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The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, San Francisco

4-star4 stars
495 Geary StSan FranciscoCA94102United States of America

4-star hotel with restaurant, near SHN Curran Theatre
  • Free WiFi
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Very Good8.0
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Great location
Fantastic service
Awesome vibe
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From 3,923 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, San Francisco

from $186 CAD
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Preferred Two Doubles
  • Preferred 1 King
  • Studio, 1 King Bed
  • Studio, 1 Queen Bed
  • Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed

What’s around The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, San Francisco


  • In Downtown San Francisco
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 13 min walk
  • Moscone Convention Center - 15 min walk
  • AT&T Park - 29 min walk
  • Exploratorium - 31 min walk
  • Lombard Street - 32 min walk
  • San Francisco Bay - 32 min walk
  • Pier 39 - 37 min walk

Getting around

  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 25 min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 32 min drive
  • San Carlos, CA (SQL) - 33 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 37 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 40 min drive
  • Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field) - 43 min drive
  • San Francisco 4th and King Station - 29 min walk
  • San Francisco 22nd Street Station - 12 min drive
  • San Francisco Bayshore Station - 16 min drive
  • Powell St. Station - 8 min walk
  • Montgomery St. Station - 11 min walk
  • Civic Center Station - 12 min walk
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

About The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, San Francisco

Funky downtown San Francisco hotel with bar and gym

Near Union Square

Opened in 1915, Clift is a 4-minute walk from Union Square's dizzying number of dining and shopping options. You can stroll 15 minutes to the Museum of Modern Art, which includes works by Picasso, and Yerba Buena Gardens, with public art pieces and a memorial waterfall.

Lombard Street and shops

Westfield San Francisco Centre, a 10-minute walk, has spiral escalators to 4 levels of eateries and shops. A 5-minute drive brings you to the massive Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, and a 10-minute drive puts you on the famously crooked Lombard Street.

Free bikes, retro bar

Old-school elegance and stylish flair combine at Redwood Room bar, where you can sip a cocktail amid digital art and redwood paneling from the 1930s. After breakfast at the Velvet Room, you can take a free bicycle for a spin around town, and later hit the 24-hour fitness center. Guests also enjoy room service available during limited hours. As a part of the resort fee, each guest will receive a daily breakfast credit of USD 10.00.

WiFi, designer furniture

Outfitted with Philippe Starck designer furniture crafted from English sycamore, guestrooms also feature work desks and 300-thread-count bedding. You can settle into a kitsch wheelbarrow-shaped chair to watch a show on the flat-screen HDTV, or go online with WiFi (included in resort fee).

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 372 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 16 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out
For guests with pets, a pet indemnity form must be filled out at the Front Desk when checking-in. An additional cleaning fee may be applied after check-out, if necessary. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free

  • Restrictions apply *

  • Up to 20 lb


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1915
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 27-inch flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, San Francisco’s small print

Also known as

  • Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel San Francisco
  • Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
  • Clift Royal Sonesta San Francisco
  • Clift Royal Sonesta
  • Clift
  • Clift San Francisco
  • Clift Hotel San Francisco
  • San Francisco Clift Hotel
  • Clift Royal Sonesta


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Resort fee: USD 28.00 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Phone calls (may be limited)
  • In-room coffee
  • Additional inclusions

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 58.00 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 26 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 1,629 reviews

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, San Francisco
Could be better
The room was nice and spacey. But there is no coffee maker in the room (I just came back from travelling along the East coast and there were no hotels without the coffee maker !). Also this is a hotel - so why do we have to pay resort fees " That was not explained. We were supposed to get 10$ back/day to spend daily at the hotel but what can we do when we arrive late at night ? There is no time to spend it, and you cannot spend it on the day of check out. Also confusing information about the 15$ saving for skipping the daily cleaning of the room (which is a great idea) - we ended up feeling cheated because we couldn't use it as we understood it. So we were somehow disappointed with our stay.
Boguslawa, ca3 night trip
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, San Francisco
Lovely clean room
Good location in the touristy area. Clean, updated hotel.
Lorne, ca1 night romance trip
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, San Francisco
The hotel decor is very dated,and not very clean. The furniture had multiple visible stains,and the tub/shower were dirty. The rooms are spacious but this hotel is in need of a reno.
melanie, ca2 night romance trip
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, San Francisco
Very Good8.0
clift hotel for 4 days
heidi, ca4 night romance trip
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, San Francisco
pricey but funky place
great vibe - everything a bit dated and not super clean (dirty fingerprints on bathroom dorr, tub not sparkling) but super staff
carolyn, caFamily trip

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The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, San Francisco

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