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The Clift Royal Sonesta San Francisco

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • In the lobby, you'll find the oversized “Big Chair," designed by Philippe Starck and a popular spot for snapping pictures (Hint: Look underneath the chair)
  • For small plates and cocktails, visit the Redwood Room—voted Best Nightlife in San Francisco by USA Today—this moody art deco-inspired lounge hosts live music throughout the week; plus, there's an original Gustav Klimt painting on the wall
  • Hop on a cable car at Union Square and ride to Fisherman’s Wharf, home to waterfront dining and gorgeous views—you might even spot sea lions lounging on the floating docks
  • The rooftop is home to more than 10,000 honeybees living in 10 hives as part of the hotel's sustainability efforts

Enjoyed This
"The hotel was blocks from Union Square and multiple restaurants. The room was spacious and made up every day."
Dec 5, 2023 - Shorewood, WI, USA
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Rooms & Rates

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  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Internet access


  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Valet service (fees apply)

Some accessibility features may not be available in all rooms. Please coordinate with the hotel directly before you travel.

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 11am.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 18 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra bedding available upon request: free of charge.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$20 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Pets: If you require a pet-friendly room, please contact the hotel directly before you travel.
A Non-refundable cleaning fee of US$75 per stay will be charged upon arrival.

Fees: Valet service fee: US$70 plus tax per day.
A resort/facility fee of US$35 inclusive of tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The resort/facility fee includes:

  • 24/7 access to state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Basic Wi-Fi for unlimited devices
  • 2 bottled waters in-room upon arrival
  • In-room coffee/tea offering
  • Daily $10 food-and-beverage credit 
  • Free local and domestic long-distance calls

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(9 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Clift-Royal Sonesta Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.7 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The hotel was blocks from Union Square and multiple restaurants. The room was spacious and made up every day.
Kathleen Dec 05, 2023 Shorewood, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
We had a great time except for the fact that there was no music.
clara Dec 02, 2023 BRENTWOOD, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
staff needs training. not quite there in what you’d expect
Other Comments
would have liked to pay with card room was reserved with
Steven Nov 08, 2023 Sacramento, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff and the hotel were exceptional! We will definitely come back.
DEBBY Nov 11, 2023 Dixon, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Recently remodeled rooms, beautiful decor and great shower
brian Nov 10, 2023 San Jose, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
I enjoyed my stay, however I under the assumption all fees were paid within my reservation and that wasn’t true
Latrisha Nov 14, 2023 Chicago, IL, USA

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