The Clift Royal Sonesta San Francisco

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495 Geary Street San Francisco, CA 94102


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01/01/2024 – 12/31/2024

Need dates

  • 07/19/202409/14/2024
  • 09/20/202410/18/2024
  • 10/22/202412/30/2024


Forbes Travel Guide


2021 Hospitality Design Custom Art + Installations WINNER: The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, with art by Kevin Barry Art Advisory Top 10: Best San Francisco Boutique Hotels (TelegraphUK) 10 Best Reasons to Visit San Francisco (USA Today) 20 Stunning Hotel Bars Around the Country (Food Network) #1 Bar in SF Travel via USA Today 9 Best San Francisco Hotels in 2018 (Tripsavy)

Venue Highlights

3D Event Space

Cvent Photo-realistic 3D Event Spaces give planners the ability to realize their vision down to the finest detail.


Room features and guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Internet access
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • View (urban)
  • Voicemail box


  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite security
  • Pet friendly
  • Space (private)
  • Space (semi-private)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Business center
  • Video conference
  • VIP services

AV capabilities

  • AV equipment
  • High speed internet (450Mbps)

Recreational activities

  • Health club

Venue accessibility

  • Bus
  • Subway
  • Taxi


  • Dance floor
  • Piano
  • Portable heaters
  • Staging area

Getting Here

Follow signs to US-101 N to San Francisco. Take exit 2 from I-80 E. Take 3rd Street to Geary Street.


  • Valet parking$75.00 / day
  • Street parking

Distance from airport

  • 12 mi. from venue

The Clift Royal Sonesta San Francisco Meeting Space

Total meeting space12,524 sq. ft.
Meeting rooms11
Largest room3,500 sq. ft.
Second largest room1,945 sq. ft.
Space (Private)12,524 sq. ft.
Space (Semi-private)3,500 sq. ft.

Floor plans

Guest Rooms

Total guest rooms372
Single (1 bed)318
Double (2 beds)52
Single (1 bed) rate$199.00 – $299.00
Double (2 beds) rate$199.99 – $299.00
Tax rate8.625%
Occupancy rate16.695%

Local Attractions

Union Square

1 mi. away
Experience the unique character of San Francisco's Union Square District, where the best names in fashion, dining and theater can be found. Union Square is a great place to meet friends or family and enjoy a day of shopping, dining, theater or a movie at San Francisco Centre or the Metreon.
170 O'Farrell St
San Francisco, CA, US 94102

Golden Gate Bridge

6 mi. away
The Bridge connects San Francisco to California's northern counties. With its tremendous 746-foot tall towers, sweeping main cables, signature International Orange color, and Art Deco styling, it is a sensory experience featuring color, light, and sound.

Cable Car

Historical landmark
2 minutes away
The San Francisco cable car system is the world's last manually operated cable car system. An icon of San Francisco, the cable car system forms part of the intermodal urban transport network operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway.


1 mi. away
One of the oldest and most established Chinatowns in the U.S. Beyond iconic Dragon’s Gate, a bustling maze of streets and alleys brims with dim sum joints and other traditional eateries. Also found are herbalists, bakeries, souvenir shops, and dark cocktail lounges and karaoke bars. There are ornate temples, including the landmark Tien How, as well as the Chinese Historical Society of America Museum.

Financial District

Business district
1 mi. away
The Financial District is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California, that serves as its main central business district. It is home to the city's largest concentration of corporate headquarters, law firms, insurance companies, real estate firms, banks, savings and loans, and other financial institutions
San Francisco, US

Coit Tower

2 mi. away
Coit Tower, also known as the Lillian Coit Memorial Tower, is a 210-foot tower in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California

Moscone Center

Convention center
1 mi. away
The George R. Moscone Convention Center, popularly known as the Moscone Center is the largest convention and exhibition complex in San Francisco, California. It comprises three main halls: Two underground halls underneath Yerba Buena Gardens, known as Moscone North and Moscone South, and a three-level Moscone West exhibition hall across 4th Street.
747 Howard Street
5th Flr
San Francisco, CA, US 94103

San Francisco International Airport

12 mi. away
San Francisco International Airport is an international airport in San Mateo County, 13 miles south of Downtown San Francisco, California. It has flights to points throughout North America and is a major gateway to Europe and Asia.


Thank you for considering The Clift Royal Sonesta San Francisco. Located in San Francisco's Union Square and near the Financial District. The Clift Royal Sonesta San Francisco places you amid the city's most historic regions. Finance, retail, culture and a rich past all converge here- right outside your door and one of the city's most distinguished and historic hotels. Our 372 oversized rooms, suites, lofts, and a private apartment provide a calming retreat, while over 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and thoughtfully designed social spaces keep the business moving forward. Treat your taste buds in the Historic The Redwood Room featuring and etched glass bar and original redwood paneling. At the Clift Royal Sonesta San Francisco, we specialize in memorable meetings and exciting social events. Our eco-friendly hotel features a variety of stylish function rooms and specialty suites ready to be transformed to your unique gathering. With the expertise of our creative event planners and culinary artists, your event will be nothing short of a masterpiece.


High season
Sep 8 – Oct 31
Shoulder season
Jul 1 – Sep 7
Jan 15 – Jun 30
Low season

Additional Information

The Clift Royal Sonesta San Francisco is a century-old gem. Originally opened by Frederick C. Clift in February 1915, the hotel has been an ever-evolving classic, drawing guests from all over the world. In 2023, after an extensive renovation, guests will be welcomed by sophisticated and modern changes signifying a reawakening of the hotel’s original craftsmanship fused with modern day San Francisco. Designed for beauty, adaptability and convenience, The Clift will become a place that celebrates the past and embraces a rapidly evolving future. The updated ambiance will engage traditional touches while enveloping the beauty of the City by the Bay. The iconic Redwood Room has been polished and refreshed, preserving its storied history and seductive ambiance. Other updates include the introduction of a new eatery 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. Located walking distance from San Francisco’s shopping and financial districts, The Clift Royal Sonesta San Francisco has long been considered one of the world’s best hotels.


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