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Sir Francis Drake Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel

4.0 of 5 450 Powell Street, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

writing this at SFO waiting to fly home. I stayed 4 nights here and first impressions were that the web site made it look better than it actually is! (common issue these days). I checked in and was told NOTHING about where breakfast was, where it was, never got told about the skyline bar on the 21st and how to... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Sir Francis Drake is a beautiful hotel. What made it an exceptional hotel was the staff. Except for Lucerne I have never experienced such genuine concern for our needs. Every detail from the beginning was met with a smile , whatever they'd could do do make our stay more enjoyable they did. From Joel to Aleina to Jenna the... More

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Elkhorn, NE
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent few days in wine country and then a few days here before heading home. Lots of great shopping and restaurants within easy walking distance. (Found a great day spa at Westfield Center.) Walls are a little thin and can hear a lot next door, even hangers moving in the closet! Some street noise as well. The room is SMALL... More

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natchez
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful boutique style hotel close to the action in San Francisco. Cable car stops right in front! Plenty of dining and shopping right around the hotel. Stunning lobby. Rooms were nice but not spacious. Was awakened around 4 in the morning by the garbage pick up truck!

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New York, NY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I'm staying at the hotel as I write this. I really wanted to like this hotel, since all of my stays at other kimpton hotels have been stellar. But the Sir Francis Drake pretty much fails in every category. I checked-in last night and woke up with a rash. Maybe dirty sheets not sure. The hotel was super nice and... More

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Jim G, Manager at Sir Francis Drake Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Dedra28, YIKES, we definitely don't want anyone departing the hotel feeling the way you feel! Please stop by the front desk before you leave so we can make this right for you. Warm Regards, Nikki Carlson Assistant General Manager More

Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sir Francis Drake is a terrific boutique hotel in the Union Square area of San Francisco. Close to everything fun in San Francisco; there's a cable car stop right in front of the hotel! The rooms are on the smaller side, but everything was immaculate and cozy. The real star of this hotel has to be the customer service.... More

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Orlando, Fl
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in a great location….you can walk everywhere from here. Plenty of restaurants, shops, etc. I do not believe there is a/c in the lobby. The lobby was always packed and seemed to be a great place to "hang out." The bar is cool and always busy. They had a free happy hour every evening, which was nice.... More

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USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great hotel. I have stayed many times over the years. It's located just a half block from Union Square so it's within walking distance of lots of great shopping, galleries, restaurants, etc. The cable car line goes down the street right in front of the hotel. The rooms are a bit small, as with many hotels in... More

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Atlanta
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

SIR FRANCES DRAKE HOTEL – SAN FRANCISCO THINGS YOU WANT TO KNOW: 1. In-room safe 2. Mini Refrigerator (stocked with beer, liquor etc. for purchase) 3. NO Coffee/Tea Maker (however, a Keurig machine is available upon request) (excellent coffee is also served in the lobby bar in the morning 4. Flat screen TV 5. Hair dryer (stored on the back... More

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Newport Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sir Francis Drake has a great location near Union Square. The downside is that our room was quite small and needed an "update." The bathroom was really small. Amenities were fair. The afternoon wine reception was a nice touch. The price was acceptable considering the location.

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Address: 450 Powell Street, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sir Francis Drake Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 416
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Sir Francis Drake Hotel San Francisco
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