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Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, California

Why stay at a hotel when you can stay at a legend? Combining historic, Renaissance-influenced architectural splendor that includes an opulent lobby, sky-high ceilings and a sweeping staircase begging for grand entrances, Kimpton Sir Francis Drake is where vintage glamour and the ideal Union Square location intersect.

Inside you’ll discover a world of unapologetic opulence: cut crystal, luxe fabrics, rococo swirls, all as heady as the signature cocktails and 21st floor vistas served-up at our retro chic Starlight Room. Our creative rustic Italian-inspired cuisine -- is the perfect pairing for dining and special events. And, when it’s time to retreat to your urban haven, guestrooms and suites evoking period décor and brimming with Kimpton-style amenities sweep you off your feet into refined comfort.

Location of Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street 2
San Francisco, California

Nearest Airport: SFO

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

I Stayed for four days this week. I’ve never been in a Kimpton like this before in my life. I associate Kimpton with service updated rooms and a hip atmosphere. This hotel is the exact opposite. My room had virtually no amenities. I wish I had taken pictures, the outlets were becoming separated from the walls. The cleaning staff left dirty glasses in my room that were partially cleaned. The best was a manager entering an elevator before allowing guests to exit the elevator. Kimpton should give this hotel away for free to remove the reputational damage of the current association.

Angel B - Washington DC, District of Columbia

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an old hotel located just a block from Union Square. Is has been well maintained but that cannot help the fact that older hotels have small rooms and small bathrooms. We had a room facing Powell Street so you have to contend with the noise from the street, the cable and the cable cars running up and down the hill. The room was clean and the staff was pleasant. It is a good location for those wanting to see the activities around Union Square. You can take a look of the city by going up to the Starlight Room.

erodrig26 - Parker, Colorado

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent a week at the SIr Francis Drake. Hotel lobby was very nice but to drafty to spend much time in. The rooms were small and the bathroom even smaller. Expected size for a historic hotel but still tight for modern living. Location can’t be beat. Lots of food choices nearby from cheap eats all the way to Morton’s. Noises at night with Christmas parties but management very responsive to excessive noise. Overall great experience for the money.

tbakernp - Omaha

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

Grand hotel in a great location. We stayed on the 17th floor. The bathroom was a little small but it was a nice room. The service was awesome. They have one of the friendliest hotel staffs I have even encountered. We had to leave a couple days early from the package we booked and there were no problems whatsoever. Love the Starlight Lounge!

NCPirate82 - Raleigh, North Carolina

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a beautiful classic San Francisco hotel. The lobby of the hotel looks amazing and I love the happy hour up in the second floor hallway. The hotel is also just located a block from union square in the middle of everything. The only thing I don’t like is that the rooms are quite small. But if you’re looking for a hotel in the middle of everything then this is your hotel.


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