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The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

Star Rating
4 out of 5
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4.1 / 5Very Good
4,249 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Westfield San Francisco Centre
    7 min walk
  • Popular Location
    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
    13 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
    13 min walk
  • Airport
    San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.)
    19 min drive

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    About this area

    San Francisco

    The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel is located in San Francisco's Downtown San Francisco neighbourhood, an area with good shopping. TransAmerica Pyramid and Lombard Street are notable landmarks, and some of the area's popular attractions include Aquarium of the Bay and Pier 39. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Oracle Park or Cow Palace. Our guests appreciate the hotel's central location for the sightseeing and nightlife. It's also convenient for public transport: Powell St. Station is 8 minutes by foot and Civic Center Station is 11 minutes.

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    4.8/5 guest location rating

    Guests like it for

    • Walkable (1485 reviews)
    • Great shopping (919 reviews)
    • Good places to eat (874 reviews)

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Westfield San Francisco Centre - 7 min walk
    • Popular Location
      San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 13 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - 13 min walk
    • Popular Location
      TransAmerica Pyramid - 2 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Coit Tower - 5 min drive

    Getting around

    • Powell St. Station - 8 min walk
    • San Francisco 22nd Street Station - 13 min drive
    • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 25 min drive

    About this property

    The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

    Historic San Francisco hotel in Downtown San Francisco, walk to Westfield San Francisco Centre
    Along with a bar/lounge, this hotel has valet parking and coffee/tea in a common area. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a business centre and a 24-hour front desk are on-site. Rooms feature minibars, room service (during limited hours) and rainfall showerheads. Other amenities available to guests include coffee/tea makers, hairdryers and safes.
    Guest accommodation at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel offers a safe and a hairdryer. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are provided. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available.
    Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This 4-star property offers access to a business centre. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. This historic hotel also offers coffee/tea in common area, room service (during limited hours) and a lift. On-site parking is available (surcharge). Guests can use the indoor pool and health club at a partner property.

    Awards and affiliations

    Green/Sustainable Property
    This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

    Renovations and closures

    This property will be closed from 19 September 2019 until 08 January 2020 for renovations and will resume operation once the renovation has been completed (completion date subject to change).  


    Special check-in instructions

    For guests with pets, a pet indemnity form must be filled out at the Front Desk when checking-in. An additional cleaning fee may be applied after check-out, if necessary. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
    • Free cribs (infant beds)!


    • Up to 20 lb/9 kg

    Payment types at the property

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    Important information


    You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    The resort fee includes:
    • Fitness centre access
    • Internet access
    • Phone calls
    • Additional inclusions

    We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

    • A fee will be charged for use of certain facilities

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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    Property amenities


    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • Valet parking (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    • 1 bar
    • Room service available
    • Coffee/tea in a common area

    Family friendly

    • Free cots/infant beds


    • Lift

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Luggage storage

    Business services

    • Business centre
    • Meeting rooms


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • Roll-in shower

    Room amenities


    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Climate control (heating)
    • Free cots/infant beds
    • Linens


    • Hairdryer
    • Rainfall showerhead
    • Shower
    • Towels


    • premium channels

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Minibar


    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone
    • Safe

    Nearby things to do


    • Golf
    • Health club access
    • Indoor pool access

    Very Good

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

    Great customer service; rooms overall are nice but a bit dated.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2018

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
    • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

    Julianna is an amazing cocktail waitress!!! Redwood Room is amazing!!

    Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

    5/5 Excellent

      This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2019


      • Liked: Staff & service
      • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

      As you walk in it appears to be an upscale hotel until you actually get your room. The star rating is deceiving. I would’ve rather stayed at a holiday in express than this place. The carpet looks over 10 years old. The bathroom was dated and gross. The bathtub surface was peeling and everything in the room was so dated. After traveling for the last 12 hours, multiple delayed flights and arriving after midnight, this was not the place I wanted to be. If I had arrived at my intended time I would’ve canceled this reservation and found another place. They are about to undergo a renovation but it should’ve happened pre-Y2K.

      Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019


      • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

      The hotel did not communicate the extent of the construction underway. Jackhammers started at 6:40 am and after notifying the hotel, they said that the workers weren't supposed to start till 8 am but they did nothing about it. They could not refund a portion of the room because it was pre-paid through Expedia. The front desk was not staffed upon arrival aprox 11 pm and took 10 minutes for them to find someone.

      Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

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