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Get an overview of this hotelHistoric hotel in San Francisco's Union Square

Comfort and style

Old-world elegance is suffused with modern glamour in this historic San Francisco hotel 2 blocks from Union Square, a half-mile from the Financial District, and 1 mile from the Embarcadero. Moscone Convention Center and AT&T Park are also nearby.

Unique furnishings

Clift, A Morgans Original, marks its 100th anniversary in 2015. The 16-story hotel is home to the legendary Redwood Room bar and has a fine-dining restaurant and a business center, as well as unique furnishings from French designer Philippe Starck.

Leather and velvet

Guestrooms at Clift, A Morgans Original, are decorated with silk, leather, and velvet, and feature premium bedding, Bose docking stations, minibars, high-speed Internet access (surcharge), and turndown service.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Clift, A Morgans Original, is given grace and elegance by historic styling, accented by modern artistic flourishes. Guests enjoy preferential access to the legendary Redwood Room bar, where celebrity spotting is as popular as the designer martinis.

Door staff are on duty day and night, and concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and in-room dining are available. This San Francisco hotel has a business center that offers high-speed Internet access (surcharge). Wireless Internet (surcharge) access is available hotel-wide (surcharge). Fitness facilities are on site; guests also have access to a partner property's health club and indoor pool. This property is entirely smoke-free; fines apply for violations.

Limo or Town Car service to the financial district is complimentary (limited hours).

Metered street parking is available nearby.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Restaurant 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Meeting rooms 3 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 372 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Number of floors - 16 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Year Built 1915 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Coffee/tea in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Computer station 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 14.95 USD per night ), Wired internet access ( 14.95 USD per night )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( 14.95 USD per night )


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Climate control 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • HDTV 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Velvet Room - Offering a daily breakfast, this room is designed to complement the glamor of the Redwood Room with its velvet and mahogany interior.

Redwood Room - Legend says that California redwood covering the walls in this one-of-a-kind bar came from a single tree. The 30-foot ceilings, ever-changing digital art displayed on plasma-screen TVs, subdued lighting, and leather and velvet furnishings make the Redwood a popular watering hole for celebrities and local trendsetters. Appetizers and dinner are offered from late afternoon to late evening.

Room Service - offered during limited hours.

Nearby Things to Do

Clift, A Morgans Original, is a half-mile from San Francisco's Yerba Buena Gardens, with its outdoor playground, ice-skating rink, and bowling alley, and one mile from the Embarcadero, a waterfront walkway. Bicycle rentals are on site; visitors find this to be an excellent way to explore the city. The hotel is central to all major tourist attractions, and many guests ride across the Golden Gate Bridge to the neighboring town of Sausalito.

The hotel is three miles from Golden Gate Park, with its vast green spaces, trails, playgrounds, and miniature lakes, and six miles from ocean beaches and the Seal Rocks at the foot of Geary Street. The Presidio Golf Course is four miles from the hotel in Presidio State Park, and Lincoln Park Golf Course, in view of the Golden Gate Bridge, is five miles away. Fitness facilities are on site; guests also have access to a partner property's health club and indoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Braille or raised signage 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

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 office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 18 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Pets allowed (no fees)


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 26 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 52 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. 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. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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