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The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

San Francisco, United States

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The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
An inspired fusion of old-world hotel elegance with distinctly contemporary energy and glamour, The Clift Royal Sonesta, in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square, takes modern luxury to another level. From the Surrealistic magic of its soaring lobby to the digital art exhibitions in its celebrated and legendary Redwood Room, the nearly century-old Clift's daring new sense of diversity perfectly captures the city's spirit.

Designed by Philippe Starck, The Clift is a wonderland for the jetset with 372 guest rooms which are generously proportioned and elegantly decorated with luxurious fabrics- silks, leathers and velvets, all in tranquil shades- ivories, greys and lavenders, which combine to create an effect that is richly layered and sophisticated. Floor-to-ceiling mirrors on opposite walls create a soothing 'infinity effect' and reflect the rosy Bay Area light.
Hotel Address:
  • The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
  • 495 Geary Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94102
  • United States

Location Summary
Located in San Francisco’s Financial District and Union Square area, the Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel San Francisco places you in the midst of one of the city’s most historic regions.
Note Bene
Clift's famous and historic Redwood Room has been restored and reinvented as an exceptionally elegant and modern space. Suffused with all-out glamour, the interior features the original redwood paneling and enormous bar, which, legend has, was carved from a single redwood tree, as well as Starck-designed lounge furniture and an ever-changing array of digital artwork displayed on plasma television screens hung throughout the room. A cherished San Francisco landmark, the Redwood Room is back and better than ever.
Business Center
The 24-hour Business Center includes computer workstations with laser-jet printers and high-speed Internet access. With its plush, sofas and roomy chairs, the adjacent Business Lounge is a comfortable place to read the newspaper or catch up on the day's events via high-tech plasma monitors.
Banquets & Meetings
The Clift's stylishly appointed Meeting Rooms are an ideal alternative to the typically staid conference room. On the Mezzanine level, three stunning rooms featuring dramatic white velvet curtains, etched Venetian mirrors and Philippe Starck's modern interpretation of classic banquet furniture are available for meetings & events. Formerly the private home of the late Frederick Clift, the hotel's original owner in 1913, the Spanish Suite now serves as an elegant private function room. Many period details remain, including the rich wood paneled walls, two enormous crystal chandeliers, and wood-burning fireplace. The classically chic custom furnishings, rich velvet drapes, lushly landscaped terraces and panoramic city views make the Spanish Suite the ultimate venue for a wide variety of private functions.
Fine Dining On Site
The intimate art deco-inspired Redwood Room is a San Francisco institution, newly infused with 21st-century elegance. Its glamour and subdued atmosphere are unsurpassed in the city, made more unique by the paneling that is said to have been carved from a single redwood tree.
Fitness Center
24-hour fitness center with yoga mats.
Pets Allowed
In San Francisco Bay.
In the Presidio, or south at Half Moon Bay.
In the nearby Marin Headlands, or various National Park lands.
Theatre Museums
Clift is situated in the heart of the Union Square shopping & theatre district within walking distance of restaurants, museums, cable car lines, SOMA and the financial district.
Winery Tours
Napa and Sonoma are within an hour's drive.
Recommended Rooms
The Private Apartment is Clift's most sumptuously appointed guest accommodation, boasting the original wood paneled walls and fireplace, as well as beautiful custom Starck-designed furnishings. Chic and elegant, while at the same time warm and comfortable, the Private Apartment has the look and feel of a classic turn of the century home, with a distinctly modern twist.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pets Allowed
Available Activities
  • - Biking Touring
    - Boating
    - Dining
    - Golf Driving Range
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Jogging Running
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums
    - Winery Tours

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