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Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

2,882 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
Overall Guest Score
"Amazing weekend of shopping" "Location was amazing"
99% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
97% liked the proximity to shopping.
"Staff is top notch and super helpful" "Maid service was excellent"
90% found the staff to be very friendly.
82% thought the service was very professional.
"Foyer is exquisite" "Beautiful old building"
73% criticized the unstylish hotel.
89% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
"For free WiFi use" "Free wifi"
69% thought it was adequately priced.
64% thought the wifi quality was ok.
"Damp carpet" "Dirty hair dryer"
Only 55% said rooms were clean enough.
62% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average.
"Without toast" "No continental breakfast"
"Broken AC unit" "Dirty hair dryer"
88% said rooms were small.
89% complained about the bathroom.
"Tiny bar of soap and tiny body lotion" "Walls are paper thin"
88% said rooms were small.
98% criticized the small bathroom.

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Expert Reviews
The Beefeater doormen, grand lobby, and Harry Denton's Starlight Room are among retro flourishes that make this Union Square hotel a San Francisco treasure.
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.
Hotel Information
Airport Shuttle
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
  • Internet Fee: USD 12.99 per day (rates may vary)
  • Parking Fee: USD 59 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: USD 30 per stay
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 15 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible