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Sir Francis Drake Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Grand and pretty hotel - impressive lobby and lobby bar (albeit not very intimate for evening drinks) - solid location for visitors wanting to do the whole Union Square thing. Have had better service at other Kimpton properties (am a Tier 3 rewards member) - front desk staff were "eh" when checking in (had to wait about 15 minutes even... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for 3 nights at the start of our US, Canada tour. It's in a good location just off of Union Square. Beds are large and really comfy and had a good nights sleep as our room was quiet. Check in took a while as there was a queue and only one person on the check-in desk. Annoyingly once... More 

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Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed our stay. Stayed in a regular room with a queen bed. It was small but comfortable. Bathroom was very small with no counter space, but there is a desk in the room where my wife layed out her cosmetics. Only gripe is there are no coffee makers in room. They have complimentary coffee in the lobby, but only till... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely one night stay at Sir Francis Drake, true Kimpton service (just like the old Kimpton days). Fun social hour, in a grand setting, we appreciate the non alcoholic punch for our daughters in lieu of the wine :). Great location close to everything you would want to see in San Fran.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

LOVED IT!!!! even though the Valet parking was a challenge(specially if Cable Car is there too) the Beefman was there to help. The hotel is in PERFECT location for site seeing, shopping or just inhaling the vibrant life of the city. I came with my 12 year old daughter. She loved the fact that we cold just hop on to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Travelzoo $199+ /day deal including continental breakfast near Union Square on the cablecar Powell Street line. Free tea and coffee for those without bkfst deal. Evening free drinks at 5- 6 pm which I never had the chance to take part.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From the moment the door man opened my car door and welcomed me i felt special and extremely welcomed by the staff. We cheaked in with no hassle and upon arrival to our room we noticed an odour.. We were given a room upgrade almost instantly! The rooms are very beautifully outfitted and generous in size. The king bed was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently spent two nights at the Drake and couldn't be more pleased. The rooms are beautiful and very quiet! Breakfast is really good and portions are large, and the wine happy hour is a great way of having some grown-up time. The hotel is walking distance to Union Square, Chinatown and public transportation, also next door to a Starbucks.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An older hotel that once use to be grand. The rooms are small and the bathroom smaller. It might have been the corner room I was given, but the toilet seemed crammed in between the wall and sink. The toilet paper roll was against my arm whenever I sat on the toilet and I am a 5'8" thin runner. The... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the hotel though a few part need a little updating, the lifts being the first. Bedrooms are not large, but fine for me as l was alone. The doorman, dressed as Beefeater, a delightful guy and most helpful, could not fault any of the staff. Enjoyed my stay.

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Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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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 

Additional Information about Sir Francis Drake Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel

Address: 450 Powell Street, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $187 - $534 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sir Francis Drake Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 416
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Also Known As:
Kimpton San Francisco
Sir Francis Drake Hotel San Francisco
Drake Francis Sir
Hotel Style:
#16 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#43 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#59 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#70 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#75 Family Hotel in San Francisco
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