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Recent guest reviews

My husband and I loved, loved, LOVED this hotel! The staff is so amazing and helpful. They are very welcoming. We are absolutely staying here again!

The deluxe room is huge and amazing to have friends over! Full dining table and living room and a walk-in closet. My boyfriend and I ordered room service the next day and they were really quick, super nice, and the food was amazing. I would definitely recommend and book this room.

lack of dresser in room. mold growing in bathtub tile. neck pillow disappeared.

Is a old construction, nicely remodeled, rooms and bothroom are very small

Not ideal for business travelers, to say the least. The nightclub in the hotel was so loud on Saturday night, my entire room was shaking. The hallways and elevators were full of shady, drunken characters and more than once I felt unsafe in the elevator. The bathroom was tiny and the bathtub was disgusting, and the water did not drain properly, filling up the tub while I showered. The bed was comfortable and the staff were friendly.

The room was nice and clean but the Tab was not working.

The hotel tricks you with a nice loby. You would think that the rooms are nice as well.. I knew this was so st. regis or 4 seasons. However when i got my first room it smelled like wet carpets and i went downstairs and asked for a new room. I requested a renovated room that was not so old. I was told there had been no renovations to that hotel in 18 years..............UMMMM...What?? LOL. Rooms were no good. Last time i will stay here. Invest money in the property and make it better. The rooms should match the style of the lobby

Super nice hotel. Parking is expensive but that’s Anywhere in San Francisco.

The $15 for not having our room cleaned came with too many restrictions, not worth the trouble of not having clean sheets and towels

Really lovely staff & bar manager went above & beyond

Great location. The bar is more of a night club on Saturday night so don't expect a quiet drink. Room was clean but bathroom was tiny. It was fine for the price we paid.

Hotel was just as expected. Great room and great view.

Ugh. Pains me to write this as the Clift was one of my favorite hotels... I booked a stay recently not realizing that the ownership had changed. It was awful. You now see the remnants of what was one a great and stylish hotel, but the new management is completely out if touch as to what made this hotel special and they are destroying it with tacky details and poor service. Thus was a luxe luxury hotel where every facet of your experience was crafted to exude elevated hospitality. Now it looks and feels like it was swallowed by a cheap chain hotel. The ugly printed key cards. The gross understaffing. The obvious lack of upkeep and deferred maintenance throughout. All ruin the experience. It is simply not cool anymore. Sonesta needs to seriously reframe this investment, pull their awkward corporate rebranding, and get a clue as to what is special about this hotel before they destroy it completely.

Geary St San Francisco CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to SHN Curran Theatre and Orpheum Theater
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in Downtown San Francisco, The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel is adjacent to SHN Curran Theatre and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Warfield Theater. This 372-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with a 24-hour fitness center.


Dining

Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM.


Rooms

All 372 rooms feature minibars, coffee makers, and safes. 50-inch TVs come with digital channels and pay movies. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.


Property features

Guests of The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel enjoy a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. Valet parking is offered for USD 62 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and concierge services. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include express check-out, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

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

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Executive Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Bathtub (Mobility)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Hearing)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Accessible, Bathtub (Mobility)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

Everyone (23) Couples (3) Family (1)
5
Partner Couples

My husband and I loved, loved, LOVED this hotel! The staff is so amazing and helpful. They are very welcoming. We are absolutely staying here again!

By on Jul 20, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 22, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Gino - Director of Rooms

5
Everyone

By on Aug 5, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 7, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for making yourself at home with us and awarding us your perfect rating! Come back anytime! All the best, The Clift

4
Everyone

By on Aug 5, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 7, 2019

Dear Guest, We appreciate you being our guest and sharing your positive feedback. Come back again anytime! All the best, The Clift

5
Partner Couples

The deluxe room is huge and amazing to have friends over! Full dining table and living room and a walk-in closet. My boyfriend and I ordered room service the next day and they were really quick, super nice, and the food was amazing. I would definitely recommend and book this room.

By on Jul 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 30, 2019

Dear JK, It’s wonderful to know that you appreciated our bright and spacious accommodations, and we thank you for spreading the word about The Clift! Guests often rave about our delicious in-room dining options, and we hope you’ll be back to further enjoy all that we have to offer again soon! Best, The Clift

3
Family

lack of dresser in room. mold growing in bathtub tile. neck pillow disappeared.

By , from Dallas on Jun 19, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 21, 2019

Dear D.A., It was a pleasure to have you here with us, and we thank you for your review. We’re sorry that your stay fell short of perfect, and we hope that you brought your concerns to the attention of our team so that we could address them for your added comfort. If not, we’d love to hear from you directly. Best regards, The Clift

5
Everyone

By on Jun 18, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 20, 2019

Dear Guest, We were thrilled to serve as your home base here in downtown San Francisco, and we appreciate the 5-star rating! Come back anytime! Best, The Clift

5
Everyone

By on Apr 13, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 16, 2019

Dear Guest, We were delighted to welcome you to San Francisco and to The Clift, and it warms us to see that you were equally pleased to be our guest. We hope to see you again the next time your travels bring you to San Francisco. All the best, The Clift

5
Partner Couples Business Business

Is a old construction, nicely remodeled, rooms and bothroom are very small

By on Mar 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 2, 2019

Dear Guest, We appreciate you choosing The Clift, and we’re happy to see that you were comfortable as our guest. Thank you for sharing your 5-star review and helpful comments. Come back soon! Take care, The Clift

2
Everyone

Not ideal for business travelers, to say the least. The nightclub in the hotel was so loud on Saturday night, my entire room was shaking. The hallways and elevators were full of shady, drunken characters and more than once I felt unsafe in the elevator. The bathroom was tiny and the bathtub was disgusting, and the water did not drain properly, filling up the tub while I showered. The bed was comfortable and the staff were friendly.

By , from LA on Jan 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 25, 2019

Greetings RoadWarrior, We appreciate your candid review. While we're glad you felt warmly welcomed by our team, and slept comfortably in our beds, we're sorry that noise kept you from getting the full rest you needed. We hope you let our front desk know of the issue with your bathtub, as they're eager to ensure all is in order in every room, and we'd love to welcome you back in the future to show you a more authentic Clift experience. Until then! With regards, The Clift

3
Everyone

The room was nice and clean but the Tab was not working.

By on Jan 6, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 9, 2019

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure to have you here, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We’re pleased that your overall impression was positive and we look forward to the opportunity to earn your 4- or 5-star rating! Take care, The Clift

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

495 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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