Ratings based on 3,116 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
84% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 20-Apr-2015
Nice location. Courteous staff. Especially door men and luggage service staff are well renowned.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Great location!

Posted 14-Apr-2015
Pros: Location
Cons: The bathroom and I think guests should be offered a better parking price.
Location: The location was perfect for shopping and eating. Also, it wasn't too far uphill, so you weren't exhausted when you went out for a walk.
The hotel was in a great location and we were near everything! The only negative comments I have are that the bathroom is JUST TOO SMALL and outdated and the hotel parking is ridiculously expensive for guests.
Comment from Hotel Management
15-Apr-2015 by jim, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Indeed, our location is great, just steps away from world-class shopping and dining, not to mention all the attractions you want to visit! Please know that the Drake is a historic building that was built in 1928, and our bathroom size is very typical of that era. Also, please know that our parking is managed by a 3rd party who also manage other similar hotels in the area and our fee is very compatible. Hopefully, you'll visit us without a car as San Francisco is a very walking-friendly city. Thanks again for your review and we look forward to your visit soon. Cheers, Jim Gross, General Manager
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom gua

Great location but too expencive for what you get.

Posted 27-Mar-2015
You have to be carefull because its not the same "san francis" than "sir francis" I paid a rate of 500usd per night but i think the right price is 300 just for the perfect location but the hotel is not something wow!
Comment from Hotel Management
30-Mar-2015 by jim, Hotel Management
Dear diego, You are right, there are similar name hotel near by that is a completely different brand. Although, our pricing is very compatible depending on what is going in the city. Some days, we can offer lower, some days higher. Hope you enjoyed our location! Cheers, Jim Gross, General Manager
2 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom N

There are better place for the money

Posted 26-Mar-2015
Stayed just one night. The hotel is great located and staff was very polite. But it was small, old fashioned and a bit noisy room. Also overnight parking cost $55 extra for a small car. So can't recommend sorry
Comment from Hotel Management
30-Mar-2015 by jim, Hotel Management
Dear Paul, Thanks for your candid comment. Our parking fee is very compatible to other hotels as most of them are managed by the same parking company. I can certainly appreciate that our 1928 historic, old-world classic hotel isn't for everyone. I'm glad to hear that you found our location and staff's service good. Cheers, Jim Gross, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Denver

Great Classic Hotel close to everything!

Posted 23-Mar-2015
The whole family enjoyed the Sir Francis Drake. The entire staff helped us have a great spring break trip. Get a bus pass and travel the whole city. Many moderately priced restaurants one block or less from the hotel. Sunsets at the top of the Drake in the Starlight Room. Great experience!
Comment from Hotel Management
26-Mar-2015 by jim, Hotel Management
Dear Bob, I appreciate your 5-star review! I couldn't be happier to know that your family had a great time exploring the city. What a treat that you got to see the sunsets! We hope to see you soon. Cheers, Jim Gross, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Sidney, MT

Beautiful hotel in an awesome location.

Posted 18-Mar-2015
Great location, close to several stores and restaurants. Went to the Sunday's a Drag brunch located in the Starlight Room and it was AMAZING. Would definitely stay here again.
Comment from Hotel Management
20-Mar-2015 by jim, Hotel Management
Dear Megan, I'm very happy that you took a full advantage of what the Drake can offer: Sunday's a Drag, our location and it's proximity to the world-class shopping and dining. Thank you for your 5-star review! We hope to see you soon. Cheers, Jim Gross, General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

san Francisco a wonderful trip

Posted 17-Mar-2015
Pros: Room décor and bedding was lovely. Lots of room for all four of us and our suitcases especially the walk in closet.
Cons: Bathroom was small. Valet parking very expensive.
Location: The hotel is right in the heart of the city. Easy walk every where and on corner cable car stop.
The sir francis drake is an elegant older hotel that has been upgraded to be better than new. I traveled with my granddaughters (20 somethings) on a weeks tour of northern California. They adored the ambience of a hotel they have only seen in movies.. However it is not uptight but is amazingly homelike with great morning coffee and papers, fast valet and even faster elevators. A staff always ready with directions and suggestions for closeby events. The hotel experience definitely made our trip special.
Comment from Hotel Management
20-Mar-2015 by jim, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, I couldn't be happier to know that you had a wonderful trip to San Francisco with your granddaughters! They are absolutely right; the Drake (as the locals call us), does look like something out of an old classic movie! We are so happy that we made your trip a very special one. We appreciate your review. Cheers, Jim Gross, General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom 横浜

ケーブルカーにすぐ乗れる便利なホテル

Posted 16-Mar-2015
Pros: ・歴史の雰囲気を残しながら、上手く改装してる。 ・市内観光、食事、買い物に便利である。
Cons: 空調の音が少しうるさかった。
Location: ユニオンスクエアが近くにあります。ホテル前からケーブルカーに乗りフィッシャーマンズワーフに行けます。パウエル駅にも歩いてい行け、電車、バスを利用して、市内各所を巡ることができます。スターバックス、コンビニ、コインランドリー、ユニクロが近くにあり、非常に便利です。
41年前ハネムーンの時に泊り、懐かしくて今回宿泊しました。歴史があるホテルですが、上手に改装してあり、気持ちの良い宿泊となりました。フロント、コンシェルジュ、ドアマンの対応は的確で気持ちが良いものでした。帰国時にドアマンにタクシーを頼んだところ、流しのタクシーではなく、ほぼ同額で車も大きいタクシーを呼んでくれました。運転手に空港での荷物の積み降ろし積も依頼してくれました。
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Nice hotel. close to many shopping areas.

Posted 16-Mar-2015
I had a great time at sir Francis drake hotel. It was in the heart of San francisco. A lot of nice shopping areas around you. the hotel itself had many lively options like the bar area, starlight room/club. Starbucks was right next to the hotel which I loved. I would recommend this hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
20-Mar-2015 by jim, Hotel Management
Dear Ani, Thanks for your 5-star review! Our location is great, isn't it? Hope you got to enjoy our establishments as well. Cheers, Jim Gross, General Manager
2 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom Denver, CO

Too Much of 'Right in the Middle of the Action'

Posted 11-Mar-2015
Pros: The lobby bar is nice with knowledgable bartenders.
Cons: Responsiveness from the staff. Accuracy of room service orders.
This location was convenient to a meeting location and the architecture was inviting so I gave it a try. My room was acceptably clean and the bed was comfortable. The challenge was noise from several sources. Certainly the hotel could not control nearby construction which included jackhammering at 9 pm on a Sunday evening and all night on Monday evening. But, when they offered to move me to the other side of the hotel, I repacked my suitcase. Over an hour later, a bellman showed up with new keys. Not cool. The noise that could have been controlled came from the elevator shaft, my room was right next to it, and from the Lounge, my room was right below it. Late night noise from back of house activities impacted my sleep both nights.
Comment from Hotel Management
13-Mar-2015 by Jim, Hotel Management
Dear CLS, Indeed, our location speaks for itself and our 1928 historic building offers a glimpse into the 20's era. I am glad that you found our room clean and our bed comfortable, but I am sorry that you had to deal with the noise from the outside and the noise from our back of the house. We've been in search for a way to buffer the noise and hopefully everyone will have a good-night sleep regardless of the actions that go on around us. Thanks for your feedback! Cheers, Jim Gross, General Manager