Sir Francis Drake Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel

Sir Francis Drake Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel

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Ranked #25 in San Francisco hotels
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450 Powell Street, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Description
Set in the heart of San Francisco, this hotel is close to Union Square, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, as well as TransAmerica Pyramid. Additional attractions include Asian Art Museum of San ... Read more
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Features.
Dining options at Sir Francis Drake a Kimpton Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. This 3.5 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, a technology helpdesk, and limo/town car service. Complimentary wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available in public areas. This San Francisco property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Business services, wedding services, concierge services, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/café, valet parking, and multilingual staff.

Guestrooms.
There are 416 guestrooms at Sir Francis Drake a Kimpton Hotel. Beds come with down comforters. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, bathrobes, and hair dryers. In addition to complimentary wireless and wired high speed Internet access, guestrooms offer multi line phones, voice mail, and complimentary newspapers. Televisions have premium cable channels, DVD players, and video game consoles. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, minibars, blackout drapes/curtains, and electronic check out. Guests may request a turndown service, hypo allergenic bedding, and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.



Notifications and Fees:

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Valet parking: US$ 47 per night
  • Valet parking large vehicle: US$ 52.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Amenities

Bar
Restaurant
Fitness Center
Spa Services
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Business Center
Childcare
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms
Room Service

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Local from San Francisco, California, USA

They're currently holding a holiday tea event with Crown and Crumpets, and I had the opportunity to experience it. Wait staff was very attentive and one of them was nice enough to take our group photo in front of their beautifully decorated Christmas tree. I hope they do this again next year.

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Local from San Francisco, California, USA

One of my favorite hotels in San Francisco. It's beautiful historic Art Deco design and history make this a fun and nostalgic place to stay or stop by for a cocktail at their stunning bar. There's a great restaurant "Scala's" and a Starbucks attached to the hotel.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Swank accommodations! There was even a leopard print bathrobe hanging in the closet for guests! There is a club lounge on the 21st floor.

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Stayed here during the holidays with my family and it is a hotel with a lot of character. Apparently one of the most haunted places in San Francisco but it has definitely been updated. Still has a vintage touch though. Rooms are nice but bathrooms are tiny, the location is prime as it is walking distance to Union Square.

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Brentwood, California

The location is perfect - right in the heart of the shopping area and blocks from the theaters. The cable car goes right up the hill from there. They used to do a tea in the afternoon, but I'm not sure they still do. The view from the restaurant at the top is spectacular. We've stayed at other Kimptons and are always happy with their rooms and staff. It's pricey, but San Francisco is worth it and who knows what celebrity you might see in the lobby.

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San Diego, California

Loved the historic nature of the Drake Hotel. We were in town for a short weekend and they were conveniently located within walking distance of some great restaurants and points of interest. We ate at the hotel restaurant, which served delicious Italian fare at a reasonable price.

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Phoenix, Arizona

This hotel has a very classy and old feeling. When you walk in it feels like your in 50's hanging out with movie stars. They have a bar in the lobby plus one on the top floor ( starlight room ). The bar on the top floor has a view of the city and they make an amazing dirty martini. The starlight room has a DJ on the weekends and a small dance floor.

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Naperville, Illinois, USA

This hotel is lovely! It is older and retains its historical charms even as it's fairly well updated. Could use a pool, but I'm crazy for swimming in hotel pools on trips. Not everyone's priority. DIRECTLY across the street from the amazing Sears Restaurant (go!), super friendly staff, accommodating to the point of "I'm not worthy!" (but I am & you are too. go!)

Recommended for:History Buffs
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Marysville, Washington

Love, love, love this hotel!! This is a Kimpton Hotel which means that it's a dog friendly hotel (you DO NOT need to pay a fee for your dog or dogs). We have 4 dogs and we brought all of them on our road trip! Not only are they dog friendly but the location (smack in the middle of the shopping world) is awesome and the rooms are super clean and has a warm and welcoming feeling to it!! Great views as well! There is a park in between the hotel and Macy's for your dog to do their business and to walk your dogs around. They have great room service as well. They have Aveda bath products. The only downfall is that if you have a car than parking is expensive! It cost us $49 per day cause we had a SUV, but if you drive a hybrid they do give you a discount on parking. It is San Francisco, so parking is expensive in general. Well worth staying at this fabulous hotel with your dogs! We look for Kimpton Hotels when traveling with our dogs and when traveling without our dogs.

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Napa, California, USA

This is actually my least favorite Kimpton hotel to stay at. The location is superb, and the Starlight Lounge is on top, but I find the rooms a little drab. Also, I absolutely HATE the noise here. Not the hotel bar, the street noise bothered me all night long.

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Fremont, California, USA

An interesting boutique hotel in Union Square. As with most Kimptom properties, this hotel has a boutiquey feel to it. The staff is dressed up in costumes which I find a bit gimmicky - but hey whatever works right?

The rooms are decently sized, following the same theme as the dress of the employees. This would be a good hotel for the kids, but nowdays I just prefer something clean and simple.

Recommended for:Family Travelers
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Beverly Hills, California, USA

Dog friendly (no extra fees). Nice and friendly staff. Crisp white sheets. Aveda toiletries.

Done.

The standard room was on the small side and the queen bed felt like a full bed (good for cuddling). I am not complaining for $99. The basics are inside the room: iron, extra pillow, and a nice tv.

But not modern enough for me. I like my plasmas, platform beds, and a terry robe waiting for me.

Aside from being somewhat out dated with boisterous red velvet decor in the lobby (what do you expect, it's an old building), we enjoyed our stay here.

RECOMMEND if you have pets and not staying in the room during the day.

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Rolling Hills Estates, California

Amazing restaurants.
The view of the city from the penthouse is amazing.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Minato, Japan
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San Jose, California, USA
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Irvine, California
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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • iPod docking station
Dining & Drinks
  • Nightclub
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Shopping on site
  • Video-game console
  • Fitness facilities
  • In-room massage available
Transportation
  • Limo or Town Car service available
Parking
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Pets
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Meeting rooms 16
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • 24-hour business center
  • ATM/banking
Bath
  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
Bed
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Minibar
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • Digital TV service
  • Pay movies
  • HDTV
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bathrobes
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 416
  • Number of floors - 21
  • Year Built 1928
  • Express check-out
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