Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

7.5
Good

Based on 2,878 reviews
 
450 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
  +1 415 392 7755
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel - San Francisco, CA
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Good to know

Distance to city center 0.2 mi
Location rating 9.3
Nearest Airport San Francisco
Distance to airport 11.7 mi

Rooms

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King Rooms

$100+

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$100 per night
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Unknown
$153 per night
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King bed
$209 per night
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King bed
$448 per night
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King bed
$663 per night

Deluxe Rooms

$220+

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Nightly
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Queen bed
$220 per night
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Queen bed
$306 per night
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Queen bed
$311 per night
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Queen bed
$458 per night

Queen Rooms

$148+

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Nightly
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Unknown
$148 per night
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Unknown
$148 per night
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Unknown
$169 per night
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Unknown
$169 per night
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Unknown
$176 per night
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Unknown
$183 per night
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Unknown
$183 per night
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Queen bed
$187 per night
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Unknown
$190 per night
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Queen bed
$192 per night
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Unknown
$197 per night
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Queen bed
$202 per night
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Queen bed
$204 per night
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Unknown
$204 per night
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Queen bed
$208 per night
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Queen bed
$211 per night
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Unknown
$211 per night
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Unknown
$211 per night
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Unknown
$229 per night
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Queen bed
$230 per night
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Queen bed
$230 per night
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Queen bed
$240 per night
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Queen bed
$241 per night
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Queen bed
$248 per night
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Queen bed
$251 per night
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Queen bed
$290 per night
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Unknown
$306 per night
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Unknown
$321 per night
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Queen bed
$350 per night
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Queen bed
$831 per night

Classic Rooms

$190+

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Nightly
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King bed
$1302 per night
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Queen bed
$190 per night
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Unknown
$197 per night
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Unknown
$197 per night
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Queen bed
$204 per night
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Double bed
$204 per night
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King bed
$208 per night
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Unknown
$221 per night
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King bed
$227 per night
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Unknown
$229 per night
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Queen bed
$231 per night
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Double bed
$231 per night
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Queen bed
$241 per night
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Queen bed
$241 per night
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Double bed
$244 per night
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Queen bed
$245 per night
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Queen bed
$245 per night
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Queen bed
$245 per night
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Unknown
$245 per night
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Double bed
$253 per night
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Unknown
$257 per night
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Double bed
$261 per night
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Double bed
$263 per night
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Unknown
$268 per night
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Double bed
$269 per night
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Double bed
$287 per night
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Unknown
$288 per night
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Queen bed
$356 per night
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Unknown
$381 per night
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Unknown
$381 per night

Standard Rooms

$141+

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$141 per night
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Unknown
$147 per night
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Unknown
$159 per night
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Unknown
$162 per night
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Unknown
$163 per night
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Unknown
$164 per night
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Unknown
$184 per night
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Unknown
$198 per night
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Unknown
$201 per night
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$204 per night
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Unknown
$217 per night
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$217 per night
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Unknown
$220 per night
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Unknown
$237 per night
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$244 per night
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Unknown
$246 per night
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Unknown
$274 per night
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$295 per night
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Unknown
$316 per night
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Unknown
$364 per night
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Unknown
$378 per night

Double Rooms

$154+

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Unknown
$154 per night
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Unknown
$196 per night
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Unknown
$212 per night
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Unknown
$215 per night
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Double bed
$251 per night
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Double bed
$407 per night

Reviews

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Traveler rating

313
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amenity fee in 21 reviews
bathroom very small in 136 reviews
beautiful hotel in 201 reviews
cable car in 51 reviews
coffee in the lobby in 42 reviews
elevators were slow in 101 reviews
free coffee in the morning in 43 reviews
friendly staff in 248 reviews
great location in 434 reviews
heart of san francisco in 31 reviews
lobby bar in 44 reviews
long wait in 10 reviews
union square in 167 reviews
valet parking in 59 reviews
wine hour in 82 reviews
  • Okay
    Nov 2018
    5.1

    Not the nicest

    Old hotel, tiny rooms, very noisy with protestors with very little effort made by staff to make situation better. first room didn't have working heating and had to wait an hour for a new room at 11pm.

  • Okay
    Dec 2017
    5.7

    Overrated historic hotel

    Excellent location just one block from Union Square.

    Because we received a low room rate through Kayak we were told “there were no king or queen rooms available and had to accept two double beds or “an historic (tiny) room”. The bathroom in this double room was damaged, tiny & you had to hold the toilet lever down for several seconds in order for it to work. Even though we were on the eighth floor, because the window has not been upgraded the noise level from the street was disturbing. And finally, it is ridiculous that people have to lineup and wait 5 to 15 minuets to get an elevator in the lobby. There are 4 elevators for a few hundred rooms which inadequately services the guests. Not recommended for a comfortable visit.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2017
    10.0

    well-located, historic, functional

    The Sir Francis Drake is adjacent to Union Square, Chinatown + the cable car line. You can walk to almost anything you need, and you don't need to go far. The staff is always helpful, even to late arrivals wanting a different room. The housekeepers respect "do not disturb" signs -- important when paperwork is left everywhere -- but are quick to make up a room when you're ready. AND it's across the street from Sears Fine Food, another SF tradition.

    When it's busy, the elevators take a minute to get to you. Be prepared to wait. The bar backs up, too, and that can mean getting a drink when it's crowded is an ordeal -- especially since the lobby cab get loud. But the people are nice, so in terms of this negative, it's really just a fact that's not terrible.

  • Okay
    Jul 2017
    6.0

    Wine hour

    Small rooms Few amenities

  • Okay
    Jul 2017
    5.7

    Good location for areas of interest

    The room was super tiny. Staff was nice but it sure if I would rebook.

  • Excellent
    Apr 2017
    9.7

    Lovely but could do with some maintenance

    Just a few maintenance items marred what was otherwise a perfect score for this lovely boutique hotel. Great location and fabulous staff made for a fantastic stay,

    Blocked drains and a dicky light switch were a slight issue but were attended to promptly.

  • Good
    Nov 2016
    7.7

    Comfortable Stay

    It was nice staying here again, it was comfortable and the price is the best for the location.

    Theyou need more towels in the room and more soap. When we got in there was not any soap to washave your hands and no bath soap.

  • Excellent
    Aug 2016
    8.5

    Great Location

    The Drake has a great location, it's clean and comfy with some traces of old excellence. The Concierge was very helpful with directions and suggestions for meals.

    Tiny bathroom but then, who comes to San Francisco to hang out in the bathroom?

  • Excellent
    Jun 2016
    8.2

    I lived the location and ambiance of the hotel.

    Rooms could be upgraded a little bit and thought it was a little pricey.

  • Excellent
    Apr 2016
    10.0

    The location was excellent. Friendly staff with spacious room. Loved the free wine cocktail reception.

    No jacuzzi

  • Excellent
    Apr 2016
    9.4

    Great location

    Small bathrooms, placement of valet was a bad place

  • Okay
    Jan 2016
    6.0

    Location great, but the noise was unbearable. Single pane window in the city under powel st. The constant early morning whistle of the doorman kept me awake. I had a headache one day and it didn't help having to listen to the door and whistle all morning. The plumbing/pipes screeching sound also constantly woke me up durning the night; which may explain the headache. Hotel is a cute boutique hotel, but the plumbing needs to be repaired & invest in double pane windows to replace the flimsy existing ones.

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About

Overview

Sir Francis Drake attracts both business and leisure travelers with its great location close to Union Square and public transportation, including a cable car that runs directly right outside the hotel. Proud of its historic past and its position as one of the older hotels in the area, the Drake retains its historic character while keeping its design and amenities updated for the modern traveler. The hotel is proud of its design but also prides itself on creating camaraderie among guests through programs such as its free wine hour each evening and its pet-friendly policy. Located blocks from Union Square, The Drake features views of the Square from many rooms as well as the hotel's nightclub. Sir Francis Drake is well-situated for seeing all of San Francisco's most popular sites including numerous department stores, galleries, and theaters, as well as bars and restaurants. Several public transportation options are also available. For guests who want to stay in for the night, The Drake features its own restaurant and bar. Housed in a historic building, the rooms are attractive, modern, clean, and up-to-date. There are several room types available in a range of sizes. Suite accommodations allow more space and beautiful views of Nob Hill and/or Union Square. Business travelers appreciate the dedicated work spaces in the rooms, while leisure guests enjoy the in-room spa treatments that are available. Also part of a stay at Sir Francis Drake is free morning coffee and tea, a free wine happy hour every evening, and a pet-friendly policy. A prime location close to Union Square, Sir Francis Drake Hotel is considered one of the best luxury hotels in the San Francisco area.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

7.5 Good

Based on 2,878 reviews

9.3

Location

7.9

Service

4.7

Room

2.8

Comfort

Things to Know

  • Pleasant entrance area

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

12:00 PM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Parking
Fitness center
Free Wi-Fi
Increased accessibility
ATM on-site
Business center
Car rental
Concierge service
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Bicycle rental
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Air-conditioned
24hr front desk
Safe
Storage available
Elevator
Massage
Spa
Express check out
Hairdryer
Coffee shop
Babysitting/child services (surcharge)
Free Internet
Wedding services
Laundry facilities
Airport shuttle

Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Grace Cathedral 0.3 mi
  • Cable Car Museum 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Modern Art 0.5 mi
  • Asian Art Museum 0.7 mi
  • Exploratorium 1 mi
  • Lombard Street 1.1 mi

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