Local Area

Located in Union Square, the newly renovated Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel places you in the midst of one of San Francisco’s most historic neighborhoods. Before the Gold Rush years, this was the bay’s shoreline where miners came to have their findings weighed. Now, it is home many famous landmarks, boutiques, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s and Nordstrom. A variety of restaurants and greenspace also make it a popular destination for visitors and locals. The Clift Royal Sonesta is steps from the theatres in the district, including the Curran, A.C.T., Orpheum Theatre and Golden Gate Theatre. Business, retail, culture, and a rich past all converge here – and it will all be right outside your door from one of the city’s most distinguished and newly renovated, historic hotels.

Local attractions include:

  • Ferry Building
  • Aquarium of the Bay
  • Powell Street Cable Car Turntable
  • Jackson Square Historical District
  • Westfield Mall
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Embarcadero Center
  • Transamerica Pyramid
  • Moscone Center
  • Yerba Buena Gardens
  • Exploratorium
  • Theater District
  • Justin Herman Plaza
  • Union Square
  • Union Square Shops
  • San Francisco Center