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Clift - San Francisco

495 Geary St - San Francisco

Price starting from $ 288.43
An inspired combination of old-world elegance and distinctly contemporary glamour in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square, the recently refurbished Hotel Clift, A Morgans Original takes modern luxury to another level. The hotel is 2 blocks from Union Square, a half-mile from the Financial District, and 1 mile from the Embarcadero. Moscone Convention Center, Westfield Shopping Mall, and AT&T Park are also nearby.

Newly redesigned by Philippe Starck, the Clift is a wonderland for the jetsetters. From the surrealistic magic of its spacious lobby to the digital art exhibitions in its celebrated and now legendary Redwood Room, the Clift's daring new sense of diversity perfectly captures the city's spirit.

This romantic San Francisco hotel offers many benefits carefully designed to maximize your comfort and serenity.
Recreational amenities include fitness facilities and on-site bicycle rentals. Guests have access to a partner property's health club and indoor pool. 24-hour concierge services, ticket/tour assistance, and in-room dining (limited hours) are available. This San Francisco hotel has a business center that offers high-speed Internet access (surcharge), and a computer station. Complimentary wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available hotel-wide. In-room massages and spa services (surcharge), extensive banquet facilities, and private catering are just some of the upscale amenities available to all hotel guests. Metered street parking is available nearby.

Highly recommended for anyone that is looking for a fun and exciting place to stay, Hotel Clift, A Morgans Original is the ultimate choice for an unforgettable experience in San Francisco.

This hotel offers accessibility features such as raised/braille signage and special equipment for the deaf.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.6 Excellent
Based on 14 hotel reviews © 2015

It was a beautiful hotel and our room was fabulous.

Venere Guest, USA
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Check Availability at Clift

Book by phone 1-877-214-4288
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Breakfast at Clift

A buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Clift

  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Conference room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Limousine service
  • Valet service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

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 office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit 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.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 26 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 52 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

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

Clift is also known as

Clift Hotel
Clift Hotel San Francisco
Clift San Francisco
San Francisco Clift Hotel











Clift reviews

6.5 Fair
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

I stayed this hotel for business trip. This is a refurbished hotel with a cool modern design of reception area and restaurants, and that's all. After the reception and elevator hall, the design was different, it looked as if all the investments went to the refurbishment of lobby and restaurants only. I arrived at the hotel after a long-hour (overnight) flight and had mentioned that I wanted an early-checkin. But when I arrived, the hotel staff told me that I had to wait until the room gets ready and they didn't know how long it would take so they would call my mobile once it's ready.. I had to wait at the lobby for a few hours while being exhausted. (and they didn't call me finally) It's stated as a 5 stars hotel, but a bit more of staff education is required. It could have been perceived as okay if it was stated as 3 stars.... Room was quiet, although sometimes I heard door noise from the next room. Also, on the brochure in the room there was little instruction about the hotel facility. Next time I would rather stay at other hotel chain nereby(such as Hilton or Marriott, etc) if I am to pay the same amount of money.

7.9 Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Overall we had a great experience here - my husband and I stayed for four days for a conference. The location was great and the staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms could use a little updating (our bathtub was cracked and the paint from the bathroom furniture was chipping), but otherwise, this is a great place to stay.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Loved it. Warm and inviting and quirky during the day, funky and alive at night. My room was lovely, I slept amazingly and wanted to spend the day in my room enjoying the decor rather than tour the city.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Super deal for what the rates usually is. The hotel staff is fantastic, the room I stayed in was huge, and really great. The only down side is the hotel is showing wear and tear, and the bar is just too crowded on weekends, not really a good scene.

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

Refurbished hotel. Rooms and public areas feel up to date but nothing more. Once stepping out the elevator you can sense that this is a refurbished hotel. Standard hall ways etc. Nothing special. The rooms are nice but not that overwhelming either. Much more innovative thinking went into teh redesign of the first floor. Nevertheless this place still outclasses every one of the typical chain hotels. Facilities are not that spectacular. Only a gym area The bathrooms seem to have gotten less attention, very chain like design. The reception area and the Redwood bar really are cool hang out places. The restaurant provides the same cool factor but the food wasn't on par. Typical for many design restaurants is that it's more about the concept than about quality and finesse aspects.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Israel

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

8.3 Very Good
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

8.3 Very Good
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

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Room Details

Book your business-friendly accommodation at Clift, offering 372 guest rooms with designer toiletries and climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy 27-inch flat-screen televisions with premium cable channels and pay movies. Corporate travelers visiting the Union Square area will benefit from wired and wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks, safes and phones.

A good night's sleep in supportive pillowtop mattresses with premium bedding will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their holiday or business trip. Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, slippers and hair dryers. Additional guest comforts include minibars, air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge. A turndown service is available. Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Pay-Per-View
  • Mini bar
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • High speed Internet access

How to reach Clift

By car From San Francisco International Airport:
Start out going north on ramp toward T-1 Turnaround. Merge onto US-101 N toward San Francisco. Keep right to take I-80 E toward Bay Bridge/Oakland/7th Street/US-101 N. Take the 7th Street exit toward US-101 N/Golden Gate Bridge/Downtown. Turn left onto 7th Street. Turn right onto Stevenson Street. Turn left onto 6th Street and finally turn left onto Taylor Street. The hotel is located on the corner of Taylor and Geary Streets.

From Oakland International Airport:
Start out going southwest on Airport Drive toward Alan Shepard Way. Turn right onto Alan Shepard Way. Turn right onto John Glenn Drive. Turn left onto Airport Drive. Turn right onto Doolittle Drive /CA-61. Turn left onto Airport Access Road. Turn right onto Hegenberger Road. Merge onto I-880 N toward Downtown Oakland. Merge onto I-80 W via the exit on the left toward San Francisco/Bay Bridge (toll road). Take the 5th Street exit on the left toward US-101 N/Golden Gate Bridge. Turn right onto 5th Street N and then left onto Ellis Street. Turn right onto Taylor Street. The hotel is located on the corner of Taylor and Geary Streets.

Distances from Clift

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Lorraine Hansberry Theatre - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Un-Scripted Theater Company - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
SF Playhouse - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
San Francisco Magic Parlor - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Union Square - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Westfield San Francisco Center Shopping Mall - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
San Francisco Visitor's Center - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Flood Building - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The closest major airports to Clift are:
San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 19.1 km / 11.9 mi
Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 19.3 km / 12 mi

The preferred airport for Clift is San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 km and mile.

Transportation services Clift

  • Limousine service
  • Valet service