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Clift Hotel San Francisco

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Laguna Beach, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

First time at the Clift Hotel in San Fran. I thought the hotel was very well managed, rooms were clean and staff were friendly and attentive. The hotel has an excellent location a few blocks from Union Square. There is a happening bar in the lobby if you're in the mood for that kind of thing. All in all a...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is ok - good design and great location. When you check in they immediately hit you with a 'hotel charge' of $28 per night to use the gym, internet and some scam $10 credit in the hotel bar. Last I checked use of the gym and facilities was included in the room rate...and internet is free everywhere...if wifi...

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Torreon
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Second time that I stay at this hotel, location is great, good price considering the area, piano bar located around the corner, plenty of restaurants and bars, good for shopping too, Shuttle to the airport stops in front of the hotel...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cramped old, dirty and decrepit. Not what you would expect for a 'luxury' hotel. Having visited many times over the years, it's really feeling like an urgent facelift is required. The bar still has a great vibe most nights of the week, but I'd stay elsewhere and just come for the cocktails.

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West Hollywood, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staff is super cool. Like I can't say that enough. On the second time I stayed they were like welcome back, but it wasn't like that random welcome back you get, they were like "oh, it's you! :)" so yay! Decor is classy and they have a couple of cool little areas to chill at (huge chair, there's an awesome...

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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 five star review! Thank you for sharing your feedback. Our team takes great pride in ensuring our guests have a memorable experience, complemented by friendly and gracious hospitality. You certainly can’t miss an opportunity to take photos in our big chair- hopefully you got some great selfies! We look forward to welcoming you back...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We (2 adults + 2 children) stayed here for a week in March 2017. The lady at the front desk (unfortunately we forgot her name but she was great) upgraded us from a double bed room to a small suite because she didn't have a "quiet" double bed room for us. The cleanliness, level of service and quality of the...

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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 delighted to hear that you enjoyed various aspects of your stay- from the friendly and attentive hospitality demonstrated by our team to our mere perfect location. Your feedback is most appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you and your family back again.

Minneapolis
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The cliff is very central located close to restaurants and shops. Everybody at the hotel was very nice. The room was fine, I like the speakers. The hotel in general is nice, I love the lobby. But I really think the rooms should be remodel or fixed. Looks like a hotel was pretty cool 8 years ago, but doesn't seem...

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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 feedback. Although we love to hear you found our team to be friendly and enjoyed our central location, we are sorry to hear of your disappointment with your accommodations. Please know that we remain committed to a great guest experience and are in the process of taking appropriate measures to enhance...

Santa Rosa, CA
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The people here could not have been more helpful. We only stayed one night but everyone was cheerful. We enjoyed a cocktail in their bar. The big fireplace in the lobby felt good after we came back from our dinner out. I would stay here again.

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

We are thrilled to receive your five star review! Thank you for posting your kind comments on Trip Advisor. From the friendly and attentive service provided by our team to the crafted cocktails served in the Redwood Room, it's great to hear you enjoyed various aspects of your stay for which we are known. Please come back and visit us...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Clift hotel was great and the location is ideal for both business and leisure. Although the rooms need to be updated as the tub had large and visible chips on them, and the furniture had visible stains as well. The bathrooms are very small with little counter space. The Studio room was nice and very well lit. The beds...

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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 happy to hear you enjoyed our central location and comfortable beds, we regret to hear of the condition of your bathroom. We certainly understand that our 100-year old building requires much attention, and we are in the process of taking appropriate measures to enhance...

Paris, France
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a bad experience during the Checkin: Long time to find the reservation, wrong number of days and no smile During the Check-out, all was ok but I saw a wrong debit in my credit card and never had a bill The contact afte rmy stay to understand was horrible: Impossible to reach the Back-Office and the front desk...

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

We are deeply dismayed to receive your review and hear about the issues you encountered during your stay. Please know that your experience does not properly reflect our core values or our commitment to our guests. I assure you that our service culture is nurtured with an emphasis on warm, gracious and friendly hospitality, with a focus on being attentive...

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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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: $307 - $679 (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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“We were on the 14th floor and had good views over the city”
Sandra12b, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“i had a studio room/junior suite, high floor and quite. Was not too impressed with standard room on last stay sometime back.”
Hmazhar, 7 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for rooms that do not look into the interior well or that are below floor 8”
greener_007, 1 May 2017 | Read review
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“Allow room windows to open easier as too stuffy to sleep”
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