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The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

495 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102 US near Exit 2c b on I-80 (~1.1mi)
View Map Reservations: +1-800-760-7718
4.0 Star Property Near Warfield Theater
Cleaning Policy: Rigorous cleaning protocols, including frequent sanitizing of public areas and other high traffic/high contact touch points, using Ecolab hospital-grade (CDC-approved) cleaning products.​ Signage and guidance to encourage appropriate physical distancing, limited-contact check-in/out procedures, modified food & beverage offerings, including single-serve items, hand sanitizer stations at Entrance, Front Desk, Fitness Center, Elevator, Lobby and other high traffic areas. Updated guest room cleaning and sanitizing protocols, following the latest CDC recommendations and using Ecolab hospital-grade (CDC-approved) cleaning products, sealing guest room doors for new arrivals, and removal of non-essential items. Room set-ups with appropriate physical distancing, removal of non-essential items, enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols, and modified food & beverage offerings, including single-serve items.
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08/14/2022 - 08/15/2022
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Our Hotel Planner Expert Reviews of The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

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"Stylish and Edgy Luxury "
Overall Score4.5/ 5
Clift is a stunning and edgy hotel in the theater district of San Francisco. This property features striking pieces of furniture as art, such as their horn-rimmed throne and their over-sized cushioned chair, both found in the lobby. The rooms are spacious and artistically sparse, with soft elements such as pastel coloring and closet doors made of out curtains. Their sultry bar/lounge is a popular hot spot of the area, and is often packed early even during the week. This is a great hotel to host an event in - Besides their standard meeting spaces, the hotel is able to open a sliding door between their bar and restaurant, creating one large space, which makes for a great and edgy venue. This is a truly beautiful property. Families be warned, however, the property lies directly adjacent to the not-so-nice Tenderloin district, so this is not the best hotel to arbitrarily wander away from at night unless you know where you are going.
Aria T from US flag
12-Jul-2013 Verified Review

Verified Reviews of The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Cold"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Property is too severe and cold.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
23-Feb-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Feb 19 to Mon Feb 21 2022 at a $267.99 average nightly rate.
"Great Hotel Near Everything Downtown"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Very classy hotel near everything downtown. Also, our room had a wonderful shower!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
06-Jan-2014 Verified Review

Summary of Verified Reviews

Rated 90/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Excellent luxury hotel. Good for sightseeing and located near shopping areas. Great room. Awesome vibe.

Wellness Area

91/100
9 reviews

Awesome wellness and fitness areas.

Vibe

89/100
99 reviews

Awesome vibe. Stylish hotel. Friendly atmosphere. Modern Hotel. Entrance area is ok. Luxurious Hotel. Luxury hotel. Nice boutique hotel. Nice for romantic trips.

Service

86/100
349 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception. Decent housekeeping, but poor restaurant service. Valet service could be better. Room service could have been improved. Great concierge service. Great hotel security.

Location

86/100
207 reviews

Great location. Great sightseeing, restaurants and shopping nearby. Pricey, inconvenient parking.

Cleanliness

84/100
131 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Rooms are clean, but bathrooms are not.

Room

81/100
330 reviews

Spacious, tidy, modern rooms. Great views, beds, and furniture. Insufficiently clean bathrooms and subpar kitchenettes. Room need better maintenance, and minibars are not great. Shower can be a problem.

Breakfast

62/100
20 reviews

Breakfast is average.

WiFi

43/100
9 reviews

Wifi quality could be improved.

Value

40/100
47 reviews

Value for money could be better.

Rated 88/100 based on reviews from families.

New rooms. Good restaurants & bars in the area.

Cleanliness

87/100
21 reviews

Clean rooms.

Service

86/100
59 reviews

Friendly service.

Room

85/100
60 reviews

New rooms with excellent beds and wonderful views. Large, clean rooms with complaints about bathrooms.

Location

85/100
50 reviews

Great location with excellent sightseeing. Parking is rare.

Comfort

66/100
36 reviews

Spacious, moderately comfortable rooms with excellent beds, but noise problems.

Food

44/100
11 reviews

Food could be better.

Value

40/100
9 reviews

Value for money could be better.

Rated 84/100 based on reviews from couples.

Great view. Comfortable beds.

Location

87/100
11 reviews

Great location with excellent sightseeing.

Service

86/100
13 reviews

Friendly service.

Cleanliness

84/100
6 reviews

Clean.

Room

77/100
17 reviews

Lovely rooms with pleasant views.

Comfort

67/100
7 reviews

Comfortable.

Rated 76/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

Great room. Fantastic service.

Service

78/100
7 reviews

Fantastic service.

Room

65/100
5 reviews

Room is all right.

Rated 89/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

Great reception. Awesome vibe.

Service

85/100
6 reviews

Fantastic service.

Room

77/100
5 reviews

Great room.

Rated 79/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Excellent luxury hotel. Good for sightseeing and located near shopping areas. Great room. Awesome vibe.

Room

74/100
6 reviews

Great room.

Rated 86/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Excellent luxury hotel. Good for sightseeing and located near shopping areas. Great room. Awesome vibe.

Wellness Area

90/100
8 reviews

Awesome wellness and fitness areas.

Vibe

89/100
90 reviews

Awesome vibe. Stylish hotel. Friendly atmosphere. Modern Hotel. Entrance area is ok. Luxurious Hotel.

Service

86/100
329 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception. Decent housekeeping, but poor restaurant service. Valet service could be better. Room service could have been improved. Great concierge service. Great hotel security.

Location

86/100
186 reviews

Great location. Great sightseeing, restaurants and shopping nearby. Pricey, inconvenient parking.

Cleanliness

84/100
122 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Rooms are clean, but bathrooms are not.

Room

81/100
310 reviews

New, spacious rooms, with nice views and good furniture. Tidy rooms with great beds, but needing better maintenance. Insufficiently clean bathrooms and subpar kitchenettes. Shower can be a problem.

Breakfast

65/100
17 reviews

Breakfast is average.

WiFi

43/100
9 reviews

Wifi quality could be improved.

Rated 88/100 based on reviews from families.

New rooms. Good restaurants & bars in the area.

Cleanliness

87/100
18 reviews

Clean rooms.

Service

86/100
49 reviews

Friendly service.

Location

86/100
38 reviews

Great location with excellent sightseeing. Parking is rare.

Room

83/100
51 reviews

New rooms with excellent beds and wonderful views. Large, clean rooms with complaints about bathrooms.

Comfort

66/100
32 reviews

Spacious, moderately comfortable rooms with excellent beds, but noise problems.

Food

44/100
11 reviews

Food could be better.

Value

41/100
8 reviews

Value for money could be better.

Rated 82/100 based on reviews from couples.

Great view. Comfortable beds.

Service

86/100
11 reviews

Friendly service.

Location

86/100
9 reviews

Great location.

Cleanliness

86/100
5 reviews

Clean.

Room

76/100
15 reviews

Lovely rooms with pleasant views.

Comfort

67/100
5 reviews

Comfortable.

Rated 77/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

Great room. Friendly service.

Service

78/100
7 reviews

Fantastic service.

Room

65/100
5 reviews

Room is all right.

Rated 85/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

Great reception. Awesome vibe.

Service

85/100
6 reviews

Fantastic service.

Room

77/100
5 reviews

Great room.

Rated 91/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Excellent luxury hotel. Good for sightseeing and located near shopping areas. Great room. Awesome vibe.

Service

88/100
13 reviews

Friendly service.

Vibe

87/100
6 reviews

Awesome vibe.

Cleanliness

85/100
8 reviews

Clean.

Location

83/100
11 reviews

Great location.

Room

78/100
9 reviews

Great room.

Rated 89/100 based on reviews from families.

Great room. Fantastic service.

Service

85/100
6 reviews

Fantastic service.

Location

83/100
5 reviews

Great location.

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Property Description

With a stay at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel in San Francisco (Downtown San Francisco), you'll be steps from SHN Curran Theatre and 13 minutes by foot from Orpheum Theater. This 4-star hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from War Memorial Opera House.

Enjoy a meal at the restaurant or snacks in the hotel's coffee shop/cafe. Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM for a fee.

Make yourself at home in one of the 372 guestrooms featuring minibars. Digital television is provided for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

SHN Curran Theatre - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Golden Gate Theatre - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Warfield Theater - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Grace Cathedral - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
SF Masonic Auditorium - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Westfield San Francisco Centre - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Great American Music Hall - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Van Ness Avenue - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
San Francisco Federal Building - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Orpheum Theater - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
The Regency Ballroom - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Moscone Convention Center - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
555 California Street - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi

The nearest airports are:
San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) - 23.5 km / 14.6 mi
Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) - 30.8 km / 19.2 mi
Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 47.3 km / 29.4 mi

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a 24-hour fitness center, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Amenities / Features

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 12:00 PM
  • Minimum age of oldest guest: 18
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Meeting rooms
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Free WiFi
  • Number of bars/lounges - 1
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Roll-in shower
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1915
  • Total number of rooms - 372
  • Number of floors - 17
  • Professional property host/manager
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Express check-out
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Multilingual staff
  • Business center
  • Handrails in stairways
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Number of restaurants - 1
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Smoke-free property
  • Number of coffee shops/cafes - 1
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Concierge services

Airport & Shuttle Information

SF0 14 miles/25 minutesOakland 18 miles/45 minutes

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Pet maximum weight in lb is 30

Maximum number of pets per room 2

Pet maximum weight in kg is 14

Service animals are allowed

Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

Pets cannot be left unattended

Only dogs are allowed

Pets allowed

We are pet friendly

Parking Info

Overnight parking is $62 + tax ($72 + tax for oversize vehicles)

Internet / WiFI

Guestroom & public space Internet is complimentary

Misc Fees / Policies

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 40.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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 center access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

  • 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.
  • The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Parking height restrictions apply.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • The property is professionally cleaned; 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; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.
  • 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; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.
  • Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

Cleaning Policies

Rigorous cleaning protocols, including frequent sanitizing of public areas and other high traffic/high contact touch points, using Ecolab hospital-grade (CDC-approved) cleaning products.​Signage and guidance to encourage appropriate physical distancing, limited-contact check-in/out procedures, modified food & beverage offerings, including single-serve items, hand sanitizer stations at Entrance, Front Desk, Fitness Center, Elevator, Lobby and other high traffic areas.Updated guest room cleaning and sanitizing protocols, following the latest CDC recommendations and using Ecolab hospital-grade (CDC-approved) cleaning products, sealing guest room doors for new arrivals, and removal of non-essential items.Room set-ups with appropriate physical distancing, removal of non-essential items, enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols, and modified food & beverage offerings, including single-serve items.

Property uses a professional cleaning service

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Masks are available to guests

Gloves are available to guests

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Social distancing measures are in place

Individually-wrapped food options are available

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast

Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch

Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner

Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly

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

Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning

Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection

Masks are compulsory at the property

Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite

Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

About Sonesta

  • For long stays, check out the Sonesta ES studio suites
  • More than 55 properties in brand
  • For groups they can typically comp 1 room per 40

The Sonesta highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Seasonality and Projections at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

Rate fluctuations of The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

This chart illustrates fluctuations of sleeping room prices for both group quotes and the best online individual traveler prices our rate checker could find at the time the group/meeting offer was entered. The lowest group or meeting displayed is 25.3% in the month of June 2021 and the highest average individual rate is $391 in the month of May 2022. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel in a month when rates are lower.

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