Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

450 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
+1 415 392 7755

Cheapest
rate per night

7.6

Good
based on 2,655 reviews
Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel - San Francisco, CA, United States
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TripAdvisor £80
Roomer £106
Roomer £106
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 0.2 mi
Location rating 9.5
Nearest airport San Francisco
Distance to airport 11.7 mi

Rooms

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Standard rooms

£113+

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£113 per night
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£118 per night
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£128 per night
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£130 per night
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£131 per night
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£131 per night
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£147 per night
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£159 per night
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£161 per night
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£163 per night
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£174 per night
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£174 per night
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£176 per night
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£190 per night
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£196 per night
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£197 per night
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£220 per night
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£237 per night
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£253 per night
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£292 per night
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£303 per night

Deluxe rooms

£176+

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Queen bed
£176 per night
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Queen bed
£245 per night
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£249 per night
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Queen bed
£367 per night

King rooms

£80+

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£122 per night
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King bed
£167 per night
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£359 per night
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£531 per night
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£80 per night

Classic rooms

£152+

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King bed
£1043 per night
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Queen bed
£152 per night
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£158 per night
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£158 per night
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Queen bed
£163 per night
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Double bed
£163 per night
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King bed
£167 per night
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£177 per night
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King bed
£182 per night
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£184 per night
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Queen bed
£185 per night
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Double bed
£185 per night
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£193 per night
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£193 per night
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£196 per night
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£196 per night
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£196 per night
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£196 per night
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£196 per night
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Double bed
£202 per night
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£206 per night
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Double bed
£209 per night
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£211 per night
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£215 per night
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Double bed
£216 per night
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Double bed
£230 per night
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£231 per night
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Queen bed
£285 per night
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£305 per night
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£305 per night

Double rooms

£123+

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£123 per night
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£157 per night
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£170 per night
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£172 per night
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Double bed
£201 per night
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Double bed
£326 per night

Queen rooms

£119+

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£119 per night
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£119 per night
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£135 per night
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£136 per night
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£141 per night
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£147 per night
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£147 per night
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Queen bed
£150 per night
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£152 per night
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£154 per night
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£158 per night
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Queen bed
£162 per night
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Queen bed
£163 per night
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£164 per night
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£167 per night
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£169 per night
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£169 per night
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£169 per night
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Queen bed
£184 per night
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£184 per night
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£185 per night
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Queen bed
£192 per night
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Queen bed
£193 per night
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Queen bed
£199 per night
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£201 per night
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Queen bed
£233 per night
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£246 per night
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£257 per night
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Queen bed
£281 per night
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Queen bed
£666 per night

Reviews

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Traveller rating

330
196
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bathroom very small in 142 reviews
beautiful hotel in 216 reviews
cable car in 34 reviews
coffee in the lobby in 43 reviews
elevators were slow in 101 reviews
free coffee in the morning in 44 reviews
great location in 458 reviews
lobby bar in 49 reviews
long wait in 10 reviews
room service in 334 reviews
staff was wonderful in 268 reviews
union square in 165 reviews
valet parking in 61 reviews
way too small in 8 reviews
wine hour in 86 reviews
  • Okay
    Sep 2019
    5.4

    Staff in breakfast cafe, door staff and concierge good.

    Check in and bar staff communication could be improved. Star bar closed but no extension to main bar for customers returning from trips. However, worst issue was the additional service charge added each day (c. 35 usd per day) for no value as the hotel did not have any additional facilities. I have since been in 2 hotels on my us holiday that have not charged additional facility / services charge and the value for money and facilities available are much better on a like for like cost basis. I would not recommend the sir Francis drake to any friends or colleagues

  • Good
    Sep 2019
    7.1

    It is great location. I booked deluxe room, therefore it was on a high floor with a great view. Staff was friendly, room was clean. I wanted to stay at this hotel for quite sometime but I won’t stay again because the only advantage is location.

    Room is not comfortable. Even though there was enough space, but there is no comfortable chair to sit down and watch TV, you can only do it in a bed. Bathroom is extremely small. No coffee maker. you can hear everything from the room next door, isolation is bad. Hotel doesn’t have room service, you can’t even order coffee in the morning, need to go outside to get anything. Hotel charges amenity fee of $29/night plus tax for.... nothing you will use. In exchange for this over $30 fee they give you $10 per day voucher to restaurant downstairs, which you may or may not use. The rest is all blurb such as newspapers in the lobby. Restaurant is adjacent, but it closes at 10pm. When I didn’t feel good at 10:15pm and asked how I could get a cup of tea, no one could help. Any extra fee can be charged only per service used. Otherwise it’s a manipulation. Shame on IHG... They refunded one night fee after we complained but as an exception. Staff member was very polite though and tried to show his compassion.

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    8.8

    The location was fantastic. We heard that the hotel was haunted and had an experience with the elevator skipping our floor a few times and when we pushed the button to floor 21 which is supposedly inaccessible by elevator because of the ghost inhabiting floor 21 it immediately took us down to the lobby. Quite interesting! The staff was able to point out the bullet holes in the lobby ceiling as well. The stories and history behind the hotel is awesome.

    The long wait in line to check in

  • Good
    Sep 2019
    7.9

    The hotel location is perfect for all the main tourist attractions, staff were very helpful.

    the Lifts only allows you to go up if you use your room key to activate the floor selection button. many times this did not work.

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    9.6

    Breakfast worked well for us, using the grab and go menu. Location was very good and everyone was friendly and most helpful.

    The bathroom was very small with no counter space. Paid prime rate on Monday through Wednesday. Thursday was half the cost.

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About

Overview

Sir Francis Drake attracts both business and leisure travelers with its great location close to Union Square and public transportation, including a cable car that runs directly right outside the hotel.

Proud of its historic past and its position as one of the older hotels in the area, the Drake retains its historic character while keeping its design and amenities updated for the modern traveler. The hotel is proud of its design but also prides itself on creating camaraderie among guests through programs such as its free wine hour each evening and its pet-friendly policy.

Located blocks from Union Square, The Drake features views of the Square from many rooms as well as the hotel's nightclub. Sir Francis Drake is well-situated for seeing all of San Francisco's most popular sites including numerous department stores, galleries, and theaters, as well as bars and restaurants. Several public transportation options are also available. For guests who want to stay in for the night, The Drake features its own restaurant and bar.

Housed in a historic building, the rooms are attractive, modern, clean, and up-to-date. There are several room types available in a range of sizes. Suite accommodations allow more space and beautiful views of Nob Hill and/or Union Square. Business travelers appreciate the dedicated work spaces in the rooms, while leisure guests enjoy the in-room spa treatments that are available. Also part of a stay at Sir Francis Drake is free morning coffee and tea, a free wine happy hour every evening, and a pet-friendly policy.

A prime location close to Union Square, Sir Francis Drake Hotel is considered one of the best luxury hotels in the San Francisco area.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

7.6 Good

based on 2,655 reviews

9.5

Location

7.7

Service

4.3

Breakfast

3.0

Comfort

Things to know

  • Friendly service

Check in

15:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Parking
Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
ATM on-site
Business centre
Car hire
Concierge service
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Bicycle hire
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Safe
Storage available
Lift
Massage
Spa
Express check out
Hairdryer
Coffee shop
Babysitting/child care services (surcharge)
Free Internet
Wedding services
Laundry facilities
Hot tub
Airport shuttle

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Grace Cathedral 0.3 mi
  • Cable Car Museum 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Modern Art 0.5 mi
  • Asian Art Museum 0.7 mi
  • Exploratorium 1 mi
  • Lombard Street 1.1 mi

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