We've just returned from a weekend at the Sir Francis Drake. We had a wonderful time. I found a rate online. I then found that the hotel will match some internet rates. So I called them directly and they did match the rate. Rooms on floors on floor 2-15 were $112; for $8 more we could get rooms on floors 16-20. We paid the extra. The price listed on the door in our room was $499 for 2 people. We had a fanstastic view of the city, Union Square, and a hint of the Bay. We had a king room on the 20th floor. Our only complaint was that we were directly under the dance floor of the Starlight Room and they have music til 2 am on the weekends. We were so exhausted from hiking around SF that it almost lulled us to sleep!
Our room had a king size bed, a desk, a flat screen tv, a fridge (that had room to put our own drinks). There were only 3 drawers to put clothes however. The room had a huge walk in closet. Our friends stayed in a queen room on the 17th floor. They had the same amenities, but a different layout since it is an old building.
We took advantage of the drag brunch at the Starlight room on the weekends. It was a hoot!
The location is great! We took BART from the airport to Powell Street Station then hiked the 4 blocks uphill to the hotel. The cable cars stop right outside the front door of the hotel and go to two locations on Fisherman's wharf. It's $5 one way or you can purchase a 1, 3 or & 7 day pass. We got the 3 day pass for $18. It's good for MUNI, cable cars, and trolley cars (everything except BART).
There are plenty of restaurants, bars, and shopping in close proximity. If we ever return to San Francisco we will definately stay here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kimpton 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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