Overview

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

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

AED 724+

Overall guest ratings

7.8/10 Good
Based on 2,719 reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.4
  • 9.0
  • 5.9
  • 5.1

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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 0.5 blocks 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 WiFi and wired Internet (included in resort fee). Guests have access to the fully equipped fitness center (included in resort fee). 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 TVs, phones, and WiFi and wired Internet (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

    7.8 Good
    Based on 2,719 reviews
    • 9.4 "Terrific location."
      9.6 "96% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      9.8 "98% liked the proximity to shopping."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
      10.0 "Near to public transport, according to 100%."
      10.0 "City centre within easy reach, said 100%."
    • 9.0 "Wonderful beach."
    • 8.6 "Great service."
      9.0 "90% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.6 "76% said the reception staff was great."
      8.3 "83% thought the service was very professional."
      8.6 "Management was excellent, said 86%."
      10.0 "100% said the recreation staff was great."
    • 6.9 "Internet is average."
    • 6.4 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 5.9 "Average amenities."
      5.8 "58% thought the building was acceptable."
      6.7 "67% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so."
    • 5.1 "Average cleanliness."
      5.1 "51% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average."
    • 3.9 "Rooms are not good."
      1.0 "90% said rooms were small."
      1.2 "88% complained about the bathroom."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
      4.7 "53% said rooms were dirty."
      1.3 "87% thought they were poorly maintained."
      0.8 "For 92%, the rooms looked old."
      4.2 "58% were disappointed with the minibar."
      3.5 "65% had problems with the shower."
      1.4 "86% said the bathroom was dirty."
      1.7 "Air conditioning was criticized by 83%."
      2.2 "78% thought the tv was sub-standard."
    • 2.3 "Quite uncomfortable."
      1.0 "90% said rooms were small."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
      2.0 "80% thought it was too noisy."
      1.7 "Air conditioning was criticized by 83%."
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    Overall rating

    7.8 Good
    Based on 1,495 reviews
    • 9.5 "Terrific location."
      9.6 "96% 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."
    • 8.4 "Great service."
      8.9 "89% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.8 "78% said the reception staff was great."
      8.0 "80% thought the service was very professional."
      9.1 "91% said the concierge service was amazing."
      8.5 "Management was excellent, said 85%."
    • 7.4 "Good bar."
    • 6.7 "Internet is average."
      7.0 "70% thought it was a great value."
      6.7 "67% thought the wifi quality was ok."
    • 6.4 "Vibe was decent."
      6.7 "67% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so."
    • 6.2 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 5.8 "Average amenities."
      5.8 "58% thought the building was acceptable."
      6.7 "67% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so."
    • 4.5 "Not very clean."
      4.1 "59% said rooms were dirty."
      1.6 "84% said the bathroom was dirty."
    • 3.6 "Rooms are not good."
      1.2 "88% said rooms were small."
      1.1 "89% complained about the bathroom."
      0.0 "100% criticized the small bathroom."
      4.1 "59% said rooms were dirty."
      1.1 "89% thought they were poorly maintained."
      4.2 "58% were disappointed with the minibar."
      0.8 "For 92%, the rooms looked old."
      1.6 "84% said the bathroom was dirty."
      1.8 "Air conditioning was criticized by 82%."
      4.1 "59% had problems with the shower."
      2.3 "77% thought the tv was sub-standard."
    • 2.5 "Quite uncomfortable."
      1.2 "88% said rooms were small."
      0.0 "100% criticized the small bathroom."
      1.8 "82% thought it was too noisy."
      1.8 "Air conditioning was criticized by 82%."
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    Overall rating

    8.1 Excellent
    Based on 598 reviews
    • 9.2 "Terrific location."
      9.6 "96% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      9.7 "97% liked the proximity to shopping."
      10.0 "Near to public transport, according to 100%."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
    • 8.4 "Great service."
      9.0 "90% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.5 "75% said the reception staff was great."
      8.2 "82% thought the service was very professional."
      9.0 "90% said the concierge service was amazing."
    • 7.3 "Good bar."
    • 7.2 "Internet works."
    • 6.4 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 6.2 "Vibe was decent."
      6.6 "66% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so."
    • 5.9 "Average amenities."
      5.9 "59% thought the building was acceptable."
      6.6 "66% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so."
    • 5.3 "Average cleanliness."
      5.5 "55% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average."
    • 3.9 "Rooms are not good."
      1.1 "89% said rooms were small."
      1.2 "88% complained about the bathroom."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
      5.0 "Only 50% said rooms were clean enough."
      1.6 "84% thought they were poorly maintained."
      0.7 "For 93%, the rooms looked old."
      3.4 "66% had problems with the shower."
      4.2 "58% were disappointed with the minibar."
    • 2.3 "Quite uncomfortable."
      1.1 "89% said rooms were small."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
      2.3 "77% thought it was too noisy."
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    Overall rating

    7.6 Good
    Based on 244 reviews
    • 9.5 "Terrific location."
    • 8.9 "Great service."
      9.2 "92% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.5 "85% thought the service was very professional."
    • 6.0 "Vibe was decent."
      6.1 "61% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so."
    • 5.7 "Average amenities."
      5.6 "56% thought the building was acceptable."
      6.1 "61% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so."
    • 4.6 "Not very clean."
    • 3.9 "Rooms are not good."
      1.0 "90% said rooms were small."
      1.2 "88% complained about the bathroom."
      0.2 "98% criticized the small bathroom."
      1.6 "84% thought they were poorly maintained."
    • 2.3 "Quite uncomfortable."
      1.0 "90% said rooms were small."
      0.2 "98% criticized the small bathroom."
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    Overall rating

    7.4 Good
    Based on 380 reviews
    • 9.2 "Terrific location."
      9.4 "94% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
    • 8.1 "Great service."
      8.6 "86% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.4 "74% said the reception staff was great."
    • 6.1 "Vibe was decent."
      6.3 "63% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so."
    • 5.0 "Average amenities."
      6.3 "63% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so."
    • 4.8 "Value below average."
    • 4.6 "Not very clean."
      4.6 "54% said rooms were dirty."
    • 3.3 "Rooms are not good."
      0.7 "93% said rooms were small."
      0.9 "91% complained about the bathroom."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
      4.6 "54% said rooms were dirty."
      1.2 "88% thought they were poorly maintained."
      3.0 "70% had problems with the shower."
      0.7 "For 93%, the rooms looked old."
    • 2.0 "Quite uncomfortable."
      0.7 "93% said rooms were small."
      1.9 "81% thought it was too noisy."
      0.1 "99% criticized the small bathroom."
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    Hotel type
    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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