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Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA | Area: Union Square East - Nob Hill
3.85 out of 5 (311 Ratings)
< 0.1 miles from San Francisco centre
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Hotel Description
A downtown location in-room yoga perks and a rockin' rooftop lounge bring panache to the classic Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel. The 21-story Sir Francis Drake houses 416 rooms mixing Victorian charm with contemporary pluses like flat-panel TVs and iPod docks. Wi-Fi is available for an additional charge. Stay Zen with an in-room spa service or available yoga accessories. Try the hotel's fitness room and get work done in the business center both open 24/7. The hotel is home to a top-floor nightclub with stunning city views as well as a Prohibition-style speakeasy lounge and a restaurant. Pets are allowed and valet parking is available for an extra charge. The Sir Francis Drake is a half-block from Union Square in the heart of San Francisco and three blocks from Chinatown's Dragon's Gate. Catch a cable car right outside and continue on to Ghirardelli Square or Fisherman's Wharf 20 minutes north. A 15-minute stroll leads to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as well as the Moscone Center and the Children's Creativity Museum. San Francisco International Airport is 14 miles south.

Check-in time: 15:00   Check-out time: 12:00
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1 room
2 guests
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Free Internet
Fitness Center
Business Center
Non Smoking
Pets Allowed
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Swimming Pool
Airport Shuttle
Other Amenities
` Business Center
` Pets Allowed
` Restaurant
` Laundry
` Meeting/Banquet Facilities
` Parking
` Valet Parking
` Room Service
` Tour Desk
` Air Conditioning
` Bar
` Concierge Service
` 24-Hour Front Desk
` Massage
` Dry cleaning
` Internet services
` ATM/cash machine on site
` Breakfast in the room
` Heating
` Fax/photocopying
` Ticket service
` WiFi
` Bikes available (free)
` Daily maid service
` Private parking
` fitness center
` golf course (within 3 km)
` All Spaces Non-Smoking (Public and Private)
` Baggage Storage
` Car Rental
` Facilities for Disabled Guests
` Family Rooms
` Non-smoking Rooms
` Safe
` Special Diet Meals (upon request)
` WiFi available in all areas
` Free WiFi

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel Guest Reviews

GOOD (3.85 out of 5)

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Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Marco Sun, 15 March 2020


Liked: Structure And hospitality!


Fair - 2.7 out of 5

Amanda Fri, 28 February 2020

Not terrible... Not Great

Liked: The decor was fun and the location was great!
Disliked: Just be aware that will charge you when you reserve your hotel... The hotel will then ALSO charge you the entire price of the stay AND parking upon checkout... you will have to wait for to (release the hold of funds) which will take 2-3 days AFTER your stay. Be prepared for this and have enough money on your credit card to pay twice! I didn?t realize I?d be double charged and was out $1300 while stuck in the most expensive city on earth!


Good - 3.5 out of 5

She Fri, 28 February 2020

Historic letdown near SF Union...

Liked: This hotel was the baseline of quality I'd expect for a hotel of this level of service, location, and history. The room had a large and very comfortable bed, and large bright windows with a fantastic view of the city. Loved the view and the high floor and the pillows. My sleep quality felt good. The location is great, very close to Union Square, though be warned this area gets many homeless wanderers after 9pm.
Disliked: I can't tell if the hotel rooms have been renovated recently. The decor is not at all my taste. Everything is black and red and has a weird woman-in-her-60s-sexual-reawakening vibe, down to the toys offered in the hotel dresser. The bathroom lighting was awful and there was no makeup mirror so you had to lean way over the large counter. Everything just felt cringey and poorly done. The lobby was dusty and tired. I waited 10 minutes for baggage claim. We could hear the club on the 21st floor from our room on the 16th floor until late hours of the night. If I were revisiting San Francisco in this area, I'd choose Hotel Emblem a block away instead of this hotel.


Excellent - 4.4 out of 5

Usman Tue, 25 February 2020

Great Trip

Liked: Everything is good
Disliked: They should allow bike service after 6 aswell


Pleasant - 3 out of 5

Christopher Tue, 18 February 2020


Liked: Location. Very near Chinatown and several eating facilities close. Manager was very helpful. Opportunity for catamaran tour was very nice.
Disliked: Small rooms, POOR lighting of bathroom, no tubs, condescending and rude staff. The concierge was also not available often, and when he was, was not able to produce opportunities like a top level concierge in a city like New York or Rome. The "amenities" provided which we never used. These included: bicycles, wine bar, in-room yoga mats, use of business center (not centre - we live in the US not Britain), and use of fitness center (not centre again). When questioned about these, the hotel staff seemed shocked that we did not consider them important. Additionally, I found it funny that they thought we should appreciate the 14% room tax (daily) along with the $33.77 destination fee (daily) for both rooms because.....(wait for it) we were in San Francisco. They acted as if our lives should be complete because we had stayed in San Francisco. My family and I have traveled all over the world and San Francisco ranks in the probably the bottom third of destinations.


Wonderful - 4.5 out of 5

Andrew Tue, 18 February 2020


Liked: The location directly on Union Square is very centrally located within San Francisco. From the outside the hotel might not look like much, but is quite beautiful in its interiors, and though our room didn't have the best view, it was very comfortable and had a good deal of space for being in the middle of a busy area within the city.
Disliked: Though the valets were incredibly friendly and helpful, parking is going to be a hassle anywhere in the hear of the city, and this hotel was no exception. Also the cost of the mini bottles of wine in the hotel room, was exorbitant, but they always are, so it was decently expected.


Very Good - 4 out of 5

Melvin Tue, 11 February 2020

Very good


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Brian Tue, 11 February 2020

Excellent location

Liked: Staff were excellent


Very Good - 4 out of 5

Christopher Sun, 9 February 2020

Very good

Liked: Hotel is in walking distance of every event for that weekend
Disliked: Parking


Good - 3.5 out of 5

Richard Wed, 5 February 2020


Liked: Great location
Disliked: There was no water pressure in shower and tiny bathroom had sink thatdidn?t took approximately 30mins to drain.

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Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel 450 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA