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Room type What's included Nightly price per room Book
Studio
475 square feet
1 King Bed 1 Queen Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Other room types
Standard Room, 1 King Bed
260 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
425 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Standard Room
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Studio, 1 Queen Bed
1 Queen Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Double Room, 2 Double Beds
315 square feet
2 Double Beds
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Suite, 1 King Bed
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Preferred Two Doubles
2 Double Beds
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Studio, 1 King Bed
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Preferred 1 King
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Get an overview of this hotel
Historic hotel in San Francisco's Union Square

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Business center
Smoke-free property
24-hour front desk

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

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel marked 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 The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel are decorated with silk, leather, and velvet, and feature premium bedding, Bose docking stations, minibars, premium internet available for an additional fee, and turndown service.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

495 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel 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. As a part of the resort fee, each room includes a daily breakfast credit of USD 10.00; resort fee also includes wireless Internet access and morning coffee/tea service in the lobby. This San Francisco hotel has a business center that offers high-speed Internet access. 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
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Elevator/lift
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant
  • Meeting rooms 3
  • Express check-out
  • Year Built 1915
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free WiFi
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Computer station
  • Smoke-free property
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • ATM/banking
  • Concierge services
  • Total number of rooms - 372
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Number of floors - 16
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Multilingual staff
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Free newspapers in lobby

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Portuguese

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel offers 372 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 27-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and blackout drapes/curtains. In-room massages, hypo-allergenic bedding, and irons/ironing boards can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Turndown service
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Number of bathrooms - 1
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • HDTV
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired Internet
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Designer toiletries
  • Desk
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • In-room massage available
  • Premium bedding
  • Slippers
  • Pay movies
  • Down comforter

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

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel is a half-mile from 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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Roll-in shower

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets stay free
  • Up to 20 lb
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.

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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Fees

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

  • Resort fee: USD 28.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • Additional inclusions

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

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)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 58.00 per night

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

Hotel Names

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

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.

Awards & 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.

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