Clift Hotel San Francisco  4 stars

495 Geary Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102  show mapSave
From  US$ 332
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Editorial review:

This absolutely elegant boutique hotel in Union Square has a gorgeous and impressive lobby, great dining, and lively nightlife at the amazing bar Redwood Room. It can be too noisy for those who aren't interested in partying all night, though. Critics felt that the rooms were too small, as well.

Verified Reviews:

  • Staff is very friendly - Internet in room is $10.00 per day - There is a parking lot 30 yards away
  • Walls are paper thin - Breakfast quality was good - Free well equiped gym - Bar is very crowded
  • Lobby and bar are cool - Bathroom was super tiny - Decor was beautiful, silks and soft colors
  • Room was clean and very posh - Beds have silky sheets - Front desk service was not very friendly
  • Rooms were decent - Hotel is great for union square - Staff were very helpful - Bed was nice and comfy

Overview

Only few steps from Union Square and famous Theater district, the four-star Clift Hotel is often chosen as a starting point to tour the city, due to its close proximity to major attractions and public transport.

The contemporary design of the hotel and rich accessories are completed with in-room spa services and fitness center on-site.

All of the 372 guestrooms are tastefully appointed with elegant furniture, satellite radios and plasma TVs.

The Velvet Room is a luxurious restaurant, serving extraordinary dishes and offering live entertainments.

The Bart Market Street & Powell Street Station is situated nearly three blocks from The Hotel Clift.

Number of floors   17.  Number of rooms   372.

hotel Clift Hotel San Francisco San Francisco location

Situated in the vicinity of Union Square, Theater District and the financial center of San Francisco, The Hotel Clift is an ideal choice for business-makers and leisure guests alike.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 1.6km
  • Airport: Marin County - 13.7km, Oakland International Airport - 18.3km
  • Train Station: F Market Street Car - 1.8km, Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station - 1.9km
  • Underground station: BART - Powell St. Station - 500 m, BART - Civic Center Station - 900 m
  • Bus stop - 100 m

Rooms

Guest accommodations are appointed with internet access, flat-screen TVs, working desks, stocked mini bars, sleight beds and CD players.

Dining options

An American breakfast is served from 7am till 10am Monday-Friday and from7am till 11am on weekends.

The Velvet Room Restaurant offers various dishes, drinks and plenty of entertainments to its guests every day till 11pm.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable.  You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs USD 30 per person per night.  A american breakfast is served at the price of USD 40 per person per night. 

Work

The Hotel Clift includes eight meeting rooms, aimed at providing all needed business services.
A 24-hour business center features computers, printers and a fax.
Wi-Fi internet is offered at USD14.95 per day.

Leisure

The fitness center is open for 24 hours for the hotel guests.
The Living room, located next to the main lobby, is a perfect place to relax after a long day.

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Boutiques
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Tour desk
  • Gift/News stand
  • Florist
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-out
  • Gay friendly
  • Doctor on call
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and the rate is USD 14.95 per day

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible on site.

Services
  • Laundry
  • Massage services
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • High speed internet access
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Secretarial service
Meeting facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Video tapes
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Solarium
  • Health club
  • Tennis
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Bathtub
  • International calls
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Pets

Pets are not allowed

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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Rooms and availability

Guest accommodations are appointed with internet access, flat-screen TVs, working desks, stocked mini bars, sleight beds and CD players.

Standard Room

Clift Standard Room
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Clift Standard Room
Clift Standard Room
Clift Standard Room

Life becomes theatre in this striking space, featuring beautifully crafted furniture custom-designed by Philippe Starck. English sycamore is accented by velvet, leather and chrome. A wooden “wheelbarrow” chair inspired by Man Ray is illuminated by a custom Venetian Murano glass lamp. The luxurious 400 thread count bedding, down duvet and Merino wool blanket are a perfect complement to the room’s muted elegance, contributing to its superbly sensual, tactile quality. Indulge in lavish MALIN+GOETZ bath amenities or enjoy entertainment on demand and in-room wireless.

Superior Room

Clift Superior Room
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Clift Superior Room
Clift Superior Room
Clift Superior Room
Clift Superior Room

The beautifully crafted furniture in this room includes a Starck-designed English sycamore custom sleigh bed and, inspired by artist Man Ray, a whimsical wood chair in the form of a wheelbarrow. Floor-to-ceiling mirrors create a soothing ‘infinity effect.’ Sumptuous MALIN+GOETZ bath amenities refresh and restore. Enjoy the state-of-the-art entertainment center and wireless access when you want to tune in or log on. Revel in the luxurious 400 thread count Italian percale bedding, down duvet and imported Merino wool throw blanket when it’s time to rest.

Deluxe Room

Clift Deluxe Room
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Clift Deluxe Room

Dive into the best of everything: beautifully crafted and detailed furniture designed by Philippe Starck, lavish 400 thread count Italian percale bedding, down duvet and pillows, entertainment on demand, in-room wireless and luxurious MALIN+GOETZ bath amenities. Your every need is met in style. And with panoramic views of San Francisco, it’s easy to enjoy everything around you, both inside and out.

Studio

Clift Studio
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Clift Studio
Clift Studio
Clift Studio

The Studio King is generously proportioned and elegantly decorated with luxurious fabrics, including silk, leather and velvet. Tranquil shades of grey and lavender combine to create a richly layered and sophisticated tonal experience. Transparent orange acrylic tables lend a dash of vibrant color and floor-to-ceiling mirrors reflect the roseate Bay Area light. Philippe Starck’s brilliant design extends to the bathroom, where a molded porcelain and white maple sink glows from within. Restore and refresh with MALIN+GOETZ bath amenities.

Loft

Clift Loft  Loft Junior Suite
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Clift Loft  Loft Junior Suite
Clift Loft  Loft Junior Suite
Clift Loft  Loft Junior Suite
Clift Loft

This spacious and elegant room surrounds you with richly layered and sophisticated design. From the English sycamore custom-made sleigh bed to a soothing yet stimulating lavender and tangerine color palette to the Louis XVI-inspired armchair designed by Philippe Starck, everything showcases inspired luxury. Floor-to-ceiling mirrors capture and reflect the light. An inventively stocked bar satisfies any appetite, while MALIN+GOETZ bath amenities and sumptuous Italian percale linens soothe the body and soul.

Suite

Clift Suite
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Clift Suite
Clift Suite
Clift Suite

You’ll find every need met and your desires fulfilled in this generous suite, a harmonious blend of comfort and high style. Custom-designed furniture by Philippe Starck features English sycamore, velvet, leather and chrome. A wooden “wheelbarrow” chair inspired by Man Ray is illuminated by a custom Venetian Murano glass lamp. A formal dining room is ready for entertaining. The custom 400 thread count bedding, down duvet and imported Merino wool blanket enfold you in lavish softness. Luxurious MALIN+GOETZ bath products offer another opportunity to indulge.

Deluxe Suite

Clift Deluxe Suite
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Clift Deluxe Suite
Clift Deluxe Suite
Clift Deluxe Suite

A haven of luxury, this suite offers high ceilings, a formal dining room and a sumptuous oversized bathroom with dressing area. Enjoy fine linens, MALIN+GOETZ bath amenities and a state-of-the-art entertainment center. Beautifully crafted and detailed furniture designed by Philippe Starck features English sycamore, silk, leather, velvet, chrome and Venetian Murano glass. Outfitted in tranquil and warm shades of ivory, grey and lavender, this divine space exudes a sensual softness that is a welcome counterpoint to the hustle and bustle of urban life.

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What's nearby

What's nearby.

American Conservatory Theater, where guests can enjoy classic plays together with contemporary modern plays, is 100m from the hotel.
Theater district, often called a “cultural center of the city”, is situated nearly 150m away.
Union Square with its inspiring lights and attractions for the whole family is situated 500m from the hotel.
Lotta’s Fountain, devoted to a famous singer and dancer, is 700m.
Westfield San Francisco Center Shopping Mall with countless shopping outlets is situated 600m from the hotel.

Popular areas
  • Nob Hill
    400 m
Shopping Areas
Amusement
Museums
  • California Assembly of Local
    200 m
  • San Francisco Performances Inc
    300 m
  • Jewish Museum San Francisco
    400 m
  • Silent Film Festival
    400 m
  • California Poets in the School
    400 m
  • Non Profit Finance Fund
    500 m
Halls
  • Renaissance Ballroom
    200 m
  • Post Street Pavilion
    200 m
  • P S 449 Performance Studios
    300 m
Universities, Institutes
  • Career Resources Development
    200 m
  • Great Western University
    300 m
  • Jean Shelton Acting School
    300 m
  • Trinity College
    400 m
  • Accent Study Abroad
    400 m
  • Cal Dream Svc
    400 m
  • Fashion Institute of Design
    400 m
  • Brandon College
    400 m
  • Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts
    500 m
Theaters
  • Curran Theatre
    100 m
  • 100 m
  • American Conservatory Theater
    500 m
Underground Railway Stations
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    400 m

Local Attractions

  • Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround
    1.5km
    1 S Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
  • Washington Square
    1.6km
    Union Street and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
  • Japan Center
    1.6km
    Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, San Francisco
  • SS. Peter and Paul Church
    1.6km
    666 Filbert Street, San Francisco
  • Columbus Avenue
    1.6km
    San Francisco, CA

Near the hotel

  • Marrakech Magic Theater
    110 m
    419 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco
  • SHN Curran Theatre
    70 m
    445 Geary Street, San Francisco
  • American Conservatory Theater
    100 m
    415 Geary Street, San Francisco
  • Our Little Theater
    110 m
    287 Ellis Street, San Francisco
  • The Alcove Theater
    150 m
    414 Mason Street, San Francisco
  • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church
    210 m
    330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
  • TIX Bay Area
    300 m
    350 Powell Street, San Francisco

Restaurants Nearby

  • Grand Cafe

    61% likes this, based on 233 reviews
    Food: French, Contemporary, Café, Californian
    Price Range: USD 42 - USD 81

    40 m
    501 Geary St

    Phone: (415) 292-0101

  • La Scene Cafe and Bar

    58% likes this, based on 43 reviews
    Food: Mediterranean, Café, Californian
    Price Range: USD 5 - USD 38

    10 m
    490 Geary St

    Phone: 415-292-6430

  • Colibri Mexican Bistro

    70% likes this, based on 379 reviews
    Food: Mexican, Bistro
    Price Range: USD 23 - USD 32

    80 m
    438 Geary St

    Phone: 415-440-2737

  • David's Delicatessen & Restaurant

    Food: Delicatessen, Sandwiches
    Price Range: USD 11 - USD 16

    40 m
    474 Geary Street

    Phone: 415-276-5950

  • Velvet Room at Cliff Hotel

    63% likes this, based on 55 reviews
    Food: Californian

    30 m
    495 Grary Street
Getting there.

San Francisco Airport is located within a 20-minute drive by taxi from the hotel.
By private car it will cost USD139 to reach the hotel.
By taxi it costs USD45 to get to the hotel.
Shuttle, which you may take directly at the airport, costs USD15.
By BART it costs $5.15 per person.
Take the Blue line towards Dublin/Pleasanton to the Powell Street stop. Exit and start going north on Powell Street. Walk three blocks and then make a left on Geary. Walk two more blocks. Clift is located at 495 Geary Street.

Getting around.

The Bart Market Street and Powell Street station is situated within walking distance from the hotel.
The bus stops and cable cars are located nearby the hotel.
Valet parking is provided at the hotel at USD50 per day.

Clift Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Clift

Average guest rating

3.2
out of 5
Good
Based on 31 reviews

Rating by category:

Rooms
3.0
Service
2.8
Value
3.1
Dining
2.7
Location
4.1

Individual guest reviews

  • Location is great and the rooms are perfect and as close as is to the street traffic the rooms are really quiet. The design of this hotel is cool and the reception is extremely efficient and helpful. Beds super comfy and beautiful crisp bed linen, the vibe in the Redwood Bar on a Saturday night is equal to some of the best in the world.

    No free coffee in lobby and bathroom tiny. Bathtub doesn't drain well.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.4
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
  • The location was nice midtown, the gym was well equipt for a city hotel and the lobby area was very trendy and the bar was great. Rooms made the clift memorable.

    Bathrooms way too small and needs a good Spa and Restaurant.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.0
    • Location
      3
    • Rooms
      4
    • Value
      4
    • Dining
      4
  • The location was perfect and the decor was great. The staff were incredible and attentive, rooms were nice and clean. The bar was good fun.

    Bathroom light switch on opposite side of bathroom door was poor design and shower ran only hot and cold.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.0
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      3
    • Value
      5
  • Central location for san fran' and s a block up from Union Square. A great design hotel and price was reasonable. The pleasant staff were always helpful and shower was amazing.

    Only the dull lighting in the public areas and especially the Adagio across the road gives for free. Room decor was tacky poor soundproofing, service was slow and bathroom were a tab smaller then expected.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.4
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      4
  • Great atmosphere and good service.

    Its location, just 2 blocks from Union Square could not be better.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.7
    • Location
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      4
  • Good atmosphere and great staff. Nice bar, very noisy and crowded late night.

    The location is on the very edge of being in the worst area of the city.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.1
    • Location
      3
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      5
  • The location of the hotel was amazing and the Local Bar was great.

    The room was not as good as i expected.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.1
    • Rooms
      3
    • Value
      5
    • Dining
      4
  • Fantastic location and great place, the lobby looked good, professional staff. I really really liked the room and nice bartender in the bar.

    Mirrors at foot and head of bed are bad luck.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.6
    • Rooms
      3
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      4
  • Fantastic location for all of the Downtown activities and good value. Great lobby bar and staff seemed helpful. Bed very comfortable, liked the duvet.

    Ended up downgrading our room to a lower floor level.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.0
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      5
  • Location front desk, decor good and great lobby. Staff very accomadating and helpful, nice beds.

    Rooms tiny and bar closed during the day. Ridiculous prices for drinks.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.7
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      3
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      4
    • Dining
      4
  • The service was good and the location ideal for getting around the city, bar staff were arragont and rude.

    Room was small.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.9
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      4
  • Good location and design oriented portrayal. Great ambiance in the lobby and great, friendly staff. Loved the eclectic furniture and the bar was very nice.

    The rooms desperately need to be updated.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.1
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      3
    • Value
      4
  • Good location, great hotel bar and nice lobby and modern. The staff attractive and courteous, wonderful bed.

    Our room was old and needing updating.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.0
    • Location
      3
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      4
  • The location was close to Union Square is a good base to explore sf, the staff is great and the Redwood Room is a gorgeous historic bar.

    Small bathrooms, limited avaiLable restaurant options.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.9
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      5
    • Dining
      4
  • Locations very good and staffs friendly and polite, great hotel, nice lobby bar. Beds in rooms very comfortable.

    Bathrooms too small, poor breakfast for the price charged.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.5
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Value
      5
    • Dining
      4
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