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Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
50-inch TV with digital channels, pay-per-view films
50-inch TV with digital channels, pay-per-view films
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Guest reviews

4.1 out of 5 Very good
1,366 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Pet Friendly
Air conditioning
Restaurant
Gym
Breakfast Available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art13 min walk
Popular LocationMoscone Convention Center15 min walk
Popular Location555 California Street15 min walk
AirportSan Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.)21 min drive
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Executive Room, 1 King Bed

4.2/5 guest room rating
  • 315 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Hearing)

  • 400 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

4.3/5 guest room rating
  • 260 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3

Room (Private Apartment)

  • 1175 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Accessible, Bathtub (Mobility)

  • 925 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 Bedroom

No guest room rating
  • 725 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom

  • 925 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 4

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

4.1/5 guest room rating
  • 475 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Hearing)

  • 475 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4

Junior Suite, 2 Queen Beds

  • 585 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Mobility, Roll-In Shower)

  • 585 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, City View

  • 308 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Hearing)

  • 260 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, City View (Hearing)

  • 315 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Mobility & Hearing, Roll-In Shower)

  • 500 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4

Executive Room, 2 Queen Beds

  • 425 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Accessible (Hearing)

  • 725 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Bathtub (Mobility)

  • 420 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4

About this area

San Francisco

Near a metro station, The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel is in San Francisco's Downtown San Francisco neighbourhood, an area with good shopping. Orpheum Theater and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include Exploratorium and Pier 39. California Academy of Sciences and San Francisco Zoo are not to be missed. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 13 min walk
  • Moscone Convention Center - 15 min walk
  • 555 California Street - 15 min walk
  • Lombard Street - 8 min drive
  • Oracle Park - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • San Francisco Station - 2 min drive
  • Powell St & Geary Blvd Stop - 4 min walk
  • AirportSan Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 21 min drive

Restaurants

  • Zingari - 3 min walk
  • Daily Grill - 3 min walk
  • Bartlett Hall sports bar - 4 min walk
  • Café Encore - 4 min walk

About this property

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

Historic San Francisco hotel in Downtown San Francisco, walk to SHN Curran Theatre
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness centre and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, valet parking, a business centre and concierge services are on-site. All 372 rooms offer minibars, room service (during limited hours) and TVs with digital channels. Guests will also find premium bedding, rainfall showerheads and coffee/tea makers.
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel offers 372 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with premium digital channels and pay-per-view films.

Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness centre.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
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 available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Valet parking: USD 59 per night

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:00 AM–9:00 AM: USD 18.00 for adults and USD 18.00 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms

Accessibility

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

More

  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 50-inch TV
  • Digital channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar

More

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

Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
An adult aged 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.

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 28 March 2020 to 30 November 2020 (dates subject to change).
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from May 21 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75.00 per pet, per stay
Dogs only
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 40.0 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

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

  • Resort fee: USD 31.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Fitness centre access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • 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 the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 18.00 for adults and USD 18.00 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 59 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75.00 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 40.0 per night
  • Facilities fee: USD 0 per accommodation, 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

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
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
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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

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.
Is The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel pet-friendly?
Yes, dogs are allowed at this property. There's a fee of USD 75.00 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel?
Valet parking is available for USD 59 per night.
What time is check-in at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to 5:00 AM.
What time is check-out at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel located?
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of SHN Curran Theatre, Warfield Theater, and Westfield San Francisco Centre. Orpheum Theater and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art are also within 15 minutes. Powell St & Geary Blvd Stop and Powell St & O'Farrell St Stop are within a 5-minute walk.
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4.2/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

3.8/5

Amenities

3.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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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.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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This hotel is near everything! It's very clean, and the staff are super helpful. They have a beautiful Redwood Room with a bar - a true throw-back to the early 1920's in San Francisco. I highly recommend!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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Happy Stay
It was a pleasant surprise enjoyed our stay the room service was very nice friendly staff. Thank you
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Business traveller
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They remodeled the property and did a nice job. However, they eliminated the bath tub in all but the most expensive option. Usually, as a VIP with Expedia they upgrade me to a better option if available. The hotel was empty. I said I really wanted a tub and they did not upgrade me to a rooom with a tub. They said it would be $150 charge. If I knew such an expensive room would not have a tub, I would have stayed elsewhere. Very disappointing.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
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James Birthday Stay
I just made my first stay at the Clift Royal Sonesta since it had reopened following extensive renovations. I am pleased to report that the new details that this Hotel has incorporated are exceptional. Firstly the same Amazing Staff who I have got to know over the last 15+ years of staying at the Clift were on standby to assist with information. The Hotel has a much improved look following its extensive renovations, the lobby is very welcoming and more in-tune with a modern Hotel, both the Architectural and Interior details have come together very nicely, the tones, textures and materials gel together harmoniously, whilst the new lighting can be sightly bright in places I think that this is something that can easily be adjusted. The New Restaurant Services will come online by the time I make my next stay in the Early part of May so I am very Much looking forward to being able to eat Michelle Star quality food within the Hotel. It really feels like you are staying in a Five Star Property, I am sure that all returning guests and new customers to this Hotel will agree that the Clift is most certainly back at the Top of Luxury Hotels List, there no better Location to Stat in the City just a two minute stroll to Union Square. The newly appointed Rooms, I stayed in a suite during my stay and it was furnished and decorated so well, they have made best use of the oversized rooms by fitting in extravagant furniture & lighting that give a very homely feel.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

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