Clift

Union Square, San Francisco

Virgin rating

The hotel

After a big renovation at the end of 2019, you’ll get to check out a brand new Union Square hotel. The Clift Royal Sonesta is a stunning meeting of the glamourous Italian Renaissance-style and the beautiful modern design, reflective of this cutting edge city. The legendary Redwood Room, always a San Francisco favourite, has been refreshed while preserving its iconic history, and there's a new bistro to check out. Even the bees are busy producing honey on the rooftop, ready to add to your drinks and salads.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the heart of Union Square in walking distance to shops, theatre district, cable car and SOMA.

Hotel information

372 rooms on 17 floors in 1 building with 3 lifts. All with air-conditioning, satellite flatscreen TV, Bose® docking station, WiFi access*, radio alarm clock, mini-bar, in-room safe, iron, board, plush bathrobes and hairdryer. Standard King Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe King Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults.

Standard Double/Double Rooms have 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Deluxe Double/Double Rooms have 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Fredericks (café, brasserie and drinks). Redwood Room (lounge and cocktail bar). Living room (lobby bar/library serving an array of drinks and snacks). Fitness centre. Complimentary bicycles. 24-hour room service*. In-room massage and spa services available*. WiFi available*. Valet parking approximately $59 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

This hotel has a resort fee of $31 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - WiFi – $10 breakfast credit per room per day – Tea/coffee in lobby – Local and toll-free calls – Access to 24-hour fitness centre. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

* Denotes local charge.

One person must be aged 18 years and over in each room.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (64)
  • Very good (11)
  • Average (5)
  • Poor (3)
  • Terrible (3)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A good base to explore SF

May 16, 2022 ShahnawazMalik London, United Kingdom

This is generally quite a decent hotel. We were visiting SF for work and then extended a day to explore the city. We wanted something relatively central so the location was perfect. The check-in process was smooth, the door attendants were considerable and the rooms were clean and modern. The person in the room next to us decided that he wanted to… Read more
This is generally quite a decent hotel. We were visiting SF for work and then extended a day to explore the city. We wanted something relatively central so the location was perfect. The check-in process was smooth, the door attendants were considerable and the rooms were clean and modern. The person in the room next to us decided that he wanted to watch movies with the volume up throughout the night (not the hotel's fault) but the walls are thin which made sleeping slightly challenging. Another thing to note, the bar turns into a massive club at night. Not my scene but did not cause any issues. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous

May 15, 2022 83janicea Sapphire, North Carolina

I cannot speak highly enough of this hotel. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable as are the bathrooms. The bar is beautiful and Fredericks, where they serve breakfast, is great. But what makes this hotel outstanding are the staff. Every one of them was so welcoming and fun to be around. It was obvious they were all very happy to work there… Read more
I cannot speak highly enough of this hotel. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable as are the bathrooms. The bar is beautiful and Fredericks, where they serve breakfast, is great. But what makes this hotel outstanding are the staff. Every one of them was so welcoming and fun to be around. It was obvious they were all very happy to work there and did everything to make our stay memorable. Great location just a block or two from Union Square. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Clean, modern - quiet

Apr 25, 2022 HMM099 Chicago, Illinois

Stayed here for one night. Got a great last - minute deal. The hotel has been renovated and the room has all the modern amenities: outlets, multiple USB plugs, 50” flatscreen TV, comfy beds. I had an interior courtyard room and it was extremely quiet. Impressed with this hotel at this price point.
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Apr 25, 2022 StevePSP Palm Springs, California

Upon check in we opted for a suite and glad we did. The views from our room were great. Appreciated the ability for an early check-in and/or storage of our luggage upon our (early) arrival. Always meet with a smile by the staff and seemed to be readily available to assist. Housekeeping was thorough and should be commended. Towels and sheets were… Read more
Upon check in we opted for a suite and glad we did. The views from our room were great. Appreciated the ability for an early check-in and/or storage of our luggage upon our (early) arrival. Always meet with a smile by the staff and seemed to be readily available to assist. Housekeeping was thorough and should be commended. Towels and sheets were a crisp white, carpets spotless and furniture was scratch/scuff free. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Would not stay there again

Apr 22, 2022 Leatherstocking88 New York City, New York

This hotel is in a moderately sketchy neighborhood, and there is little about the hotel itself to encourage a return visit. The building is in serious need of a facelift: dark and dingy-looking hallways; and dimly-lit rooms with old carpeting. However, everything was clean and well-kept. The parking valet service was a disaster on one out of the… Read more
This hotel is in a moderately sketchy neighborhood, and there is little about the hotel itself to encourage a return visit. The building is in serious need of a facelift: dark and dingy-looking hallways; and dimly-lit rooms with old carpeting. However, everything was clean and well-kept. The parking valet service was a disaster on one out of the two days we used it: we gave 30 minutes advance notice to get us our rental car to go to the airport, and the valet service spent 20 minutes later than the car was supposed to have been delivered because they were “looking for the car.” Read less