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Get an overview of this hotelHistoric hotel near San Francisco's Union Square

A stay at Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel places you in the heart of San Francisco, steps from San Francisco Magic Parlor and Union Square.

This 4-star hotel is close to Lombard Street and Fisherman's Wharf.

Make yourself at home in one of the 416 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. 37-inch flat-screen televisions with premium TV channels provide entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities including a nightclub and a fitness center. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges.

Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in San Francisco? This hotel has 16,000 square feet (1 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms.

Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

450 Powell Street San Francisco CA 94102

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Renovated in September 2011, the pet-friendly Sir Francis Drake Hotel has a rooftop nightclub and a fine-dining restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. A street-level Starbucks offers coffee drinks and snacks. There is a fitness center on site.

Business travelers can take advantage of the property's 24-hour business center. The property also offers 16 meeting rooms onsite, encompassing 16,000 of square feet of meeting space. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available. Staff provide complimentary business services, including faxing and photocopying.

On Sundays, the hotel's The Starlight Room offers a classic brunch with attitude. Brunch features Sunday's a Drag, a live show starring Donna Sachet. Reservations are required.

The property offers valet parking for an additional surcharge. ATM banking is available onsite. Luggage storage is available. Childcare is available for a fee.

This is a smoke-free property. Fines apply for violations.

  • Concierge services 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Restaurant 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Nightclub 
  • Conference space 
  • Meeting rooms 16 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Express check-in 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 416 
  • Number of floors - 21 
  • Shopping on site 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Year Built 1928 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Wedding services 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 11 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 16,000 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( $12.99 per day ), Wired internet access ( $12.99 per day )

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Video-game console 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • HDTV 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Down comforter 

Where to Eat

Scala's Bistro - Popular Mediterranean bistro specializing in French/Italian cuisine. Multi-level Parisian-bistro ambiance and picture-window views of Powell Street's pedestrian action and famous street cars. Locals and visitors return for paper-thin carpaccio, mussels and pommes frites, boeuf bourguignon, seared salmon fillet, pan-roasted monkfish, pizza, and pasta. Extensive wine and cocktail menu. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails daily.

The Starlight Room - Dancing, cocktails, and panoramic city views from penthouse-level nightclub with a 1930s flair on the 21st floor. Live bands four nights a week; light menu. Happy Hour on weekdays from 6 PM to 7 PM. Brunch on Sundays with live entertainment. Guests sometimes spot celebrities and sports stars. Open nightly.

Starbucks - Street-level. Coffee drinks and snacks.

Entertainment

On Sunday's, the hotel's The Starlight Room offers a classic brunch with attitude. Brunch features Sunday's a Drag, a live show starring Donna Sachet. Reservations are required.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel is five blocks from Yerba Buena Gardens, location of expansive public gardens, a children's playground, a year-round ice-skating rink, and an antique carousel. Three of San Francisco's public-play golf courses are nearby: Presidio Golf Club (four miles); Harding Park (six miles); and the Lincoln Park Golf Course (six miles). The waterfront Embarcadero, one mile from the hotel, is popular for jogging.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 

Spa Services

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.

  • Massages 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets stay free

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Pets allowed (no fees)

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per day
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.99 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 12.99 per day (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 59 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Awards & 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.

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