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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is in a great location, right on union square wit all the shops. The Westfield Centre is only literally down the road and don't need to catch a tram to the bottom as it only took us like 5 minutes or just pay $6 to get on the tram, the tram stops right outside the hotel. There were... More

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Calabasas, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have stayed at this boutique hotel on several occasions and am always happy with the experience. The hotel is centrally located (which does lend itself to being a little noisy from the rooms) with a bellman and nice lobby that is reminiscent of the 1920's. It boasts a fun bar scene upon your first entrance and a staff that... More

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent 3 nights here, first time in SanFrancisco. Great hotel, concierge (Leif) extremely informative providing wonderful options for our time in the city. Clean room, small but ok! Complimentary wine and an appetizer late in the day. Doorman available to help with cab, shuttle. Thank you!

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

Hey Traveler, Thank you for the great 5 Star review! I am glad you had such a great time with us. Leif is truly an ambassador of the city and we are so lucky to have him here. I am glad you were able to join us for wine hour; it is the best hour in the hotel! We look... More

Morgantown, Pennsylvania, United States
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't get a room facing Union Square. I would have thought it would be nice to have a room overlooking the square, but the windows seem paper thin, and let in every little noise. I barely got any sleep from the sirens, cable cars, and musicians. The room was comfortable, but the bathroom was very small. There wasn't any extra... More

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

Hey Paul, Thank you for the review. I am a little disappointed that we didn't leave you saying 'WOW'. The city noise does disturb some and to other it's a soothing sound, I am disappointed that you were not able to get a better night sleep. I am glad you enjoyed the Starlight Lounge! Thank you as always for your... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I travel a lot for business and always enjoy staying at this hotel. It is in the heart of San Francisco -- in Union Square. The food is great at its restaurant. The hotel's night club -- the Starlight Room -- is a happening place on a Friday or Saturday. This hotel has a lot of charm and history, and... More

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

Hey Steven, What a great review! We love that we are your favorite. From the sounds of it you were able to enjoy all aspects of our hotel which is great! Chef Larry and his team do a fantastic job in Scala's, I am glad you enjoyed it. Excellent service is the key to the magic, I am glad you... More

Clyde, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed four nights, hotel was clean and tidy. Great location for getting around the town with everything in reasonable walking distance to facilitate transport. Overall the room was on the small side but adequate and the bathroom was the same. Although the "theme" is historic, a make over wouldn't go astray. Still with its location I would recommend this place... More

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

Hey Traveler, Thank you for the 4 star review! Our location is prime, right amongst great shopping, restaurants, and easily accessible to all parts of the city; I am glad you were able to experience that. The historic nature of our building does leave rooms a little smaller than other hotels, but I am glad you found the space clean... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from San Francisco -- always have fun there but our stay at the Sir Francis Drake made it all the better. First off they remembered our anniversary so when we got to our room there was Prosecco and chocolate covered strawberries...and that was just the start. We also had a great time talking with Leif and Vilmen about... More

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

Hey Sam, Thank you for the great 5 star review! We are glad you chose to spend such a special occasion with us; we love to help our guests celebrate whenever possible! Leif and Vilen are awesome I am glad they took such great care of you. We look forward to you celebrating more anniversaries with us! Cheers, Nikki Carlson... More

Alta Loma, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
6 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The sounds of the city and the service especially by the uniformed Doormen made our visit extremely enjoyable. The rooms are 1920s sized small and quaint. Could have used a bigger closet but that's the beauty of this old hotel. Always love San Francisco ! C&H

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

Hey Traveler, Thank you for the great 4 star review! I love to hear that you enjoyed the historic charm of the hotel; the grand architecture in lobby is truly beautiful! Our doormen really are something special to the hotel and to the city! We hope to see you on your next trip to San Francisco. Warm Regards, Nikki Carlson... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at the Sir Francis hotel for about 4 days and it was simply delightful. I have stayed at many kimpton hotels and I have never been wrong. With kimpton hotels you definitely pay for the quality in service. If you needwd anything, you just had to simply call the front desk... But the best part of my... More

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

Hey Traveler, Thank you for the AMAZING review! I am delighted that you had such a wonderful visit to our beautiful city! Jenna is a Rockstar I am glad she took such great care of you. We look forward to having you visit us again. Warm Regards, Nikki Carlson Assistant General Manager More

North Salt Lake, Utah
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208 reviews 208 reviews
66 hotel reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

he Sir Francis Drake has all the amenities you'd expect of a Kimpton right down to the leopard robe in the closet. The rooms are a little small, perfect for a single traveler or an overnight stay. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are clean. My only real complaint about the room was the small size of the bathroom,... More

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

Hey Traveler, Thank you for the great review! It sounds like you experienced all we have to offer from coffee service to the Starlight Lounge. We really do have a lot of fun parking here, and I am glad our staff was able to show that side they are a great crew. So you got the inside scoop on the... 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*
Number of rooms: 416
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Sir Francis Drake Hotel San Francisco
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