"It's seen better days..."
This was my first stay at The Clift. I chose it because of how close it was to Union Square and the shopping I wanted to do my one day in SF. Unfortunately the room I paid $529 for was badly in need of a fresh coat of paint, the carpets were soiled and it was very, very small. We stopped in the bar for a nightcap and as soon as we sat down two people […] fell over and were escorted out. A minute later another person who was obviously over served fell down too leading us to believe the staff did not manage the room well. Be prepared for SF prices such as the $52 overnight parking fee and almost $100 in taxes automatically added to your room. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel, super location"
We loved he lobby and restaurant atmosphere, the location and the courtesy of the staff.Genuine Expedia guest review
"last minute weekend stay"
When I saw that Expedia was offering the Clift hotel for under $200, that was my immediate choice. The hotel is central to downtown and Union Square. In the hotel's earlier days, it was well known for The Redwood Room, which was a fabulous old-school bar. I had my first martini there. The Redwood Room is no more, but it is part of the lobby area, which […] was pleasant and very quiet. My room on the 15th floor was comfortable, well organized and QUIET! The Clift has installed double paned windows to keep the traffic and street noise out. The room had a spectacular view, a very comfortable bed and deluxe sheets and pillows. I was able to sleep well there. I ordered room service breakfast before checking out, which was reasonably priced and delicious (RARE!!). The next time I go to San Francisco, The Clift is my FIRST CHOICE FOR HOTELS - if I can afford it. ps - a comparable hotel in London would charge double this amount or more. Thank you, Expedia!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Class act near Union Square"
The hotel is a gem in San Francisco, and I was pleasantly surprised by the clean, well-lighted room and friendly staff. I will try to stay here again soon.Genuine Expedia guest review
"The Cliff stay"
I had a great time.. very nice and cleanGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for the young crowd"
Our stay at the hotel was great, the rooms are stylish and modern, and the hotel is in a great location near Union Square. In the evenings, there is a popular bar in the back of the lobby and there are bouncers near the elevators and throughout the lobby. Other than the loudness and the few drunk people stumbling around, it's totally fine, and the second […] you get onto another floor you can't hear any noise. Overall, good value compared to other luxury hotels in the area and very pleased with out stay :) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Singular hotel experience in the heart of SF"
Beautifully designed hotel. Definitely on the hipster side (turns into somewhat of a nightclub evenings) but their service is first class, so they accommodated us with our 3-year old son without a flinch. Rooms are attractive & comfortable with expected amenities like decent size flatscreen TV, etc. I got a great rate, and when plans were changed last-minute […] they were able to change our reservation to a 2-queen-bed room on the spot. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location, great service"
Would recommend this hotel for personal and business travel. Great restaurant onsite. Bar is bust at night. Hip & trendy.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Would love to stay there again"
We had a really great time. Great location of the hotel. It was clean and the staff were extremely friendly. Thank you!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean street, 2 blocks from Union Square, Theaters"
What a discreet gem of a hotel this was! Don't let the plain street appearance fool you. Consider Clift's common areas' atmosphere 'SF historical-modern- quirk' colliding with 'Euro chic' and you've got the warm, enthusiastic vibe that strikes you upon entrance. Desk& hotel staff were all super for assistance, especially Concierge Steve. The room was […] simplistically posh, uplifting and basically comfortable. For nightcap, as hotel guests, we got right into the Redwood Room which was standing room only. Definitely would stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not bad, but not brand new"
It wasn't a bad place to stay for a night, but I'd second what others have said - they didn't so much 'renovate' the hotel as slap on some pretty decor. I stood in ankle-deep water until I took out the 'fancy' drain insert/stopper that wouldn't let the tub drain fast enough. Had a few issues with the water going from hot to cold. Also, thank goodness […] I'm a short person since the shower head was like 2" from the top of my head. I found the numerous power strips around the room kind of hilarious. The HD tv had some issues on some of the stations with it not coming in properly. Basically the room was pretty to look at and the bed was soft, but if you're looking for a first class experience, this is not the place (and I was in a top end 'studio' room). Really nice staff though! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location and service. The one complain I have is we couldn't open the windows so we had to use the air conditioner running to prevent the room from getting "stuffy".Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We love Clift.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"good location and service but lacking modern touch"
staff and environment terrific. very noisy - no soundproofing between rooms. plumbing old, water temp and pressure fluctuatedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel, however hidden fees"
Booked a hotel on expedia, great price, when I got there they added 300 dollars for incidentals protection. However they charged me again for the bag of gummie bears from the minibar. Not sure why they need to hold 300 dollars for a two night stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Always a win"
Love the hotel. Great location. Easy access to everything. My only negative comment: Be careful walking around the neighborhood at night. Doesn't seem that safe - but no different than other hotels in this area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"In Union Sqaure right by everything."
Overall, our experience was good. The hotel is nice but very eclectic. We wanted ice, called down twice and it never came. That was annoying. Otherwise, very nice hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"near Union Square, theatres, etc."
The Clift had wonderful personnel. Very accommodating. Decor fun. Room VERY small. So small it was hard to walk around in it. Carpet in the elevators needed cleaning. All in all though a good hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice layout. It could use some cosmetic updates and a little better maintenance. It was still a very nice hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Probably one of the best hotels I've ever been in"
Everything was great, awesome location, bars, food, and the staff were super friendly. Very relaxing, but still has the hip city touch. The after hours lounge was an added bonus too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Loved our stay at the Clift hotel relaxing and in the middle of everything me and my husband will definetly be coming back the rooms are nice clean, excellent service, the only downfall was the bathrooms could be a little bigger but aside from that I really did enjoy our stay absolutely recommend it to othersGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Beautiful place. Noisy and a little worn.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, great design"
I loved everything about Clift: the location is perfect, cool design, comfortable rooms, good customer service. Few things are little weaknesses: huge mirrors on the walls (to make a room looks bigger I think, I just don't like too many mirrors), small bathroom and I was not replenished on the shampoo and shower gel. Overall I recommend this trendy […] and kind of affordable luxury hotel! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Dirty and old"
The carpets are discolored and stained. The place feels overall very run down and old. The room was small and not particularly nice. They have very few outlets, and they're placed poorly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Showing Its Age"
The Clift is old and tired. It used to be hip and fun. It looks shabby and the shabbiness reads as dirty because the lighting is so dim. Room service was awful - although it arrived quickly, the food was flavorless and overcooked.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent stay in San Francisco Downtown"
We only stayed for one night, but Clift exceeded our expectations and made our stay very pleasant. Our room was spacious, had beautiful views, and was very clean and well appointed. The staff was friendly and helpful. We had no complaints whatsoever.Genuine Expedia guest review
Very disappointed! The first woman that helped us was rude and just not friendly or happy, rooms were very run down, with a coat of paint. Bathroom was not like the average boutique hotels, I think this hotel is for the fun and night life. I prefer the newness and cleanliness of Kimpton hotels. Bellman were great though but also the room service not […] good and overpriced. Will not stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The rooms need updating...leaky faucets, tattered rugs, smells of smoke, phone was broken....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"conveniently located for business district"
I enjoyed my stay but I do think the lighting in the room is not very good. While I like the environment of the lobby, it is a little too dark.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Stayed for one night but would stay for many next time. The hotel is very sophisticated and sexy. Loved the decor and lobby. The whole vibe is spot on for young adults. Really loved the comfort of the bed and the feel of the sheets and pillows in the room.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is beautiful and has a legendary bar. I didn't eat in the restaurant. My first room had mold in the shower so they immediately moved me to another room. I was very satisfied with how they handled this. The rooms need some love as they are worn. But I would absolutely stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Overrated Hotel - not worth the money! All hype!"
Tiny room, tinier bathroom, pathetic shower, worn carpets, cheesy decor.. why would you pay big bucks to stay here??Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great stay for a great price!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
good hotel, good location, very small bathrooms, the hotel is veru art oriented, the bar is very nice, the breakfast buffet can di betterGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice in a good location"
This is a quite ok 'boutique' hotel hotel with nice rooms and a very nice lobby if somewhat dimly lit.Genuine Expedia guest review
Everything was great but bathrooms are old and gross and need updatingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to awesome shopping and restaurants"
Very quiet place. Clean and comfortable bed. Great location. Very close to China Town as well as shopping centers, all within walking distance. If you like Designer clothes and handbags, you will love this location.Genuine Expedia guest review
"4 Star? Out of 10 maybe"
This hotel uses purple paint, mirrors and super modern decorations to offset the crazy small rooms, an unreliable plumbing system (hot/cold showers), thin walls and dark lifeless interior. When is the last time you've stayed at a 4-star hotel that didn't have a restaurant? Bizarre. This hotel is a nightclub that has rooms. That's about it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Still one of my favorites"
I've loved this hotel for over 10 years, but the quality of the rooms has suffered a bit - might need a little upgrading and repair / replacement to make things seem "new" again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clift is a party downtown"
Clift was a party and a stylish good time. Location is downtown and if you are familiar with SF's Downtown then things will be no surprise. Nice hotel, centrally located.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to downtown"
Always good - had an early check in and an upgrade of our room.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect location perfect staff"
I was alone but they didnt make me feel alone. Excellent concierge staff. Very helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent Service, Great Room!"
Had a wonderful experience staying at Clift. Stayed there with my wife and 2 month old baby, staff was helpful from the moment I arrived until I left! I will definitely stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"BDay Weekend Extravaganza for the Wifey"
The club was a pleasant surprise downstairs in the lobby. Moscow Mules were yummy and did the nightcap trick.Genuine Expedia guest review
Excellent experience highly recommend very cool and happening placeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Fun night and good location- red room lounge was a great sceneGenuine Expedia guest review
No complaints--thus far the best hotel in the city...and I thought the W and the St. Regis were good!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
First of all, I've never complained about a hotel stay until now and I do a fair amount of traveling. Here goes my rant... The walls were very very thin and we woke up to people talking both mornings. We were in an adjoining room and our neighbors were partying (felt like they were in the room – we could hear every word they said). The rooms were much […] smaller than cheaper and nicer hotels in the area. Don't worry about your view because you can't see out of the dirty windows even if there is a view. The shower did not work… The tub had chipping paint and the water literally dribbled out of the shower head at constantly changing temperatures. Absolutely horrible experience after paying good money. I would never recommend this hotel to a friend; I'd recommend checking out the Hotel Monaco across the street. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Stayed for two nights. It was nice, the rooms are big.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Will definitely return to the Clift"
This hotel is fantastic. The only downside is the bathroom is about the same size as the closet. Otherwise, very pleased with our stay - will definitely be back. Really good value and the staff is exceptional.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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