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Clift Hotel San Francisco
Ranked #76 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Room is nicely renovated with modern touches. Comfortable king bed. Free wifi at lobby, but payable for in room wifi. Walking distance to Union Square. There is a nice Japanese restaurant across the road.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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James_Mays, Front Office Manager at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to detail your experience at Clift. We are delighted you enjoyed our historic hotel as well as the spectacular views from our property. As you mentioned, we are located next to Union Square, which lends to our special charm. We do apologize if you were not fully impressed with our accommodations, however. Our property is nearly 100 years old and each guest room is completely different from the next. When booking, our associates are always happy to help in determining which accommodations would be just right for you. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again.

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Reviewed 11 April 2014

The "nightclub" feel of the hotel lobby seems very dated to me and the motif of giant chairs was just confusing. There were some noise issues between rooms with adjoining doors. The toilet positioning was so close to the sink i could barely sit on it. The bed was very comfy, room was fine, very "love hotel" with huge mirrors everywhere. I paid a ridiculous sum during a conference, if you got this on the cheap it would be fine. This is definitely a party hotel, but it was not as bad as other reviews would have had me believe. The staff was very accommodating, the location is very decent for proximity to union square. I wouldn't seek this hotel out, but it got the job done, and at least it is unique and thus kindof fun.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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James_Mays, Front Office Manager at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Thank you so much for providing details of your business stay with us at Clift. We love to hear from our guests, both to know what they have enjoyed, as well as what areas might need our attention. It is wonderful that you had fun, and enjoyed our staff's wonderful service. Part of the charm of our historic hotel is the uniqueness of our accommodations, with no two exactly alike, just as no two guests are the same! We value your feedback and hope to welcome you back again so that you can take advantage of even more that we have offer.

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Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a short weekend trip, we book through Priceline, and we never stayed here before. They spent a little too much on the lobby area, their bathrooms could use ad update. Loved the curtain effect in the room with the high drapes. ..

  • Stayed: February 2014
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James_Mays, Front Office Manager at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Thank you so much for sharing feedback of your stay atClift. Located in the heart of San Francisco, We are particularly pleased to know you enjoyed your stay with us! It is wonderful to know that you enjoyed different aspects of your accommodations such as the Curtains. Your recent encounter reflects the type of experience we hope everyone will have while visiting and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

The Lobby is "cool" kind of swanky. Has a nightclub feel throughout the hotel. We are 47&52 years old so this hotel was a little young for us. The room is REALLY small. The bed was comfy but no top sheet. Just a down comforter. The shower was great! Heavy water pressure we felt a little guilty to use so much water but it was hot and nice. Only one person could be in the bathroom at a time. It would be better room for one person. The location was a little close to Tenderloin for my taste. We went walking at 7:00pm and it was Scary! Seriously and we are from a big city. I would stay somewhere with a view next time. The people in the San Francisco in the service industry were EXTREMELY nice and helpful. It actually seemed people cared and wanted to help you. If we were 30 and into clubbing we would have loved this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a bigger room.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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James_Mays, Front Office Manager at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2014

It is truly disappointing to learn that your encounter was far from what we expect for our guests. A stay at our historic hotel can be such a magical experience and many who visit enjoy so much of what we have to offer, including impeccable service. We truly apologize if that was not the case while you were here and will share your comments with our managment team. Thank you for your feedback, we hope that the next time you are in San Francisco you will give us another chance to provide you with the type of experience you deserve.

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Reviewed 4 April 2014

I found my room quite nice and practical, however the walls of the rooms are so thin you can hear every conversation or TV show in the adjacent room. Just don't stay in this hotel if you ever intend to sleep!
The lobby and bar area are quite nice with a dark decor and a big fireplace. The service is good if impersonal. The location is very central, just minutes from Union Square.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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James_Mays, Front Office Manager at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2014

Thank you for your candor. Every guest room in our hotel is completely unique from the next, but we do apologize if you were fully impressed or if you encountered any issues with noise. Your comments are being shared with our management team. It is our hope that you will give us another chance in the future to fully impress you.

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

It is not a usual hotel. Although I am not a fan of dark places, I loved this hotel. The lobby is cozy with nice furniture. It also has the perfect location.
The room was small but it is common in SF I guess.
The service was excellent from the receptionist to the bell man.

We dined once at the lobby lounge. The bone marrow was absolutely delicious. The steak was excellent too.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms away from the elevators. Not very sound proof.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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James_Mays, Front Office Manager at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2014

We couldn’t be happier to know you enjoyed your stay so completely at Clift. Our location is perfect for taking in all of the exciting attractions that San Francisco has to offer. Whether dining at our on-site restaurants or experiencing the excitement that is Redwood Room, we hope all of our guests are able to make the most of their visit with us. We value your feedback and would love to welcome you again.

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Super comfy beds, accommodating staff (got upgraded), great deco in the lobby, hip, central. Found the room were tacky... Pick me up bar on ground floor- I didn't mind, but avoid if you like a quiet stay. Recommended if you get a good promo online.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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James_Mays, Front Office Manager at Clift Hotel San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2014

Thank you so much for providing details of your business stay with us at Clift. We love to hear from our guests, both to know what they have enjoyed, as well as what areas might need our attention. It is wonderful that our Lobby is something that you valued the most of. Part of the charm of our historic hotel is the uniqueness of our accommodations, with no two exactly alike, just as no two guests are the same! We value your feedback and hope to welcome you back again so that you can take advantage of even more that we have offer.

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Additional Information about 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
#41 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#42 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#64 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range: £159 - £393 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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