Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

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

Cheapest
rate per night

7.7

Good
based on 1,602 reviews
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel - San Francisco, CA
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Value for money

6.7

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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Queen Rooms

$180+

Bed type
Provider
Nightly
Queen bed
$180 per night
Unknown
$188 per night
Queen bed
$190 per night
Queen bed
$194 per night
Queen bed
$194 per night
Unknown
$197 per night
Unknown
$200 per night
Unknown
$200 per night
Unknown
$200 per night
Unknown
$222 per night
Queen bed
$244 per night
Queen bed
$327 per night
Queen bed
$350 per night

Deluxe Rooms

$246+

Bed type
Provider
Nightly
Unknown
$246 per night
Unknown
$253 per night
Unknown
$271 per night
Unknown
$320 per night
Unknown
$326 per night
Unknown
$339 per night
Unknown
$339 per night
Unknown
$357 per night
Unknown
$368 per night
Unknown
$389 per night
Unknown
$405 per night
Unknown
$408 per night
Unknown
$487 per night
Unknown
$721 per night

Standard Rooms

$157+

Bed type
Provider
Nightly
Unknown
$157 per night
Unknown
$157 per night
Unknown
$159 per night
Unknown
$176 per night
Unknown
$186 per night
Unknown
$187 per night
Unknown
$187 per night
Unknown
$192 per night
Unknown
$193 per night
Unknown
$195 per night
Unknown
$195 per night
Unknown
$203 per night
Unknown
$204 per night
Unknown
$204 per night
Unknown
$223 per night
Unknown
$229 per night
Unknown
$230 per night
Unknown
$236 per night
Unknown
$243 per night
Unknown
$268 per night

Double Rooms

$143+

Bed type
Provider
Nightly
Unknown
$143 per night
Unknown
$247 per night
Double bed
$276 per night
Double bed
$302 per night
Unknown
$309 per night
Unknown
$343 per night
Double bed
$423 per night

Classic Rooms

$196+

Bed type
Provider
Nightly
Unknown
$196 per night
Double bed
$197 per night
Double bed
$219 per night
Double bed
$238 per night
Double bed
$240 per night
Double bed
$240 per night
Unknown
$277 per night
Unknown
$277 per night
Queen bed
$278 per night
Double bed
$298 per night
Double bed
$363 per night
Unknown
$507 per night
Double bed
$532 per night

Reviews

Pros

Cons

Traveler rating

273
166
104
17
2

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beautiful hotel in 254 reviews
beautiful lobby in 17 reviews
cable car in 31 reviews
coffee in lobby in 73 reviews
comfortable bed in 36 reviews
comfortable room in 313 reviews
elevators were slow in 96 reviews
expensive parking in 68 reviews
extra fee in 32 reviews
free wine in 82 reviews
great location in 534 reviews
great staff in 307 reviews
hotel room in 13 reviews
san francisco in 63 reviews
small bathroom in 147 reviews
starlight in 16 reviews
way too small in 16 reviews
  • Excellent
    Mar 2020
    10.0

    Structure And hospitality!

  • Good
    Feb 2020
    7.0

    This hotel was the baseline of quality I'd expect for a hotel of this level of service, location, and history. The room had a large and very comfortable bed, and large bright windows with a fantastic view of the city. Loved the view and the high floor and the pillows. My sleep quality felt good. The location is great, very close to Union Square, though be warned this area gets many homeless wanderers after 9pm.

    I can't tell if the hotel rooms have been renovated recently. The decor is not at all my taste. Everything is black and red and has a weird woman-in-her-60s-sexual-reawakening vibe, down to the toys offered in the hotel dresser. The bathroom lighting was awful and there was no makeup mirror so you had to lean way over the large counter. Everything just felt cringey and poorly done. The lobby was dusty and tired. I waited 10 minutes for baggage claim. We could hear the club on the 21st floor from our room on the 16th floor until late hours of the night. If I were revisiting San Francisco in this area, I'd choose Hotel Emblem a block away instead of this hotel.

  • Excellent
    Feb 2020
    9.0

    It is a older style hotel But very clean staff is very helpful and courteous definitely would stay there again

    The parking

  • Excellent
    Feb 2020
    8.8

    Everything is good

    They should allow bike service after 6 aswell

  • Okay
    Feb 2020
    6.0

    Location. Very near Chinatown and several eating facilities close. Manager was very helpful. Opportunity for catamaran tour was very nice.

    Small rooms, POOR lighting of bathroom, no tubs, condescending and rude staff. The concierge was also not available often, and when he was, was not able to produce opportunities like a top level concierge in a city like New York or Rome. The "amenities" provided which we never used. These included: bicycles, wine bar, in-room yoga mats, use of business center (not centre - we live in the US not Britain), and use of fitness center (not centre again). When questioned about these, the hotel staff seemed shocked that we did not consider them important. Additionally, I found it funny that they thought we should appreciate the 14% room tax (daily) along with the $33.77 destination fee (daily) for both rooms because.....(wait for it) we were in San Francisco. They acted as if our lives should be complete because we had stayed in San Francisco. My family and I have traveled all over the world and San Francisco ranks in the probably the bottom third of destinations.

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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

7.7 Good

based on 1,602 reviews

8.1

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

8.2

Staff

6.7

Value for money

Check in

4:00 PM

Check out

11:30 AM

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
Cribs available
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Bicycle rental
Golf
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Hairdryer
Air-conditioned
24hr front desk
Storage available
Linens
Towels
Elevator
Massage
Accessible by elevator
Alarm clock
Body soap
Breakfast in the room
Carpeted
Clothes rack
Conditioner
Desk
Family rooms
Feather pillow
Flat-screen TV
Free toiletries
Heating
Hypoallergenic pillow
Key card access
Laptop safe
Non-feather pillow
Parking garage
Private bathroom
Private parking
Radio
Safety deposit box
Secured parking
Shampoo
Shower
Smoke alarm
Socket near the bed
Telephone
Toilet
Toilet paper
Trash cans
TV
Upper floors accessible by elevator
Valet parking
Wardrobe or closet
Wi-Fi available in all areas
Daily housekeeping
Fax/photocopying
Shops (on site)
Special diet menus (on request)
Tour desk
Wake-up service
Pay-per-view channels
Bathrobe
Ticket service
Spa
Express check out
Coffee shop
Babysitting/child services (surcharge)
Free Internet
Wedding services
Safe
Airport shuttle

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Bar (3)
Lobby (1)
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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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