Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel

Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel

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

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About Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel

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    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

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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Amenities at Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel

  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Valet parking
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Conditioner

Services and conveniences

  • Business center
  • Car rental
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Bottle of water
  • 24hr front desk


  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Refrigerator
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee machine


  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom


  • Family rooms
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Telephone
  • Storage available

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Valet parking
  • Private parking

Accessibility and suitability

  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • No smoking


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Bicycle rental
  • Golf


  • Wardrobe or closet

Family friendly

  • Cribs available


  • Fitness center


  • Massage

Reviews of Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel

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5.7 Passable
Pros:Good location. Friendly concierge and staff.
Cons:old, musky facilities. Porcelain in bathroom looks yellowish. Rooms tiny. “Amenities fee” makes no sense. Only “amenity” is a Glass of wine in the afternoon. They should charge for that explicitly instead of through a Flat fee
5.1 Passable
Cons: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.
5.7 Passable
Pros:Excellent location just one block from Union Square.
Cons: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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: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.
Cons: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.
6.0 Okay
Pros:Wine hour
Cons:Small rooms Few amenities
5.7 Passable
Pros:Good location for areas of interest
Cons:The room was super tiny. Staff was nice but it sure if I would rebook.
9.7 Excellent
Pros: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,
Cons:Blocked drains and a dicky light switch were a slight issue but were attended to promptly.
7.7 Good
Pros:It was nice staying here again, it was comfortable and the price is the best for the location.
Cons: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.
8.5 Great
Pros: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.
Cons:Tiny bathroom but then, who comes to San Francisco to hang out in the bathroom?
8.2 Great
Pros:I lived the location and ambiance of the hotel.
Cons:Rooms could be upgraded a little bit and thought it was a little pricey.


450 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

What's nearby

  • Grace Cathedral0.3 mi
  • Cable Car Museum0.4 mi
  • Museum of Modern Art0.5 mi
  • Asian Art Museum0.7 mi
  • Exploratorium1 mi
  • Lombard Street1.1 mi
  • Fisherman's Wharf1.4 mi
  • Pier 391.5 mi
  • Musée Mécanique1.5 mi
  • Palace of Fine Arts2.4 mi
  • Alcatraz2.7 mi
  • Walt Disney Family Museum2.9 mi
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Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:30 AM


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  • Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel is located at 450 Powell Street in Union Square Area, 0.2 miles from the center of San Francisco. Grace Cathedral is the closest landmark to Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel.

  • Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:30 AM at Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel.

  • Yes, Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel is 11.6 miles from Oakland. Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel is 11.7 miles from San Francisco.

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San Francisco

Distance to airport

11.7 mi