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    Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

    450 Powell Street, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504
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    • Terrible5%
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    This Kimpton was our second. Also spent a few days at a Kimpton property in Seattle where we had a totally different experience! I'll start with positives...Great location in Union Square (although since my last trip to SF, the homeless situation is out of hand...More

    2  Thank lovelapunta
    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    Good location and thats basically what you pay for! They have limited time for great coffee, from 7:30 to 9 am. However if was 5 to 9 and there was no coffee and they will not refill:( very clean and nice vanity kit! We will...More

    Thank Cartagena500
    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    A great location for proximity to downtown San Francisco. The service was outstanding- friendly and helpful. The entrance is attractive and old fashioned- reminiscent of a different era. The rooms are ok sized and have been spruced up and improved. The only problem was the...More

    Thank Matthew J
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    We have stayed at Kimpton hotels before and have always had such wonderful experiences, then we stayed at Sir Frances Drake and that changed everything!! Our room was filthy!! Simply unacceptable! Our shower and bathtub were filthy. As you can see from the pictures it...More

    2  Thank max8587
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We live an hour away so I knew exactly where the hotel is located, at Union Square. We arrived on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and walked about 5minutes to the hotel. It was very easy. Parking is strictly valet and about $50 night, so...More

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    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • $177 - $717 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #18 Green Hotel in San Francisco
    • #48 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
    • #58 Business Hotel in San Francisco
    • #70 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
    • Room types
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 416
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    Maria C
    January 7, 2018|
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    Response from fas372 | Reviewed this property |
    I believe it's pet friendly. Other Kimptons I've stayed at have been very pet friendly.
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    Eve H
    January 6, 2018|
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    Response from Kenneth D | Reviewed this property |
    No. Free coffee and tea in the lobby until 11 AM.
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    Christophechri
    December 9, 2017|
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    Response from LouiseS47 | Reviewed this property |
    San Fran tax and a tax to cover their health cover! Expect lots of add ons but that’s what you get in the USA
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    "Just do not stay here"
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    "Wine hour is served at all Kimptons between 5-6 pm daily"
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    "Go w deluxe "historical" is code word for small"
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    "corner rooms are great. Windows are double pane glass and the rooms quiet."
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