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4.0 out of 5

"We had a lovely stay at the Clift Royal Sonesta. This area is extremely walkable, while also being close to transit. It's only a few blocks from the P ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 13 Oct 2022

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Hotel Description

4-star historic hotel near SHN Curran Theatre

Union Square stay

You'll be steps from SHN Curran Theatre and within a 10-minute walk of Grace Cathedral with a stay at this Union Square hotel. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and Orpheum Theater are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour gym, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. A coffee shop, a lobby fireplace, and express check-out are also on offer.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$201* Per night/room Jan 1 - Jan 2

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Accessible (Hearing)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Mobility & Hearing, Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Mobility, Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

Everyone (3) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
nice place..very close to Union Square

Posted by , from pomano beach on Aug 15, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 15, 2022 by The Clift

Dear Leonard, Thank you for joining us by Union Square, and we hope we can serve as your home base in the city for future stays. Warmly, The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

4 out of 5
Got d location near Union Square but there were a lot of homeless people nearby

Posted by on Jan 3, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 10, 2022 by Michelliana

It is great to hear that our hotel's location was convenient for your stay, Diana! Please rest assure that our team genuinely care about our guests and our associates safety. We can certainly provide information about certain routes to go before you further explore the city. That would be the least we can do for our guests for things that are out of our hands We still hope to see you again in the near future.

2 out of 5
Restaurant and bar were closed housekeeping only on request not a great experience

Posted by on Aug 14, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 15, 2021 by Gino - Director of Rooms

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. However, I am confident that you understand that my hotel (like many hotels throughout the country) are still grappling with the seismic repercussions of the Covid19 pandemic. If you give us a chance to earn back your trust, I can assure you that we will do our best to give you the great hotel experience that so many of our guests have grown so fond of. Sincerely, Gino - Director of Rooms

4 out of 5
This a nice boutique hotel which in unfortunately in a not-so-great neighborhood of downtown San Francisco. But the neighborhood notwithstanding, it is a clean, modern hotel that is very comfortable. I will complain, however, that the bathroom in my room (Room 901) was not very well designed. My main issue was with the lack of hooks or towel bars to hang up towels and washcloths with. There was a single towel bar on the shower door and only 1 (one!) wall hook in the entire bathroom, and it wasn't anywhere near the sink, nor could it be reached from inside the shower. It may seem like a silly complaint until you are suddenly looking for places to hang up used cloths or towels. Or even a place to hang your change of clothes for when you get out of the shower. The other complaint I have is the lack of water pressure in the bathroom. It is really low. Like, shockingly low. To point where you'd experience better water pressure if you took a shower outside when it is raining.

Posted by on Jul 10, 2021

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Jul 30, 2021 by Gino - Director of Rooms

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. If you give us a chance to earn back your trust, I can assure you that we will do our best to give you the great hotel experience that so many of our guests have grown so fond of. Sincerely, Gino - Director of Rooms

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 30, 2021

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4 out of 5
We had a lovely stay at the Clift Royal Sonesta. This area is extremely walkable, while also being close to transit. It's only a few blocks from the Powell Street cable car station, as well as the Powell Street BART line. We chose to walk nearly everywhere, and it was doable to get to most of the sights by foot. We felt safe in the neighbourhood, and found the noise from outside to be very minimal in our room. The staff we interacted with were professional and friendly. Housekeeping did a lovely job on the days we had service. One thing to keep in mind if you are a light sleeper is the noise from adjoining rooms. Not all rooms are adjoining, and I'd imagine a stay in one of those would be quieter. We had an adjoining room and while our neighbours were having an awesome time (which we were glad for), it did make it quite difficult to sleep. If you're sensitive to noise, I'd recommend asking for a non-adjoining room. I'd definitely recommend a stay at the Clift.

Posted by on Oct 13, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 14, 2022 by The Clift

Dear Megan,Your recommendation to others is the highest praise we could wish for! Thank you for joining us and allowing us to showcase all the ways in which we stand apart here in San Francisco, from our walkable location to our safe premises and our attentive team.We know your review will be of help to future guests and we look forward to ensuring a non-adjoining room for your next visit.Until then,The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

About the The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

Location 495 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/cafe on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite business center. Public spaces have free WiFi. A 24-hour fitness center, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star San Francisco hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 372 guestrooms or units
  • 17 levels
  • Built in 1915
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge) , RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: San Francisco Station (2.4 km / 1.5 mi)
  • Metro station: Powell St & Geary Blvd Stop (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel offers 372 accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with premium digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include offices, desks, and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Desk chair

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to noon.

Redwood Room - This cocktail bar specializes in American cuisine and serves light fare only.

Fredericks - This coffee shop specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast and light fare. Open daily.

Lobby Living Room - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves dinner only. Open select days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 40.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 75 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and JCB International. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. The property is professionally cleaned; the property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; 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. Guests are provided with hand sanitizer and 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).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free - maximum age 18
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Children stay free
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 35 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Concierge service
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 18.00 for adults and USD 18.00 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 70 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

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.