Sir Francis Drake, A Kimpton Hotel

450 Powell Street | San Francisco, CA 94102 [SHOW ON MAP]
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  • Reputation: MODERATE
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Awards Received:

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended


  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center

How it Ranks: Sir Francis Drake, A Kimpton Hotel ranks #40 out of 404 San Francisco Hotels based on an evaluation of expert ratings and awards, as well as user reviews.

Our Take: 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 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, like flat-screen TVs and iHome stereo systems, to be convenient. The hotel also provides high-speed Internet, which InTouch loyalty club members can access for free.

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Location & Top Nearby Hotels

Of 404 hotels in San Francisco, 43 are ranked on the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in San Francisco. The 10 closest to Sir Francis Drake, A Kimpton Hotel are shown on the map below. These include San Francisco Marriott Union Square (<0.5 miles) and Grand Hyatt San Francisco (<0.5 miles).

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    Reputation: GOOD
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  • Hotel Class:
    Reputation: GOOD
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  • Hotel Class:
    Reputation: GOOD
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Nearby Things to Do

Sir Francis Drake, A Kimpton Hotel is 4.1 miles from the #1 ranked San Francisco attraction, Golden Gate Bridge. Of the 17 top rated attractions, the five closest ones are listed below.

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