7.2
Very good289 reviews

Sir Francis Drake Hotel - San Francisco

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

Located in Downtown San Francisco district, this grand Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel, An Ihg Hotel is next-door to the shopping plaza "Union Square" and an 5-minute drive from the east-west Union Street. This San Francisco hotel features entertainment activities, a flat-screen cable-TV and yoga classes, and the rooms overlook the bay.

Location

The hotel is placed about 16 miles from San Francisco International airport and a few minutes' walk from Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround. It is also set less than 5 minutes’ drive from San Francisco City Hall. North Beach is also a few minutes' drive away.

The classic 4-star property is situated 10 minutes' walk from Powell Street subway station.

Rooms

The hotel's elegant guest rooms feature Wi-Fi, flat-screen television and direct dial phone along with private bathrooms. These luxury rooms feature bathrooms fitted with a hairdryer, a tub and toiletries.

Eat & Drink

The boutique hotel features a French breakfast daily. The on-site Scala's Bistro restaurant offers a choice of Italian dishes. The bistro bar offers a varied selection of wines, coffee and tea.

All visitors are offered a american breakfast for a fee. 

Leisure & Business

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel, An Ihg Hotel offers free access to a hot tub and massage therapy. There are also fitness and a gym area for guests to keep fit. Guests can work out in a gym facility during their stay.

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:   413.

Former name: Sir Francis Drake, A Kimpton Hotel

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Facilities
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Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

USD 59 per day

Baggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Spa & wellness center

General

  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour services
  • Food/ Drinks
  • Shuttle
  • Fitness/ Gym
  • Spa and relaxation

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Printers

Children

  • Cribs
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Video games

Spa & Leisure

  • Night club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no cribs provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

Suite City View
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    755 sq. feet

  • Max:
    3 persons
  • City view
  • Air conditioning
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Historic Queen Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    140 sq. feet

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Air conditioning
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Classic King Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    205 sq. feet

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Air conditioning
room details
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Location
450 Powell Street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94102
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Shopping Area
Union Square
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Gallery
Xanadu Gallery
1000 ft
Mall
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1900 ft
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600 ft
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Sears Fine Food
300 ft
449 Powell St Fl 3
Golden Gate Grill
300 ft
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Roxanne Cafe
500 ft
480 Sutter St
Bin 480 Bar & Bistro in Marriott on Union Square
300 ft
251 Geary St 6th Floor Macy's
Burger Bar
500 ft
550 Powell St
Last Drop Tavern
500 ft
Getting around
Airports
San Francisco International (SFO) 14.1 mi
Oakland International (OAK) 19.4 mi
Train
F Market Street Car5000 ft
Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station 1.1 mi
Metro stations
Powell Street1700 ft
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You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete.
Reviews
7.2
Very good289 reviews
Location9.0
Rooms5.8
Service5.8
Dining5.0
  • 9.0
    Perfect

    Great, close to all kinds transport, near shopping

    AliceAustralia, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    Beautiful, spacious room. Good location. Friendly staff

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

    United States of America, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    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.

    United States of America, 
  • 9.6
    Perfect

    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.

    United States of America, 
  • 7.8
    Very good

    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.

    United States of America, 
  • 7.8
    Very good

    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.

    United States of America, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    Location superb restaurant front desk

    United States of America, 
  • 7.4
    Very good

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

    United States of America, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    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

    United States of America, 
  • 7.8
    Very good

    not any small bites/appetizers in the bar.

    United States of America, 
  • 6.2
    Nice

    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.

    United States of America, 
  • 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.

    United States of America, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    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!

    United States of America, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    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.

    United States of America, 
  • 8.8
    Great

    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!

    United States of America, 
FAQ
Which airport is the closest to Sir Francis Drake Hotel San Francisco?
Sir Francis Drake Hotel San Francisco is located 16 miles from San Francisco International airport.
What is the earliest I can check-in at Sir Francis Drake Hotel?
At Sir Francis Drake Hotel you can check in from 4 PM till 11.59 PM on your day of arrival.
Does Sir Francis Drake Hotel offer facilities for guests with children?
Yes, the guests of Sir Francis Drake Hotel can take advantage of cribs and video games.
How far is Sir Francis Drake Hotel from the city center?
The city center is located 1.2 miles away from Sir Francis Drake Hotel.
Are there any cleaning services provided at Sir Francis Drake Hotel San Francisco?
Yes, Sir Francis Drake Hotel San Francisco provides laundry and housekeeping service.
Is there Internet connection at Sir Francis Drake Hotel San Francisco?
Yes, at Sir Francis Drake Hotel San Francisco guests can use high-speed internet access throughout the property.
Are there any historical sites close to Sir Francis Drake Hotel San Francisco?
Guests of Sir Francis Drake Hotel San Francisco can visit Chinatown as well as Moscone Center located within just 0.6 and 0.5 miles respectively.
Where can I find Sir Francis Drake Hotel?
Sir Francis Drake Hotel is situated in Downtown San Francisco district 11 minutes' walk from Chinatown.
Can I have lunch or dinner next to Sir Francis Drake?
Yes, you can enjoy your lunch or dinner at Lori's Diner and Scala's Bistro that lie about 250 feet from Sir Francis Drake.
How much does it cost to stay at Sir Francis Drake?
The price for a room in Sir Francis Drake starts at $391.
Is there any public transport close to Sir Francis Drake Hotel?
Yes, there is Polk Street & Sutter Street bus stop within 200 feet away from Sir Francis Drake Hotel.
Address
450 Powell Street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94102
View map
Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no cribs provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
Airports
San Francisco International (SFO) 14.1 mi
Oakland International (OAK) 19.4 mi
Train
F Market Street Car5000 ft
Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station 1.1 mi
Metro stations
Powell Street1700 ft
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Need a shuttle?
You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete.
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