$171 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 3, 2015 Check-out: Apr 6, 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
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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Review of Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lairdman
Business
Provo, Utah
Aug 19, 2012

Business traveller

I enjoyed my stay at the Sir Francis Drake. The room was small, but clean. It was perfect for a business traveller that needed a place to rest his head. The hotel is located a block away from Union Square, right next to the Cable Car tracks, and within easy walking distance of downtown. There are also many restaurants within walking distance. The closest are an Italian bistro and a Starbucks. There is quite a bit of noise from the street level. If loud noises bother you, bring earplugs or ask for a room on a higher floor. Be sure and bring a jacket with you. San Francisco can be windy and foggy. I brought my jacket with me everywhere, and was glad I did on several occasions.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The hotel has a "Go Green" program. If you decline housekeeping, they will give you a $10 gift card good for several locations, including Scala's Bistro next door. As a business traveller, I didn't feel the need for daily housekeeping, and I enjoyed getting $10 off of my breakfast each day.

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Review of Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ninette
Business
chicago
Aug 20, 2012

very good location

excellent location for this quite expensive hotel. rooms are not very spacious for a family with 2 kids, but that's ok.the bathroom is very very tiny..

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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