Fact Sheet


At The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel we are always evolving our guest experience.

Over the next few months we’ll be working hard to reimagine the hotel.With a nod to our storied past, the renovation will include dramatically updated guest rooms and an all-new modern lobby experience that will appeal to both new and returning guests. Updates will also include Redwood Room, preserving its iconic history while refreshing the space, introduction of a new restaurant and café, newly renovated function space to include a light-filled general session space with soaring two-story, floor-to-ceiling windows, and completion of the façade work on the exterior of the building.

Please note that the hotel is closed and won’t be accepting reservations from September 19, 2019 through early January, 2020. 

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

With a nod to our iconic past, the hotel’s renovation will include dramatically updated guest rooms, an all-new modern lobby experience, and much more – all in the midst of one of the city’s most dynamic regions. The Clift is close to Moscone Convention Center, Nob Hill, Fisherman's Wharf, Embarcadero, Telegraph Hill, Coit Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge.


372 guest rooms and suites featuring deluxe bedding, flat-screen HD-LCD television, barrier free and ADA-compliant rooms available, as well as other fine appointments


Valet Parking is available 24 hours a day at the main entrance at 495 Geary St. between Mason and Taylor. Standard Vehicle $58 plus 14% tax per night; Oversize Vehicle $69 plus 14% tax per night. Vehicles may be taken in and out. Please allow 20 minutes for vehicle retrieval.

Facility Fee

As part of the various guest privileges we are pleased to offer you throughout your stay, a fee of $28 (inclusive of tax) will be charged to your room account. Guest privileges include the following:

  • Standard in-room Wi-Fi
  • $10 USD food and beverage credit per day per room for use in Velvet Room, Living Room and/or Redwood Room (must be consumed on a daily basis and may not be rolled over to the following day)
  • Coffee and tea in the lobby, available each morning
  • Local and 1-800 phone calls
  • Unlimited use of the fitness center and business center


The Clift is pet-friendly. No deposit charged. A pet indemnity form must be filled out at the front desk when checking into the hotel. An additional cleaning fee may be applied after check-out, if necessary.


The Clift will gladly handle shipping and receiving of packages for our guests. However, the hotel is not designed to handle the storage of more than five (5) guest packages per room, per day. 

We hold the first five (5) packages complimentary. Additional packages will be charged a fee based on the weight:

  • Envelopes/letters - $2 per item, per day
  • 0- 19 pounds - $5 per box, per day
  • 40+ pounds - $20 per box, per day

Package delivery and drop off hours are Monday through Saturday, 8AM - 8PM. Due to limited storage space, shipments may not arrive any earlier than five (5) days prior to arrival. **All pricing is subject to change.

Points of Interest

USS Constitution, Harvard Square, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Public Garden & Swan Boats, Paul Revere House, Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall, Museum of Science. The hotel concierge can offer suggestions and information on all of the "must-see" attractions in Boston and Cambridge.


A valid credit card is required at check-in. In addition to room and tax an additional $200 USD per night will be held on your credit card to guarantee any incidental charges.

Check-in time is 3PM. Check out time is 12PM. Early check-in is by request only and not guaranteed. A valid credit card must be presented at check-in at all hotels. Late check out must be coordinated with the hotel, as available. Guests must be at least 21 years old to check into hotel.

Non-Smoking Hotel

The Clift is a non-smoking property. Smoking is permitted in the front of the building, as per San Francisco code, 15 feet away from the entrance. Smoking is not permitted on balconies or terraces. There is a $400 fine for violation of the smoking policy.

Dining, Nightlife and Entertainment

The legendary Redwood Room bar, paneled with the wood of a single Redwood tree, is accented with digital art and the buzz of an elite San Francisco crowd. Velvet Room is a multi-purpose venue for eating, drinking and special events. Guests who simply want to relax, read or people watch can find the comforts of an old English club in the Living Room.

Sports and Fitness

Located on the 2nd floor and filled with natural light, the fitness center at The Clift San Francisco is open 24 hours a day and features state of the art fitness equipment. Accessible via guest room key, The Clift guests also have access to a full service fitness club, available for an additional fee per day (2 blocks away).

Complimentary bicycles are available at The Clift San Francisco for guest use on a first come, first served basis.

Meetings and Events

The hotel offers 12,524 square feet of meeting and event space to include the Velvet Room, Redwood Room, a Private Apartment. A dedicated convention services and catering team is available to handle all details. Audio-visual equipment and services are available on-site.


A wedding is all about the details. From the velvet curtains, etched Venetian mirrors and enormous crystal chandeliers, to lushly landscaped terraces with panoramic views, and our eye for detail creates a truly enchanted venue. The Clift is the perfect venue for your wedding. Contact our Wedding Professionals for more information at 415.929.2307. 

Additional Information

  • Check-in: 3:00PM
  • Check out: 12:00PM 
  • Check-in policy: guest must be 21 years or over to check-in.
  • Occupancy tax: 16.25%
  • Sales tax: 8.5%
  • Credit cards: American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, Diners Club and JCB accepted.
  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Electricity: 120 volts