The Clift Hotel San Francisco

Clift Hotel

The Clift has been rebranded as the Clift Royal Sonesta with a new renovation in 2021 and new management team. Utilizing the original vintage craftsmanship fused with modern day San Francisco. With a nod to their storied past, The Clift offers newly renovated and dramatically updated guestrooms and a unique new lobby experience. San Francisco's iconic Redwood Room preserves the hotel's storied history and seductive ambiance. The Clift now has a new fitness center and restaurant. The Clift is a San Francisco hotel that shares the vintage architecture of San Francisco and merges it with all the comforts of modern life. What do guests think? This hotel has been beautifully restored with great attention to detail and includes room options like a junior king suite. The quality of the materials and finishes - from the flooring, to the furniture and even the bathroom fixtures are beautiful and were clearly selected with great care and attention. The room was spacious and comfortable. The bed was like sleeping on a cloud. The staff on the front desk were kind, attentive and helpful, actually taking time to engage with guests and addressing them by name.

The Clift Hotel was built in 1915, after the major earthquake. The building was built by George Applegarth, who also designed the Palace of the Legion of Honor. The clift was a 12 story, 350 room hotel with 3 floors added in 1924 at a cost of $1 million per floor. The Redwood Room was added in 1934 by G. Albert Lansburgh -- designer of the War Memorial Opera House -- just after the end of prohibition in the US.

Clift Hotel Rooms

Our readers have spoken with their wallets! The Clift Hotel is one of SFTravel's most reserved hotels by our readers in the high-end category. Located convenient to theater and Union Square shopping, the Clift is a genuine historic landmark with impeccable service.

495 Geary Street @ Taylor Street

Recent Price Quote: $345 per night (+14% SF City Hotel Tax)