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Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

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7.8
Good
2,728 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
Rooms & Rates
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User Highlights
7.8
Good
Location
"Amazing weekend of shopping" "Location is fabulous"
98% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
98% liked the proximity to shopping.
Beach
Service
"Staff is superb" "Staff were friendly and welcoming"
90% found the staff to be very friendly.
78% said the reception staff was great.
Bar and Beverages
"Free happy hour" "Great chocolate martini"
Bar service was average, according to 50%.
Vibe
"Excellent ambience" "Beautiful old buildings"
82% criticized the unstylish hotel.
74% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
Amenities
"Beautiful old building" "Old construction"
63% thought the building was acceptable.
74% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
Breakfast
"Complimentary morning coffee" "Great for breakfast"
58% said the breakfast was too expensive.
WiFi
"Had to pay for wi-fi" "For free wifi use"
70% thought it was a great value.
60% thought the wifi quality was ok.
Cleanliness
"It smelled musty" "Damp carpet"
52% said rooms were dirty.
60% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average.
Room
"Broken AC unit" "Dirty hair dryer"
90% said rooms were small.
89% complained about the bathroom.
Comfort
"The tiniest hotel room" "Broken AC unit"
90% said rooms were small.
Beds were acceptable for 63%.

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Bathroom could be bigger
Bathroom could be optimized
Rooms could be larger
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
Features
Air-conditioned
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Care
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Restaurant
Spa or Sauna
Details
Check-In
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
416
Fees
Required
  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per day
  • Resort Fee: USD 25.62 per accommodation, per night
Add-ons
  • 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 night
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 15 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible
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