview

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel features plenty of local decor, historic furniture, and modern elegance in its 20th century-inspired design. This hotel is located near the Financial District in San Francisco’s Union Square, just minutes from all of the best attractions and things to see in the city. Cable cars are steps away for easy transportation with a fun history lesson included. Guests of the hotel can also visit popular destinations like Fisherman’s Wharf, Nob Hill, Coit Tower, Chinatown, Telegraph Hill, the Embarcadero, and the Moscone Convention Center. The hotel offers plenty of guest room options, including standard rooms, suites, and private apartments for extended stays and upgraded privacy and amenities. There are 372 rooms and suites available to choose from, offering beautiful views of the surrounding city and skyline. Guest rooms are all non-smoking and include complimentary WiFi, flat-screen TVs, luxury bedding and mattresses, separate living spaces and dressing rooms in select suites, and room service available to all guests. The Redwood Room offers onsite dining in a glamorous, historically charming setting, complete with a bar and lounge area. The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel offers a 24-hour business center, 24-hour fitness center, over 12,000 square feet of event and meeting space, concierge services, in-room massages by appointment, complimentary bicycles and yoga mats, and dog-friendly accommodations. There is a tour desk in the lobby to assist with sightseeing recommendations, itineraries, and reservations. Guests can also head to the hotel’s roof to see the Bee Sanctuary, which is home to more than 10,000 honeybees.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.1 Excellent

based on 4,216 reviews

9.2

Bar

9.0

Location

4.6

Wellness

3.9

Value

Things to Know

  • Stylish hotel
  • Pleasant entrance area

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

12:00 PM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Parking
Fitness center
Free Wi-Fi
Increased accessibility
ATM on-site
Business center
Internet
Concierge service
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Bicycle rental
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
Air-conditioned
24hr front desk
Night club
Safe
Storage available
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Elevator
Hairdryer
Linens
Towels
Cable or satellite TV

Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Grace Cathedral 0.4 mi
  • Asian Art Museum 0.5 mi
  • Cable Car Museum 0.5 mi
  • Museum of Modern Art 0.6 mi
  • Lombard Street 1.1 mi
  • Exploratorium 1.2 mi

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