Friday, August 1, 2008

On Our Radar: Clift San Francisco

clift hotel entrance
Thank you Westin St. Francis for hosting us along with 1,000 other women for the BlogHer conference two weeks ago; but we really wish we stayed at the Clift. Recently renovated, the hotel is striking, both elegant and modern. The Clift is part of the fabulous Morgans Group, which includes the Delano Miami and the Mondrians in LA and Scottsdale.

We spent two of our three nights lounging in the Redwood Room (picture below). There was a line to get in; but it was easy to navigate (a long line of men is a sure sign they're looking for female patrons). The place was packed with an attractive mix of people, even the ever present bachelorette party (good spot if you're looking for a place to take your bride-to-be BFF).

Through the Redwood Room is the tasty Asia de Cuba restaurant where we've eaten in Scottsdale and NYC.

The Clift has what we look for in a hotel on our girls' trips: good location- it's downtown in Union Square, a great bar/lounge, and a quality restaurant.

clift hotel lobby

Thanks to Lily, our fave Irish gal pal, for suggesting the Clift on our first night (but no thanks for the way we felt the next day); and thanks to our gorgeous beauty guru, Kristin, for the hospitality on night two.


Poster Girl said...

I've ben wanting to stay at The Clift. It's beautiful! I'm curious, how were the rooms, the service, and the parking?

The Jet Set Girls said...

Unfortunately, we were at a conference and staying around the corner at the Westin St. Francis. It's a fine spot; but not nearly as chic as the Clift. I've heard the rooms are beautiful; but have quite small bathrooms. That's typical when you figure the building is as old as it is. There are plenty of pictures on the website.

The Jet Set Girls said...

We did check on parking at the Clift. It's $50 a day. Ouch! The very helpful receptionist who answered the phone discouraged against street parking as it's metered. She did suggest an alternate lot down the block on Geary Street, but didn't know how much it cost.

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