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

Late check-in/ -out

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

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

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
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Eco friendly
  • Carte blanche
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 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

  • Sun loungers
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Bedroom

  • Down duvets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • 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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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
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
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    7 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Smoking
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Free Wi-Fi
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Microwave
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • iPod docking station
  • Computer hookup
  • DVD player
  • Video games
  • Clock-radio
  • Radio
Room Description:

Free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen cable TV with video games and an iPod docking station are provided in this elegant room. Please note that the room rate is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 2 guests (see Hotel Policies).

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Grand King Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Internet access
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Video games
  • Radio
Room Description:

A mini bar and small refrigerator is featured in this elegant room. Free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen cable TV, video games, and an iPod docking station are also provided. Please note that the room rate is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 3 guests (see Hotel Policies).

King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

SUITE IS 750 SQUARE FEET-DINING TABLE SEATS 6 SEPARATE BEDROOM WITH KING SIZED BED

Standard Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Triple room

Wheelchair Accessible Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Room - Wheelchair Adapted - 2 double beds

Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Room Description:

Suite|Sir Francis Drake Suite-Double

Upper Floors Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Room Description:

Located on the higher floors, these spacious air-conditioned disability access suites include a flat-screen cable TV, a work desk and a dining table.

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Video games
  • Radio
Room Description:

2 QUEEN SIZE BEDS . 440 SQUARE FEET. BATHROOM H AS TUBSHOWER COMBINATION. ATELIER BLOEM BATH P RODUCTS. FLAT PANEL LCD HD TELEVISION AND ON DE

Family Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 2 Queen-size beds

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  • Bathroom:Bathroom
Room Description:

Deluxe|City View Deluxe Two Queen-Double (Family Plan)

Family Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Suite|Sir Francis Drake Suite-Double (Family Plan)

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

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • iPod docking station
  • Computer hookup
  • Video games
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe room features a view of the city. Free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen cable TV with video games and an iPod docking station are provided. Please note that the room rate is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 2 guests (see Hotel Policies).

Deluxe Upper Floors King Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Featuring a view of downtown San Francisco, Nob Hill, Union Square or a glimpse of the bay, this spacious room is located on a higher floor. Free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen cable TV with video games and an iPod docking station are provided.

Deluxe King Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

CITY VIEW DELUXE WITH 1 KING BED 175-215 SQUARE FEET

Spacious King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

SPACIOUS ROOM 1 KING BED 440-470 SQUARE FEET ATELIER BLOEM BATH PRODUCTS

Comfort Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
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 King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
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Room Description:

1 KING SIZE BED. 150 TO 190 SQUARE FEET. MODERA TELY SIZED THESE ROOMS ARE EASILY COMFORTABLE F OR DOUBLE OCCUPANCY . BATHROOM HAS TUBSHOWER C

Presidential Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Offering a private balcony overlooking Union Square, this spacious air-conditioned suite includes a flat-screen TV, a minibar, an iPod docking station and an en suite bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. It has a large living area and a dining table for 8 guests.

Luxury Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Luxury Room - 2 double beds - City View

Luxury King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

1 KING BED. 150 TO 190 SQ FT. MODERATELY SIZED ROOMS. TUB SHOWER COMBO.LUXURY ATELIER BLOEM BA TH PRODUCTS. IN ROOM SAFE.IHOME ALARM CLOCK DOC

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Tourist attractions

Popular areas

  • Nob Hill1000 ft

Places of interest

Shopping areas

  • Union square400 ft
  • Stockton Street1400 ft
  • Jeffrey's Toys1400 ft

Amusement

Monuments and Landmarks

Museums

  • San Francisco Performances Inc400 ft
  • Folk Art Intl Foundation700 ft
  • Jewish Museum San Francisco700 ft
  • California Assembly of Local700 ft
  • California Poets in the School1400 ft

Halls

  • P S 449 Performance Studios400 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • Jean Shelton Acting School400 ft
  • Great Western University400 ft
  • Fashion Institute of Design1000 ft
  • University of Judaism1400 ft
  • Cal Dream Svc1400 ft
  • Brandon College1400 ft
  • Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts1400 ft

Theaters

Local attractions

  • Ferry Building Marketplace 5000 ft
    1 Ferry Building The Embarcadero at Market Street
  • Ferry Plaza Farmer\'s Market 5000 ft
    Embarcadero & Green Street Ferry Building
  • Embarcadero Farmer\'s Market 5000 ft
    Embarcadero at Market Street
  • Coit Tower 5100 ft
    1 Telegraph Hill Blvd
  • Filbert Steps5000 ft
    Sansome St. & Filbert St.

Near the hotel

  • SF Playhouse200 ft
    450 Post Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
  • Un-Scripted Theater Company200 ft
    533 Sutter Street, San Francisco
  • Pearl & Jade Empire300 ft
    427 Post St
  • Tiffany and Company500 ft
    350 Post St Union Square
  • Saks Fifth Avenue 200 ft
    384 Post St Union Square
  • Union Square 500 ft
    San Francisco Shopping Districts
  • TIX Bay Area 400 ft
    350 Powell St Union Square - between Geary & Post

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

Average guest rating

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 270 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

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Hotel Address:

450 Powell Street, San Francisco, California, 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
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    21
  • Number of rooms:
    416