Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

450 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
Union Square

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Hotel Description

If you’ve been to San Francisco at any time in the last 90 or so years you’ve noticed the Sir Francis Drake Hotel — or at least you’ve noticed its doormen, dressed in their distinctive red Beefeater uniforms, presiding over Powell Street just above Union Square. It’d be just about worth listing on Tablet solely for the Starlight Room, the penthouse bar with the 180° views of the skyline. But when you find out that Kimpton, purveyors of friendly boutique charm all across America, are also behind the Sir Francis Drake, you begin to suspect there’s much more than novelty value at play here.

You’re right, of course. (You’ve got a discerning eye for this sort of thing, if you don’t mind our saying so.) Behind the nostalgia of the doormen and the well-preserved public spaces, this is a high-functioning and not at all unstylish hotel — more classic luxury, less boutique funkiness, perhaps, than the Kimpton norm, as befits its grand dame status. The style is a mélange of Art Deco and Victorian, with noticeable modern and contemporary accents, and while the spaces aren’t over-large they’re much more than comfortable enough. The Starlight Room is enough to keep you in-house, as is Scala’s Bistro, a local Italian favorite, and Bar Drake, a classic (and less vertiginous) cocktail bar. And this being more or less the heart of San Francisco, you’re surrounded by the city’s greatest density of bars and restaurants, to say nothing of shops — though the Powell Street cable car passes right by the front door, you might well get through an entire stay here without venturing outside of walking distance.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 416 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

Please note: Valet Parking is available at the hotel for 59 USD plus tax per night and oversized vehicles are 64 USD plus tax per night.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Historic Queen

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    This room features 1 Queen Bed and is approximately 140 ft²/13 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • safe
    • working desk
  • Accessible Queen Classic

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    This room features 1 Queen Bed and is approximately 175 ft²/16 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Grab bars in shower, communications features available
    • iron
    • safe
    • working desk
  • City View Queen Room

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    This room features 1 Queen Bed and is approximately 175 ft²/16 m².
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    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • views of Downtown, Nob Hill or Union Square
    • working desk
  • Classic Queen Room

    Max.
    This room features 1 Queen Bed and is approximately 175 ft²/16 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • working desk
  • Queen Classic Roll In Shower

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    This room features 1 Queen Bed and is approximately 175 ft²/16 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • iron
    • Roll in shower, communication features available
    • safe
    • working desk
  • Classic King

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 190 ft²/17 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • working desk
  • Classic Room - Two Double Beds

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    This room features 2 Double Beds and is approximately 200 ft²/18 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • working desk
  • City View King Deluxe

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 215 ft²/19 m².
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    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • views of Downtown, Nob Hill or Union Square
    • working desk
  • Classic Room - 2 Queen Beds

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    This room features 2 Queen Beds and is approximately 220 ft²/20 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • working desk
  • City View 2 Queen Beds

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    This room features 2 Queen Beds and is approximately 260 ft²/24 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • views of Downtown, Nob Hill or Union Square
    • working desk
  • Grand King Room

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 440 ft²/40 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • views of Downtown, Nob Hill or Union Square
    • working desk
  • Grand Room - 2 Queen Beds

    Max.
    This room features 2 Queen Beds and is approximately 440 ft²/40 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • views of Downtown, Nob Hill or Union Square
    • working desk
  • Sir Francis Drake Suite

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 600 ft²/55 m².
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    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • iron
    • minifridge
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • Separate living room with dining table
    • sofa
    • sofa sleeper
    • working desk
  • Starlight Suite

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 750 ft²/69 m².
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    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • iron
    • minibar
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • Separate living room with dining table that seats 4
    • working desk
  • Presidential Suite

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 1075 ft²/99 m².
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    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • iron
    • minibar
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • Stunning city views with private deck, dining table for 8
    • terrace
    • wet bar
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

Please note: Valet Parking is available at the hotel for 59 USD plus tax per night and oversized vehicles are 64 USD plus tax per night.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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