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Sir Francis Drake Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   450 Powell Street, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Drake a couple of months ago and had a lovely experience. The hotel is beautiful, and the room was perfect and a quiet oasis in the middle of the city! We loved how easy it was to get to public transit, and everyone was extremely helpful. One evening we went to the wine hour and one... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Being a old hotel and being within the city perimeters, I did not have much expectation, apart from having my fingers crossed that it would be clean and still something like the pictures they had online. This hotel definitely ticks the boxes and more. Its location is perfect, walking distance if you are inclined to shop (Macy's) down the road,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good location with excellent transport links (you can catch the cable car outside the hotel and avoid the long queues). Very nice staff. Lovely rooms. Very clean and quiet. WiFi extra (really!). Large TV but you pay extra for premium channels. Free safe. Air con of course and a good size bed. Restaurant was very good for breakfast. We ate... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For our girls week away, we choose to stay at the Sir Francis Drake because of it is centrally located in Union Square. Cable cars stop in front of hotel. Fabulous shopping and restaurants are all around you. The bellmen are dressed in period costumes and are extremely helpful. Price was good. We stayed in a double queen room which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon, and the concierge were wonderfully accommodating and made us feel so special on our special trip! The hotel is absolutely beautiful, and the room was stunning. Location was fantastic for shops and restaurants, parking was not a problem and the wine hour was a very nice touch an evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Clean hotel with great character. Stayed on 7 th floor corner room was very loud. But the bed was very comfortable and the feather pillows were a dream. Small room and bathroom but enjoyed the character of the rooms. Great location close to everything and transportation. Would have liked a mini refrig.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I got this on a Priceline Express deal, which said this was a 4 star. I'm inclined to say this place is more like a 3.75 star. Good points - free good wifi (with awards program sign up, unlimited devices), collected packages, general house staff were friendly and not hustling for tips, CO Bigelow shampoos etc in the bathroom, good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for two nights. What I really like first off is the beautiful Art Deco lobby built in 1928. High ceilings, great mirrored bar, grand staircase. Visually stunning. Found one of the best concierges ever here--Leif--who totally took care of our team personally escorting us to a great restaurant and handing us over to the manager there--who gave us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights at the end of August and after an 11 hour flight from Scotland I couldnt of been happier to find out this was my hotel! I personally find the hotel beautiful and rooms well presented and quirky , fabulous! I used the gym the first morning and I couldnt believe it was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

So enjoyable! We had a corner room and loved it! Comfortable bed, friendly and helpful staff, cool history, perfect location! The warm welcome at check in, the complimentary wine hour, and gracious staff made us feel well cared for. This was just a quick two night stay before a longer vacation in Sonoma valley but it sure kicked off our... More

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Address: 450 Powell Street, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
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Hotel Class:4 star — Sir Francis Drake Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
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