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|Distance to city centre||0.4 km|
|Nearest airport||San Francisco|
|Distance to airport||18.8 km|
|"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)|
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|bathroom very small||in 142 reviews|
|beautiful hotel||in 216 reviews|
|cable car||in 34 reviews|
|coffee in the lobby||in 43 reviews|
|elevators were slow||in 101 reviews|
|free coffee in the morning||in 44 reviews|
|great location||in 458 reviews|
|lobby bar||in 49 reviews|
|long wait||in 10 reviews|
|room service||in 334 reviews|
|staff was wonderful||in 268 reviews|
|union square||in 165 reviews|
|valet parking||in 61 reviews|
|way too small||in 8 reviews|
|wine hour||in 86 reviews|
There really wasn't anything.
The hotel was very blah. It felt like it had no personality. It seems like it was trying for a character then fell short. They cramp a King size bed in way too small of a room (such that it is uncomfortable). Their food was overpriced for what it was.
Very historic property and we checked in early. We got a wonderful corner room. Totally made the experience better
Nope. It was great
I've stayed here before and enjoy it. It is an older hotel with character. The location is about a block from Union Square so convenient. The bed was very comfortable. If you are an IHG member, there are extra perks such as free coffee in the restaurant, a wine hour on the mezzanine and an option for a $10.00 credit to "raid the mini-bar" or 400 points. There were shades for the windows that still let the light in and block out curtains when needed. There were a lot of electrical outlets at the desk.
I would have liked a coffee maker in the room and electrical outlet by the bed. The bathroom is tight with very little counter space although there were shelves above the toilet. The mini-bar prices were a bit high.
The ONLY perk to this property is it’s location, but that’s about it.
The room was very small and cramped. The gentleman at the front desk was not warm and welcoming. Parking valet is $70/night! I would not stay here again.
I really enjoyed my stay at the Kimpton. The staff was welcoming, helpful, and cheerful. The complimentary coffee and wine hour is amazing! I will definitely be coming back to the Kimpton to stay.
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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Most popular landmarks
- Grace Cathedral 0.5 km
- Cable Car Museum 0.7 km
- Museum of Modern Art 0.7 km
- Asian Art Museum 1.2 km
- Exploratorium 1.6 km
- Lombard Street 1.7 km
|San Francisco||18.8 km|
|San Francisco (Conv Ctr), California||0.8 km|
|San Francisco (Civic Center), California||1.1 km|