Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

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15 expert recommendations



Lavish European rococo swathed in rich royal colors in lobby of 1928 gem. Old-school ambience at a reasonable rack rate.


DK Eyewitness

A long-established Union Square hotel, the Sir Francis Drake glows in Art Deco splendor.



The renovation was just what this ole gal needed, injecting her with new life and energy. Full review →


Frommer's 33

This landmark hotel is one of San Francisco's grand dames, operating continuously since 1928 in the heart of Union Square. Full review →


Gayot 48

Now under the Kimpton Hotels umbrella, this property is one of San Francisco'€™s better-known landmark hotels. Full review →


Insight Guides

A $20-million renovation has recast guestrooms in a lovely sage green, cream, and plum color scheme. Full review →



Gothic Revival landmark complete with local favorite restaurant and buzzy cocktail lounge in Union Square. Full review →


Lonely Planet

All have great beds... pop into the top-floor, touristy-swank Starlight Room for cocktails. Full review →


Michelin Guide

This San Francisco landmark is all prince and no pauper.


Oyster 4.0

The Beefeater doormen, grand lobby, and Harry Denton's Starlight Room are among retro flourishes that make this Union Square hotel a San Francisco treasure. Full review →


Rough Guide

The Sir Francis Drake’s lobby is a hallucinogenic evocation of all things heraldic... the Sir Francis Drake’s lobby is a hallucinogenic evocation of all things heraldic.


Star Service Tick 3

This is a colorful San Francisco treat with a reputation as one of the more interesting and engaging boutique-style hotels. Full review →


The Telegraph 8.0

One of San Francisco’s most storied hotels, the Drake has a prime position near Union Square. Full review →


Time Out

n its prestigious Powell Street perch just above Union Square, the venerable Sir Francis Drake Hotel, built in 1928, has something to offer just about everyone. Full review →


Zagat 3.7

"Nothing beats the Beefeater opening the front door" of this "classic landmark" Kimpton, which oozes "amazing style and attitude".

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Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

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450 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA


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