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

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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.

Royal greeting

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.

Wireless convenience

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

Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel

450 Powell Street San Francisco CA 94102

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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 
  • Nightclub 
  • Restaurant 
  • Conference space 
  • Meeting rooms 16 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Total number of rooms - 416 
  • Express check-in 
  • Number of floors - 21 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Year Built 1928 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Wedding services 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 16,000 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 11 
  • 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)  

Internet

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

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Video-game console 
  • Pay movies 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • 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 
  • iPod docking station 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • HDTV 
  • 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.

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