Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel - San Francisco

ex. Sir Francis Drake, A Kimpton Hotel

450 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, United States, 94102show map
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Featuring a cash machine, an elevator and a news stand, Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel can be found within 2 km from the center of San Francisco. Decorated in a French style, the hotel was opened in 1928 and fully restored in 2011. The hotel features a swimming pool with a hot tub and sun loungers.

The property lies within 1.6 km from Coit Tower. The inviting surroundings include restaurants and nightclubs set nearby.

The hotel offers easy access to a market and boutiques.

Cal4th & King Street train station is 20 minutes' walk, and BART - Civic Center subway station is 15 minutes' walk away. Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel is approximately a 25-minute drive from Oakland International airport.


The property provides cosy rooms with a laptop-size safe, pay television and a CD player. Some rooms offer a magnificent view of the street. These rooms are decorated with chic furniture.

Eat & Drink

Guests can enjoy an award-winning breakfast served in the dining area. You can try Italian cuisine in the unique 24-hour restaurant. The sandwich bar features a terrace and Wi-Fi. Serving a selection of food Scala's Bistro and Sears Fine Foods are placed a 5-minute walk away.

All visitors are offered a american breakfast for a fee. 


The hotel welcomes guests to enjoy a sun terrace, a dance club and a golf course provided on-site. The onsite fitness facilities include a gym, yoga classes and a fitness centre.


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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USD 59 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area



Dining room

Breakfast room


Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Spa and relaxation



Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course


  • 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


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


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


  • 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
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds


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


  • Toaster


  • Down comforter


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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-out11:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
F Market Street Car5000 ft
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BART - Powell St. Station2000 ft
BART - Montgomery St. Station2000 ft
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Very goodBased on  278  reviews
  • 8.2

    Beautiful, spacious room. Good location. Friendly staff

    No breakfast. No free WiFi but luckily located in Union Square where you can find free WiFi.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10.0

    Location superb restaurant front desk

  • 7.4
    Very good

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

  • 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

  • 7.8

    not any small bites/appetizers in the bar.

  • 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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-out11:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
F Market Street Car5000 ft
Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station1.1 mi
BART - Powell St. Station2000 ft
BART - Montgomery St. Station2000 ft
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