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The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, San Francisco

4-star4 stars
495 Geary St, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States of America

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Westfield San Francisco Centre
  • Free WiFi in lobby
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From 4,051 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Fantastic service
Awesome vibe
Could use a good cleaning

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, San Francisco

from $199
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Preferred Two Doubles
  • Preferred 1 King
  • Studio, 1 King Bed
  • Studio, 1 Queen Bed
  • Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed

What’s around The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, San Francisco


  • In Downtown San Francisco
  • Westfield San Francisco Centre - 7 min walk
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 13 min walk
  • Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - 13 min walk
  • Moscone Convention Center - 14 min walk
  • Louise Davies Symphony Hall - 19 min walk
  • San Francisco City Hall - 19 min walk
  • TransAmerica Pyramid - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 19 min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • San Carlos, CA (SQL) - 28 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 30 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 36 min drive
  • Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field) - 42 min drive
  • San Francisco 4th and King Station - 25 min walk
  • San Francisco 22nd Street Station - 5 min drive
  • Emeryville Station - 13 min drive
  • Powell St. Station - 8 min walk
  • Civic Center Station - 11 min walk
  • Montgomery St. Station - 12 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 372 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 16 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 03:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 12:00 PM
  • Express check-out
For guests with pets, a pet indemnity form must be filled out at the Front Desk when checking-in. An additional cleaning fee may be applied after check-out, if necessary. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

  • Up to 20 lbs


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Valet parking *

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Health club
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1915
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, San Francisco’s small print

Also known as

  • Clift
  • Clift Hotel
  • Clift Hotel San Francisco
  • Clift San Francisco
  • San Francisco Clift Hotel
  • Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel San Francisco
  • Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
  • Clift Royal Sonesta San Francisco
  • Clift Royal Sonesta


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Resort fee: USD 31.00 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Phone calls (may be limited)
  • Additional inclusions

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Facility access costs USD 0 per accommodation, per night

Valet parking costs USD 59 per night with in/out privileges

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 1,780 reviews

Very Good 8.0
The Clift
The hotel is hard to find be of the scaffolding up. Very expensive to park your car. The bathrooms are very small. The staff is very very nice and The price when your book it will not be the price bc there are so many added fees. Be careful if I go out side to smoke a cigarette bc people come up to you and ask for “ an extra cig” or “ a dollar”. Do not go a few blocks over to the tenderloin section. I would recommend to use Uber everywhere bc the parking is non existence and the road are extremely hilly.
Elizabeth A., us3 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Look can be deceiving
The place is under construction, and it didn't have the hotel name on the outside. The reception area is dark. I asked for a room with a view, but I got a corner room with a view of Reddit office. The bathroom was dirty, and the paint came off bathtub. This supposed to be a deluxe hotel, and yet it looks like a 2 stars hotel. I am disappointed and don't plan to stay here in the future.
Hoang, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great service, Amazing view and ok rooms
Service was great. I wanted a better view from my room to the city and the nice lady in the reception set me up with a room with great view to the city on the highest floor, even though she said they are under construction and they don't have a lot of rooms with a clear view because of constructions. Also stuff helped me with questions about getting my way around the city and what is the best way to get to points of interest. Room was a litte out dated with a grayish carpets and a old furnitures but bathroom was nice and welcoming. Hotel is in Union square, a little off center but it's still close to everything. It's pretty easy to get an Uber or lift or even the metro which was near by which will take you to south-western parts of the city if you want to.
us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best hotel in SF
I haven't read any of the reviews but idk why this place has 3 1/2 stars. Everything about my experience at the Clift was just amazing. Walking towards the front doors of the hotel, the gentlemen out front held the doors open for me and my family. Then the lady that worked the front desk (I think her name was Heather) was very very very helpful for me and my family. If anything, 5 stars for her! She made sure our stay at the Clift was the most comfortable. And the room; Having stayed in several places in SF and all of them being tiny, The Clift has the biggest room I've stayed in. My 4 year old daughter even thinks highly of this place. If we ever stay in SF again, I will be sure to book at The Clift.
Maikell, us1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Some minor issues, but overall good stay.
Room had some housekeeping issues (stained couch, dingy walls, hair in bathroom upon arrival etc) but overall a fine stay. No ice machine / vending / snack shop was disappointing, but room service brought a bucket of ice. TV should be bigger and wall mounted. Windows should open at least a couple inches. AC unit didn’t cool quite enough. The bed slept FANTASTICALLY!!
Jason, us2 night trip

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, San Francisco

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