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Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

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Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel, housed in a landmark building in the heart of Union Square, is quintessential San Francisco: exciting, romantic, timelessly elegant and unique. The ornately decorated lobby, old-world hospitality, and Tom Sweeney, the hotel's infamous Beefeater doorman, transport you to another time and place. The legendary Starlight Room, the adjacent Scala's Bistro and unmatched hospitality complete the picture to create an unforgettable San Francisco experience.
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
2010Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
460Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have stayed at the Drake many times and always felt it was a classic gem just waiting to be polished. Over the years standards have slipped and slipped and...... Finally some money is being spent but it seems to be too little too late....More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I lucked out getting to stay at this amazing hotel thanks to a great deal on Hotwire.com over July Fourth week. The hotel is in the best location at Union Square (right next to it and not a couple blocks away). I loved being greeted...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very excited to finally stay at this hotel but was incredibly disappointed. The hotel is very outdated things are very worn down. The soap dispenser actually fell off the tile in the bathroom while I was in the shower and the bathroom is...More

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank MSM13018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I get together one time a year which is a city and explore and eat. This year we chose San Francisco and to serve Francis Drake Hotel. It looked very beautiful fancy elegant even on the website and for the price we...More

Date of stay: December 2018
2  Thank Haircrazy41
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at the Kimpton Sir Francis Drake for 2 nights by myself after getting an excellent deal through TravelZoo. The entire experience with the staff was pleasurable, from the greetings at the door by the old-timey dressed doorman, to the wonderful front desk clerk...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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KimberlyD457
5 December 2018|
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Response from Marie O | Reviewed this property |
Not sure we didn't a car.
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Ambassador681972
2 November 2018|
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Response from Olala | Reviewed this property |
Best way to travel to San Francisco witthin the Bay Area is using public transportation such as BART
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dkelly27
21 September 2018|
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My room had a drawer which was a mini bar, no fridge - no microwave either.
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"If you are earthquake aware, might be best to choose a lower room"
terrydwan
2 weeks ago
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"Like this say when you give the car to valet.. BEWARE.. ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK.."
Calculustech
2 weeks ago
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"Get a Corner or Closer to the Ground to avoid the Club on Top Floor"
687travelbug
4 weeks ago
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"Not sure you would get a view from any rooms"
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4 weeks ago
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PRICE RANGE
US$148 - US$590 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kimpton san franciscosir francis drake hotel san franciscodrake francis sir
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnion Square
NUMBER OF ROOMS
416
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