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The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

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Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Living area | 55-inch TV with digital channels, pay movies, offices

Overview of The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

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The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

4.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
Map
495 Geary St, San Francisco, CA, 94102

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art14 min walk
  • Popular LocationMoscone Convention Center15 min walk
  • Popular Location555 California Street15 min walk
  • AirportSan Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.)24 min drive
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About this area

San Francisco

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel is located in Union Square, a neighborhood in San Francisco, and is near a metro station. SHN Curran Theatre and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Grace Cathedral and Lombard Street. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Oracle Park, or consider a night out at SF Masonic Auditorium. Take time off to check out the health/beauty spa in the area, or get some fresh air with adventures like hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • SHN Curran Theatre - 1 min walk
  • Grace Cathedral - 7 min walk
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 14 min walk
  • Moscone Convention Center - 15 min walk
  • 555 California Street - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • San Francisco Station - 2 min drive
  • Powell St & Geary Blvd Stop - 4 min walk
  • San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) - 24 min drive

Restaurants

  • Pinecrest Diner - 2 min walk
  • Kim Thanh - 2 min walk
  • Bourbon and Branch - 3 min walk
  • Pakwan - 3 min walk
  • Shalimar - 3 min walk

About this property

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

4-star historic hotel in the heart of Union Square
You can look forward to a coffee shop/cafe, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a fireplace in the lobby at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel. The onsite American cuisine restaurant, Redwood Room, features light fare. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas, and guests can find other amenities such as a bar and a 24-hour gym.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), valet parking (surcharge), and meeting rooms
  • A porter/bellhop, smoke-free premises, and concierge services
  • Luggage storage, multilingual staff, and an elevator
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff
Room features
All 372 rooms have comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-friendly workspaces, in addition to thoughtful touches like air conditioning and bathrobes. Guest reviews speak positively of the comfortable rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and free toiletries
  • 55-inch HDTVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, free infant beds, and coffee/tea makers

Languages

Chinese (Mandarin), English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking on site (USD 70 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • RV/bus/truck parking (surcharge) on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee 7:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–noon on weekends: USD 18.00 for adults and USD 18.00 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • Redwood Room
  • Fredericks

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Elevator

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Braille signage
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Lever door handles
  • Phone accessibility kit
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • 55-inch TV
  • Digital channels
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Office
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per pet, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room
Pets cannot be left unattended
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 18 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 40.0 per night
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 34.28 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Concierge service
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 18.00 for adults and USD 18.00 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 70 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 40.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

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
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

Clift
Clift Hotel
Clift Hotel San Francisco
Clift San Francisco
San Francisco Clift Hotel
Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel San Francisco
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Frequently asked questions

Is The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel pet-friendly?

Yes, The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel allows dogs (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of USD 75 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel?

As of Oct 4, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel on Oct 21, 2022 start from $169.15, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel?

Valet parking is available for USD 70 per night.

What time is check-in at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 5:00 AM.

What time is check-out at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel located?

Located in Union Square, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of SHN Curran Theatre and Grace Cathedral. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and Orpheum Theater are also within 15 minutes. Powell St & Geary Blvd Stop and Powell St & O'Farrell St Stop are within a 5-minute walk.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

4.4

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 334 out of 507 reviews
5 - Excellent 66%
Rating 4 - Good. 96 out of 507 reviews
4 - Good 19%
Rating 3 - Okay. 33 out of 507 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 29 out of 507 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 15 out of 507 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.4/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Erin
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel is centrally located and made it easy to navigate through the city via public transport/rideshare.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Alberto, Heredia
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good location and nice property
Stayed 6 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Shirley
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Beautifully appointed large room, great staff and centrally located.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Paul
Traveled with group, Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We have stayed at the Clift many times over the years and like the property enough to keep returning. I would say that current management has pretty much ruined the fabled Redwood Room by putting obnoxious DJ music in there. Music certainly has its place but not in that wonderful space. I would also add a warning about using the valet parking. It’s absolutely terrible on weekends, often taking over an hour to have your car returned to you.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Danyelle
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Super clean and friendly
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Justin
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great hotel. Comfy beds and redone throughout. Great little breakfast attached to hotel. Would recommend. Area around hotel is trash unfortunately.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Kari
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was great and was upgraded to a jr suite
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

MARLENE
Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Everything was perfect, they had no room service .
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Minas, Penticton
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Lily
Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautifully renovate, very clean and nice staffing
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022