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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 1,602 reviews
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel - San Francisco, CA, United States
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Value for money

6.7

Distance to city centre

0.4 km

Location rating

9.3

Nearest airport

San Francisco

Distance to airport

18.8 km

Rooms

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Double rooms

$215+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Unknown
$215
Double bed
$299
Double bed
$397
Double bed
$405
Unknown
$441
Double bed
$903

Standard rooms

$232+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Unknown
$232
Unknown
$256
Unknown
$268
Unknown
$271
Unknown
$274
Unknown
$279
Unknown
$288
Unknown
$288
Unknown
$300
Unknown
$300
Unknown
$309
Unknown
$325
Unknown
$335
Unknown
$340
Queen bed
$380
Unknown
$389
Unknown
$419
Unknown
$424
Unknown
$448
Unknown
$456
Unknown
$467
Unknown
$491
Unknown
$571

Deluxe rooms

$259+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Unknown
$259
Unknown
$264
Unknown
$274
Unknown
$274
Unknown
$281
Unknown
$283
Unknown
$348
Unknown
$355
Unknown
$356
Unknown
$356
Unknown
$393
Unknown
$444
Unknown
$474
Queen bed
$571

Queen rooms

$231+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Queen bed
$231
Unknown
$269
Unknown
$269
Unknown
$278
Queen bed
$279
Unknown
$286
Queen bed
$300
Unknown
$300
Unknown
$303
Queen bed
$309
Queen bed
$324
Unknown
$331
Queen bed
$343
Queen bed
$371
Queen bed
$374
Unknown
$377
Queen bed
$378
Unknown
$390
Queen bed
$392

Classic rooms

$312+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Unknown
$312
Double bed
$321
Double bed
$343
Unknown
$343
Double bed
$352
Double bed
$377
Double bed
$380
Double bed
$395
Unknown
$413
Double bed
$421
Unknown
$512
Queen bed
$583
Double bed
$590
Unknown
$674

Reviews

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Traveller rating

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  • Okay
    Nov 2019
    5.7

    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

  • Okay
    Nov 2018
    5.1

    Not the nicest

    Old hotel, tiny rooms, very noisy with protestors with very little effort made by staff to make situation better. first room didn't have working heating and had to wait an hour for a new room at 11pm.

  • Okay
    Dec 2017
    5.7

    Overrated historic hotel

    Excellent location just one block from Union Square.

    Because we received a low room rate through Kayak we were told “there were no king or queen rooms available and had to accept two double beds or “an historic (tiny) room”. The bathroom in this double room was damaged, tiny & you had to hold the toilet lever down for several seconds in order for it to work. Even though we were on the eighth floor, because the window has not been upgraded the noise level from the street was disturbing. And finally, it is ridiculous that people have to lineup and wait 5 to 15 minuets to get an elevator in the lobby. There are 4 elevators for a few hundred rooms which inadequately services the guests. Not recommended for a comfortable visit.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2017
    10.0

    well-located, historic, functional

    The Sir Francis Drake is adjacent to Union Square, Chinatown + the cable car line. You can walk to almost anything you need, and you don't need to go far. The staff is always helpful, even to late arrivals wanting a different room. The housekeepers respect "do not disturb" signs -- important when paperwork is left everywhere -- but are quick to make up a room when you're ready. AND it's across the street from Sears Fine Food, another SF tradition.

    When it's busy, the elevators take a minute to get to you. Be prepared to wait. The bar backs up, too, and that can mean getting a drink when it's crowded is an ordeal -- especially since the lobby cab get loud. But the people are nice, so in terms of this negative, it's really just a fact that's not terrible.

  • Okay
    Jul 2017
    6.0

    Wine hour

    Small rooms Few amenities

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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

16:00

Check out

11:30

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
Cribs available
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Smoke alarms
Golf
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Hairdryer
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Wake-up service
Storage available
Linens
Towels
Lift
Massage
Accessible by lift
Alarm clock
Body soap
Bottle of water
Breakfast in the room
Carpeted
Cleaning products
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
Radio
Safety deposit box
Secured parking
Shampoo
Shower
Socket near the bed
Telephone
Toilet
Toilet paper
Dustbins
TV
Upper floors accessible by lift
Valet parking
Wardrobe or closet
Daily housekeeping
Fax/photocopying
Shops (on site)
Special diet menus (on request)
Tour desk
Pay-per-view channels
Bathrobe
Ticket service
First-aid kit
Contactless check-in/check-out
Physical distancing in dining areas
Physical distancing rules
Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
24-hour security
Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning service
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
Spa
Express check out
Coffee shop
Babysitting/child care services (surcharge)
Free Internet
Wedding services
Bicycle hire
Safe
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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