The All-New Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel


Join us to experience a reawakening of the hotel’s original craftsmanship fused with modern day San Francisco.

With a nod to our iconic past, our renovation includes 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.




Designed for beauty, adaptability and convenience

A place that reveals the past and embraces the accelerating pace of the future
An ambiance that engages traditional touches while enveloping the beauty of San Francisco
A welcome respite for both guests and community to refresh and engage
A destination for seekers, creators and thrillers to capture their past and reinvent their destiny at the reimagined
Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

Guest Rooms

Originally constructed for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915, The Clift’s new guest rooms were inspired by that very same event.

  • Stylishly designed rooms, junior suites and suites
  • Chic color palate and textures 
  • A compelling guest experience through design details
  • Spacious guest rooms and suites with enlarged bathrooms
  • Separate work and dining areas in all rooms
  • Energy saving environmental controls to reduce carbon footprint
Inspired by Craft, Designed for Success


  • Newly renovated function space to include a light-filled general session space with soaring two-story, floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Natural light and city views
  • Versatile prefunction space with high-tech AV functionalities
  • Collaborative spaces
  • New, light-filled, technologically advanced boardroom with seatings for 26 people
Sip and Savor


Reverting back to its original location in the hotel, The Clift announces Fredericks, a new eatery, complete with creative food and drink for any time of day.

  • High-end coffee program
  • Gourmet pastries and snacks
  • Brasserie fare and elevated comfort food
  • Wine, beer and cocktails on tap
  • And more!