Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake

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3642 Reviews

Iconic Union Square hotel

Considered one of the most historic hotels in San Francisco, the Sir Francis Drake is a grand character hotel with a winning location moments from Union Square. Soak up the wonderfully lavish interiors and immerse yourself in top-level facilities including the Mediterranean-inspired Scala’s Bistro and a convenient fitness centre. Located in the heart of one of San Francisco’s most thriving tourist areas, this hotel is perfect for a luxurious boutique city break.

  • Enjoy cuisine at the popular Scala’s Bistro
  • Moments from Union Square and close to other attractions
  • Spectacular city views from the Starlight Room
  • Historic building dating from 1928
  • Complimentary hosted evening Wine Hour

Hotel Features

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  • 416 rooms
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only
Location Highlights

Sir Francis Drake

3642 Reviews 70% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1068
  • Very Good 1302
  • Average 738
  • Poor 343
  • Terrible 191

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Sep 21, 2018

Beautiful Old Charm

This hotel is beautiful and full of history. The resin for 4 stars, is because it is old, that means very slow elevators, very small bathrooms and no counter space. Other than that, great location and friendly staff.
Sep 21, 2018

Usual quirkly hotel with excellent service

Ipswich - Uk

The Kimpton hotels we have stayed in have also been a bit different and this was no exception. Friendly and efficient staff. Ideally placed near Union Square. Like the wine hour. We had an enjoayable stay.
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