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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is in a great location within walking distance to a lot of shops, restaurants and bars. To get anywhere else in the city you can use public transportation which is easy to use. The hotel is very clean and the staff are all very friendly and helpful. We had a room with a queen bed - the room/bathroom... More

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Angels Camp, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This historic hotel has been beautifully remodeled to be modern and elegant while maintaining it's vintage past. From the breathtaking lobby, to the cleanliness of the guest rooms everything is top notch. We arrived late on the Fourth of July and were greeted with a warm welcome from the front desk staff. We were assigned a room on the 11th... More

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

Hi David, Thank-you for the awesome review; I'm so happy that you enjoyed the great location and awesome staff at the Drake. We look forward to your next visit! Jim More

Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the great doorman in the "Beefeater" uniform, to the knowledgeable staff and helpful manager, I knew this was going to be one of our best visits. Within walking distance of the shops around Union Square, a few blocks to the famous cable car turnaround, BART station and the Chinese gate to the world famous Grant Street Chinatown, this is... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a quirky hotel in the Union Square area of San Francisco. The room itself was nice, but I have to lodge my primary complaint about this hotel first - I think this was perhaps the smallest hotel bathroom I've ever been in. I understand that the building is historic, but the bathroom is so cramped, you can barely... More

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San Diego, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This remodeled hotel is charming and in a great location, adjacent to Union Square (if that's your thing) and a short walk to Market St and BART for getting around the city and beyond. Rooms are small, but that's a given what with it being a classic old hotel. Service was never bad. Sometimes it was great, other times merely... More

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although I've been to San Francisco a million times, this time I wanted to stay in a historic hotel in the thick of the action. After looking online at everything near Union Square, the Sir Francis Drake looked like what I was looking for. And it was! From the *uniformed* doorman to the gorgeous lobby to the quickly moving line... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Delicious food, amazing staff, very clean hotel and pet friendly. Best part no pet fee for the stay. The hotel is beautiful and walking distance to everything, located in the heart of San Francisco. The staff very helpful and only a phone call away.

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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Conveniently-located. Nice touches here and there. No breakfast - coffee only. Slightly overpriced. Elevators/lobby becomes party scene past 9pm Thurs-Sat (due to Starlight Room use of same elevators). We waited 5-10 minutes each time we needed the elevator to/from our room. Starlight Room will not waive cover for hotel guests.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just finished our stay at this hotel. Despite it being July 4th weekend and a large wedding going on we had a fabulous stay. It was our anniversary and the hotel provided a nice room upgrade, late check - out, lots of good wishes and many smiles. The hotel is located in the heart of Union Square, many restaurants to... More

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We really enjoyed our stay - the lobby is stunning, service impeccable, and rooms were spacious and beautiful (as with most Kimptons). Great rates, too! Can't go wrong if you want to stay on Union Square.

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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*
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Sir Francis Drake Hotel San Francisco
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#8 Green Hotel in San Francisco #31 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco #34 Business Hotel in San Francisco #73 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco #79 Family Hotel in San Francisco
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The Sir Francis Drake Hotel, housed in a landmark building in the heart of Union Square, is quintessential San Francisco: exciting, romantic, timelessly elegant and unique. The ornately decorated lobby, old-world hospitality, and Tom Sweeney, the hotel's infamous Beefeater doorman, transport you to another time and place. The legendary Starlight Room, the adjacent Scala's Bistro and unmatched hospitality complete the picture to create an unforgettable San Francisco experience. ... more   less 
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