The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

495 Geary Street, San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA
Union Square

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18
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  • Rooms17.5
  • Public Spaces18
  • Service18
  • Overall18
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Hotel Description

The Clift was arguably San Francisco’s first boutique hotel, and was without question the most memorable one, thanks in large part to the pioneering design work of Philippe Starck. Twenty years later, though, San Francisco has changed quite a bit — and so has the newly redesigned (and rebranded) Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel.

Its 1915-vintage exterior still stands proudly over Geary Street, but the changes are evident as soon as you pass through the front door. The lobby is open, airy, even bright, decorated in sedate whites and creams. The rooms have gone subtly upscale, and are similarly lighter and brighter, with a generous amount of space and thoughtful touches like Keurig coffee makers. The junior suites step it up a notch in both area and comfort, and the suites are downright expansive, especially for this town.

Still at the heart of the Clift is the Redwood Room bar, which is exactly what it sounds like — a vast space whose panels are said to have been carved from a single redwood tree. It’s one part Roaring Twenties and one part Philippe Starck, and it’s still one of the most memorable nightspots in San Francisco. Now just past its hundredth birthday, the Clift seems set to enjoy a hundred more.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 372 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Happening

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Valet parking is available for 58 USD per day plus 14% occupancy tax (67 USD per day for oversized vehicles). Facility Fee includes: Standard in room WiFi- 10MB upload/download for up to 4 devices ($17.95 value) $10.00 USD Credit per day per room in Velvet Room, Living Room and Redwood Room (Must be consumed on a daily basis and may not be rolled over to the following day) Coffee and tea available each morning in the lobby Local, 1-800, and long distance phone calls within the United States included Unlimited use of the 24 hour Fitness Center

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Valet parking is available for 58 USD per day plus 14% occupancy tax (67 USD per day for oversized vehicles). Facility Fee includes: Standard in room WiFi- 10MB upload/download for up to 4 devices ($17.95 value) $10.00 USD Credit per day per room in Velvet Room, Living Room and Redwood Room (Must be consumed on a daily basis and may not be rolled over to the following day) Coffee and tea available each morning in the lobby Local, 1-800, and long distance phone calls within the United States included Unlimited use of the 24 hour Fitness Center

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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