Expedia Verified Reviews
Get an overview of this hotelHistoric hotel in San Francisco's Union Square
Popular property highlights
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.
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.
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
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.
- Coffee/tea in common areas
- 24-hour front desk
- Business center
- Conference space
- 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)
- 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
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Valet parking (surcharge)
- Premium TV channels
- Pay movies
- Premium bedding
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Air conditioning
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Turndown service
- Designer toiletries
- Private bathroom
- Hair dryer
- Shower/tub combination
- In-room massage available
- Pillowtop mattress
- In-room safe
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- Cable TV service
- Flat-panel TV
- Free WiFi
- Free wired Internet
- Daily housekeeping
- Room service (limited hours)
- Down comforter
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
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
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Roll-in shower
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Special check-in instructions:
Check-out time is noon
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 available.
- Cribs (infant beds) are not available.
- 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.
- Resort fee: USD 28.00 per accommodation, per night
- Fitness center access
- Internet access
- Phone calls
- In-room coffee
- Additional inclusions
- Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 26 per person (approximately)
- Valet parking fee: USD 58.00 per night
- Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
- Clift Hotel
- Clift Hotel San Francisco
- Clift San Francisco
- San Francisco Clift Hotel
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.