SIR FRANCIS DRAKE A KIMPTON HOTEL

SIR FRANCIS DRAKE A KIMPTON HOTEL

450 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94102 United States (USA)
View Map 1-800-230-4134
4 Star Downtown hotel
37.78891-122.40857
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Average
3.5/ 5

Based on 1594 guest reviews

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  • The Avg. Group Saves 18.5%!
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • 416 rooms in property
  • 21 floors in property
  • 5 suites in property
  • Check-out: 12:00noon
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy
  • Group booking rating of 10.0/10
  • 13 conference rooms in property

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Local Attractions

Union Square Shopping - (Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nieman Marcus, Nike, Levi's, Banana Republic, Prada, Gucci, Armani, Border's, San Francisco Shopping Center, Cable Car, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, Nob Hill, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Academy of Sciences

Expert Reviews of Sir Francis Drake a Kimpton Hotel

Our expert hotel planners periodically visit and review the hotels we represent in person. This is the most recent visit:
"Elegance with an Edge - Lovely Union Square Kimpton property"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
I have nothing but good things to say about this hotel and the sales staff that runs it. If you don't mind a little "Kimpton flair" with your luxury, this is a great option for any group that wants a central location just a couple of blocks from Union Square. This property has a predominantly elegant, historic look (high, ornate ceilings and a grand stairwell in the entry way), but still has a touch of the Kimpton edge that makes the brand so distinctive (for instance, the large, red, avant-guarde statue towering over the lobby bar). The property is beautifully done, with a special emphasis on their elegant, chandelier-laden meeting rooms. This would be a great property to host a social event of any kind. Children and dogs are welcome, and those that wish to dance (or catch a Sunday drag show) can find a well-known night club on the top floor of the hotel. It is also possible to rent this "nightclub" space for private events, if you would prefer that to one of the meeting rooms, which is an excellent choice due to the sweeping views of the city. The rooms are lovely and a bit dramatic (patterns, jewel tones, and the occasional metallic piece), and the staff is charismatic and helpful. In general, this is a very unique, stylish property that has elements of the avant garde - I would recommend it to any group, unless that group is present for a serious affair of some variety and does not favor any distractions. They might consider a more straightforward brand. Otherwise, this is a great hotel and comes highly recommended for groups. Ask for a tour of their "secret prohibition room"!
, a local HotelPlanner San Francisco expert from US flag
01-Aug-2013 Verified Review

Verified Reviews of Sir Francis Drake a Kimpton Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Great historic hotel"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
I stayed here for the NWM marathon weekend. My room was rather small, but very clean and comfortable. The bath towels were small and thin. Housekeeping was helpful when we asked for more pillows and Leif the concierge was very helpful in answering all questions. The lobby is lovely. I would visit again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
20-Oct-2013 Verified Review

Customer Reviews of Sir Francis Drake a Kimpton Hotel

3.5 out of 5.Based on 1594 guest reviews, Average

Property Description

RECENTLY RENOVATED HISTORIC HOTEL IN WORLD-FAMOUS Union SquareAfter our signature Beefeater Doorman welcomes you at the front door, your first impressions of the Sir Francis Drake are of our grand, colorful lobby. Built in 1928, the Sir Francis Drake Hotel is one of San Francisco’s best-known and best-loved landmarks. When our San Francisco historic hotel opened its doors in 1928, the city had never seen anything like it. Although the city boasted a number of luxury hotels, the Sir Francis Drake Hotel was something else entirely: a sleek state-of-the-art marvel reflecting the dynamic spirit of a new metropolis emerging from the devastating 1906 earthquake. Built for the princely sum of $5 million by Midwestern hotel developers, the Sir Francis Drake Hotel offered impressive innovations like the Servidor, a handy panel in the guest room doors, which allowed staff to discreetly deliver dry cleaning or other items without disturbing guests. This also may have come in handy during Prohibition!Located in the heart of San Francisco on historic Union Square and with a cable car stop right in front, you’ll know immediately that you’re in the center of all the city has to offer! San Francisco is an easy city to get around, with major landmarks in close proximity to each other and public transportation routes to all parts of the city surrounding the hotel. The Sir Francis Drake Hotel’s central location also means ready access to shopping, fine dining, theaters, and favorite spots like Chinatown, Moscone Center, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Financial District. Also easily accessible are destinations such as the Embarcadero along the waterfront, AT&T Park (home of the San Francisco Giants), North Beach, Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower, and the ever-popular Fisherman’s Wharf.THE NEW SIR FRANCIS DRAKEThe design of the new Sir Francis Drake is a take on a classic-contemporary interpretation of the attitude and elegance of Sir Francis Drake’s time period, woven into a modern fantasy that honors our Kimpton Grand Boutique roots. The design seeks to balance the look of rooms with the glamorous, regal architecture of the lobby and our public spaces. The rooms are a modern rendition of historically inspired pieces woven together into a collective tapestry; the elaborate headboards, the art work, the carpet patterns, the jewel –toned color of the fabrics and even the slim dresser and oversized, leaning mirror all designed to create comfort. Combined with Kimpton-style service and amenities, our assortment of rooms styles offer variety of choices designed to enhance the experience of your stay with us. A Kimpton Hotel, the Sir Francis Drake Hotel on Union Square is an historic, sophisticated hotel in the heart of downtown San Francisco, California.

Green Sustainability

Yes

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3:00pm
Check Out:12:00noon
Year of Last Renovation:2013
Floors:21
Rooms:416
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:416
Handicap Rooms:13
Suites:5
Room Windows:Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:13 View Spaces
Meeting Space:20000 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 300 people
Dist. to Food/Bars:On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym:On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours:11AM to 2AM
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
GROUP - per contract
Nightly Parking:$50
Typical Group Deposit:per contract
Total Taxes:16.07%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Resort/Hotel Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Parking Fee:55.00 Per Night
Porterage Fee: 7.50 Per Item (Group arrivals ONLY)
Gym Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Additional Person Fee:20.00 Per Person (After the first 2)
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day (COMPLIMENTARY)
Food and Beverage Service Charge:23.00%
Chef Attendant Fees:175.00 Per Night (Per Chef)
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost:30.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost:36.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost:36.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost:40.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost:45.00 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost:35.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost:50.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost:65.00 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 5.00 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost:10.00 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee:105.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features





Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pets are Welcome!


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Central location
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Mini bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Shows or evening entertainment
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Valet Parking
  • Video Games in Room
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

San Francisco International (SFO) Distance: 15 MI/ 24.14 KM N Taxi Fee: $45.00 (USD) Time by taxi: 20 minutes (regular traffic)Time by train: BART: 30 Minutes Oakland International Airport (OAK) Distance: 20 MI/ 32.19 KM W Taxi Fee: $70.00 (USD) Time by taxi: 35 minutes Time by train: AirBART/BART: 55 Min

Local Shuttle Info: Recommend Super Shuttle

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.
Previously known as:
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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Sir Francis Drake a Kimpton Hotel

Below are all the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Sir Francis Drake a Kimpton Hotel.

Feel free to use the Sir Francis Drake a Kimpton Hotel meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in San Francisco event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Chart Room22 x 20 x 1044024/3021122220204/130304
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Chart Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
440 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
22 x 20 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Columns:
0
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$1000.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$500.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$1500.00 USD
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Carmel Room39 x 23 x 9829--/50--243530306/--5065--
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Carmel Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
829 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
39 x 23 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Windows:
5
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$1500.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$3000.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$1500.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$4500.00 USD
Cypress/Monterey Room63 x 23 x 91449--/80--50--------/--90120--
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Cypress/Monterey Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1449 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
63 x 23 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
0
Windows:
5
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$2000.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$4000.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$2000.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$6000.00 USD
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Tudor AB51 x 15 x 8765--/70--40--------/--7085--
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Tudor AB

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
765 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
51 x 15 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
3
Columns:
2
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$1500.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$3000.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$1500.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$4500.00 USD
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Empire Ballroom79 x 39 x 153081--/300--220--------/--350400--
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Empire Ballroom

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
3081 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
79 x 39 x 15 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$5000.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$10000.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$5000.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$15000.00 USD
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Franciscan Room68 x 26 x 211768--/180--100--------/--200250--
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Franciscan Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1768 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
68 x 26 x 21 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
0
Windows:
5
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$2500.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$5000.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$2500.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$7500.00 USD
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Windsor Room20 x 31 x 21620--/40--25--------/--4050--
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Windsor Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
620 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
20 x 31 x 21 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
2
Columns:
0
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$1000.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$500.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$1500.00 USD
Renaissance Room22 x 44 x 21968--/70--30--------/--8090--
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Renaissance Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
968 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
22 x 44 x 21 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
2
Columns:
2
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
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Starlight Room21 x 54 x 91134--/--------------/----250--
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Starlight Room

Room Type:
Restaurant / Lounge
Total Size:
1134 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
21 x 54 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
21
Power Outlets:
6
Columns:
6
Windows:
6
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
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