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The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, San Francisco

4-star4 stars
495 Geary St, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States of America

4-star hotel with restaurant, near SHN Curran Theatre
  • Free WiFi in lobby
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  • The beds mattress moved all the time and was not attached properly to the frameFeb. 23, 2020
  • The Royal Sonesta is centrally located, and near a BART stop to make it a great place for…Aug. 30, 2019

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, San Francisco

from $240 CAD
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 1 King Bed, City View
  • Executive Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Junior Suite, 2 Queen Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Hearing)
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Hearing)
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Mobility & Hearing, Roll-In Shower)
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Accessible (Hearing)
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Accessible, Bathtub (Mobility)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, City View (Hearing)
  • Executive Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Bathtub (Mobility)
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Hearing)
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Mobility, Roll-In Shower)

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


  • In Downtown San Francisco
  • Orpheum Theater - 13 min walk
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 13 min walk
  • Moscone Convention Center - 15 min walk
  • San Francisco City Hall - 19 min walk
  • Lombard Street - 26 min walk
  • Oracle Park - 30 min walk
  • Exploratorium - 33 min walk

Getting around

  • San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) - 22 min drive
  • Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) - 26 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 30 min drive
  • San Carlos, CA (SQL) - 28 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 36 min drive
  • Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field) - 42 min drive
  • San Francisco Station - 25 min walk
  • 22nd Street Station - 5 min drive
  • Bayshore Station - 9 min drive
  • Powell St & Geary Blvd Stop - 4 min walk
  • Powell St & O'Farrell St Stop - 4 min walk
  • Powell St & Post St Stop - 5 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-5:00 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. 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.
It is property policy that all guests must wear a face mask within public areas of the property.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • Specific rooms only *


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Valet parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1915
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public restroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Braille signage
  • Closed-captioned TV
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Lever door handles
  • Telephone accessibility kit
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 50-inch TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • 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

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  • 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.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

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 31.00 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Phone calls (may be limited)
  • Additional inclusions

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

Optional extras

Facility access costs USD 0 per accommodation, per night

Valet parking costs USD 59 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 40.0 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 18.00 for adults and USD 18.00 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75.00 per pet, per stay

Service animals exempt from fees

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.

FAQs for The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, San Francisco

  • Does The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel currently open?
    This property is closed from March 28 2020 to August 31 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • Is parking offered at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel?
    Yes. Valet parking costs USD 59 per night.
  • Are pets allowed at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel?
    Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of USD 75.00 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 5:00 AM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Jasper's (1-min walk), The Owl Tree (1-min walk), and Katana-Ya (2-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 1,493 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Was a really nice place...
Wonderful lobby, lounge and bar which is a highlight. Rooms are old and need to be updated but not dirty. I great option if they aren't asking top dollar per night.
Keith, ca1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Central and funky
Service, atmosphere, rooms, and location were great. Food was a bit pricy but excellent. The only complaint I have is about the urban escort fee. Too many hotels do this. Just add it to the daily price because you end up paying it anyway.
Victoria, ca3 night business trip
Poor 2.0
Don't Stay Here
Parking was $70night, WiFi was $30/night, mirrors and drapes everywhere, dirty.
ca3 night romance trip
Good 6.0
tired Clift
lobby is fabulous. rooms pretty but the tired and dated. bed really lumpy. bathroom very old
Heather, ca3 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
really nice hotel, centrally located.
really nice hotel, centrally located.
Lyssa, ca2 night business trip
Good 6.0
Could be better
The room was nice and spacey. But there is no coffee maker in the room (I just came back from travelling along the East coast and there were no hotels without the coffee maker !). Also this is a hotel - so why do we have to pay resort fees " That was not explained. We were supposed to get 10$ 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 family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely clean room
Good location in the touristy area. Clean, updated hotel.
Lorne, ca1 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
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
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay in
Hotel G was always my place to stay when in San Fran. However, gave The Clift a try and it hooked. It looks fantastic following the makeover. Same great location and nice, friendly staff. Huge rooms and nice, modern bathrooms. Decor was modern but comfortable at the same time. Loved the famous bar and breakfast in the restaurant was really enjoyable. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay.
Simon, gb3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Happy Stay
It was a pleasant surprise enjoyed our stay the room service was very nice friendly staff. Thank you
Sherry, us2 night family trip

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, San Francisco

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