$179 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 25, 2015 Check-out: Apr 27, 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
160 out of 160
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.8

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
rosenyny
Business
New York, New York
Dec 26, 2012

Charming Hotel in Charming Union Square, SF

We spent one very lovely evening at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel on Union Square in between visiting family up and down California. The room is very stylishly appointed with great beds, pillows, and linens. The only down side for room amenities was there was no coffee maker or mini-refrigerator in the room. The other disappointment was that the Starlight room is closed on Sunday nights so we were not able to enjoy any time there. We were looking forward to having a cocktail there and taking in the view. Oh well, on another stay. Otherwise it was a really nice holiday splurge to stay here the one night. Got a good price for the one night. Additionally, valet parking including tax was $57 per night. That seems steep even for San Francisco and I live in Manhattan. The staff at the hotel are all super friendly and helpful.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Would definitely recommend Piazza Pelligrini in the North Beach neighborhood for a good Italian meal (about a mile walk from Union Square). It's on the corner of Washington Square on Columbus and Green I think. Very fun and charming wait staff and great food and lots of it for the price.

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Review of Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
UmbrellaLA
Business
Los Angeles
Jan 25, 2013

Good location

Convenient to Union Sq. The rooms are a bit of a letdown after seeing the once-grand lobby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
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
Doug H.
Business
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jan 24, 2013

Great Hotel, Great Location

My friend and I came in for the 49ers/Green Bay Playoff game and stayed here. Great hotel, great staff, nice location. Bar on the roof is definitely pricey but its a fantastic view.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
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
HighVoltLineman
Business
San Francisco, CA
Feb 12, 2013

Great Location, Small beautiful Room

Overall experience was wonderful. The staff were friendly and the room was clean. However, it was very small and I could hear the street noise. I loved the environment and would stay at this location another time.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Swan Oyster Bar!

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Review of Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
oldman in condo
Business
Phoenix, AZ
Mar 18, 2013

Sentimental Visit

I have been staying at the Sir Francis Drake since my honeymoon in 1975. The hotel has a great location and the staff is very friendly. The rooms are a little small. The bathroom required closing the door to use the commode. Missed having a coffee pot in the room but there was a Starbucks in the hotel. Their new conservation program paid for my room service bill.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
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
RVU Interviewee
Business
Archbald, PA
Apr 8, 2013

Wedding Party

Worked out great being part of the wedding party and having us all stay at the Sir Francis Drake. Conveniently located to shopping and dining on union square.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Right across the street is a great diner which serves and excellent, and affordable, breaktfast.

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Review of Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LA to Miami
Business
Los Angeles
Apr 30, 2013

CLASSIC AND ECCENTRIC SAN FRANCISCO STYLE

SIR FRANCIS DRAKE IS THE PERFECT BLEND OF CLASSIC GRANDEUR AND HIP MODERN DAY STYLE. WISH THEY HAD MORE THAN EXCLUSIVELY LOCAL BEERS--ALTHOUGH THEY'RE FUN TO TRY, SOMETIMES IT'S NICE TO GET WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

DRAG BRUNCH ON SUNDAYS AT STARLIGHT LOUNGE.

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Review of Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wyoming Bound
Business
Jackson, WY
May 11, 2013

SFO

there was a paucity of pillows and towels...would have been nice to have more - the water pressure in the shower was terrible

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
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
Proud Dad Gustavo
Business
San Diego
May 27, 2013

Great location

Excellent location for business travel, sport events or for just exploring San Francisco. Rooms somewhat small and can easily hear noise from adjacent visitors.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Very near to China Town, Union square and shopping facilities

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Review of Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tacosbeans
Business
San Diego, California
Jun 19, 2013

Great if only free wireless

A great location worth the price. A cool older hotel just wish they offered free wireless. Other than that a great place.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Macy's and Nordstrom really close by.

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