Clift

Union Square, San Francisco

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 approx $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

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating OOW2019

Sep 26, 2019 Geordino San Francisco, California

Stayed 5 days during OOW2019. The hotel was covered in plastic due to a major renovation. In fact, the following day after check out, the hotel will close for a few months. It's an older hotel with older smaller rooms but plenty of charm. From the 5° you can hear the sirens of the first responders, as well as other urban sounds. Breakfast was… Read more
Stayed 5 days during OOW2019. The hotel was covered in plastic due to a major renovation. In fact, the following day after check out, the hotel will close for a few months. It's an older hotel with older smaller rooms but plenty of charm. From the 5° you can hear the sirens of the first responders, as well as other urban sounds. Breakfast was great! Breakfast starts at 06:30. We did not have a chance drink at the bar. Wish we did, it’s beautiful and known for its good drinksand friendly bartenders. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Dated, but working on it.

Sep 25, 2019 Leslie G San Francisco, California

During my stay at the Clift, they were in the midst of a heavy makeover. The rooms are extremely dated. The nicest part of the hotel is its bar. There was heavy construction noise pretty early in the morning. I wouldn't stay here until they've completed their renovations.
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Sep 24, 2019 mark j Adelaide, Australia

Viited the Bar at the Clift on a recent business trip to SF. Apparently, the bar is made from just one redwood tree. Ask the bar staff to put the plasma on to display the portraits of the couples - who's eyes follow you around the room.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Could be a very nice hotel and experience, BUT....

Sep 19, 2019 Anthony O

From the advertised pictures of the hotel it appears trendy and very pretty, but what they don't tell you is that the hotel is under major construction renovations. During the day there is a considerable amount of excessive noise that makes it difficult to conduct business or rest. The current interior is trendy and the staff were awesome, but the… Read more
From the advertised pictures of the hotel it appears trendy and very pretty, but what they don't tell you is that the hotel is under major construction renovations. During the day there is a considerable amount of excessive noise that makes it difficult to conduct business or rest. The current interior is trendy and the staff were awesome, but the noise TERRIBLE!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Dated but Great Staff

Sep 15, 2019 JetSetterJanet Louisville, Kentucky

We have stayed in this hotel before because of its excellent location but it is even more dated. I gave it 4 stars because the staff was super nice and upgraded us to a suite with champagne for a 60th Birthday. They are closing the hotel in a few weeks for a complete remodel so I can’t wait to see what it is like when we come back. The lounge is… Read more
We have stayed in this hotel before because of its excellent location but it is even more dated. I gave it 4 stars because the staff was super nice and upgraded us to a suite with champagne for a 60th Birthday. They are closing the hotel in a few weeks for a complete remodel so I can’t wait to see what it is like when we come back. The lounge is nice and the free morning coffee in the lobby was excellent. I want to thank Steve Edmonton, Concierge for the champagne and upgrade for a wonderful birthday experience. Read less