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Clift Hotel

Clift Hotel in San Francisco

Photo: Courtesy of Clift Hotel

495 Geary St.
San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States
TEL: (415) 775-4700
TEL: (800) 606-6090

In 2001, Ian Schrager took over this 1915 Theater District landmark (it’s also close to the not-so-scenic Tenderloin), and the entire city agonized over what he might do to the beloved Redwood Room. Today, the bar looks better than ever, and the 363-room hotel (now part of the Morgans group) has been fully Schragerized: a dimly lit lobby littered with art furniture, lavender-hued corridors, and guest rooms done in restful beiges, grays, and more lavender. (The orange Lucite cubes flanking each bed echo the color of the Golden Gate Bridge.) The old TV’s have been switched out for flat-screens, which helps dispel a faint 1990’s air. Perhaps the miniblinds could go, too.

Room to Book:

Rooms with numbers ending in 32 have views with a slice of Union Square, as well as separate dressing areas.

Insider Tip:

Pack portable speakers for your iPod—the clock radios don’t have hookups.


Open / Closes
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Family Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Turndown
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 373

Number of Suites: 25

Number of Bars: 2

Year Opened: 1915



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