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Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel - San Francisco

4 star Hotel San Francisco

450 Powell Street - San Francisco

Price starting from $ 179 .77
A luxury hotel in downtown San Francisco!

For a stylish introduction to one of the most picturesque and beautiful cities in the world, choose to stay at Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. An iconic Bay City address since its 1928 opening, the Sir Francis Drake's September 2011 renovations upgraded the facility to 21st-century comfort. Whether you’re in town for business reasons in the nearby Financial District, or are visiting Frisco for its many attractions and exciting atmosphere, this San Francisco Union Square hotel won’t let you down, with its gorgeous, elegant design and impeccable service, served with a hint of the quirky charm that’s typical of this amazing city.

1920s style, 21st century perks!

The Sir Francis Drake Kimpton Hotel in downtown San Francisco offers its guests the chance to embark on a dazzling whirlwind tour of the eras that have gone by during the hotel’s lifetime, its décor and amenities creating a sensational blend of the traditional and brand new. Unwind with the modern comforts provided by the in-room spa services or the state-of-the-art fitness center, or enjoy a memorable meal at Scala’s Bistro, fusing Italian, French and Californian culinary traditions to spectacular effects.

The Starlight Room - Dancing, cocktails, and panoramic city views from penthouse-level nightclub with a 1930s flair on the 21st floor. On Sundays, the Starlight Room offers Sunday brunch with attitude, including a live drag show (reservations required). Live bands play the Starlight Room four nights a week; the venue offers a light menu. Happy Hour is on weekdays from 6 PM to 7 PM. Guests sometimes spot celebrities and sports stars. Open nightly.

Guests in town for work commitments will find the Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel can arrange a special event like the very best San Francisco business hotels. Whether you need a room for a small company workshop or want to go all out with an exclusive conference, banquet or drinks reception, there are 11 meeting rooms available, able to accommodate up to 350 people; these customizable, bright and airy spaces are equipped with state of the art facilities, there to ensure your event is a successful one.

Business travelers will also appreciate the 24-hour business center and complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the hotel, as well as fax, copy, and delivery services. This kind of luxury San Francisco accommodation isn’t such excellent value for money anywhere else, so what are you waiting for? Book your stay now, and enjoy a memorable holiday in The City by the Bay.

The Sir Francis Drake Hotel is a smoke-free property. Penalties apply for violations.

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Guest Rating 8.3 Very Good
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Breakfast at Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

Breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Hotel Facilities at Sir Francis Drake

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Cafeteria
  • Baby sitter
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Pets accepted
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry service
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Gym
  • Billiards / Snooker
  • Concierge
  • City tour
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Conference room
  • Meeting Room
  • Business Center
  • Private parking
  • Limousine service
  • Garage
  • Guarded car park
  • Valet service
  • Night club
  • Internet/Email services
  • Medical service

Know before you go

  • Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 55 per night (in/out privileges)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.











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Room Details

Book your business-friendly accommodation at Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel, offering 416 guest rooms with iPod docking stations and video-game consoles. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy 37-inch flat-screen televisions with premium digital channels and pay movies. Corporate travelers visiting the Union Square area will benefit from wired and wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks, laptop-compatible safes and direct-dial phones. A good night's sleep in comfortable beds with down comforters will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their vacation or business trip.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries and bathrobes. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional guest comforts include climate control, air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Pay-Per-View
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Direct dial phone
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • High speed Internet access

Distances from Hotel Sir Francis Drake

San Francisco Magic Parlor - 0 km / 0 mi
SF Playhouse - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Un-Scripted Theater Company - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Union Square - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Marines Memorial Theater - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Alcove Theater - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
American Conservatory Theater - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Xanadu Gallery - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
SHN Curran Theatre - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
77 Geary Galleries - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Marrakech Magic Theater - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Lorraine Hansberry Theatre - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
St. Mary Square - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Old St. Mary's Cathedral - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The closest major airports to Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel are:
Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 19.2 km / 11.9 mi
San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 19.3 km / 12 mi

The preferred airport for Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel is San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

  • Private parking
  • Limousine service
  • Garage
  • Guarded car park
  • Valet service