Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

450 Powell Street94102San FranciscoUSA
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About Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

Located just off Union Square, Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel is set in a 1920s building. It offers luxurious accommodation just five blocks from Market Street.

Upscale rooms feature iHome docking stations, LCD TVs, minibars, yoga mats and Wi-Fi.

This pet-friendly hotel has weekly live music shows, a business center, fitness center, in-room spa services, valet parking and free bike hire.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the hotel’s French-Italian style restaurant, Scala’s Bistro. Bar Drake serves classic drinks and The Starlight Room serves light bites and drinks with city views on the 21st floor. The hotel also hosts an Evening Wine Hour.

A.C.T.’s Geary Theater, Chinatown and the Cable Car Museum are within a 10-minute walk of Kimpton Sir Francis Drake, which is just off Union Square. Fisherman’s Wharf is 1.5 miles away and Lombard Street is just 12-minutes away using the cable car.


450 Powell Street, 94102, San Francisco, CA, USA
Telephone: +1 4153927755 | Fax: +1 4153918719 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Nightclub
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Massage


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Excellent location near Union Square

Just around the corner from Union Square, Kimpton Sir Francis Drake provides you with the perfect base for exploring downtown San Francisco. Guests enjoy the easy access to the cable cars, shops, restaurants, bars and Chinatown. Some guest even managed the walk uphill to Lombard Street and further to Fisherman's Wharf. Guests comment that the central location means that a car is not necessary.

It's got great charm

Housed in an old building, you'll find that this hotel has enjoyed a sympathetic renovation to stylish Kimpton standards. Guests enjoy the period detailing and upscale decoration throughout this hotel, which they say adds to the boutique experience.

The members of staff are really great

Friendly and knowledgeable, the staff at this hotel is well trained to provide great customer service. With many guests commenting positively on their interactions with team members, it's clear that this happy group works hard to provide its guests with a great experience in San Francisco.

Negative Reviews

It an get noisy here

The hotel's convenient central location has a downside and for some guests, this is the noise. From street cleaners to refuse trucks to general merriment from people around Powell Street, some guests found it rather noisy at times.

The accommodations are too small

Unfortunately, some guests have experienced issues due to the small size of their rooms. This is centrally located hotel and space is notoriously limited but for some guests, they found their bedrooms and bathrooms a little too cramped.

Costs add up

A small number of guests feel that this hotel has expensive parking and that paying for Wi-Fi on top of this, in some cases, meant that their bills were much higher than they were hoping for.

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8 out of 10 based on 915 reviews