Sir Francis Drake, A Kimpton Hotel

450 Powell Street | San Francisco, CA 94102 [See Map]
#24 in Best San Francisco Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
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Based on 1956 reviews

U.S. News Review

Exceptional service defines San Francisco's Sir Francis Drake Hotel, ideally located near Union Square. From the front desk employees to the doormen, the staff consistently impresses visitors with its friendly and professional manner. And the physical structure, particularly the lobby with its gilded ceilings, achieves a regal atmosphere that guests relish. Scala's Bistro and Bar Drake also make sure that visitors want for nothing, providing gourmet treats (made from seasonal, local ingredients) and drinks. Recent travelers claim that their fairytale stays at this Kimpton hotel were only disrupted by noise (coming from the outside surrounding area) and the somewhat small room size. But even despite the somewhat cramped conditions, most travelers found the accommodations to be visually appealing — with rich jewel tones and retro furnishings — and the in-room amenities, such as flat-screen TVs and iHome stereo systems, to be convenient. The hotel also provides high-speed Internet, which Kimpton Karma loyalty club members can access for free.

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A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1956 guests have reviewed the Sir Francis Drake, A Kimpton Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.0 (based on 1956 reviews)

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Sir Francis Drake, A Kimpton Hotel

450 Powell Street | San Francisco, CA 94102 [See Full Map]