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|Distance to city centre||0.4 km|
|Nearest airport||San Francisco|
|Distance to airport||18.8 km|
|"Just steps from Union Square!"||(in 93 reviews)|
|"Great location Staff wonderful."||(in 190 reviews)|
|"Beautiful hotel & wonderful location."||(in 76 reviews)|
|"Room was small windows filthy"||(in 51 reviews)|
|"The elevators are AWFUL."||(in 24 reviews)|
|"No countertop room; lighting is horrible."||(in 54 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|
Room was small.
Good location. Friendly concierge and staff.
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
Location. Free wine tasting.
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 2,448 reviews
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- Friendly service
Policies vary by room type and provider.
FAQs when booking at Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel
Where is Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel located?
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel is located at 450 Powell Street in Union Square Area, 0.4 km from the centre of San Francisco. Grace Cathedral is the closest landmark to Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel?
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel.
Does Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.
Does Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel offer free parking?
No, Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel does not offer free parking.
Does Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel from the airport?
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel is 18.7 km from Oakland. Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel is 18.8 km from San Francisco.
Does Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel have a pool?
No, Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel does not have a pool on-site.
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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|