$197 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 25, 2015 Check-out: May 26, 2015

Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
View map of 450 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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Ratings and reviews for Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
161 out of 161
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.8

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
denver,colorado
Oct 12, 2009

sweet hotel....good view...room clean..

we loved room were on our honeymoon..2 fifty year-olds having a great time ..some chipped paint in tub..towel rack broke i fixed it ..but i weigh 275...might of pulled to hard...(hahahah)..we liked foom and would reccommend it...[...] at front desk is awesome!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

golden gate bridge/golden gate park

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Review of Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Worldwide conference traveler
Business
Atlanta, GA
Nov 1, 2009

Great deal on a fabulous hotel!

Room was ok. Bed was comfortable. Bathroom was unreasonably small - even for 1 person! No coffee maker in room :( For smaller conferences or business gatherings, hotel is great. VERY PET FRIENDLY! One of the best hotels I've been to in terms of pet friendliness! I wish I had brought my dog with me! Location can't be beat! Union square, food, shopping within a very short walk down the block! Beautiful!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SEAJ
Business
denver, CO
Oct 21, 2011

Good

Business traveler friendly, quiet, clean, helpful staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
peggysue
Business
Eureka, CA, USA
Nov 27, 2011

girls shopping weekend

great location friendly staff rooms very small do not take room on Powell street very noisy till mn due to cable cars running have stayed there before room not on Powell street was very quiet most of the older hotels have very small rooms okay with me but some travelers would not like it fantastic places to eat nearby

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
katiej310
Business
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Dec 24, 2011

Nice Location and Value

Only problem was the key cards. I had to have them recoded about 4 times in 2 days. Very annoying to get to your room and not have the card work not once but 4 times!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Scala is very good. Not sure if it was just the time of year but reservations were needed for dinner.

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Review of Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
arty1
Business
chico
Dec 20, 2011

Great location

Friendly staff. Free drink tickets were appreciated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Ask about parking vouchers wherever you go in the city...really helps.

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Review of Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LAgirl88
Business
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Feb 20, 2012

Long weekend getaway

The best part about the hotel is its location. It's close to all the great shopping areas and restaurants. Really friendly staff. Not the most luxurious hotel but you get your money's worth.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
arinnet
Business
phoenix, az
May 10, 2012

Quick Trip

The staff could not be more helpful, everything was great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

the daily grill is right down the street from this hotel and they have great food, the chicken pot pie was amazing, but be warned, its huge!

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Review of Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sister's getaway
Business
Vancouver, BC
May 29, 2012

Absolutely terrific!!

The front desk was friendly, helpful and full of information. The room was comfortable and the location couldn't have been more convenient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Bellini's for breakfast. Just about two blocks down the hill.

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Review of Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bert1208
Business
Chicago
Aug 14, 2012

Business Trip

Easy check in. Very hospitable at front desk. Concierge found a great little French bistro last minute for dinner. Had breakfast at Scala's two days. Good wait staff and food. Would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Easy to grab Powell St cable in front of hotel down to the wharf area.

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