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Sir Francis Drake Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here and was able to use my Kimpton Rewards. The lobby is beautiful and the bartenders in the lobby make great drinks. The rooms are a decent size. We had a mini bar but it was just in a drawer and not in an actual fridge. My colleagues staying in anther room did have a fridge. The room... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location is ideal for exploring San Francisco. As a former resident of the city, I am hard-pressed to think of a better "base camp". Definitely some old-school charm to the lobby and the view from the Starlight is great. Very friendly staff and some pretty good deals available. The rooms could use an update, though. Some fresh paint at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location is outstanding... close to Union Square... you can catch a cable car right in front of the hotel if you have a prepaid ticket/pass or cash and there is room available. The room was clean and comfortable. We got a great offer on the price of the room. You have to do your research but deals can be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As part of our honeymoon, San Francisco was our first stop and we stayed at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. It was a pleasant stay, right in the heart of the city, Union Square, and easily accessible to lots of sights, including the Cable cars and Fisherman's Wharf. The hotel was comfortable, could probably do with a bit of updating,... More 

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David V, General Manager at Sir Francis Drake Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Cazza989, Wow, thank you for celebrating your honeymoon with us!!! Congrats!! Happy to hear you got to enjoy all that SF has to offer during your visit. As for the coffee, we do have coffee makers available upon request and would love to send one up on your next visit. Sincerely, David von Winckler Director of Operations 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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  • 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: $189 - $535 (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:
#17 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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