The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

495 Geary StreetSan Francisco94102USA
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About The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

Set on a premier location in San Francisco, The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel is just a six-minute walk from the bustling Union Square. This boutique luxury hotel boasts a ritzy lobby, a redwood-panelled bar, and a 24-hour fitness centre.

Highlighting opulent 300-thread count percale bedding, the Philippe Starck-designed rooms offer custom furniture and state-of-the-art entertainment amenities. Additional amenities include large workstations and deluxe bathrooms with signature toiletries. Suites add plush living and dining areas.

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel features meeting spaces and an Old English-inspired lounge with artistic photo and furniture gallery. In-room spa services, valet parking, and high-speed Wi-Fi access are also available.

Gourmet breakfast in an elegant setting can be enjoyed at the hotel’s Velvet Room, while light meals and cocktails are served at the elaborate Redwood Room, which also offers live music. Guests opting to dine inside the rooms may utilise the 24-hour room service.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Moscone Convention Center are within a 15-minute walk from the hotel.


495 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102, USA
Telephone: +1 4157754700 | Fax: +1 4154414621 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Deaf accessibility equipment

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Prime location in downtown San Francisco

Travellers describe the location of the property as strategic and highly accessible. They note that it is in a prime location in the centre of San Francisco, from where numerous points of interests and business establishments are just within walking distance away. Visitors love the fact that the upscale shopping areas plus the countless drinking and dining venues of Union Square is less than ten minutes’ walk away.

First-rate staff service

The hotel staff members are perceived to be professional, accommodating, and helpful. Guests admire the welcoming disposition of the receptionists, the obliging concierge personnel, and the amiable valet staff. The bar and restaurant servers are also commended for their efficient service.

Awesome in-house bar

Redwood Room, which is the hotel’s on-site bar,garners enthusiastic praise. Visitors mention enjoying its glamorous and swanky vibe, as well as its rustic redwood-panelled walls. They also appreciate the wide selection of cocktails and alcoholic beverages – perfect for nightcaps and socialising with friends.

Negative Reviews

Dated in-room furnishings

Whilst the rooms are elegantly designed and clean, reviewers criticise the outmoded condition of the in-room furnishings. They complain of the dated furniture, worn-out carpets, and old-fashioned televisions. The bathroom fixtures are also found to be in need of updates.

Paid Wi-Fi access

Accessing the Internet within the premises reportedly comes with a fee. Travellers find it very disappointing, as they expect the Wi-Fi to be free of charge.

Parking issues

Guests with cars complain about the hotel’s parking arrangement. They specify that there is no parking area on site, and the valet parking fee is exceptionally expensive.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1035 reviews across the web
8.2 /10
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8.2 out of 10 based on 1035 reviews