Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel - San Francisco

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

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 59 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Dining room

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Spa & wellness center

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

Sir Francis Drake, A Kimpton Hotel boasts incredible location with a breathtaking view of San Francisco Bay. Occupying a 21-story traditional building, the hotel was remodeled in 2011.

The hotel is 550 meters away from Chinatown, San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum and Bay Area Theatresports . The venue is 2 km away from the city center.

This grand hotel boasts close proximity to hills and parks.

Sir Francis Drake, A Kimpton Hotel lies within 20 minutes’ drive to Oakland International airport.

Rooms

The property offers 416 guestrooms appointed with music system, a storage space, iPod docking station, a private safe and a mini-fridge. The guestrooms look out on the street. The rooms come with en suite bathrooms with bathrobes, a shower and a hairdryer along with a stove and coffee/tea makers.

Eat & Drink

There is a bar for guests to enjoy their meal. The 24-hour restaurant serves dishes of Italian cuisine. The bar's menu includes pastries and sandwiches as well as complimentary drinks. Serving a wide range of dishes, Sears Fine Foods and Luques Restaurant & Bar can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

All visitors are offered a american breakfast for a fee. 

Services

There are cars, bicycles and limousines for rent on site.

Relax

The property offers video games, babysitting and cribs for guests checking in with children. On-site amenities for fitness include a fitness center, a gym and yoga classes.

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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Eco friendly
  • Carte blanche
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • City shuttle service
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Game console

Leisure facilities

  • Night club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Mirror
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub shower combination
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Bedroom

  • Down comforter
  • Fluffy down duvets
  • Down duvets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • DVD player
  • Voice mail
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

450 Powell Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    1.2 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • F Market Street Car
    5000 ft
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.1 mi
Underground stations
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    2000 ft
  • BART - Montgomery St. Station
    2000 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Sears Fine Foods (cuisine: American, Swedish)
    100 ft
  • Scala's Bistro (cuisine: American, Italian, French)
    0 ft
Beaches
  • North Beach
    3300 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

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Size: 165 sq. feet
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    Size: 205 sq. feet
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                Bed type: King-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds or Queen-size bed
                Size: 260 sq. feet
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                  Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed
                  Size: 230 sq. feet
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                    Size: 260 sq. feet
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                        Spacious Double Room
                        Bed type: King-size bed
                        Size: 435 sq. feet
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                        Bed type: King-size bed
                        Size: 435 sq. feet
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                          Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
                          Size: 1135 sq. feet
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                            Bed type: Double beds
                            Size: 230 sq. feet
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                              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, United States, 94102

                              Get directions
                              City Center
                              • San Francisco
                                1.2 mi
                              Airports
                              Train Stations
                              • F Market Street Car
                                5000 ft
                              • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
                                1.1 mi
                              Underground stations
                              • BART - Powell St. Station
                                2000 ft
                              • BART - Montgomery St. Station
                                2000 ft
                              • Bus stop
                                400 ft
                              Restaurants
                              • Sears Fine Foods (cuisine: American, Swedish)
                                100 ft
                              • Scala's Bistro (cuisine: American, Italian, French)
                                0 ft
                              Beaches
                              • North Beach
                                3300 ft
                              Hotel information
                              • Check-in:
                                from  3 pm
                              • Check-out:
                                until  12 pm
                              • Year renovated:
                                2011
                              • Number of floors:
                                21
                              • Number of rooms:
                                416

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                              What's nearby

                              Tourist attractions

                              Popular areas

                              • Nob Hill - 1000 ft

                              Places of interest

                              • Xanadu Gallery - 700 ft
                              • Fairmont Hotel - 1000 ft
                              • InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco - 1000 ft
                              • Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar - 1400 ft

                              Shopping areas

                              • Union square - 400 ft
                              • Stockton Street - 1400 ft
                              • Jeffrey's Toys - 1400 ft

                              Amusement

                              Monuments and Landmarks

                              Museums

                              • San Francisco Performances Inc - 400 ft
                              • Folk Art Intl Foundation - 700 ft
                              • Jewish Museum San Francisco - 700 ft
                              • California Assembly of Local - 700 ft
                              • California Poets in the School - 1400 ft

                              Halls

                              • P S 449 Performance Studios - 400 ft

                              Universities, Institutes

                              • Jean Shelton Acting School - 400 ft
                              • Great Western University - 400 ft
                              • Fashion Institute of Design - 1000 ft
                              • University of Judaism - 1400 ft
                              • Cal Dream Svc - 1400 ft
                              • Brandon College - 1400 ft
                              • Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts - 1400 ft

                              Theaters

                              Local attractions

                              • Coit Tower - 5100 ft
                                1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, San Francisco
                              • San Francisco Opera - 5100 ft
                                San Francisco, CA
                              • Civic Center - 5100 ft
                                Off Of Van Ness, San Francisco
                              • Haas - Lilienthal House - 5000 ft
                                2007 Franklin Street at Washington Street, San Francisco
                              • San Francisco Ballet - 5100 ft
                                401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco

                              Near the hotel

                              • Old Cathedral of St. Mary - 1600 ft
                                660 California Street at Grant Avenue, San Francisco
                              • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church - 1700 ft
                                330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
                              • Contemporary Jewish Museum - 1900 ft
                                736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets), San Francisco
                              • Chinatown - 2300 ft
                                Grant Avenue, San Francisco
                              • Grace Cathedral - 1700 ft
                                1100 California Street, San Francisco
                              • Museum of Craft and Folk Art - 1800 ft
                                51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
                              • California Historical Society - 2000 ft
                                678 Mission Street, San Francisco

                              Restaurants nearby

                              • Sears Fine Foods - 100 ft

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

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

                              • Lori's Diner - 200 ft

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

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

                              • Starbucks - 0 ft

                                Address: 462 Powell Street

                                73% likes this, based on 20 reviews

                              • Scala's Bistro - 0 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 Room - 0 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
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                              Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel Reviews

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

                              Average guest rating

                              7.0out of 10
                              Very good
                              Based on 240 reviews

                              Guest reviews

                              • Older travelers
                                5.4

                                The location of the hotel is perfect for San Francisco visits. The rooftop bar Starlight Room provides a perfect view over the city during nighttime. The room was clean.

                                The rooftop Bar Starlight room was closed during the weeking due to private parties so we could not have a drink at night. The room is rather small and the walls are very thin. The receptionist could not find the Booked.net reservation and did not want to check us in although we could show the booking confirmation. This problem could finally be solved but was a sign of lack of organization to us.

                              • Older travelers
                                7.8

                                The location of the hotel was excellent, so close to Union Square. Quiet rooms, great service and ambience. Free internet was great.

                              • Older travelers
                                6.6

                                The location was excellent for our purpose of sightseeing and shopping. Adjacent restaurants were good. Cable car at front door.

                                Room did not have a phone book, pen or piece of paper. Rooms very small.

                              • Family with children
                                4.2

                                Customer service replied questions not fast enough (took 7 days to have response), even unable find our reservation at first. Website "contact us" seemed useless for an international guest. Room too small (we switched another hotel after first night).

                              • Couple
                                6.6

                                The room was nice, the location was great.

                                Yes. We left after one night because of an additional $200/nt "incidentals fee" that was added to the rate we received through bookings.com.

                              • Group of friends
                                4.6

                                centrally located

                                6mm of dust in the ventilators - disgusting. Rooms run-down, for 40 years no refurnishing, just worn out. Rooms are so small it is ridiculous, especially compared to the price they charge you. Everything is just old and worn out. No ventilation in the toilet-bath. The windows are not closing properly, cold air is coming through. Completely unsuitable for families with children. Take the Marriott just around the corner - same price, fair quality.

                              • Older travelers
                                9.6

                                I enjoyed the room. It was a comfortable bed and nicely decorated room.The lobby bar was very convenient and tasteful.

                                The bathroom was very small.

                              • Older travelers
                                7.8

                                The hotel's location, the lobby bar and the restaurant by the main entry.

                                Our room's decor age and size.

                              • Couple
                                6.2

                                The location of the Sir Francis Drake is unbeatable, with a cable car stop literally outside the door, and Union Square just down the hill less than half a block away. Also there is a starbucks next door and Walgrens across the road. The decor in the rooms is luxe and our bed was huge and very comfortable. Loved the free wi fi for guests.

                                We thought the bathroom was tiny - we could only be in there one at a time and could have sat on the loo and brushed our teeth in the basin at the same time! There was no kettle or any facilities for making a hot drink, nor a fridge for keeping anything cold.

                              • Older travelers
                                7.0

                                Location, right on the cable car route. Easy walking distance to everything.

                                Our reservation, made on Booked.net was not found when we arrived. The rooms are very small. The bathroom is really the size of a water closet with no place to set shaving kits. Do not plan on eating in your room, especially if there are two in the room. This was considered a deluxe queen size room.

                              • Older travelers
                                10.0

                                I wanted to surprise my husband as a birthday present. It worked. Also the room was ready before 15.00 so we could check in and then go see the city. The Hotel is located close to Union Square and the tour buses, the cable cars run past it. It is beautiful and even though we were not big buck customers we were handled with kindness and respect. We had a great time.

                              • Single
                                7.8

                                As a person who always asks for in-room dining service, I was very pleased with the prompt service and the quality of food. They were served hot and fresh and arrived within 15 minutes. I think I never had such good food served in a hotel room from all these years of traveling both on business and pleasure. It makes a world of difference for a female solo-traveller, who may not wish to dine out alone all the time.

                                The WiFi connection was not sufficient. I was on a vacation and I did get it for free, but if I were to pay $10 per day for that weak signal while traveling on business, I'd be very annoyed.

                              • Older travelers
                                8.2

                                All services are extra charge/parking/internet connection

                              • Single
                                8.2

                                My stay was only for one night. I enjoyed the location, it was close to every thing I wanted to see and people I wanted to meet up with.

                              • Older travelers
                                9.2

                                very centrally located to the area of SF that I like to be in.

                                Bathrooms are pathetically small.

                              How to reach hotel

                              hotel Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel - San Francisco San Francisco location
                              Show big map »

                              Hotel Address:

                              450 Powell Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102

                              Get directions
                              City Center
                              • San Francisco
                                1.2 mi
                              Airports
                              Train Stations
                              • F Market Street Car
                                5000 ft
                              • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
                                1.1 mi
                              Underground stations
                              • BART - Powell St. Station
                                2000 ft
                              • BART - Montgomery St. Station
                                2000 ft
                              • Bus stop
                                400 ft
                              Restaurants
                              • Sears Fine Foods (cuisine: American, Swedish)
                                100 ft
                              • Scala's Bistro (cuisine: American, Italian, French)
                                0 ft
                              Beaches
                              • North Beach
                                3300 ft
                              Hotel information
                              • Check-in:
                                from  3 pm
                              • Check-out:
                                until  12 pm
                              • Year renovated:
                                2011
                              • Number of floors:
                                21
                              • Number of rooms:
                                416