The Clift Royal Sonesta

495 Geary St., San Francisco, CA 94102 United States (USA) near Exit 2c b on I-80 (~1.1mi)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
4 Star Luxury Property
37.786954-122.411433
Cleaning Policy: Rigorous cleaning protocols, including frequent sanitizing of public areas and other high traffic/high contact touch points, using Ecolab hospital-grade (CDC-approved) cleaning products.​Signage and guidance to encourage appropriate physical distancing, limited-contact check-in/out procedures, modified food & beverage offerings, including single-serve items, hand sanitizer stations at Entrance, Front Desk, Fitness Center, Elevator, Lobby and other high traffic areas.Updated guest room cleaning and sanitizing protocols, following the latest CDC recommendations and using Ecolab hospital-grade (CDC-approved) cleaning products, sealing guest room doors for new arrivals, and removal of non-essential items.Room set-ups with appropriate physical distancing, removal of non-essential items, enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols, and modified food & beverage offerings, including single-serve items.
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  • Gym is available on property
  • 372 rooms in property
  • 16 floors in hotel
  • 26 suites in hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Group friendly rating of 7.5/10
  • 13 conference rooms in property

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Local Attractions

Union Square, over 80 boutique and flag ship designer stores, four live theatres, Ferry Building Farmer's Market, Market Street, Trolley Car hub, Castro District, Financial District, Golden Gate Park

Our Hotel Planner Expert Reviews of The Clift Royal Sonesta

Our expert hotel planners periodically visit and review the hotels we represent in person.
"Stylish and Edgy Luxury "
Overall Score4.5/ 5
Clift is a stunning and edgy hotel in the theater district of San Francisco. This property features striking pieces of furniture as art, such as their horn-rimmed throne and their over-sized cushioned chair, both found in the lobby. The rooms are spacious and artistically sparse, with soft elements such as pastel coloring and closet doors made of out curtains. Their sultry bar/lounge is a popular hot spot of the area, and is often packed early even during the week. This is a great hotel to host an event in - Besides their standard meeting spaces, the hotel is able to open a sliding door between their bar and restaurant, creating one large space, which makes for a great and edgy venue. This is a truly beautiful property. Families be warned, however, the property lies directly adjacent to the not-so-nice Tenderloin district, so this is not the best hotel to arbitrarily wander away from at night unless you know where you are going.
Aria T, a local HotelPlanner San Francisco expert from US flag
12-Jul-2013 Verified Review

Verified Reviews of The Clift Royal Sonesta

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Great Hotel Near Everything Downtown"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Very classy hotel near everything downtown. Also, our room had a wonderful shower!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
06-Jan-2014 Verified Review

Property Description

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel is a century-old gem. Originally opened by Frederick C. Clift in February 1915, the hotel has been an ever-evolving classic, drawing guests from all over the world. With significant updates, guests at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel will be welcomed by sophisticated and modern changes signifying a reawakening of the hotel's original craftsmanship fused with modern day San Francisco. Designed for beauty, adaptability and convenience, The Clift will become a place that reveals the past and embraces the accelerating pace of the future. The updated ambiance will engage traditional touches while enveloping the beauty of the city by the bay. The iconic Redwood Room will be refreshed, preserving its storied history and seductive ambiance. Other updates will also include the introduction of a new eatery and café; newly renovated function space to include a light-filled general session space with soaring two-story, floor-to-ceiling windows; and completion of the façade work on the exterior of the building. Located walking distance from San Francisco's shopping and financial districts, The Clift has long been considered one of the world's best hotels.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Year of Last Renovation: 2020
Floors: 16
Rooms: 372
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 372
Handicap Rooms: 8
Rooms with 1 Bed: 318
Rooms with 2 Beds: 54
Suites: 26
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 13 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 23128 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 200 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: 5:00PM - 12:00AM
FEMA Approved: Yes
Ownership: Sonesta Hotels & Resorts
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Group - Will negotiate based on booking window.
Nightly Parking: $59
Typical Group Deposit: 50%
Total Taxes: 16.45%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 8.50%
Occupancy Tax: 16.44%
Food and Beverage Tax: 24.00%
Audio Visual Tax: 24.00%
Parking Fee: 59.00 Per Night
Cleaning Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Porterage Fee: 7.50 Per Person (Optional)
Gym Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Spa Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Shipping Handling Fee: 0.00 Per Item
Additional Person Fee: 20.00 Per Person
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 14.95 Per Day
Rooms Wired Internet Fee: 14.95 Per Day
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 250.00 Per Day
Meeting Wired Internet Fee: 250.00 Per Day
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 24.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge: 24.00%
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 38.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost: 42.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost: 45.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost: 47.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost: 45.00 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost: 35.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost: 85.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost: 75.00 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 12.00 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 16.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Mini bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Office in room available
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hours room service
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • TV Channel: Showtime
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • TV room
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

SF0 14 miles/25 minutesOakland 18 miles/45 minutes

Local Shuttle Info: $17 shuttle service - one-way

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
We are pet friendly

Parking Info

Overnight parking is $59 + tax ($69 + tax for oversize vehicles)

Internet / WiFI

Guestroom & public space Internet is complimentary

Cleaning Policies

Rigorous cleaning protocols, including frequent sanitizing of public areas and other high traffic/high contact touch points, using Ecolab hospital-grade (CDC-approved) cleaning products.​Signage and guidance to encourage appropriate physical distancing, limited-contact check-in/out procedures, modified food & beverage offerings, including single-serve items, hand sanitizer stations at Entrance, Front Desk, Fitness Center, Elevator, Lobby and other high traffic areas.Updated guest room cleaning and sanitizing protocols, following the latest CDC recommendations and using Ecolab hospital-grade (CDC-approved) cleaning products, sealing guest room doors for new arrivals, and removal of non-essential items.Room set-ups with appropriate physical distancing, removal of non-essential items, enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols, and modified food & beverage offerings, including single-serve items.

About Sonesta

  • For long stays, check out the Sonesta ES studio suites
  • More than 55 properties in brand
  • For groups they can typically comp 1 room per 40

The Sonesta highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Clift a Morgan's Original in San Francisco, Clift Hotel, Clift Hotel San Francisco, Clift

Group and Meeting Promotions at The Clift Royal Sonesta

Below are the "hot dates" for The Clift Royal Sonesta. These are typically special promotions for groups and meetings during slower times of the year for the property.

May 01, 2021 - Sep 06, 2021
Low demand in the city
Posted on 26-Feb-2021

Restrictions may apply and these offers may change at any time.

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at The Clift Royal Sonesta

Rate fluctuations of The Clift Royal Sonesta

This chart illustrates seasonality of sleeping room prices for both our group prices and the best online individual traveler rates our system could find at the time the group bid was submitted. The best group/meeting discount shown is 56.1% in April 2021 and the highest average individual rate is $267 in the month of September 2021. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at The Clift Royal Sonesta in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at The Clift Royal Sonesta

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at The Clift Royal Sonesta.

Feel free to use the The Clift Royal Sonesta meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in San Francisco event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Moore 40 x 18 x 10 62440/402424--2724--/--4050--
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Moore

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
624 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
40 x 18 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Columns:
2
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Maybeck 30 x 34 x 10 1020--/601525302424--/--8080--
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Maybeck

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1020 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
30 x 34 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
2
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
Yes
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Boardroom 1 20 x 15 x 7 230--/----------8--/--------
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Boardroom 1

Room Type:
Boardroom
Total Size:
230 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
20 x 15 x 7 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
Fraser 24 x 42 x 8 908--/----------12--/--------
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Fraser

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
908 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
24 x 42 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Columns:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
Spanish Suite 34 x 22 x 12 748--/603042303020--/--70175--
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Spanish Suite

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
748 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
34 x 22 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
15
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
0
Windows:
6
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Calder 33 x 42 x 11 1271110/110--72--3836--/--140100--
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Calder

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1271 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
33 x 42 x 11 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Columns:
2
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Spanish Suite 72 x 44 x 11 237372/72--40----30--/--80120--
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Spanish Suite

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
2373 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
72 x 44 x 11 Ft.
Floor Level:
15
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Living Room 48 x 18 x 21 798--/--------------/----50--
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Living Room

Room Type:
Lobby
Total Size:
798 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
48 x 18 x 21 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • WIFI Internet
  • LAN Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Lobby 37 x 34 x 21 1285--/--------------/----62--
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Lobby

Room Type:
Lobby
Total Size:
1285 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
37 x 34 x 21 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • WIFI Internet
  • LAN Internet
  • Air Conditioning
Lobby, Living Room 48 x 52 x 21 2082--/--------------/----112--
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Lobby, Living Room

Room Type:
Lobby
Total Size:
2082 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
48 x 52 x 21 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • WIFI Internet
  • LAN Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Redwood & Applegarth 60 x 32 x 20 3445--/--------------/----275--
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Redwood & Applegarth

Room Type:
Restaurant / Lounge
Total Size:
3445 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
60 x 32 x 20 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
Yes
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Redwood Room 60 x 32 x 20 1564--/100------------/--100124--
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Redwood Room

Room Type:
Restaurant / Lounge
Total Size:
1564 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
60 x 32 x 20 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
Yes
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Applegarth Room 57 x 36 x 20 1872--/----90--3540--/--120131--
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Applegarth Room

Room Type:
Restaurant / Lounge
Total Size:
1872 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
57 x 36 x 20 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System

FAQs about The Clift Royal Sonesta

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 12:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does The Clift Royal Sonesta have?

There are 372 rooms in the property.

Is there any meeting space at The Clift Royal Sonesta?

Yes, they have 13 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

What parking is available at The Clift Royal Sonesta?

Overnight parking is $59 + tax ($69 + tax for oversize vehicles)

How much does internet cost?

Guestroom & public space Internet is complimentary

Is there a gym at The Clift Royal Sonesta?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Testimonials:

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"A joy to finally get a real person on the telephone that was willing to help me. You make finding a hotel that honors "groups" so much easier. She was very polite and helpful." A.S. - Norwalk, CT

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