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Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

3,299 reviews
+1 415-392-7755

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center
Child Care

A Grand Historic Stay at the Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel 

What Do the Rooms Include?

Step back into the Renaissance era but keep all your modern amenities with the Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel. Guests will be greeted with stylish boutique rooms that are equipped with the latest technology to help you get the rest you need and be productive when work needs to be done.

What Amenities/Features are Available?

In-room spa treatments are available if you need some pampering and relaxation, and yoga mats are supplied in every room for no additional charge. You can also join the hotel’s evening wine receptions from 5-6pm every night. To top off your stay, you will have beautiful views overlooking the city of San Francisco.

What are the Room Rates at Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel?

Rates start at $219 per night, placing you in a prime San Francisco location.  With the amenities, features, and atmosphere of the hotel, you’ll feel like royalty without paying exorbitant prices!

What’s There to Do Nearby?

Located in San Francisco’s Union Square, visitors will find plenty of shopping, theatres, food, galleries, and more near the hotel. If you’re looking to be more active, you can take advantage of the complimentary bicycles provided by the hotel so you can explore the city like a local.

What’s the Bottom Line?

It’s hard to forget being welcomed into a 1928 historic building by door staff dressed as beefeaters. Of San Francisco hotels, the Sir Francis Drake will provide a memorable and historic visit to the area. 

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Union Square
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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User Highlights
"Amazing weekend of shopping" "Location is superb"
97% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
98% liked the proximity to shopping.
"Superb staff" "Staff was very attentive"
90% found the staff to be very friendly.
62% said the reception staff was ok.
"Modern music venue" "Very old property"
81% criticized the unstylish hotel.
78% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
"Free internet" "Wifi cost extra"
86% thought it was a great value.
63% said the wifi quality was bad.
"Excellent venue" "Beautiful old building"
59% thought the building was acceptable.
78% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
"Clean linens" "Dirty entrance"
Only 56% said rooms were clean enough.
66% said the bathroom was dirty.
"No complimentary breakfast" "Not breakfast area"
Wellness Area
"Lack of workout facility" "No spa"
For only 64%, the fitness area was satisfactory.
"Broken ac unit" "Wall paper peeling off"
90% said rooms were small.
92% complained about the bathroom.
"The tiniest hotel room" "Walls are paper thin"
90% said rooms were small.
Beds were acceptable for 69%.

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Bathroom could be bigger
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Pleasant entrance area
Expert Reviews
Time Out
n its prestigious Powell Street perch just above Union Square, the venerable Sir Francis Drake Hotel, built in 1928, has something to offer just about everyone.
Rough Guide
The Sir Francis Drake’s lobby is a hallucinogenic evocation of all things heraldic... the Sir Francis Drake’s lobby is a hallucinogenic evocation of all things heraldic.
The Telegraph
One of San Francisco’s most storied hotels, the Drake has a prime position near Union Square. The grand lobby exudes classic San Francisco style, while rooms mix vintage-looking touches...
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Care
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Spa or Sauna
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per day
  • Resort Fee: USD 29.11 per accommodation, per night
  • Parking Fee: USD 59 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: USD 30.0 per stay
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 15 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible