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Clift Hotel San Francisco
Ranked #72 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
“Fantastic stay!”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

I stayed at the Clift, a longtime favorite of mine a few weeks ago and have to say it was the best time I ever had. They gave me a beautiful room, with a fantastic view, the staff was excellent and the food superb. I plan on going back again in the coming months and have already recommended it to a half dozen people in the last week.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Clift-SF-AFOM, Front Office Manager at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review, 4 April 2012
Dear shane p,

Thank you for staying at Clift again and taking the time to write about your experience. It is fantastic to see that your recent stay was your best stay yet! I am glad that you liked the room, staff, and food. Thank you for your endorsement and loyalty and we can’t wait to see you again.

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Reviewed 30 March 2012

Stayed in loft room - spacious, fun and comfortable decor, HOWEVER no outlet near desk. None of my power cords would reach to a solid surface. Kind of silly to plug in laptop/IPAD and place on floor! Also, no morning newspaper. But service wonderful. Bar is special. Breakfast buffet is only cold items - weird. Return - just a maybe.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Clift-SF-AFOM, Front Office Manager at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review, 4 April 2012
Dear jg56,

Thank you for choosing Clift and providing your feedback on TA. I am pleased that you liked your room but apologize for the inconvenience of the location of the outlets. We have newspapers every morning down in the lobby along with complimentary coffee and tea from 4am-7am. I am glad that the service met your expectations and that you enjoyed the bar. I really hope that you keep us in mind the next time you are in SF, because we would love to see you again!

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Reviewed 28 March 2012

we stayed at the Clift for 4 nights over presidents day in february. the hotel is located in the theater district/Union Square neighbhorhood; not the most picturesque area of the city, but very convenient. there are several cool features to the hotel; from the Redwood room bar to the lobby with the alice-in-wonderland-esque decor. we had a standard room, and while nice, it was a bit worn. it was comfortable, no major complaints.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Clift-SF-AFOM, Front Office Manager at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review, 30 March 2012
Dear goblue00,

Thank you for staying with us and taking a moment to share your experience on TA. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our location to be convenient. I am also pleased to hear that our style and décor of the hotel was appealing to you. Thank you again for you feedback and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Tyler – Assistant Front Office Manager
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

I stayed here for one night late in the week. Ive stayed at other botique hotels in the past like the Kimpton chain and didn't know what to expect with the Clift.
The hotel is in a touristy area, but Union Square has some unsavory areas especially as you go towards the tenderloin area. You'll be fine so long as you are told by someone or ask the front desk/concierge. The interior is cool, a bit dimly lighted, very stylish (meaning I felt like I was a generation or two outside of their core crowd who frequents this property). There is a popular nightclub/lounge attached to the lobby so be prepared for a crowd of pretty people if you get there during a night as to when it is open.
The room was fine, decor was retro'ish but good. A lamp didn't work but there was more than enough light. I had a courtyard facing room to avoid the noise of Geary street.
I slept very well, great bed. The bathroom was decent as well, showing a little of the buildings history.
Id stay again as it has a lot of character. I thought the INTERNET charge was a bit high given the room rates. I still dont understand why more full service hotels dont do away with this charge.
Didnt try the gym or eat there. Another time.

Room Tip: for a quiet room stay away from a street view such as Geary.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Clift-SF-AFOM, Front Office Manager at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review, 28 March 2012
Dear flipper95,

Thank you for staying with us and taking some time to share your experience. I am happy that you liked the style and historic feel to our building. Our bar the Redwood Room is very popular and attracts many locals and out of town visitors. Hotel guests always have priority when trying to get into the Redwood Room. I am glad that you were able to get good sleep and liked our beds. Rates that include internet as well as other amenities can be found on our website. Thank you for the nice review and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Tyler – Assistant Front Office Manager
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

We stayed at the Clift for 4 nights in February 2012. The hotel is brilliant really modern and tredy with a great atmosphere. We stayed in a standard room which was a good size. Bathroom was small but clean and the towels were great quality. Location is fantastic right in Union Square so you can eaily get around. We bought tickets from the hotel for the hop on/off bus which was great and took us to all the great sights. Lots of great places to eat and drink nearby and the hotel bar is also really great but expensive! The concierge were fantastic really helpful i would suggest you use them. We booked Alcatraz before be arrived and i am so glad we did it is an essential thing to see whilst in San Fran.

The only slight issue i have with the hotel is that on one evening around 3am we were woken to the sound of the fire alarm and therefore left our room and headed out of the hotel. We waited around outside with other guests and those who were in the bar. No staff/ management from the hotel were outside giving information and as the bar had been vacated there were a lot of drunk/loud people screaming/shouting etc which was not a nice experience. My husband tried to find a member of staff to explain what was happening which took some time but when he did they explained that someone who had been in the bar had thrown their jacket into the fire causing them to raise the alarm. This was managed really badly i would have expected a member of staff to be outside with the guests to control the situation and explain what was going on.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Clift-SF-AFOM, Front Office Manager at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this review, 28 March 2012
Dear 84sunshine,

Thank you for choosing Clift and taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I am glad that our trendy and modern style appealed to you. You are right about our location; we are perfectly located in the heart of SF, making exploring quite effortless. I sincerely apologize about the fire alarm situation. I am sorry that you felt that the situation was not handled properly. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and I will review this with all of your staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Tyler – Assistant Front Office Manager
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Property: Clift Hotel San Francisco
Address: 495 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-1222
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#39 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#42 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#49 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#64 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price range (per night): $293 - $725
Hotel Class:4 star — Clift Hotel San Francisco 4*
Number of rooms: 372
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 
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