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Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel Accommodation & Rooms

450 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States of America, ‏‎800 1205131 (Singapore Toll Free) +1-817-524-0058 (From abroad)
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Built in 1928 and renovated in September 2011, the 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 miles (0.8 kilometers). 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 pallets 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 renovated Starbucks. A winding marble staircase leads to the mezzanine lounge, which overlooks Union Square and the cable cars below. The hotel hosts 11 conference 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.

Accommodations at the 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 Sir Francis Drake is a smoke-free property. Penalties apply for violations.

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  • A little dated rooms, tiny bath and sink.Jan 1, 2014
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Hotel Info: ‎800 1205131‎

from S$217
  • k-Towers-Level King
  • k-Executive King
  • Classic, Two Double Beds
  • k-Executive Queen Queen Room
  • Classic, One Queen Bed
  • k-Towers-Level Queen Queen
  • One King Bed, Non-Smoking, Accessible
  • One Queen Bed Non-Smoking Accessible
  • One Queen Bed, Non-Smoking, Accessible
  • Classic, One Queen Bed, Accessible
  • Deluxe, Two Queen Beds, City View
  • Grand, One King Bed, Accessible (Spacious)
  • Classic King
  • King Deluxe
  • Historic Queen
  • Tower Level King
  • Classic Two Double Beds Accessible
  • k-Deluxe King Room
  • Tower Level 2 Queens
  • Deluxe, One King Bed, City View
  • Classic King Room
  • Deluxe, One Queen Bed, City View
  • Classic Two Queen
  • Classic Two Double
  • Grand, One King Bed (Spacious)
  • Classic Queen
  • k-Towers-Level Queen
  • k-Double Deluxe room
  • k-Deluxe Queen Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 416 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 21 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare


  • Pets allowed

Extra people

  • Rollaway beds available, charges may apply*


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms *



  • Valet parking *

  • Accessible parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property


Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 59 per night with in/out privileges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Nightclub
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 11
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 16,000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1486
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1928
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Disabled parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Climate control
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 37-inch flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
  • Video-game console
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Relax and rejuvenate with eco-friendly spa services offered directly in the guest rooms of the Sir Francis Drake. The customized treatment menu incorporates wild-crafted, natural and organic ingredients, all devoted to working in harmony with the environment while nourishing your skin and senses. Enjoy a rejuvenating massage, luxurious body treatment or soothing facial in the privacy of your guestroom.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel Accommodation & Rooms’s small print


Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 59 per night with in/out privileges

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel Accommodation & Rooms

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