The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

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Published Date: Friday, February 15, 2019

Spotlight on San Francisco’s SoMa district

Offering a mix of culture and tech, this neighborhood is one of the most dynamic in the city.

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

This century-old hotel got an upgrade in spring 2018 when it was purchased by the Sonesta hotels group. The 372 rooms were refreshed by star designer Philippe Starck and include 300-thread-count bedding, custom English sycamore furniture, flatscreen TVs and cosy Merino wool throws. Thankfully, the historic Redwood Room bar downstairs retains its Art Deco charm, from the etched glass bar to the original redwood paneling. 495 Geary St at Taylor St. +1 415 775 4700.