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Clift Hotel San Francisco

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San Francisco
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved the whole feeling of this hotel.The design of the room was genius, because of the double mirrors and the serene color scheme a relatively small room felt enormous. The Bar area and the Lobby cozy and welcoming.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a funky hotel located near many galleries on third street. The rooms are comfortable, although not luxurious. Fantastic value in San Francisco, where it is typically so expensive. Staff is friendly. Bar is convenient. SF Art Exchange, Chandran Gallery, Weinstein Gallery, John Pence and Martin Lawrence Galleries - all super close.

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Better than the others in the neighborhood for sure. I've stayed in several other Union Square hotels and staying at the Clift is kind of a perfect boutique experience. Definitely recommended to all travellers.

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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Clift is cool and contemporary without losing the refinements that a good hotel should have. It offers a discreet and understated service that just seems to get out of the way rather than in it. Check in and out is quick and easy and rooms are nicely decorated with good beds and nothing surplus to requirements. Breakfast was a...

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Seattle
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is a few blocks away from Union Square, so it's really good for the shoppers. Lots of fast food, various restaurants nearby. The hotel is a bit odd. Walking into the lobby, you feel like you're in a chic place. Very nice, trendy lobby. But when you leave the lobby to head to your room, things start getting...

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Holmdel
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel needs updating, The rooms and lobby are worn out and dark. This is not chic. There should be a security type key to get in the elevator to go to your room. The bathroom fixtures, lamps, are all worn out and old.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

At the Clift for one night for business. First impressions were favorable based on lobby and check in. Person was helpful and gave me details I needed on hotel. Went down hill when I got upstairs. Hotel needs to be remodeled. Room was tired. HVAC didn't work properly, so room smelled moldy. Liked the courtyard side of building - quiet,...

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

While we appreciate you taking the time to share feedback about your recent visit, we regret to hear of the issues and disappointment with your stay. We certainly understand that our 100-year old building requires much attention, and we are in the process of taking appropriate measures to enhance items in our rooms and bathrooms. Every effort is made to...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Contemporary rooms and clean bedding sheets. In-house restaurant food tastes great and offers wide choice. I would not suggest staying in the rooms adjacent to the elevator shaft due to noise. top floor rooms offer great views of San Francisco.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed several aspects of your stay which sets Clift apart- from the friendly service provided by our team to our spacious accommodations. As you mentioned, Clift is in a good location and walking distance to Union Square- the hub to...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Location, very close to union square. Rooms were spacious and comfortable. Room service was excellent. Staff was friendly and helpful, they helped decide on some restaurants that turned out be quite good.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed several aspects of your stay which sets Clift apart- from the friendly service provided by our team to our spacious accommodations. As you mentioned, Clift is in a good location and walking distance to Union Square- the hub to...

Napa, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a studio room for a one night stay to celebrate our anniversary. This was our first visit to this property and overall I'd say it was worth the cost. However, we expected more. We checked in late, 630pm, on a Friday night and the front desk interaction was not impressive. Upon walking into the lobby we had high...

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

We appreciate you taking the time to share your valuable feedback. Although we are happy to hear that you choose Clift to help celebrate your Anniversary, we are equally as disappointed to hear that our team failed to make it special. I assure you that our service culture is nurtured with an emphasis on warm, gracious and friendly hospitality, with...

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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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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $288 - $635 (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
#40 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#49 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#64 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
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