Modern and Victorian come together in a San Francisco classic.

The Clift, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Romantic Hotels in San Francisco

Once the most traditional of San Francisco's grand hotels, this historic building was remodeled in 2001 by avant-garde designers Philippe Starck and Ian Schraeger. Instead of replacing the joint's formal character, the duo sought to revitalize its Victorian traditions while retaining its rich spirit. The result is a breathtaking blend of 21st-century technology and sophistication with charm that captures San Francisco's vibrant contradictions. Classic focal points include the bar, made from a solid piece of 2,000-year-old redwood; projections of digital art; and an oversized Louis XV chair. The Living Room, a cozy nook just off the lobby, is a popular hangout. All 373 guest rooms are generously upholstered in velvets, leathers and silks, and feature amenities such as flat screen televisions, Malin + Goetz bath products and spacious work areas. Though there's no spa, guests can book treatments in their rooms.

Hotel Information


495 Geary St. (Taylor St.) San Francisco CA 94102 U.S.


415-775-4700, 800-697-1791 Hotel’s Website

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