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The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

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 4,054 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Fantastic service
Awesome vibe
Could use a good cleaning

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

from €208
  • 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


  • 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’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 1,776 reviews

Fair 4.0
Very much a disappointing stay :(
Will not stay here again. The Clift, which was a wonderful hotel in it's day, is long past this now. The lobby interior is dark and forboding; almost morgue-like. The staff are certainly professional though without warmth that would distinguish itself from any other hotel options in the area. The room, which was a corner one, had a nice view of the city. It was spacious in the living/sleeping area. The bathroom on the other hand was small, poorly planned, and in need of renovation. Overall, the entire hotel would benefit from a significant investment and overhaul completely. If I were continuously working in a darkened heavy atmosphere it would affect my mood as well.
Brad, ie1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Great location but hotel tired and needs upgrade , 28 dollars for wifi pure rip off
pat, ie3 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Was a really nice place...
Wonderful lobby, lounge and bar which is a highlight. Rooms are old and need to be updated but not dirty. I great option if they aren't asking top dollar per night.
Keith, ca1 night trip
Good 6.0
Great location. Enjoyed the coffee in the lobby. Mediocre rating because there was construction going on, which limited the view from higher floors. We were in an ADA bathroom and the water kept flowing out of the bathroom. We had to create a towel fort to stop the water from flowing out. Floor and furniture outdated and stained.
Hollie, us3 night family trip
Poor 2.0
Under loud and irritating construction!
This hotel is under construction (which was not disclosed prior to booking) which started at 850am...what sounds like consistent drilling into the concrete on the exterior of the building. Asked to move rooms and ended up on the other end of the hotel adjacent to the service elevator which was just as loud...then the drilling started on that side of the building. Was using my room as my office for the day which was basically impossible. I ended up checking out and moving another hotel. The staff was as helpful as they could be but they should just close this place while they remodel it. The room was dirty, floors stained, TV was old, decor probably hasn't been changed since 1999. When you're paying nearly $400 a night, this just isn't good enough.
us2 night business trip

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