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

Popular property highlights

Restaurant
24-hour business center
Smoke-free property
Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
24-hour front desk

Near shops, theaters

This 1928 hotel is a half-block from San Francisco's Union Square, 3 blocks from the theater district, and a half-mile from the Financial District and Moscone Center.

Royal greeting

Doorstaff in Beefeater regalia greet guests at the 21-story Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel, home of the trendy Scala's Bistro and the famous Starlight Room nightclub overlooking San Francisco.

Wireless convenience

Guestrooms at Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel feature slim dressers; large, leaning mirrors; and jewel-tone colored fabrics. Wireless Internet access is available.

 Guest Highlights

Our Guests Love
  • Good location
  • Proximity to shopping
  • Helpful staff
  • Clean guestrooms
Our Guests Note
  • Location was a bit noisy

Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Renovated in September 2011, the pet-friendly Kimpton 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 (included in resort fee).

Business travelers can take advantage of the property's 24-hour business center (included in resort fee). The property also offers 16 meeting rooms onsite, encompassing 16,000 square feet (1,486 square meters) of meeting space. Complimentary WiFi and wired Internet are available. Staff provide 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) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Nightclub 
  • Restaurant 
  • Conference space 
  • Meeting rooms 16 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Total number of rooms - 416 
  • Number of floors - 21 
  • Shopping on site 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Year Built 1928 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Wedding services 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge 
  • 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 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 

Family Friendly Amenities

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

Internet

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

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( USD 12.99 per night ), Wired high-speed internet ( USD 12.99 per night )

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Video-game console 
  • Pay movies 
  • 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 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • 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. Brunch on Sundays with live entertainment.

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 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 

Spa Services

Relax and rejuvenate with eco-friendly spa services offered directly in the guest rooms of the Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel. 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

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets stay free

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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)

Group bookings of 5 or more rooms cannot be accommodated via this website.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per day
  • Resort fee: USD 25.62 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Additional inclusions
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 wired Internet: USD 12.99 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 12.99 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: USD 12.99 per night (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 59 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Sir Francis Drake Hotel
  • Sir Drake Hotel

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. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Facility Fee Inclusions

Book a stay in any room or rate category and receive the following benefits included in the facility fee: USD 10 credit in the hotel restaurant, free WiFi, local calls, in-room yoga mat, hosted wine hour, morning coffee/tea service in the lobby, use of bicycles, use of business center and fitness center, newspapers, and a 10-20% discount in the retail stores (Uomo's clothing and Orogold cosmetics and skin care).

Full details provided at check-in. The facility fee of USD 22 plus tax is collected at the property. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.


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