Union Square, San Francisco

Clift San Francisco

Allie Paver
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Why We Love It

  • A lively, modern showstopper from the trendy Morgans Hotel Group 
  • The iconic Philippe Starck design keeps it modern and fresh
  • A five-minute walk to Union Square; close to top dining and nightlife
  • Stop in the Redwood Room Bar for a cocktail or Anchor Steam amid SF's see-and-be-seen scene

"A seriously sexy hotel" -- Fodor's

92% (48 Member Ratings)

"Great location and trendy bar in the lobby. was offered a quiet room overlooking the courtyard and it was perfect. Clean and comfortable and would recommend to others. "
May 21, 2016
Chicago, IL, United States


Map & Directions

The hotel is a 30-minute drive from San Francisco International Airport. 

Rooms & Rates

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Classic San Francisco meets sleek, contemporary design at Clift, a few blocks from the hustle and bustle of Union Square and surrounded by restaurants, theaters and nightlife. The lavish hotel was designed by Philippe Starck, and the lobby displays an eclectic furniture collection including a table by Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali.

There is plenty to do on-property as well. The posh Redwood Room Bar is a San Francisco staple dating back to 1933 that often hosts special events. Be sure to check out the grandiose bar that was allegedly carved from one redwood tree while sipping on a custom cocktail. If working out is a priority, the gym is open 24 hours a day.

Guest rooms are sleek, yet whimsical with Starck-designed sleigh beds and lilac wooden chairs in the form of a wheelbarrow. Amenities like fluffy down duvets and Merino wool throws keep the rooms comfy.

From the press: 
  • "A mix of hipsters, music-industry types and celebrities flock to the moody, dramatically illuminated lobby, dominated by a gigantic Napoleonic chair that could accommodate Shaquille O'Neal, with room to spare" -- Fodor's 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)
  • Internet access


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Off-street parking
  • Off-street parking (fees apply)
  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Crib available on request, free of charge for children under 3. Extra bed available on request and in the Deluxe room category or higher: $40 + tax per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, free of charge. A pet indemnity form must be filled out at the front desk when checking into Clift. An additional cleaning fee may be applied after checkout, if necessary.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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48 Member Reviews
(92% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Great location and trendy bar in the lobby. was offered a quiet room overlooking the courtyard and it was perfect. Clean and comfortable and would recommend to others.
Other Comments: Rooms, particularly bathrooms, are a bit dated. Clean and comfortable though, just not a luxury experience. Did take the hotel's private car to the airport, but once we arrived the driver's credit card machine wasn't working so the service was more frustrating than helpful.
Chris May 21, 2016 Chicago, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The way they made us feel so special. Everything that was promised with our reservation was delivered. Thank you, Travelzoo.
Other Comments: Definitely would recommend this hotel and will stay there again.
Anne Dec 30, 2015 Tulsa, OK, United States
Enjoyed Most: Great location, good service
Other Comments: The rooms are a little older, but is a classic old hotel in San Francisco. Most of the "classic" hotels in town are similar. Very helpful staff, great service and good location. Enjoyed the stay. Breakfast was far better than I had thought it would be (I always have mediocre expectations for hotel breakfasts- the breakfast there, in the Redwood Room was great (I ordered off the menu, did not do the buffet))>
Philip Nov 02, 2015 South Pasadena, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Attentiveness of staff. Everyone remembered me each time I returned and said welcome back. This was especially helpful Friday night when there was a line to enter the hotel to go to the bar. Security/doorman knew I was a hotel guest and let me in the door so I didn't have to wait with the bar patrons
Brea Oct 11, 2015 Washington , DC, United States
Enjoyed Most: The hotel’s location is excellent. The inclusion of breakfast in the morning in the elegant dining room was great! The service in the dining room was really excellent. The Saturday am doorman was extremely pleasant.
Other Comments: I thing the trendy, tech, moody, nightclub vibe is unfortunate. The former Clift was a beautiful property. I enjoy trendy, but not hallways so dark, you can barely read the room number on your door. It is sad that the beautiful Klimpt painting “the Kiss,” though not the original (but a very good copy), is no longer in the Redwood Room Bar. Instead, there are plasma “paintings.” Not the same.
Carol Oct 04, 2015 Yountville, CA, United States
Other Comments: Travel zoos notification by email came 10hours too late to cancel. I was charged for a room I was unable to use because of a 72 hr cancellation policy. I tried to cancel 60 hrs ahead and was told there was nothing that could be done. Will never pre book through travel zoo again.
Michelle Oct 04, 2015 Clovis, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Cool Ambiance
Other Comments: Good location. Really helpful staff. Clean. Great breakfast. Amazing night time vibe, seems to be a popular place to go to for a few drinks in the late evening. If you could afford it you won't regret paying for it.
Lorena Sep 30, 2015 woodbridge, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most: The atmosphere was nice. Our room was a bit small but adequate for our needs. The breakfast buffet was very good.
Other Comments: We had trouble knowing which hotel was the Clift due to the very small sign on the building. While showering the bathtub did not drain properly, possibly due to the design of drain plug??
Jeff Sep 29, 2015 antelope, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location, downstairs bar
Other Comments: It wasn't clear how I was able to use the drink/beverage credit. I used it for room service but at check out they said that didn't count and I had to use it at the bar. I had purchased from the bar, but paid with credit card for that so I basically lost out on that feature of the deal. I asked the manager if he'd consider swapping it as a courtesy but they said no (even though the room service charge would have been less than the amount of the credit.)
Caitlin Sep 27, 2015 Piedmont, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Great hotel. Great experience
Justin Sep 15, 2015 Los Angeles , CA, United States

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