Clift Hotel San Francisco
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- 98%Luxury Travelers
- 86%Nightlife Lovers
- 75%Business Travelers
- 57%Local Culture
- 57%Art & Design Lovers
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- Clift Hotel San FranciscoMember ofNightlife LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 5May 13, 2014
Super hip and glamorous boutique hotel in the heart of Union Square. Suites are chic, and make for a great spot to host an intimate soiree. For some sexy cocktails, head to the Redwood Room downstairs.Recommended for:
- Clift Hotel San FranciscoMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudentsAdventure TravelersJul 03, 2014
If you want to be near Union Square, this boutique hotel has an edge. Contemporary-chic decor, cozy rooms and a downstairs bar that's always happening during happy hour and late night makes it a great choice - and you'll usually pay less than at the big high-rise chain hotels nearby. The big downside is expensive overnight parking - don't bring a car here, if you can avoid it.Recommended for:
- Clift Hotel San FranciscoCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofNightlife LoversLocal CultureFoodies+ 4Aug 10, 2013
Clift Hotel is beautiful in every way; the staff are professional, the building is well-maintained and the location is perfect. You can always see good-looking people walk in and out of the hotel, most likely thanks to the Redwood Room, the hotel's bar. It can get a bit pretentious in there, and I had a friend who would go there specifically to let older men buy her drinks (don't ask). The hotel, however, is a gem.
There are a lot of top bars and lounges located nearby, as well as restaurants from affordable to chic. Staying out all night can easily be done within a one-block radius of the hotel.Recommended for:
- Clift Hotel San FranciscoMember ofNightlife LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6Jul 05, 2012
Its nice and trendy hotel but its a bit pricey for that you're getting. I say its a good 4-star if you don't mind the price. The Redwood room downstairs a great place to have a drink.Recommended for:
- Clift Hotel San FranciscoMember ofNightlife LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 5Jul 04, 2012
I didn't care too much for our upgraded room but I loved the staff and the lobby decor . . . it makes everything so worth it.
Our room which was on the fifth floor resembled an overhauled motel room. It seemed basic and small. I didn't like the beech wood sled bed frame, but then again, I am a true minimalist in that sense. Like I mentioned before, I didn't care for the room itself since it was just a place to crash. The bed was comfortable and I had a great night's sleep.
Our friend's apartment room on the 14th floor was beautiful and spacious and I didn't ask how much she paid for it.
Be forewarned about valet parking. It is $50 and a $7 tax which makes it $57 total to valet park at the hotel. That is no misprint. Yes, $57. Luckily, I asked the manager to deduct the amount and he kindly did. Again, kudos for a customer-service oriented staff.
LOVE THE LOBBY.
- Clift Hotel San FranciscoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jun 22, 2014
The public spaces at this property are exceptional and it is hard not to fall in love with the hotel bar, the Redwood Room. Service is adequate and the location isn't too far from Union Square. Unfortunately, the rooms themselves are pretty unimpressive. I found the white and muted purple color scheme to be a a bit drab. I also had major problems with my bill on check out (though this was clearly accidental).
I'd still say I "liked it" but unless you are getting a deal, better to opt for a less hip luxury property and drop in to see the Redwood Room.Recommended for:
- Clift Hotel San FranciscoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Jul 22, 2013
While we love the Clift for its luxurious guest rooms and suites, our favorite part about this city center hotel is the hipper-than-hip bar, The Redwood Room. Strap on your stilettos and get gussied up, as this is THE place to be most nights of the week. The rooms at the Clift are minimalist chic, modern without a lot of extra fluff. Right in the middle of the theatre and nightlife district of San Francisco, the Clift is within walking distance to many of the top restaurants, bars, and clubs of downtown San Francisco.Recommended for:
- Clift Hotel San FranciscoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Jun 09, 2013
People rave about this hotel but I'd rather stay across the street at the Hotel Monaco any day for any price. The Clift brings all that overdesigned and over self-importance of NYC and dumps it into usually less pretentious (but still smug!) San Francisco. Go for a drink. If you normally go to Miami and think the Standard in NYC is the best hotel of the century. Then actually, you should stay here when in SF.
- Clift Hotel San FranciscoMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesLuxury TravelersMay 29, 2013
Wow, such a great time. Amazing location, gorgeous rooms, great mysterious vibe to the whole thing. Number one choice for hotels in Union Square. Boutique feel without the tiny boutique sized rooms.
- Clift Hotel San FranciscoJul 22, 2014
I have never stayed in the rooms here but I have been to the red room. It's a bar in the hotel the is a lot of fun on a weekend night. It's up scale and crowded and good place to network. The drink prices are very high so don't be shocked at the $12 beers.
- Clift Hotel San FranciscoFeb 27, 2013
My husband and I eloped in SF and had a magical time at the Clift. We were upgraded to an amazing suite and felt like a king and queen. Thank you!!! Top notch staff, cute rooms, great location with their own happening bar downstairs. You almost don't need to leave the hotel!
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- Clift Hotel San FranciscoMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersOct 12, 2013
A very modern & sleek hotel. If you've ever stayed at a Morgans Hotel group hotel, this fits right in, although I found it more approachable than some other Morgans hotels (e.g. St. Martins Lane in London).
Lots of eclectic art scattered around the lobby, the rooms are very comfortable, but still retain an air of sleek minimalism. The room I stayed in was almost all white, no frills. Service here is great, and the location is fairly central - easy access to shopping and restaurants nearby. People frequently get upgraded here - especially if you're checking in late.
- Clift Hotel San FranciscoMember ofNightlife LoversLocal CultureFoodies+ 3Mar 18, 2014
People love this place for some reason. I can't stand it. The place is full of cheesy out-of-towners and trying-too-hard-to-be-hip locals, the drinks are so-so, and the music is awful. Nice decor though.
- Clift Hotel San FranciscoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 2Jul 05, 2012
Chic, hip, and modern, this hotel isn't decorated like most other places in the city. There's a ginormous chair in the lobby and there are mirrors everywhere. Between the mirrors in the hallway and in every room of your suite, it's almost like they're catering to a vain clientele. Kidding, kidding, but seriously: how do they keep all those mirrors so pristine? If there were little kids running around (and I don't think I've ever seen one here), they'd rub their hands all over the reflective surfaces. The lobby is dim, but the living rooms (and consequently the bedrooms, since there aren't doors) are bright and airy. You might find a small, purple chair or a large, orange dinner table in your room, but the eccentricity of it all somehow works well together. They don't really have parking, but there are several garages within walking distance (as in a block or two).
An eclectic collection of modern furnishings provide contrast with the hotel's
The Clift, A Morgans Original, offers 372 guestrooms with sumptuous bedding consisting of down comforters and 400-thread count cotton linens. Custom-made white-birch furnishings complement rich velvet, leather and silk fabrics. Guestroom décor features sleigh beds and Venetian-glass lamps and desks. All accommodations include coffeemakers, minibars and laptop-compatible in-room safes. Tech-savvy enhancements include flat-panel televisions and mp3 docks.
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