Book your room at Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel
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Near shops, theaters
Newly renovated in September 2011, 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.
Doorstaff in Beefeater regalia greet guests at the 21-story Sir Francis Drake Hotel, home of the trendy Scala's Bistro and the famous Starlight Room nightclub overlooking San Francisco.
Guestrooms at Sir Francis Drake Hotel feature slim dressers; large, leaning mirrors; and jewel-tone colored fabrics. Wireless Internet access is available.Would you like to give us feedback? Share it! Opens in a new window
Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel450 Powell Street San Francisco CA 94102
Renovated in September 2011, the pet-friendly 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.
Business travelers can take advantage of the property's 24-hour business center. The property also offers 16 meeting rooms onsite, encompassing 16,000 of square feet of meeting space. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available. Staff provide complimentary 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
- Conference space
- Meeting rooms 16
- Express check-in
- 24-hour front desk
- Express check-out
- Total number of rooms - 416
- Multilingual staff
- Number of floors - 21
- Shopping on site
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Babysitting or childcare
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Year Built 1928
- Number of bars/lounges - 2
- Wedding services
- Fitness facilities
- Tours/ticket assistance
- 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
- Free WiFi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Limo or Town Car service available
Family Friendly Amenities
- Family Hotel
- Free Wi-Fi
- Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)
Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( US$12.99 per day ), Wired internet access ( US$12.99 per day )
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Valet parking (surcharge)
- Premium TV channels
- Pay movies
- Video-game console
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Air conditioning
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Designer toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Shower/tub combination
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Iron/ironing board
- 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
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- Digital TV service
- Flat-panel TV
- 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. Happy Hour on weekdays from 6 PM to 7 PM. Brunch on Sundays with live entertainment. Guests sometimes spot celebrities and sports stars. Open nightly.
Starbucks - Street-level. Coffee drinks and snacks.
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
- Sailing nearby
- Windsurfing nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
Relax and rejuvenate with eco-friendly spa services offered directly in the guest rooms of the Sir Francis Drake. 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.
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible bathroom
- In-room accessibility
- Roll-in shower
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is Noon
- Pets stay free
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit 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)
- Deposit: USD 100.00 per day
- 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 high-speed Internet (wired): USD 12.99 per day (rates may vary)
- Valet parking fee: USD 59 per night (in/out privileges)
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 30 per stay
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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.