|Distance to city center||0.2 mi|
|Nearest Airport||San Francisco|
|Distance to airport||11.7 mi|
|"The Wine hour was wonderful"||(in 47 reviews)|
|"Great location and comfortable stay"||(in 159 reviews)|
|"Beautiful hotel & wonderful location."||(in 59 reviews)|
|"Room was small windows filthy"||(in 51 reviews)|
|"Slow elevators, small room."||(in 18 reviews)|
|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|
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.
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.
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.
Small rooms Few amenities
Good location for areas of interest
The room was super tiny. Staff was nice but it sure if I would rebook.
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.
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.
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?
I lived the location and ambiance of the hotel.
Rooms could be upgraded a little bit and thought it was a little pricey.
The location was excellent. Friendly staff with spacious room. Loved the free wine cocktail reception.
Small bathrooms, placement of valet was a bad place
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.
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.
Based on 2,878 reviews
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|San Francisco||11.7 mi|
|San Francisco (Conv Ctr), California||0.5 mi|
|San Francisco (Civic Center), California||0.7 mi|