Best Kimpton Hotels in San Francisco

In 1981, Bill Kimpton rolled out the group's first hotel in San Francisco. Since then, the company... READ MORE
In 1981, Bill Kimpton rolled out the group's first hotel in San Francisco. Since then, the company has built a chain of leading boutique properties, including more than 60 stylish hotels in 35 cities; however in 2014, the InterContinental Hotels Group acquired the Kimpton brand. Members of the Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants brand are best described as urban and trendy, with fanciful decor and unique amenities, such as complimentary nightly wine hours and a 24-hour yoga TV channel. These accommodations also tout a brand-wide pet-friendly policy, catering to both urbanites and their four-legged travel companions, with pet packages and amenities that include gourmet pet treats, pet massages and more. Kimpton hotels also include the Palomar and Monaco styles; both welcome guests with trendy and stylish rooms and include whimsical decor and signature bath amenities. Plus, frequent Kimpton guests who participate in the IHG Rewards Club program can take advantage of free night credits and complimentary perks like minibar credits and room upgrades. Several Kimpton properties appear on our Best Hotels in the USA ranking list; those properties are listed below.

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    Kimpton Sir Francis Drake
    San Francisco, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 3739 reviewsTripAdvisor (3739)

    Exceptional service defines San Francisco's Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel, ideally located near Union Square. From the front desk employees to the doormen, recent guests say 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 brand 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.

    San Francisco, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 3739 reviewsTripAdvisor (3739)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Kimpton Buchanan Hotel
    San Francisco, CA
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 869 reviewsTripAdvisor (869)
    Free WiFi

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    San Francisco, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 869 reviewsTripAdvisor (869)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi

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