Clift, A Morgans Original is located in central San Francisco, close to American Conservatory Theater, Union Square, and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Nearby points of interest also include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and TransAmerica Pyramid.
Clift, A Morgans Original features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. This 4-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, a technology helpdesk, and limo/town car service. Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). This San Francisco property has event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. Business services and wedding services are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include valet parking, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff.
There are 372 guestrooms at Clift, A Morgans Original. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses and premium bedding. Bathrooms feature designer toiletries, bathrobes, and hair dryers. Wired high-speed and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. In addition to desks and complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer multi-line phones with voice mail. 27-inch televisions have video-game consoles, pay movies, and VCRs. Air-conditioned rooms also include minibars, blackout drapes/curtains, electronic check-out, and electronic/magnetic keys. Guests may request irons/ironing boards, hypo-allergenic bedding, and wake-up calls. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily. Cribs (infant beds) are available on request.
The Clift is in a good location close to shopping, trolley cars and within walking distance to the various interesting districts in the city. The Hotel Lobby is very appealing on entering; it is an old building and our room was fashioned to make it comfortable with newer TV, good mattresses and well supplied.
Super helpful and generous staff, beautifully decorated lobby and building, pretty nice small gym, incredible bed. Loved that they had a free coffee counter for the morning. Room could have been a tiny bit bigger. But that's the only downside.
"Great lobby/ rooms not so much"
The lobby of this hotel is great. The bar is really nice as well. I couldn't wait to get to my room. I was very disappointed. The bathroom was tiny and old. The room was pretty basic and dull. I tried to enjoy the view but it looked as though the window had not been cleaned in years :(
"My regular San Francisco hotel"
This is always my first choice hotel in San Francisco. Its a boutique place with large comfortable and stylish rooms, great amenities, great location (on Geary a block away from Union square), and at a great price. The 'Red Room' bar is amaze-balls, trendy, funky, and brilliantly staffed with delicious cocktails and a barman with a heavy pour. While the next door 'Velvet Room' restaurant does the best breakfast in San Francisco - I relish waking up in the Clift as I know that breakfast will be a pleasurable experience. In fact this morning I couldn't stop my stomach grumbling in anticipation and it was not let down by the Smoked Salmon Benedict!
"I Miss The Old Clift But The New Version is Pretty Good!"
I want to preface this review with the fact that I was in love with the "old" Clift Hotel that I experienced a few times 16-18 years ago. It was warm and inviting with a European feel to it, the lobby was beautiful and softly lit. The bed/bedding was so comfortable with goose down & feather comforters & pillows and you will still find those amenities. You can even purchase pillows/bedding, etc., which I wanted to do the next morning when we checked out (pillows) but I didn't give them enough time before we left to get that arranged which was my mistake. I liked them that much!! The Redwood Room bar is paneled in redwood from one entire tree. It's a gorgeous bar but again, I liked the old version better but am glad they didn't do much to change that other than furnishings. Fast forward several years and a couple of new owners and the hotel looks nothing like it used to but is still very nice. I'm not a fan of modern or minimalism so for what that's worth this review is just average but the staff was efficient and kind, our 11th floor room was clean and comfy, bathroom was small but large enough for what we needed - ours had plenty of counter space. Two large mirrors on opposite walls in our room made it feel much larger than it actually was. We stayed 2 nights as I was recovering from hand surgery at UCSF so the location was only 15 minutes from there, also great for picking up food; I like a Thai place a half a block away; prescriptions (Walgreens right across the street), and the staff was quick to send up ziplocks of ice for my ice pack! The first night was quiet but Monday night brought noisy neighbors well past 1 am and the lovely aroma of pot a little farther down the hall. All floors and rooms are a pale lavender and simply decorated, good lighting, no art on the walls, no coffee maker but there was a mini-bar!! Free wi-fi but you may have to call to ask for it. Union Square is almost always full of excitement, shopping and great places to dine. The city was gearing up for Super Bowl 50. We almost always stay in this area when we come to San Francisco and though the Clift is a fine establishment, I know I'm stuck in the past when it comes to this hotels. I can't help it, I miss the "old days"...
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM