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Clift Hotel San Francisco

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

...... But then there are plenty of other hotels to choose from! Not a fan of poorly lit public areas, usually done to hide something. Also, not a fan of unnecessary drapes, but I suppose that is just personal taste. At check-in we were told that we would have a lovely view of the city from our 13th floor room....

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had a studio room with enough space and high up, therefore quiet but only one window and therefore pretty dark. Very good service from the concierge, good room service as well. Unfortunately the service at the breakfast room was unfriendly and slow, and the dishes were unclean and filthy. The whole hotel needs a renovation ir better cleaning services, starting...

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London, UK
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have stayed at the Clift many times over the years but have to say that the rooms are starting to look a little dated. The hi-fi has an ancient iPod 30-pin connector and there was just one row if plugs. To fit the array of plugs you need for recharging devices is tricky, and I twice brought my head...

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Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good place to stay, business or pleasure. Nicely located and has very friendly staff! Clean, spacious and well maintained rooms. Cosy decor and comformtable bed and seating!! Worth a stay!! Would stay again when next in SFO.

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

We are delighted to receive your kind feedback. Thank you for posting on Trip Advisor. It's nice to hear that you enjoyed various aspects of your stay which our guests have come to love- from the warm and friendly service provided by our team to our unique and modern décor. Please come back and visit us again on your next...

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was not large, but it felt great. The lobby is beautiful and you can't beat the location. No coffee maker in room - a small detail. The staff was very friendly and helpful from the beginning. The bar made great negronies...

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. From the warm and friendly service provided by our team to our central location, it's great to hear you enjoyed various aspects of your stay. No visit to Clift is complete without a trip to the Redwood Room- our iconic bar paneled with the wood of a single Redwood tree....

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have loved the Clift for years and stayed here many times. Great location. Large rooms. (I hear they are in the process of renovating them) Amazing bar with friendly servers and super cool decor. Lately, it has been a great value per night.

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

Thank you for posting your five star review on Trip Advisor! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and certainly appreciate your patronage. Our team takes great pride in ensuring our guests have a memorable experience, complemented by friendly and gracious hospitality. We look forward to hosting you on your next visit to San Francisco.

San Jose, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grubby run-down hotel that was suppose to be cool about 10 years ago. Front desk staff was rude and arrogant. They say, "Your welcome," as you approach the front desk. Dark and gloomy, and it reeks of cheap cologne. Walls are dirty and faucets in bathroom dripped all night - like an SRO. Basically, it is loaded with people coming...

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

We extremely regret to hear about your stay, which certainly does not reflect the guest experience for which Clift is known. I assure you that both management and staff are dedicated to providing a memorable and personalized stay for our guests -- one defined by friendly, attentive and gracious hospitality and exemplary attention to detail. Please know that your comments...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Clift is an interesting older hotel with a high "cool" factor. This was our second visit. The rooms are more art deco style and the deluxe was very roomy. Nice bar, good buffet breakfast. The rate was reasonable. However... It is older and the soundproofing isn't good at all. Street noise is very noticeable (we live in a downtown...

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

Thank you for taking the time to share feedback about your recent stay. While we are pleased to hear you enjoyed our modern décor, we regret to hear of the issues you encountered during your visit. Please know that should appointed accommodations not be satisfactory for any reason, we are happy to provide alternatives, as based upon availability. We are...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

This boutique hotel had a very fun vibe right at the heart of Union Square. Love the furniture! Love the Bar--- best margarita in town. My husband asked for a gin suggestion and the bartender gave him a tasting of several local gins....

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

We appreciate you taking the time to share your five star review on Trip Advisor! From the attentive service provided by our team to our central location, it's great to hear that you enjoyed various aspects of your visit for which Clift is known. We hope to welcome you and your husband back again! 

Chico, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was larger than expected. Westward facing with 2 windows that I could open. Beds were great. The chairs and couch were stylish but lacked comfort. Closet was a walk-in; bathroom was small but functional. Staff was helpful and courteous. Good overall location. Would return in a minute if I could get the same rate.

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

Thank you for sharing your five star review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed various aspects of your stay which our guests have come to love and appreciate- from the warm and gracious service provided by our team to our comfortable beds. As you mentioned, Clift is in a good location and located just steps from Union Square...

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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: $318 - $662 (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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Also Known As:
Clift San Francisco
San Francisco Clift Hotel
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#27 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#40 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#42 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#49 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#64 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
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