An uber stylish hotel, infused with touches of old world glamour and modern artistic flourishes
Most guests walk into the lobby and don’t realize that they are sitting next to a coffee table by Salvador Dali or gathering warmth from a thirty-five foot fireplace by Gérard Garouste, oh and did we mention the enormous photo-op worthy Charles Eames chair and living room designed by Ralph Lauren? The mix of old world glamour, and art-gallery worthy pieces can only be found here.
The Velvet room is grand (think mahogany leather banquettes and hand-blown Murano glass lamps), and we enjoy breakfast here each morning, while the historic prohibition era Redwood Room is perfect for evening cocktails and small bites. Watch with childlike enthusiasm at the ever changing digital artwork hanging on the walls, and see the ‘Italian soap opera’ unfold.
Centrally located with views of downtown San Francisco, Clift Hotel stands out from the crowd with its surrealist decor. Inside our spacious 725 square foot suite, one of 372 rooms, a muted pastel purple and white palatte and custom designed Philippe Starck furniture is punctuated by chrome. Luxury touches like 300 thread-count bedding, Malin+Goetz bath amenities, and free bike rental do not go unnoticed by the Clift’s hip, trendy and worldly clientele.
Clift, 495 Geary Street, (415) 775-4700.
Read more about the hotels from CSL’s roadtrip to California. This original article first appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.