Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake

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3748 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

3748 Reviews 70% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1086
  • Very Good 1335
  • Average 760
  • Poor 363
  • Terrible 204

What to Expect

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Feb 14, 2019

Billing issues !

okay hotel in the Union Square are. Stayed there twice. Significant billing issues both times - overcharging on the rate the first time, and over 100$ mini-bar charge the second time(only had a bottle of water!). seems like a pattern, that other reviews also mention.lots of follow up required to get these fixed. NOT WORTH IT! Hundreds of hotels nearby - stay SOMEWHERE ELSE and save yourself trouble.
Feb 12, 2019

Dated hotel

The hotel misses the mark on all points including rooms, service, and food. Rooms were small, stuffy, and dated, with cracked windows that offered no insulation from outside noise. Food at the hotel and room service were subpar. Embarrassment for the Kimpton brand.
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