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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there for 3 nights Nov 11-14, 2016. Seamless experience from arrival to departure: Check-in = phenomenal. Concierge = top-notch & brilliant recommendations. Redwood room = eclectic atmosphere & excellent service. We will definitely be staying at Clift again when we return to SFO!!!!

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Thank mpqdms
Clift_Hotel_Manager, Director of Rooms at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your five star review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed various aspects of your stay for which we are known- from the friendly and attentive service provided by our team to the renowned Redwood Room. Our team strives to ensure each guest has a memorable visit from arrival to departure. We can’t wait to... More 

Santa Ana, California
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61 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a San Francisco landmark that has been updated with the interior architectural touch of the Mad Hatter. Public spaces host comfortable couches and music (rather than Musak), over sized chairs as objects d'art and plenty of redwood walls. Rooms are small with modern touches. Morning coffee in the lobby, not the room. Still, all and all, an interesting... More 

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Clift_Hotel_Manager, Director of Rooms at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback. Fashioned by the renowned Philippe Starck, Clift is known for it’s contemporary and modern design. In fact, each design element was thoughtfully planned out and our furnishings are unique, lending to a sense of diversity which only helps establish Clift as a distinctive choice in San Francisco. We hope you will allow us to welcome you... More 

Lima, Peru
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite some issues at the check in, I very much enjoyed my stay at the Clift Hotel. Beautiful rooms, great WiFi, very friendly staff, good breakfast, complimentary coffee, and of course the great Red bar/lounge. I would definitely come back!

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Clift_Hotel_Manager, Director of Rooms at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review on Trip Advisor. While we are sorry to hear of the issues you encountered at check-in, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the rest of your stay at Clift. Our team takes great pride in ensuring our guests have a memorable experience, complemented by friendly and gracious hospitality. We look forward to... More 

San Jose, California
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62 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Clift Hotel is a remarkable recreation that has left nothing to undone. From the giant chair in the lobby (photo opportunity) to the individual rooms which have unique layouts. Great for a business stay or romantic time. The Curran theater is next door and the ACT theater adjacent to that. Across the street is David's Deli- a long time... More 

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Clift_Hotel_Manager, Director of Rooms at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review

We are thrilled to receive your five star review! From the friendly and attentive service provided by our team to the unique and modern design infused throughout Clift, it’s nice to hear you enjoyed various aspects of your stay which our guests have come to love and appreciate. Whether staying for business or pleasure, we look forward to welcome you... More 

Overland Park, Kansas
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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at The Clift Hotel for three nights when traveling to San Francisco for some concerts. Had stayed at the same hotel about 7 years ago. It has a cool vibe, nice staff but the hotel bar/restaurant does not open until 5:00 p.m. The bar/restaurant had good food for the few hours open for breakfast, however it would be nice... More 

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Clift_Hotel_Manager, Director of Rooms at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Clift! We appreciate you taking the time to share comments about your recent stay. Our team prides themselves on delivering original guest experiences in a friendly, attentive and gracious manner. While the Redwood Room does not open until 5pm, Room Service is available for lunch with several delectable options to choose from. We appreciate your feedback... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel tries too hard to be cool. I liked the way the decor looks, but it's not comfortable -- the sofas in the "living room" area off the lobby are too low, the music is too loud, the service too infrequent. The bar off the lobby plays generic bass heavy music so loud that you can't have a conversation, and... More 

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Clift_Hotel_Manager, Director of Rooms at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are sorry to hear of your dissatisfaction with your stay. As a boutique hotel, Clift is designed to offer a unique and original guest experience, complemented by friendly and gracious hospitality. Although the Redwood Room is known for it’s lively ambiance, drinks are also available in the Living Room for a more intimate... More 

Morristown,NJ
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171 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is perfectly fine in most regards, but I guess I am just not hip enough to appreciate all the weirdly oversized furniture and other quirky touches. If you are over a certain age you probably won't feel comfortable going into the bar at night for a drink. Breakfast was also astronomically expensive.

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Clift_Hotel_Manager, Director of Rooms at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback. Fashioned by the renowned Philippe Starck, Clift is known for it’s contemporary and modern design. From the iconic big chair in the lobby to the lavender color infused throughout the hotel, each design element was thoughtfully planned out in order to capture an inspired fusion of old-world glamour with distinctly modern energy. Should guests not choose... More 

Palo Alto, California
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great service at times, at other times miscommunications, delays, etc. Overall positive experience. A few employees really stood out with their wonderful attitudes, and the rest were fairly average. Clean for an older building, but decor and furniture are a bit outdated. Great views from the top floors.

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Clift_Hotel_Manager, Director of Rooms at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. While we are happy to hear that you had an overall positive experience, we are sorry to hear of the delays in service and other issues you encountered. Your feedback will be shared with the team and we will evaluate our processes to ensure we are providing a seamless experience for our guests. We certainly... More 

Miami, Florida
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51 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've stayed here many times for the last 8 years and it's time for upgrade. The rug in the rooms are old and a little dirty. The AC could be better. There is no restaurant anymore so you have room service or food at their bar. It's a good hotel but it seems like the parent company does not want... More 

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Clift_Hotel_Manager, Director of Rooms at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review

We appreciate you sharing feedback about your recent experience. Although Clift just celebrated our 100-year Centennial, we are committed to an exceptional guest experience and are continuously making improvements and enhancements to our hotel- including various items in our guest rooms and bathrooms. In fact, there are several capital projects currently being scheduled as we continue to maintain and enhance... More 

Birmingham
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice rooms that slept our party of 3 in comfort. Very helpful lobby team who were always happy to help out. The lobby had some interesting design features and looked pretty cool too. Was easy to get to the major landmarks we wanted to see during our trip.

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Clift_Hotel_Manager, Director of Rooms at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor. From the attentive and friendly service provided by our team to our central location, we are happy to hear you enjoyed various aspects of your stay which our guests have come to love. As you mentioned, Clift is close proximity to several landmarks including Union Square, the iconic cable cars and... More 

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An inspired fusion of old-world hotel elegance with distinctly contemporary energy and glamour, the nearly century-old CLIFT’s modern and daring sense of diversity perfectly captures the city’s spirit. Steps from Union Square shopping and the legendary Nob Hill, CLIFT is perfectly located for sightseeing, shopping and socializing. Designed by Philippe Starck, the soaring lobby contains one of the most eclectic furniture collections in all of California ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clift Hotel San Francisco

Address: 495 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-1222
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: ₹ 13,092 - ₹ 32,010 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Clift Hotel San Francisco 4*
Number of rooms: 372
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Clift San Francisco
San Francisco Clift Hotel
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#27 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#41 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#41 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#49 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#64 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
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