495 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Ranking #30/40

  • Rooms From
  • Distance Center
  • Style
  • Neighborhood
  • $204
  • 0.4 mi (0.7 km)
  • Luxury
  • Union Square
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Why it’s Special

The Clift San Francisco is a luxury boutique property that manages to beautifully combine old-world elegance with contemporary glamor.

Hotel Overview

Clift is located in the heart of San Francisco, steps away from neighborhoods like Nob Hill and attractions such as Fisherman’s Wharf. This luxury boutique hotel has an elegant mix of contemporary and old-world with a beautifully designed lobby by Philippe Starck. The lobby features soaring high ceilings, wood paneling and exquisite furniture pieces including chairs from Ray and Charles Eames, a coffee table by Salvador Dali, and a surreal stool inspired by René Magritte. Just off the lobby is the Living Room, designed to resemble an English Club with wing chairs, velvet sofas and a collection of black and white photographs by Jean-Baptiste Mondino. Guests at Clift San Francisco also have access to complimentary bikes.

Rooms + Bath

The guestrooms at the Clift are designed to be trendy, spacious and inviting. The decor includes a soothing color palette with neutral colors and pops of vibrant accents. Guestrooms include beautifully designed furniture like whimsical chairs that resemble a wheelbarrow, a purple armchair and a Starck-designed custom English sycamore sleigh bed. Beds feature luxurious percale 300-thread count bedding, plush Merino wool blankets and down duvets. The bathrooms at Clift San Francisco are open, airy and bright with modern finishes and luxurious Malin + Goetz bath amenities.

Food + Drink

Redwood Room at Clift is an elegant and refined bar. The bar features original redwood paneling, lounge furniture, a large bar and digital artwork. The restaurant serves classic cocktails and small plates. The Velvet Room is a dramatic space with leather and mahogany banquettes and Murano lamps. The restaurant serves breakfast items created with locally grown, organic ingredients.

Phone 415.775.4700




  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Bar
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Event Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Full Service Spa
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • On-Site Fitness Center
  • Pet Friendly (free)
  • Restaurant

Room & Bath

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Premium Bedding
  • Premium Mattress
  • Premium Toiletries
  • Workstation



Union Square is the Fifth Avenue of San Francisco and is considered the main area of the city. An upscale district with elegant stores and plenty of action, the neighborhood is known as the primary shopping destination of San Francisco with elegant stores and designer labels. Stores like Gucci, Gumps, Saks and Macy's keep visitors busy for hours. Union Square also has a good selection of restaurants and nightlife with options like Farallon, Millennium, Starlight Room and Cantina. For cutting-edge shows by playwrights like Tony Kushner, American Conservatory Theater is an excellent choice. Union Square also offers a lot of attractions to choose from such as the Hallidie Building and Victory Monument.