Clift Hotel - San Francisco  4 stars

495 Geary Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102  show mapSave
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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


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.

City Center San Francisco - 1.0 mi
Airports Oakland International Airport (OAK) - 11.4 mi, San Francisco International (SFO) - 11.7 mi
Train Stations F Market Street Car - 1.1 mi, Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station - 1.2 mi
Underground stations BART - Powell St. Station - 1700 ft, BART - Civic Center Station - 3000 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Grand Cafe (cuisine: French, Contemporary, Café) - 200 ft, Colibri Mexican Bistro (cuisine: Mexican, Bistro) - 300 ft
Beaches North Beach - 4200 ft


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. 


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.


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.

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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Trouser Press
  • Tour desk

Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge

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

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 52 per day.

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Printers
  • Internet corner
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Tennis
  • Night club
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Tennis court
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Library
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Mirror
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Hair dryer
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Internet access
  • CD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Hi-Fi



from  3 am


until  11 am

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. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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

Standard Room
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Clift Standard Room
Clift Standard Room
Clift Standard Room
Bed type: King Size bed or Double beds or 2 Single beds

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.

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    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.

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      Deluxe Room
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      Clift Deluxe Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or Double beds

      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.

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        Clift Studio
        Clift Studio
        Clift Studio
        Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed or 1 Super-King Size bed

        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.

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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.

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          Clift Suite
          Clift Suite
          Clift Suite
          Bed type: Queen Size bed or King Size bed or Double Bed

          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.

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            Deluxe Suite
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            Clift Deluxe Suite
            Clift Deluxe Suite
            Clift Deluxe Suite
            Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or 1 Single bed

            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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              Clift LocationWhat's nearby

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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
                1400 ft
              Places of interest
              Shopping areas
              • Ruby Skye
                400 ft
              • Fascination
                1700 ft
              • California Assembly of Local
                700 ft
              • San Francisco Performances Inc
                1000 ft
              • Jewish Museum San Francisco
                1400 ft
              • California Poets in the School
                1400 ft
              • Silent Film Festival
                1400 ft
              • Luggage Store
                1700 ft
              • Renaissance Ballroom
                700 ft
              • Post Street Pavilion
                700 ft
              • P S 449 Performance Studios
                1000 ft
              • Show Folks of America
                1700 ft
              Universities, Institutes
              • Career Resources Development
                700 ft
              • 1000 ft
              • Jean Shelton Acting School
                1000 ft
              • Accent Study Abroad
                1400 ft
              • Cal Dream Svc
                1400 ft
              • Trinity College
                1400 ft
              • Brandon College
                1400 ft
              • Fashion Institute of Design
                1400 ft
              Medical care and Hospitals
              Underground stations

              Local Attractions

              • Washington Square
                5100 ft
                Union Street and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
              • Japan Center
                5200 ft
                Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, San Francisco
              • SS. Peter and Paul Church
                5300 ft
                666 Filbert Street, San Francisco
              • Lafayette Park
                1.0 mi
                Washington, Sacramento, Gough and Laguna Streets, San Francisco
              • Japantown
                1.0 mi
                Post and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco

              Near the hotel

              • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church
                700 ft
                330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
              • Grace Cathedral
                1800 ft
                1100 California Street, San Francisco
              • International Art Museum of America
                2000 ft
                1025 Market Street, San Francisco
              • Museum of Craft and Folk Art
                2200 ft
                51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
              • Metreon Sony Entertainment Center
                2300 ft
                101 Fourth Street, San Francisco
              • Contemporary Jewish Museum
                2400 ft
                736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets), San Francisco
              • California Historical Society
                2500 ft
                678 Mission Street, San Francisco

              Restaurants Nearby

              • Grand Cafe

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

                200 ft
                501 Geary St

                Phone: (415) 292-0101

              • Colibri Mexican Bistro

                68% likes this, based on 371 reviews
                Cuisine: Mexican, Bistro
                Price Range: USD 23 - USD 32

                300 ft
                438 Geary St

                Phone: 415-440-2737

              • La Scene Cafe and Bar

                60% likes this, based on 51 reviews
                Cuisine: Mediterranean, Café, Californian
                Price Range: USD 5 - USD 38

                100 ft
                490 Geary St

                Phone: 415-292-6430

              • Dottie's True Blue Cafe

                76% likes this, based on 666 reviews
                Cuisine: American, Café
                Price Range: USD 2 - USD 21

                500 ft
                28 6th Street

                Phone: 4158852767

              • Fino Bar & Ristorante

                73% likes this, based on 505 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian
                Price Range: USD 26 - USD 101

                400 ft
                624 Post Street

                Phone: (415) 928-2080

              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

              out of 10
              Very good
              Based on 67 reviews

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              Individual guest reviews

              • Single

                the warm welcome of the staff as well as the location.

                • Average rating
              • Couple

                It has the most fantastic atmosphere! Love the the big chair, I felt like a little kid

                • Average rating
              • Single

                All in all pretty good, the lobby looked good, the bar was good fun and it was a great location

                Slightly over priced - very small rooms.

                • Average rating
              • Family with children

                Good: Rooms are a good size. Ceilings are tall. Water pressure and temperature excellent. Decor good.

                Bad: Smoking leaked in from other rooms or floors. Lobby lounge area too dark. Bar closed during the day!

                • Average rating
              • Group of friends

                Good location, bar was nice.

                Bathroom was very small, old and not so clean. Noisy from outside hall way.

                • Average rating
              • Couple


                Did not honor my request to be on higher floor. Was given a room on the 3rd floor and could hear the noise from the street.

                • Average rating
              • Couple

                shower was amazing

                front hallway was a little dim. bathroom light switch on opposite side of bathroom door was poor design.

                • Average rating
              • Single

                Price we were offered for city center hotel,helpful staff and comfort

                • Average rating
              • Couple

                Trendy Hotel with a great lounge and night life. Good for vacation (not for business maybe)

                Needs a good Spa and Restaurant

                • Average rating
              • Single

                The location

                2 glasses of champagne was $40 what a rip off!

                • Average rating
              • Older travelers

                The location of the hotel was amazing. YOu were walking distance to great shopping and several of the sites. In addition, the entire staff was extremely helpful with directions and advise on places to see. We loved it!

                • Average rating
              • Single

                room was small, and not enough electrical outlets

                • Average rating
              • Group of friends

                Loved the eclectic furniture. Beds super comfy and beautiful crisp bed linen. Good bar. Nice doormen and appreciated the use of the hotel cars.

                Only the dull lighting in the public areas.

                • Average rating
              • Older travelers

                the atmosphere/style of hotel; staff (particularly doormen); location; price was reasonable

                charged 15 a day for internet - this is unusual (build into price if you have to); being charged for local calls

                • Average rating
              • Couple

                We over paid for a room that offered a city view when in reality it was a view of a concrete wall. Also for a hotel that is considered luxurious, the room was cheaply done and very understated. I have stayed at two other Morgans Group Hotels before and had an amazing experience. This hotel under exceeded its reputation, especially with our room stay.

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