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3.7 out of 5

"It was perfect in every way. They left no stone unturned to ensure all needs were covered. I spent the week prior at the Fairmont which was great but ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 06 Aug 2019

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in San Francisco awaits you at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel. Within steps you'll find SHN Curran Theatre and Warfield Theater within a 10-minute stroll. Highlights at this boutique hotel include a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy TVs with digital channels, and all 372 rooms feature coffee/tea makers, safes, and hair dryers. Minibars provide refreshments, and room service makes dining in an option. Premium linens invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like rainfall showerheads and bathrobes. Phones, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and concierge services. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, and express check-out. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 6:00 AM and 9:00 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 15-minute walk of this 4-star Downtown San Francisco hotel include Orpheum Theater and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$229* Per night/room 6 Jun. - 7 Jun.

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Accessible (Hearing)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

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

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

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

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

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5 out of 5
It was perfect in every way. They left no stone unturned to ensure all needs were covered. I spent the week prior at the Fairmont which was great but if prefer the Clift any day.......and they are renovating ????

Posted by on 6 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Aug. 2019 by Guest Services

Dear Guest, We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, and we’re thrilled to see that you felt well looked after during your time with us. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to see us again soon . . . and often! Warmly, The Clift

3 out of 5

Posted by on 25 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Jan. 2019 by The Clift

Greetings guest, Thank you for taking a moment from your day to leave us with your impression. We're glad we pleased overall, and look forward to your return visit, so that we might completely wow you! All the best, The Clift

3 out of 5
Hotel location is bordering Tenderloin area, so it’s quite sketchy at night. The housekeeping staff is doing a so-so job tidying up the room, it’s always feels like they almost made it but never quite there. I stayed at the hotel for nine days but the staff seems reluctant to give an hour extension for a late check out. Other than that, the stay is quite agreeable. They gave me a corner room with a view, which is pretty cool. The location is closed to a lot of good places to eat.

Posted by on 25 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Jan. 2019 by Guest Services

Greetings from San Francisco! . We appreciate you making us your home-away-from-home while in San Francisco, and we thank you for sharing your valuable feedback. While it’s great to know that our spacious accommodations and convenient location left you with a favorable overall impression, we are sorry that we fell short of perfection, and we look forward to another chance to earn your 5-star rating. Kind regards, The Clift

About the The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

Location 495 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite business center. Public spaces have free WiFi. A 24-hour fitness center, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at the eco-friendly The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star San Francisco hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 372 guestrooms or units
  • 16 levels
  • Built in 1915
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge) , RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) (23.5 km / 14.6 mi)
  • Train station: San Francisco Station (2.4 km / 1.5 mi)
  • Metro station: Powell St & Geary Blvd Stop (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel offers 372 accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with premium digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM.

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 5:00 AM

Special check-in instructions:

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

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

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 cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 75.00 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

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

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Masks are compulsory at the property

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 31.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged 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 62 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
  • A fee will be charged for use of certain facilities

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

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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