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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 2,559 reviews
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel - San Francisco, CA, United States
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Provider Nightly total
TripAdvisor $158
Roomer $209
Roomer $209
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 0.4 km
Location rating 9.5
Nearest airport San Francisco
Distance to airport 18.8 km

Rooms

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Classic rooms

$300+

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King bed
$2,060 per night
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Queen bed
$300 per night
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Unknown
$311 per night
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Unknown
$312 per night
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Queen bed
$323 per night
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Double bed
$323 per night
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King bed
$330 per night
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Unknown
$350 per night
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King bed
$360 per night
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Unknown
$363 per night
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Queen bed
$365 per night
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Double bed
$366 per night
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Queen bed
$381 per night
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Queen bed
$382 per night
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Double bed
$386 per night
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Queen bed
$387 per night
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Queen bed
$387 per night
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Queen bed
$387 per night
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Unknown
$387 per night
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Double bed
$400 per night
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Unknown
$406 per night
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Double bed
$413 per night
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Double bed
$417 per night
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Unknown
$424 per night
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Double bed
$426 per night
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Double bed
$454 per night
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Unknown
$455 per night
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Queen bed
$563 per night
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Unknown
$603 per night
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Unknown
$603 per night

Queen rooms

$234+

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Queen bed
$1,316 per night
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Unknown
$234 per night
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Unknown
$235 per night
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Unknown
$267 per night
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Unknown
$268 per night
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Unknown
$278 per night
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Unknown
$289 per night
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Unknown
$290 per night
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Queen bed
$296 per night
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Unknown
$300 per night
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Queen bed
$304 per night
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Unknown
$312 per night
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Queen bed
$320 per night
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Queen bed
$323 per night
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Unknown
$323 per night
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Queen bed
$329 per night
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Queen bed
$334 per night
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Unknown
$334 per night
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Unknown
$334 per night
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Unknown
$363 per night
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Queen bed
$364 per night
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Queen bed
$365 per night
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Queen bed
$380 per night
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Queen bed
$381 per night
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Queen bed
$393 per night
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Queen bed
$397 per night
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Queen bed
$459 per night
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Unknown
$485 per night
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Unknown
$508 per night
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Queen bed
$555 per night

King rooms

$158+

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King bed
$1,049 per night
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Unknown
$158 per night
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Unknown
$242 per night
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King bed
$330 per night
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King bed
$709 per night

Standard rooms

$223+

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$223 per night
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Unknown
$232 per night
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Unknown
$252 per night
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Unknown
$256 per night
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Unknown
$258 per night
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Unknown
$259 per night
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Unknown
$291 per night
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Unknown
$313 per night
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Unknown
$317 per night
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Unknown
$322 per night
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Unknown
$344 per night
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Unknown
$344 per night
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Unknown
$348 per night
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Unknown
$376 per night
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Unknown
$387 per night
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Unknown
$389 per night
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Unknown
$434 per night
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Unknown
$467 per night
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Unknown
$500 per night
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Unknown
$576 per night
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Unknown
$599 per night

Double rooms

$243+

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Unknown
$243 per night
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Unknown
$309 per night
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Unknown
$335 per night
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Unknown
$340 per night
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Double bed
$397 per night
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Double bed
$643 per night

Deluxe rooms

$348+

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Queen bed
$348 per night
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Queen bed
$484 per night
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Queen bed
$492 per night
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Queen bed
$724 per night

Reviews

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Cons

Traveller rating

331
197
127
41
21

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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
  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    9.2

    Location

    No shelf space in the bathroom Stupid facet in the bathroom sink Could barely wash your hands water every where

  • Good
    Sep 2019
    7.1

    Great location. Friendly staff. Clean. Old World atmosphere :).

    The smallest hotel room I've ever stayed in at any price. When you pay in excess of $300 per night for a room, you would expect to be able to open the closet door more than 40% of the way before it bangs into the foot of the medium-sized bed. Barely enough open floor space to accommodate our luggage. Glad we had plenty of outside activities planned.

  • Okay
    Sep 2019
    5.8

    Location was great. Hotel was below par.

    Added fees, cleanliness. I booked for my birthday and got no special treatment... At other hotels you usually get something.

  • Okay
    Sep 2019
    5.4

    Staff in breakfast cafe, door staff and concierge good.

    Check in and bar staff communication could be improved. Star bar closed but no extension to main bar for customers returning from trips. However, worst issue was the additional service charge added each day (c. 35 usd per day) for no value as the hotel did not have any additional facilities. I have since been in 2 hotels on my us holiday that have not charged additional facility / services charge and the value for money and facilities available are much better on a like for like cost basis. I would not recommend the sir Francis drake to any friends or colleagues

  • Good
    Sep 2019
    7.1

    It is great location. I booked deluxe room, therefore it was on a high floor with a great view. Staff was friendly, room was clean. I wanted to stay at this hotel for quite sometime but I won’t stay again because the only advantage is location.

    Room is not comfortable. Even though there was enough space, but there is no comfortable chair to sit down and watch TV, you can only do it in a bed. Bathroom is extremely small. No coffee maker. you can hear everything from the room next door, isolation is bad. Hotel doesn’t have room service, you can’t even order coffee in the morning, need to go outside to get anything. Hotel charges amenity fee of $29/night plus tax for.... nothing you will use. In exchange for this over $30 fee they give you $10 per day voucher to restaurant downstairs, which you may or may not use. The rest is all blurb such as newspapers in the lobby. Restaurant is adjacent, but it closes at 10pm. When I didn’t feel good at 10:15pm and asked how I could get a cup of tea, no one could help. Any extra fee can be charged only per service used. Otherwise it’s a manipulation. Shame on IHG... They refunded one night fee after we complained but as an exception. Staff member was very polite though and tried to show his compassion.

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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 2,559 reviews

9.5

Location

7.6

Service

4.8

Amenities

3.0

Comfort

Things to know

  • Friendly service

Check in

15:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

AMENITIES

Parking
Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
ATM on-site
Business centre
Car hire
Concierge service
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Bicycle hire
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Safe
Storage available
Lift
Massage
Spa
Express check out
Hairdryer
Coffee shop
Babysitting/child care services (surcharge)
Free Internet
Wedding services
Laundry facilities
Hot tub
Airport shuttle

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Location

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

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