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Clift Hotel San Francisco
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

I have stayed at The Clift a number of times and will never get tired of it. The staff is friendly and attentive. Matthew always takes great care of us! He is awesome. The redwood room is always buzzing with a great vibe. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. The beds comfortable. The only negative was the water pressure in the shower, it seemed off. I would highly recommend and stay each time when in San Francisco.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank AmandaAlicia
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john f, Front Office Manager at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2012

AmandaAlicia,

Thank you for taking the time to fill out a TripAdvisor review! We're so happy that this is your favorite place and we are looking forward to many more visits from you!

Also, thank you for recognizing Matthew, our Hotel Manager. He's an amazing leader and inspires all of the staff to live the core values!

Best,

John

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Reviewed 6 August 2012

Stayed 3 nights in one of the Deluxe King rooms. Hotel was nice, the room was fairly dated though. Staff was extremely nice and we enjoyed getting drinks down in the Redwood Room. Nothing really bad about this place...the hotel is in a great location (Union Square) and it is comparable to the Westin across the street. If you prefer a boutique hotel, this place is it.

Room Tip: Get a room on a higher floor if the sound of traffic bothers you. Also, if you are arriving late, call the hotel in advance and let them know.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

We have been wanting to stay here for ages and have been in the bar many times, so were excited about this stay. Check in was smooth and the lobby itself is really cool, very chic. Then we reached the room and were immediately disappointed - yes, it was only a standard room, but for the price and the expectation, the room was small and pokey, the furniture looked old and run down and the bathroom had standing room for 1 person only, so we had to take turns to get ready. It was clean though, although the noise from the street below woke me up once or twice.

Wanted to like it so much...what made things worse is that the Velvet Room was closed for renovation, so we couldn't even have a drink at our favorite bar.

We have stayed in other places in Union Square area and, sadly, we would not come back here to stay, definitely for drinks though

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank tonitone
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CliftFOM, Front Office Manager at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2013

Hello Tonitone,

I am so disappointed about the review. I am happy you enjoy the Redwood Room and you love the lobby, but I am terribly sorry about your room. Did you happen to mention this to anyone during your stay? We would have loved the opportunity to go above and beyond to make sure you felt comfortable. Please visit soon.

Sincerely,

Ian

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Reviewed 4 August 2012

We stayed here for two nights in late July 2012 and checking in late (10pm) on a Saturday night found ourselves on the 2nd floor right above the cool bar/club beneath, which is like having a subwoofer strapped under your bed. We are a young-ish couple so we partied down stairs for a while but after a long drive it is quite annoying having music pimping (vibrating until 2am) both nights. This itself is not so bad as we were after a cool hotel anyway.

The good:Good location (few homeless people around still, though but thats SF) cool bar, trendy feel/decor. Service was solid throughout.

The bad: $57 per day valet parking, no water, wireless that is slower than my first modem i bought in 1995(they made up for this by removing from bill, but still this is SF!!). Room is on the small side, as is the bathroom.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

My partner and I had the pleasure of staying at the Clift Hotel from the 22nd June for 6 nights. We arrived late after a 22 hrs trip from Australia and it was so nice to be greeted by pleasant staff. Our room was on a high floor as I had requested and whilst not huge it was more than comfortable and most important quiet.
Right in the heart of San Francisco we could walk everywhere to see the sites and more importantly ..SHOP!
The guys on the front door were always there with a cheerful good morning or evening and were extremely helpful with directions.
If you want to stay in a classy hotel but don't want to pay through the roof for the pleasure then I would highly recommend The Clift Hotel.
The foyer always has a blazing fire, some really unusual Art furniture and a great bar. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Ask for one on a high floor.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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