Overview

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

450 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
+1 415 392 7755

$197+

Overall guest ratings

7.8/10 Good
Based on 2,788 reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.3
  • 8.5
  • 6.0
  • 5.9

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  • Pleasant entrance area

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    About

    Location. Built in 1928 and renovated in September 2011, the Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, California, is one of the city's most revered properties. Positioned on Union Square, this downtown hotel is located within 0.5 blocks of many fashionable shopping boutiques, nightclubs, and entertainment venues. The business district and Moscone Convention Center are within 0.5 mile (0.8 kilometer). Chinatown is 5 blocks away and the Opera House is 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from this hotel.

    Hotel Features. Doormen in full Beefeater regalia offer assistance at this landmark hotel, home to The Starlight Room, a famous 1930s-style nightclub featuring dancing, live entertainment, and a 180-degree view of downtown San Francisco. The hotel features Grand chandeliers and palettes of gold, purple, and red that welcome guests into the lobby area, complete with plush seating and paintings of Sir Francis Drake. Seared salmon fillets, paper-thin carpaccios and boeuf bourguignons are showcased at Scala's Bistro. The Starlight Room offers Sunday brunch with attitude, including a live drag show (reservations required). The property also features a Starbucks. A winding marble staircase leads to the mezzanine lounge, which overlooks Union Square and the cable cars below. The hotel hosts 16 meeting rooms, encompassing 16,000 square feet (1,486 square meters) of meeting space. Business travelers can take advantage of a 24-hour business center with WiFi and wired Internet (included in resort fee). Guests have access to the fully equipped fitness center (included in resort fee). ATM banking is available on site. Luggage storage is available. Childcare is available for a fee.

    Guestrooms. Accommodations at the Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel feature slim dressers; large, leaning mirrors; and jewel-tone colored fabrics. Windows frame downtown views and bathrooms contain eco-friendly Aveda toiletries and bathrobes. Rooms offer digital TVs, phones, and WiFi and wired Internet (surcharge). Guests' pets receive welcome kits that includes toys, treats, and loaned dog beds.

    The Kimpton Sir Francis Drake is a smoke-free property. Penalties apply for violations.

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    Amenities

    • Parking
    • Fitness center
    • Facilities for Disabled Guests
    • ATM on-site
    • Business center
    • Car rental
    • Wi-Fi
    • Concierge service
    • Laundry service
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Room service
    • Bicycle rental
    • Spa
    • No smoking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Air-conditioned
    • 24 Hour Front Desk
    • Night club
    • Safe
    • Storage available
    • Express check out
    • Coffee shop
    • Babysitting/child services (surcharge)
    • Internet (surcharge)
    • Wedding services
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    Reviews

    Guest reviews

    Overall Rating

    7.8 Good
    Based on 2,788 reviews
    • 9.3 "Terrific location."
      9.8 "98% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      9.8 "98% liked the proximity to shopping."
      10.0 "Near to public transport, according to 100%."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
      10.0 "City centre within easy reach, said 100%."
    • 8.5 "Great service."
      9.0 "90% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.4 "74% said the reception staff was great."
      8.1 "81% thought the service was very professional."
      9.0 "90% said the concierge service was amazing."
      10.0 "100% said the recreation staff was great."
      8.1 "Management was excellent, said 81%."
    • 7.3 "Good bar."
      9.3 "Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 93%."
    • 6.8 "Internet is average."
      5.9 "59% thought the wifi quality was ok."
    • 6.5 "Vibe was decent."
    • 6.0 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 5.9 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 5.6 "Average cleanliness."
      5.3 "Only 53% said rooms were clean enough."
      5.8 "58% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average."
    • 4.0 "Rooms are not good."
      0.9 "91% said rooms were small."
      1.0 "90% complained about the bathroom."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
      1.2 "88% thought they were poorly maintained."
      0.8 "For 92%, the rooms looked old."
      4.3 "57% found problems with the furniture."
      4.7 "53% were disappointed with the minibar."
      1.9 "81% said the bathroom was dirty."
      3.2 "68% had problems with the shower."
      3.4 "66% thought the tv was sub-standard."
      2.2 "Air conditioning was criticized by 78%."
    • 2.4 "Quite uncomfortable."
      0.9 "91% said rooms were small."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
      2.2 "78% thought it was too noisy."
      2.2 "Air conditioning was criticized by 78%."
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    Overall Rating

    7.7 Good
    Based on 1,589 reviews
    • 9.5 "Terrific location."
      9.8 "98% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      9.8 "98% liked the proximity to shopping."
      10.0 "Near to public transport, according to 100%."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
    • 8.5 "Great service."
      9.1 "91% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.5 "75% said the reception staff was great."
      8.0 "80% thought the service was very professional."
      9.2 "92% said the concierge service was amazing."
      8.1 "Management was excellent, said 81%."
    • 7.3 "Good bar."
    • 6.6 "Internet is average."
      5.7 "57% thought the wifi quality was ok."
    • 6.4 "Vibe was decent."
    • 6.1 "Average amenities."
      6.2 "62% thought the building was acceptable."
    • 5.8 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 5.1 "Average cleanliness."
      6.2 "62% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average."
    • 3.6 "Rooms are not good."
      1.0 "90% said rooms were small."
      1.0 "90% complained about the bathroom."
      0.0 "100% criticized the small bathroom."
      4.7 "53% said rooms were dirty."
      1.0 "90% thought they were poorly maintained."
      4.7 "53% were disappointed with the minibar."
      0.7 "For 93%, the rooms looked old."
      4.3 "57% found problems with the furniture."
      1.9 "81% said the bathroom was dirty."
      3.8 "62% thought the tv was sub-standard."
      3.6 "64% had problems with the shower."
      2.4 "Air conditioning was criticized by 76%."
    • 2.4 "Quite uncomfortable."
      1.0 "90% said rooms were small."
      0.0 "100% criticized the small bathroom."
      1.9 "81% thought it was too noisy."
      2.4 "Air conditioning was criticized by 76%."
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    Overall Rating

    8.2 Excellent
    Based on 641 reviews
    • 9.3 "Terrific location."
      9.9 "99% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      9.7 "97% liked the proximity to shopping."
      10.0 "Near to public transport, according to 100%."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
    • 8.5 "Great service."
      9.1 "91% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.3 "73% said the reception staff was great."
      8.0 "80% thought the service was very professional."
    • 7.1 "Good bar."
    • 7.1 "Internet works."
    • 6.6 "Vibe was decent."
    • 6.1 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 5.8 "Average cleanliness."
      5.5 "Only 55% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 3.9 "Rooms are not good."
      1.0 "90% said rooms were small."
      1.1 "89% complained about the bathroom."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
      1.6 "84% thought they were poorly maintained."
      3.3 "67% had problems with the shower."
      0.7 "For 93%, the rooms looked old."
      4.8 "52% were disappointed with the minibar."
      4.8 "52% found problems with the furniture."
    • 2.4 "Quite uncomfortable."
      1.0 "90% said rooms were small."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
      2.5 "75% thought it was too noisy."
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    Overall Rating

    7.4 Good
    Based on 250 reviews
    • 9.4 "Terrific location."
      9.9 "99% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
    • 8.9 "Great service."
      9.2 "92% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.6 "76% said the reception staff was great."
      8.3 "83% thought the service was very professional."
    • 6.3 "Average amenities."
      6.3 "63% thought the building was acceptable."
      6.9 "69% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so."
    • 5.8 "Vibe was decent."
      6.9 "69% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so."
    • 5.1 "Average cleanliness."
    • 3.7 "Rooms are not good."
      1.0 "90% said rooms were small."
      1.1 "89% complained about the bathroom."
      1.3 "87% thought they were poorly maintained."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
    • 2.3 "Quite uncomfortable."
      1.0 "90% said rooms were small."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
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    Overall Rating

    7.3 Good
    Based on 306 reviews
    • 9.4 "Terrific location."
      9.7 "97% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
    • 8.0 "Great service."
      8.7 "87% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.2 "72% said the reception staff was great."
    • 7.3 "Good bar."
    • 6.2 "Vibe was decent."
    • 6.0 "Average amenities."
      6.0 "60% thought the building was acceptable."
    • 5.5 "Average value."
    • 5.3 "Average cleanliness."
      5.1 "Only 51% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 3.5 "Rooms are not good."
      0.8 "92% complained about the bathroom."
      0.8 "92% said rooms were small."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
      1.2 "88% thought they were poorly maintained."
      2.7 "73% had problems with the shower."
      0.7 "For 93%, the rooms looked old."
    • 2.1 "Quite uncomfortable."
      0.8 "92% said rooms were small."
      2.0 "80% thought it was too noisy."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
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    City Hotel
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