Overview

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

450 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
+1 415 392 7755

AED 757+

Overall guest ratings

7.9/10 Good
Based on 2,815 reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.3
  • 8.5
  • 6.2
  • 5.7

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    About

    Location. Built in 1928 and renovated in September 2011, the Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, California, is one of the city's most revered properties. Positioned on Union Square, this downtown hotel is located within one-half block of many fashionable shopping boutiques, nightclubs, and entertainment venues. The business district and Moscone Convention Center are within 0.5 mile (0.8 kilometer). Chinatown is 5 blocks away and the Opera House is 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from this hotel.

    Hotel Features. Doormen in full Beefeater regalia offer assistance at this landmark hotel, home to The Starlight Room, a famous 1930s-style nightclub featuring dancing, live entertainment, and a 180-degree view of downtown San Francisco. The hotel features Grand chandeliers and palettes of gold, purple, and red that welcome guests into the lobby area, complete with plush seating and paintings of Sir Francis Drake. Seared salmon fillets, paper-thin carpaccios and boeuf bourguignons are showcased at Scala's Bistro. The Starlight Room offers Sunday brunch with attitude, including a live drag show (reservations required). The property also features a Starbucks. A winding marble staircase leads to the mezzanine lounge, which overlooks Union Square and the cable cars below. The hotel hosts 16 meeting rooms, encompassing 16,000 square feet (1,486 square meters) of meeting space. Business travelers can take advantage of a 24-hour business center with 3 high-speed Internet computer workstations and complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access. Guests have access to the fully equipped fitness center. ATM banking is available on site. Luggage storage is available. Childcare is available for a fee.

    Guestrooms. Accommodations at the Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel feature slim dressers; large, leaning mirrors; and jewel-tone colored fabrics. Windows frame downtown views and bathrooms contain eco-friendly Aveda toiletries and bathrobes. Rooms offer digital televisions, cordless phones, and wireless and wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge). Guests' pets receive welcome kits that includes toys, treats, and loaned dog beds.

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

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    Amenities

    • Parking
    • Fitness centre
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • ATM on-site
    • Business centre
    • Car hire
    • Wi-Fi
    • Concierge service
    • Laundry service
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Room service
    • Bicycle hire
    • Spa
    • No smoking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Air-conditioned
    • 24 Hour Front Desk
    • Night club
    • Safe
    • Storage available
    • Express check out
    • Coffee shop
    • Babysitting/child care services (surcharge)
    • Internet (surcharge)
    • Wedding services
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    Reviews

    Guest reviews

    Overall rating

    7.9 Good
    Based on 2,815 reviews
    • 9.3 "Terrific location."
      9.9 "99% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      9.9 "99% liked the proximity to shopping."
      10.0 "Near to public transport, according to 100%."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
      10.0 "City centre within easy reach, said 100%."
    • 8.5 "Great service."
      9.3 "93% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.5 "75% said the reception staff was great."
      8.3 "83% thought the service was very professional."
      9.1 "91% said the concierge service was amazing."
    • 7.0 "Good beach."
    • 6.8 "Vibe was decent."
    • 6.3 "Average amenities."
      6.3 "63% thought the building was acceptable."
    • 6.2 "Internet is average."
      6.3 "63% thought it was adequately priced."
      6.7 "67% thought the wifi quality was ok."
    • 5.7 "Average cleanliness."
      5.2 "Only 52% said rooms were clean enough."
      6.6 "66% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average."
    • 5.4 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 3.6 "Rooms are not good."
      1.1 "89% said rooms were small."
      1.0 "90% complained about the bathroom."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
      1.4 "86% thought they were poorly maintained."
      0.8 "For 92%, the rooms looked old."
      3.4 "66% found problems with the furniture."
      0.6 "94% were disappointed with the minibar."
      1.6 "84% said the bathroom was dirty."
      3.4 "66% had problems with the shower."
      1.0 "Air conditioning was criticized by 90%."
      2.7 "73% thought the tv was sub-standard."
    • 2.3 "Quite uncomfortable."
      1.1 "89% said rooms were small."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
      2.2 "78% thought it was too noisy."
      1.0 "Air conditioning was criticized by 90%."
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    Overall rating

    7.8 Good
    Based on 1,660 reviews
    • 9.3 "Terrific location."
      9.8 "98% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      9.8 "98% liked the proximity to shopping."
      10.0 "Near to public transport, according to 100%."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
    • 8.5 "Great service."
      9.1 "91% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.6 "76% said the reception staff was great."
      8.2 "82% thought the service was very professional."
      9.3 "93% said the concierge service was amazing."
    • 6.2 "Average amenities."
      6.2 "62% thought the building was acceptable."
    • 5.8 "Internet is average."
      6.0 "60% thought it was adequately priced."
    • 4.9 "Not very clean."
      4.4 "56% said rooms were dirty."
      1.7 "83% said the bathroom was dirty."
    • 4.8 "Breakfast is below average."
      3.6 "64% said the breakfast was too expensive."
    • 2.9 "Awful rooms."
      1.1 "89% said rooms were small."
      0.6 "94% complained about the bathroom."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
      4.4 "56% said rooms were dirty."
      1.2 "88% thought they were poorly maintained."
      3.3 "67% found problems with the furniture."
      0.7 "For 93%, the rooms looked old."
      0.6 "94% were disappointed with the minibar."
      1.7 "83% said the bathroom was dirty."
      1.2 "Air conditioning was criticized by 88%."
      2.5 "75% thought the tv was sub-standard."
      3.5 "65% had problems with the shower."
    • 2.3 "Quite uncomfortable."
      1.1 "89% said rooms were small."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
      1.9 "81% thought it was too noisy."
      1.2 "Air conditioning was criticized by 88%."
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    Overall rating

    8.1 Excellent
    Based on 647 reviews
    • 9.3 "Terrific location."
      9.9 "99% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      9.8 "98% liked the proximity to shopping."
      10.0 "Near to public transport, according to 100%."
    • 8.0 "Great service."
      9.3 "93% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.3 "73% said the reception staff was great."
      8.1 "81% thought the service was very professional."
      9.2 "92% said the concierge service was amazing."
    • 6.9 "Vibe was decent."
    • 6.5 "Internet is average."
      6.6 "66% thought it was adequately priced."
    • 6.3 "Average amenities."
      6.3 "63% thought the building was acceptable."
    • 5.9 "Average cleanliness."
      5.5 "Only 55% said rooms were clean enough."
      6.8 "68% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average."
    • 5.7 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 3.5 "Rooms are not good."
      1.2 "88% said rooms were small."
      1.1 "89% complained about the bathroom."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
      1.8 "82% thought they were poorly maintained."
      3.8 "62% had problems with the shower."
      3.7 "63% found problems with the furniture."
      0.7 "For 93%, the rooms looked old."
      0.9 "91% were disappointed with the minibar."
    • 2.3 "Quite uncomfortable."
      1.2 "88% said rooms were small."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
      2.5 "75% thought it was too noisy."
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    Overall rating

    7.7 Good
    Based on 225 reviews
    • 9.4 "Terrific location."
      9.9 "99% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
    • 8.9 "Great service."
    • 6.7 "Internet is average."
    • 6.6 "Vibe was decent."
    • 6.6 "Average amenities."
      6.6 "66% thought the building was acceptable."
    • 5.5 "Average cleanliness."
      5.3 "Only 53% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 3.9 "Rooms are not good."
      1.4 "86% said rooms were small."
      1.4 "86% complained about the bathroom."
      1.3 "87% thought they were poorly maintained."
      0.3 "97% criticized the small bathroom."
    • 2.5 "Quite uncomfortable."
      1.4 "86% said rooms were small."
      0.3 "97% criticized the small bathroom."
      2.4 "76% thought it was too noisy."
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    Overall rating

    7.4 Good
    Based on 281 reviews
    • 9.3 "Terrific location."
      9.9 "99% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
    • 8.4 "Great service."
      9.1 "91% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.7 "77% said the reception staff was great."
    • 6.4 "Vibe was decent."
    • 6.3 "Average amenities."
      6.3 "63% thought the building was acceptable."
    • 5.7 "Average cleanliness."
      5.4 "Only 54% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 3.2 "Awful rooms."
      0.9 "91% said rooms were small."
      0.9 "91% complained about the bathroom."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
      1.3 "87% thought they were poorly maintained."
      0.9 "For 91%, the rooms looked old."
      2.9 "71% had problems with the shower."
    • 2.0 "Quite uncomfortable."
      0.9 "91% said rooms were small."
      2.1 "79% thought it was too noisy."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
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    Hotel type
    Business Hotel
    Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
    Romantic Hotel
    Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
    City Hotel
    Guests say it is the perfect hotel for a city trip.
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