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Sir Francis Drake Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel

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Bermuda
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel in excellent location . It is dated service poor and rooms terrible old and very small . Be careful if you located on side facing street as noisy.woken up at 4 in morning as scaffolding outside hotel being erected, thought when you stay in hotel you wish to experience comfort and relaxation this was not the case on my... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When I booked my reservation at the Sir Francis Drake hotel, I didn’t know the adverse effect this hotel’s pet-friendly policy would have on my stay. I realized too late that the handicap room I had booked for me and my elderly mother was next to a guest who had a barking dog. I immediately asked to be moved, but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here while my husband attended a Conference. The room is small by today's standards. But we didn't need a large room because we only sleep here! The bathroom is small like one you would find in Italy. However, it was very clean and centrally located. When you walk in there is a restaurant/bar to the left; which was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The good: This hotel is in a really good location. I always stay in Kimptoms where possible and love the service and wine hour - this hotel is no exception. Rooms are nicely decorated and the gym was well appointed. Sunday brunch also seemed really fun but was cancelled when I stayed. The bad: The rooms can be a tad... More 

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Logan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel takes you back in time - to a day when bankers wore trench coats and horses ran the streets of San Francisco. The lobby is breathtaking. The staff was attentive and ultra friendly. The doormen were kind and helpful. We were there for 3 days with a 20th floor room facing the Nob Hill area. The views were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To start our exclusive trip down California we started at this Kimpton hotel. Brilliant spot for the cable car, shops and many great dining locations. A mile or so from Fishermans Wharf. However the hotel needs an upgrade. Rooms were tiny, lobby always busy and wait for lifts could take a while. Staff were friendly but always in demand.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Let me start by saying my husband and I are big Kimpton fans. We got married at a Hotel Monaco, we try to stay at Kimpton hotels whenever we travel. This was by far the worst one we've ever stayed in. Could be that they stuck us in a tiny closet of a room with a musty smell and dirty-ish... More 

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Invercargill, NZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good location and friendly enough staff, coffee in the lobby bar is nice in the morning. 5 minute walk to Union Square so handy to the heart of San Fran with good transport options nearby to get to Fishermans Wharf etc. Bed was comfortable and shower was good too..

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good hotel, attended a conference here this week. Great central location. The bathrooms are small, and I thought everything in the US was big! There is no in-room info; I had to google breakfast etc. Staff are great and extremely friendly. I enjoyed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a quick trip and enjoyed my time at the hotel. The hotel itself is very nice and seems to be quite upscale. Entering you see a bar and to the right is the reception desk. The staff working at the hotel are very friendly and accommodating. The rooms themselves are nice with comfortable beds. The room I... More 

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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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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $175 - $533 (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:
#18 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#44 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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