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Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel

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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle tours
Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
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Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
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Safe
Telephone
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Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Loren B wrote a review 3 Mar
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Grand Beacon. We ate in the bar outside the lobby and enjoyed the Starlite on the top floor. Rooms were very clean and the bed was wonderful and comfortable. I would highly recommend anyone staying at the Grand Beacon hotel. The location is perfect and close by public transportation as well.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Angelsinpower wrote a review Aug 2022
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A 7 night business trip to SF was booked at a big chain hotel. It was loud and impersonal- nothing special. However, I stumbled into the Beacon, and was greeted by the amazing hospitality offered by Leif who showed me my alt options- I instantly cancelled and stayed all week! What a great choice- this is my new SF 'home.' gorgeous renovation, artistic, special, beautiful history, and detail with a warm and chic vibe. Every single employee demonstrated service, care and warmth. Now, I won't stay anywhere else and can't wait to return! The bar is fabulous, with experienced and accommodating bartenders Henry and Anson and Greg, the whisky library expert. Be sure to check out the gorgeous murals and ceilings. Nothing I would change. Love the staff and can't wait to see them all again!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: I saw several rooms and they were all elegant and inviting
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Response from Sebastien Pfeiffer, General Manager at Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel
Responded 12 Aug 2022
Dear Angelsinpower, I am delighted to read that you decided to stay at the Beacon Grand, and that our team went above and beyond. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to San Francisco! Hospitably, Sébastien Pfeiffer Managing Director
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SequinFlamingo wrote a review Feb 2024
Monterey, California3 contributions
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The jewel in SF’s crown. Beacon Grand has all the style, all the vibe, and the kindest, most professional & attentive staff I’ve ever encountered. Rooms are well organized with billowy beds and pillows, and everything you could want. Great menu choices are available at The Post Room, as well as a sexy, moody bar with craft cocktails and engaging staff. The Starlite Lounge on the 21st floor offers a jaw dropping view of the city while you recline in swank, jewel toned sitting areas each with a unique appeal. This is my second stay in two months, and I will never stay anywhere else. Beacon Grand is the new standard.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Exceptional. Stay long enough to relax and enjoy everything BG has to offer.
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Mehlu1993 wrote a review Feb 2024
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The Beacon Grand is located just off Union Square, close to Nike, Apple and Macy’s stores to name a few. We had a beautiful room which was well appointed and the clothes steamer was put to good use! Staff and service were fantastic throughout our stay. City centre location was very convenient and the hotel style is a nod to old world decadence …..with a contemporary twist. The gym on the third floor was well equipped and the rooftop cocktail lounge is worth a reservation if only for the spectacular views! A special word of thanks to John on the door, who organised our taxi on departure and to Alma who we met as we were checking out. Housekeeping staff were very friendly and our bed was impeccably dressed each day! The refillable water bottles on arrival and the water station at the end of our floor were a nice touch and we were conscious of the increasing number of bottles saved each time we refilled. We would definitely re-book on a return visit and look forward to returning to San Francisco some day. Highly recommend! Melissa (Feb ‘24)
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CameronK123A wrote a review Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Fan would not turn off and gave me a sore throat every morning + toilet would often break but other than this everything was perfect. Amazing team! Lovely rooms and so close to union square. Stunning hotel
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Lauren R wrote a review Feb 2024
San Jose, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
Wanted to check out the newly remodeled hotel and Starlite room and it did not disappoint! Staff was friendly, especially the doorman, Angelo. The lobby space has a regal yet cozy feel to it, loved the library area for morning coffee and the piano player in the evening with a cocktail.
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kente2018 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Room was a bit cramped with a very large king-sized bed. No room to sit anywhere and enjoy a morning coffee. That said, I've stayed here multiple times and this was my least favorite stay. The drinks at the bar are expensive but so is all of SF these days.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Béatrice F wrote a review Feb 2024
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I felt at home immediately, the room is so reffined, functional and practical, excellent service, people from the hotel were all delicious and customer oriented.. Action x reaction ...Such a great and rare experience I really appreciate and enjoyed it a lot!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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2000tnt2024 wrote a review Feb 2024
Merced, California1 contribution
Upon checking out the female concierge told my girlfriend that if she didn’t want to pay extra service fees she needed to “clean herself up” and make sure it was a male concierge working behind the desk and to “flaunt” what she’s got. I found this to be very unprofessional and unacceptable. I didnt know it was part of the job description of the concierge to instruct female guests to objectify themselves if they don’t want to pay extra money. I feel this should be addressed and dealt with immediately. Highly DONT recommend staying here as the surround area is filled with tweakers and wreaks of urine. Unless that’s what you’re looking for then by all means, enjoy your stay at the Beacon Grand.
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Jack W wrote a review Feb 2024
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The Beacon Grand is the perfect hotel for us in SF. Perfect location, Great access to public transportation, MOST Comfortable bed. The Oak Room is a great place to dine. The newly renovated Starlight Room has the best vibe and amazing food and drinks.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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PRICE RANGE
£151 - £236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kimpton san francisco, sir francis drake hotel san francisco, drake francis sir
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Union Square
NUMBER OF ROOMS
418
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Frequently Asked Questions about Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel?
Nearby attractions include San Francisco Magic Theater at the Marrakech (0.3 miles), The Escape Game San Francisco (Downtown) (0.3 miles), and San Francisco Playhouse (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lapisara Eatery, Fino Bar & Ristorante, and Taylor Street Coffee Shop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of San Francisco.
Are any cleaning services offered at Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Beacon Grand A Union Square Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.