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Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

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450 Powell Street Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102-1504 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
Suites
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My daughter did s San Francisco destination wedding and we picked this hotel as wedding central blocking over 30 rooms. The hotel has unique San Francisco old world charm. The wedding special event staff was amazing as were the entire staff.

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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

My husband stays here often as his corporate office is in SF and Kimpton is usually a preferred hotel of his. I’m usually skeptical as I travel with our two young children. Sir Francis Drake was amazing! They were amazing with our children! Doris and...More

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Response from David V, General Manager at Kimpton Sir Francis Drake HotelResponded 2 August 2018

Thanks so much for bringing your family to stay with us, thekfam! And many thanks for acknowledging Doris, Mike and Facundo! Facundo was our Employee of the Year last year, and he is living up to his title! We hope to welcome you and your...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived in San Francisco after a long flight from London and was a little disappointed with the hotel when we arrived. Creaky lifts, dull room and the smallest bathroom you’ve ever seen. If you was someone who is larger in size you’d struggle to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This hotel is beautiful and full of history. The resin for 4 stars, is because it is old, that means very slow elevators, very small bathrooms and no counter space. Other than that, great location and friendly staff.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Kimpton hotels we have stayed in have also been a bit different and this was no exception. Friendly and efficient staff. Ideally placed near Union Square. Like the wine hour. We had an enjoayable stay.

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Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel, housed in a landmark building in the heart of Union Square, is quintessential San Francisco: exciting, romantic, timelessly elegant and unique. The ornately decorated ...More lobby, old-world hospitality, and Tom Sweeney, the hotel's infamous Beefeater doorman, transport you to another time and place. The legendary Starlight Room, the adjacent Scala's Bistro and unmatched hospitality complete the picture to create an unforgettable San Francisco experience. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Free Parking
Spa
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Gold level
GreenLeaders Gold level
Hotel Style
Onsen
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Luxury
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Business
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Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Gold level
GreenLeaders Gold level
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Onsen
,
Luxury
,
Business
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
416
Price range
USD 173 - USD 570 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
Also Known As
Kimpton San Francisco
,
Sir Francis Drake Hotel San Francisco
,
Drake Francis Sir
Location
United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Gold level
GreenLeaders Gold level
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Onsen
,
Luxury
,
Business
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
416
Price range
USD 173 - USD 570 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
Also Known As
Kimpton San Francisco
,
Sir Francis Drake Hotel San Francisco
,
Drake Francis Sir
Location
United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
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Traveller (1,091)
Room & Suite (533)
Dining (78)
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Amenities (33)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (5)
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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
...More
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dkelly27
20 September 2018|
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Response from Kristy W | Reviewed this property |
Good Day, There aren’t any microwaves, however there is a mini bar fridge and in my travel experience the various hotels I have stayed at always obliged if you’d like them to empty it for your use. Just give them a call and... More
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Maria Araceli R
9 May 2018|
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Response from NilsLDK | Reviewed this property |
You will be safe, and there will be many people on the street and in the station.
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8 April 2018|
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Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
I’ve spent nearly 50 nights in this hotel over the last couple of years. I’d say 75% of the windows don’t open, only a few do.
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"Really loud even from the 10th floor. You can try higher to get away from the street noise, but know the..."
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"Street side can be noisy, especially if a French crowd celebrates the World Cup (fun, though)"
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"Choose a higher floor - especially if you plan to visit the Starlight lounge."
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"try to stay away from the Sutter Street side....loud traffic even on the upper floors"
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