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Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel - San Francisco

ex. Sir Francis Drake, A Kimpton Hotel

450 Powell Street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94102  show map
 3 stars
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Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel - San Francisco

Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 59 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant

Cafe

Dining room

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Spa & wellness centre

Verified Reviews:

  • Concierges were brilliant - Carpets are in bad need of replacement - Aveda products are nice
  • Bed was excellent - Room was clean - Food and service was excellent
  • Room was dark and depressing - Free wifi - Location very convenient to bart
  • Location can't be beat, center of union square - Bed was a comfy pillow top - Had aveda products
  • Main areas are very pretty - Close to shopping and great restaurants - Bathroom was so small

Overview

Situated about 13 km from Chinatown in Nob Hill district of San Francisco, Kimpton Sir Francis Drake is a French-style hotel offering non-smoking rooms with a breathtaking view over San Francisco Bay. Since 1928, it has been hosting guests in the heart of San Francisco.

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel is 20 minutes' walk from the center of San Francisco. Due to a subway station nearby, this stylish hotel is perfectly connected with other parts of San Francisco.

Shoppers will appreciate boutiques and a market at a short distance from the hotel.

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel is set 20 km from Oakland International airport.

Rooms

While staying at Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel guests can make use of a laptop-compatible safe, a storage space, a wet bar, iHome and IDD phone provided in the rooms. Some rooms have the street view. Guests can take advantage of a shower, a hairdryer and towels supplied in the bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

An award-winning continental breakfast is served in the dining room. Italian dishes are offered in the unique on-site restaurant. The sandwich bar serves tea, cocktails and espresso. Servring a selection of food Scala's Bistro and The Starlight Room are placed a 5-minute walk away.

All visitors are offered a american breakfast for a fee. 

Services

Guests can avail of dry cleaning, wake up service and shopping service.

Relax

Beach facilities at Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel include sunbeds and sun loungers. Active travelers will appreciate a gym, yoga classes and a fitness centre available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby at USD 59 per day.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   21.  Number of rooms:   416.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Eco friendly
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Catering service

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Game console

Spa & Leisure

  • Sun loungers
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Toaster

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • DVD player
  • Voice mail
  • Local calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

450 Powell Street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94102

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Airports
Train
  • F Market Street Car
    5000 ft
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.1 mi
Underground
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    2000 ft
  • BART - Montgomery St. Station
    2000 ft
Restaurants
  • Sears Fine Foods (cuisine: American, Swedish)
    100 ft
  • Scala's Bistro (cuisine: American, Italian, French)
    0 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    21
  • Number of rooms:
    416

Rooms and availability

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel photos Room
Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    7 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Internet access
  • In-room safe
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots
  • Non-feather pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • iPod docking station
  • Computer hookup
  • DVD player
  • Video games
  • Clock-radio
  • Radio
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel photos Room
Grand King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Internet access
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots
  • Non-feather pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • iPod docking station
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel photos Interior
Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Internet access
  • Safe
  • Seating area
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Video games
  • Radio
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel photos Room
Deluxe Queen Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Internet access
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots
  • Non-feather pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • iPod docking station
  • Computer hookup
  • DVD player
  • Video games
  • Radio
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel photos Room
Deluxe King Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Internet access
  • Safe
  • Terrace
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel photos Room
Presidential Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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Queen Room Mobility accessible
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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  • General:Facilities for disabled
Room Description:

THIS ACCESSIBLE HAS 2 QUEEN BED AND IS 175 SQ F T. THE ROOM HAS A TUB WITH GRAB BAR AND HANDHEL D SHOWER HEAD AND SINK FAUCET. OTHER ACCESSIBLE

Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Room Description:

Twin room sole use

Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Single room

Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Bathroom:Bathroom
Room Description:

Triple room

One-Bedroom Upper Floors Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Bathroom:Bathroom
Room Description:

Triple room

One-Bedroom Upper Floors Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Internet access
  • Safe
  • Seating area
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

MAGNIFICENT VIEWS OF SF FROM THE HIGHEST FLOORS . SUITE FEATURES A SEPARATE BEDROOM AND LARGE L IVING AREA WITH SOFA BED 750 SQ FT. ROOM HAS FO

Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Spacious Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Safe
  • Seating area
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

NON-REFUNDABLE THIS SPACIOUS ROOM HAS 2 QUEEN BEDS AND IS 440 SQUARE FEET. THE BATHROOM HAS TUB-SHOWER COMBIN ATION AND ATELIER BLOEM BATH PRODUCTS. THIS ROO

Spacious King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Safe
  • Seating area
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

THIS SPACIOUS ROOM HAS 1 KING BEDS AND IS 470 S QUARE FEET. THE BATHROOM HAS TUB WITH GRAB BAR AND HANDHELD SHOWER HEAD AND SINK FAUCETS. THER

Spacious Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Bathroom:Bathroom
Room Description:

Triple room

Spacious Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • Bathroom:Toiletries
Comfort Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
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Room Description:

Standard|HISTORIC ROOMS ARE ORIGINAL ROOMS WHOSE CONFIGU RATIONS DATE BACK TO THE HOTELS ORIGINAL 1928 L AYOUT. THIS COZY ROOM IS COMFORTABLE FOR SING

Comfort Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Single room

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel Location

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Local attractions

  • Coit Tower 5100 ft
    1 Telegraph Hill Blvd
  • Fillmore Street 1.4 mi
    Between Jackson and Eddy Street Pacific Heights
  • Painted Ladies1.6 mi
    Alamo Square, Steiner and Hayes Sts.
  • Lombard Street1.1 mi
    San Francisco, CA 94109
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park1.6 mi
    499 Jefferson St

Near the hotel

  • Nob Hill1600 ft
    San Francisco, CA 94109
  • Chinatown2200 ft
    Grant Avenue
  • Grace Cathedral1700 ft
    1100 California St
  • San Francisco City Hall 4700 ft
    1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl

Restaurants nearby

  • Sears Fine Foods100 ft

    Address: 439 Powell St
    Phone: (415) 986-1160

    66% likes this, based on 1058 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Swedish

  • Lori's Diner200 ft

    Address: 500 Sutter St
    Phone: (415) 981-1950

    76% likes this, based on 897 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: USD 0 - USD 20

  • Starbucks0 ft

    Address: 462 Powell Street

    73% likes this, based on 20 reviews

  • Scala's Bistro0 ft

    Address: 432 Powell St
    Phone: 415-395-8555

    75% likes this, based on 668 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Italian, French
    Price Range: USD 14 - USD 32

  • The Starlight Room0 ft

    Address: 450 Powell St.
    Phone: 415-395-8595

    68% likes this, based on 127 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary
    Price Range: USD 25 - USD 30

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    21
  • Number of rooms:
    416

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

7.2
Very goodBased on322 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    8.2

    The trolley bus stopped outside the door, which was very convenient. The concierge was very helpful with booking tours and giving advice about the city, she was very friendly and made me feel very welcome. The Starbucks next door was convenient.

    I found the room too small and did not like the decor, especially the huge mirror. I didn't like the fact that there were no tea or coffee making facilities in the room.

  • Single
    9.6

    Location, the ancient character of the building built in 1928

    The upgraded rooms have not been done in a propoer way. It lost the classic touch of the legacy period, yet it failed to take the resident to the modern amenities of such a classy hotel.

  • Couple
    7.8

    Excellent location. Less than 5 minutes to Union Square where you can pick up the tour buses. 10 minutes walk to Chinatown. There was a cable car stop outside the hotel which was 20 to 25 minutes to Fisherman's Wharf. The staff were friendly and helpful. There are lots of cafes located close to the hotel if you chose not to have breakfast at the hotel. There is a Starlight bar on the 21 floor which has free entrance for guest staying at the hotel. Good music and views of the city. Spacious and nicely decorated rooms, good working air con and free WiFi. I would stay at this hotel again if ever in San Francisco.

    Very expensive parking fees if you need to take a car with you.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    Nice central location, close to restaurants, shopping and attractions.

    Bathroom is quite small, it was hard to gracefully get in and out of the shower. When we booked we got a very good rate. When it was time to check out the bill was significantly larger than our booking rate. Fortunately, I had the confirmation and the staff at the desk adjusted the bill immediately.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Location superb restaurant front desk

  • Family with children
    7.4

    I liked the staff & location in addition to the good rate

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Nelson, Eddie and Leif were outstanding!!! From the "wine, cheese & chocolate" room service to the "keepin' it real" restaurants and tour recommendations, this group made our 25th wedding anniversary truly memorable!!!!! Hats off to the staff at the Sir Drake Hotel (San Francisco). Keith & Vivian Strong

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    not any small bites/appetizers in the bar.

  • Family with children
    6.2

    Beautiful building and interior; Starlight Room is wonderful.

    Space as booked for three adults was not provided; extra bed for 3rd adult ultimately did not exist. An additional small room was provided, but this defeated our intention of all staying together. The resolution, such as it was, came very late (after midnight). Explantion and expressions of dissatisfaction to staff brought nothing more than weak apologies.

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    The decoration is very interesting

    I did not like that the rooms have no mini-fridge or coffee machine. You can also hear everything is happening next door.

  • Single
    8.2

    Good rooms, very clean and friendly staff

    Noise at night near my room (1601) from the elevators, especially when the night club is open, every night except Monday! Quite expensive room cost with taxes over $900 for four nights The bar is expensive, over $10 for a glass of wine, buy a bottle at Walgreens over the road. The door cards, mangentic strip type, lose coding when near a phone, so you have to keep getting another one, but you dont know its gone until you get back up to you room, so its a trip back to reception with your ID!

  • Single
    8.2

    Location is perfect. Hotel is old and new very cool and unique.

    No water or mini bar in room but Walgreens across the street for. Munchies and water.

  • Single
    8.8

    The location. The old world atmosphire.

    The parking charge is outragious! I know the Fairmont & Ritz charge even more! They are all out of line! While my room was clean, the windows were so dirty Opaque comes to mind!! Over charged for room service. Ordered a sm. coffee & one Scone, I was charged $25.00 !!! The costumed preson out front did not have a handle on the Taxi service! Three people flagged down cabs while I was waiting next in line!

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    Wonderful hotel. Classy historic hotel. They were welcoming and helpful. Complimentary happy hour, free wifi, lovely room - small, but cosy. Tom the doorman and Michael the Concierge were especially helpful and gracious.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    service was great, Nothing was too much trouble for any of the hotel staff.

    I did not care for the size of the room. Ordered on line so there is no real way to tall size of room, it was rather small for the price. Other than that all was well

How to reach hotel

hotel Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel - San Francisco San Francisco location
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Hotel Address:

450 Powell Street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94102

Get directions
Airports
Train
  • F Market Street Car
    5000 ft
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.1 mi
Underground
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    2000 ft
  • BART - Montgomery St. Station
    2000 ft
Restaurants
  • Sears Fine Foods (cuisine: American, Swedish)
    100 ft
  • Scala's Bistro (cuisine: American, Italian, French)
    0 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    21
  • Number of rooms:
    416