Hotel overview

Located in Union Square Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel is just steps from the Moscone Center - Financial District - Nob Hill - SOMA - ATT Park - Theatre District - shopping. Cable Car stops at our front door. Exquisite Italian fare in our Scalas restaurant - cocktails in Bar Drake and entertainment in Starlight Room all create a unique hotel presence in vibrant downtown San Francisco. Hosted evening reception - complimentary morning tea/coffee service daily - 24H business center access - onsite fitness center - complimentary WiFi for Kimpton Karma Rewards members - pet friendly - same day laundry - yoga mats in room - gourmet local organic honor bars - newspapers - bikes to explore city - valet parking available.

Property information

Year Built: 1928
Last Renovation: 2011
Accessible rooms: 13
Connecting rooms or suites: 24
Double bedrooms: 117
Floors: 21
Nonsmoking rooms: 416
Single-bedded accommodations: 294
Suites: 5
Total rooms: 416

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General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 0Maximum child age: 17
Pet Policy Pets Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 75 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Favorite Hotel Ever

    I have never stayed in a more luxurious, friendly, clean, unique, and accomodating hotel in my life. This is the hotel i compare all hotels to now. Stay at the Kimpton, you will not be disappointed. Anything you may have forgotten they will give to you. Great minibar as well.

    Jul 02, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Stunning Hotel with 5 Star Service

    My partner and I had the pleasure of staying here in early February. Everything from the front desk, lobby bar, and Lizzy's Starlight Lounge were wonderful. The employees were friendly and the views from Lizzy's is stunning! The room was luxurious, the bathroom was nicely updated and modern but a bit small. but understandable in San Francisco. The shower gel available in the rooms is simply heavenly! Location of the hotel is perfect and the building has a lot of history to it. It's an easy walk to the shops around Union Square and Market Street, and super easy to hop on the Cable Car to get to Fisherman's Wharf.

    May 19, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great customer service and understanding

    We were planning on travelling from Australia to the US in June, however we needed to cancel the trip due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. I spoke directly to the hotel who totally understood and refunded our deposit in full. It could have been easy for them to simply say you can have a credit to use within 12 months (like other hotels are doing) however it is very difficult for international travellers to be able to use the credit. Thank you Tony for your understanding.

    Apr 28, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Interesting history

    Very small bathroom but the room was comfortable. I liked the wine tasting in the big lobby. Scalars restaurant in the hotel had great Italian food. I did sneak across the street at the Chancellor Hotel for their breakfast buffet. It can not be beat for $20.

    Apr 13, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    2 day stopover

    Unfortunately, this stay was tinged with knowing our cruise to Hawaii on the Grand Princess had been cancelled the night before while we were still in Las Vegas! Having said that, the staff were wonderful. We were going to celebrate our Ruby Wedding on the cruise. They upgraded our room and sent us a bottle of Prosecco, fruit, cheese and toast. A lovely and much appreciated gesture. The room was not huge but was fine. We had a bath with showers over. This was fine. Toiletries provided. The bed was very comfortable. From 17.00 to 18.00 there was free wine and small pizza bites in the main foyer. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The only down side was La Scalia for breakfast. Very expensive for what as served.

    Mar 16, 2020